How satisfied are you?
In the next couple of weeks parents will be sent an electronic link inviting them to access the 2012 Moreton Bay Boys’ College Parent Satisfaction Survey.
We are very keen to receive feedback from you about your view of the quality of offerings at MBBC. The survey gives you the opportunity to comment on the direction of the College, the breadth and depth of our curricular and co-curricular programs, the quality of teaching your son receives, how you feel about the College’s student care, the scope and quality of the College’s facilities, the effectiveness of the College leadership, the strength of our communication with you and the approachability of staff members, the sense of community you experience, and your expectations of the amalgamation.
This opportunity to communicate your views reflects my strong view and that of the Board and Mr Wood that the education of your son(s) is best done in a close and openly communicative partnership between home and school. I also feel that, as with every important relationship, both parties from time to time need to check on how the other feels it is working. Of course, whenever you need to do so we are happy to hear from you be it to give us information, get an issue off your chest, voice a worry, ask a question or give us some encouraging feedback.
The special value of this particular regular survey, however, is that each time a set of key questions is included that are repeats of questions asked last time. These enable us to gather comparative information over time that tells us whether the College’s offerings have improved or declined in the eyes of our parents. We also receive information about how the feedback from our parents compares with that of parents at other schools on the same questions. In addition, the survey design gives us the scope to ask questions of particular relevance to the school at the time of the survey. A third component allows you free rein to tell us what you would like about anything the questions don’t cover or more about what they do cover.
The 2012 Parent Satisfaction Survey will be administered electronically, thus removing the need for you to return a hard copy. It should take you between 20 to 30 minutes to complete. If you have difficulty with electronic access at home, we can set you up on a computer at school to allow you to express your views. Although the survey is voluntary, we need a large enough number of responses to be able to use the data to good effect remembering that its purpose is to further improve our provision for your son and to help set the future directions of the College. This is particularly important since we are moving into a period of review of our strategic goals and into reframing new goals for both colleges. So we don’t just want to hear from each of you – we need to!
Finally, we have brought this survey forward to enable it to be simultaneously available with a very similar version for parents of Moreton Bay College students. If you have a daughter or daughters at MBC, you will also receive an invitation to respond to the MBC version. The two versions are much more closely aligned than they have been in the past but there are still some small differences mostly in the discretionary questions. This and the possibility that you may have different comments to feed back about each college lead us to request that as a joint parent, you would kindly complete a survey for each school.
We regularly encourage our boys and girls to have the courage of their convictions and to find positive and constructive ways to share their views about issues that matter to them. I know the education provision for your son matters greatly to you as an MBBC parent. Accordingly, I warmly encourage you to both be an example to your son and daughter and to assist us in our continued commitment to educational excellence by responding to this questionnaire.
Your effort on this, remember, will potentially have a significant impact on your child’s school experience.
Ms Jennifer Haynes
Principal of Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College