Survey Results

Previous poll questions and results:

  • What are your thoughts about the length of the school day? JUST RIGHT: 73% TOO LONG: 15% TOO SHORT: 12%
  • Having an authentic audience (someone other than just the classroom teacher) encourages learners to do better work.YES: 77% SOMETIMES: 16% NO: 7%
  • What qualities do you think make a teacher “GREAT”? Here is how the Vanier community responded:
      • Can listen to children
      • Fun but also serious
      • Understand individual child need and deal accordingly.
      • Being a good role model for students in terms of discipline, time management, character, etc
      • Kindness
      • Patience, smart, kindness, willing to do extra things for the kids, enthusiasm.
      • They keep learning
      • Kind to students and parents
  • Should schools be teaching elementary students about the effective use of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instragram…)?YES: 82% NO: 18%
  • Do you believe that learning loss takes place for students over the summer? YES: 74% NO: 26%
  • Do you feel welcome at school? YES: 89% NO: 11%
  • Should the Voting Age be lowered to 16 years of age? YES: 72% NO: 28%
  • Students: Do you feel safe at school? Parents: Do you feel your children are safe at school? Staff: Do you feel students are safe at school? YES: 87% NO: 13%
  • Do you think incidents of bullying have increased? YES: 53% NO: 47%
  • Do you believe student learning is negatively affected by a summer break of 2 months? YES: 52% NO: 48%
  • Which grade model do you feel is best for student learning? K-5–6-8–9-12: 50% K-7–8-10–11-12: 30% K-12 all at one site: 20%
  • Does year-round schooling improve student learning? YES: 55% NO: 45%
  • Should standardized tests such as the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) be used to measure student learning? YES: 50% NO: 50%
  • Does the use of technology in classrooms improve student learning? YES: 87.5% NO: 12.5%
  • Do you think students are physically active enough? YES: 50% NO: 46% UNSURE: 4%
  • Should school uniforms be considered at Georges Vanier Elementary? YES: 57% NO: 43%
  • Does violence in video games promote violent behaviour in children? YES: 80% NO: 20%
  • Should security cameras be used at our school? YES: 83% NO: 17%

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