校 長  楠野 宣孝

【English version】”Various kinds of questionnaires”

In Shoin junior and senior high school, various questionnaires are given to students and their parents to gauge the present situations and problems at home as well as learning and life at school.
Immediately before the summer vacation, we conducted a questionnaire “H30 survey of current life situation” for all the students, and its results have come out. This questionnaire contains several detailed questions and is intended to know how our students spend their time and how long they study at home from various aspects.

By comparing aggregated results over the years, you can understand the degree of growth and problems facing students. There are few changes in many items. For example, about 90% of students give a positive answer to the question “often exchange greetings in school” every year. I feel the atmosphere of the school as a whole has a lot to do with this, and I think that the number will remain unchanged. The same thing can be said about other items, such as “There are friends who one can talk about various things with in school” and “I try to obey school rules such as being punctual and being properly dressed,”

On the other hand, some items are apt to be greatly changeable. From these results you can see what the grade and class is like. Taking one example, the answer to the item “You can do various things in cooperation with other people.” Examining the background in detail, it depends greatly on where there are several active students who can take the initiative in the class. It is entirely reasonable to expect such a trend since the majority of students at the school have a reserved nature.

We can also gain insight into how the students spend their time at home. There are many items in which 90% of the answers are positive and there are few changes compared with previous years. For example, “I eat breakfast almost every day” and “I often talk with my family in the house.” On the other hand, regarding the item “I often help with the housework,” the number of the students who give a positive answer tend to increase year by year. I do not know why such a tendency appears, but it has increased by 10 points both in junior high school and high school compared to 4 years ago. The reason is not clear, but it is very pleasing.

What I pay most attention to is the item “I am satisfied with school life as a whole.” As for this item, positive answers for high school students have increased slightly, rising by several points each year. In contrast, positive answers for junior high school students have increased by nearly ten points compared to four years ago. I feel these results are very suggestive of the direction the school is heading in the future. From now on, I would like to delve deeper into understanding the students by analyzing additional questionnaires.

Principal Nobutaka Kusuno