Dubai Student Wellbeing Census 2018


In 2017 the first-ever Dubai Student Wellbeing Census asked nearly 65,000 students in Grades 6 - 9 (Years 7 - 10) from 168 schools to express how they feel and think about their own wellbeing. The results told us that students in Dubai are happy, confident and have good friends. To view the 2017 results infographic click here.

In 2018, we entered the second year of the Dubai Student Wellbeing Census where we expanded the Census to include students in Grades 10 – 12 (Years 11 – 13). We have had more than 95,000 students complete the Census from Dubai private schools. To view the 2018 results infographic click here.

About the Census

KHDA has partnered with the Government of South Australia to conduct a student wellbeing Census for all students in Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 (Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13). This year’s Census will take place in November-December 2018.

The focus on happiness and wellbeing is supported by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reflecting that:

“We will seek to create a society where our people’s happiness is paramount, by sustaining an environment in which they can truly flourish.”

We aim to find out how students feel and think about their own wellbeing, happiness, quality of life and engagement. The Census is not a test and there are no right or wrong answers. The answers to each student’s questions will be kept confidential and the results will not be used to identify individuals.

Together with the schools of Dubai we are working to support and improve the wellbeing and happiness of students in our schools. We recognise that supporting and improving the wellbeing of our students will lead to students flourishing at school and in life.

To view different material related to the Census, see the attachments beside this page.


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