Table

zone
Community
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
zone
Zone 1
Moncton and South-East Area
zone
Province
New Brunswick
School engagement
School connectedness
Students reporting “Strongly agree” or “Agree”
High level of school connectedness % | 2021-2022
89.9
87.7
87.3
I feel close to people at my school % | 2021-2022
71.4
73.1
74.3
I feel I am part of my school % | 2021-2022
74.0
71.2
71.1
I am happy to be at my school % | 2021-2022
70.0
68.8
66.6
I feel the teachers at my school treat me fairly % | 2021-2022
84.2
81.9
82.1
I feel safe in my school % | 2021-2022
80.6
76.5
76.0
Activities inside school
Participates in activities or groups inside school % | 2021-2022
56.0
52.9
57.2
Sports team % | 2021-2022
34.1
32.7
35.7
Individual sport % | 2021-2022
5.3
9.2
10.6
Arts group % | 2021-2022
7.4
8.8
10.3
STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics % | 2021-2022
6.3
5.3
5.0
Religious / spiritual group % | 2021-2022
1.6
3.6
4.2
Student club or group % | 2021-2022
6.7
7.5
9.0
Other activity or group % | 2021-2022
14.0
10.5
11.5
Learning
Learning needs are met at school, agree or strongly agree % | 2021-2022
78.0
75.0
75.6
Engages in leisure reading % | 2018-2019
52.0
63.5
63.2
Student values
Students reporting “Very important” or “Important”
Getting good grades % | 2021-2022
91.6
91.3
91.5
Making friends % | 2021-2022
82.8
81.9
81.5
Getting to class on time % | 2021-2022
85.2
83.6
81.7
Learning new things % | 2021-2022
88.1
89.6
89.3
Expressing their opinion in class % | 2021-2022
55.5
60.5
60.4
Getting involved in student groups % | 2021-2022
34.3
36.5
36.9
Learning about their culture/heritage % | 2021-2022
66.8
65.9
65.4
Community engagement
Sense of community belonging
Students reporting “Strongly agree” or “Agree”
Average score of community belonging (scale from 5-25) Number | 2021-2022
18.6
18.4
18.4
People say ‘hello’ and stop to talk to each other % | 2021-2022
51.1
51.7
54.3
It is safe for children to play outside % | 2021-2022
77.4
75.1
74.9
You can trust people around here % | 2021-2022
57.1
55.7
55.5
There are good places to spend your free time % | 2021-2022
63.3
66.9
62.4
I could ask for help from neighbours % | 2021-2022
69.1
65.9
66.4
Most people here would try to take advantage of you % | 2021-2022
29.7
23.6
23.5
Activities outside school
Participates in activities or groups outside school % | 2021-2022
65.6
59.8
60.9
Sports team % | 2021-2022
42.2
36.3
37.0
Individual sport % | 2021-2022
11.9
15.2
16.2
Arts group % | 2021-2022
10.2
10.1
10.5
STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics % | 2021-2022
3.1
2.9
2.8
Religious / spiritual group % | 2021-2022
3.4
7.4
8.0
Community group % | 2021-2022
1.6
3.4
3.5
Other activity or group % | 2021-2022
11.5
9.8
10.4
Volunteering
Participates in volunteer activities, last 12 months % | 2021-2022
49.4
56.4
58.4
Supporting a cause % | 2021-2022
17.4
20.9
22.6
Fundraising for charity % | 2021-2022
15.7
19.4
20.1
Helping in my community % | 2021-2022
15.9
21.7
24.3
Helping neighbours or relatives % | 2021-2022
37.9
44.7
47.8
Another organized volunteer activity % | 2021-2022
23.5
22.2
23.4
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About this Table

Content and description

This table presents data collected from students in grades 6 to 12 through the New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey (SWS). It contains self-reported information from New Brunswick students in grades 6 to 12 about their perceptions and experiences with school and community. Topics include school connectedness, engagement in activities at school, learning, and student values, as well as sense of community belonging, engagement in activities outside school, and volunteering.
 

Why it is important

When students have opportunities to engage positively with their school and community, they acquire knowledge and develop skills that will be useful throughout their lives. By better understanding where students find meaningful connections and engagement, we can better plan for services and allocate resources to support positive school and community environments.
 

Availability of the data

The information for this data table is available at different geographical levels as well as by demographic groups. 
More information is available on our New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey page.
 

Note about 2021-2022 data

The methodology of the 2021-2022 edition of the SWS was significantly changed. This was the first cycle to adopt online data collection, and a shorter data collection period. Also, the survey questionnaire was thoroughly revised for this cycle. Many questions were removed or amended. As such, some indicators are no longer comparable to previous years. As such, caution always needs to be exercised when attempting to compare the results of the survey with results from prior survey cycles outside of what is displayed in this Data Table.

The 2021-2022 edition of the SWS was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools may have had lower participation from their students than previous years. Some students may have participated to the survey during periods of remote learning.