93% of students believe that trying hard at school is important.

(PISA 2012)

38% of students report being ‘usually bored’ at school.

(Learning Frontiers 2014)

One study showed that in year 7, 70% of students observed found school engaging, but by year 9, this dropped to 55%.

(The Conversation 2016)

88% want to do their best at school.

(Learning Frontiers 2014)

Male students are less likely to reach Year 12 than females and school retention rates among females in 2012 were 8.5 percentage points higher than that for males. (DEECD, 2013)
40% of students in Australian schools are disengaged in any given class.

(Grattan Institute, 2017)

79% of students aged between 13-15 reported that they don’t think about a lesson once it’s over.

(Learning Frontiers 2014)

The percentage of students that love school reduces from 95% in Kindergarten to 37% in Year 9.

(Jenkins, 2012)

26% of students think that what they are learning in school is irrelevant for their life.

(Learning Frontiers 2014)

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the school student retention rate in Australia has risen from approximately 33% in 1980 to about 80% in 2012 with Victoria slightly higher at 82%.

(DEECD, 2013)