School entrant health questionnaire

A report instrument that lets parents record concerns and observations about their child’s health and wellbeing as they begin primary school in Victoria.

The school entrant health questionnaire (SEHQ) is a parent report instrument that records parent's concerns and observations about their child's health and well-being as they begin primary school in Victoria.

The questionnaire was developed and piloted in 1996–97 as part of the Victorian School Nursing Redevelopment Program and has been distributed to parents and guardians of preparatory (Prep) grade children in Victorian primary schools since mid-1997.

The intention of the questionnaire is to assist parents to identify health and well-being concerns and provide nurses with a clinical tool to assess the health and well-being of each Prep grade child by providing detailed information on parental concerns.

Findings from SEHQ analysis inform planning and service delivery of the program.

Victorian summary findings: 2021 SEHQ snapshot

Victorian summary findings: past SEHQ snapshots

2021 School Entrant Health Questionnaire, summary sheets for Victorian Local Government areas

Historical SEHQ summary sheets

Each zip file contains all summary sheets of the nominated year for Victorian Local Government areas. Download and unzip to access the files.