School Entrant Health Questionnaire

The School Entrant Health Questionnaire (SEHQ) is a parent report instrument that records parent’s concerns and observations about their child’s health and wellbeing 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 wellbeing concerns; and provide nurses with a clinical tool to assess the health and wellbeing of each Prep grade child by providing detailed information on parental concerns. Findings from SEHQ analysis inform planning and service delivery of the Program.

The following products are available from the SEHQ:

For snapshots on key topics from the questionnaire see:

​2014 School Entrant Health Questionnaire, Summary Sheets for Victorian Local Government Areas ​ ​
Alpine (docx - 49.94kb) Gannawarra (docx - 45.71kb) Mansfield (docx - 45.86kb) Queenscliffe (docx - 46.46kb)
Ararat (docx - 45.73kb) Glen Eira (docx - 45.5kb) Maribyrnong (docx - 45.13kb) South Gippsland (docx - 45.46kb)
Ballarat (docx - 45.41kb) Glenelg (docx - 45.41kb) Maroondah (docx - 45.28kb) Southern Grampians (docx - 45.65kb)
Banyule (docx - 45.11kb) Golden Plains (docx - 45.58kb) Melbourne (docx - 45.12kb) Stonnington (docx - 45.25kb)
Bass Coast (docx - 45.43kb) Greater Bendigo (docx - 45.25kb) Melton (docx - 45.17kb) Strathbogie (docx - 45.5kb)
Baw Baw (docx - 45.48kb) Greater Dandenong (docx - 45.52kb) Mildura (docx - 45.31kb) Surf Coast (docx - 45.4kb)
Bayside (docx - 45.12kb) Greater Geelong (docx - 45.39kb) Mitchell (docx - 45.25kb) Swan Hill (docx - 45.42kb)
Benalla (docx - 45.95kb) Greater Shepparton (docx - 45.31kb) Moira (docx - 45.29kb) Towong (docx - 46kb)
Boroondara (docx - 45.27kb) Hepburn (docx - 45.55kb) Monash (docx - 45.08kb) Wangaratta (docx - 45.28kb)
Brimbank (docx - 45.5kb) Hindmarsh (docx - 45.92kb) Moonee Valley (docx - 45.01kb) Warrnambool (docx - 45.33kb)
Buloke (docx - 46.2kb) Hobsons Bay (docx - 45.31kb) Moorabool (docx - 45.69kb) Wellington (docx - 45.13kb)
Campaspe (docx - 45.35kb) Horsham (docx - 45.25kb) Moreland (docx - 45.14kb) West Wimmera (docx - 45.78kb)
Cardinia (docx - 45.04kb) Hume (docx - 44.99kb) Mornington Peninsula (docx - 45.27kb) Whitehorse (docx - 45.28kb)
Casey (docx - 45.19kb) Indigo (docx - 45.54kb) Mount Alexander (docx - 45.41kb) Whittlesea (docx - 45.05kb)
Central Goldfields (docx - 45.77kb) Kingston (docx - 45.08kb) Moyne (docx - 45.32kb) Wodonga (docx - 45.48kb)
Colac-Otway (docx - 45.54kb) Knox (docx - 45.19kb) Murrindindi (docx - 45.51kb) Wyndham (docx - 45.21kb)
Corangamite (docx - 45.51kb) Latrobe (docx - 45.42kb) Nillumbik (docx - 45.22kb) Yarra (docx - 45.2kb)
Darebin (docx - 44.84kb) Loddon (docx - 45.77kb) Northern Grampians (docx - 45.48kb) Yarra Ranges (docx - 45.1kb)
East Gippsland (docx - 45.25kb) Macedon Ranges (docx - 45.35kb) Port Phillip (docx - 45.06kb) Yarriambiack (docx - 45.77kb)
Frankston (docx - 45.26kb) Manningham (docx - 45.27kb) Pyrenees (docx - 45.61kb)