Voice of Our Youth recommends that schools must work with their student body to develop up strategies and systems to assist in the reduction of stress caused at school, including:
Improving scheduling of exams and assessment tasks for all subjects/students.
A major reduction in the amount of homework required to be completed by students.
The provision of a chill-out space at school for students who are stress/anxious.
VOOY supports the calls to end the ranking of students with an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) because of the stress and anxiety it causes students.
VOOY recommends students are provided support to investigate/trial a better model, and to also develop local student action/advocacy groups focused on lobbying for the removal of the ATAR system.
Please see page 25 of the full report for the full list of recommendations on stress.