How National Check-in Week Works

National Check-in Week brings focus to the wellbeing needs of every child every day by encouraging a habit of regularly checking-in with students and starting important conversations.

The Week starts 15 May, 2023. 

The check-in tool, Life Skill GO, is provided for FREE for all of term 1! Once registered, all you need to do is:

1 Set up your school (which can be done directly or via Sentral for an even easier experience)
2 Check-in students (taking seconds each day) during National Check-in Week

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Register and get free access to Life Skills GO

  • Registered schools will receive free access to the Life Skills GO Emotion Check-in for four weeks from the start of National Check-in Week.
  • Students then complete daily check-ins for one school week, each taking only a few seconds.
  • Based on the response, students also receive adaptive online content, which is designed to help identify, manage and regulate emotions to help improve their readiness to learn.
  • We will provide Life Skills GO to schools who participate in the National Check-In Week time to review student emotion check-in data. This data can help support their wellbeing programs and help answer the big check-in question – how can we best support our students?

1 Set up your school

Once registered you will receive an email with a spreadsheet template to fill in and return to You will then receive your login details in a few days time.

2 Check-in students

We recommend that you run your first check-in before National Check-in Week to ensure you can confidently run those daily check-in’s.
Watch the short videos below to see how to run your emotion check-in.

Getting Started Tutorials

How to check-in students

How to read check-in data

Learn more about Life Skills GO

Get to Know the Emotion Check-In and Know Your Students

The Emotion Check-In

Instantly and continuously track and measure students’ emotional state and readiness to learn.

Can be used multiple times a day, and instantly record for individual students, groups or the whole class at any time.

Drill down into responses to find out the context or cause of the emotion and identify signals when preventative measures are needed.

Timestamped to show when the response was recorded.

Observations can be left against student emotions saved in their learner profile, built over a day, weeks, months and across the school year.

Can be used on whatever devices you have available – single devices, smartboards, BYOD, computer labs and at home.

Adaptive Content

Based on the student’s emotion check-in, they are automatically assigned mindfulness / Cognitive behaviour therapy or a focused attention exercise.

These activities are designed to help students self-regulate and prepare for learning.

Students then record their emotion once they have completed their activities.

Teachers are able to view data on this activity in the student report.

Emotion Check-In Report History

Reporting dashboards give visibility across emotional states, activities taught (aligned to outcomes) and learner profile histories for individual students, classes or full school.

View real-time student and class emotion check-in reports.

Record comments and observations on individual students to gain a holistic learner profile history.

Data on individual student emotion check-ins over time is instantly generated, which is valuable for:

  • Determining trends over time
  • Discovering potential reasons why learning may be difficult and whether behavioural intervention is required
  • Providing context for parent-teacher meetings

Comprehensive Measurement and Reporting

Whole-school Activity Reporting for School Leaders

Rich data from an individual student, class, year, stage, or whole school level for any time period.

Provide visibility over the completed activity.

Data can be used in stages for team discussions and data discussions based on results.

Provides data for whole-school wellbeing discussions and needs assessment.

Use for EV and discussions on wellbeing with your director.

Include and provide evidence for your School Improvement plan or Evaluation.

School Admin Dashboard Screenshot

Learning Support

Features can be tailored for learning support students.

The Learning Support function makes Life Skills GO accessible for all students. The Emotion Check-In changes to provide 6 simple emotions in a larger format for ease of understanding and accessibility.

Teachers can switch on Learning Support in a mainstream class or a multi-cat class using the toggle for individual students from the Student Dashboard. For a student with Learning Support switched on, they’ll receive the features of Learning Support mentioned above.