What is CensusAtSchool?
The only national survey to comprehensively chart children’s views of their own lives is taking place across New Zealand and the Cook Islands from March 4.
This year, we ask kids about issues as wide-ranging as climate change, the amount of time they spend on digital devices, and how they handle interpersonal issues.
CensusAtSchool New Zealand, known in te reo Māori as TataurangaKiTeKura Aotearoa, is a non-profit, online educational project that aims to bring statistics to life in both English and Māori-medium classrooms.
Supervised by teachers, students from years 5-13 anonymously answer 30 questions in English or te reo Māori, and later explore the results in class.
CensusAtSchool runs every two years, and in 2017, more than 32,000 students took part, representing 534 schools and 1,062 teachers.
Now in its ninth edition, CensusAtSchool is a collaborative project involving teachers, the University of Auckland’s Department of Statistics, Statistics New Zealand and the Ministry of Education. It is part of an international effort to boost statistical capability among young people and is carried out in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the US, Japan, and South Africa.
Teachers register here:
See the questions and new teacher resources: