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CensusAtSchool NZ Update

CensusAtSchool New Zealand has just been run in May/June 2011. This is the fifth time CensusAtSchool has been held in New Zealand, and it is also run in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, South Africa, UK and USA.

Over 25,000 Year 5-13 students from around the country have taken part to date by completing 31 questions. This is the second biggest participation the project has had to date. More than 1,600 teachers have registered their classes.

There has been significant media coverage of this year’s census – including a story on 3 News, front page story on the NZ Herald which went around the world, radio interviews on Newstalk ZB, Radio Live and Radio New Zealand National.

CensusAtSchool data will be made available to teachers and students via its website shortly and has been referenced in many New Zealand textbooks.