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Thanks to Jo Taia for sharing this video of her class at Carterton School taking part in CensusAtSchool. 

Cookies and Cream is the favourite ice cream flavour by far according to over 20,000 young kiwis who have already taken part in this year’s CensusAtSchool survey. Almost a quarter of students chose Cookies and Cream as their favourite flavour, followed by 18% who chose Chocolate, and 11% who chose Vanilla.

Top 20 Favourite Ice Cream Flavours

  1. Cookies and Cream
  2. Chocolate
  3. Vanilla
  4. Mint Chocolate Chip
  5. Strawberry
  6. Hokey Pokey
  7. Goody Goody Gum Drops
  8. Cookie Dough
  9. Boysenberry
  10. Salted Caramel
  11. Mango
  12. Mint
  13. Caramel
  14. Orange Chocolate Chip
  15. Chocolate Chip
  16. French Vanilla
  17. Chocolate Fudge
  18. Neapolitan
  19. Gold Rush
  20. Passionfruit

In October 2022, Tip Top announced that it would stop making Goody Goody Gum Drops and Cookies and Cream 2-litre ice cream tubs. Cookies and Cream also won the Kids’ Choice Award at the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards last year.

The unique insight comes from CensusAtSchool TataurangaKiTeKura, a non-profit, online educational project that brings statistics to life. Supervised by teachers, students from Years 3-13 anonymously answer questions in English or te reo Māori on digital devices.

The eleventh biennial edition of CensusAtSchool TataurangaKiTeKura is expected to have the highest number of schools, teachers, and students participating. More than 40,000 schoolchildren are expected to participate in CensusAtSchool this year.

CensusAtSchool TataurangaKiTeKura is hosted by the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland in association with Stats NZ and the Ministry of Education. CensusAtSchool is part of an international effort to boost statistical capability among young people.

Thanks to Nicky Bell for sending us these photos of students at Purakaunui School taking part in CensusAtSchool.

Thanks to Trish Molloy for sending these photos of Matai Class at Turitea School (Y3/4) having great fun filling in the Census for 2023.

Thanks to Shah Anwar for sending these photos and video of students at Rosmini College taking part in CensusAtSchool!

Thanks to Jill Armstrong from Trinity Catholic College for sending these photos of students having fun taking part in CensusAtSchool!

Thanks to Meera Phadke from Mission Heights Junior College for sending in these photos of students taking part in CensusAtSchool.

Thanks to Kirsty Puke for sending these photos of Room 10 students at Tokoroa Intermediate having fun taking part.

Thanks to Heather Willocks of Balclutha Primary School for sending these photos of her students taking part in CensusAtSchool. 

Thanks to Christine Moore of Allenton School in Ashburton for sending this photo of Year 5 and 6 students taking part in CensusAtSchool.