This page has been created as a resource for schools and schools teachers to assist in the conduction of orienteering programs. Further information and direct support can be sought from your State Association (see below).
A good general source of information is contained in our New To Orienteering section. Information covers:
- What orienteering is
- The Orienteering Map
- Where can I orienteer?
- What happens?
- What do I need?
- More information
The pages also contain a PDF version of all the information.
Schools Orienteering Programs
Orienteering Victoria has provided a concise fact sheet on - How to run a successful Orienteering Program (PDF - 7oo kb)
Orienteering Western Australia also have an excellent Schools Orienteering website that may provide ideas on what is possible in a schools program.
Most states offer special MEMBERSHIPS to school groups, please enquire with your State association.
Coaching/Schools Video Resources
A list of orienteering videos can be found here. These videos may be of use to show students about orienteering.
N.B. YouTube blocked at school? Make sure you check out the WoOtv options (bottom of video resources page)
LEVEL 0 Coaching Certificate
Teachers are encouraged to learn more about orienteering and undergo a short coaching certificate in your state. The Level 0 Coaching certificate is great for teachers. To get an idea of the contents, you can view the Level 0 syllabus in word document (152kb) and PDF (140kb) form. Note that the Level 0 course is not an accredited course, but has been recognised by the ASC.
ACHPER - Teacher Education
Peak body for teacher professional development
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) - www.achper.org.au
An example of orienteering in a South Australian ACHPER newsletter (PDF - 149k).
A range of orienteering school equipment can be provided by the Orienteering Service of Australia at www.osoa.com.au.
State Orienteering Associations
New South Wales Orienteering Association: www.nsw.orienteering.asn.au
Orienteering Victoria: www.vicorienteering.asn.au
Orienteering Association of South Australia: www.oasa.asn.au
Orienteering Queensland: www.oq.asn.au
Orienteering Western Australia: www.wa.orienteering.asn.au
Orienteering ACT: www.act.orienteering.asn.au
Orienteering Tasmania: www.tasorienteering.asn.au
Northern Territory contact: www.topend.nt.orienteering.asn.au/index.html