WELCOME TO ORIENTEERING SA’s SPORTING SCHOOLS PAGE
Click on the Sporting schools icon to find out more about the Sporting Schools Program
For details on the orienteering Sporting Schools Program - see this link.
Orienteering is an outdoor sport part based on navigating with a map, but teaches children decision making and encourages self confidence. It appeals to non-sporty children as much as those who are already active. You don’t have to be a champion runner because it involves your mind and body working together. Students can go at whatever pace they like - walk, jog or run. While it can be competitive, it's not just about speed. They have to interpret the map and choose the best route between control points. This may not necessarily be the shortest route. Unlike team sports, students won't be 'left on the bench' or 'waiting to be passed the ball'. In orienteering, you need to be “on the ball”!
To get involved in orienteering you will need a specially prepared orienteering map of your school grounds. A school orienteering map is very detailed and becomes a great resource to use in other ACARA curriculum areas eg. science, maths and geography.
As part of the Sporting Schools program Orienteering South Australia can provide the following services to your school; MAPPING, LESSONS & COACHING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT so that staff can teach orienteering.
The first step will be to create a map. Depending on the size and complexity of the school grounds this may cost between $250 and $600. The map at the link below shows the location of currently mapped schools. Depending on the date the map was made - some may need an update in order to be used - School Maps
LESSONS AND COACHING
The programme we are offering is CUNNING RUNNING which can be delivered by an accredited coach over 4-6 weeks. Each week will involve a little bit of theory and lots of fun activities to learn the skills used in orienteering.
Basic Introduction to course planning using free Purple Pen software.
ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS
To apply for Sporting Schools funding, use the Sporting Schools web site (link at the top). If you need more information on the orienteering programs that can be offered, please email us.