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.
A good general source of information is contained in our Getting Started section. Information covers:
- What orienteering is
- The Orienteering Map
- Where can I orienteer?
- What happens?
- What do I need?
- More information
Schools Orienteering Programs
Orienteering Victoria has provided a concise fact sheet on – How to run a successful Orienteering Program (PDF – 700 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 series of orienteering videos can be found here. These videos may be of use to show students about orienteering.
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 O Syllabus. 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.