In-School Orienteering

You can run simple orienteering activities on your school campus or at a nearby park or camp.

For assistance on anything relating to Orienteering in Schools, contact our Sporting Schools Manager, Jan Fletcher.

Orienteering WA can help you in the following ways:

Free Booklet and Lesson Plans

Please take the opportunity to download our Orienteering for Schools booklet which provides details of the basics of orienteering plus sets out the format for a 4 session course.  
The aim of this booklet is to assist teachers who are keen to set their own orienteering programs.

Also available are a series of 10 Lesson Plans, prepared by Mike Sibbald for his Year 4 students at St Brigid's School Middle Swan.
Mike is an experienced orienteer and teacher, and the plans are provided as a detail example of how he helps his students to build orienteering competence over time.
We have left the plans as a word document so that they can be modified relatively easily and can be made specific to your own school.

Map Your School

We can professionally map your school, a nearby park or camp.

Click here for more details.

Professional Development for Teachers

Our half-day course gives you a Level O coaching qualification for orienteering. 
There are no fixed dates for courses.
Click here for more information.

In-School Orienteering Sessions

If you prefer, we may be able to provide a coach to run orienteering sessions in school for your classes.
All coaches have appropriate qualifications and clearances.
Sessions are generally run over a 4 week period.

Other services

We can also provide one-to-one assistance and advise you if you are interested in preparing your own orienteering program. 
You can also introduce students to orienteering concepts through the Be Active Kids Activity Area.


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