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, please contact our Sporting Schools Manager, Michelle Martin.
See our Orienteering In Schools Flyer here
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 detailed example of how he helps his students to build orienteering competence over time.
The plans are provided as a word document so that they can be modified relatively easily and made specific to your own school.
Map Your School
We can professionally map your school, a nearby park or camp. Find out about getting us to map your school.
Professional Development for Teachers
Our half-day course gives you a Level O coaching qualification for orienteering.
There are no fixed dates for courses, just let us know you are interested.
Information for Teachers: Professional Development.
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.
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 our Activity Sheets.