Schools Orienteering

OANSW aims to provide opportunities for schools and students to participate in appropriately structured Orienteering programs.

In NSW, this ranges from activities within individual schools to Regional Schools Championships and the NSW Schools Championships.  The latter is generally held in conjunction with a NSW State League event, giving school competitors exposure to a major Orienteering event. In 2011, this event will be held in the southern highlands on 28th August.

The pinnacle of Schools Orienteering is the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships which is held annually in conjunction with the week-long Australian Orienteering Championships carnival in September-October of each year.  The 2011 Australian Schools Championships will be held near Wagga Wagga on 4th and 5th October.

Details on Regional Schools events can be found under the Schools events menu on this page.

 Schools Orienteering News

Space Race Action

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Caleb and Ethan made it three wins in a row by taking out Tuesday's Kids in the Park Space Racing event.  The boys wizzed around Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park and were just 46 seconds off another perfect score.  Having dominated the previous two Space Racing events the boys faced some tough competition.  Space Racing coaches and NSW juniors, Aidan, Michele, Lawrence and Georgia all raced around the course setting a standard that the younger boys will no doubt challenge in future years.

Liam, Joanna, Rafe and Toby were not far behind as they also registered high scores.  With almost 5 minutes spare up their sleeves, Rafe and Toby seem likely to move further up the ladder in future races.  Following these front runners, the competition was very tight with a cluster of Space Racers close behind.  Considering it was the first event for most of the youngsters, there was some outstanding performances.  The skills on display were impressive with competitors all managing their time, planning their routes and navigating their way around the course extremely well.  No doubt many of these names are destined to feature strongly in future orienteering results!   For full results, click on results or to see who visited which controls click on splits.

Space Racing will be back in the next school holidays, in the interim young Sydney orienteers can try out the Western & Hills newcomer series or get racing in the Sydney Junior Orienteering League.

More School News
St Ives Showground hosts the inaugural Sydney North Schools Championships Saturday, 6 August 2011 North Sydney Boys School, Mosman High and Normanhurst Boys High School raced at St Ives Showground at the inaugural Sydney North Schools Orienteering Championships
Bigger than Ben-Hur Thursday, 23 June 2011 Sandra Stewart organised the South West Regional Schools Championships which saw nearly 400 students competing
Introducing Orienteering to a New Generation Saturday, 21 May 2011 Report on the Sydney West Regional Schools Orienteering Championships 18/19th May
Space Race Action Wednesday, 13 April 2011 Space Race Action
Sydney Junior Events Thursday, 24 March 2011 Sydney Junior Events
Space Racers get set for take off Monday, 10 January 2011 Space Racers get set for take off
Sydney Junior League finishes on a high Monday, 20 September 2010 Sydney Junior League finishes on a high
.....3,2,1, BLAST OFF! Space Racing is coming to Homebush Tuesday, 14 September 2010 .....3,2,1, BLAST OFF! Space Racing is coming to Homebush
NSW Schools Championships and State League 11 Sunday, 22 August 2010 Event Information and Start Lists now available for the NSW Schools Championships and SL 11.
2010 NSW Schools Team Monday, 14 June 2010 The 2010 NSW Schools Representative Team has been selected.