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.
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.