Orienteering Australia is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools program to children across Australia’s school yards. The Sporting Schools initiative is extremely exciting for all involved and we are keen to grow our game and get more children doing more sport more often.
Orienteering Australia is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for Orienteering, we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.
THE ORIENTEERING PRODUCT
Orienteering is part treasure hunt, part amazing race. It is as much a mental activity as a physical one. It can be conducted outdoors and indoors and it caters for all levels of fitness, for walkers as well as runners. Feedback from children and teachers after orienteering lessons in primary schools has been that the lessons have been a lot of fun.
TEACHERS AND COACHES ARE OUR ASSETS
Orienteering Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver an orienteering program within Sporting Schools.
Sporting Schools Manager: Janet Fletcher
|NSW Schools Map a path to sporting success
Regional schools from NSW were provided a wonderful setting for 30 Kindergarten to Year 6 students to be introduced to orienteering through the Sporting Schools Program. Instructors from Orienteering ACT joined with the students for a day to provide foundational skills of the sport. Read more
|Orienteering at Theodore Primary heading in the right direction
There’s a new direction happening at Theodore Primary School in Canberra where the children are navigating their way around the school grounds and getting fit at the same time, as part of their Sporting Schools Orienteering program.