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Tue 13 February - Western Suburbs Interschool Park Street Orienteering Challenge, February 13 to March 13

Western Suburbs Interschool Park Street Orienteering Challenge, February 13 to March 13

The park-street challenge is open to both primary and secondary students. Students compete as individuals or pairs. The Challenge is run as part of the Western suburbs Tuesday night series.

Date: Start Time: Finish Time:
Tuesday 13th February 2018 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
Melbourne Western Suburbs Entries Open
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Wed 14 February - Eastern Suburbs Interschool Park Street Orienteering Challenge, February 14 to March 7

Eastern Suburbs Interschool Park Street Orienteering Challenge, February 14 to March 7

The park-street challenge is open to both primary and secondary students. Students compete as individuals or pairs. The Challenge is ran as part of the Eastern suburbs Wednesday night series.

Date: Start Time: Finish Time:
Wednesday 14th February 2018 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Entries Open
Available Downloads & Links

Fri 18 May - 2018 Victorian Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships

2018 Victorian Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships

Age classes: 13, 14 ,15, 16 and Open Courses. Boys and Girls. Students compete as individuals. Entry forms and information available March 2018

Date: Start Time:
Friday 18th May 2018
Start Location: Status Event Form:
The Balt Camp - Bullengarook Entries Open

Fri 10 August - 2018 Victorian Schools Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships

2018 Victorian Schools Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships

Date: Start Time: Finish Time:
Friday 10th August 2018 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
You Yangs Forest Park Entries Pending Score

Fri 2 November - 2018 Victorian Primary Schools Orienteering Championships - Eastern Zone

2018 Victorian Primary Schools Orienteering Championships - Eastern Zone

Date: Start Time: Finish Time:
Friday 2nd November 2018 10:30 am 1:30 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
Cardinia Reservoir Park Entries Pending

Fri 16 November - 2018 Victorian Primary Schools Orienteering Championships - Western Zone

2018 Victorian Primary Schools Orienteering Championships - Western Zone

Date: Start Time: Finish Time:
Friday 16th November 2018 10:30 am 1:30 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
Hawkestowe Park (Plenty Gorge) Entries Pending

Professional Development

Orienteering Victoria offers Three levels of Professional Development courses to teachers and education staff. Contact the OV office for availability and fee structure.

  • PASE
    This is a 1.5 – 3 hr introductory courses enabling teachers to set up a basic program in their schools.
  • LEVEL 0 NCAS “Orientation to Orienteering” Accreditation
    This is a 3 – 4 hour theory and practical course that provides teachers with all the skills and knowledge to set up a comprehensive orienteering program including excursion planning and design.
  • LEVEL 1 NCAS ACCREDITATION ( Sports Specific)
    This comprehensive, practical sports specific accreditation is a one day course ( 8 hours) designed for PE and OE teachers ( with experience of teaching in the outdoors). This course provides teachers with the skills to extend school orienteering programs into the bush and develop effective coaching skills and techniques.

Training is also offered through ACHPER and by request for tertiary level students. Contact the OV office for further advice.

 

Sporting Schools

The Sporting Schools program is a funded sport program provided by the Australian Sports Commission. Funding is available to most schools in Victoria. Funding is provided directly to schools from the ASC. Schools nominate a sport usually on a term-to-term basis. Orienteering Victoria currently offers orienteering programs within Greater Melbourne and up to 50km from Ballarat.
A standard OV program might include:

  • Mapping of your school
  • Provision of Lessons
  • Professional development for staff
  • Purchasing a schools orienteering kit

All program’s are tailored to your school’s need in discussion with your staff.

More details can be found on the Sporting Schools website or on OV’s Magic Maps (sporting schools program) website.

Incursions and Excursions

Sessions are organised on a needs basis for both Primary and Secondary Schools on school grounds or within local parklands.
The sessions generally run for 2 – 2.5 hours.
The orienteering courses and maps are prepared by Orienteering Victoria
You and your students arrive at the park.
Our staff then instruct and coordinate the session.

More advanced orienteering sessions in a bushland setting can be arranged for secondary students.

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