Training events for school students: 17th Aug - 8th Sept 2022

Canterbury Schools Orienteering festival 2022

Thursday 8 September 2022
Various parks and reserves around Christchurch
Event Type:
Orienteering training and coaching

Coaching and practise is offered to all school-aged children at all levels.  No booking required for small group training, just turn up with your running shoes and a compass if you have one.  Bring your own Sport i-dent if you have one, otherwise we will lend you one (a Sport i-dent  is a microchip that you place on your finger to 'punch' the controls you reach on an orienteering course). 

Each training session will vary, it is run by volunteers and each will have something different to offer. There will be many different things to go over, so it will not have the same format every session. It may involve a walk around looking at features, or a discussion to start, often it will have a set course to run. 

Pre-festival school's orienteering coaching and training events from 4pm:

Wednesday 17 August  |  McCormacks Park - Rugby carpark, McCormacks Bay Road

Thursday 18 August   |  Old School Reserve - Meet by the Scout Hall off Major Hornbrook Road

Monday 22 August  |  Cashmere High school - Meet inside the Cashmere High school grounds. Enter the school from the Rose St

Wednesday 24 August   |  Bottle Lake - Bower Ave. Meet at Broadhaven Reserve

Tuesday 30 August   |  Halswell Quarry - Meet by the carpark at the end of the road into the quarry park, next to Findlay’s picnic area.

Thursday 1 September  |  Hansen Park/Rudolf Steiner - Meet at the Hansen Park playground beside the Athletics club rooms

Monday 5 September  |  Ngā Puna Wai - Meet at the west end of the main car park

Tuesday 6 September  |  Mt Pleasant school - Cannon Hill Crescent entrance next to the rope climbing tower 

Wednesday 7 September  |  Heathcote - Meet at Heathcote Domain Cricket Pavilion

Thursday 8 September  |  Barnett Park - Meet at the end of the car park, beside the football fields. 


Time: 4-5pm 

Cost: After-school training is $2 per child which you can pay at each event. You will get your own map . 

Download the school's orienteering training flyer: 

Feel free to download and print the Schools orienteering training flyer / poster to display on your noticeboard and/ or to send out to students :


4.0 Aug 2022 Thumbnail Schools orienteering training flyer

 Canterbury schools orienteering festival 2022 details