Having one competition per year is not enough to get the interest of school children towards orienteering. We need more events. The end of April and the beginning of May is the time when the Orienteering Competition for Intermediate Schools takes place. This is why Orienteering school (O school) is basing a new prize (trophy) “Best Intermediate School in orienteering for the year” and is planning to conduct Auckland Individual Intermediate Schools Championships and competitions for the Kiwi Badge for Orienteering. For the Auckland Individual Championship the competitors are selected as those that came 1 – 7 in the final of Auckland Team Champs on each course, separate for boys and girls and separate for Year 7 and Year 8 and also competitors who finished the Kiwi Orienteering Badge requirements. Kiwi Orienteering Badge is awarded to Year 6 – Year 8 students who showed a result in 110% benchmark from the average time of the first 3 competitors in 2 competitions or a result in the 120% benchmark from the average of first 3 in 3 events or a result within 150% from the average time of the first 3 in 5 events. To be eligible to get a Kiwi Orienteering Badge the events are zone and final Intermediates School Auckland champs and competitions for the Kiwi Orienteering Badge. The prize for the “Best Intermediate School in orienteering for the year” is awarded to the school which has collected the biggest number of points on the individual Auckland Champs with calculations of 1 point for every competitor, plus prize points for the first 10 places in each group from the following method. (1st-10 points 2nd – 9 points … 9th – 2 points 10th – 1 point). Dates of Competitions for the Kiwi Orienteering Badge: To be announced.
Start is from 2pm to 4.15pm and the cost is $5 per child, with some discount to groups of 10 and more. To get more information about this event call (09) 6221145 or 027 3390639. For other Orienteering events please visit www.aucklandorienteering.org.nz. We can help you to arrange transport with discount to and from event. For Groups of 10 and more students please enrol and send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any enquiries also please feel free to email or call.
Our Secondary Schools competitions
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