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Welcome to Orienteering
- John Robinson
Team Captains: Willow De Jonge, Sarah Nota
Staff person in Charge: Maree Wallace
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on a unique Orienteering map, while deciding the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

Orienteering can either be a highly competitive individual sport or, when family or friends do a course together, a totally recreational activity. It is suitable for all ages, fitness and experience levels.

No special equipment is needed to start with, just comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear. Compasses are not necessary for beginners and most people soon master the map reading skills.
At Orienteering events there are usually 3-6 courses to choose from that take between 20 and 120 minutes to complete. Easy courses suitable for children or beginners, are no more than 2km long and mainly on tracks. The more difficult and technical courses can be up to 13km in length and are designed for fit and experienced athletes. Orienteering is done all year round and events are hardly ever cancelled.

The Orienteering team has continued to grow over the last few years. John and Val Robinson dedicate alot of their valuable time and knowledge into the sport, that they also compete in. Students are encouraged to attend the summer series offered by the Counties Manukau Orienteering Club. Extra trainings and map work are available.

Each year the team competes to a high level in the Counties Schools series, Auckland, North Island, and New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships.

Year of 2016
Female Orienteer of the Year - Ellenna Caudwell
Male Orienteer of the Year - Callum Farmer
Most Improved Female - Aleisha Neary, Sheena O'Brien
Most Improved Male - Matt Stevens





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