The Orienteering Sprint Series Finals have been cancelled for this term. We have been notified by the organisers that they plan to run this event in Term 3, if the circumstances at the time allow. 

When we have further information, we will send out an email to all those involved and also post this information here on our NX Website - Orienteering page. 




Registration on the NX Online Shop is now open for those students interested in competing in the Orienteering School Sprint Series.

The first event for the Orienteering School Sprint Series starts on Thursday 20 February to be held at Pinehurst School. There will be 5 sprints in total. (Please see all event dates below)

Events will start around 4.15pm, rain, hail or shine, and the last competitors should finish about 5.30pm or just after. Course lengths will be approximately 1.7km for Y7/8. Winning times are generally about 15 mins.

The cost for participation is $50, regardless of how many events you attend. Once you have registered, there will be no refunds if you don’t end up going.

The winner of the series in each grade is based on the best 4 out of 5 events with points being given as a % against the winner’s time (1000 to the winner). The runners carry a type of transponder called an ecard which records their time at each control. Controls must be visited in the correct order. It’s not possible to cheat as the transponder knows the order of the course.

It’s a fun competition and it’s a format the students enjoy, fast yet challenging and over relatively quickly. This will be excellent preparation for the North Harbour event later in the term.

Students will need to organise their own transport to and from the events. Year 8’s please note the week you are at camp - you should be back in time to still compete.

Event Dates are as follows: 

Event 1 - 20th Feb – Pinehurst School

Event 2 - 27th Feb - Westlake Boys

Event 3 - 5th March – Albany Junior High 

Event 4 – 12th  March – Glenfield College (Camp Week 1) 

Event 5 – 19th  March – Birkenhead College EVENT CANCELLED

Finals Day is Sunday 29th March.

To register your child for this Orienteering Sprint Series, you will need to go to the NX Online Shop (you can find the link on the Northcross Website). A payment of $50 will be required with registration. This payment is non-refundable. Registrations close on Wednesday 13  February - 3pm.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Karin Fenton via email - karinf(at)northcross.school.nz

Karin Fenton - TIC Orienteering


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