2021 North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs

The North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs takes place in Palmerston North from the 29 April – 1 May.


Sprint – Massey University Campus: Thursday 29 April 2 pm


Long Course – Scotts Farm: Friday 30 April 10 am


Relay – Massey University Farm: Saturday 1 May 10 am


Please note, as there will be NO NX Teacher present at this event, it will be the Parents/Caregivers responsibility to organise and provide own transport, accommodation, supervision, etc for their child. 

The cost to enter is $55. If you wish your child to compete in this event, please go to the NX Online Shop and complete registration. Registration closes on 13th April. 



Registration on the NX Online Shop is now closed.

The first event for the Orienteering School Sprint Series starts on Thursday 18 February to be held at Birkenhead College/ Birkdale Intermediate. There will be 5 sprints in total. (Please see all event dates below)

Events will start around 4pm, 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 - 18th Feb – Birkenhead College/ Birkdale Intermediate

Event 2 - 25th Feb - Murrays Bay Primary/ Intermediate

Event 3 - 4th March – Rosmini College 

Event 4 – 11th  March – Orewa College 

Event 5 – 18th  March – Takapuna Campus (Camp Week 1) 

Finals Day is TBC

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 10th 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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