Wellington Orienteering Club

Schools Orienteering - CSW

CSW Results

CSW 1 - Prince of Wales Park Results & Points.

CSW 2 - Karori Park Results & Points.

CSW 3 - Battle Hill Results & Points.

CSW 4 - Belmont Bunkers Results & Points.

CSW 5 - Mt Victoria Results & Points.

CSW 6 - Colonial Parklands Results & Points.

2018 overall points table


Link for 2017 overall Points table

Email Ellie Molloy for corrections

General Information

On behalf of College Sport Wellington (CSW), the Wellington and Hutt Valley Orienteering Clubs co-ordinates schools orienteering in the greater Wellington Area. The principal event is the CSW Secondary Schools Series.

A secondary school competition is held on maps in and around the Wellington area in which individuals compete over a series of events. The competition is divided into three college age grades - Senior, Intermediate and Junior - and three different technical levels - Championship, Standard and Novice - to cater for students with different levels of orienteering experience.

For those wishing to compete outside the Wellington area, all secondary school students are also eligible to compete in the North Island Secondary School Championships and in the New Zealand Secondary School Championships which are held at mid-year. Results at the NZSS Champs, along with other events, will form the basis for the selection of a NZ Secondary Schools team to compete against Australian States in late September/early October.

CSW Orienteering Series

The CSW Orienteering Series is run in association with club events put on by Wellington Orienteering Club and Orienteering Hutt Valley. All events are held between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on the day. Directions are given under the "Events" link on the WOC front page or can be found on Orienteering NZ website under ‘events’

Age grades and difficulty levels for the 2018 events will follow the standard for NZ Secondary School events.


School Year





12 and 13

Difficult (Red)

Medium difficulty (Orange)

Easy (Yellow)


10 and 11

Medium difficulty (Orange)

Easy (Yellow)




Easy (Yellow)

Very easy (White)



Note that students may run up i.e. in an older age grade, but not down i.e. in a younger age grade.

At each event the fastest competitor in each class and grade will be awarded 25 points. The other competitors will then be awarded a number of points depending on the ratio of their time to the winner’s time. The best four out of six results will count for the final series points.


CSW Orienteering Series Events 2018

25 February

CSW #1

Prince of Wales Park

11 March

CSW #2

Karori Park 

25 March

CSW #3

Battle Hill

8 April

CSW #4

Belmont Bunkers

6 May

CSW #5

Mt Victoria and Wellington College

27 May

CSW #6

Colonial Parklands

10 June

CSW Sprint

Victoria University – Sprint relay & prizegiving


National Events

The two main secondary school events outside the Wellington region are the North Island Secondary School Championships and the New Zealand Secondary School Championships. These are generally held in the Easter and mid-year breaks respectively. Both events have both an individual and a relay competition. Age grades and classes for the individual are as for the CSW Championships. The relay event has Senior, Intermediate and Junior age grades but does not have separate difficulty levels within these grades.

Dates and venues for 2018 are:

Friday 27 April

NISS - Sprint

Kapiti Coast

Saturday 28 April

NISS Championships – Individual

Kapiti Coast

Sunday 29 April

NISS Championships - Relay

Kapiti Coast

2 - 4 June

Schools Regional Challenge and NZSS Team Selection Trial


Thursday 19 July

Silva NZ Secondary Schools Championships – Sprint


Friday 20 July

Silva NZ Secondary Schools Championships – Individual


Saturday 21 July

Silva NZ Secondary Schools Championships - Relay



In 2018 there will be a schools regional challenge and New Zealand Secondary Schools Trial held near Auckland over Queens Birthday Weekend. QB Event. This event in particular is used as the basis for selecting the NZ Schools Team to compete at the Australian Schools Champs (see below). 

International Events

Since 2003 a New Zealand Secondary Schools team has competed against the Australian State teams at the Australian Schools Championships. This is generally held in late September. The event consists of an Individual race and a Relay race for both Boys and Girls. Age grades are 16 and over, and 15 and under. The New Zealand team is picked on the basis of all known form with results from the NZSS Championships being given particular weight.

In September/October 2018 a New Zealand Schools selected team will compete against the Australian States in South Australia.

Further information on the Secondary Schools competition can be obtained from the Secondary Schools Coordinator Ellie Molloy

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