Wellington Orienteering Club

Schools Orienteering - CSW

CSW Orienteering 2022

Unfortunately due to increasing case numbers, we have decided to cancel the 2022 CSW Sprint series and postone the CSW orienteering series to later in the year.

This page will be updated with event locations and dates once they have been confirmed.

2021 Results


CSW 1 – Belmont Bunkers

CSW 2 – Queen Elizabeth Park

CSW 3 – Mill Creek

CSW 4 – Battle Hill

CSW 5 – Whareroa Farm

CSW 6 – Mt Victoria

CSW 7 – Karori Cemetery



CSW Sprint 1

CSW Sprint 2

CSW Sprint 3

CSW Sprint 4

CSW Sprint 5

CSW Sprint 6



Past results

Link for 2020 overall points table

Link for 2020 sprint series overall points table

Link for 2019 overall points table

Link for 2018 overall points table

Link for 2017 overall Points table

Email Ellie Molloy for corrections


General Information

On behalf of College Sport Wellington, Orienteering Wellington and Orienteering Hutt Valley have organised the following series of events for the 2021 CSW competition. The events are open to all school students irrespective of orienteering experience, age or fitness. Individuals are welcome to come along, and all help will be provided. Students are invited to attend the whole series, or just a couple of events.

As in 2020, this year we will hold a CSW sprint series as well as the traditional orienteering series. The sprint series will be held on Wednesday evenings during term 1 at various schools in the region. The traditional Sunday series starts in term 2 and will continue through to term 3. These events are held on Sunday mornings between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm at various parks in greater Wellington.

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 will be held in the term 3 holidays.

CSW Sprint Orienteering Series

The CSW sprint orienteering series is a series of sprint distance (shorter, urban) events. This series is a good chance for new orienteers to have a go at orienteering in an urban environment on Wednesday evenings, with some trickier courses to challenge the more experienced orienteers. Start times are from 6 pm – 7 pm. Please note these locations are preliminary and will be confirmed in early 2021.


Event Number

Preliminary Location

Wednesday 17 February

Sprint 1


Wednesday 24 February

Sprint 2

Jubilee Park

Wednesday 3 March

Sprint 3

Amesbury School

Wednesday 10 March

Sprint 4

Percy Reserve

Wednesday 17 March

Sprint 5

Victoria University of Wellington

Wednesday 24 March

Sprint 6

Days Bay


CSW Classic Orienteering Series

The CSW Orienteering Series is run in association with club events put on by Orienteering Wellington and Orienteering Hutt Valley. These events are traditional orienteering events held in parks around the greater Wellington region on Sundays from 11 am – 1 pm. These events provide an opportunity for students new to orienteering to experience non-urban events and learn how to orienteer, while providing a challenge to experienced orienteers.


Event Number

Preliminary Location

Sunday 9 MayCSW Have a GoNewlands
Sunday 16 MayCSW 1Belmont Bunkers
Sunday 30 MayCSW 2Queen Elizabeth Park
Sunday 13 JuneCSW 3Mill Creek
Sunday 1 AugustCSW 4Battle Hill
Sunday 15 AugustCSW 5Whareroa
Sunday 22 AugustCSW 6Kaitoke
Sunday 29 AugustCSW 7Mt Victoria
Sunday 12 SeptemberCSW 8Karori Park
Sunday 19 SeptemberCSW Prize givingSeatoun


Age grades and difficulty levels for the 2021 events will follow the standard for NZ Secondary School events.

GradeSchool YearChampionshipStandardNovice


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.

CSW sprint series: In the CSW sprint series the fastest person in each grade will be given 25 points. The remaining orienteers will be awarded points based on their percentage behind the winner’s time, the best four of six events will count towards the total points.

CSW orienteering series: In the CSW classic series the fastest person in each grade will be given 25 points. The remaining orienteers will be awarded points based on their percentage behind the winner’s time, the best five of eight events will count towards the total points.

At the end of each series, certificates will be given to place getters in each grade who have attended at least half the events.


Further information

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