Sat 8 – sun 9 Jul 2023- Nelson
South Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2023
Welcome to the 2023 South Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships hosted by Nelson Orienteering Club.
Results will be available here as soon as possible after each event during SISSOC2023. During each event, unofficial results will be published in the event centre.
|Urban Relay, Tahunanui, 8 July AM||Simple report||–||Upload / watch here||Found here|
|Sprint, Founders Heritage Park, 8 July PM||Simple report||View here||Upload / watch here||Found here|
|Long, Moturoa / Rabbit Island, 9 July AM||Simple report||View here||Upload / watch here||Found here|
South Island Secondary Schools Urban Relay Championships
Saturday 8 JULY 2023 AM – NELSON
1:3,000 / 2m contours
15 minutes drive from the centre of Nelson
Dune and estuary landscape
Mass starts – directly after briefing at 10AM
See Bulletin 2 for more details
South Island Secondary Schools Sprint Championships
Saturday 8 JULY 2023 PM – NELSON
Founders Park & Miyazu Park
1:3000, 2m contours
5 minutes from the centre of Nelson
Urban setting in park-like environment
Allocated Start Times. First starts from 2.30PM
South Island Secondary Schools Long Championships
Sunday 9 JULY 2023 AM – NELSON
Moturoa / Rabbit Island
1:10.000, 2.5m contours
Moturoa / Rabbit Island, Tasman
20 km from the centre of Nelson, 20 minutes car-ride
Allocated Start Times. First starts from 10.30AM
Recent Updates / News
Welcome to the website for the July 2023 version of the south Island Secondary Schools’ Orienteering Championship, also known as SISSOC2023. This website is the most up-to-date place to find information about the event as well as the entry-procedure.
The South Island Secondary School Champs are not the only navigation-based championships taking place during the upcoming school holidays. The video on the Nelson Orienteering FB page can supply you with all the additional events and event details! Alongside SISSOC2023, there are the National Secondary Schools Rogaine Champs on 11 July, as well as the…
Entries are now open for the SISS Orienteering Champs 2023. Entries must be made using EnterO (click on ‘Entries’ in the menu tab above). Pre-entry is essential. Closing date for entries is Friday 23 June. Note that this one week before the end of Term 2, so can be a busy time. We recommend getting…
Nelson Orienteering Club is welcoming South Island Secondary School students to come to beautiful Nelson and participate in the South Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs for 2023, held in Nelson on 8 and 9 July. This website will provide the latest information – please check back regularly for additional information which has become available. Online…
Event Bulletins and Programme
- Event Bulletin One with the programme and locations of the events can be downloaded here (version 20230507).
- Event Bulletin Two with course information and competition detials can be downloaded here (version 2, 20230702).
- All competitors need to read or be aware of all the content within both Event Bulletins.
For the Sprint and the Long events each student has an allocated start time.
The relay uses mass starts – check Bulletin Two for these start times.
The event will be run under the NZ Foot Orienteering Rules as published by Orienteering NZ on its website, including the Special Rules for New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships where they deviate from the standard competition rules.
To help school sport coordinators and team managers, the relevant rules have been added below as a pdf for downloading:
To be confirmed: on Saturday 8 July in and around Nelson, on Sunday 9 July at Rabbit Island.
|Urban Relay: Tahunanui, Nelson||Sprint: Founders Park & Miyazu Gardens, Nelson||Long: Moturoa / Rabbit Island|
Health and Safety Plans
HARM forms for all three events are available for downloading.
Entries for SISSOC2023 have closed. There are no entries on the day.
Members of the public can also register for this event, also using EnterO, and participate in one of the public races for both the Sprint and the Long – deadline Tuesday 4 July at midnight. Volunteers helping out during both these events also need to register using EnterO for one of the public races if they like to have a go. As a small ‘thank you’ for their, they will run for free and can ignore the payment request automatically generated in EnterO.
Closing date for entries is Friday 23 June 2023 (midnight). Note that this is towards the last week of term 2, so can be a busy time. We recommend getting entries in early. Participants entries will only be valid when both payment and principal’s permission have been received. If payment has not been received before the event takes place, participants can only run ‘non-competitive’, in other words their result will not be ranked.
The SPORTIdent (SI) punching system will be used for all events. Both standard SI cards and SI-AIR cards can be used, but AIR is not activated for any of the events. This means that both types of cards need to be inserted into the actual control. Competitors may use their own cards if they own one, otherwise standard SI cards will be available for hire at $3 per event.
|Urban Relay||$ 20|
Sprint Distance and Urban Relay Classes
|CLASSES – BOYS||CLASSES – GIRLS||CLASS|
|Y78B: Year 7/8 Boys||Y78G: Year 7/8 Girls||Year 7-8|
|JB: Junior Boys||JG: Junior Girls||Year 9|
|IB: Intermediate Boys||IG: Intermediate Girls||Year 10-11|
|SB: Senior Boys||SG: Senior Girls||Year 12-13|
Long Distance Classes
|CLASSES – BOYS||CLASSES – GIRLS||CLASS RANGE||DIFFICULTY|
|Y78BC: Year 7/8 Boys Championship||Y78GC: Year 7/8 Girls Championship||Year 7-8||Yellow|
|Y78BS: Year 7/8 Boys Standard||Y78GS: Year 7/8 Girls Standard||Year 7-8||White|
|JBC: Junior Boys Championship||JGC: Junior Girls Championship||Year 9||Yellow|
|JBS: Junior Boys Standard||JGS: Junior Girls Standard||Year 9||White|
|IBC: Intermediate Boys Championship||IGC: Intermediate Girls Championship||Year 10-11||Orange|
|IBS: Intermediate Boys Standard||IGS: Intermediate Girls Standard||Year 10-11||Yellow|
|SBC: Senior Boys Championship||SGC: Senior Girls Championship||Year 12-13||Red|
|SBS: Senior Boys Standard||SGS: Senior Girls Standard||Year 12-13||Orange|
|SBN: Senior Boys Novice||SGN: Senior Girls Novice||Year 12-13||Yellow|
- Orienteering NZ Coaching Framework – for both students and coaches
- International Specification for Control Descriptions
- Orienteering NZ Rules
- The-Little-Book-of-Orienteering-Techniques.pdf – First Edition – A revised and expanded with photos printed version is available from the publisher.