Extra-Curricular

Benefits of Extra-Curricular activities

Extra-curricular activities are a great way for your child to explore their interests. As well as giving your child something to do outside of school time, they can be a lot of fun and can make for a happier child or young person.

Extra-curricular activities enable a child or young person to:

  • Develop social skills & teamwork
  • Build confidence & self esteem
  • Learn time management skills
  • Understand long-term commitment
  • Improve fitness
  • Develop confidence and positive self-esteem
  • Encourage creative thinking
  • Develop a skill that may be enjoyed for a lifetime

 

When a child is very young, it is the parents and caregivers who make decisions about which activities to engage their children in. But as a child ages, they develop greater independent thought and come to know what activities they enjoy and what they don’t. The best way for them to find this out is to have a go at a whole range of activities. If your child decides they really don’t like something, move onto the next. An extra-curricular activity can be a great source of fun, but only if the child enjoys it.

Maintain balance

It is important to avoid overloading your child with too many activities. They need spare time in their week to be able to relax, as do the parents. When you are constantly running around from one thing to the next, it puts added pressure and stress on everyone – the activities are no longer as enjoyable. Be realistic and make sure there’s plenty of time to get everything done.

Keep it fun

Extra-curricular activities are supposed to be enjoyable. If you focus too much on competition or achieving grades, the pressure detracts from the fun of the activity. Sometimes children need to be pushed a little to keep them motivated to achieve, but it is important not to take this too far.

The Ponsonby School of Dance

At The Ponsonby School of Dance, we aim to teach children the joy of dance in a fun and friendly environment, while developing confidence, ability and strong technical skills. We provide regular lessons and preparation for examinations, competitions, auditions and stage work.

Location

  • Central Auckland

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Kelly Sports Auckland Central

At Kelly Sports, we teach children fundamental sporting skills in an awesome, fun-filled environment. Our philosophy is to encourage children's enthusiasm for sport and the life skills it teaches.

Location

  • Central Auckland

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Little Kickers Auckland East

Little Kickers is the largest global provider of Football classes to children under 7. Little Kickers gives your child a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality Football (Soccer) skills in a friendly, fun, pressure-free environment. With four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years, and 40 venues throughout New Zealand, It’s the perfect way to ignite an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life.

Location

  • East Auckland

Specialities

  • Coordination, Motor Skills & Mobility
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Playball

Playball is the world's premium movement program for 2-8 year olds where children develop crucial fundamental sport skills through age-appropriate programs with small class sizes.

Locations

  • East Auckland
  • North Shore
  • Rodney
  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Coordination, Motor Skills & Mobility
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Little Kickers Auckland Central

Little Kickers is the largest global provider of Football classes to children under 7. Little Kickers gives your child a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality Football (Soccer) skills in a friendly, fun, pressure-free environment. With four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years, and 40 venues throughout New Zealand, It’s the perfect way to ignite an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life.

Location

  • Central Auckland

Specialities

  • Coordination, Motor Skills & Mobility
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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SoccerPlus NZ

Football is a game that should be enjoyed by anybody at any level and in any environment. Development is better achieved when you enjoy what you are doing. This is always our aim.

Locations

  • East Auckland
  • North Shore
  • South Auckland
  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
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Dancespace

Dance Space is a fun-loving Dance Studio fostering a love of dance and appreciation of movement. At Dance Space, everyone can enjoy to learn how to dance regardless of their age or ability. We at Dance Space believe in teaching the love of dance first and letting the hard work follow.

Location

  • Albany / Upper Harbour

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Kelly Sports Papakura/Franklin

At Kelly Sports, we teach children fundamental sporting skills in an awesome, fun-filled environment. Our philosophy is to encourage children's enthusiasm for sport and the life skills it teaches.

Location

  • South Auckland

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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N W Football

Neil Haines offers football education through practical and physical exercise, skill development, balance improvement, body co-ordination, cognitive space awareness and movement. Children discover the beauty of team socialisation combined with sportsmanship.

Locations

  • Central Auckland
  • East Auckland
  • North Shore
  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Bounce School Of Dance

Bounce School of dance provides dancing in the form of Contemporary, Lyrical Ballet, Street Dance and Jazz. Catering for the beginner right through to the more advanced from all ages from 5 upwards. We foster the development of high self-esteem, self-discipline and self-motivation in students which can encourage and empower our younger generations

Location

  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Drama, Theatre & Musical Theatre
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
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