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.

Interfusion Dance Studio

Interfusion Dance Studio - where students can grow in confidence and develop a passion for expressing themselves through Dance.

Location

  • East Auckland

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Tim Bray Productions

Tim Bray Productions is recognised as Auckland’s leading theatre for children, producing four world-class shows per year mainly based on New Zealand stories at The PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna. Our shows, Youth Theatre and Gift a Seat programmes are geared around making theatre accessible to all children and young people and inspiring them in a love for literature and the performing arts.

Locations

  • North Shore
  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Creative Arts
  • Drama, Theatre & Musical Theatre
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Learning
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Speech and Language
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Crumbles Ceramic Studio

Crumbles Ceramic Studio provides a safe and creative environment for children to paint ceramic pieces under the guidance of experienced staff. We have pieces to suit children of all ages and abilities. Children are given the confidence to try things they may never have had the confidence to do before!

Location

  • East Auckland

Specialities

  • Creative Arts
  • Holiday Programmes
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Kelly Sports North Shore

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

  • North Shore

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre – ActivZone

ActivZone Indoor Sports Arena in an incredibly versatile indoor sports arena, home of skating and table tennis on the North Shore. Our specialised rink is perfect for all kinds of indoor sports, such as hockey or soccer and we host a large range of events and programmes.

Location

  • North Shore

Specialities

  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
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Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is an exciting, purpose built attraction, consisting of a Crystal Mine Museum, Café, Gallery–Retail Souvenir Shop and Themed Animal Park, which caters specifically for the family group; providing a unique shopping experience, with an educational and entertaining environment, where families, groups and individuals of all ages and abilities enjoy visiting on a regular basis.

Location

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Science & Technology
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Lock N Load Adventures

Lock N Load Adventures is a fun outdoor adventure park that offers NZ’s best paintball and arrow tag adventures. Enjoy the adrenalin rush of Paintball on 9 themed fields and choose from low impact or regular gear. Plus experience the precision of Arrow Tag, think dodgeball with soft padded arrows.

Location

  • South Auckland

Specialities

  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
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Stanmore Bay Pool & Leisure Centre

Looking for fun and activity for all the family? Come and see us, just across the road from Stanmore Bay beach. Visit us to go swimming, participate in a range of activities ranging from pre-school to seniors, or just cool off at our Splashpad. We cater for all ages, and abilities.

Location

  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
  • Water sports & activities
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Northern Arena

Northern Arena is a ground-breaking, purpose-built Learn to Swim school in Silverdale Auckland. Lessons are designed to provide every child the strength, ability, confidence & technique to be safe in the water.

Location

  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Extra-Curricular
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Water sports & 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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