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.

Rocket Ropes

Rocket Ropes is a high ropes adventure park offering a unique mix of exciting aerial challenges for all ages, across low and high ropes. A thrilling and challenging fun day out for the whole family!

Location

  • South Auckland

Specialities

  • Coordination, Motor Skills & Mobility
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
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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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BFF Adventureland

At BFF Adventureland & Cafe we are an exciting children’s indoor play land, providing a safe, secure and stimulating play environment catering for children from 0-12. With play equipment including a 16m x 9m frame, ride on animals and bouncy obstacle course for children and adults alike. We offer Before/After school care, holiday programmes, birthday parties and private venue hire, with a cafe onsite.

Location

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Before/After School Care
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre

West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre is your community base for everything active. With a huge pool complex, wave pool, lap pool, recreation centre, swim school and fitness centre we can help you get active your way.

Location

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Before/After School Care
  • Coordination, Motor Skills & Mobility
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Performance Nutrition & Healthy Eating
  • Posture, Balance, Flexibility & Strength
  • Pre-employment, Careers & Life Skills
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
  • Water sports & activities
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Lake House Arts

Lake House Arts is the local arts and heritage learning centre for the North Shore community. Offering a comprehensive arts education program in line with the four school terms as well as weekend workshops, school holiday classes, arty birthday parties, and our ART experience program for Schools.

Location

  • North Shore

Specialities

  • Creative Arts
  • Holiday Programmes
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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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Groovit Hip Hop Dance School

Groovit, a locally owned dance school based in the heart of Pukekohe offering fun and structured classes. It is the only dance school in the area offering classes specialising solely in Hip-Hop dance with structured classes and all the latest music.

Location

  • South Auckland

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
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ICONZ – The Boys’ Brigade in NZ Inc

ICONZ and Boys’ Brigade offer weekly adventure based programmes for boys, mentored by men of integrity whose desire it is too see kiwi boys become kiwi icons. Programmes are specifically designed to develop practical life skills and encourage values such as discipline, integrity, respect.

Locations

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

Specialities

  • Anxiety, Fears & Phobias
  • Bullying
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Pre-employment, Careers & Life Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Water sports & activities
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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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Tree Adventures

Unleash your inner monkey with up to 3 hours of thrills, laughter and adventure. Tree Adventures is an unforgettable experience. With five exciting and diverse adventure options to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Locations

  • Rodney
  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
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