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.

Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre

At Birkenhead Pool and Leisure Centre we encourage you to ‘get active your way’. This is why we offer a variety of physical activities including rock climbing, swimming, fitness and EOTC. As a centre strive to deliver these in a passionate and inspiring manor, making your experience enjoyable and memorable which is why we cater for all ages, beginners, adventurous and apprehensive.

Location

  • North Shore

Specialities

  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Water sports & activities
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Jellybeans Music

Engaging music lessons designed to get kids enjoying and experiencing music (in a cost-effective way). Jellybeans music will introduce your child to music and foster a lifelong love and appreciation of music.

Location

  • North Shore

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Music
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KMA Martial Arts

Building self-defence & character-building skills that will last a lifetime, through the martial arts system of Kempo Karate and Kung-Fu.

Location

  • North Shore

Specialities

  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
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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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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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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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North Harbour Gymnastics

Providing a safe, fun environment where young gymnasts of all ages and abilities can develop confidence and fundamental skills at their own pace, under the leadership of enthusiastic, trained coaches.

Locations

  • North Shore
  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • 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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HBC Youth Centre

The Hibiscus Coast Youth Centre is a non-profit organization working to empower and strengthen youth and families through challenging activities, support services, employment, advocacy, education and training.

Location

  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Before/After School Care
  • Bullying
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Social Skills
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The Performance.Net Central Auckland

We tutor Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. The ‘big idea’ of this education is to nurture and promote skills that will be the key to future success. Our aim is to develop young people who can present themselves to the world with pride and confidence.

Location

  • Central Auckland

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Drama, Theatre & Musical Theatre
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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