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.

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

We provide after school classes where, through drama, students build confidence and self-esteem, improve their verbal and listening skills, explore their imagination, perform and have great fun all at the same time.

Locations

  • Central Auckland
  • East Auckland
  • South Auckland

Specialities

  • Creative Arts
  • Drama, Theatre & Musical Theatre
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Speech and Language
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Auckland Academy of Dance

The Auckland Academy of Dance provides high calibre training with professional teaching staff in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop dance and theatre arts.

Location

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Drama, Theatre & Musical Theatre
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SOS Survival Training

SOS Survival Training offers wilderness survival training to ages 7 years and up. They will have the time of their life during an action-packed survival experience from a real life military instructor. Helping children develop confidence, develop leadership qualities and engage in active problem solving within a safe and exciting learning environment.

Location

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Outdoor Sports & 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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The Performance.Net East 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

  • East Auckland

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Drama, Theatre & Musical Theatre
  • Extra-Curricular
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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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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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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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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Aotearoa Surf School

Aotearoa Surf School offers safe, fun surfing and paddle board lessons for all ages and skill levels, just over 60 minutes north of Auckland. Get the kids off the Xbox and into the water for surfing and paddle boarding fun and water safety with our school holiday, after school programmes and birthday parties!

Locations

  • East Auckland
  • Mangawhai
  • North Shore
  • Orewa
  • Rodney
  • South Auckland
  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Anxiety, Fears & Phobias
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
  • Water sports & activities
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Virtual Reality Studio

Virtual Reality Studio is New Zealand's first virtual reality public experience. Offering a number of experiences that excite the mind and embrace a new form of cutting edge entertainment never seen before. Enter a world beyond the imagination and step into another dimension.

Location

  • Central Auckland

Specialities

  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Science & Technology
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