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.

Kelly Sports Central & South Waitakere

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

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor 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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Fame

Fame is an exciting and friendly centre, where children grow and learn with confidence. Each day at Fame offers a special blend of loving care, fun and education, with a unique focus on performing arts.

Locations

  • Rodney
  • Whangaparaoa Peninsula

Specialities

  • Before/After School Care
  • Childcare Centres
  • Drama, Theatre & Musical Theatre
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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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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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The Performance.Net West 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

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Drama, Theatre & Musical Theatre
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • 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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Dynamic Martial Arts

Dynamic Martial Arts in Silverdale is a true MMA Training Centre, where you can train in a mixture of different martial arts by our qualified instructors. With over 40 hours a week of instructor led classes, Dynamic Martial Arts offers a wide range of sessions for the whole family to enjoy.

Location

  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Bullying
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
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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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