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.

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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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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Kelly Sports Auckland East

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

  • East Auckland

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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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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Little Kickers Auckland East

Little Kickers is the largest global provider of Football classes to children under 7. Little Kickers gives your child a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality Football (Soccer) skills in a friendly, fun, pressure-free environment. With four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years, and 40 venues throughout New Zealand, It’s the perfect way to ignite an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life.

Location

  • East Auckland

Specialities

  • Coordination, Motor Skills & Mobility
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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SoccerPlus NZ

Football is a game that should be enjoyed by anybody at any level and in any environment. Development is better achieved when you enjoy what you are doing. This is always our aim.

Locations

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

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
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Stanmore Bay Pool & Leisure Centre

Theres something for everyone at Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre, from babies and toddlers to Grandma and Grandpa! With recreation programmes, pools, sports and much more, its the place to be!

Location

  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
  • Water sports & activities
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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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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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Little Kickers Auckland North

Little Kickers is the largest global provider of Football classes to children under 7. Little Kickers gives your child a positive introduction to sport by teaching high quality Football (Soccer) skills in a friendly, fun, pressure-free environment. With four different classes tailored specifically to the needs of children between 18 months and seven years, and 40 venues throughout New Zealand, It’s the perfect way to ignite an enthusiasm for sport that will stay with them for life.

Location

  • North Shore

Specialities

  • Coordination, Motor Skills & Mobility
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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