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.

Horse Riding Warkworth

Roger and Heather MacKenzie Owners and Managers Heather Dip Teaching Roger 11 years’ MAF training (Health and Safety with Animals and People) Heather and Roger have been sharing their love of horses and New Zealand farm life for over 20 years. Coming from a teaching background, Heather has home-schooled several children, including their own five children, over a nine year...

Location

  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Holiday Programmes
  • Outdoor Sports & Activities
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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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Little Kickers Auckland Central

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

  • Central Auckland

Specialities

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

Glen Eden Extreme Edge is a revolution in child-centred indoor rock climbing experience not to be missed and is a great place for kids to begin their climbing journey. Catering for kids from 3 years plus, and all fitness levels, we provide a safe environment for exercise and for developing co-ordination, strength and flexibility. You can watch your child grow in confidence and fitness all whilst having fun!

Location

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Anxiety, Fears & Phobias
  • Family Relationships
  • Indoor Sports & Activities
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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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The Performance.Net North Shore

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

  • North Shore

Specialities

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

Interfusion Dance Studio - where students can grow in confidence and develop a passion for expressing themselves through Dance.

Location

  • East Auckland

Specialities

  • Dance
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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Daehan Taekwondo

Daehan Tae Kwon Do is certified by both the World and New Zealand Tae Kwon Do Federations.

Location

  • Rodney

Specialities

  • Indoor Sports & Activities
  • Self-confidence & Self-esteem
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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The Performance.Net Rodney

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

  • Rodney

Specialities

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

Learn Taekwon-Do for fun, fitness and self-defence in a family-friendly environment. We have an holistic approach to self-defence, teaching both psychological and physical aspects.

Location

  • West Auckland

Specialities

  • Bullying
  • Coordination, Motor Skills & Mobility
  • Under 5s Skills & Activities
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