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Extra-curricular Activity Program

About the Extra-curricular Activity Program

Larrakeyah Primary School offers an exciting Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) Program. This innovative and holistic program is designed to enhance classroom learning by expanding the curriculum and helping children develop new skills and interests. The ECA program provides students with the opportunity to challenge themselves, enhance their learning and achieve in a variety of contexts. Our school mission statement is strongly embedded in this program:

"We instil life- long learning through high standards, high expectations and high achievement."

When does the program run?

The ECA Program is an afterschool program that runs from 3—4pm one afternoon each week. Each term, a diverse range of activities is offered which fall into three categories: Knowledge, The Arts and The Physical. Not all activities are offered every term and not all activities are offered to both age brackets.

Lego Engineering Lego Engineering

Tennis Tennis

Curious Scientists... What would happen if....? Curious Scientists... What would happen if....?

Ice Skating Ice Skating

What activities can my child do in Term 1, 2020?

This term there are On-line registrations only for the Extra-Curricular Activity program. 

Registration Procedures are:

  • Online: go to and type in the code cy66r and enter your information. You will only need to put in your No. 1 preference. When the student limit for the activity is reached you will have to select a second preference. Bookings are open now.                         Notes and Conditions for Parents in the ECA Program. ECA Registration Information Letter Term 4 2019

Rock Climbing

Ages 7- 9

Cost: $220 Sports Vouchers can be used for this activity

Radical Rock Climbing

 Climb to new heights with Miss Smart and Mr Searle as you venture into the thrilling and exciting world of Rock Climbing and Bouldering at Darwin's only indoor rock climbing gym. Among the challenging climbs and exciting routes, there are many easy climb sets specifically for the beginner. We will cater to all levels of fitness and encourage you to take on the more difficult routes after some practice. Rock climbing is a safe, exciting, all-over body workout for everyone and it's much cooler than lifting weights or running laps (unless you doing running club as well). And.. for those climbers who don't particularly love heights you can take on the challenge of Bouldering, The Rock Centre has dedicated bouldering areas, where you can try your hand (and feet!) on various slabs and overhangs WITHOUT ROPES and its perfectly safe. 

Instructor: Mr Searle and Miss Smart

Lego Engineering

Ages 5-8 

Cost: $125

LEGO materials are a great platform for introducing young children to science and engineering concepts. In LEGO Engineering Early Simple Machines, students will observe and investigate simple machines. They will discover mechanical principles by exploring, investigating and solving tasks related to mechanical principles as well as learn about energy, balance and much more. They will work with gears, levers, pulley's, wheels axles as well as blocks.



Ages 5-13 

Cost: $220 Sports Vouchers can be used for this activity.

This program will provide students with a positive approach to Tennis at introductory or extension levels. They will learn tennis related fundamental motor skills and participate in modified tennis games, all in a fun and safe environment. Teamwork will be a big focus throughout the program and sessions will include skill activities, games and modified matches. This will lead students on to playing competitive tennis.

Instructor: Provided by Gardens Tennis Centre

Morning Running Club. 7:00am- 8:00am

Age: 6-13

Cost: $80

This before school running club is a great way for students to build their physical fitness and learn to enjoy running/exercise at the same time. It is a differentiated running club that caters for the abilities of all students. ECA Running Club Framework: *Warm up (10min) - whole group jog around the oval in a pack lead by the year 6 participants (and Mr Searle). Students shout "Running Club Chants" as they jog the warm up lap to build spirit de corps plus Dynamic Warm up games (eg Rats & Rabbits, rag tag). * Stretching (5min)- runners are taught the importance of stretching before exercise to prevent injury and ensure runners are maximising their running potential. * Running Technique Drills (10min)- Runners are broken into year group lines and conduct a variety of specific running technique drills over 20 metres. *Running Activities (20 min) - will vary from week to week but will include: shuttle/ circular/ star relays; Sprint races; Timed laps; Beep test; Body weight station circuits; Snake X- country school run; Sprint VS Middle Distance Focus; Flag Races. * Cool Down (10min)- Runners complete a whole group slow jog around the oval in a pack lead by the year 6 participants (and Mr Searle). Students shout "Running Club Chants" as they jog the warm up lap to build spirit de corps. *Stretch (5min)- Runners are taught the importance of stretching, diet and hydration post exercise. *Self- reflection and peer reflection. 

Instructor: Braden Searle

Ice Skating

Ages: 5- 13

Cost: $220 Sports Vouchers can be used for this activity.

Have you ever wanted to skate or play ice hockey? Want to try it out? Or do you wish to develop your skating/ ice hockey skills further? Ice hockey is skilful, fun, great for fitness and building friendships.  

Instructor: Darwin Ice Skating Centre Coaches.

Mini- Masterchefs

6 - 9


Getting your children along to this cooking class is a great way of making friends, developing important skills and enjoying themselves while learning. These friendly and easy going sessions will be filled with excitement and creativity, as your children will get busy making all kind of dishes. Each week there is something different to be made and there are many fun things to be done. Your children will become little Master Chefs in no time! Please note that recipes may include dairy, nut and gluten products. If the instructor is notified then alternative recipes can be arranged.



Age: 9-13

Cost: $115

The EV3 robots build coding skills, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. In this Activity, students will work towards solving various challenges with their robots including developing/ coding programs to get their robot to dance, follow a line, and get through an obstacle course. The skills will be especially useful to any students wanting to participate in the Robocup competition this year.  



Age: 5- 8

Cost: $90

Chess is a two player, strategy board game played on a chessboard, a chequered game- board with 64 squares arranged in an 8x8 grid. the game is played by millions of people worldwide. Participants range in age from the young to the old. In this activity students will be taught the basics of the game: how the different pieces move; how to set up the board; how to attack and capture your opponent's pieces whilst protecting your own. They will play against each other in competitions to develop their skills and strategizing. 


3D Art and Craft

Age: 7- 10

Cost: $120

Students will explore 3D art and complete 3 pieces of work across 7 weeks: papier- mache sculptures, Plaster of Paris sculpture, collage art piece on Canvas. Students will work with Air Dry Clay, Craft Paper, PVA Glue, Plaster of Paris, Small canvases.


Ball Skills

Age: 4- 11

Cost: $90

Australian Rules, Rugby Union & League, Touch Football, Soccer, Netball, Basketball - these are some of the most popular sports played in Darwin and the rest of Australia. Many of these sports require similar skills and thought processes to be able to play. In this activity, students will learn passing, throwing, kicking, catching, evasion and decision-making skills along with having a great opportunity to have fun and compete with other students after school. They will be sports/ games they may have encountered previously or which are very new to them.  


School hours: Monday - Friday

Primary School: 08:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Supervision is provided before school (8:00 AM - 8:15 AM)
and after school (2:45 PM - 3:00 PM).

Preschool: 08:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Front Office: 08:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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