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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."

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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.

What activities can my child do in Term 1, 2019?

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

Registration Procedures are:

  • Online: go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au 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_1__2019

Ball Skills

Ages 5-13

Cost: $120

Australian Rules, Rugby Union and 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 doing sports/ games they may have encountered previously or which are very new to them.

Instructor: Josh Bentes


Lego Engineering- Simple Machines (Early Childhood)

Ages 5-8 

Cost: $130

LEGO materials are a great platform for introducing young children (ages 5-7) 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.

Instructor: Holly Parker


Bollywood Dancing

Ages 5- 8

Cost: $120

Bollywood dance is about storytelling and the dance style itself is a fusion of a whole lot of different dance types including belly dancing, hip hop and classical Indian dance. Children will get to experience a range of dance styles that come under the umbrella of Bollywood, including bhangra, gidda, jhoomar, garba and kathak. Bollywood dancing is an energetic form of exercise that can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health, all while having a lot of fun. Dance can also help to alleviate fears related to performing in front of an audience.

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Tennis

Ages 5-13 

Cost: $200 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


Make Do Construction

Ages 6- 9

Cost: $120

Make Do is a cardboard construction system for 21st Century thinking, making and play. The awesome feature of Make Do is that children learn by doing, creating and experimenting. Sometimes they will fail, sometimes they will succeed but they always learn. What they create opens the door to a world of imaginative play and activities.  

Instructor: Dina Zikos


Yoga and Meditation  

Ages 6- 9 

Cost: $120

For children, just like adults, yoga coupled with meditation is a wonderful activity that makes exercise feel less like exercise and more like loving and respecting one's body. Yoga is a fantastic choice of exercise for children of all ages because it has innumerable benefits for the mind, as well as the body. It can be practiced almost anywhere and anytime. Through yoga, children can learn to live in the moment and focus on what they are doing at that moment.

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STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Maths) 

Ages 6-13

Cost: $130

In this new, exciting and challenging Activity students will be introduced to many science, technology, art, engineering and math's concepts through accomplishing specific tasks, solving problems and building models, Students will learn to create electrical circuits to power a variety of objects that they create. They will learn about levers, pulleys and gears.  

Instructor: Tara McManus


Chess

Ages 9-13

Cost $110

Chess is a two-player, strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered 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 setup 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.

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Golf Tuition  

Ages 6- 13

Cost: $240 Sports Vouchers can be used for this activity

Become the next Greg Norman, Jason Day, Karrie Webb or Minjee Lee!!! In this new and exciting activity you will be taught the skills of golf. Sessions will start with a short functional warm up then there will be a series of Golf and functional movement activities that students will rotate through. Over the course of the 8 weeks students will touch on what the NTIS call their 7 fundamental movements skills. Push, Pull, Hinge, Brace, Rotate, Lunge and Squat. Combining these movement skills with golf skills we aim to provide the student with a series of fun learning stations that will alterate over the course of the 8 weeks. Weeks 4 and 8  we will aim to have the group out on the golf course to playing a couple of golf holes. 

Instructor: Darwin Golf Club Proffesional, Kurt Watts

Ice Skating

Ages: 5- 13

Cost: $240 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 Coach.

Curious Scientists: Forensics

9- 13

$120

Science has come a long way in developing techniques to solve crimes. Each week students will be presented with a different crime. They will become the detective and together with their team of experts, will use a forensic technique to solve the mystery of "Who Dunnit?" Be prepared to be challenged in many ways- Are you up for the challenge?

Instructor: Carmel Spruhan

Just Dance!

Age: 5- 12

Cost: $120

Call it dance. Call it exercise. When kids move to music, they call it fun ! 'Just Dance' is a program where kids can exercise, dance, get fit and have fun all at the same time! Students will dance along to their favourite songs, play some all-time favourite games and meet new friends along the way.

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Green Screen!

Age: 1- 8

Cost: $140

Have you been to the moon? Do you want to climb to the top of Mount Everest without leaving the classroom? Well now you can by participating in the Green Screen ECA program. Create amazing student directed and edited videos placing yourself anywhere in the world using simple green screen apps. Put yourself in the director's chair or in front of the camera and create incredible green screen videos using child friendly right on your iPad.

Instructor: Steve Lineham

Photography Fun

Age: 8- 13

Cost: $150

Do you enjoy getting out and about? Do you have an 'eye' for shapes, lines, patterns and colour? Do you enjoy capturing memories for eternity? Then the Photography Fun ECA is for you! Pairing the use of technology with natural resources, you will have the chance to photograph a broad range of subjects and produce creative artistic pieces for home. Students will learn the theoretical background to producing quality images as well as exploring simple photo editing.

Instructor: Kiri Marschall

Young Tones

Age: 7- 10

Cost: $100

Getting your children along to this singing group is a great way of making friends, develop important skills, building confidence and enjoying themselves while learning. These friendly and easy going sessions will be filled with excitement and creativity, as your children will participate as part of a group. Each week there is a new song to sing or a new singing technique to learn. There are many fun songs to sing, in one part and two part harmony.

Instructor: Anna Potts

School hours: Monday - Friday

Students: Primary School: 08:15am - 2:45pm Pre School 08:00am- 11:00am and 12:00pm- 3:00pm

Front office: 08:00am - 3:30pm

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