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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.

What activities can my child do in Term 2, 2018?

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.

Ball Skills

Ages 5-12

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

Introduction to Ballet

Ages 5-8 

Cost: $120

From Grand Plie to Grand Jete ! Introduction to Ballet is for students with an interest or passion for classical ballet. No prior dance experience is necessary as students will learn fundamentals of ballet; the importance of warming up; position; terms; origins and stories of ballet.

Instructor: Chrissa Skandaliaris

Bollywood Dancing

Ages 5- 12

Cost: $140

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.

Instructor: Rachita Jain


Ages 5-12 

Cost: $170 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

Terrific T-Shirt Printing

Ages 8- 12 

Cost: $140

The friendly and easy- going sessions will be filled with excitement as the children create their own unique T-Shirt designs. They will learn many new skills - drawing, designs and different fabric painting techniques. Each week the children will create a new T-Shirt design to take home and wear.

Instructor: Dina Zikos

Games Galore

Ages 8-12 

Cost: $110

In this ECA students will develop the 21st Century skills of Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking by engaging in playing against and with one another using a variety of board games. With a focus on fun, students will learn 'getting along' skills, taking turns and sharing. Games like Monopoly, Battleships, Pictionary, Boggle, Connect 4 and more.

Instructor: Laura Sparks

Lego Engineering

Ages 5-9 

Cost: $120

Getting started with LEGO materials in the classroom with young children can be exciting and challenging. LEGO materials are a great platform for introducing young children to science and engineering concepts rather than just playing. In LEGO Engineering, students will try and accomplish specific tasks and solve problems. LEGO lets kids exercise creativity and learn some fundamentals of engineering.

Instructor: Nidia Korfias

Candle and Keyring Construction

Ages 9-12

Cost $140

This ECA will offer students the opportunity to be creative and work with their minds and hands to make 4 different types of candles and 4 different types of keyrings. Each week students will be able to create a new object which they can take home and keep or give away as a lovely gift to family and friends.

Instructor: Leisa Beynon

Still Life Drawing

Ages 8-12

Cost: $120

In this Visual Arts focused activity students will explore their individual expression as they respond to a variety of inspiring still- life subjects, displays and conditions. They will experiment with different drawing approaches, techniques and mediums that will include water- pencils, charcoal and oil pastels. Students will be encouraged to deeply observe and appreciate life around them; be still and fully engaged in the moment and boldly express themselves through their drawn creations.

Instructor: Mary Gillespie

Growth Mindset and Mindfulness Strategies

Ages 5-8

Cost: $120

Research has shown that our mindset plays a big part in determining how far we will go. A fixed mindset assumes that our abilities are innate and immutable, while a growth mindset thinks that we can improve through practice and hard work. Growth mindset concentrates on the ability to learn new things through persistence, SMART goal setting and positive self- talk. In this ECA, students will explore yoga and meditative practices as well as the key components of growth mindset. 

Instructor: Kaila Bostock

iPad Band

Ages 8-12

Cost: $120

iPads can be valuable tool for supporting student learning. In this ECA, students will create a band using musical instrument apps such as piano and guitar. They will develop their creativity in the composing process and their communication and collaboration skills while playing their music.

Instructor: Angeline Vrettis


Ages 9-12

Cost: $150

Robotics and Coding are increasingly being considered as the 4th "R" of learning (Reading, wRiting, arithmetic) that modern day students must understand to succeed in a highly competitive, technology- driven world. Coding is problem- solving and Robotics develops these skills. With the use of Lego Mindstorms EV3, learn to program your robot through a series of tasks and challenges.

Instructor: Steve Lineham

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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