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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 3, 2018?

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.

Ball Skills

Ages 5-12

Cost: $130

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


Ballet

Ages 5-8 

Cost: $130

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


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


Just Dance!

Ages 5- 13 

Cost: $140

Returning again, one of the most popular activities!!! Call it dance. Call it exercise. When kids move to music, they call it fun! The 'Just Dance' fitness activity is a program where kids can exercise, dance and have fun all at the same time!

Instructor: Joanna Koulouriotis


Microwave Magic

Ages 9-13 

Cost: $140

Many people love to cook and do art activities- but did you know your microwave is a great source to complete these activities? In this exciting and creative activity students will be engaged in both art activities (such as cake in a mug) using the microwave as the main utensil. Please note that some recipes may contain nuts and dairy.

Instructor: Leisa Beynon


Lego Engineering- Simple Machines (Early Childhood)

Ages 5-8

Cost: $160

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, pulleys, wheels axles as well as blocks.



Lego Engineering- Simple Machines (Years 3 and 4) 

Ages 8-10

Cost $160

LEGO materials are a great platform for introducing young children (ages 8-10) to science and engineering concepts. In LEGO Engineering - Simple Machines students will be encouraged to collaborate as they work through open- ended tasks and extension ideas, facilitated and guided at all times by the instructor. They will investigate  how forces and properties of materials effect the behaviour of a product or system. Students will be engaged in investigating and understanding the operation  of simple and compound machines found in everyday life.


Lego Engineering- Powered Machines (Years 5 and 6) 

Ages 10-13

Cost: $160

LEGO materials are a great platform for introducing children (ages 10- 13) to science and engineering concepts. In LEGO Engineering- Powered Machines students will gain a fundamental STEM understanding of simple and powered machines, structures, and mechanisms. Students will design, build and observe the behaviour of their machines. They will reflect and redesign the machines functionality and present their findings to the group. Students will build the machines together, strengthening their 21st century skills in collaboration and communication.  


Boot Camp Buddies

Ages 9- 13

Cost: $130

Want to get fit? Work on your core strength? Lift the weight of a hundred elephants? Well Boot Camp Buddies is for you! This is a fun and challenging fitness, strength and conditioning activity for those that are wanting to take themselves to the next level. Think obstacle courses, team building activities, relaxing body stretching and lots of lifting heavy things! You will learn the correct techniques for strengthening your body from the top of your head to the tips of your toes and have fun with yours friends whilst doing it.

Instructor: Kiri Marschall

Table Tennis

Ages 10- 13

Cost: $160

Another New and exciting activity added to the ECA Program Have you ever wanted to play table tennis? Want to try it out? Or do you wish to develop your table tennis skills further? Table Tennis is skilful, fun, great for fitness, and building friendships. In this activity you will travel each week to KingPin in Marrara to learn to play Table Tennis.


Golf Tuition  

Ages 6- 13

Cost: $250 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/ Ice Hockey

Ages: 6- 13

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

Another New and exciting activity added to the ECA Program. 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? Darwin Ice Skating is very pleased to advise that it has engaged the National Sport Academy (NSA) Hockey to help establish a strong and reputable ice hockey program at the ice rink, based on the successful Learn2Play ice hockey program developed by NSA. In particular, John Kennedy Jr, Director with the NSA, will be directly involved, bringing his experience and renowned playing and coaching skills to the Top End. This is really an exciting development for Darwin - the emergence of a new ice sport. Ice hockey is skilful, fun, great for fitness and building friendships.  

Instructor: Darwin Ice Skating Centre Coach.

Robotics for Early Childhood

Age: 5- 8

Cost: $160

Learning to code through LEGO gives students the opportunity to use a physical problem- solving tool in their coding exercises. Their code comes to life in ways they can see, hear, touch and even chase across the room. This activity delivers key science content to early childhood students. The curriculum facilities and supports a clear, easy to follow journey through subjects, including: life, physical, earth and space sciences and engineering. In this activity students will be introduced to the hardware and coding with the building of Milo, a space rover. They will be communicating, collaborating, problem solving and having a great deal of FUN!!

Instructor: Steve Lineham

Robotics Middle Primary- LEGO MINDSTORMS

Age: 8- 10

Cost: $160

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. LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set is a hands- on, cross curricular STEM solution that engages students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations while helping them develop essential skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. 

Robotics Upper Primary- LEGO MINDSTORMS- Space Challenge

Age: 11- 13

Cost: $160

In this activity students will be taught the CODING and STEM concepts around the theme of a mission to Mars using LEGO MINDSTORM robots. This activity provides rich opportunities for students to explore and create innovative solutions for current space exploration topics.  

Ten Pin Bowling

Age: 10- 13

Cost: $160

Another New and exciting activity added tot he ECA Program Have you ever wanted to bowl properly? Want to try it out? Or do wish to develop your bowling skills further? Bowling is skilful, fun, great for fitness, and building friendships. In this activity you will travel each week to King Pin in Marrara to learn to bowl.

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

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