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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 2, 2019?

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_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: $120

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: Nidia Korfias


Ages 5-13 

Cost: $190 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: $190 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: What would happen if......?

9- 13


Has curiosity disappeared? This unit is designed to bring out your curiosity about our wonderful world in a hands-on way. Each week, you will be asked, What would happen if....? And, you will be asked to find out what happened, and why. This is an opportunity to have fun with others, to develop your curiosity about the world and to try to solve some of science's mysteries.

Instructor: Carmel Spruhan

Robotics- EV Mindstorm Robots

Age: 9-13

Cost: $120

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.  

Instructor: Eilis Smart

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

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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