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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 4, 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 4 2019

Rock Climbing

Ages 7- 9

Cost: $180 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: $105

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.

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Tennis

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: $70

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: $195 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.

Mini- Masterchefs

6 - 9

$105

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.

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Robotics

Age: 9-13

Cost: $105

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.  

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Yoga

Age: 5- 8

Cost: $90

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 practised almost anywhere and anytime. Through yoga, children can learn to live in the moment and focus on what they are doing  at that moment.

Instructor: Rachita Jain

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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