Our Extracurricular Activity Guide Mackay for January 2021 has some of the best activities for your children to get involved in outside of school, all throughout the school year. Whether they’re into sports or art or something else, your child is sure to enjoy making new friendships, learning, and developing skills in areas they are passionate about. Take a look at some of the great options below:
This year’s event is going online! You’ll be able to view more than 100 sport and recreation options in the Mackay Region on your computer, laptop or mobile device. The expo runs throughout the month of February, helping you find your club from the wide range of sporting organisations, teams and active leisure groups.
P 4961 9610 or 4961 9475
Offering a fun way to exercise and get fit for children, Mackay Indoor Sports makes it easy to join a team sport, whether it be with your friends or on your own. Plus it’s indoors – so it’s always time to play whether rain or shine! They offer junior indoor netball, soccer and cricket for children during Term 3 and 4 of the Queensland School Term. All game durations are 45 minutes.
There is no membership, insurance or joining fees at Mackay Indoor Sports and the cost is $8.00 per player, per game. You can also either register a team or choose to join a team, and qualified coaches are on hand. Mackay Indoor Sports has everything you need for a good game, every time!
A 225 Harbour Rd, Mackay Harbour
P 4957 2672 Mackay Indoor Sports Arena
If your child loves to sing then why not enrol them into an affordable and accessible choir, where music and friendships are created? This non-auditioned choir run by Bee Musical Studio is inclusive and perfect for any child aged 8 – 18 years, male or female, during school terms on Thursday afternoons. Run by a qualified music teacher and experienced vocalist, the choir is a great opportunity for those who want a low-cost extra activity. Plus, all music is provided and there are a range of performance and genre opportunities, including concerts and Christmas carolling.
Cost: $25.00 per school term
P 0404 163 097
Azure Glass offers eight-week fun and safe craft lessons, using glass materials, for children aged 10 – 16 years old. All materials are provided which children and teens use to design, cut and construct a kiln-formed glass project on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 3.30pm – 5.30pm. In addition, each student’s project will be showcased in a planned exhibition at the end of the year, showing off the hard work and fun put into their work.
Six students are allowed per lesson and closed in shoes are mandatory. Safety glasses are provided.
Cost: $350.00 per student (full eight week course).
A 321 Anzac Avenue Marian
P 0415 778 609
Azure Glass Mackay QLD
With One Voice Choirs are inclusive programs that are run on Thursdays. These programs are aimed at bridging the gap between the fortunate and less fortunate in the Mackay community and reducing loneliness, depression and social isolation. Through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing, these programs offer a safe space where people can connect and develop supportive networks with diverse members of the community. Overall their vision is to create happier, healthier and more inclusive communities. You can visit the website for more information including cost (varies) and more.
P 0404 163 097
This boutique swim facility teaches swimming for babies above three months, up to pre-squad. Their small, intimate classes provide a safe, comfortable space for every child to learn and make progress.
At Jump! there’s a strong community feel where they can discuss your child’s swimming progress every class,and get to know the children on a more personal level to help mentor them on their swimming journey. The school’s class prices vary depending on site – visit their website or call for more information. Bookings can be made online.
A 6/14 Heaths Rd, Mackay
P 4942 8064
Dance Express can help your child not only be a great dancer, but also a great kid who is both confident and creative! The high-energy, encouraging classes run from Tiny Tots.
Generally, the focus on technicality and skill increases with each class level/age, with Tiny Tots classes for 18 months + focusing more on fun, singing, activities and getting to know dance. Overall, Dance Express offers dance styles for Junior School classes and above – include ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, yoga, pilates, acrobatics and more!
Prices vary and different payment options are available. Visit the website for more information.
A 25 Valley St, Mackay
P 0407 675 990
Learn to Swim classes are for children aged three years and above, providing them a safe environment to learn in, that builds their confidence. There’s a focus on proper techniques, good form, breathing and body positioning; to allow children independence in the water. Pat Wright OAM and Lee Day have over 40 years of experience, so your child will be in the best hands they can be.
There are five levels for different abilities and classes take place weekly. Visit the website for more information.
A 8 Lawson St, Mackay
P 4953 1744
Rugbytots is a rugby-based play program for 2 – 7 year old boys and girls. Your child will learn basic rugby skills in these age-appropriate weekly classes.
The benefits also reach even further with important development skills such as; listening and following instructions, balance, agility and hand-eye coordination. In addition, there are psychological benefits such as encouraging social skills and teamwork, bonding and making friendships, introducing rules and structure, and more. Not to mention that every child has a whole lot of fun!
Cost: From $13.00. Runs on various days for different age groups – please visit the website for more information.
A Various locations around Mackay
P 0409 826 057
Offering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, acro, drama, music theatre, private speech and singing lessons, Aspire Performing Arts Studio serves to help young people achieve. From Mums and Bubs right up to senior performers, there’s a class to suit all ages and abilities, whether you’re a beginner or an avid dancer. Everyone can have fun, make new friends and dance it out!
Visit the website for the 2021 enrolment form or to enquire about classes for your child.
A 1/7 Windmill Crossing, Mount Pleasant
P 0468 947 116 or 0404 190 017