After School Recreation

Have heaps of fun while learning new skills

We offer a range of exciting after school recreation programmes where participants can have fun learning new skills while increasing their confidence and developing their co-ordination, balance, movement and problem solving abilities.

Our Bishopdale Recreation Centre, located next to the Bishopdale Public Library, offers 9 week term programmes of basketball, gymnastics and dance.

The Adventure Centre in Sydenham runs various climbing programmes, as well as archery, on their 10 week programmes.

BASKETBALL

at Bishopdale Recreation Centre
We run great basketball training and development squads for children. Get your child involved and see them develop skills, friendships and a team spirit while also staying fit and healthy.

JUNIOR MINIBALL

for 5-6 year olds

Junior Miniball is the foundational skills programme for 5-6 year olds.  The focus is on learning fundamental movement skills and basic basketball skills, such as ball control and co-ordination, through fun and inclusive games and activities.

  • Mondays 3.30pm-4.15pm
  • Wednesdays 3.30pm-4.15pm
  • *Payment required on enrolment, payment by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, direct debit options available at Bishopdale Reception
$130.50*
per term

MINIBALL

for 7-8 year olds

Miniball is designed for 7-8 year olds to continue developing basic basketball skills, such as passing, catching, shooting and dribbling, and refining fundamental movement skills.  Sessions are a mix of fun and engaging activities and games.

  • Mondays 4.15pm-5pm
  • Wednesdays 4.15pm – 5pm
  • *Payment required on enrolment, payment by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, direct debit options available at Bishopdale Reception
$130.50*
per term

BEGINNERS

for 9-12 year olds

Beginner sessions for 9-12 year olds has an emphasis on refining skills and applying these skills to game-like situations.  Players are introduced to full-size hoops and learn basic offence and defence concepts.

  • Mondays 5pm-6pm
  • Wednesdays 5pm-6pm
  • *Payment required on enrolment, payment by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, direct debit options available at Bishopdale Reception
$130.50*
per term

SQUADS

for 9-16 year olds

Squad training supports players in developing and honing their skills for basketball competitions and competitive games.  The focus is on advancing basketball concepts and strategies and applying them to game-like situations.  A skill-based trial needs to be organised with the basketball team to enrol in these sessions.

  • Mondays 6pm-7pm
  • *Payment required on enrolment, payment by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, direct debit options available at Bishopdale Reception
$130.50*
per term

CLIMBING

at the Adventure Centre, Sydenham
Our climbing programmes cater for those new to climbing, right through for those with more experience and starting competitive climbing.

TREE FROGS

for 7-9 year olds

This skill development focused programme runs at Clip ‘n Climb, and allows participants to learn the basics of rock climbing technique whilst building their confidence levels through both games and structured climbing activities. Our instructor actively encourages and teaches participants entry level climbing skills whilst ensuring everyone is having heaps of fun!

The programme runs for four sessions – the first four weeks of the term, and the last four weeks of the term. Children can opt to do a part or full term depending on what suits them.

  • Mondays 4pm-5pm
$95
per 4 week course

BILLY GOATS

for 9-13 year olds

A great introduction to climbing on our large wall, where participants will learn and develop skills in basic climbing technique and the safe belaying of others.

Designed for those who are keen to experience indoor top rope climbing in a fun, safe and controlled environment with a friendly, experienced instructor, minimum age 9 years.

At the end of the term participants who have successfully learnt how to belay are awarded a belay licence and will be able to belay under the minimum age (13) with guardian supervision.

  • Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays | Fridays 4pm-5pm
$175
per term

PEAK PANTHERS

for 10-13 year olds

This programme is the next step up from Billy Goats, and focuses on basic lead climbing and abseiling skills such as managing and using ropes, safe quickdraw placement and removal, Grigri and ATC belaying, and how to attach to and use an abseil with a back up.

Each term also consists of a lot of climbing and other ABL activities.

Peak Panthers is not suitable for younger participants and those who have a fear of heights. Entry into Peak Panthers requires completion of Billy Goats or staff approval, for children aged 10 years+.

  • Tuesdays 4pm-5.30pm
  • Wednesdays | Thursdays 5pm-6.30pm
$195
per term

GYMNASTICS

at the Bishopdale Recreation Centre
Gymnastics emphasizes fundamental movement skills and this helps in the development of child’s balance, coordination, strength, flexibility and spatial awareness, all these core motor skills are essential in gymnastics, but also fundamental life movements. Each class focuses on an individual skill with their group and each week progressions are introduced. Our programme is based on a level and skill development programme. This allows children to make steady progress throughout our programme based on their individual skill set, and allows children to be proud and confident with their visible progress. Our experienced gymnastics coaches will guide each child through circuit rotations of various apparatus; beam, vault, double mini tramp, floor, and rings/bar. We pride ourselves on creating a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all participants.

LEVEL 1 – BEGINNERS

5 – 7 year olds

Level 1 is an introduction to gymnastics.  Gymnasts learn basic gymnastics skills such as rolling, holds and balance.  This class is for children that have had very little gymnastics experience.

  • Tuesdays 3.30pm-4.30pm or 4.30pm-5.30pm
  • *Payment required on enrolment, payment by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, direct debit options available at Bishopdale Reception
$130.50*
per term

LEVEL 2 – INTERMEDIATE

6 – 10 year olds

Level 2 sessions continue to progress through basic gymnastics skills.  These sessions are for children who have some gymnastics experience and have had beginners or introduction classes prior.

  • Tuesdays 3.30pm-4.30pm OR 4.30pm-5.30pm
  • *Payment required on enrolment, payment by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, direct debit options available at Bishopdale Reception
$130.50*
per term

LEVEL 3 – ADVANCED

7 – 13 year olds

Level 3 sessions fine tune gymnastics skills they have learnt and start to apply these to basic routines.  Children need to be able to confidently use gymnastics equipment and have gymnastics skill knowledge.

  • Tuesdays 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • *Payment required on enrolment, payment by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, direct debit options available at Bishopdale Reception
$130.50*
per term

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS

This parent/child drop in gymnastic session is a fun way to introduce pre-schoolers to a semi-structured programmed where they can have fun and challenge themselves in a safe inclusive environment.

 

Toddlers will participant in a different circuit programme each week with the support of our gymnastics coach and parents supervision. Children will learn how to listen, follow instructions, and even take turns and share with others.

 

This class will focus on gymnastics fundamental movements while having the opportunity to explore our gymnastics apparatuses.

for 2-5 year olds

Tuesdays 11.15am-12pm in term time
$7 PER SESSION

10 session concession cards available to purchase

$65 – valid for 12 months

Archery

at the Adventure Centre, Sydenham

Sign up for archery and learn the skills and techniques to get you on target!

 

The small group size means there is plenty of time spent letting arrows loose. Various games and archery related activities are played over the term. The programme is focused more on fun and teaching basic skills, rather than on competitive archery.

for 9-13 year olds

Thursdays 4pm-4.45pm
$160 per term

Hip Hop Dance

at the Bishopdale Recreation Centre

Step into the world of hip-hop with our exciting and energetic classes!

 

Our hip-hop classes are designed to foster creativity, self-expression and develop coordination and rhythm. Hip-hop provides a playful and engaging way for children to develop and express physically, socially, and emotionally.

 

Children will learn structured choreography sequences that are fun, inclusive and engaging.

 

Join us to build confidence through movement in a safe, inclusive environment.

for 5-9 year olds

$130.50* per term

*Payment required on enrolment, payment by credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge, direct debit options available at Bishopdale Reception

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