Lane Cove Back To School Activities for Every Age – Term 1 2018

Wow, how fast do the school holidays go! It won’t be long before it’s back to school, and it is time to plan for some 2018 Term 1 Activities.  We have put together a list of some local activities for pre-schoolers, primary school students, tweens, teenagers/secondary school kids – in other words something for everyone.


Letterland is a proven, child-friendly phonics program for teaching children valuable pre-reading skills. Our interactive classes in Lane Cove are 45 mins and run for 9 weeks during the school term. Parental participation is not required.

Cost: Introduction classes $215/term
Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays (beginning 6/2/18) OR our new Saturday class (beginning 3/2/18)
Time: 9.45am – 10.30am
Address: 565 Mowbray Rd (cnr Felton Ave), Lane Cove
Special ITC offer: Free trial class (subject to availability) 


If your school-aged child is struggling with maths or English, you may want to consider Kumon, you can read ITC’s review of Kumon here.

 Suites 5 & 6, 34 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
 0403 397 885


Learning With Confidence is all about connecting the right tutor for your HSC child.   Their intensive, individualised approach helps their tutors to get the best out of every student. LWC has a proven track record in the improvement of assessment scores. They attribute their success with their focus on holistic care. Happy, well-prepared and confident students will naturally achieve their best with minimal worry or anxiety.  LWC provides tutors for students from primary to HSC level.  Thier HSC students have seen some great results and this is one area that is their specialty.

 96 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
 0414 609 769
 0404 265 710



Have you thought about giving your child a gift for life? Language is in hot demand by parents. Parents think that speaking a foreign language is the most crucial skill for their child to develop for the future. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world (excluding English)

InSpanish is a unique and fun way for kids to learn Spanish. We teach Spanish for Kids from 6 months to 12 years old.

Cost: from $20 to $24
Address: Lane Cove Library and Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre
Date and time: Check our website for details
Book Here:


A space where tutors and professionals will be supervising homework from primary to high school students, helping on specific assignments, subject, and study.

This will enable you to relax about homework reminders, no nagging and monitoring homework at home. We will include skills for organisation, planning, time management + study skills.

Cost: Homework Collective Groups  Primary School: $45 per afternoon High School: $69 per afternoon
Date: Open Monday – Wednesday
Time: Primary School:(3:15-4:30/ 3:30-4:45) High School: (4:30-6:00)
Address:  New group space Unit 6, 46 Burns Bay Road (Opposite the Post Office )
Book Here:
Facebook: sydneytherapy
Special ITC offer: 2 for 1 ! Book one afternoon and get the second afternoon half price for term 1!



Our Art Play workshops are designed to ignite wonder and excitement. Big Wild Imagination nurtures children’s imaginations by providing resources and opportunities for them to create. The focus is encouraging children to explore their creativity, while promoting positive social interactions, problem solving skills, independence and instilling confidence. We offer morning Art Play workshops for 2 to 5 years olds, after-school workshops for 5 to 12 years and school holiday workshops.

Cost: $20/workshop 2-5yrs, $25/workshop after-school
 Term 1 starts 5th Feb to 13th April 2018
9.30-10.30am 2-5yrs, 3.45-5.30pm after-school
Address:  141 
Centennial Ave, Lane Cove
Book Here:
Special ITC offer: Sibling discount available, use code bwi10


Introduce your baby or toddler to the joys of music and movement with Joey Jig Baby & Toddler Music classes.  Weekly lessons include fun original songs composed by owner/teacher Alicia to engage and entertain bubs and mums, with traditional nursery rhymes, percussion, singing, dancing and games. 

Swing Swing: Babies 3 months – 1 year
Be-Bop: 1-2 years
Jump & Jive: 2-4 years

Cost: $174.90 (11 week term), $159.50 (10 week term Mondays & Fridays)

Date: Term 1 Monday January 29th – Friday April 13th
Time: Register interest for new Monday morning or Thursday afternoon Lane Cove classes
Address: Living & Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road Lane Cove 2066
Contact: Alicia 0401 040 525
Website: http://www


Carlile Swimming provides swimming programs for all ages, from babies to Olympians. We have been pioneering new teaching and training methods for more than half a century and are recognised worldwide as a leader in all aspects of aquatic education. Carlile has built a state of the art purpose built swimming centre in Lane Cove West that features warm, clean 32C water, custom pool depths and child-friendly platforms. Call Carlile for more information or drop in and meet the team.


Water Confidence
Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm
Sat – 8am – 4pm
Sun – 8am – 12pm

Learn to Swim – Preschool
Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm
Sat from 8am to 4pm
Sun from 8am to 12pm

Learn to Swim – School Age
Mon to Fri from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Sat from 8am to 4pm
Sun from 8am to 12pm

Stroke Development
Mon to Fri from 4pm to 7pm
Sat from 8am to 3pm
Sun from 8am to 12pm

Squad Swimming
Mon to Fri from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Sat from 8am to 4pm
Sun from 8am to 12pm

Cost:  Monthly Fee – $89

Discounts are available for families of three or more children, and for children swimming two or more times per week. Please ask at Carlile reception for more details.  Free parking on site.

Address: Carlile Swimming, 4 Sirius Road, Lane Cove West NSW 2066
Book Here:
Phone:  9188 1027


Date: Term 1 commences on 29 April 2017 and finishes on 13th April
Time: Please see website for timetable
Address: Monday & Tuesday Gymbaroo – 19 Rosenthal Ave
Lane Cove NSW (behind Post Office)
Wednesday & Friday – 6 Greendale St Greenwich NSW

Book Here: Enrol Here


Lane Cove Squash offers a Junior start-up squad on Friday afternoon from 4-5.30 pm during the school term. The squad is tailored for beginners from age 4-14. The squad is a mixture of fun games and routines that make learning Squash great fun.

Junior players can attend casually or sign up for the term and get their own Squash racket to keep as part of the deal!

Address: 29 Birdwood Ave, Lane Cove
Book Here: Bookings call 9427 6001
Phone:  9427 6001


A fun way to learn skills.  Each 45 min class incorporates many different activities which cover a  variety of movements. The benefits from this will make the transition into school a much more enjoyable experience as they have been introduced to social skills like team play, boundaries, respect for others and following instructions. We also include an educational component to develop each child’s understanding of shapes, colours, numbers and the alphabet through participation in our fun skills and games.

Cost: $220.
Date: Term 1 start the week of Tuesday the 6th of February.
Time: 9:15am and 10:15am. 45min classes
Address: Lane Cove and Willoughby
Book here:
Special ITC offer: 25% OFF term fee’s – Introduce a new family to Kinder Sports, both families receive 25% OFF one participant. *Conditions apply, see website for details.

Lane Cove Taekwondo is offering free classes over the entire January school holiday period! 

Cost: Free during January School Holidays
Date: All of January holidays
Time: Please see website for timetable
Address: Lane Cove Bowling Club – 151 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove
Book Here: Email us to book now
Special ITC offer: Join up before the school term starts and receive a free uniform


Yoga helps Tweens (3rd to 6th graders) girls and boys learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, developing balance and coordination, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way, while having fun with their friends. 

Our 10-week Tweens Yoga Course provides Primary-school age children with a safe space to explore Yoga poses and developmentally-appropriate breathing exercises, creative movement games, and much-needed relaxation techniques. Classes are fun, expressive, thoughtful and structured. 

Bring a buddy and come, join us! 

Yoga for kids on Sydney’s north shore. 

Led by our resident Tweens-Whisperer, Katrina Carroll.

Cost: $180
Dates: Wednesdays 7th Feb to 11th April 2018 (10 weeks)
Time: 4:15 – 5:15pm
Address: Yogabowl, Inside Lane Cove Tennis Club. Kenneth St @ Central Park, Longueville.
Book Here:


The ideal Yoga class for stressed-out High School aged students in Lane Cove.

The physical aspects of Teens Yoga will stretch, strengthen and tone your body – which complements the sport you play by increasing focus and preventing injury AND is ideal for desk-sitters and slouchers. 

Aside from the physical benefits, teenagers learn skills for coping with the unique issues they”re faced with every day: exams & expectations, stressful schedules & situations, friendships and relationships, and the enormous pressure to fit in.

We provide a safe, fun space where they don’t need to overachieve – and offer tools to deal with pressure, stress and anxiety AND develop focus and confidence. They’ll truly relax with a combination of movement, breathing and gentle meditation techniques.

Cost: $162
Dates: Sundays 4th Feb to 8 th April 2018 (no class Easter Sunday 1st April)
Time: 4:15 – 5:15pm
Address: Yogabowl, Inside Lane Cove Tennis Club. Kenneth St @ Central Park, Longueville.
Book Here:



Yoga will help kids develop a good understanding of their bodies, create healthy movement patterns and good postural alignment. Through yoga poses, breathing technique and meditation will kids learn how to make choices that respect themselves and others, increase self-confidence and build positive self-image.

Cost: $128 per school term

Date: Yoga for KIDS Starting 13 February 2018 on Tuesdays
Tweens & Teens Yoga Starting 15 February 2018 on Thursdays
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Address: Suite 1, 2 Austin Street, Lane Cove (above Via Napoli)
Book Here: ENROL NOW
Phone: 0403 294 824




Back to School Activity Related Retailers

Ballet Stuff

Hidden at the Rosenthal Car park end of Atrium Plaza, Ballet Stuff stocks very reasonable priced dance and gym gear.  Their Best Seller Ballet Pack – which includes shoes, leotard, tights & skirt – is a really affordable way to get the entire outfit. This pack contains premium quality dancewear drastically cheaper than you will find in any retail outlet. It is a great Christmas Gift for little dancers.

ballet stuff

Giggle Me Pink

Giggle Me Pink has a range of Back to School ‘Girl Style’ accessories, along with a selection of dance wear and accessories for those budding ballerina’s.

giggle me pink

Eye Test

It is a good idea to get your child’s eyes tested before they go back to school (particularly if you or your partner wear glasses).  Eyes 4 You have a back to school special on prescription glasses.

Lane Cove Music Supplies

Did you know we have a music store in Lane Cove?  Yes, we do it is located in Central Arcade on the First Floor.  Just call Derek and he will organise sheet music, instruments, reeds, music stands are much more.  The convenience factor is HUGE.

Lane Cove Music Supplies


Back to School means back to sport and if you need a mouth guard, then speak to Apple Dental. A mouth guard is a priority if you are playing a contact sport.  Your child’s teeth are precious so make sure they are protected.  It is highly recommended that you go to a Dentist and have a mouth guard properly fitted. The ones you buy from a chemist don’t fit as well and that leads to kids complaining about wearing them or not wearing them at all. Apple Dental offers a huge range of mouth guard colours and would love to fit you or your child.  Find out more here.

dental practice in Lane Cove

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