July 2020 – YAT Update

Dear Parent/Caregiver,

We hope the school holidays have started well for you. We only have a few holiday programme spots available on our junior programme on Friday, otherwise everything else, including Breakaway and Teen Babysitting is FULL. Here’s a few updates:

1. CLUBS: Term 3

Bookings for next term are now LIVE and Term Plans are online too (click on the hyperlinks below). Why not try something new for a term or forward to a friend as spaces are available for all clubs. Register for this term (or the whole of 2020) at: https://yatclubs.aimyplus.com

Start dates for Term 3:

Kitchen Klub (School Years 5 – 8) – Monday 20th July

Beach Tots Playgroups (Pre-Schoolers) – Tuesday 21st  & Thursday 23rd July

Craft Club (School Years 5 – 8) – Thursday 23rd July

Rock Solid (School Years 7 & 8) – Friday 24th July

Surge (School Years 9 – 13) – Friday 24th July

Basketball Club (School Years 3 – 6) – Monday 27th July

Kōtirotiro Girls Club (School Years 1 – 6) – Wednesday 29th July

Tamatāne Boys Club (School Years 1 – 6) – Thursday 30th July

2. NEW Vans

We’re stoked to announce that YAT has now replaced its two older vans after 2 years of fundraising!  The old Transit and 20 year old Hiace have both been replaced with 12 seater Toyota Hiace Minivans (2016 & 2014) thanks to various funders such as Rotary and 20 individual donors who gave anything from $40 to $5,000 as well as the Crichton Cobbers legacy fund and their trade-in value. We now begin our fundraising drive to build garaging to protect these 3 vans from the sea elements.

3. After School Oscar (School Years 5 – 9)

We have some awesome activities planned for the winter term coming up, including CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS every TUESDAY! This has been funded by CreativeNZ and we have a maximum of 20 places for the 10 week term, so there is no extra cost if you’re enrolled on our Tuesday Oscar.  The workshops run from 3:30-5:00pm at the Roy Stokes Hall, over the road from our offices, by the Christchurch Circus School and will be learning Aerial Arts: trapeze, silks and lyra, Balancing /equilibristic arts: globes, rola-bola stilts and tightwire and learn acrobatics and juggling arts. The rest of the week timetable:

Mondays: Kitchen Klub

Tuesdays: Circus Skills

Wednesdays: Kōtirotiro Girls Club or Boys Activities

Thursdays: Tamatāne Boys Club or Craft Club

Fridays: Rock Solid

We now do pick up’s from 5 local schools; Rawhiti, SNBS, NBC, Nova and Chisnallwood, in our 3 modern Hiace 12 seater minivans and many are also eligible for the government subsidy (eg: if you have 2 children, you have to be earning more than $1,600 a week to not get anything).  Register now: https://yat.aimyplus.com/ or email Shelly with any questions: rego@yat.org.nz

4. Upcoming Events

We’re about to release information of two workshops we’re running in partnership with MHERC on Suicide Prevention, on Tuesday 28th July.  We’re also planning a massive Intermediates EPIC Dance Party on Friday 18th September and can confirm our holiday programmes will again be in Week 1 of the October School Holidays, 28th Sept – 2nd October.

5. Other News

Other recent news includes purchasing a community AED, advice and tips on how to protect your kids online, how to drink a blended Happy Meal, and how to pull off some amazing Trick Shots at YAT.

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Ngā mihi

The YAT Team