Parenting Week Seminars

We’re excited to be hosting 4 Seminars over Parenting Week 2017:

  1. Growing a Great Reader by Dr Amy Scott. Monday 21st August at 10am. Free.
  2. Tools for Engaging Cooperation by Jenny Hale. Tuesday 22nd August at 7pm. Free
  3. Family Wellbeing by The Alright Team.  Monday 28th August at 7pm. Free
  4. A Baby’s Cues by Philippa Murphy. Wednesday 30th August at 9:30am. $10pp

Book your tickets now at:

Babysitting Training – FULL

The Plunket Babysitting Training Course for Teens is now FULL for the July holidays.  If you’re interested in the next course, please email your details to:

Basketball Kidsfest Holiday Programme

### UPDATE – the Senior Basketball Programme is now FULL (ages 9 – 12). Space still available for 7-9’s – any queries, email: ###
If you’re into Basketball, there are still spaces available for the Kidsfest 3 Day Basketball Holiday Programme in Week 2 of the school holidays.  Suitable for all abilities, it’s a chance to learn something new, show us your skills and make new friends. Ages 7-9 are 9:15am – 12:00noon each day and ages 9-12 are 1:00pm – 3:45pm.  $75 for the three days including sweet prizes!  More info and online registration at this link:

Kidsfest Basketball

Kidsfest & July School Holiday Options

We’ve got a busy July School Holidays with four programmes options…

1. ‘Have a Go’ Music Lessons

Kidsfest special from 18th – 21st July.  $25 for a 1 hour music lesson on 2 instruments with our trained Amplify tutors.  Choose from Drums, Piano and Guitar.

More information and Register:

2. Basketball Holiday Programme

Kidsfest special from 18th – 20th July.  Ages 7-9’s in the mornings and ages 9-12’s in the afternoons.  Just $75 for 3 days of coaching, drills, games and prizes.

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3. Holiday Programmes

10th – 14th July for Years 1 – 8.  $150 for the week. WINZ subsidies.  Junior & Senior Programmes with activities including theatre, stone carving, swimming and ice skating.

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4. Teen Babysitting Training

17th July. 9am – 3pm.  Led by a Plunket Trainer & everyone gets a certificate. $25 for the day.

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Arrow Strike – Term 3 League

Sign up now to a NEW weekly club at Youth Alive Trust starting in Term 3 – Arrowstrike!! This is a new game that none of your mates will have played before – and a lot of fun!! If you enjoyed the taster sessions we did at the beginning of the term with Rock Solid & Surge, this is your chance to play weekly for the whole of Term 3. Register by emailing or Facebooking Arrow Strike – and share with your mates.  Check out video’s of what a game looks like here: or see their website:

Stage 4 Opening

Supporters, dignitaries, parents, and members of the public are invited to a Morning Tea Celebration on Thursday 6th July at 10:30am, as new areas of Grace Vineyard Beach Campus continue to open after major redevelopment.  The two purpose built music rooms and the outdoor pre school play area are the latest areas to open, with support from funders such as Creative NZ, The Lion Foundation, Pub Charity Ltd, Playmatta, the Grace Vineyard congregation and a Ministry of Education Playgroup Grant.  It will also be an opportunity to look around the rest of the development and chat to staff who are using it on a daily basis.  Please let us know if you intend on coming, so we can get enough morning tea!  If you can’t make the 6th July, but would like to visit another time, we’d love to show you around and tell you the stories about what difference the building development is making to our programmes.

Thanks Z Energy

Thanks to everyone who used their Orange Tokens to vote for Youth Alive Trust in the recent Z Energy Good in The Hood campaign. Donations like this help us to continue doing good in our hood – and who knows where and who those good ripples will spread too  🙂

Amazing Leaders…

So proud of our senior youthworkers who work on a variety of programmes at Grace Vineyard Beach Campus and in the New Brighton communuty every week. We pray your mid-year training at Living Springs was refreshing, encouraging and inspiring enough to keep you going for the next few months, years & decades! Thank you for all you do 🙂

Bye Esther…. Hello Olivia!

We’re sad 🙁 to publicly announce that Esther Mitchell is leaving YAT for new pastures (including a wedding to a certain volunteer!) We thank Esther for all the work and enthusiasm she has brought to her role of supporting young people on the east, both in school, clubs, holiday programmes and oscar for the past 2.5 years. However, we’re excited 😀 to announce her replacement, Olivia Brown, who brings many talents, including a love of cooking, events and fun times! (Photo taken at today’s Kitchen Klub – the official hand over begins!)


We had an awesome time with the Arrow Strike team on Friday night. Our intermediates and teens said that Arrowstrike is the best game they’d played all year! Everyone got involved, and it was easy for anyone to learn. Can’t recommend Josh and Mal highly enough! I wonder if there’s enough interest from people to set up a weekly pay as your play league??

Youth Alive Trust

Check our video from Friday night with Youth Alive Trust Youth Group playing Arrow Strike. You guys were awesome we hope you had fun! #ArrowstrikeNZFor your event please message us on Facebook or email at

Posted by Arrow Strike on Monday, May 15, 2017