November 2019 Update

Dear YAT Family,

Only 48 days until 2020! Crazy!!  Here’s some updates for this month:

  1. Summer Holiday Programmes

Bookings for January Holiday Programmes for Years 1 – 9 are now LIVE.  Please book early to avoid disappointment, as they always book out!  All bookings done online at AimyPlus.  WINZ subsidies available. Programmes plans are on our website.

20th – 24th January – Holiday Programme Week 1

27th – 31st January – Holiday Programme Week 2

Junior Programmes

Senior Programmes

  1. TEEN Christmas Breakaway

Our FREE Teen Breakaway programme runs from 18th – 20th December.  Bookings will go LIVE on AimyPlus at 4:00 pm on Friday 22nd November. Limited spaces so get in quick!

  1. Babysitting Training – Wednesday 18th December

Whether you’re already babysitting the neighbours kids or your younger siblings or want some credibility when looking for a babysitting job – this day is for you!  Course covers expectations of a babysitter, the child and family, safety, play and basic first aid by a trained Plunket facilitator. Costs $30. Hosted by Youth Alive Trust in New Brighton.  Register now via our website or visit the facebook event.

  1. 4.  YAT Clothing – Christmas Gifts?

If you’re looking for a unique gift for your child for Christmas, then grab any piece of clothing, and get a YAT design printed on it!  Hoodie? T-shirt? Hat? Grab an order form at reception or Click here for possible designs.

  1. 5. Van Fundraising

We have now raised over $11,500 from 30th Birthday Gifts towards our much needed replacement van!!!  Thank you very much to all those who contributed!  If anyone else would like to give a Birthday Gift, online donations can be made into: ANZ Bank Account – Youth Alive Trust: 117892-0066444-00 or eftpos donations at reception.  If you do, please email us your details so we can send you a receipt and you can claim one third back!

  1. 6. NEW UpstreamNZ Partnership

Youth Alive Trust has a new fundraising scheme, where YAT receives donations when people use approved businesses for their everyday purchases!  This VIDEO explains how it works.

  • E.g.: If you switch your electricity to YES Power (Canterbury based, and can beat most other rates) then YAT receives an average of $100 per year, at no extra cost to you! (ask them for a quote HERE!),
  • E.g.: If you need you heat pump cleaned, and you use an Upstream approved business, then YAT receives a percentage of that cost, e.g.: 15%

Other services and products include travel, Real Estate, Home Loans, Coffee, Solar Energy, Bouncy Castles, Electrician, Painter & Plasterer, Photographers, Builders, Bins, Carpet, Insurance and more!!!

Next time you need a service or product, book your business through: www.upstreamnz.co.nz and ask them to donate their gift to Youth Alive Trust.

Wishing you and your whanau a wonderful long weekend!

The YAT Team

www.yat.org.nz

www.facebook.com/youthalive

Family Fun Night 2019

Only one week till Family Fun Night at Grace Vineyard Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Road from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Drop in anytime! We have plenty of dinner options this year with something for everyone. From traditional BBQ to Japanese cuisine with Mobile OSAKA-YA, Green Bear Coffee NZ, the best waffles ever with Pip In Pyjamas and world famous The Burger Joint. Check out their facebook pages for yummy things on offer!! Tummy still not satisfied? Then take a wander around New Brighton for even more great dinner options.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2318253878424909/

October Updates…

Dear YAT Family,

Term 4 has started and there are only 62 days until Christmas!  Here’s some updates for this month:

  1. Summer Holiday Programmes

We can now confirm that our January Holiday Programmes for Years 1 – 9 will be in the final two weeks of January, as most schools don’t start until February.  Bookings will go LIVE at 4:00 pm on Friday 15th November.

20th – 24th January – Holiday Programme Week 1

27th – 31st January – Holiday Programme Week 2

There is no Breakaway in January, but there is a Breakaway for TEENAGERS ONLY from 18th – 20th December.  Bookings will go LIVE at 4:00 pm on Friday 22nd November.

  1. 2. YAT 30th Birthday Celebrations!!!!!

We’ve just finished a big week of 30th birthday celebrations – we had a lot of cake at 10 Club Parties, a Friends of YAT BBQ, Celebration church services and our UpstreamNZ launch. Check out some of the celebration Photos HERE.  You will also see we’ve been uploading lots of old photos onto our facebook page too – check them out at Facebook Albums.

Birthday Gifts

Over the past week, $10,673 has been donated as Birthday Gifts towards our much needed replacement van – this is amazing!!!  Thank you very much to all those who contributed!  If anyone else would like to give a Birthday Gift, online donations can be made into: ANZ Bank Account – Youth Alive Trust: 117892-0066444-00 or eftpos donations at reception.  If you do, please email us your details so we can send you a receipt and you can claim one third back!

  1. Family Fun Night – Thursday 31st October

Everyone is welcome to the annual Family Fun Night from 5:00pm – 7:30pm @ Grace Vineyard Beach Campus.  For only a gold coin donation, join in a large variety of carnival games, bouncy castles, arts & crafts, games, food (to purchase) and live bands.  We encourage ‘non-spooky’ dress-up’s because it’s a safe & fun alternative to Trick or Treating. There will be no Boys or Girls Club that night. More information at this Facebook Event.

  1. November Parent Seminars

We can really recommend upcoming seminars for Parents, ran by Doors of Hope Counselling Ltd, in New Brighton.  The facilitator, Sandy Hitchens, already works in 3 of our local schools and is delivering both daytime and evening options on Tuesdays in November. The 5 topics are: 1) Understanding Anxiety, 2) Understanding Aggression, 3) Understand Children’s Emotions, 4) The Power of Connection, 5) Understanding Discipline.  Just $50 for the series of $15 per session.  Understand the tools that can help you do the toughest job in the world!  Make a booking or enquire at: doorsofhopecounselling@gmail.com

  1. NEW UpstreamNZ Partnership

Youth Alive Trust has a new fundraising scheme, where YAT receives donations when people use approved businesses for their everyday purchases!  This VIDEO explains how it works.

  • E.g.: If you switch your electricity to YES Power (Canterbury based, and can beat most other rates) then YAT receives an average of $100 per year, at no extra cost to you! (ask them for a quote HERE!),
  • E.g.: If you need you heat pump cleaned, and you use an Upstream approved business, then YAT receives a percentage of that cost, e.g.: 15%

Other services and products include travel, Real Estate, Home Loans, Coffee, Solar Energy, Bouncy Castles, Electrician, Painter & Plasterer, Photographers, Builders, Bins, Carpet, Insurance and more!!!

Next time you need a service or product, book your business through: www.upstreamnz.co.nz and ask them to donate their gift to Youth Alive Trust.

  1. Clubs – Term 4

All clubs is up and running.  Term plans are on our website on the links below. If you have not booked for the year, you can book for Term 4 now at: https://yatclubs.aimyplus.com

  1. Mondays – Kitchen Klub: 3:30pm – 5pm for School Years 5 – 9
  2. Mondays – RISE: 6pm – 7:30pm for School Years 5 – 8
  3. Tuesdays – Beach Tots Playgroup: 9:30am – 11:30am for Under 5’s
  4. Tuesdays – 3×3 Basketball Tournament for School Years 5-6, 7-8 & 9-10. Started 22nd October.
  5. Wednesdays – Craft Club: 3:30pm – 5pm for School Years 5 – 8
  6. Wednesdays – Basketball Coaching: 3:30pm – 5pm for School Years 3 – 6
  7. Wednesdays – Basketball Teens Social: 4:45pm – 6:00pm
  8. Thursdays – Beach Tots Playgroup: 9:30am – 11:30am for Under 5’s
  9. Thursdays – Boys Club: 4:00pm – 5:30pm for School Years 1 – 6 (No New Boys, unless you’ve already enrolled in 2019)
  10. Thursdays – Girls Club: 4:00pm – 5:30pm for School Years 1 – 6 (No New Girls, unless you’ve already enrolled in 2019)
  11. Fridays – Rock Solid: 4:30 – 6:30pm for School Years 7 – 8
  12. Fridays – Surge: 7:00pm – 9:00pm for School Years 9 – 13

For other updates, photos and videos, please like our FACEBOOK page.  Other news and information about our Trust and ways to support us can be found on our Website.

Go the All Blacks!

The YAT Team

Term 4 Update

Dear YAT Family,

We do hope you and yours are doing well and enjoying spring!  Here’s some exciting updates:

  1. Birthday Celebrations!!!!!

Youth Alive Trust is celebrating its 30th Birthday in 2019 – whoooohoooooo – with a week of celebrations in October:

14th – 18th October – Club Parties!!!!

All regular YAT Programmes and Clubs will have their own Birthday Celebration Parties on their normal club times. That’s 10 Parties – a lot of cake and a lot of fun!

19th October – 30th Birthday BBQ!!!!

Saturday afternoon at Beach Campus for current and ex staff, volunteers, trustees, supporters, funders, community leaders and Friends of Youth Alive Trust.  Arrive from 2pm, and like any 30th Birthday BBQ there will be drinks, mixing and mingling, some old photos, balloons, speeches at 3pm and cake!  There is no cost, but please RSVP before Thursday 17th Oct for catering purposes to: office@yat.org.nz  More information and updates on this Facebook Event

20th October – Church Celebrations!!!!

At the 9am and 11am services, Grace Vineyard will be celebrating 30 Years of partnership in the community with Youth Alive Trust. Everyone is welcome to the regular Grace Vineyard Beach Campus services, where we’ll share YAT stories, videos and celebrate with more cake! No RSVP necessary.

21st October – YAT Upstream Launch!!!!

5:30pm – 6:30pm. Learn about a new fundraising stream for Youth Alive Trust and how you can contribute, without spending any more money!  Suitable for anyone who wants to support YAT, without having to hand over more cold cash, including individuals and businesses. Hear from YAT, Upstream and businesses already involved.  Drinks & Nibbles  provided. RSVP by 20th October to: office@yat.org.nz

Check out this 1 minute video taster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y63ukGHRSQ     More information and updates on this Facebook Event

Birthday Gifts

If anyone would like to give a Birthday Gift, consider donating to the YAT Van Fund, as we fundraise for a much needed replacement van used on all our programmes. ANZ Bank Account – Youth Alive Trust: 117892-0066444-00

If you do, please email us your details so we can send you a receipt and you can claim one third back!

  1. Clubs – Begin Week 1

All clubs will be back up and running in Week 1 of next term.  Term plans are on our website on the links below. If you’ve not booked for the year, you can book for Term 4 now at: https://yatclubs.aimyplus.com

  1. Mondays – Kitchen Klub: 3:30pm – 5pm for School Years 5 – 9
  2. Mondays – RISE: 6pm – 7:30pm for School Years 5 – 8 (new singers and dancers must sign up at the beginning of the term)
  3. Tuesdays – Beach Tots Playgroup: 9:30am – 11:30am for Under 5’s
  4. Tuesdays – 3×3 Basketball Tournament for School Years 5-6, 7-8 & 9-10. Starts 22nd October, enrolments necessary at This Link!
  5. Wednesdays – Craft Club: 3:30pm – 5pm for School Years 5 – 8
  6. Wednesdays – Basketball Coaching: 3:30pm – 5pm for School Years 3 – 6
  7. Wednesdays – Basketball Teens Social: 4:45pm – 6:00pm
  8. Thursdays – Beach Tots Playgroup: 9:30am – 11:30am for Under 5’s
  9. Thursdays – Boys Club: 4:00pm – 5:30pm for School Years 1 – 6 (No New Boys, unless you’ve already enrolled in 2019)
  10. Thursdays – Girls Club: 4:00pm – 5:30pm for School Years 1 – 6 (No New Girls, unless you’ve already enrolled in 2019)
  11. Fridays – Rock Solid: 4:30 – 6:30pm for School Years 7 -6
  12. Fridays – Surge: 7:00pm – 9:00pm for School Years 9 – 13
  1. 3.  YAT Clothing

YAT has launched some clothing designs, so if anyone wants any YAT branded clothing, or even as a Christmas gift, they can provide their own piece of clothing and complete an order form at reception.  Click here for possible designs.

  1. Rugby World Cup

If you’re looking for a family friendly place to watch the rest of the All Blacks game with a bit of an atmosphere, Beach Campus will be showing them. Pop along with the whanau!

  1. Family Fun Night – Thursday 31st October

Everyone is welcome to the annual Family Fun Night from 5:00pm – 7:30pm @ Grace Vineyard Beach Campus.  For only a gold coin donation, join in a large variety of carnival games, bouncy castles, arts & crafts, games, food (to purchase) and live bands.  We encourage ‘non-spooky’ dress-up’s because it’s a safe & fun alternative to Trick or Treating. There will be No Boys or Girls Club that night. More information at this Facebook Event.

For other updates, and photos and videos, please like our FACEBOOK page, plus other news and information about our trust and ways to support us can be found on our Website.

Go the All Blacks!

The

30th Birthday Celebrations

Youth Alive Trust is celebrating it’s 30th Birthday in 2019 – whoooohoooooo!!!

We have week of celebrations coming up in October, so check out how you can get involved:

14th – 18th October – Club Parties!!!!

All YAT Programmes and Clubs will have their own Birthday Celebration Parties in their normal club times! That’s 10 Parties – a lot of cake and a lot of fun!!!

19th October – 30th Birthday BBQ!!!!

Saturday afternoon at Beach Campus for current and ex staff, volunteers, trustees, supporters, funders, community leaders and Friends of Youth Alive Trust.  Arrive from 2pm, and like any 30th Birthday BBQ there will be drinks, mixing and mingling, some old photos, balloons, speeches at 3pm and cake.  There is no cost, but please RSVP to: office@yat.org.nz

More information on this Facebook Event 

20th October – Church Celebrations!!!!

The 9am and 11am services will be celebrating 30 Years of partnership in the community with Youth Alive Trust. Everyone is welcome to the normal Grace Beach Campus services, where we’ll share stories, videos and celebrate with more cake!

21st October – YAT Upstream Launch!!!!

5:30pm – 6:30pm.  Learn about a new fundraising stream for Youth Alive Trust and how you can contribute, without spending any more money!  Suitable for anyone who wants to support YAT, without having to hand over more cold cash, including individuals and businesses. Hear from YAT, Upstream and businesses already involved.  Drinks & Nibbles  provided. RSVP by 20th October to: office@yat.org.nz

Check out this 1 minute video taster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y63ukGHRSQ

More information on this Facebook Event 

Birthday Gifts

If anyone would like to give a Birthday Gift, consider donating to the YAT Van Fund, as we fundraise for a much needed replacement van used on all our programmes. ANZ Bank Account – Youth Alive Trust: 117892-0066444-00

If you do, please email us your details so we can send you a receipt and you can claim one third back!

 

Go the All Blacks!

Holiday Programmes

October Holiday Programmes are now LIVE!!!! We have some awesome activities planned and some amazing leaders who’ll be having a great time too!
CLICK HERE to view Years 1 – 4 Programmes
CLICK HERE to view Years 5 – 9 Programmes
Registrations for all our programmes are now done through our new database Aimyplus. Once you register for one of our programmes, you don’t need to re-register all your details again – just log-in and choose the programmes you want – easy! Register for the first time, or if you’ve registered in the past, log-in and choose the dates you want! https://yat.aimyplus.com

NO BREAKAWAY in October Holidays

19th Sept UPDATE:

Junior Programme – FULL everyday except Monday & Wednesday.  Email: rego@yat.org.nz to be on the waiting list.

Senior Programme – COMPLETELY FULL. Email: rego@yat.org.nz to be on the waiting list.

 

3×3 Basketball Competition

The Eastside 3×3 basketball competition is back for another year and registrations are now open!
The competition is on Tuesday afternoons over term 4, starting on the 22nd October.
There are 3 grades to play in – School Years 5/6, 7/8 or 9/10.
Teams of are made of 3-5 players and do not need to be linked to a school or club to enter. All Grades are mixed gender, and younger players are welcome to play up a grade if interested.
Every team gets 2 games each afternoon. No issues if players haven’t played before as the competition has a very chilled, give it a go and have fun vibe.
Games are at Rawhiti primary schools courts. All games are reffed.
Plenty of prizes up for grabs, not just for place getters!
Cost is $140 per team which works out to $28 per player in a team of 5.
To enter a team click on the link: https://forms.gle/S58RcEAPNadgXu3H6
If you have any questions please ask away or email Matt at matt.barnes@yat.org.nz

 

Local Spring & Summer Sporting Opportunities…

Winter sport has finished and if you’re looking to get the kids into sport over the spring & summer months, check out the many local options and try something new, such as New Brighton Cricket Club, Parklands Christchurch United Softball Club, New Brighton Olympic Athletic Club Inc, South Brighton Tennis Club, North Beach Tennis Club, Touch Rugby with Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Inc, North Avon Christchurch BMX Club, the Youth Alive Trust Eastside 3×3 Basketball Competition and Surf Life Saving at one of our amazing local clubs; New Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, North Beach Surf Life Saving Club, South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, Waimairi Surf Life Saving Club. We’re a community that loves to work hard and play hard!

Parenting Seminars

Youth Alive Trust are hosting 2 Seminars for Parents as part of Christchurch Parenting Week:

1. Seminar: The Strong Willed Child – Jenny Hale. Thursday 12 Sept 2019, 7:30pm—9:00pm.

Some children are naturally compliant while others seem to fight their parents for every bit of ground. A practical session where you’ll pick up a range of strategies that will increase your confidence and effectiveness as a parent of strong-willed and spirited children.
Suits parents of: 0-13.

$11.75 per ticket @ http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/h7m2n5v91

2. Seminar: Blended Families – Amanda Staniford. Monday 16 Sept 2019, 7:30pm—9:00pm.

So you have decided to play ‘happy families’ and live ‘happily ever after!’ Hold that image in your head and I’ll show you how to work from a design model to create the blended family life that you wished for. You will gain practical tools to ensure that you all begin on the same page of your own fairy tale. This presentation will be interactive, lively and fun and you will walk away with a renewed sense of what is possible while knowing exactly how to achieve your happily ever after!
Suits parents of any age.

$11.75 per ticket @ http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/tkbr58my0

 

NOTE: The Parenting Expo planned for Saturday 14th September, has been postponed until 2020 due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please email: admin@chchparentingexpo to be contacted about the next date.

Be on TV!

“What Now” is returning to Christchurch and families are invited to be in the live audience…& it’s FREE!! Children attending must be between 5 – 12 years of age and get to the show by 7am on a Sunday morning to one of the various Christchurch locations. Book your places on this link…
To view available dates/locations and to register online head to

www.whatnow.tv/bonus/audience