FULL – Boys & Girls Clubs

Unfortunately we have had to close registrations for Boys Club & Girls Club for Term 3, as there are over 50 children at each club. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, please email: rego@yat.org.nz

**Spaces are still available for Kitchen Klub (School Years 5 – 8), Girls Craft Club (School Years 5 – 8), Basketball (School Years 3 – 6) and RISE (School Years 5 – 8).

July Update

Dear YAT Family,

It’s been a crazy busy holidays with Holiday Programmes, Breakaway, the first RISE concert, Babysitting Training and Music ‘have a go’ lessons. If you were involved – you may see a face you recognise on our FACEBOOK page or the local newspaper or even on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp! Term 3 starts next week and here’s 3 quick updates:

1. Clubs – Term 3 Launch Week 1
All clubs start on Week 1. If you’ve not registered for the year, log into your Aimyplus account, and chose the programme you want for this term for your child. Alongside our generic weekly youth clubs, we also run ‘interest’ clubs. Feel free to try any of these clubs for free:
RISE, a dancing & singing club for Years 5 – 8 on Mondays from 6pm – 7:30pm.
Basketball Coaching sessions on Wednesday afternoons School Years 3 – 6 from 3:30 – 4:30pm
– Teen Basketball pick-up games from 4:45pm – 6:00pm on Wednesdays – free!
Girls only Craft Club on Wednesdays for School Years 5 – 8 from 3:30pm – 5pm
– Our Senior OSCAR picks up Year 5 – 8 students from all New Brighton schools everyday, which is ideal for working or studying parents, or even if you need childcare just 1 day per week. You may also be eligible for government subsidies!
– If you have Under 5’s, feel free to try our Beach Tots Playgroups on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30am – 11:30am.
– Sadly, our Dance Fitness Classes have come to an end.

2. Lost Property
We acquire a lot of clothes, bags and odd items after clubs, holiday programmes and camps. We will try to regularly put these items into the Lost Property Facebook Album, and items can be collected anytime from reception 9am – 5.30pm or at clubs. Items will be given to charity if not claimed within a month. Note: Clothes with names make it easier to find the owners!

3. FREE Counselling for Young People
There are a number of places you can get FREE Counselling for young people, such as 298 Youth Health in the city, and St John of God Hauora Trust on Pages Road who counsel 10 – 25 year olds on issues such as anxiety, depression, alcohol, drugs and eating disorders. Also Mike King’s Gumboot Friday Funding is available temporarily for counselling, and we can recommend some great local counsellors, including some of our own, you could use that funding for. GPs can also make referrals. Spread the word and lets get our young people help when they need it…
www.iamhope.org.nz/chooseacounsellor

Did you get chance to read our Latest Newsletter?? (it takes 3 minutes with a hot drink!)

The YAT Team 🙂

Have-a-Go Music Lessons – Kidsfest

As part of KidsFest, our Amplify School of Music are giving young people the chance to learn TWO Instruments or, ONE DJ Session, or ALL OF THEM in groups of up to 4 people with experienced tutors, without committing to any ongoing lessons. Learn beginner techniques & skills that may just be the start of a love for that Instrument or Turntable. Choose between: Drums, Guitar, Piano, Vocals / Singing, DJ Turntables. Sessions available from 9am – 5pm, from 16th – 19th July 2019, Bookings are $26 for 1 hour. More info and online sign up at:

https://amplify.mymusicstaff.com/KidsFest

Closing – Dance Fitness Classes

After two amazing years, we have made the sad decision to finish Dance Fitness Classes on Monday and Thursday nights at Beach Campus.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported Fi and Youth Alive Trust by attending. Fi has loved the friendships, the fun and the fitness!!
This coming week will be the final set of classes, so come join in for a final dance on Monday or Thursday night at normal times of 7 to 8pm. (Last class Thursday 4 July)

I’m looking forward to the next challenge and the new opportunities that this decision will bring!!! Fi xxx

Thank you Fi, for 2 years of keeping our community fit in such a fun way! You’ve been an inspiration! So glad we’re not completely losing you, as you continue to volunteer for our children’s singing and dancing group – RISE! Come have a final dance with Fi this week!

Busy July Holidays

We have a very busy winter holiday coming up and everything is nearly fully booked already! Our Holiday Programmes only have the odd inside day left. Intermediates Breakaway is full and Teen Breakaway only has a few spots. Our two Babysitting Training for Teens days are nearly full – just a few spaces left on Friday 12th. Amplify School of Music ‘have a go’ instrument and DJ lessons are filling nicely in week 2, but spaces are still available so book here. If you still need childcare, you could try holiday programmes with our friends over the road at Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Inc or check out this 5 day camp at Living Springs – Oscar/WINZ subsidies are available to working/studying parents too – looks awesome!

Kids Camp

Breakaway – Intermediates & Teens

July Breakaway is now LIVE and looks amazing!!! We are running two programmes from 15th – 17th July:
-Intermediates – FULL!!!! Email: rego@yat.org.nz to be on the waiting list
-Teenagers

There is no cost to attend Breakaway, although you must bring your own lunch and any spending money for trips such as Hanmer Springs. All programs start and finish at the Youth Alive Trust offices, there are only 36 places per programme and you must book for and attend all 3 days. All registrations must be done online:
https://yat.aimyplus.com
If you’ve logged in before, use your normal email and password, or if you’ve never registered for any YAT programmes, click on New Parent. Select ‘Youth Alive Trust Oscar’ as our Base, then ‘Holiday Programmes’, then chose all 3 Breakaway days. You will receive confirmation after a staff member has confirmed your place. Any questions, email: rego@yat.org.nz

June 2019 Update…

Dear YAT Family,
We do hope you and yours are doing well and keeping warm. It’s been a busy & fun term, and we have a busy time coming up too! Have you read our Latest Newsletter?? (it takes 3 minutes with a hot drink!) Here’s a few updates:

1. July Holiday Programmes – Week 1
Bookings are now LIVE for Years 1 – 4’s & 5 – 9’s Holiday Programme from 8 – 12 July. All bookings done online at AimyPlus. MSD subsidies available. Full programmes on our website. There is no programme in Week 2.

2. Breakaway – Week 2
Our FREE intermediates and teens programme will be running in Week 2 of the school holidays. The Programme and sign-up will be live in the next few days on Aimyplus with more info on our website. Limited spaces so get in quick!

3. Babysitting Training – Thursday 11th July
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.

4. Kidsfest – Have a Go Music or DJ Lessons
Our Amplify School of Music is running “Have-a-Go Lessons” from 16th – 19th July at various times between 9am – 5pm. You can choose your times and choice of Instruments from the Kidsfest enrolments page. Prices are $26 for TWO half-hour Instrument Lessons, or $26 for ONE 1hr DJ Lesson. Additional lessons can be added from the enrolments page.

5. FREE Counselling for Young People
There are a number of places you can get FREE Counselling for young people, such as 298 Youth Health in the city, and St John of God Hauora Trust on Pages Road who counsel 10 – 25 year olds on issues such as anxiety, depression, alcohol, drugs and eating disorders. Also Mike King’s Gumboot Friday Funding is available temporarily for counselling, and we can recommend some great local counsellors, including some of our own, you could use that funding for. GPs can also make referrals. Spread the word and lets get our young people help when they need it…
www.iamhope.org.nz/chooseacounsellor

6. Clubs – spaces available Wednesday afternoons
All clubs are running well with good numbers. There are spaces in our School Years 3 – 6 Basketball Coaching sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 – 4:30pm, and also our Girls only Craft Club on Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 5pm for School Years 5 – 8. If you want to give either club a try before the end of term end – just turn up, or sign up online (if club numbers become too low, we may have to scrap them). New dance & singing club, RISE, has no spaces for this term, but spaces will be opening at the beginning of Term 3 for anyone in Years 5 – 8 who may want to join.

7. YAT Clothing

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

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.

The YAT Team

Babysitting Training – NEW DATE

**NEW DATE**
The Friday course is now FULL, so a new date has just been added!

Plunket Babysitting Course – Thursday 11th July 2019
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 at www.yat.org.nz or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1187142831466496/

Thomson Park Official Re-Opening

The Thomson Park upgrade project is officially opening on Wednesday 5th June from 3.15-4.30pm with speeches, freebies and celebrity Basketballers! The revamp includes a full sized basketball court to FIBA standards, additional picnic tables/sitting, a new grassed picnic area and sealed pathways linking the playing fields to the skate bowl and playground and 18 sealed carpark spaces (wet weather postponement is Thursday 6th June – same times).

The Canterbury Rams and Wildcats will be in attendance showing some tips, tricks and skills to the kids, as well as a shooting comp and a friendly game. Come along from 3.15pm for the FREE sausage sizzle, speeches at 3.30pm and plenty of spot prizes and fun through until 4.30pm.

The upgrade has been funded by the Christchurch City Council, with strong support from the Burwood Coastal Community Board and other local groups and users, including Youth Alive Trust, Eastern Community Sport and Recreation Inc and the North Beach Residents Association.