Senior Oscar – 2018

Looking for after-school care in 2018? Our OSCAR is a bit different as it’s ONLY for School Years 5 – 8 (no little kids), and there’s a different programme everyday, including Kitchen Klub, Craft Club, Basketball and an Outing Day. FREE Van Pick up’s from Rawhiti Primary, New Brighton Catholic and South New Brighton Primary Schools, and if you work or study, you’ll probably qualify for an MSD subsidy! More info on the link, or pop in for a chat!!

Senior OSCAR

Amplify Fame

Very proud of the Youth Alive Trust music Coordinator, Josiah Dayo, for creating and building up the Amplify School of Music​ over the past 5 years to over 135 music students every week, plus youth bands and live gigs and concerts! Ara Institute of Canterbury​ also thought that this was a great story – so they made an advert for us (& them). Check it out…

Father Son Camp 2018

Father Son Camp regos for 2018 are now live, sign up online right now. Camp is now 2 nights and is on the 2-4th March, register now so you don’t miss out! It’s going to epic! Camp is $120 for each father son pair. Get in quick not to miss out as spaces are limited!

Click Here to go to the father son camp page

Family Fun Night – Tue 31st October

Everyone is welcome to the annual Family Fun Night from
5:00pm – 7:30pm @ Grace Vineyard Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Road, New Brighton. Plenty of parking on Beresford Street.

For only a gold coin donation, join in a large variety of carnival games, bouncy castles, arts & crafts, games, food (to purchase), live bands and this years entertainer is the famous El Gregoe!!!

We encourage ‘non-spooky’ dress-up’s because it’s a safe & fun alternative to Trick or Treating.

Dance Fitness – Thanks Fi

Big Shout Out to Fi, who runs Dance Fitness classes in New Brighton every Monday and Thursday night with all profits going towards Youth Alive Trust – helping support our programmes such as mentoring, camps, schools youthworkers, youth clubs, events and parenting & pre-school programmes. All ages and abilities welcome, for just $8 per class, $6 per student, plus concessions cards available. Follow her page on the link below. Give it a try with a mate – and support a worthy cause at the same time. Thanks Fi 🙂

More Free Family Events

Another weekend of free family activities in Christchurch – gee we’re blessed to live here (remind people of that, when you hear complaints that there’s nothing to do!) Check out Meet in the Middle as part of the The Breeze Walking Festival celebrating the partial opening of the trail, at Kerrs Reach. Join treks on foot or bike from either end of the trail (City or Sea) and meet in the middle at Kerrs Reach for a family fun day with kids activities, a multi-code regatta with kayak, waka, rowing, and dragon boat racing, as well as live entertainment on stage 12-3pm with Hollie Smith and Adam McGrath (The Eastern). Also Sunday at the Groynes from 9am – 1pm is Take a Kid Fishing where 830 salmon and 20 trophy rainbow trout were released this week. No registration or fishing licence necessary – expecting a crowd of 5000 people. Enjoy the weekend 

Brainwave Trust – Seminar

In this informative, entertaining presentation the audience will gain an understanding of the latest information on brain changes and hence the behaviours we observe as a child transitions through adolescence to an adult.  These seminars and workshops are for parents and professionals who are working with adolescents. Our information is entirely based on up-to-date scientific medical research. Our work is scientific and evidence based, our message is positive and is important to our whole community.

Concern about young people is not new. Each generation is known to have concern about the generation following and we are the first generation to understand the changes that happen in the brain. Recent research shows that there is a burst of neuronal activity in late childhood and adolescence that is linked with risk taking and impulsive, emotional behaviours typical of teenagers.  Consistent, nurturing and positive early experiences grow resilient, empathetic and intelligent adults. Conversely adolescents in New Zealand relative to other developed countries have a high rate of social morbidity.

The presenters on the day are Andrea Dahl and Jim Sole. Parents, caregivers, grandparents, and teens are all very welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided afterwards, so stay around for a chat and a look at other parenting programmes offered at Youth Alive Trust.  Thank you to the Dublin Street Trust for funding these seminars.

Register Now for your FREE Ticket at:

Courtyard Mural

Loving the new mural in the youth courtyard at Grace Vineyard Beach Campus​, designed and created by local legend Popx and funded by Creative New Zealand​ through the Christchurch City Council’s, Creative Communities Scheme! It’s a concrete box, but if you can see through the walls (words) you’d see the hills in one direction, the mountains in another and the beach in the other. Sweet place to hang out now that the warmer weather is on its way…

Lots of Holiday Activity Options…

Reminder that there is lots going on for young people in New Brighton in the school holidays, such as todays Sock Puppet workshop, the Eastern Kids Biketober Day! tomorrow at Rawhiti School, Disc Golf Have a Go Day at Rawhiti Domain on Saturday, a free magic/entertainer show on Friday at 2:00pm at the Library with Shad Rutherford, and below is a list of all activities at the Library with support from our youthworkers – note there are still spaces for the afternoon session, Contemporary Maori Poha but bookings are necessary. Make the most of these opportunities people 🙂

Disc Golf – Have a Go Day

Another Free family event in the school holidays in New Brighton! Disc Golf is the greatest sport you have never heard of, and it could come to Rawhiti Domain in the form of an 18-basket course; a free-to-use facility located in the East of the city.  We will have half a dozen short holes set up on the day, and it will be entirely free of charge, disc’s provided too!  You will have a chance to engage with Christchurch Disc Golf​ members and have all your questions answered.  Click ‘interested’ or ‘attending’ on the event below to remind yourself on the day.  No bookings necessary, just turn up.