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.

Keep updated with other news by following our Facebook Page, Instagram, You Tube, or Website

Ngā mihi

The YAT Team



July Holidays – Update

Needing childcare in the School Holidays?? Spaces are still available everyday for Week 1 of the School Holidays for our Holiday Programmes for Years 1 – 4, doing activities like Stone Carving, Inflatable World and the Cinema. The Years 5 – 9 programme is FULL on Monday and Friday, but spaces are still available the other 3 days including a Roller Skating day. Click on the link below for more details. Our Breakaway programmes for Intermediates and Teens in Week 2 is now FULL with 80 regos. The Teen Babysitting Training is also FULL.


Community AED

Youth Alive Trust and Grace Vineyard Beach Campus have just invested in a Community Defibrillator, that can now be accessed from outside the building entrance. There are other AED’s in our community inside various venues, but if you need one outside of working hours, this one can be accessed 24-7, 7 days a week, at 111 Seaview Road, New Brighton. It’s very easy to use, you don’t even have to press any buttons, it makes all the decisions for you. It is covered by a security camera, an alarm goes off if it’s opened, has an inbuilt GPS and is currently being uploaded to the AED locator systems. We pray nobody needs to use it, but it’s there just in case. Feel free to share this information with your networks and community. Kia Kaha

Babysitting Course – 8th July 2020 – FULL


The July Babysitting Course is Full. Email: parenting@yat.org.nz to be put on the wait list or to be updated on the next course.


Just confirmed – the next course will be Wednesday 8th July 2020!

Suitable for any teenager wanting to learn the basic of babysitting, good guidelines and basic first aid by a trained Plunket facilitator.   Costs just $30 per person for a 9:00am – 3:00pm course hosted in New Brighton.  Limited places! Sign up now via the link below. If you have any questions email: parenting@yat.org.nz

Register HERE

Here is the Facebook Event to remind you and share with friends:



Still lots of awesome activities for the kids to get involved with in the July Holidays at KidsFest 2020! Bookings available now at: www.kidsfest.co.nz

Clubs & Holidays

Dear Parent/Caregiver,

Wow – the last couple of months have been memorable – but NZ has done great and now it’s time to make more memories as more of our programmes kick off and we bring back the fun!


We’re back running clubs for all ages, every week, 7 clubs, heaps of fun! If you paid the term fee for Term 1, then Term 2 is free for you! (if you pay weekly, then just continue to pay weekly). Most clubs have updated their term plans online and you can register for this term (or the whole of 2020) at:


Start dates:

Rock Solid (Years 7 & 8) – Friday 5th June
Basketball Club (Years 3 – 6) – Monday 8th June
Kitchen Klub (Years 5 – 8) – Monday 8th June (no new rego’s)
Craft Club (Years 5 – 8) – Thursday 11th June (no new rego’s)
Surge (Years 9 – 13) – Friday 12th June
Kōtirotiro Girls Club (Years 1 – 6) – Wednesday 17th June
Tamatāne Boys Club (Years 1 – 6) – Thursday 18th June


We have a full two weeks of activities to get involved in, including FREE Breakaway activities for Intermediates and Teens in Week 2. Click on the hyperlinks for more info and sign up on this Aimyplus link;


Holiday Programmes (Years 1 – 9) from 6th-10th July.
Teen Babysitting Course (Years 9 – 13) Wed 8th July
Teen Breakaway (Years 9 – 13) from 13th – 15th July. FREE
Intermediates Breakaway (Years 7 – 8) from 15th – 17th July. FREE

Any questions, email: rego@yat.org.nz or if you need some extra pastoral care support in this time, email: care@yat.org.nz

The YAT Team


Street & Graffiti Art Workshops

Learn some real art at KidsFest 2020 at Street and Graffiti Art Workshops for ages 10-17! Ikarus and Wongi of DTR crew fame are hosting for Free with all materials provided – only 15 spots available at each workshop. SIGN UP from Friday 9:00am!


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