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


**Parenting Expo – POSTPONED!!!**

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Parenting Expo has been postponed in 2019 (planned date was Saturday 14th September). Please contact us via email or our online form to be on the mailing list for the next expo.



Ice Skating

Reminder our Intermediates Club, Rock Solid, is heading Ice Skating on Friday night – at a different time than normal. If you’ve been to Rock Solid this year & plan on coming, make sure you’ve registered for Rock Solid this term at https://yatclubs.aimyplus.com so we have all your contact details. Bring cash/eftpos on the night to YAT. Dress up warm!!!

Parenting & Wellbring Workshops

We’re privileged to be hosting 2 FREE workshops by Birthright Canterbury on the next two Thursday mornings for parents wanting to increase their knowledge and tools. The workshop aims to:
1. Build awareness of different parenting styles
2. Teach emotion coaching parenting skills and how to tune into children’s emotions to manage challenging behaviours
3. Boundary setting – the do’s and don’ts
4. Teaches parents how to identify their own and their child’s Love Languages
5. Teaches parents to identify their own and their child’s personality style
6. Introduces distress tolerance tools to support self-care and parent well-being
More info on the event links or email: administrator@birthrightchch.co.nz