Holiday Programmes in Newspaper

Even the Pegasus Post think our young people are so photogenic – they’ve dedicated a whole page to them! If you don’t get a free copy delivered to your door, grab one from Countdown New Brighton or read it online at:

Pegasus Post

Welcome to Term 2

All Clubs and Programmes are kicking off this week! Please re-register for the term by logging into your Aimyplus account ( with your normal email and password, then choose the club for this Term OR for the whole year if you wish.  If you’ve not registered before, click “new parent”.  Payments for clubs can be made either at the office or online:

Bank account name: Youth Alive Trust

Account number: ANZ Bank 117892-0066444-00

Reference: Child Initial and Surname & Club/Programme

Reminder Boys & Girls Clubs are currently FULL as we have 100 registered (all those who came in Term 1 are still welcome back).

There are only a small number of places left for RISE, but there are plenty of spaces for CRAFT CLUB, Kitchen Klub, Basketball (Years 3 – 5), Rock Solid (Years 7 & 8) and SURGE (Years 9 – 13).



Take 3 minutes to read our LATEST NEWSLETTER, with news and updates on various areas of YAT or pick up a paper copy from our offices.


Endorsements Needed

Youth Alive Trust are needing a few written endorsements that can be used in our ongoing funding applications.  We verbally hear great things all the time from parents and young people, but we’d love to share some of these comments with people who help fund our work through grants, contracts and individual donations.  Would you be willing to write us an email or letter about your experiences with YAT and also give us permission to share it with others?  (We can change your name and the name of your child if you’d like us to keep it anonymous).  Email:


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Mana Ake

Our Mana Ake recently got some high profile publicity in the local MP’s newsletter, that was delivered to every household in her constituency.  Check out the awesome work our team have been up to:

Father & Son Camp – Teen Edition

Father Son Camp – Teen Edition, is back again! On May 17-19 (starting Friday night with dinner) you and your teenage son/s can join us for a awesome weekend away. This year we are teaming up with 4YP & the Selwyn Parenting Network to run camp. Father Son camp is an awesome weekend away with plenty of activities, great food, ample time to just chat and relax and a few sessions to help build on your relationship. Head to for more information and to register. Places are limited so sign up now!

Free Laptop!?!

Is $ stopping you from getting a laptop/pc at home? Here’s your chance to get a new laptop for just $50!!
If you’re over 16 years old and have less than NCEA L2, then Computers in Homes Connect can help.
To qualify for the Connect programme, you must be prepared to have some fun, join a small class, learn lots, have less than NCEA L2 and have no personal device at home. We will take you on a journey of discovery with your new Chrome book at your side – yours to take home at the completion of the course. There is a $50 charge to participate.
If you, your friends, whanau or neighbours wish to take advantage of this amazing programme, and meet the above criteria, please send us message. Dates/times yet to be arranged.
*** NB You must meet the criteria outlined above.***
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Entertainment Book

If you’re an Entertainment Book fan, you can grab your 2019/2020 Book from Grace Vineyard Beach Campus or Grace Vineyard City Campus now!! Or if you prefer to have it on your phone – just click the link below. Just $70 for over $20,000 worth of savings – two meals out and you’ve saved your money and you’ve also fundraised for us! Please ‘Share’ with friends and family too. Thanks! 🙂

RISE – Singing & Dancing Group

Youth Alive Trust are looking for young people in School Years 5 – 8 to join RISE – a singing and dancing group of young people from the east of Christchurch that meets weekly for practises, social and performances! Starting Term 2, they will meet on Mondays from 6pm – 7:30pm in New Brighton, with trained tutors and a cost of just $30 per term. Places are limited. Parents are invited to complete an expression of interest form and find our more at:

Holiday Programmes LIVE


Some days are now FULL and there are only a few places left on everyday!

Juniors (Years 1 – 4): only 3-5 places left each day

Seniors (Years 5 – 9): only Wednesday still has spaces (all other days FULL)


Sorry we’re a bit late getting this out, but we’re now LIVE! We’re gutted to be losing our Oscar Coordinator Liv, but Paddy & Matt will be coordinating our 4 day holiday programme with support from the same group of staff and junior leaders from 15th – 18th April (no programme in Week 2)

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!