Term 1 Update for Parents

Kia Ora Parent/Caregiver,

We hope 2021 has started well for you. We’ve had a busy 2 weeks of holiday programmes (photos on facebook), then a quick staff retreat to focus on team building and planning for a very exciting year. Here’s a few updates:

  1. CLUBS

Bookings 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 currently spaces are available for all clubs, but we will cap them if they get too large. Register for this term (or the whole of 2021) at: https://yatclubs.aimyplus.com

Basketball Clubs (School Years 3 – 7) Mondays 3:30-4:30pm & 4:45-5:45pm

Kitchen Klub (School Years 6 – 9) Mondays 4:00-5:30pm

Beach Tots Playgroups (Pre-Schoolers) Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-11:00am

Kōtirotiro Girls Club (School Years 1 – 6) Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm

Tamatāne Boys Club (School Years 1 – 6) Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm

Craft Club (School Years 5 – 8) Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm

Rock Solid (School Years 7 & 8) Fridays 4:30-6:30pm

Surge (School Years 9 – 13) Fridays 7:00-9:00pm

  1. After School Oscar (School Years 5 – 9)

Spaces are available for our daily Senior Oscar programme, with free van pick up’s from Rawhiti, South New Brighton, Chisnallwood and New Brighton Catholic and activities can include Kitchen Klub, Basketball, Craft Club, Park Day and lots of other social activities. If you work or study, then the government can subsidise or even fully cover the cost. More information here: http://www.youthalivetrust.org.nz/holiday-programmes/senioroscar/


  1. Amplify School of Music

Information about instrument lessons can be found on Amplify’s own website.  Also instrument rentals including drum kits, full sized and weighted keyboards and guitars. More info at: https://amplify.mymusicstaff.com/


  1. I ♥ Brighton – Waitangi Monday

Join us on Waitangi Monday at Thomson Park from 11am-3pm for a massive day of activities and fun for all the family! Live Music stage, sports activities, bouncy castles, face painting, pony rides, water activities ($2), food trucks, market stalls, pre-school zone, archery, crazy bikes, candy floss ($3) and much more!! Give a Youth Alive Trust volunteer a Hi-5 if you see them on the day.

Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/4LiqtmZdH


5. Parenting Courses

i) Toolbox for Parents of Intermediates and Teens

Teenage Years Toolbox is a course designed to support you on your journey of parenting your teenager.  You will learn ways to strengthen your relationship with your teenager and support them as they navigate the teenage years.  In six sessions, over six weeks the course covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, understanding yourself as a parent, understanding your teenager and their emotions, discipline, boundaries and lots more. Starting Thursday 18th February, at 7.00pm at Youth Alive Trust. This normally costs $110 per couple but this will be Free, in return for your feedback about the course. For more information contact Kirsten on 0274312220 or kirsten.wyllie@parentingplace.nz.

ii) Tuning into Kids

For parents of Primary School Children. A six week for course starting on Thursday 11th March from 10:30am-12:30pm at Youth Alive Trust, learning how to help your child develop emotional intelligence. Learn tools to better understand your child, help your child to manage their emotions, prevent behaviour problems and teach your child to deal with conflict.  For booking contact our Mana Ake team leader, Joel Brittenden joel.brittenden@yat.org.nz or 020 4177 0038.


  1. Free Counselling

We are hosting two 3rd year student counsellors in 2021, who are offering free counselling to both young people and adults as part of their course. They are available only in the daytime on Tuesdays and are under the supervision of local schools counsellors, Sandy Hitchens.  If you or someone you know is interested, contact: doorsofhopecounselling@gmail.com who will screen the appropriateness and timetable appointments. Limited spaces!!!


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Ngā mihi

The YAT Team