Holiday Updates

We hope you had a good Easter break. If anyone is in isolation and needs extra support, please let us know. Here are a few updates you may be keen to know about.

Holiday Programmes

Our Holiday Programmes have started with a blast! Due to a number of people going into isolation, we have the following spaces on the following days:

School Years 1-2.

– Wednesday 20th: Imagination Station (1 space)

– Thursday 21st: Disco & Crafts (3 spaces)

– Friday 22nd: 10 Pin Bowling (1 space)

School Years 3-4.

– Wednesday 20th: Flips & Tumbles (3+ spaces)

– Thursday 21st: Photo Rally (3+ spaces)

– Friday 22nd: Big Park Tour (3+ spaces)

School Years 5-6.


School Years 7-9.

– Wednesday 20th: Sports Day (3 spaces)

– Thursday 21st: Gondola Visit (3 spaces)

– Friday 22nd: Battle of the Sexes (3 spaces)

For full information, and links to brochures, click on this link:

Library Holiday Activities

Check out some of the sweet activities that New Brighton Library are offering in these school holidays:

Te Ara o Te Toa – Traditional Māori Games for 7+ years of age (bookings required)

Polymer Clay Creations for 10+ years of age

Finger puppet friends for 3+ years of age

Autumn Illusions for 3+ years of age

Autumn leaves to frame your photos for 3+ years of age

Peg Monster Magnets for 5+ years of age

Plus check out this list of holiday activities suggested by Christchurch City Council:

Tuning in to Kids: Parenting Tips & Tricks Course

Free Parenting Course ran by our very own Mana Ake Team!!

Is your child struggling to manage their big emotions like anger, fear or anxiety? This course will help them become aware and regulate their own emotions, and help you develop:

• An awareness of their children’s emotions;

• The ability to use children’s emotional experiences as an opportunity for closeness and teaching;

• Skills in assisting children to verbally label and manage their emotions;

• Skills in assisting children to problem solve;

• Support to guide children’s behaviour with appropriate limits.

We have a local group coming up in Parklands starting on May 25th . Any questions, email:

CLICK HERE for the Flyer and information about other courses in Christchurch

Upstream – Support YAT

Reminder that YAT is part of an amazing social enterprise called Upstream. Buy everyday goods or services through Upstream at no cost to you – to benefit the work of YAT! If you’re need firewood, consider buying it through Upstream. If you’re looking to buy an EV or Hybrid, check out the EV Upstream Guide and save money by importing one through Japanese Cars Ltd.

Other examples of products and services include Will & Able cleaning products, car tyres, coffee, insurance, trades, bins, carpet, heat pumps, signage, car grooming, plumbing, security, electricians, solar energy, flooring, fencing, building, lawyers, landscaping, real estate, building inspector, caterer, cleaner, earth moving, first aid, landscaping, bouncy castles, glazing, engraving, painter, florist, paving, mechanic, photography, pools, travel agent, videographer, shade sails, solar panels and MORE! Enquire/Book through Upstream then chose Youth Alive Trust as your chosen charity! CLICK here for a short video about how it works.

Search products and services on next time you need something!

Ngā Mihi

The YAT Team