January Holiday Programmes

Welcome to 2024

Our offices are closed this week, but some staff will be doing some admin to keep on top of holiday programmes. Spaces are still available in all programmes from January 15th – 26th.

Click on these hyperlinks to view our brochures:

Kea (School Years 1-3)

Pukeko (School Years 4-6)

Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) 

Note: Activities are subject to change, due to weather, staffing or other circumstances.

Transitioning School Years

There is some flexibility in the December and January programmes as school children move up a year. We ask that children choose one programme though, and do not jump between programmes according to activities, as this upsets culture and is unfair on other parents. We are encouraging those currently in School Year 6, to move up to the Piwakawaka from the December programme, as Pukeko is our busiest programme and there is normally space in the Piwakawaka. A large group of Year 6s will be moving to this programme together. We continue to provide programmes for young people up until the age of 14 only, which is normally in Year 9.

Oscar Subsidy

Many families apply for the government OSCAR subsidy, and some don’t even realise they are eligble. If you have 3 or more children, you now need to be earning more than $2,697 per week to not be eligible for any support. If you have 2 children, you need to be earning more than $2,397 per week and if just 1 child, $2,98 per week (gross). The subsidy is only for those in work or study who need childcare. Click on the link below for full information about applying for the subsidy:

Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy – Work and Income

YAT Subsidy Policy

Due to thousands of dollars of unpaid debts over the years, and hundreds of hours chasing parents to complete WINZ paperwork, YAT has a policy to only ‘confirm’ your booking once we’ve received your completed WINZ forms. We need to sign your form, so this can be dropped off at reception anytime in office hours (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5:30pm), and we can send the paperwork to WINZ for you. OR, once we’ve signed it, we can take a copy, in case WINZ loose it (which does happen) and you can take it all into WINZ yourself.

Your booking will sit in the ‘Pending’ category for a week, until we’ve seen the paperwork. If we’ve not seen the paperwork, there is a chance your booking will be cancelled unless you get in touch to explain circumstances: rego@yat.org.nz

A reminder that you and we often don’t find out about how much WINZ will contribute to your holiday programme fees until after the programme, so you are responsible for any shortfall to be paid as soon as possible.


All Bookings are only done online at: https://yat.aimyplus.com

Here’s a reminder of how to make a booking after logging in:

– If you’ve not made a booking with us before, click, New Parent, then create your profile and your childs profile.

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Choose Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

Use the drop down bow in the top left corner to chose either the December or January Holiday period

– Select the programme appropriate to your child’s age & select all the days you want to book

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you).

NAME: Youth Alive Trust

ANZ: 11-7892-0066444-00

REF: HP & Child’s name

2. Visa or Mastercard – Credit or Visa Debit (2.5%)

3. WINZ Client. You will need to input your client number into your profile before choosing this option. As above, it will stay ‘PENDING’ for a week until we have signed the paperwork.

Any issues or questions about programmes, registrations or cancelations, please email us at: rego@yat.org.nz

Any finance questions, please email us at: accounts@yat.org.nz