Holiday Programmes

These fun filled programmes run for the first week in each of the school holidays. They are MSD approved, and OSCAR subsidies are available for working and studying parents.

For: Years 1 - 9

Each:

From: September 2023


Latest Updates

8 Jan 2024

Welcome to 2024

Our offices are closed this week, but some staff will be doing some admin to keep on top of holiday programmes which start next week. Spaces are still available in all our programmes so if you need child care, a break or some fun activities for the kids, check out the brochures on the hyperlinks below and make an online booking.

9 Nov 2023

Summer Holiday Programmes are now LIVE!!

9 programmes, over 3 weeks for 3 age groups. We’ll be running a smaller programme on the 1 Week before Christmas (18th – 22nd Dec) and then the full normal programme on the final 2 full weeks of January (15th – 26th Jan). We’ve not finalised all the daily plans yet, but parents are starting to panic, so bookings can now be made via our normal database which we hope provides a bit of peace of mind – but don’t leave it too late !!

Check out the current programme plans on 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.

Bookings

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

23 Aug 2023

Kia Ora,

Our September Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!! The first week of the school holidays, 25th – 29th September.  Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

Kea (School Years 1-3) including Weaving, Swimming @ Dudley Pool and going to Willow Bank.

Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Orana Park, My Kitchen Rules and Ice Skating.

Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) including Mini Golf, a walk @ the Adventure Park & Hamner Springs.

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

Oscar Subsidy – Big Increase!

Many more families will be eligible for government subsidies from 1st April 2023!! Click HERE to read the update.

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).  This is a dramatic increase and many probably don’t realise they will qualify, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. 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

Change in 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 changed its 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, 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.

Bookings

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Choose Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– 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). Please reference ‘HP’ and ‘Your 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.

Future Holiday Programmes:

  • 18th – 22nd December 2023
  • 15th – 19th January 2024
  • 22nd – 26th January 2024

Breakaway Holiday Programmes Update:

Very Sadly, after 10 years of providing free activities for Intermediates and Teens in the school holidays, Oranga Tamariki has dropped its contract with Youth Alive Trust, and we no longer have the funding to run these programmes.

It is something we made a good case to OT for, and we were only needing around $18,000 per year, but they have dropped contracts with many providers nationwide.  Thank you to all the parents who wrote emails of endorsement. We will continue to use these as we seek out new funding sources, and hope to be able to begin Breakaway programmes again. If you have a rich friend of family member who’s keen to fund them – get in touch!

Here is our latest report with those parent endorsements: Breakaway Report 2022

Our social media post was picked up by two other media sources, and we’re still hoping another funding source becomes available to re-start them….

Chris Lynch Article

Chris Lynch Facebook Post with over 120 comments and over 20 shares

Radio New Zealand Article & Interview with Trust Co-Manager, James Ridpath

 

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

Ngā Mihi

The Youth Alive Trust Team

www.yat.org.nz

31 May 2023

Kia Ora,

Our July Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!! The first week of the school holidays, 3rd – 7th July.  Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

Kea (School Years 1-3) including Antarctic Centre, Inflatable World and a Disco.

Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Mega Air, Cinema and Clip & Climb.

Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) including Ice Skating, Laser Strike & Cinema.

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

Oscar Subsidy – Big Increase!

Many more families will be eligible for government subsidies from 1st April 2023!! Click HERE to read the update.

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).  This is a dramatic increase and many probably don’t realise they will qualify, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. 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

Change in 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 changed its 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, 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.

Bookings

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Choose Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– 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). Please reference ‘HP’ and ‘Your 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.

Future Holiday Programmes:

  • 25th – 29th September 2023
  • 18th – 22nd December 2023

Breakaway Holiday Programmes Update:

Very Sadly, after 10 years of providing free activities for Intermediates and Teens in the school holidays, Oranga Tamariki has dropped its contract with Youth Alive Trust, and we no longer have the funding to run these programmes.

It is something we made a good case to OT for, and we were only needing around $18,000 per year, but they have dropped contracts with many providers nationwide.  Thank you to all the parents who wrote emails of endorsement. We will continue to use these as we seek out new funding sources, and hope to be able to begin Breakaway programmes again. If you have a rich friend of family member who’s keen to fund them – get in touch!

Here is our latest report with those parent endorsements: Breakaway Report 2022

Our social media post was picked up by two other media sources, and we’re still hoping another funding source becomes available to re-start them….

Chris Lynch Article

Chris Lynch Facebook Post with over 120 comments and over 20 shares

Radio New Zealand Article & Interview with Trust Co-Manager, James Ridpath

 

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

Ngā Mihi

The Youth Alive Trust Team

www.yat.org.nz

8 Mar 2023

Easter Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!! Just a 4 day programme in the week after Easter Monday, 11th – 14th April, but some sweet activities including a trip on the Weka Pass Railway for everyone! Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

Kea (School Years 1-3) including Super Mario Movie, Imagination Station & Weka Pass Railway Trip.

Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Super Mario Movie, Cluedo Mystery & Weka Pass Railway Trip.

Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) including Quake City, Orienteering & Weka Pass Railway Trip.

(under 14’s only)

Oscar Subsidy – Big Increase!

Many more families will be eligible for government subsidies from 1st April 2023!! Click HERE to read the update.

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, $2,098 per week (gross).  This is a dramatic increase and many probably don’t realise they will qualify, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. 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

Change in 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 changed its 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, 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.

Bookings

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Choose Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– 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). Please reference ‘HP’ and ‘Your 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.

Future Holiday Programmes:

  • 3rd – 7th July 2023
  • 25th – 29th September 2023
  • 18th – 22nd December 2023

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

11 Nov 2022

Our Summer Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!! Book now for the week before Christmas and the two weeks before school starts in January.  Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

19th – 23rd December: Kea (School Years 1-3) including Sailing, Move X, and Christmas fun!

19th – 23rd December: Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Sailing, Move X, and Pool Party!

19th – 21st December: Intermediates Breakaway (school Years 7-8) including Sailing, Team Challenges and Woodend Camp.

**Intermediates Breakaway bookings are on FULL** Email: rego@yat.org.nz to be on the waitlist.

 

16th – 27th January: Kea (School Years 1-3) including Orana Park, Mega Air, Ferrymead and Ice Cream.

16th – 27th January: Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Gondola Trip, Halswell Pool, Aqualand, and Beach Day.

16th – 27th January: Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) including Aqualand, Laser Strike, Orienteering and Sports.

 

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Change Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

**NOTE: Use the Drop Down box in the Top Left of screen to chose the Holiday Period

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

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

Future Holiday Programmes:

  • 11th – 14th April 2023
  • 3rd – 7th July 2023
  • 25th – 29th September 2023

Oscar Subsidy

We encourage people to see if they would be eligible for the Work and Income Oscar Subsidy. Many don’t realise that they can get government support for holiday programme and after school care, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. If you have 3 or more children, you need to be earning more than $1,800 per week to not be eligible for support. If you have 2 children, you need to be earning more than $1,600 per week and if just 1 child, $1,400 per week (gross).  CLICK HERE for the full list of rates. Click on the link below for full information about applying for the subsidy:

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

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

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

12 Sep 2022

UPDATE: 12th Sept 2022

Limited spaces available on all days on all programmes, except: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of Kea’s.

Our October Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!!  5 days of fun for all age groups! Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

3rd – 7th October: Kea (School Years 1-3) including Imagination Station, Airforce Museum, Circus Day & Chipmonks.

3rd – 7th October: Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Inflatable World, Orana Park, Circus Day & Dudley Pool.

3rd – 7th October: Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) including Mini Golf, Mega Air, Circus Day & a trip to Hanmer Springs.

No Programme in Week 2.

Future Holiday Programmes:

  • 19th – 23rd Dec 2022
  • 16th – 20th Jan 2023
  • 23rd – 27th Jan 2023
  • 11th – 14th April 2023

Prices

In Days: $35

Outing Days: $40

In Days + extension: $47

Out Days + extension: $52

Normal days are 8:30 – 3:30pm

Extension Days are 8:30am – 6:00pm

Oscar Subsidy

We encourage people to see if they would be eligible for the Work and Income Oscar Subsidy. Many don’t realise that they can get government support for holiday programme and after school care, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. If you have 3 or more children, you need to be earning more than $1,800 per week to not be eligible for support. If you have 2 children, you need to be earning more than $1,600 per week and if just 1 child, $1,400 per week (gross).  CLICK HERE for the full list of rates. Click on the link below for full information about applying for the subsidy:

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

Register Now

The Aimyplus data system now allows us to take payment at the same time as bookings, and then you are guaranteed your spot, without waiting for us for to process the confirmation once we’re back in the office. There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you)
  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.

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Change Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

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

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

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

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

8 Jun 2022

Our July Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!!  5 Programmes over the two weeks for all age groups! With the govt Covid Traffic Light system dropping to Orange, we have reverted to our 3 age groups in our Week 1 programmes, meaning we can have larger groups, and face masks are not required, but optional.  Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

11th – 15th July: Kea (School Years 1-3) including Antarctic Centre & Clip n Climb

11th – 15th July: Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Laser Strike & Antarctic Centre

11th – 15th July: Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) including Ice Skating & Cinema

We are also running Breakaway Programmes for Intermediates and Teens in Week 2 of the holidays.

18th – 20th July: Intermediates Breakaway including Laser Tag, 10 Pin Bowling & Cinema

20th – 22nd July: Teens Breakaway including Laser Tag, 10 Pin Bowling & Hanmer Trip

 

Note: Clubs restart in Week 2 of Term 3, to give our staff and volunteers a break after both weeks of holiday programmes.

Prices

The management of Youth Alive Trust have looked at the finances of holiday programmes over the past few years and it has been making a financial loss. We are often asked how we manage to fun such awesome activities for that price, and it’s because we only aim to break even. We have done our research and believe we have been one of the cheapest holiday programmes in the city, but with the increasing cost of activities, increasing cost of wages and not wanting to decrease the quality of the activities, we now need to increase our daily prices.  We have also been stung by unpaid accounts amounted to thousands of dollars over a number of years, which is another reason we’re asking people to pay up front if they can.  Our last price increase for an In Day was in January 2016, when they increased from $28 per day to $30 per day. In January 2017 the Outing Days increased to $35 per day to help cover the extra activity costs. Therefore from April 2022, these will be our new prices.

In Days: $35

Outing Days: $40

In Days + extension: $47

Out Days + extension: $52

Normal days are 8:30 – 3:30pm

Extension Days are 8:30am – 6:00pm

Breakaway activity costs are Free because of Oranga Tamariki financial support – apart from a $5 per day booking fee. Contact us if this is a concern and we’ll sort you out.

Oscar Subsidy

We do however encourage people to see if they would be eligible for the Work and Income Oscar Subsidy. Many don’t realise that they can get government support for holiday programme and after school care, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. If you have 3 or more children, you need to be earning more than $1,800 per week to not be eligible for support. If you have 2 children, you need to be earning more than $1,600 per week and if just 1 child, $1,400 per week (gross).  CLICK HERE for the full list of rates. Click on the link below for full information about applying for the subsidy:

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

Register Now

The Aimyplus data system now allows us to take payment at the same time as bookings, and then you are guaranteed your spot, without waiting for us for to process the confirmation once we’re back in the office. There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you)
  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.

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Change Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

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

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

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

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

18 Mar 2022

Our April Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!!  FOUR days of fun, games and friends from 19th – 22nd April. We also have two extra fun days planned for children who have teacher only days in the lead-up to Easter on 13th & 14th April. Due to new Oscar Covid rules, we have to work in smaller groups of just 20 children, so have split our programmes into 4 groups of 20. This is a smaller number than we normally cater for, but we’re limited by operating in separate spaces and staff.  Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

13th – 14th April: Teacher Only Days. Archery, Aerojump, Mini Golf, VR Experience.

19th – 22nd April: Years 1-2. Imagination Station, 10 Pin Bowling, Tennis, Disco

19th – 22nd April: Years 3-4. Flips & Tumbles, Big Park Tour, Tennis, Games

19th – 22nd April: Years 5-6. Cinema, Flips & Tumbles, Ice Cream Challenge, Tennis

19th – 22nd April: Years 7-9. Gondola, Battle of the sexes, Flips & Tumbles, Sports

Note: There is no Breakaway Programme in April, but there will be in Week 2 of July. Clubs restart in Week 1 of Term 2.

New Prices

The management of Youth Alive Trust have looked at the finances of holiday programmes over the past few years and it has been making a financial loss. We are often asked how we manage to fun such awesome activities for that price, and it’s because we only aim to break even. We have done our research and believe we have been one of the cheapest holiday programmes in the city, but with the increasing cost of activities, increasing cost of wages and not wanting to decrease the quality of the activities, we now need to increase our daily prices.  We have also been stung by unpaid accounts amounted to thousands of dollars over a number of years, which is another reason we’re asking people to pay up front if they can.  Our last price increase for an In Day was in January 2016, when they increased from $28 per day to $30 per day. In January 2017 the Outing Days increased to $35 per day to help cover the extra activity costs. Therefore from April 2022, these will be our new prices.

In Days: $35

Outing Days: $40

In Days + extension: $47

Out Days + extension: $52

Normal days are 8:30 – 3:30pm

Extension Days are 8:30am – 6:00pm

Oscar Subsidy

We do however encourage people to see if they would be eligible for the Work and Income Oscar Subsidy. Many don’t realise that they can get government support for holiday programme and after school care, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. If you have 3 or more children, you need to be earning more than $1,800 per week to not be eligible for support. If you have 2 children, you need to be earning more than $1,600 per week and if just 1 child, $1,400 per week (gross).  CLICK HERE for the full list of rates. Click on the link below for full information about applying for the subsidy:

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

Register Now

The Aimyplus data system now allows us to take payment at the same time as bookings, and then you are guaranteed your spot, without waiting for us for to process the confirmation once we’re back in the office. There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you)
  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.

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Change Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– Select the programme appropriate to your child’s age & select all three days

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

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

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

4 Feb 2022

2022 Holiday Programme Dates

Reminder that YAT runs Primary holiday programmes only in Week 1 of the holidays in April, July and October, plus other programmes pre-Christmas and the last two weeks in January. Here are this years dates:

  • 17th – 21st January
  • 24th – 28th January
  • 19th – 22nd April (18th is ANZAC Day)
  • 11th – 15th July
  • 3rd – 7th October
  • 19th – 23rd Dec
23 Jan 2022

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Just a short email to assure you that we will be running holiday programmes as expected this week.
Some activities may need to be changed, according to external provider requirements, but we don’t know all of these yet. We have confirmed that activities on Monday will go ahead as planned:
  • Kea’s (Years 1-3): Mega Air
  • Pukeko’s (Years 4-6): Blo Karts (wear enclosed shoes)
  • Piwakawaka (Years 7-9): Laser Strike
Young people are not expected to wear masks on our programmes, although they’re welcome too, as according to government requirements “You do not need to wear a face covering when at special interest education, such as music lessons, art groups and girl guides.”
Oscar providers are not covered by the vaccine mandate, and we are prohibited from asking for passes from young people, as we are an essential service.
 
We will be asking for more hand washing, ​sanitising and good hygeine practices. 
 
Parents/caregivers need to wear masks when dropping off and picking up, as well as signing-in manually or digitally. We again ask that you only use the Seaview Road entrance for the Kea’s and Pukeko’s and the Seafield Building over the road for the Piwakawaka’s.  This separates us from other users in the building including Compassion Trust staff and clients.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Nga Mihi
19 Nov 2021

Kia Ora Parents & Caregivers,

Our Summer Holiday Programmes bookings are now LIVE. We are giving priority to people on our database to get in first, before making any public and social media posts. We are splitting the December programmes into 2 different age groups for both weeks; Yrs 1-4 & 5-8, then Yrs 1-3 & 4-6. This is because we also have Intermediates Breakaway running from 20 – 22 December.  All programmes will be running different programmes, and have different coordinators and leaders. Click on the links below see the activities for each programme (subject to change, such as weather conditions):

Activities include: Pedal Mania and Swimming/Mini Golf.

Activities include: Orana Park, Launch Pad and African Drumming.

We also have some sweet programmes planned for the final two weeks of January, for all three age groups.  Activities such as Blokarting, Gymnastics, Launchpad Trampoline Park, Mini Golf, a Christchurch Park Tour and lots and lots of games!! However, please be patient with us if we need to swap and change activities, because of Covid uncertainty and/or weather. Please click on the Hyperlinks below to view the brochures.

 

Payment Method

The Aimyplus data system now allows us to take payment at the same time as bookings, and then you are guaranteed your spot, without waiting for us for confirmation.  There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you)
  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.

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Change Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– Select the programme appropriate to your child’s age & select all three days

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

Any issues or questions, please email David on: rego@yat.org.nz

Nga Mihi,

The YAT Team

www.yat.org.nz

3 Sep 2021

Kia Ora Parents & Caregivers,

In the anticipation that we will be back at Level two shortly, our Holiday Programmes bookings are now LIVE for 4 – 8 October (week 1 of the school holidays)!  We are giving priority to people on our database to get in first, before making any public and social media posts. We are continuing with the three different age groups after positive feedback.  All programmes will be running different programmes, and have different coordinators and leaders. Click on the links below see the activities for each programme (subject to change, such as weather conditions):

Activities these holidays include: Mini Golf, baking, gardening and an outing to be confirmed.

Activities these holidays include: Orana Wildlife Park, Mini Golf, cooking and swimming.

Activities these holidays include: Boating on the Avon, real life Cluedo, Skate/Scooter Day & He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools.

Reminder that this is YAT’s Lockdown Level Guide. If we are in Level 3 or 4 during the holiday period, everyone will receive a reimbursement, as we are legally not allowed to operate. Also there is NO BREAKAWAY programmes in the October holidays for Intermediates or Teenagers. The next set of Breakaway programmes will be pre-Christmas holidays.

Payment Method

The Aimyplus data system now allows us to take payment at the same time as bookings, and then you are guaranteed your spot, without waiting for us for confirmation.  There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you)
  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.

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Change Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– Select the programme appropriate to your child’s age & select all three days

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

Any issues or questions, please email David on: rego@yat.org.nz

Nga Mihi,

The YAT Team

www.yat.org.nz

18 Jun 2021

Kia Ora Parents & Caregivers,

Holiday Programmes bookings are now LIVE for 12th – 16th July!  We are giving priority to people on our database to get in first, before making any public and social media posts.  With good feedback from the April programme, splitting into closer age brackets, we will continue them these holidays.  All programmes will be running different programmes, and have different coordinators and leaders. Click on the links below see the activities for each programme:

Payment Method

The Aimyplus data system now allows us to take payment at the same time as bookings, and then you are guaranteed your spot, without waiting for us for confirmation.  There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you)
  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.

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Change Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– Select the programme appropriate to your child’s age & select all three days

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

Any issues or questions, please email David on: rego@yat.org.nz

Nga Mihi,

The YAT Team

www.yat.org.nz

26 Mar 2021

Kia Ora Parents & Caregivers,

Holiday Programmes bookings are now LIVE for 19th – 23rd April!  We are giving priority to people on our database to get in first, before making any public and social media posts.  Apologies it’s later than hoped, but we have been working on two changes

  1. New Age Groups!

We’ve listened to feedback and we’ve split the age groups into 3 groups, so activities and friendships can be even more targeted.  All programmes will be running different programmes, and have different coordinators and leaders. Click on the links below see the activities for each programme:

  1. Years 1-3: Kea
  2. Years 4-6: Pukeko
  3. Years 7-9: Piwakawaka

We will access the success of the new programmes before deciding if to make them permanent or not.

  1. New Payment Method

The Aimyplus data system now allows us to take payment at the same time as bookings, and then you are guaranteed your spot, without waiting for us for confirmation.  There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you)
  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.

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

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

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Change Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– Select the programme appropriate to your child’s age & select all three days

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

Any issues or questions, please email David on: rego@yat.org.nz

Nga Mihi,

The YAT Team

www.yat.org.nz

12 Nov 2020

Our Summer Holiday Programmes are now taking bookings!!!!  For the first time, we are running Holiday Programmes before Christmas, because of the gap between when schools finish and the Christmas Break. We will then be running for the two final weeks of January.

If you plan on applying for the OSCAR SUBSIDY, please do so asap, as it helps the paperwork from our end too. If you have any questions about finance, email: accounts@yat.org.nz or any generic questions about holiday programmes, email Shelly at: rego@yat.org.nz

We only take ONLINE registrations, so please log-in with your usual email and password and choose the dates you want! If you’ve not logged in before, click ‘New Parent’ and go through the process, before making a Booking for your chosen child. https://yat.aimyplus.com

 

A Teen Camp and Intermediates Breakaway are also running prior to Christmas! Plus a Babysitting Course for Teens. Follow the hyperlinks for more details. Busy Summer!!!

Change of Policy: In order to be fair to those who need childcare for the whole week, we won’t be confirming any single day bookings until Friday 4th December. This is in response to some people just booking the special outing days, and others missing out on the full week of childcare they need, and only able to attend on ‘in’ days. We value the relationships and trust we’re able to build over the week, and place priority on leader/young people connections. Please contact us if you have exceptional circumstances.

28 Aug 2020

##FULL##

Both Junior & Senior Holiday Programmes are now full. Email: rego@yat.org.nz to be added to the waiting list.

 

Our September/October Holiday Programmes are now taking bookings!!!!  We are again running 2 x 5 day programmes from 28th Sept – 2nd October (Week 1) for Juniors and Seniors.

In Level 2 we will have a maximum of 38 children in each programme, plus their 8 leaders. If we move into Level 3 or 4, we won’t be running a programme, and any money paid will be reimbursed. If you plan on applying for the OSCAR SUBSIDY, please do so asap, as it helps the paperwork from our end too. If you have any questions about finance, email: accounts@yat.org.nz or any generic questions about holiday programmes, email Shelly at: rego@yat.org.nz

We only take ONLINE registrations, so please log-in with your usual email and password and choose the dates you want! If you’ve not logged in before, click ‘New Parent’ and go through the process, before making a Booking for your chosen child. https://yat.aimyplus.com

Juniors have all the usual games, sports and baking as well as trips to Gymnastics and Willowbank.

CLICK HERE to view Years 1 – 4 Programmes

Seniors also have the usual games, sports and baking as well as trips to Inflatable World, Ice Skating and a special trip to Hanmer Springs on the final day!!!

CLICK HERE to view Years 5 – 9 Programmes

Change of Policy: In order to be fair to those who need childcare for the whole week, we won’t be confirming any single day bookings until Friday 11th September. This is in response to some people just booking the special outing days, and others missing out on the full week of childcare they need, and only able to attend on ‘in’ days. We value the relationships and trust we’re able to build over the week, and place greater priority on leader/young people connections, than just entertainment.

5 Jun 2020

July Holiday Programmes are now LIVE!!!!  5 day programme from 6th – 10th July (Week 1)

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

CLICK HERE to view Years 1 – 4 Programmes
CLICK HERE to view Years 5 – 9 Programmes

26 Mar 2020

**Sadly Cancelled due to Covid-19 Lockdown**

18 Mar 2020

April Holiday Programmes are now LIVE!!!!  4 day programme from 14th – 17th April (Easter Monday on 13th)

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

CLICK HERE to view Years 1 – 4 Programmes
CLICK HERE to view Years 5 – 9 Programmes