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: Summer 22-23


Latest Updates

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’

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

 

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