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: Tue-Fri

From: 19-22 April 2022

Latest Updates

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:

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:

Any finance questions, please email us at:

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