Melissa’s YAT Story

Melissa first came to Youth Alive Trust as a 13 year old – and never left! She’s now married, and one of our senior youthworkers. This is her YAT story…

 

Video Credit: Richard Simmons (local legend)

simmons.richard@pm.me

Jan 2023 Update

Kia Ora,

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Just a few updates:

  1. Bookings are still available for our 2 weeks of January Holiday Programmes starting next week! Click the hyperlinks below for brochures:

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, and Beach Day. (Aqualand FULL)

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

Book now at: https://yat.aimyplus.com

 

  1. If you need after-school care, why not try YAT’s OSCAR! School Years 4 – 9 only and cheaper half days!! First Week FREE if you’re a new family to our Oscar

And 20% discount when booked with a sibling on the same day.

Our vans do pick up’s from all our local schools including Rawhiti, South New Brighton School, New Brighton Catholic, Chisnallwood, Nova Montessori, Avonside Girls and Shirley Boys.

$12 per day up to 4:00pm & $18 per day up to 6:00pm.  Full info at:

www.youthalivetrust.org.nz/holiday-programmes/senioroscar

 

  1. We are one of the key organisers of the I Love Brighton festival again and this year it lands on Monday 6th Feb/Waitangi Day. Follow the updates at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/421702670098328

 

  1. We’ll also be at the Kite Day 2023 on Saturday 4th February by the Pier, selling Kites, Candy Floss and helping with the Beach Clean. Follow the updates at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1320970315337791

 

  1. All our clubs begin again from Friday 17th February. Brochures will be online in mid January. Bookings are already available:

https://yatclubs.aimyplus.com

 

Last year we started a new club for teenagers learning the skills of Disc Golf. No experience necessary, and no cost! Sign up here:

https://www.youthalivetrust.org.nz/safer-streets/disc-golf/

 

  1. If you’re interested in seeing the Big Picture of what we do at Youth Alive Trust, check out this video of our Supporters Presentation:

https://youtu.be/76dvXb3jvSU

OSCAR 2023 – including Year 4s

Book now for our seniors only after-school care programme in 2023 for School Years 4 – 9!

Bonus: In 2023 – School Year 4’s are also invited!!

Our vans do pick up’s from all our local schools including Rawhiti, South New Brighton School, New Brighton Catholic, Chisnallwood, Nova Montessori, Avonside Girls and Shirley Boys.

Mondays: Basketball Club or Kitchen Klub or Homework/Chill Zone

Tuesdays: Outing/Park Day (wet weather – indoor games)

Wednesdays: Activity Day or Years 4-6s can join Kōtirotiro Girls Club

Thursdays: Craft Club or Years 4-6s can join Tamatāne Boys Club

Fridays: Hot Chip Friday and Years 7&8 can join Rock Solid

 

$18 per day up to 6:00pm

$12 per day up to 4:00pm

20% discount when booked with a sibling on the same day

First Week FREE if you’re a new family to our Oscar

 

Plus most people are eligible for government support through the Oscar Subsidy if you’re working or studying. For example, if you have 3 children at home, you must be earning more than $1,885.00 gross per week to not be eligible for anything. CLICK HERE for full details. There will be changes to eligibility in April 2023 so even if you aren’t eligible now, you might be then.

Everyday is different and we do some sweet activities aimed at the older age ranges, that we hope engages better than the more traditional Oscars. More info visit:

www.youthalivetrust.org.nz/holiday-programmes/senioroscar

Teen Summer Camp

Kia Ora,

Last chance to sign up for this weekends TEEN SUMMER CAMP in Hanmer Springs!

Jet Boating, Hot Pools, Mini Golf, Maze and chilling with your mates and our sweet leaders.

Just $70pp for School Years 8-13. Registrations closing 5:00pm on Wednesday.

Leaving 10am Friday and returning 4pm Sunday.

More information on the brochure at this link:

https://www.youthalivetrust.org.nz/assets/Teens-breakaway-CAMP-2022.pdf

Register online at:

https://yat.aimyplus.com/

If you’ve logged into Aimyplus before, use your normal log-in and password and chose to Make a Booking, under Holiday Programmes, Summer 2022.

Any questions, reply direct to this email.

Our Teens Surge Weekly Youth Club has finished for the year and begins again 17th Feb 2023.

Ngā Mihi

The YAT Team

www.yat.org.nz