Holiday Updates

We hope you had a good Easter break. If anyone is in isolation and needs extra support, please let us know. Here are a few updates you may be keen to know about.

Holiday Programmes

Our Holiday Programmes have started with a blast! Due to a number of people going into isolation, we have the following spaces on the following days:

School Years 1-2.

– Wednesday 20th: Imagination Station (1 space)

– Thursday 21st: Disco & Crafts (3 spaces)

– Friday 22nd: 10 Pin Bowling (1 space)

School Years 3-4.

– Wednesday 20th: Flips & Tumbles (3+ spaces)

– Thursday 21st: Photo Rally (3+ spaces)

– Friday 22nd: Big Park Tour (3+ spaces)

School Years 5-6.

– NO SPACES

School Years 7-9.

– Wednesday 20th: Sports Day (3 spaces)

– Thursday 21st: Gondola Visit (3 spaces)

– Friday 22nd: Battle of the Sexes (3 spaces)

For full information, and links to brochures, click on this link:

https://www.youthalivetrust.org.nz/holiday-programmes/holiday-programme-years-1-9/

Library Holiday Activities

Check out some of the sweet activities that New Brighton Library are offering in these school holidays:

Te Ara o Te Toa – Traditional Māori Games for 7+ years of age (bookings required)

Polymer Clay Creations for 10+ years of age

Finger puppet friends for 3+ years of age

Autumn Illusions for 3+ years of age

Autumn leaves to frame your photos for 3+ years of age

Peg Monster Magnets for 5+ years of age

Plus check out this list of holiday activities suggested by Christchurch City Council:

https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/fun-activities-for-the-autumn-school-holidays

Tuning in to Kids: Parenting Tips & Tricks Course

Free Parenting Course ran by our very own Mana Ake Team!!

Is your child struggling to manage their big emotions like anger, fear or anxiety? This course will help them become aware and regulate their own emotions, and help you develop:

• An awareness of their children’s emotions;

• The ability to use children’s emotional experiences as an opportunity for closeness and teaching;

• Skills in assisting children to verbally label and manage their emotions;

• Skills in assisting children to problem solve;

• Support to guide children’s behaviour with appropriate limits.

We have a local group coming up in Parklands starting on May 25th . Any questions, email: kim.button@yat.org.nz

CLICK HERE for the Flyer and information about other courses in Christchurch

Upstream – Support YAT

Reminder that YAT is part of an amazing social enterprise called Upstream. Buy everyday goods or services through Upstream at no cost to you – to benefit the work of YAT! If you’re need firewood, consider buying it through Upstream. If you’re looking to buy an EV or Hybrid, check out the EV Upstream Guide and save money by importing one through Japanese Cars Ltd.

Other examples of products and services include Will & Able cleaning products, car tyres, coffee, insurance, trades, bins, carpet, heat pumps, signage, car grooming, plumbing, security, electricians, solar energy, flooring, fencing, building, lawyers, landscaping, real estate, building inspector, caterer, cleaner, earth moving, first aid, landscaping, bouncy castles, glazing, engraving, painter, florist, paving, mechanic, photography, pools, travel agent, videographer, shade sails, solar panels and MORE! Enquire/Book through Upstream then chose Youth Alive Trust as your chosen charity! CLICK here for a short video about how it works.

Search products and services on www.upstream.co.nz next time you need something!

Ngā Mihi

The YAT Team

www.yat.org.nz

 

 

April Holiday Programmes

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

Rawhiti School Teacher Only Fun Days

Rawhiti Primary School has two teacher only days just before Easter Weekend, so in response to requests from parents, we’re offering two fun days, in the same structure and price as our normal holiday programmes. We have organised some awesome activities including visiting The Oasis for Mini Golf and a VR experience, and Woodend Camp for archery, aerojump, orienteering and wide games! $40 each day, WINZ subsidies available. Limited spaces. Sign up now at: yat.aimyplus.com

If you attend another school that also has teacher only days in on these days – you’re more than welcome to register for the programme too!

More info on our full brochure at by CLICKING HERE

UpstreamNZ – EV Guide

Reminder that YAT is part of an amazing social enterprise called Upstream. Buy everyday goods or services through Upstream at no cost to you – to benefit the work of YAT! If you’re need firewood, consider buying it through Upstream. If you’re looking to buy an EV or Hybrid, check out the EV Upstream Guide and save money by importing one through Japanese Cars Ltd.

Other examples of products and services include Will & Able cleaning products, car tyres, coffee, insurance, trades, bins, carpet, heat pumps, signage, car grooming, plumbing, security, electricians, solar energy, flooring, fencing, building, lawyers, landscaping, real estate, building inspector, caterer, cleaner, earth moving, first aid, landscaping, bouncy castles, glazing, engraving, painter, florist, paving, mechanic, photography, pools, travel agent, videographer, shade sails, solar panels and MORE! Enquire/Book through Upstream then chose Youth Alive Trust as your chosen charity! CLICK here for a short video about how it works.

Search products and services on www.upstream.co.nz next time you need something!