YMCA North Shore School Holiday Programmes


A fun-filled way to keep the kids busy these school holidays

We understand that keeping the kids occupied can be a hard task during the school holidays – so YMCA North Shore Recreation Centre offers the most fun school holiday programmes at various locations on the North Shore. From day trips to sports-based programmes, no two sets of holidays are quite alike. Our holiday programmes operate at North Shore Recreation Centre, Kauri Park School, Greenhithe School and Warkworth School on the North Shore. With a variety of exciting and different programmes, there is something to suit your child's needs.

Programme activities run from 9am-3pm. Programme open and close times vary:

YMCA North Shore and Warkworth School: 7am-6pm

Kauri Park School: 7:30am-5:30pm

Greenhithe School: 8am-5:30pm

Why Choose YMCA?

WINZ Funding available for approved applicants. Contact amy.armistead@ymcaauckland.org.nz to make an appointment for WINZ bookings.

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Holiday programme locations and details

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Kauri Park

16 McGlashen Place, Beach Haven, Auckland

021 223 8452

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Greenhithe Primary

Isobel Road, Greenhithe, Auckland

021 323 383

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YMCA North Shore

5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland

09 480 7099

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During programme operational hours, parents can contact the following phone numbers in case they would like to speak with staff working on the programme. Thank you.

YMCA @ North Shore Trip Programme 021 323 096

YMCA @ North Shore Centre Based 021 323 758

YMCA @ Greenhithe School 021 323 383

YMCA @ Sunnybrae School 021 223 8452

YMCA @ Kauri Park School 021 223 8452

Everything You're Looking For In A Holiday Programme

Child Safety

As a child-safe organisation we are committed to looking after the well-being of children. The YMCA has a legal, moral and Mission-driven responsibility to protect children and young people from harm, so we have developed a Child Protection policy. The priority to protect children and young people will apply equally by all who work with or for the YMCA.

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MSD approved

Our Holiday Programme is approved by MSD - Ministry of Social Development. This means our programme meets certain standards for approval and is regularly audited for quality assurance purposes.

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To minimise risk and to ensure the safety and quality of the programme is at it's best we operate under strict ratios. There are a minimum of 2 staff per programme. Normally for in-house programmes we have 1 staff to 10 kids and depending on the type of excursion activity we have anything between 1 staff to 4 to 8 kids.


Our Holiday Programmes range from in-house sports based activities to out-house trip based days. Every day is different. The in-house sports programme is for kids between 5 - 15 years of age and we split them into age appropriate groups and our excursions are split into 5 - 9 year olds and 9 - 15 year olds.

Before & After care

Holiday programme now operates from 7am - 6pm. 7am - 8:30am is before care and 3pm - 6pm is after care and is available for parents with time constraints due to work commitments. All at no extra cost. These do not need to be booked separately and is part of your kids programme.

Our staff

One of our strongest assets is our staff. With years of experience, passion and strong YMCA values embedded in them you can be rest assured that your kids will have a great time on our holiday programmes. Additionally as part of our strong recruitment process, all YMCA employees, volunteers and contractors are police vetted prior to employment and then re-vetted every two years.