School Holiday Programme with Southern Cross Waikato

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Looking for a fun holiday programme your tamariki will love?

The Y (formerly YMCA) holiday programmes will make your kids laugh, move, have fun and just enjoy their school holidays all within a safe and secure environment.

Engaging, active programme

The Y runs a wide range of school holiday programmes throughout the Waikato, we really enjoy being part of a wide range of communities and providing school holidays that kids love! We work hard to create a welcoming atmosphere, with a range of activities that keeps kids active and engaged. Our staff are warm, friendly, approachable and caring, who want the best for your children.

April School Holiday Programme - 11th - 21st April

Key Info


36 Pembroke Street,

Hamilton Lake,


Contact Details

Phone: 07 838 2529 - option 3


Times & Pricing

Southern Cross Holiday Programme

7.30 am to 5.30pm;

8.30am to 3.00pm

On-site full session - $30

Excursions from $45 per day

Book your next school holiday programme with us!

Safeguarding our tamariki

For years The Y (formerly YMCA) has provided a safe and secure environment, where kids can just be and enjoy their time with us. We want to support every parent by not only being a fun programme, but also a safe haven where kids’ development is supported and learning is recognised.

YMCA North is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). We are proud to lead the children’s workforce as a child-safe organisation. Find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept WINZ subsidies

Yes, we do! As an approved holiday programme, parents who are eligible can access the OSCAR subsidy from Work and Income NZ. To apply, email us at We will need to complete Part C of your application form, and you will need to pay a 20% deposit. There are different subsidy rates depending on your eligibility – to find out more, visit

How can I make a booking for the programme

The Y uses a safe and secure online booking system called AimyPlus. For first-time bookers, you will need to register first, where you will put in all your details and information about your child/ren, including any medical conditions, contact details, and who can collect your child after the programme. After registering, you will see the programmes available on your parent dashboard to book sessions. Click here to register and book.

What clothing/equipment does my child/ren need to bring

    Active kids are happy kids! Clothing where children can move in is best, and for those who go hard, a change of clothes is always great to have in the bag. Children will need to bring a drink bottle, morning tea, and lunch every day. Children can bring their rugby boots, but this is not a requirement and are not to be worn in the club. Children who play tackle will need to have their mouthguard with them as well.

    Will you provide Lunch?

      Unfortunately, no, not at this stage.

      Where do we meet/go

        These details will be emailed to you once a session is booked.

        Signing in process

          Children must be signed in and out each day by an authorised person. You can add as many people as you would like to your AimyPlus parent account to collect your child. If someone turns up to collect a child and they are not on the approved list, we will call you to confirm. If your child is making their own way to/from the programme please email so you can complete the arrive/depart unaccompanied form.

          Have a question? Call us on 021 962 247 or email us at

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