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As we move into December, we come closer to every parent’s fear… the Summer Holidays! With six to eight weeks off school, it’s a long time to keep the kids entertained, especially once the fun that is Christmas is complete.
Operating on the North Shore for over 100 years, the YMCA again has a fantastic holiday programme operating from the 17-23 December 2014, and again 5 January – 4 February 2015. We have four programmes running from our North Shore site during the holidays, 5-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-15 years which are trip based, and the centre based 5-12 years sport programme. From gymnastics to Rainbows End from movies to chill out days, there is a lot for children to choose from these holidays, and we know it is what they want to do as we plan our activities from the children’s suggestions from the previous programme. We do recommend booking early as we had a few disappointed children after popular trips sold out last holidays - to see the full programme and book your child in visit www.ymcaauckland.org.nz. For further information, call 480 7099.
As an OSCAR holiday programme, the OSCAR subsidy from Work and Income is available to those parents who qualify – check out www.workandincome.gove.nz or call 0800774004.
Why gymnastics is good for all sports
Focusing on fundamental movement patterns through gymnastics based activities helps build confidence and body awareness. The gymnastics classes at YMCA North Shore consist of basic body movement, strength and conditioning and a variety of skills that are easily transferred to other sports and disciplines.
Starting at two years of age, we have classes for pre-schoolers which are ideal for growth and development in an interactive and social environment. Parents are required to work with their child in these classes.
Our school age classes have an emphasis on fun and enjoyment and also allow the children the opportunity to participate in the YMCA Gymnastics Competition, Incentive Awards Programme and Annual Displays. We also offer Rhythmic Gymnastic classes.
A timetable of our classes is available at www.ymcaauckland.org.nz, or call 480 7099 for more information.
Channel Magazine: Issuu 50 December 2014 | January 2015