Youthtown After School Programme

Our After School Programmes operate within key communities right across New Zealand, giving you convenience as well as peace of mind. Most of our After School Programmes are MSD (Ministry of Social Development) certified OSCAR Holiday Programmes. This means that if you’re eligible for a WINZ (Work and Income NZ) subsidy, you could pay from $4 a day.

Drop in for selected days or come for the whole term and let the highly qualified, Youthtown team support your child towards achieving their developmental goals.

Every After School programme is designed to build young peoples’ self-esteem and confidence through participation in an amazing choice of physical, creative and social activities and workshops.

The programmes are designed for specific age groups - have a look at the incredible experiences your primary, intermediate or secondary school child can have after school!

After School programmes in Upper Hutt
Primary School Students (Years 0-6)

Our primary school student Supervisors are carefully selected and trained, ensuring that not only are our 5 and 6 year olds feeling safe, settled and happy in their environment, but all of the primary school age group are benefiting from the Youthtown experience. Our fun, stimulating and structured activities are designed to support your child’s personal development.

In Youthtowns across the country, primary school students are having a great time bouncing, climbing, swimming, being fire fighters or pioneers, baking, creating, and a multitude of other activities. Then they get a say in what they might do next term!

What Primary Students Want

After School Programme fun with Youthtown
Intermediate School Students (Years 7-8)

We pride ourselves in bringing out the best in our intermediates with age-appropriate and stimulating activities that this distinct group really ‘get’.

Activities led by highly qualified role models ensure they have plenty of active options in the mix, all of which encourages them to express themselves and provides opportunities to have successes reinforced.

Your intermediate aged child will come home buzzing from their experiences with new friends. Watch them grow into young adults you can be proud of.

What Intermediate Students Want


Surfing after school with Youthtown
Secondary School Students (Years 9-13)

Youthtown is a supportive and social environment providing opportunities for secondary school students to challenge themselves and build life skills with awesome mentors, enabling them to become great decision makers for life.

The after school activities are enviable: from flying planes and learning to drive, to surfing and just hanging out with awesome people having fun, there’s something for everyone. Leadership activities that involve giving back to the community are likely to feature along the way.

What Secondary Students Want

Our Endorsements

My son has been attending Youthown for the past 6 years, since he was 5. He attends the after school programme 5 days a week and also attends every holiday programme.

I cannot praise Youthtown and its staff highly enough. The guidance and support provided is fantastic, and the values that they have helped instil in my son are priceless.

The range of activities available is incredible and my boy has learned how to play several sports he would not normally have had exposure to. Zach always enjoys time spent at Youthtown, and I feel that his involvement with Youthtown has played a large part in his evolution into the well-mannered caring and considerate young man he has become.

The staff take a keen interest in each and every child who attends the programme and it is that level of care and nurture that makes this organisation stand out among others.

Tracey Armitage