School Holiday Programme

The three-day 101 Programme provides young people with essential life and financial skills that are not currently taught in-depth in secondary schools, giving teenagers the best chance of succeeding in life!

While there is plenty of good stuff taught in secondary school, there’s also plenty of real world, practical information missing. Leaving secondary school is a critical time in every young person’s life and the decisions they make now and the habits they create now will shape their lives forever.

New to the Life101 course is a two hour session on Saturday morning. This session is for students and their parents, and has been included in the course to ensure parents are able to continue the new education with their children once the Life101 course is complete.

Course Dates & Times

Course Date & Time Venue Register Now
LIFE-020 Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 July (9am-5pm) & Saturday 16 July (9am-11am) Parnell Community Centre, Auckland Closed
LIFE-021 Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 July (9am-5pm) & Saturday 23 July (9am-11am) Takapuna Boating Club, North Shore Closed

Future Course Dates
Please email if you would like to pre-register on a school holiday programme course taking place after the above listed courses.


Early Bird Price (Until 2 days before course date) Standard Price (From 2 days before course date)
Per Person $335.00 $355.00

Additional Siblings

(please email regarding a sibling discount before registering)

$280.00 $300.00

Venues & Parking


Takapuna Boating Club
39 The Strand
North Shore, Auckland

North Shore courses take place on Level 2 of the Takapuna Boating Club in Takapuna. The Takapuna Boating Club looks over Takapuna Beach and Rangitoto Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf and is a great venue for the Life101 course.

Parking is available on The Strand in Takapuna next to the Takapuna Boating Club and is paid parking. Alternatively free parking is available on Alison Ave and Earnoch Ave and is only a short walk to the Takapuna Boating Club..


Parnell Community Centre – Jubilee Building
545 Parnell Road

Auckland City courses take place in the Jubilee Building at the Parnell Community Centre. The Parnell Community Centre is another great venue for the 101 Programme due to its central Auckland location as well as being in close vicinity to Auckland Domain.

Paid parking is available on the streets around the venue. Alternatively free parking is available around the Auckland Museum but has time limitations.

Food / Lunch Options
Students will be given approximately 45 minutes for lunch each day and are required to provide or purchase their lunch on each day of the course. 

There are kitchen facilities available to students to refrigerate and heat their lunches.  There are also numerous cafes and food options in and around the venue if students would prefer to purchase their lunches each day.

What to Bring?
Students should bring with them the following items;

  • Water bottle
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Sun hat / sun glasses
  • A change of old clothes (for Basic Vehicle Mechanics & DIY renovations)
  • Sports / PE clothes including running shoes (for Self Defence and General Health & Fitness)


There are no refunds available once booked on the Life101 course. Transfer to another course date or transfer to another person is possible with a $20 administration fee (see below).

Up until two days before the student’s scheduled course start date the student can be transferred to another course date with an administration fee of $20 per person. No transfers are possible within two days of the course start date. To transfer a student to another course date please email

Up until two days before the student’s scheduled course start date the student’s course booking can be transferred to another person with an administration fee of $20 per person. No transfers are possible within two days of the course start date. To transfer a student’s course booking to another person please email stating the student’s name and the below details for the new student;

Date of birth:
Medical conditions:
Emergency contact name:
Emergency contact mobile:

It is at the discretion of the course organisers (Life101 Ltd) to remove students from the course with sufficient reasoning. If a student is being disruptive during the hours of the course, and he/she continues to be disruptive after being talked to by the tutor, the student could be removed from the course. If this were to happen the parent will first be contacted (via the details provided under ‘Emergency Contact’) to discuss what has happened and if the parent has any recommendations for their child. In the unlikely event a student must be removed from the course there will be no refund of the course cost for that student.

In the unlikely event that a student’s course date is changed from that initially registered on, the student will have the opportunity to choose another future course date or be refunded the full course amount if they are unable to partake in the new course date. There will be no financial penalty to the student for any of the above options.

Sponsor a Spot

If you like the idea of what we’re trying to achieve with Life101 then there is the opportunity for you to ‘Sponsor a Spot’ on a Life101 course. We work closely with at-risk groups in the local community and have a large number of teenagers who’d hugely benefit from the Life101 course but they don’t have the means to pay for it.

For more information on how to sponsor an individual, or group of individuals, on to a Life101 course please Click Here or email us on


“I think my mindset in regards to my future has changed for the better”

Cherise Metcalfe

“Really good, really helpful! I learned a lot of new useful skills!”

Nick Woods

“It was a lot of fun, very interesting, and I learnt loads. Thanks!”

Joseph Gannon

“Great informative course, very useful and fun.  Great, energetic presentation and useful workshops”

Greg Alheit

“I had a really great time, and I was impressed by how professionally we as young adults were treated.”

Jacob Siermans

“The camaraderie was brilliant, great people, great times. Phil & Nick – top blokes, easy to listen to. Great course!”

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