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  • Find a new interest
  • Get fitter and healthier
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Join one of the 350+ short courses offered by Selwyn Community Education for all adult and lifelong learners!

Affordable and easily accessible evening, weekend and day classes with experienced tutors in a friendly environment.



Cake Decorating

Cake Decoratin

SPECIAL FOR TERM 3: Enrol two participants on one order for a total price of $150.00 (saving $60).

Come and learn the basics of decorating cakes using rolled fondant, butter icing and piping techniques. Create an icing picture and put it all together to produce the completed cakes. $25 ingredients fee included. Starts 25 August with Tim Gasson.    Learn More


Baking Old Favourites

Anzac Biscuits

June will teach you the tips and techniques of baking and share with you her mother's favourite, easy to follow recipes including cheesecakes, gems, anzac biscuits, savoury pies, scones, muffins and napoleon sponge cake. Starts 27 August.Learn More


Thai Cooking - the Authentic Way 

Thai Cooking 

Come to Paula's class and learn the secrets that you won't find in recipe books, and leave with a repertoire of delicious and authentic Thai dishes. Starts 27 August. Learn More


Outboard Engine Maintenance 

Outboard Engines

An essential course covering outboard care and trouble-shooting: fuel, cooling and electrical systems, spares, tools required and faults are covered. 2 September.      Learn More



Selwyn Comed's Blog!

Check out our Blog! We will be updating it regularly with news, as well as profiles on tutors and different courses we offer here at Selwyn Comed.

Are we living in a dangerous country? With incarceration rates as high as they are, you'd think so. Have a read of our latest blog and come along to our Think Talk "Incarceration, Inequality, Poverty and Punishment" by Tracey McIntosh on August 12. 



Selwyn Community Arts Theatre presents Monty Python's Spamalot. Opportunities for actors, singers, dancers, backstage and support. For information on participating contact Kate Janes on email katelikeschocolate@yahoo.co.nz   Performances 8 - 11 October.  To buy tickets call 09 5219623.

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What's Hot for this TermWhat's Hot for this Term

As well as our popular array of language, computing, craft, fitness and cooking categories, we have added a raft of new interest courses to inspire, extend and delight.


Creative Sustainable Garden Design

Garden Bed

Are you interested in gardening with style, with a desire to work with nature, not against it? Create a garden with soul AND style ! Based on key design principles and strong organic and sustainable gardening practices, it will reward you with hours of pleasure. With Margaret Lenehan starting 26 August.    Find Out More or Register Now 


MS Excel Extension


You are already using Excel.  Time now to learn more formulae, some awesome tips for working with multiple worksheets, advanced printing, advanced sorting and filtering, and more. These topics will really improve your productivity and save you heaps of time. Starting 2 September with Annette. Advanced class also starting on 10 September. Learn More


NLP - Tools for Success 


Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a very useful tool used widely by businesses or anyone in a personal relationship who wants to better understand team members and him/herself, reduce conflict, and increase motivation.  Starts 2 September with Sheena Hendon. Learn More


Phoneography - taking GREAT pictures with your phone


Learn how to take great photos on your phone.  With photography and visual design tutor, Simon. Starts 1 September. Learn More


Yoga for Children

Children's YogaSPACES STILL AVAILABLE! Fun classes using story and adventure to support learning through imitating, playing and singing. Designed for children from 6 to 10 years of age. Wednesdays 4 - 5 pm starting 20 August with Edna Levy.

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