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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.


The Silk Road:    A History

Silk RoadFor armchair travellers and history buffs alike...

Join this course for a thrilling journey through history seeing how the Silk Road developed, as it crossed continents with their diverse terrain, people and cultures, attracting trade and philosophies, thieves and adventurers, leaving tombs and treasures to be uncovered. This course runs 2 - 4pm over 6 weeks at the Orakei Community Centre in Kepa Rd. Starts Thursday 30 October.  Pre-registration essential as places are limited.

Priscilla Lowry

Your Silk Road guide is Priscilla Lowry: medieval historian, author, teacher, designer, former Director of the Schuster Gallery, London.

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Making Your Own Body Products


Make Your Own Body Products

Create beautiful and effective beauty and bath products using simple ingredients!  Save costs, make lovely handmade gifts, and pamper yourself. Not only will you learn Olga's easy formulae, you will go home each week with goodies to try.  4 weeks on Wednesday evenings 7 - 9pm starting 5 Nov with Dr Olga Garkavenko, biomedical scientist and entrepreneur.Learn More



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Read our latest blog about the benefits of meditation!
























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.


Genealogy:              Using Ancestry




Have you seen the Ancestry ad on TV and wondered what's involved?  Join Jan Gow, leading genealogist and expert Ancestry user, as she guides you on your exciting journey of discovering your ancestors.  Two sessions Monday 3 November and Monday 10 November 7 - 9pm. Learn More


Summer Entertaining: with June Renwick

Summer Entertaining

June Renwick

Are you serious about creating new and scintillating summer salads and delicious desserts?

June would like to share with you some of her recipes collected during her travels - from salads that will complement classic meals, barbecues or stand alone as a main course to a range of delicious desserts to complete the match. A three session course on Monday evenings 7 - 9pm for three weeks starting 3 November.Learn More


Elements of Small Garden Design

Elements of Small Garden Design

Create the best from your small courtyard or garden and create another room for modern living. Starts Monday 3 November 7pm with Landscape Designer and popular tutor, Paul Crowhurst. Learn More

Also with Paul, starting Wednesday 5 November:

Productive Boxes, Balconies & Back YardsTomatoes

Produce delicious food from your small urban garden. No space is too small, and Paul shows you the tips that the pros use.Learn More