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  • Find a new interest
  • Get fitter and healthier
  • Make new friends!

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.


Korean Language for Beginners

With Cecilia Kim. This course is designed for those who want an introduction to Korean culture and language.  Six Monday evenings 7 - 9pm starting 16 May.


Tai Chi Beginners

Tai Chi BeginnersTai Chi is meditation in motion: learn a series of slow, continuous movements that promote physical and mental well being, and improve coordination and balance. 

Classes available:

Saturday 2pm with Bruno

Tuesday 6:30pm with Annamirl

Friday 12:30pm at the Orakei Community Centre with Bruno 


Blues Guitar for Beginners

Blues Guitar Beginner

This course is designed for those totally new to guitar.  It teaches the basics of guitar in a blues style.  Eight Wednesday evenings 6pm starting 11 May with Master Mariot.


Making Sourdough Bread

Making Sourdough Bread

Saturday 14 May 9am - 1pm with Karin Puttner. Come and learn the secrets of making delicious loaves and rolls using rye and wholemeal flour and take home a sourdough starter at the end of the course. 


A Greek Cooking Odyssey

Greek Cooking Odyssey

Emily will teach you the best recipes that Greek cuisine has to offer.  You will not only learn about how to prepare Greek food but you will also learn about new ingredients, local recipes and most importantly you will get the real Greek culinary experience. With Emily Tasliagou on Saturday 14 May 10am- 4pm.


Dads and Lads Kiwi Sizzler

Dads and Lads Kiwi Sizzler

This is the essential BBQ and Smoking cooking class for men and their boys. We take the mystery away from the grill and make you the master of the hotplate in the 101 to BBQing and Smoking. With Chris Fortune on Saturday 14 May 12pm - 3pm.


Foodies Floorshow with Nici Wickes

Foodies Floorshow with Nici WickesSuccessful food writer, TV chef and published cookbook author Nici is one of New Zealand's most respected foodies. She is all about great food - she travels for it, writes about it and eats it but more than anything, she enjoys sharing her love of cooking with others as her fervent mission is to get New Zealanders cooking more and feeling good about doing it. Saturday 15 May 11am - 1pm.



Children's After School Classes


Beginners Drama for Children 8 - 10 Years

Children's Drama Beginners

Beginners Drama is an introduction to the elements of drama through practical activities using improvisation and role play, creating scripts and studying plays written for children. Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30pm starting 4 May. With June Renwick.


Drama Production for 9 - 12 Years

Catwitch Children's Drama Product 9 - 12 years

Drama Production is continuation class for those children who want to expand their drama skills. Fridays 3:30 - 5:30pm starting 6 May.


Bollywood Dancing for Children

Bollywood Dancing for Children

Beginners Bollywood Dance for children aged 6 +. Classes are held at Te Oro, Glen Innes. Please enrol at Selwyn Community Education before starting. Classes start Thursday 18 May 6 - 7pm for eight weeks.


Also starting in Term 2: Piano Keyboards Children's Advanced class.  Starts 9 May.  Dads and Lads Kiwi Sizzler Saturday 14 May.



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.

June blogs include: Maximise Your Spanish Learning Experience, Yoga at Selwyn, Eastern Bays Courier: Focus on Role of Muslim Women, NZ Herald: Keeping Your Brain Sharp. Find them here.


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Check out our latest video about the Eco-Cultural Walk and Talk with tutor Riki Bennett. Click on the photo or here to view. 

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Coming Up Term 2



Forex for Profit

Learn the fundamental tools needed in order to successfully trade the global foreign exchange markets. Wednesday evening 6 - 8pm 25 May with Terrance Tereapii.



Saturday Pilates

Saturday PilatesJoin our newest pilates instructor Maryam for a weekend wakeup! 9 - 10am Saturdays starting 7 May. Beginners and Continuation classes also available Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.



Yoga Beginners

Are you wanting to harness the benefits of yoga but don't know where to start? Do you have concerns about injuries, flexibility and fitness? Join this inclusive class with a patient and experienced tutor who will show you the basics of yoga within the limitations of your body. Various days and times available.  We also offer Yoga Continuation, Yin Yoga, General Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga Beginners, Ashtanga Yoga Continuation, Yoga at Orakei and Mindfulness classes.



Learn to create well-designed print publications using this industry standard page layout programme. Participants should have a working knowledge of Windows and how to use the mouse. Starts Monday 9 May. 7 - 9PM for five weeks with Ben.



Cooking 101

Cooking 101Starts 10 May. Tuesday evening for six weeks 6-9pm with chef Michelle Adelhelm. Feel you don't know the basics? Need the confidence and skills for having to cook for yourself and others? This unique course will give you all the basic skills you need to master the basics of cooking..


Ukulele Intermediate

This class is for those who have finished The Next Step and want to become even more proficient. Join master ukulele teacher Ma'ara and he will take you through a selection of reggae, slow rock and waltzes and of course some traditional Pacific Island music as well. You will finish this course with a new confidence and repertoire. Each lesson is one and a half hours long.


Italian Favourites

Italian FavouritesStarts 10 May. Four Tuesday evenings 7 - 9pm with Sahar. Create traditional Italian meals and sauces, both vegetarian and meat dishes, and learn the best fresh herbs, ingredients and cheeses to enhance your dishes.



Gluten Free Cooking

Gluten Free CookingGluten-free with a difference: start from scratch with grains such as millet, buckwheat, maize and brown rice to produce your own nutritionally super-charged breads and meals. Starts 11 May. Four Wednesday evenings 7 - 9pm with Karen  Puttner.


Hindi for Beginners

Hindi for BeginnersLearn Hindi, explore Indian culture, traditions and language in a friendly, interactive atmosphere. Starts 11 May with Sushila. Course runs over eight Wednesday evenings 7 - 9PM.


Mexican Headbands

Frida Kahlo headbands MexicoLearn to make colourful headbands a la Frida Kahlo with Silvia. Two evenings starting 24 May.



You and Dollars and $ense

Money SenseAre looking for financial serenity? Gain skills and knowledge to transform your attitude to your finances with public speaker, author and money guru, Janet Xuccoa. Starts 8 June.         


Canine Body Language

Canine Body LanguageUnderstand and read the body language of dogs. Create a better relationship with your pet, assist your children in becoming dog-wise and avoid potentially dangerous situations. 18 June with Joanna Clough.


Introduction to NZ Native Plant Medicines

Manuka Maori Plants MedicinesJoin HineAhua Tokotoko, named for her role in Rongoa Maori, and she will share with you some of the wonders of our native plants and experience their medicinal properties, a wonderful part of our heritage. 21 November.