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  • Upskill for a new job
  • 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.


Women in IslamWomen in Islam

Islamic societies and the media have often portrayed a negative image of Muslim women, leaving many with misconceptions, perceptions, and questions about woman’s status in Islam. This course will explore basic beliefs and principles in regards to Muslim women’s rights, duties, and responsibilities in Islam. This daytime course runs 10am - 12pm over three Thursdays and starts on 22 October. Presented by: Reem Ayyub.Learn More



Pop Up Art StudioPop Up Art Studio 

This community based art course, held at the Orakei Community Centre, will cater to both beginning artists and to those who have some art experience.

It will be based mainly on drawing and painting practices. Students will also be empowered to choose and pursue the subject and mediums that they particularly enjoy.   Starts 12 October with Marjorie Maclean.Learn More


Tai Chi Beginners Day Class

Tai Chi is meditation in motion: learn a series of slow, continuous movements that promote physical and mental well being, and improve coordination and balance. Tuesdays 1130 - 1pm at Orakei Community Centre starting 20 October. With Bruno RubiniLearn More


Eco-Cultural Walk and Talk in the Waitakere RangesEco Cultural Walk and Talk in the Waitakere Ranges

Riki Bennet will share his ethnobotanical knowledge as you get the opportunity to sample a range of edible plants and berries, learn about their medicinal properties whilst exploring the beautiful Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland. Saturday 31 October 10am - 1pm.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.

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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We'll be regularly updating our YouTube channel with new videos about our tutors.

Video Botanical Painting Interview

Check out our latest video from student Dean Whittaker about the Children's Book Illustration workshop in June. Click on the photo or here to view. 

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Ukulele For Beginners

Ukulele for Beginners

Learn ukulele.  Learn basic chords, tabs and strum patterns. Starts 6pm 12 October with Anna.Learn More


Understanding the World Through Film

Culture Film and Critical thinking

This course surveys major approaches to cultural studies. It will use examples from movies and everyday cultural practices to broaden your thinking about who we are and how we understand the world around us. Wednesday evenings starting 14 October with Morteza Hajizadeh.Learn More


Love Your Leftovers

Stop Wasting Food

Love Your Leftovers will teach you how to save money and time, learn how to use all of the edible parts of vegetables and fruits, to shop seasonally and to create exciting meals from your leftovers. Starts 14 October with Jenny Marshall.Learn More


Saturday Morning Relaxation and Body Repair

Saturday Morning Relaxation and Body Repair

A calm, concentrated, relaxed body is the ideal environment for healing, as well as for learning and retaining new information.

This course will be a great start to enjoying your weekend.  It is also excellent for anyone who enjoys healthy body activity and meditative calm. One need not be suffering to come along, but if you, are these classes could change your life. Starts 9am 17 October with Mira.Learn More



Burlesque Dancing


Become more confident, get in shape and shimmy your way through fun dance sequences inspired by dance moves from the latest movies, Burlesque, Beyonce, and Pussy Cat Dolls. Starts 12 October with Katie.Learn More


Yoga and more

Yoga Pilates Mindfulness

We have a range of yoga and other fitness classes starting on 12 October, including weekday evenings, afternoon and Saturday classes. General yoga, ashtanga, yin yoga and mindfulness are just some of the classes on offer.  Check out our Health and Fitness category or call the office for more information.Learn More