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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.


At Selwyn Community Education we are fortunate to have a team of enthusiastic ethnic cooking tutors, all keen to share their food and culture. 

Today we introduce Cecilia Kim. Cecilia came to New Zealand from Korea in 2001 with her family.  Previously a secondary school teacher of mathematics and science, Cecilia has a passion for cooking and wants to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for authentic Korean food with the community. Students from her courses have since participated in a Korean cooking competition and two received places.

Korean CuisineKorean Banquet

Cecilia Kim will take you on a taste journey to learn how to cook diverse Korean dishes such as Kim Chi, Bulgogi, Gugelpan, Darkgalbi, Gal bi Jim and Bipimbap. Learn the Korean way of eating and sharing food, and glean some history and culture along the way. Starts 3 August.


Greek Cooking OdysseyGreek Cooking Odyssey

Join Emily Tsaliagou as she introduces you to authentic Greek food. 1 August.


Turkish CuisineTurkish Cuisine

Immerse yourself in the culture of Turkey and create a complete menu with a range of beautiful, tasty food. Starts 3 August with Sahar.


Modern Middle Eastern CuisineModern Middle Eastern Cuisine

This is a part demonstration, part practical class in which you will be introduced to cuisine from Turkey, Persia, Morocco, Lebanon, Iraq and Greece. With Sahar starting 2 August.


Mexican Cooking Experience

Mexican Cooking ExperienceThis unique cooking experience will lead you through an encounter with the flavours, aromas, spices and the culture of Silvia's beloved Mexico and its flavourful cuisine. Starts 2 August.



Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Cuisine

Create those truly palate-pleasing Japanese favourites at home, such as Teriyaki Chicken, Tempura and Pork Katsudon. With Efrem and Catherine Tham 1 August. 


And also... 

Meat Free Meals and Healthy Alternatives

Meat Free Meals and Healthy AlternativesDiscover new dimensions in meat-free meals. June will introduce you to a variety of recipes from around the world using seasonal ingredients. Recipes for family meals and entertaining. Starts 22 August. More about June here.



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

Art Making for ChildrenLayers of Lakes

Layers of Lakes: This term we will make large colour-filled paintings together as a group using watercolour, gouache and acrylic on fabric and paper, making different types of bodies of water, texture and colour. Then we will cut out our favourite parts to assemble into new individual paintings, discussing aspects of collage and colour theory as we go. Starts 1 August with Kathryn.


Persuasive Communication

Persuasive CommunicationMystified by communication with others? Having trouble getting people to do what you want? Tired of being a victim? Learn new techniques and solve your communication issues with NLP. With Michelle Sime starting 2 August.


Egyptian Belly Dancing

Special Offer: Two for the price of one

Egyptian Belly DancingAn introduction to this wonderfully exotic and expressive dance which is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Starts 3 August. 


You and Dollars and $ense

You and Dollars and Sense Dollars and cents don't take care of themselves - you need to know what to do with them and how to maximise and protect yours. Join author, professional presenter and money coach, Janet Xuccoa to learn how money works in the real world and how to get ahead financially. Starts 30 August.


Beginners Graphic DesignBeginners Graphic Design

Know the basics of Indesign and Photoshop but want to take your skills to the next level and expand your creativity?  Come and learn from a professional graphic designer and get the inspiration you need for your next project. Starts 8 August. 



Think Talks


A Place To Call Home

Tuesday 16 August 7:30 - 9:30pm $12

Feature length documentary film, with director Briar March.

For more than three generations families in the Auckland suburb of Glen Innes have been living in state housing.  What happens to a community when the people and their homes are forced out?

If you missed this film last year here is your chance to see it, and Director Briar March will be attending for a question and answer session at the end of the screening. This event will be held in the Selwyn Theatre.


Hindi for BeginnersHindi

Learn the language and culture of the world's largest democracy. Through a variety of activities - speaking, reading, writing, listening - you will be begin to learn to communicate in Hindi in everyday situations. Starts 10 August.