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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.


Piano Keyboards Adults Beginners

Piano Keyboard

Learn a new musical skill in 2016. These 45 minute group classes cover practical and basic music theory with our experienced teacher, Sriyani. The course starts 15 February and has 16 classes over two school terms.


Guitar for Adults: Beginners

Guitar For Adults Beginners 

Perhaps the portability and singalong nature of the guitar appeals to you. Learn popular songs from the 60s to now. This 40 minute class is specially designed for absolute and relative beginners, and covers melodic playing, chords, strumming and finger picking. Many of Darmatin's students started in this class and have carried on learning in our continuation classes. Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 540pm starting 15 February.


Cake Decorating

Cake Decorating

Join chef Tim for an introduction to the art of cake decorating. Learn how to colour icing, to pipe borders and patterns, to make royal icing, to roll and shape fondant.  Starts 15 February on Monday nights.


Community Choir

Selwyn Community Choir

This class is for people who have some experience with group singing.  It will assist you to develop your vocal skills, singing in harmony whilst experiencing a variety of musical styles. Choirmaster Sarah Radford invites you to come along for an evening to see what it's all about. Mondays 7 - 9 PM from 15 February. 


Art Studio with Marjorie (daytime)

Art Studio with Marjorie

Join master teacher Marjorie for a daytime studio.  Marjorie's approach is to get new artists drawing and painting immediately, developing confidence and having fun. For those with some experience, Marjorie will help revitalise your art practice in a supportive environment.  Held offsite at the Orakei Community Centre on Mondays 1230 - 330pm. Starts 15 February. See our Facebook page for examples of wonderful output from Marjorie's previous classes.


Bollywood Dance for Adults

Bollywood Dance for Adults

No matter your experience level or fitness level, this fun class with Rehana will have you moving to the unique sounds of Bollywood. Held offsite at Te Oro Arts Centre, Glen Innes. Please enrol before attending as places are limited. Tuesdays 6 - 7pm from 16 February. Children's classes also available.



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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New courses 2016

As well as our regular courses, this year we add a range of interesting and exciting new courses. There's something to tempt everyone. A sample:

When In Rome !

Planning a trip to Italy? Learn the best places to visit for an authentic experience.  With Cristina Capri.



Declutter or Downsize Your Home

Are you moving to a smaller home? Are you overwhelmed with clutter? Margarita Politis will take you through the steps to good decision making and helpful processes to achieve the calm and uncluttered look you want.



Mexican Headbands

Learn to make colourful headbands a la Frida Kahlo with Silvia.Frida Kahlo headbands Mexico


You and Dollars and $ense

Are looking for financial serenity? Gain skills and knowledge to transform your attitude to your finances with public speaker, author and money guru, Janet Xuccoa

Money Sense


The Tea Party

Always wanted to host the perfect tea party? It's a great idea for a baby shower or hen's party. Learn how with chef Jaz.

Tea Party


Canine Body Language

Understand 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.

Canine Body Language


Introduction to NZ Native Plant Medicines

Join 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.

Manuka Maori Plants Medicines