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  • Find a new interest
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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.



WordPress Bootcamp


WordPress is one of the most widely-used website applications.  It is popular as it is low-cost, loved by search engines, easy to use and customisable, for blogging and content management. This two-day course focuses on the background to WordPress, how each version works, and how to edit and manage the WordPress dashboard. You will then go on to install WordPress in class and over the weekend build a website. With David Partis on 13 - 14 September. Learn More

Genealogy - Using Ancestry

GenealogyInterested in documenting your family tree? Seen the Ancestry commercial on TV and wondered what is involved? Here is the chance to make the most of your free trial or your subscription and learn just how to use the site. Jan has been using Ancestry since its inception and knows how to produce the facts! 15 Sept with Jan Gow. Learn More

Travel Write

Silk RoadWant people to read your travel tales and look forward to more? This lively interactive workshop is for anyone who wants to write about their journeys, whether just for family and friends or as a published and paid travel writer. Exotic locations, your own place, the next town, or your experiences as you travel through life - here's your chance to learn what readers and editors really want (in print and electronically). Saturday & Sunday 13-14 September with Jill Malcolm.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.

Are we living in a dangerous country? With incarceration rates as high as they are, you'd think so. Have a read of our latest blog where we profile Tracey McIntosh who presented our thought-provoking Think Talk  "Incarceration, Inequality, Poverty and Punishment" on August 12. 




Selwyn Community Arts Theatre presents Monty Python's Spamalot. Opportunities for actors, singers, dancers, backstage and support. For information on participating contact Kate Janes on email katelikeschocolate@yahoo.co.nz   Performances 8 - 11 October.  To buy tickets call 09 5219623.

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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.

MS Excel Advanced


This course includes macros and templates, locking cell contents, customizing toolbars, ad-ins to increase functionality, pivot tables, goal seek, scenario and consolidation and dynamic charts.  Starts 10 September with Allan ChambersLearn More


Indian Tastes and Flavours


Innovative and experimental ways of adding Indian flavours to a variety of recipes from different cultures, or to your own favourite recipes.  With Veena Prasad starting 8 September.Learn More


Weekend Workshops 13 - 14 September


Weekend WorkshopBotanical Painting to Sushi Making, Oils to Watercolours, Pastries to Photography.  We have a wide range of half day, full day or full weekend courses on 13 and 14 September.Learn More


African Drumming

African DrummingLearn how to play the djembe and experience the sounds of the talking drum and sabar. Djembe was originally a form of telephone and is still used as a way of communication between people.  You will learn to use and identify the different notes and the important subtleties between them. Laure, originally from Cameroon, will share with you not only the African rhythms, but also the culture that is her heritage. Your own djembe is required. Starts 22 October.Learn More