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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.


Shorter exercise classes Term 1

As we are starting many of our regular courses a little later in 2015, most of our yoga, pilates, tai chi, dancefit, dancercise and mindfulness classes are running for either 6 or 7 weeks , and are listed as separate courses under our Health, Wellbeing and Fitness category. Click here to see the various classes available.

New courses

In 2015, we add a new category to our programme: History, Literature and Society.  A sample of these thought-provoking and interesting courses include:


"Spooks": Spies, Citizens and the Security State

This course will examine the history of the world of secret intelligence from its modern foundations in the early twentieth century through to present.

Fact and Fiction in the Cold War: the Life and Writing of Ian Fleming, Graham Green, and John le Carre.

Examine the role of three important British novelists who all worked in the secret intelligence world and wrote fiction about that world for public consumption.

Appreciating Shakespeare

This interactive course covers the Shakespearean Age, the Comedies, Tragedies and Histories, and Shakespeare's relevance to the modern world.

FilmCultural Studies and Film Semiotics

Although not overtly theoretical, this course employs examples from movies and everyday cultural practices in order to broaden our thinking horizons about who we are and how we come to understand the world around us.

Ethics and An Introduction to Philosophy

An introduction to Ethics and an historical perspective of how the great movements in philosophy came about.


 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.

Read our latest blog about the benefits of meditation!

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Our ESOL courses are now visible on the website and open for enrolments. Learn More


NCEA Summer School

This course is designed for Year 12 and 13 students who did not attain all their NCEA Level 2 Literacy credits in the previous academic year and wish to catch up. Pre-enrolment is essential.         Learn More


New Courses 

As well as our standard offering of courses (many of which are being reworked and improved), we will have approximately 60 new courses in 2015.

A sample of these include:

KnifeKnife Handling and Safety 101 with Chef Paul

The secrets of slicing and dicing, sharpening and honing, and knife safety.


Mono Printing on Fabric to Make Your Own Cushion Cover

Learn to print on fabric with fabric ink and make your own original cushion cover with a versatile and easy process easily replicated at home.


Healthy ChildrenHealthy Kids Lunchboxes

Needing inspiration? Nutritious, tasty lunchbox food that children will love.


Art Gallery Tours

Join Glen Armstrong as he takes you through some of Auckland's art precincts, visiting Dealer Galleries, exploring the current themes, reflecting on some of the issues and meeting some of the people who participate in New Zealand's contemporary art scene.

If you are interested in finding out more about these courses, or any others, please email us info@selwyncomed.school.nz and we will forward information once courses are scheduled.