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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.



NZ Architecture Series

Maori Architecture

Bill McKay is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture at University of Auckland. As an active writer and researcher, he focuses on New Zealand architectural history. Bill Mckay works as a critic and writes regularly for Architecture NZ and has done numerous architecture exhibitions. Join Bill on 23 September for an insight into Maori architecture over the last 200 years.Learn More


Open Your Eyes to Drama!

Kids Drama

Are you looking for an inspirational and constructive activity for your 8 - 12 year old this holiday?

Tutor June Renwick has a passion for the performing arts and was HOD at Selwyn College for 24 years. In addition to teaching drama and cooking classes at Selwyn Community Education, June is an educational consultants and director of plays and musicals.

This class offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where your children will have fun while being introduced to the joy of drama. Through drama games, improvisations, techniques and conventions, your child will develop their self-confidence and creativity. Get in quick though as this class is limited and will fill quickly. 9am - 1pm Tuesday 30 September and Wednesday 1 October 2014.  If you are interested in seeing the results of June's afterschool drama class, her students are performing 17 and 18 September afternoons. Contact the office on 5219623 for more info. Learn More




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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.  Concession prices available for groups of 15 and more.

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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.



History of Fashion 1600s to now

History of Fashion

A thrilling journey through history seeing how fashion changed and responded to the age as seen through art, paintings and manuscripts. With Priscilla Lowry starting 2 October.Learn More


Who Am I? (7 - 13 years)

Who Am I

In this fun one day drawing and painting class you will create a quirky self-portrait all about you and your life. We will look at the colourful paintings of contemporary NZ artist Sam Mitchell for inspiration. Friday 3 Oct 9am - 4pm with the fab Amy Potenger.Learn More


African Drumming

African Drumming

Learn 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

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