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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.



Yoga and PilatesYoga and Pilates

We still have spaces left on some of our Yoga and Pilates courses for Term 2.  Yoga New classes added include Saturday Yoga Continuing, a Tuesday evening Beginners class and an extra Tuesday Continuing Yoga class.  Spaces still available Monday nights, Tuesday nights, Thursday mid-morning and Saturday 9am. Pilates: a few spaces still available Saturday morning, Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon Find Out More or Register Now

LanguagesLearn Another Language

Prepare for a trip, refresh your school-days French or learn more about another culture with our native-speaking tutors.  With 17 language and travel courses scheduled in Term 2 there is a class for everyone! These include Latin, Arabic, Chinese Mandarin for Children, Hindi, Spanish Beginners, Korean, French For Travellers, French Improvers, German Improvers, Italian al Gusto, Italian for Travellers, Italian Improvers, Japanese Continuation, Maori, Russian Beginners, Spanish Intermediate & Origins Of Language.Find Out More or Register Now


Children's Holiday CoursesPottery Children

If you're looking for some fun and different activities for the children these coming holidays, check out our African Dance, Pottery Animals and African Musical Instruments classes.Find Out More or Register Now


Pasta and SaucesPasta and Sauces

Past students have been delighted with Fabiana's wonderful recipes and the lively and humorous class environment.  Learn how to make fantastic fresh pasta and traditional Italian sauces. Enjoy them with family at the dinner table or with friends at a social event. Become confident to present these at your next function. 7 May.

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Speechcraft: Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Confront your fear of public speaking and feel confident in meetings or giving speeches. Sessions include organising your speech, body language, topic selection, voice, visual aids and overcoming nerves. Though Selwyn Community Education, and presented by Garry Howard of Orakei Toastmasters. Starts 1 May 6:30 PM.

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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.

 LatinAn Introduction to Latin

Special offer: Two enrolments for the price of one. Latin lies at the roots of Western civilisation. Even after the imperial era, it was adopted in medieval Europe as the language of education, culture and religion. Numerous learned words were borrowed from it by scholars into English. Learn the basics and add to your understanding of our linguistic and cultural heritage. 6 May. With Nigel Dickey, MA.Learn More


ExploreExplore Bush and Beach

A unique opportunity to explore your local area with a Friendly Walking Group and qualified outdoor leader. Each week involves a trip to a bush or coastal area of natural beauty and interest in and around the Auckland area including parks and out of the way places. Starts 10AM Thurs 1 May.  Learn More


 Mobile AppsCreate Your Own Mobile Apps 

Would you like to create Android Apps without learning to write programming code? We'll show you how to use a cloud-based app development platform that allows you to create professional quality Apps quickly and easily using templates. 5 MayLearn More

  Brain FitBrain Fit For Life 

Always losing your keys and forgetting names?  Brain Fit For Life will teach you how your brain works and how to protect your memory. This popular course is hosted by Dr Allison Lamont, founder and clinician at the Auckland Memory Clinic. 14 May.

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Origins Of LanguageThe Origin Of Language

Did language begin on the African savannah 2 million years ago, or much later when man began to express himself symbolically 50,000 years ago? This course will first examine current theories of the origin of spoken language and then focus on the origins, development and spread of the Indo-European languages in Europe (which includes English), from both a linguistic and an historical/anthropological perspective.Learn More


Think Talks

Think Talks - Gold Coin Entrance Fee

Called on to be fresh, riveting and original, these speakers will ignite your curiosity and challenge your perspective on matters of substance, before responding to your comments and questions from the floor.  Next session Tuesday 20 May 7:30 PM: Beyond the State - New Zealand houses from modest to modern.  With Bill McKay from University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning. Please pre-register. Learn More