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School Holiday courses....

Cooking, art, yoga, drama - we have a number of different workshops to extend and entertain your children these holidays.  Some activities involve both child and care-giver!

Parent and Child Holiday YogaChild Yoga

 

Attention children! Bring your parent, grandparent or caregiver along for fun, energising and relaxing yoga classes these school holidays! Suitable for children aged from 6 to 11 years. Starts 8 April with Lekshe.Learn More

 

Henna Hands for Mothers and Daughters

Henna Hands

Enjoy a wonderful, artistic, mother and daughter activity during the holidays. Decorate your hands like an Indian bride, or create your own patterns. The price is for one parent and child combo. Grandparents, mothers, fathers, nannies are all welcome to attend with a child. 1:30pm Friday 10 April.Learn More

 

Open Your Eyes to Drama

Open Your Eyes to Drama

Do your children relish drama? Give them a fun and positive holiday experience, whilst extending their skill and appreciation of drama. Aimed at 8 - 12 year olds.  Starts Monday 13 April with June Renwick.Learn More

 

Who Am I?

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. For 7 - 13 year olds. 16 April with Amy Potenger.Learn More

 

Children's Cooking - Mothers' Day Treats

Mothers Day Treats

Come and learn how to bake a selection of easy treats to make for Mum on Mother's Day. Course fee includes ingredients. Suitable for children aged 7 to 10 years.  With Chef Paul on 15 April.Learn More

 

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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.

Bliss Balls is the subject of our latest blog which includes an amazing recipe for a healthy, high energy snack! Read it here

What's Hot for this TermWhat's Hot for this Term

Introduction to Acrylics Day CourseIntro to Acrylics

Have fun discovering your artistic ability: this practical course aims to provide those with little or no experience with the confidence to start painting with acrylic painting. Join Majorie MacLean for an introduction to this fun medium, and get the confidence to start dabbling at home. Materials included. 13 May.Learn More

 

Think Talk: Selective ReproductionSelective Reproduction

Dr Julie Park from The University of Auckland’s School of Social Sciences. Tuesday 15 April 7:30 - 8:30pm.

What do New Zealanders do and say about having a family or having more children when a genetic 'disability' is a strong likelihood?  This talk examines the moral reasoning of people and families with genetic conditions, of people who work with these families, and of parliamentarians and others who deliberate to make laws and guidelines governing these decisions. The concepts of 'disability' and 'choice' are critically examined. Entry by gold coin donation.

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French Regional Cuisine - Whistle Stop by TrainFrench Regional Cuisines - Whistle Stop by Train

June will share with you the recipes she collected on a train trip through France, travelling from Paris through to Bordeaux, Biarritz, Toulouse, Marseille and Lyon. The food you will prepare will celebrate each of these regions and their special cuisine. Starts 28 April.Learn More

 

The Best of Mexican FoodMexican Food

Celebrate the flavours and traditions of Mexico with a selection of different easy classic dishes each week in a fun, relaxed class where you will share the meal at the end of the lesson. Try tacos, guacamole, tortilla and other traditional dishes. Starts 28 April with Juan Chavarria.Learn More

 

Appreciating ShakespeareShakespearean Balcony

Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest playwright and poet in the English language. This is an interactive course and requires some participation from the students. It covers the Shakespearean Age, The Comedies, Tragedies and Histories and Shakespeares relevance to the present world. Starts 28 April with David Stillaman.Learn More

 

The Great Italian Artists: Afternoon CourseMichelangelo's David

Michelangelo, Giotto, Caravaggio were some of Italy's great artists. Do you want to know more about their art and lives? During this course you will explore the art and lives of some of the great Renaissance and Baroque artists and the fascinating times in which they lived. Starts 29 April with Cristina Capri. Learn More