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Affordable and easily accessible evening, weekend and day classes with experienced tutors in a friendly environment.


Using Ancestry for Family Research 

GenealogyIt is often said that genealogy is one of the most popular pastimes on the planet.  Some interesting info:

  • US$2.3 billion was spent on genealogy work in 2012
  • Some amateur enthusiasts spend up to $18,000 in a year on research
  • More than 10,000 Ancestry DNA tests are administered every month
  • There are thousands of genealogy blogs actively posting
  • It is said the genealogy industry will grow 36% by the year 2020

However, for most of us, it is about finding out more about who we are, and where we came from. Have you 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. Jan has been using Ancestry for many years and will show you the hints and tips to effective searching. Starts 9 March.

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Photography is an activity that is growing more popular every day. The advancement of photographic technology is also moving at a great speed. These days, the majority of photographic images taken by the general public are taken on their phones. Phone cameras are of a much high quality these days and these devices are not so much phones that have a camera, it’s rather more that these are cameras that can make calls and send text messages. Join Simon's class and learn how to maximise the technology of your phone camera. Starts 10 March.Learn More


New Directions for Men After Retirement

New Directions for Men After RetirementSo you've retired from a busy career and you're wondering "now what?". This course will assist you to explore new ways to find a sense of purpose in your life. Starts 11 March with Richard SpencerLearn More


Austrian Cakes

Austrian Cakes

Love your cake? Expand your repertoire by learning how to bake Austrian cakes that you will find in every Austrian Patisserie. Starts 16 March with Susanne Huber.

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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.

Our latest blog is about one of our yoga teachers experiences training in a new style of yoga! Read it here

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

Compact Camera Photography for Beginners Compact Camera Photography

Get the most out of your compact camera and learn how to capture family moments and travel experiences with confidence and skill. Starts Monday 9 March with Jeanette. DSLR courses also available.Learn More



Discover how to correctly prune fruit trees and ornamental bushes for maximum productivity. Your fruit trees and ornamentals will lavish you with fruit, blooms and beautiful foliage. With effective pruning, they will reward you even further. Learn the techniques the professionals use in this talk and demonstration. Starts March 25.

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Make Your Own Skincare Products

Make Your Own Skin Care

Do things the way your grandmother used to and make your own body products at home.

In this practical class Olga will teach you how to make a number of body care products including body butters, healing ointments for various conditions, lip balms and healing bath salts. As well as learning how to make different preparations, you will go home with goodies to try after each class. Starts 9 March.

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Explore Bush and BeachExplore 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 reserves, private bush, wetlands and many places you may not have heard of. Starts 12 March.Learn More


Cooking CatalanCooking Catalan


Catalunya, the north-east province of Spain has its own language - Catalan. Like other regional cooking in Spain the influences come from Roman, Moorish and the New World. Vegetables are supreme in Catalunya. Starts 17 March with June Renwick.Learn More