Update: 24 March 2020
With the current Covid-19 Alert Level 3 status, moving to Level 4 tomorrow, we are deferring all physical courses.
Do not attend any evening or weekend courses for now. This includes:
ESOL, Yoga, cooking, excel, mosaics, Calmer You, photography, Korean, Xero, French, Italian, ballroom dancing, salsa dancing, ukulele, pilates, dancercise, art, NIA, painting, sewing, pattern making, guitar, tai chi, drama, woodwork, pottery, Microsoft intro.
We will be in touch to restart these courses and continue your learning once it is safe to do so. We hope this will be in early May.
For Spanish and Te Reo, your tutors are making special efforts to continue your courses via online classrooms. They will be/have been in touch with you directly.
A few other tutors are also getting organised with online learning and will contact you to offer this option if applicable.
For anyone who is unable to attend those classes, we will arrange ‘make up’ classes for you next term to complete your courses.
28 – 29 March weekend courses.
NO courses will run 28 – 29 March. We plan to defer these courses to the weekend of 8 – 9 May instead. Some courses may defer to the weekend of 23 – 24 May, or later, dependent on tutor availability.
We also understand the need to stay fluid with our planning in the event that Covid-19 remains a high risk in the community and we need to defer courses a second time.
As we reschedule courses, we will transfer your registration to the new date. Closer to the time of the scheduled course, we will recheck your availability to attend the new date. At that time, we can offer you a transfer to a future course, a credit or a refund of your course fee as appropriate.
April Holiday courses (15 – 24 April)
All courses have been cancelled.
Courses starting in Term 2 (May) 2020
We’re hopeful that the environment will be safe enough for us to resume scheduled courses in Term 2 (most of these start around 4 May). However, we will review the situation two or three weeks beforehand and decide whether these need to be postponed further. We’ll be in touch with everyone as soon as we have something to report.
How you can help us.
As a non-essential service, our office will close from Wednesday 25 March (or sooner) when the alert level raises to 4. Working from home, we will try to maintain a basic level of service. Please note that our capacity will be reduced.
You will understand that there is a large amount of work in the re-organisation of classes, so we ask for your patience during this time. If you can avoid contacting us, please do so for the time being. We will handle emails as we can, prioritised for urgency. The fewer phone calls and emails we need to action, the faster we can complete this work.
How we can help you.
We understand that for many of you, community classes are important for connection, health, learning and entertainment. We will resume our normal operation as soon as it is safe to do so. Once we have completed the work to reschedule classes, we will consider how we can stay in touch and add value to the community at this time. We are fortunate to belong to a strong community. Please be kind to each other and stay well.
Anne Cave, Selwyn Community Education Programme Director