Enrolment Eligibility

Students younger then college age can attend most courses as long as they have a fee paying adult attending the same course with them.

College age students are able to attend all self funded classes.

For further clarification please contact the Coordinator on 2327163 or comed@tawacollege.school.nz

A-Z - All Our Courses

ABSTRACT ART ADVENTURES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Paula Kerslake
1 Saturday morning - On 3 March from 9am-1pm

Explore and experience abstract art using alternative ways to apply paint and create texture with some special tools and practical techniques. NO PAINT BRUSHES ALLOWED. Explore the freedom of using colour and abstract design to paint your own art masterpieces. Unleash your inner creativity with some easy to learn techniques. Perfect for beginners who wish to expand their imagination, master new skills and have fun.

Fees: NZ$45

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ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

This course is for Beginners and Intermediate Students. Learn basic drawing skills using pencils, charcoal and watercolour pencils. Create colourful graphic images with both oil pastels or soft pastel. Paint with Acrylics to portray images using a watercolour glaze technique or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils.

Fees: NZ$105

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 20 February from 7-9pm

Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetables, meat and seafood. You will see how easy it is to utilise stir frying, steaming and deep frying techniques and learn to select the best meat, seafood and different ways of cutting meat. Fee includes all ingredients.

Fees: NZ$110 - Includes all ingredients

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Bollywood Fitness Dance: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Sheetal Alipuria
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 6:45-7:45pm

Bollywood fitness is a combination of traditional and modern bollywood dancing with exciting music, which is choreographed to get the full benefit of dancing as well as helping to shape and tone your body. This is suitable for any age group and improves your flexibility and stamina.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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CAKE DECORATING: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Marie Donald
1 Saturday - On 17 March from 9am - 4pm

Learn to make ganache cover a cake in ganache, covering in fondant , decorating ie making a flower or a drip cake. Students need to bring a cake.

Fees: NZ$95 - Fee includes icings (You need to bring cake)

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Thursday night - On 15 March from 7-9pm

This seminar will create a new awareness within you of some of the subconscious drivers throughout your day and give you the skills to allow you to begin to re-programme your mind.

Fees: NZ$20

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Cognitive Impairment & Dementia 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Emma Fromings
1 Tuesday night - On 20 February from 7-9pm

Concerned about changes in a person’s memory or thinking? Want to know more about Cognitive Impairment and Dementia? Come along to this two hour seminar with Emma Fromings, the Educator from Alzheimers Wellington who will discuss healthy brain, normal brain changes as people age, and the signs of cognitive impairment and dementia (including what to do if concerned.)

Fees: NZ$20

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COMPUTER BASICS: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Hatten
5 Tuesday nights - Starts on 6 March from 7-9pm

A course for those not confident on the computer. The course will cover Word, Excel and Emailing.

Fees: NZ$80

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CREATIVE WRITING: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Angel Domingos
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

A creative writing course for beginners. We will cover the basics of fiction writing from gathering ideas for a story to character development. Understanding the story arc and learning how to ‘show not tell’. This will be a fun and creative environment to help you get that story from out of your head and on to paper.

Fees: NZ$105

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CROCHET FOR CALMNESS: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Wednesday Nights - Starts 14 March from 7-9pm

Been to Monique's beginner class or already know how to crochet then come along and extend your skills with new projects.

Fees: NZ$55

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Defensive Driving (April) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Tuesday & 2 Thursday nights - Starts Starts 3 April from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$130

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Defensive Driving (February) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
3 Monday nights & 1 Wednesday night - Starts Monday 12 February from 6:30-8:30pm

On Monday 12, Wednesday 14, Monday 19 and Monday 25 February. Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$130

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (Feb) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 17 February from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers(April) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 7 April from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
5 Wednesday nights & 2 weekend field trips - Starts 14 March from 7-9pm

Learn how to get the best out of your camera by learning basic camera operating techniques, lenses, exposure, lighting, depth of field and how to make rather than take photographs. Also includes basic computer improvements to photos. The weekend fieldtrips will be on the dates which best suits most students.

Fees: NZ$100

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DIY: Do It Yourself Interiors 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 24 February from 9am-4pm

Can't find a tradesman? Lots of small jobs around the home you can learn to do yourself with some simple tools. Without prior experience, come and gain skills you need to renovate for a fraction of the cost. The course involves 'hands-on' practise, and mistakes are part of learning.

Fees: NZ$105

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DIY: Do It Yourself Exteriors 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On Saturday 3 March from 9am-4pm

Want to improve the outside look of your home and can't find a tradesman. Learn the skills in this practical class to do it yourself.

Fees: NZ$105

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E MAIL SYSTEMS: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 25 February from 9am-4pm

Setting up customised email lists. Create a customised signature block. Utilising specific filing options. Add attachments to messages. Save attachments to your computer. Find specific messages. Demonstrations will be done using Gmail, but students could use other email systems during the course.

Fees: NZ$85

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ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Do you want to speak in English on a phone and chat at the supermarket? Come and join a small, friendly ESOL class and share in very easy talking. We also say and write words in NZ English like “Bring a plate” and find out about living in New Zealand. All are welcome

Fees: NZ$25 - New Zealand Residents & Refugees
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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ESOL: Intermediate Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

Conversational English for those who feel confident at reading and writing. The focus is on learning pronunciation & meaning in a NZ context so that you will gain NZ cultural intelligence to complement your English language skills. Emphasis is placed on topical NZ cultural events so that you may gain confidence and become part of your community.

Fees: NZ$25
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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Excel: Intermediate/Advanced: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 18 March from 9am - 4pm

*Create and Format Charts (Graphs) *Use of Referencing *Name Ranges and Cells *Database Management: Sorting/ Filtering *Link Data

Fees: NZ$85

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Family Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Robert Brace
1 Tuesday night - On 6 March from 7-9pm

Why should I consider having a family trust? If I die tomorrow or have a stroke, have I made proper arrangements or will I leave it to my family to try to tidy up all the loose ends? Learn how to make sure you and your family assets are simply protected and provided for.

Fees: NZ$20

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GENEALOGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Beginner 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
3 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

This course is for absolute beginners, or those who haven't been hunting for long. Learn how to check Births, Deaths & Marriages: Parish Registers: Census and Electoral Rolls: Newspapers: Shipping/migration: Use social media for genealogical research: and Genealogical Proof Standard.

Fees: NZ$55

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

Guitar skills in the context of general musicianship and enjoyment. Make music, perform and play with others using several different music styles. Own guitar esstential.

Fees: NZ$105

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Indo/Chinese Cooking 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Indian Chinese cuisine is the adaption of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes. Hot chillies, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, dry red chillies, black pepper corns, yogurt are also frequently used in dishes. This makes Indian Chinese food similar in taste to many ethnic dishes in Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia which have strong Chinese and Indian cultural influences. You will be sent a list of ingredients to bring on the first night.

Fees: NZ$105

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE: For Travellers and Lovers

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Learn Italian communicative skills with fun, songs, movies, readings, paintings and a special taste of Italian lifestyle while exploring the country from an antipodean distance.

Fees: NZ$105

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE:Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 15 February from 7-9pm

For those who have some knowledge of Italian and want to continue their studies.

Fees: NZ$105

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Japanese Cooking & Bento 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 27 March from 7-9pm

Learn to prepare a variety of boxed meals from cute "kyaraben" to more formal traditional Japanese Cuisine.

Fees: NZ$75 - Includes all ingredients

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Japanese Cooking Homestyle 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 June from 7-9pm

This will encompass both traditional ‘washoku’ cuisine, ‘yoshoku’ foreign-influenced Japanese food, and food from Kansai region (Osaka/Kyoto area). Bring your chopsticks, and a container to take leftovers home in.

Fees: NZ$75 - Includes all ingredients

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JAPANESE SUSHI ROLLS: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Yuri Zaiki
I Saturday morning - On 17 February from 9:30am-1:30pm

Ever wanted to create your very own sushi rolls? Come along and find out how to cook rice perfectly, use a sushi mat to roll sushi and decorate a plate of sushi to wow dinner guests or excite the family at meal time while keeping them healthy !

Fees: NZ$60 - Fee includes all ingredients

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Japanese Taiko Drumming

Tutor/Facilitator: Jessie Gibbs
1 Sunday

Explore Japanese Taiko Drumming. Taiko 太鼓 is the artistic, powerful, and physically demanding discipline of Japanese ensemble drumming. Taiko combines rhythm, movement, and melody into a thrilling spectacle that delights audiences. See the video of a past class on the home page. New dates for 2018 TBA

Fees: NZ$45

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JOURNEYS:Exploring Faith in the 21st Century

Tutor/Facilitator: Christine Darnell
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

A five week DVD journey exploring the Christian faith through real people, amazing stories and changed lives. Designed to introduce interested ‘spectators’ to Christianity, utilising a unique blend of stories of faith, told by regular people whose lives have been impacted by God. Journeys features powerful interviews about spiritual encounters, and shows how faith works at ‘street level’.

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE Beginner (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Monday nights - Starts on 12 February 7-9pm

This is a beginner course and the same as the advertised Wednesday class.

Fees: NZ$65

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Beginner Wednesday

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

A beginner course for those who have no or little knowledge of Te Reo. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$65

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Middle Eastern Cuisine 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to prepare Palestinian Middle Eastern Cuisine such as kebabs, shawarma, falafel, humus and taboulah salad.

Fees: NZ$110 - Includes all ingredients

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MORRIS DANCING: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Appleton
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-8pm

This course will be held at the Tawa Pipe Band Hall by Redwood Station. Come along to enjoy a new form of fitness. Morris Dancing is traditional English Dancing. It has a long history, and has survived periods of repression. The main purpose of the course is to teach the steps and formations of two traditions so that students will be able to perform two dances from each tradition. At the same time, students will learn about the origins and history of Morris Dancing.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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MOSAIC DESIGN:

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrew Mitchell
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 14 February from 7-9pm

Explore the art form that is Mosaics and learn how to recycle broken china and tiles into beautiful creations. You will have the opportunity to complete several mosaic projects such as terracotta pots, picture frames, cement tiles or sculptures. Additional materials fee.

Fees: NZ$105

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Musical Keyboard Skills 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February 6:30-9pm for 2 hours

Learn to use the musical keyboard. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time using the schools' electronic keyboards. Usually split into 2 groups with start times of either 6.30 or 7.30pm

Fees: NZ$105

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 6:30-8:30pm

This is a beginner course for those who have not done NZ Sign language before.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Rosie Solouota
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is for those who have already completed at least 16 weeks of NZ Sign Language tuition. ie levels 1A and 1C

Fees: NZ$65

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Orchestra 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Thomas Nikora
Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 7:30-9:30pm

The Tawa Orchestra is a community orchestra that attracts players of all ages and walks of life. No audition required – minimum standard Grade V. You will learn the dynamics of being part of a full orchestra including rehearsal techniques, sectionals, and performance. The Tawa Orchestra will perform at least 3 concerts throughout the year and may include collaborations with other community groups and visiting artists. New members can join at any time.

Fees: NZ$185

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Monday night - On 5 March from 7-9pm

Depression, panic, sleep disorders, overwhelming anger and sadness, anxiety, disorders or addictions, are all symptoms of the mind trying to process information. Learn how the body responds to these and how to reduce or eliminate symptoms with this one seminar. Great healing is possible.

Fees: NZ$20

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OVERLOCKING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 25 February from 9am-3pm

Learn how to master stretch fabrics with confidence using an overlocker. The course will cover topics much as how to do hems, elastic cuffs, plackets, rolled hem, flat locking, inserting lace and adjusting tensions.

Fees: NZ$80

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PAINTING FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED: Learn, Grow, Create

Tutor/Facilitator: Gerda Smit
4 Saturday afternoons - Starts 3 March 2018 from 1-4pm

Gerda Smit’s workshops are a testament to her approachable, giving nature, and hands-on teaching style of 22 years. Students will leave this workshop excited; ready to experiment more on their own; and, above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth. The workshop will include individual painting time, personalized instruction aimed to promote your progress. While demonstrations and advice on technique will be geared toward oil painters, artists who are more comfortable working in other mediums are welcome.

Fees: NZ$105

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Patchwork: Christmas Capers

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts 15 February from 7-9pm

Christmas Capers is a fun project that uses small amounts of fabric that does not need to be Christmas themed. It is ideal for fat 1/4's and scraps. Participants will learn about various methods of Applique, constructing fast flying geese, half and quarter square triangles, and embellishments.

Fees: NZ$105

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PATCHWORK: Circles and Squares

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 15 April from 9am- 4pm

This is an ideal project to show off those themed fabrics that you may have been collecting. I have made my quilt in African themed fabrics and have taken my colour palette from nature, using earthy tones. This quilt is not limited to cultural fabrics and would look just as striking in large and small florals, New Zealand themed fabrics, leaf fabrics, and different shades of one colour

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Mystery Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 8 April from 9am-4pm

This is an ideal project to dive into your stash and pull some coordinating fabrics out. This quilt really lends itself to being a scrap quilt as long as you have a consistent background colour running throughout.

Fees: NZ$85

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Pattern Making from Your Favourite Garment 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Saturday - On 10 March from 9am -3pm

Bring along your favourite garments and make patterns from them or bring one garment and fabric and make a copy of it.

Fees: NZ$80

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PILATES: Beginner (Mon) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner / Intermediate (Thurs) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 15 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for beginner or intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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Pilates: Beginner Daytime (Friday) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 16 February from 10-11am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner Daytime (Monday) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday mornings - Starts 13 February from 10:30-11:30am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner/Intermediate (Wed morning) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 14 February from 10-11am

This course is held at the Tawa Community Centre. Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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POTTERY: Hand Building

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell and Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9:30pm

This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua The class will be an introduction or an extension for those who have attended a previous course to hand building with clay, We will be making work using pinch pots, coils and slab work. Materials and all firing cost are extra and will need to be paid directly to the tutors. This will be approximately $25

Fees: NZ$155

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POTTERY: Introduction to Wheel work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9:30pm

Learn to centre clay on the wheel and the beginnings of throwing basic shapes such as cylinder, bowl and plate. This course is suitable for those who are beginners. Materials and all firing costs (approx. $30) are extra and are paid directly to the tutor. Please note this class is held at Gear Homestead Okowai Road, Porirua. This class is now FULL.

Fees: NZ$155

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POTTERY:Wheelwork Beginner (April)

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 April from 7-9:30pm

Learn to centre clay on the wheel and the beginnings of throwing basic shapes such as cylinder, bowl and plate. This course is suitable for those who have completed an 8 week course or who are beginners. Materials and all firing costs (approx. $30) are extra and are paid directly to the tutor. Please note this class is held at Gear Homestead Okowai Road, Porirua.

Fees: NZ$155

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - 17 March from 9am-5pm

Weave a kono (4 corner basket with lid) from Harakeke. All flax for this project is provided. Please make sure you have enrolled no later than 14 March so that there is time to harvest the flax.

Fees: NZ$30

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - 24 March from 9am - 5pm

Minimum experience required (people who have made putiputi) - Kono/Konae. Also for the Experienced weaver - whiri kete or wall hanging Note: All registered students will be contacted by the tutor to discuss what they would like to create, where to harvest harakeke and what type of harakeke needed, preparation of harakeke and tools to be sourced for the day.

Fees: NZ$30

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to harvest and prepare Harakeke (flax), including kohua (boiling), weave putiputi a place mat and a wall hanging while using traditional techniques and methods, including karakia, tikanga and Te reo Maori. This class is great for those with no experience to minimum experience. I believe the most important part of weaving is the preparation and basics, I am privileged to be able to teach you and guide you through your first stages of Raranga.

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

This class is for those who are experienced at weaving with Harakeke and/or other materials. You must understand the tikanga, reo and how to prepare Harakeke for weaving. Minimum of experience – putiputi, kono and konae. This class is a pathway for those that wish to move on from the beginners class. You will learn how to weave whiri kete and are welcome to inquire about weaving other items. Come along and become one of our Tuakana weavers and 'get your weave on'.

Fees: NZ$65

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Relaxation through Crochet: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Wednesday Nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression. Learn to crochet by making little projects (a flower keychain, crochet hearts and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns. Crochet is a great craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$55

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Roman Blinds & Curtains

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 11 March from 9am-4pm

Make a Roman blind or Curtains for your home during this one day course. This is a condensed course so if you are making a large blind you may need to do the last finishing and stringing at home.

Fees: NZ$85

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 17 February from 12noon -3pm

Krav Maga (contact combat) is a tactical self-defence system developed by the Israeli Defence Force. Its application and efficiency in the real world setting has been proven to be highly effective. Because of this, it is a self-defence system that is used widely by the military special forces, law enforcement agencies and bodyguards.

Fees: NZ$40

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Sewing for Beginners (Tues)

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Want to learn about sewing but don’t know where to start. Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Intermediate & Advanced

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

The class will cater for intermediate and advanced sewers as well as tailoring. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$105

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Sleep Workshop 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 14 February from 7-9pm

Having trouble falling asleep? Staying asleep? Need ‘extra help’ on a regular basis? In this class you’ll learn what sleep is for, what causes problems, and what you can do about it, both at the time and on an ongoing basis.

Fees: NZ$20

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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Learn to understand and speak simple written and spoken Spanish. Learn how to communicate when buying food, organising transport or getting simple directions

Fees: NZ$105

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STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Sam Allison
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Considering taking big leap into self-employment and opening your own business? Get insights into what's really involved from a successful local businessman, find out what you need to know and learn the tools available to help you on your way.

Fees: NZ$55

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T SHIRT TO TUNIC:

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 4 March from 9am-4pm

From a T shirt to a Designer Tunic. Come and get a free t shirt pattern of your size then turn the pattern into a designer tunic. Construct the tunic and wear it home. Materials are required

Fees: NZ$85

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Taichi: Introduction 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 6:45-7:45pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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THE SIXTH SENSE: Developing Intuition for Personal Growth 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

We all possess that natural intuitive ability which is known as the ‘sixth sense’. This series of eight classes will help you understand and develop your own sixth sense (intuition) for personal healing, awareness, and growth.

Fees: NZ$105

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Maurice Priestley
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 February from 6:30pm beginner lesson & easy songs, 7:30pm more complex styles and songs

Want to learn to play the Ukulele? Beginner and Intermediate ukulele lessons including basic chords and songs leading to improving playing skills and theoretical understanding. Bring your own ukulele.

Fees: NZ$105

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7pm-9pm

Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Sewing skills essentials.

Fees: NZ$130

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WOODWORK MADE EASY (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ben Espinosa
8 Monday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Learn wood working using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project.

Fees: NZ$105

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Woodwork Made Easy (Wednesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gareth Rees
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

Learn wood working and wood turning, sharpening, tuning, using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. There is another course starting Monday 30 October.

Fees: NZ$105

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Word 2010: Intermediate/Advanced 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On 24 February from 9am-4pm

Come and learn how to use Mail merge, macros, templates, styles, outlining, tables of content and indexing.

Fees: NZ$85

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Xero Basic (Saturday) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On 17 March from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$85

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Xero Basic (Sunday) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 18 February from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$85

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Xero Payroll & More 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 8 April from 9am-4pm

Expand your use of Xero by using the new Payroll feature in this Wellington course.

Fees: NZ$85

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 14 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in the same term

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YOGA: Beginner/Intermediate (Thurs)2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 15 February from 6-7pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - second fitness class in same term

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ZEN ABSTRACT ART :

Tutor/Facilitator: Paula Kerslake
I Saturday morning - On 7 April from 9am-1pm

Explore and experience Zendoodle art using the practical art techniques of ink and watercolour. It’s time to tangle. Explore the freedom of using colour, expressive line, pattern and tangles to create your own beautiful Zen Abstract artworks. Unleash your inner creativity with some easy to learn techniques that are very relaxing and possibly addictive. Perfect for beginners and experienced artists who wish to expand their imagination, master new skills and have fun.

Fees: NZ$45

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