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

Art: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
7 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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 , painting with Acrylic paints to portray images with watercolour or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils. This class is now FULL.

Fees: NZ$95

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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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BABY QUILT: Square

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 24 September from 9am -3:30pm

Learn how to make a super quick baby quilt. Great as a beginner project.

Fees: NZ$80

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BABY QUILT: Stars

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 24 September from 9am -3:30pm

Learn how to make a super quick baby quilt. Great as a beginner project.

Fees: NZ$80

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Baby Sitting & First Aid Skills

Tutor/Facilitator: Robyn Peterson
1 Monday or 1 Tuesday - On 10 or 11 July from 9am-4pm

Both classes are now FULL. Gain a useful certificate to help you become a skilled babysitter. Basic skills such as feeding, nappy changing and emergency procedures will be covered as well as first aid skill such as bandaging, what to do in the case of cuts, choking, burns etc and CPR. The course is suitable for Intermediate and College aged students.

Fees: NZ$55 - Monday
Fees: NZ$55 - Tuesday

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Belly Dancing

Tutor/Facilitator: Jude Hutton
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October from 8-9pm

A dance class and a workout! Build your core and make friends with your muscles while learning the movements of modern belly dance. This course has now been CANCELLED.

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

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Bollywood Fitness Dance

Tutor/Facilitator: Sheetal Alipuria
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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. This class is now FULL.

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

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CHRISTMAS CARDS: Computerised & Mail Merged

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On 28 October from 9am-4pm

Using MS Word (suitable for other word processing applications) Add creative text. Select correct "paper" size to fit envelopes. Add free or your own images. Learn how to print on both sizes of a piece of paper/card. Print personalised cards. Print addressed envelopes. This class is now CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$85

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Cognitive Impairment & Dementia

Tutor/Facilitator: Emma Fromings
1 Tuesday night - On 15 August 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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CREATIVE WRITING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Angel Domingos
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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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Defensive Driving (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
3 Monday nights & 1 Thursday night - Starts Monday 27 November from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. Class dates 27 & 30 Nov, 4 & 11 Dec. This covers the theory part of the course only. 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 (October)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Tuesday & 2 Thursday nights - Starts 17 October 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 for Experienced Drivers (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 9 December 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
6 Wednesday nights & 1 weekend field trip - Starts 2 August 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. There are two field trips, one on the third Wednesday evening and one on a Saturday or Sunday. The weekend fieldtrip will be on the date which best suits most students.

Fees: NZ$100

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Digital Photography: Hands On

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
4 Wednesday nights & 3 field trips - Starts 18 October from 7-9pm

A practical course involving four classroom sessions and three location shoots. Sessions will cover people, landscape, still life, night photography, all designed to teach creative techniques of making photographs. Assumes a basic knowledge of camera operation.

Fees: NZ$100

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DIY: Do It Yourself Interiors

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 18 November 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

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On Saturday 2 December 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

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 19 November 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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ENHANCE YOUR HOME: Exterior and Interior

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

Are parts of your home looking tired or dated? Learn how to change a room to make it more appealing yet reflect you. This course involves developing your 'eye' for what works (and what doesn't) in a range of rooms. You will apply this knowledge, along with your own preferences, to a range of room types. Some practical activities are included in the course This course has now been CANCELLED.

Fees: NZ$90

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ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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 18 October 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

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 20 August 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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Expressive Flowers Painting

Tutor/Facilitator: Paula Kerslake
1 Saturday morning - On 4 November from 9am-12:30pm

Paint your own abstract flowers art masterpiece to take home and enjoy. Learn some basic abstract art techniques for painting expressive flowers with this fresh new approach. This course is 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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Family Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney

Tutor/Facilitator: Robert Brace
1 Tuesday night - On 5 September 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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First Aid: Emergency Medic 6401 & 6402

Tutor/Facilitator: Dean Taylor from Promed
1 Sunday - On 27 August from 8:30am - 5pm

This course teaches the first aider to assess the scene for hazards, the casualties for life-threatening conditions and be able to provide first aid. Covers CPR, bleeding, burns, poisoning etc. & is suitable for the workplace, home or childcare. Meets the minimum qualification requirements for the workplace first aider. This course has had to be CANCELLED.

Fees: NZ$160

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GENEALOGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
2 Saturday mornings - Starts 28 October from 9am-12noon

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. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$80

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 2 August 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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HOW TO BEAT EXAM STRESS

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Monday night - On 16 October from 7-9pm

What can you do to lower your stress levels, reduce your ‘symptoms’ of stress, and perform even better – both while studying AND right before an exam? We’ll cover what exam stress actually is; reducing and combating symptoms; and what to do about perfectionism and procrastination. Join us to discover new ways to relieve excessive exam stress and optimise your performance.

Fees: NZ$20

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Indo/Chinese Cooking

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 October 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. This course is now cancelled

Fees: NZ$105

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE: For Travellers and Lovers

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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: For Travellers and Lovers Next Step

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 18 October 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 Homestyle (November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 21 November 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 - Fee includes all ingredients

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Japanese Cooking Homestyle (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 5 September 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 Taiko Drumming

Tutor/Facilitator: Jessie Gibbs
1 Sunday - On 12 November from 12 -4pm

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. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$45

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Lets Blossom

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
4 Monday nights - Starts 30 October from 7-9pm

Want to take action and get out of a rut? What’s holding you back from being the YOU you want to be? We are meant to live a life filled with love, laughter, prosperity and radiant health. This short course will help you make change and improve your life by identifying toxic thoughts, building self-esteem, and giving clarity to the links between mind, body and spirit. Begin your change today! This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$60

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE (Level 2)

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 2 August 7-9pm

For those who have already attended an 8 week course with Tina or with Jojo last year this course will continue on to the next stage. This class has been CANCELLED.

Fees: NZ$65

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Middle Eastern Cuisine

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Wednesday nights - Starts 18 October 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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MIXED MEDIA ART: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Gerda Smit
6 Monday nights - Starts 30 October from 7-9pm

Collage, stamps, stensils, gelli print, neo11 watercolour, high flow acrylics, ink, artist brush pen, paints etc. "The sky's the limit"! How to combine mixed mediums and finish the painting with oil or acrylic. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$85

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MOSAIC DESIGN:

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrew Mitchell
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 18 October 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$110

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Musical Keyboard Skills

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 October 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 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Rosie Solouota
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 October from 6:30-8:30pm

Always wanted to learn NZ Sign Language! This is a beginner course for those who have already completed a term (or 16 hours) of NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1D (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 October from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is for those who have completed at least 48 hours of NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1D (Thursday 7pm)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rosie Solouota
8 Thursday nights - Starts 19 October from 7-9pm

This course is for those who have already completed 48 hours of a beginner course.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 2C

Tutor/Facilitator: Tarsha Takarangi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 1 August from 6-8pm

For those who have completed a year of NZ Sign Language and want to continue learning and practicing.

Fees: NZ$65

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Thomas Nikora
Thursday nights - Starts 15 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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ORGANIC GARDENING: An Introduction

Tutor/Facilitator: Jessica Barnes
1 Monday night - On 7 August from 7-9pm

What is soil? Soil building Seed starting and cuttings Companion planting and guilds

Fees: NZ$20

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 2 August 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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PAINT YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS (OR OTHER) CARDS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Gerda Smit
3 Wednesday nights - Starts 18 October from 7-9pm

Send your own handmade and hand-painted Christmas cards to those special people in your life. No skills needed, just come and play.

Fees: NZ$45

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PAINTING FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED: Learn, Grow, Create

Tutor/Facilitator: Gerda Smit
4 Saturday afternoons - Starts 10 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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PAINTING STILL LIFE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Gerda Smit
2 Wednesday nights - Starts 22 November from 7-9pm

Learn step by step how to paint a still life in the medium of your choice. You will be guided how to step by step paint the still life of your choice.

Fees: NZ$35

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PAINTING STYLISED PORTRAITS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Gerda Smit
2 Wednesday nights - Starts 8 November from 7-9pm

It can be intimidating to sit down and paint a portrait. Gerda makes it easy by simplifying facial features into basic forms and using photo references. As an exercise for getting started, we will use black and white photos and add color to loosen up This class is now CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$35

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PATCHWORK CHARM BAG

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
5 Thursday nights - Starts 19 October from 7-9pm

Learn the principals of patchwork by making this delightful bag. Suitable for beginners.

Fees: NZ$65

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PATCHWORK: Beginners & Beyond Piecing

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
5 Thursday nights - Starts 19 October from 7-9pm

This is for the entry level quilter or the quilter who wants to brush up on their piecing skills. You can work on your own project under the guidance of the tutor.

Fees: NZ$65

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PATCHWORK: California Roll Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 19 November from 9am-4pm

In this one day class you will finally be able to turn your cherished Jelly Roll into a quilt top. This is an ideal class for a beginner, as well as for the more experienced quilter. If you don’t have a jelly roll you can just cut 2½” strips from your stash.

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: Christmas Capers

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
2 Sundays - On 3 & 17 September from 9am-4pm

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$150

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PATCHWORK: Equilateral Triangles (Chateau Rouge)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 5 November from 9am-4pm

This quilt is 71” x 87” The quilt is made up of 2 block units, one which is pieced using 2" strips and the other uses a solid fabric. Both are equilateral triangles. It is a great quilt to use up some stash fabrics and can also look very effective using a jelly roll (cutting the strips down to 2").

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Table Runner

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
6 Thursday nights - Starts 3 August from 7-9pm

A beginner to Patchwork. Learn the basics with this simple Table Runner. Make out of Christmas material or choose fabrics to match your decor.

Fees: NZ$80

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PILATES: Beginner (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 October 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. This class is now FULL.

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

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 18 October 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)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 19 October 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)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 20 October 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/Intermediate (Wed morning)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 18 October 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)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 October 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: Intermediate Wheel Work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
6 Monday nights - Starts 11 September from 7-9:30pm

This course is only open to students who have completed at least one of the previous wheelwork classes in 2017. The course will build on skills already learnt to achieve larger and more complex pieces. 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$125

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POTTERY: Hand Building

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell and Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 25 July 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 This class is now FULL.

Fees: NZ$155

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PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR EVERYONE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Gertrude Agbozo
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 1 August from 7-9pm

At some point in your personal or professional life, you will be asked to present/speak in public. In this course you will learn to become a more effective communicator, manage your body language, reduce your anxiety/stress about public speaking, and build confidence. Some of the speeches covered in the course are: introduction, persuasive, impromptu, and informative. This course is now CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$105

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - 2 September from 9am-5pm

For tenia(newbies) create kono and or konae and maybe putiputi. Nina's students also welcome

Fees: NZ$30

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Beginner (November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 25 November from 9am-5pm

For create Christmas kono and or konae and maybe putiputi. Nina's students also welcome

Fees: NZ$30

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 2 December 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 1 Day Wananga Intermediate (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 9 September 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. This workshop has now been CANCELLED.

Fees: NZ$30

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 October 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 17 October 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 1 November 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 Saturday - On 25 November 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. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$85

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 28 October 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. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$40

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Sewing for Beginners

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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 Intermediate & Advanced

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
8 Monday nights - Starts 16 October 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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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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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Spanish: Next Step

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 1 August from 7-9pm

Continue learning Spanish. This course continues on from the beginner course or is for those who already know some Spanish.

Fees: NZ$105

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STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS:

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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STRETCH SEWING & OVERLOCKING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Saturday - On 2 September from 9am-4pm

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. This course has been CANCELLED.

Fees: NZ$85

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T SHIRT TO TUNIC

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 29 October 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

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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. This class is now FULL.

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

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Maurice Priestley
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 October 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 18 October from 7pm-9pm

Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$130

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Upholstery Weekend Workshop

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 weekend - On 18 & 19 November from 9am-3:30pm

Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Spend the weekend of 18 & 19 November working on your project. You will need to attend Thursday night 26 October 7-9pm to discuss your project. This course has now been CANCELLED.

Fees: NZ$145

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WEST AFRICAN COOKING: from groundnut to jollof

Tutor/Facilitator: Gertrude Agbozo
5 Thursday nights - Starts 24 August from 7-9pm

From Senegal to Cameroon, West Africa is a diverse region with millions of people, representing over 100+ ethnic groups. West Africans are friendly and love to eat with family, friends and guests. Learn how to make some common dishes from the region like groundnut stew/peanut soup, seafood stew with kumara, and jollof rice. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$70

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WHAT MAKES THEM TICK?: Understanding Children's Emotional Processing

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 18 October from 7-9pm

Ever think your kids are actually from another planet? By understanding the true cause of the upset we are more able to identify and implement a suitable strategy to support the child and improve relationships. We will look at what stress, anxiety and depression are, how these also affect us personally, and how these may be displayed by a child. We’ll discuss relevant strategies and learn from particular scenarios.

Fees: NZ$20

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WOODWORK

Tutor/Facilitator: Ben Espinosa
8 Monday nights - Starts 30 October 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

Tutor/Facilitator: John Spittal
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 18 October 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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WORM COMPOSTING

Tutor/Facilitator: Jessica Barnes
1 Monday night - On 31 July from 7-9pm

Want to compost but don't have the space for a compost bin? Worm composting is the ideal method of composting for small spaces. In this workshop you will learn about worm anatomy, ideal conditions for a worm compost, containers for worms, what to feed them and trouble shooting. Participants will go home with their own worms and starter container.

Fees: NZ$25 - Fee includes worms

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Xero Basic (October)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 29 October 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

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On Saturday 16 September 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 (Daytime)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday mornings - Starts 31 July from 10:15-11:15am

This class is held at the Tawa Community Centre. Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release. This class is now CANCELLED>

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

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 18 October 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: Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 19 October 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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