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
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 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. 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:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Wednesday nights - Starts 24 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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CAKE DECORATING: Drip Cake (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Marie Donald
1 Saturday - On 8 September from 9am-4pm

Learn to level, layer, fill and cover a cake in ganache. Create a drip effect, chocolate sails and decorations to create a show stopping centrepiece (picture example only and 30 topper not included) Class size limited to 8 students. Students need to bring a cake and cake board.

Fees: NZ$100 - Includes icing. You need to bring cake

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CAKE DECORATING: Rudolph

Tutor/Facilitator: Marie Donald
1 Saturday - On 8 December from 9am-2pm

Learn to make this cute Rudolph cake for Christmas, learn to split , fill and cover in ganache, pipe the cute curls and decorate with Holly and a shiny nose.Class size limited to 8 students. Students need to bring a cake and cake board.

Fees: NZ$90 - Includes icing. You need to bring cake

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COMPUTER BASICS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 19 August from 9am-4pm

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

Fees: NZ$85

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CREATE A VISION BOARD: Workshop

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Monday night - On 3 December from 7-9pm

By creating a Vision Board you are one step closer to manifesting your dreams. And if you are not sure yet , there will be exercises, meditation and visualisation to help you with this too. Remember; Energy follows thought - thought is creative.

Fees: NZ$20

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Defensive Driving (Nov& Dec)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday nights & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts Monday 26 November from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. 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$135

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Defensive Driving (October)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday nights & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts Monday 15 October from 6:30-8:30pm

On Monday 15,Wednesday 17,Wednesday 24 and Monday 29 October. 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$135

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 1 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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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 15 September 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: Hands On

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 weekend field trip - Starts 17 October from 7-9pm

A practical course involving three classroom sessions, three Wednesday evening location shoots and one weekend shot. 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 Exteriors (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 15 September from 9am-4pm

The outside of your place is the public face of it, and kerb appeal matters to anyone driving past or visiting. Is the entranceway obvious? Does the mailbox suit the style of your house? Do you use the outside area as fully as you might? How are the fences and paths? A lot of exterior work can be done without Council consent but a long-term plan is needed to work towards. This course involves some hands-on practise on a smaller scale to allow you to learn the methods.

Fees: NZ$105 - Fee includes consumables

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DIY: Do It Yourself Interiors (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 1 September 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. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$105 - Fee includes consumables

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DIY: Do It Yourself Course Interiors (November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 3 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 - includes consumables

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DIY: Do It Yourself Exteriors (November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On Saturday 17 November from 9am-4pm

The outside of your place is the public face of it, and kerb appeal matters to anyone driving past or visiting. Is the entranceway obvious? Does the mailbox suit the style of your house? Do you use the outside area as fully as you might? How are the fences and paths? A lot of exterior work can be done without Council consent but a long-term plan is needed to work towards. This course involves some hands-on practise on a smaller scale to allow you to learn the methods.

Fees: NZ$105

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ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 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 17 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 18 November 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

Tutor/Facilitator: Robert Brace
1 Tuesday night - On 7 August 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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FANTASY FOLKLORE & CARTOON ART:

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
4 Thursday nights - Starts 25 October from 7-9pm

Do you like to think outside the square? This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience keen to develop further skills. This 4 week course will allow you to express your imaginery ideas creating Fantasy Art and Cartoons. Using pen, coloured pencils, Acrylic paint & Gouche you will be able to illustrate your own colourful unique artworks.

Fees: NZ$60

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GENEALOGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 October from 7-9pm

This course has been CANCELLED. This course is for beginners, or those who haven't searched for long. It focuses on New Zealand and overseas records. The course is hands-on, so you'll have time to find your own family using some of these resources: Births, Marriages, and Deaths entries; Electoral Rolls; Probate and Wills; Newspapers; Police Records; Shipping information; Census data; Parish registers; land records; convict records; maps; and whatever else is appropriate to the search. You'll learn how to record your findings using hand-written pages or computer programs to save it.

Fees: NZ$85

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GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT:

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

Whether you want to improve your friendships; are in a committed romantic relationship and loving it; or still looking; or sick of finding only frogs; or if the only relationship you want right now is a healthy one with yourself; this workshop will enable you to see things clearly and learn to identify fulfilling choices.

Fees: NZ$20

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 October 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. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$105

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INDIAN MEALS: Quick, Easy & Authentic

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
5 Monday nights - Starts 29 October from 7-9pm

Make quick nutritious meals with heaps of flavour.

Fees: NZ$70

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INTERIOR DECOR

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

Does your place reflect you? - your style, interests, personality? It doesn’t need to all be done in one go at great cost, but a long-term plan which shows an understanding of decor, the selective use of belongings, a touch of paint, and you can transform any room, and link all rooms. It will add visual space, and add appeal plus actual value to your property.

Fees: NZ$90

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE: For Travellers and Lovers

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 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. This class has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$105

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE:Intermediate

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

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 October 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. This course has now been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$75 - Fee includes all ingredients

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 3

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 October from 7-9pm

A course for those who have already completed level 2. ie 16 weeks

Fees: NZ$65

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 4

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Monday nights - Starts on 15 October 7-9pm

This course is for those who have already completed a level 3 course. ie 24 weeks

Fees: NZ$65

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 28 October from 10am -4pm

Making silver rings and things…..learn a range of jewellery making techniques including forming, shaping, soldering, texturing, sawing, filing and finishing. The emphasis is on practical skills leading to finished items of jewellery. The silver for a ring and a bangle is included in the course costs as is copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. Silver to make additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price. All tools are provided. No previous experience necessary. We will be working with hot metal and tools so workshop clothing and covering footwear please; no open shoes, slides, sandals or jandals allowed. This is for your safety in the workshop.

Fees: NZ$135 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY: Open Workshop

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 18 November from 10am-4pm

Been to a class with Kristelle before? Revive your skills, build on your skills, tackle more advanced projects! Some silver included in fee.

Fees: NZ$135

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Middle Eastern Cuisine

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 November from 7-9pm

Learn how to prepare Palestinian Middle Eastern Cuisine such as kebabs, shawarma, falafel, kidra, kefta, couscous, basbousa, sfiha, humus and taboulah salad.

Fees: NZ$110 - Includes all ingredients

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MOSAIC DESIGN:

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrew Mitchell
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 17 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$105

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Musical Keyboard Skills

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 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. Please bring your own headphones.

Fees: NZ$105

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NAVIGATING DEMENTIA: Concerned about a person's memory?

Tutor/Facilitator: Emma Fromings
1 Tuesday night - On 19 June from 7-9pm

This two hour session will cover: - What is and isn’t dementia - What to do if you are concerned about changes in memory or thinking - How to support a family member or friend living with dementia - The support and resources available from Dementia Wellington and other organisations

Fees: NZ$20

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A

Tutor/Facilitator: Rosie Solouata
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 October from 6 -8pm

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 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Tarsha Takarangi-Berry
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 Ocober from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is for those who have already completed 8 weeks of NZ Sign Language ie 1A

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 October from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have completed 1A & 1B ie 16 hours of NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1D

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 October from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is for those who have already completed at least 24 weeks of NZ Sign Language tuition. ie levels 1A,1B and 1C

Fees: NZ$65

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Thomas Nikora
Monday nights - Starts 7 May 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 - Starting term 1
Fees: NZ$155 - Starting term 2

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Monday night - On 13 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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PATCHWORK: Big & Bold Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 25 November from 9am-4pm

Do you have a favourite fabric that you just love too much to cut up?Then this quilt is perfect to showcase it in.This quilt is based on a rectangular block so breaks away from the traditional square blocks and is a great stash buster.Suitable for all levels of quilter.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Christmas Projects

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts 18 October from 7-9pm

Let’s get sorted for Christmas.In this class we will be making a Christmas wreath, a table runner and a tree skirt.Or you may wish to come along and work on your own projects.

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: Dresden Table Runner

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 16 September from 9am-4pm

Dresden Plate Quilts occupy a remarkable place in quilting history because of their unique shape and their ability to use even the smallest scraps of fabric to make a balanced, orderly, eye-catching pattern. The pattern is still popular today, since all types of fabric can be combined together to produce a cheerful, pleasing quilt which brightens even the simplest of rooms. This Dresden plate is entirely machine stitched and uses a wedge template making this table runner avery quick and easy project. An ideal project to make in your favourite Christmas fabrics.

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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Patchwork: New Small & Finished Projects

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 9 August from 7-9pm

In this class you will make small projects that are suitable to give for gifts or to keep, they include a classy pencil class, a journal cover, scarf and small sewing kit. Or you can come along and work on a project you would like to get finished.

Fees: NZ$105

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PATCHWORK: Spring Sycamore

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

This quilt combines piecing and appliqué and has been designed for a scrappy look to allow you to delve into your stash.You can choose to use one fabric for all the appliqués and one colour for the pieced blocks.Or you could use a jelly roll for your pieced blocks and choose a matching fabric for the appliqué blocks.In this class we cover fusible applique and needle turn applique as well as traditional piecing techniques.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Whirly Gigs

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 28 October from 9am-4pm

This small lap or cot quilt is perfect to showcase charm squares (5” x 5”). Don’t be limited to charm square collections; a variety of 5” squares cut from your stash can go a long way towards stash reduction. This quilt is the perfect place to showcase some large stitch quilting which will be covered in the class.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATTERNS FROM EXISTING GARMENT: (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Saturday - 8 September 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. Sew skills essential.

Fees: NZ$80

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PILATES: Beginner (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 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 course is now FULL

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

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner / Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 18 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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Pilates: Beginner Daytime (Friday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 19 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner Daytime (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday mornings - Starts 15 October 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES:Intermediate (Wed morning)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 17 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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POTTERY: Beginner/Intermediate Wheel work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 20 August 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 or have already completed a course with Anne. 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: Hand Building (Sept)

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell and Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 4 Sept 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 therefore $40 for clay, firing, and glazing materials is payable to the tutors on the first night This course is now FULL

Fees: NZ$155

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PRINTMAKING: Woodcuts, Linocuts & Drypoint Etching

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrew Mitchell
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 18 October from 7-9pm

Discover the art of printmaking to create beautiful artworks for your home or for gifts. You will learn the basics of developing a design for a print, carving designs for block printing, and drypoint etching. You will utilise both hand printing techniques and using an etching press to create a small edition of prints. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$130 - Fee includes materials

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 25 August 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 15 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. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 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 7 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$60

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 27 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.

Fees: NZ$40

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Sewing for Beginners (Tues)

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 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. Start by making a bag followed by a project approved of by the tutor. (If you wish to make your own project you need to go to Monday night sewing) This class has been CANCELLED. There are still places available in the Wednesday class.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 October 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: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
7 Monday nights - Starts 29 October from 7-9pm

The class will cater for intermediate sewers. 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$95

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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July 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 Thursday nights - Starts 2 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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STAYING SAFE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
3 Wednesday mornings - Starts on 12 September from 10am-12:30pm

A refresher workshop for senior road users held at the Emmaus Centre, Tawa Anglican Church. This course has been subsidised by Tawa Lions Club. Staying Safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users. The workshop aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices and increase knowledge of transport options available to help senior road users remain mobile.

Fees: NZ$10

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Tai Chi: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 October from 6:30-7:30pm

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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Beginner daytime

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday mornings - Starts 16 October from 10-11am

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 also suited for senior citizens and will be held at the Tawa Community Centre. This class has been CANCELLED

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

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TAI CHI: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 16 October from 7:45-8:45pm

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. For those who have attended Tai Chi before this is an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge.

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

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Maurice Priestley
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 October from 6:30pm beginner lesson & easy songs, 7:30pm more complex styles and songs

This course has been CANCELLED. 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: Raewyn Dawe
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 October 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 (Wednesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gareth Rees
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 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. No recycled timber allowed. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$105

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Word 2010: Intermediate Plus

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Haddon
3 Tuesday nights - Starts on 4 September from 7-9pm

Come and learn how to use Tables, Borders and Shading, Styles, Table of Contents, insert in Headers and Footers, Mail Merge, Envelopes and Labels, Templates, Columns, Sections and Graphics.

Fees: NZ$75

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XERO BASIC: ( November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On 10 November 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: ( September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On 15 September 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: (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 2 December 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 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 (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 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. This class is FULL. There is still spaces in THURSDAY class

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

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YOGA: Beginner/Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 18 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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