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 [email protected]

A-Z - All Our Courses

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 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$110

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetable, 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$115 - Includes all ingredients

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BEGINNING YOUR FAMILY TREE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
5 Monday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

TThis course is for people who are new to genealogy or who need help making progress with their family tree. It will provide practical and theoretical help using a range of New Zealand and overseas records. The course is hands-on, and you will learn how and where to search for people and information. You'll learn how to save your findings on to hand-written pages or a genealogy computer program

Fees: NZ$85

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Break Free From Emotional Eating

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Monday night - On 18 February from 7-9pm

If your weight pattern has an emotional driver that is not addressed it will be impossible to maintain any new habits for the long term. Perhaps you eat when lonely or bored, when stressed, or depressed, or when you're angry and can't express it? Maybe in the past you've used weight as an excuse; to limit you, to not engage in relationships, to hide in the background, get out of activities? Maybe you feel ashamed or out of control around food? What habits do you have around food and where did they come from?

Fees: NZ$25

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CAKE DECORATING: Rudolph

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

This class has been CANCELLED. 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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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Thursday night - On 21 February 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$25

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CROSS STITCH: BEGINNER

Tutor/Facilitator: Mary Trounson
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 26 February from 7-9pm

What's wonderful about many crafts is their portability enabling you to carry on creating wherever you are, which increases the ability to raise your spirits. This is especially true of cross stitch. Learn basic stitches while stitching a small design.

Fees: NZ$45

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CYBERSAFETY: Health & Wellbeing

Tutor/Facilitator: Charlotte Stevens
1 Monday night - On 18 February from 7-9pm

Many parents/caregivers today share an interest - and even sometimes a concern about their kids' digital lives. This seminar will introduce you to issues, topics and concerns re students online digital footprint. Topics open for discussion could include cyberbulling, video violence and or pornographic content, digital footprint, privacy surveillance, social media and body image.

Fees: NZ$25

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DECOUPAGE BASICS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Wendy Jacobs
6 weeks - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Remember when you were young and used glue to stick pictures to paper? Join this class to learn the next step - how to glue a picture to a surface so it blends in.

Fees: NZ$85

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Defensive Driving (February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday nights & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts Monday 11 February from 6:30-8:30pm

On Monday 11, Wednesday 13, Monday 18 and Wednesday 20 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$135

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Defensive Driving (March)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts 25 March 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$135

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (April)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 6 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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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 16 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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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 weekend field trip - Starts 13 February 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 two hour fieldtrip during a weekend will be on the date which best suits most students.

Fees: NZ$100

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DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Angela Robertson
4 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

Everyone has innate talents. Do you know what yours are - or are you focusing on your weaknesses? Join us to discover your strengths and learn how to develop and leverage them to your advantage. By focusing on what you do best you'll gain confidence, achieve more, have more positive interactions with others, and experience a more productive and fulfilling life.

Fees: NZ$50

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DIY: Do It Yourself Course Interiors (March)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 16 March 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$110 - includes consumables

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DIY: Do It Yourself Exteriors (March)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On Saturday 23 March 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$110

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EASY TAI CHI: Daytime

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday mornings - Starts 12 February from 10-11am

Tai Chi is an exercise that is effortless and fun for your body and mind. This is an art and an exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy, flexible, balanced, active, sociable and youthful. This class is most suited for SENIOR CITIZENS and will be held at the Tawa Community Centre.

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

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ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 February from 7-9pm

Come to a friendly group and learn how to say and write your name, address and phone number; answer the telephone clearly; make appointments; read simple English and chat to your friends and work mates in clear basic Kiwi English. This is a good class for anyone new to English or who has forgotten the English they learnt at school.

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 13 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. Additional written and comprehension support can be given if requested by class members. 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 24 March from 9am - 4pm

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

Fees: NZ$90

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Family Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney

Tutor/Facilitator: Robert Brace
1 Tuesday night - On 12 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$25

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FANTASY FOLKLORE & CARTOON ART:

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
4 Thursday nights - Starts 21 February 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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FINE DINNING AT HOME

Tutor/Facilitator: Arun Maschatak
4 Monday nights - Starts 18 March from 7-9pm

Arun has worked in many restaurants overseas and in New Zealand. He will teach you how to make that special dinner to present at home.

Fees: NZ$60

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 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 essential.

Fees: NZ$115

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INDIAN MEALS: Quick, Easy & Authentic

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
5 Monday nights - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Make quick nutritious meals with heaps of flavour.

Fees: NZ$70

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INDIGO DYEING & SHIBORI

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 23 February from 9am-3pm

Learn the basics of shibori by folding, clamping, wrapping and sewing fabrics before dyeing them using indigo.

Fees: NZ$80

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INTERIOR DECOR

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 6 April 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 12 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$110

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE:Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 14 February from 7-9pm

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

Fees: NZ$110

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JAPANESE COOKING: Homestyle & Bento

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
5 Thursday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

This will encompass both traditional ‘washoku’ cuisine, ‘yoshoku’ foreign-influenced Japanese food, and food from Kansai region (Osaka/Kyoto area). Also learn to prepare a variety of boxed meals from cute "kyaraben" to more formal traditional Japanese Cuisine. Bring your chopsticks, and a container to take leftovers home in.

Fees: NZ$115 - Fee includes all ingredients

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JAPANESE: Spoken for Beginners

Tutor/Facilitator: Kayoko Komori
8 Thursday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

You might be interested in Japanese culture, food, and manga or a short trip to Japan. If so, it is more fun to know Japanese language. Learn basic spoken Japanese, culture and customs and you can enjoy more of your interest. This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Japanese. You do not need to know Japanese alphabets first, as this course uses Roomaji (Roman alphabet). Let’s get started!

Fees: NZ$110

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LACE MAKING

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts 11 February from 7-9pm

Love lace? Learn the centuries old craft of bobbin lacemaking to make your own lace edgings.

Fees: NZ$115

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LEARN TO SEW

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 23 March from 9am-3:30pm

Would love to learn to sew but not sure where to start, and a whole term of courses is not for you? Then this one day course has been designed for you. Come and learn how to use a sewing machine (students may bring their own or use a college Bernina). Work on a selected sewing project and leave sewing confident all in one day.

Fees: NZ$85

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 1

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Monday nights - Starts on 11 February 7-9pm

An introductory course in Te Reo.

Fees: NZ$65

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 24 February 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 24 March from 10am-4pm

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

Fees: NZ$135

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Middle Eastern Cuisine

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 February 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$115 - Includes all ingredients

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MOSAIC DESIGN:

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrew Mitchell
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 13 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$115

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Musical Keyboard Skills

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 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. Please bring your own headphones.

Fees: NZ$110

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NAVIGATING DEMENTIA: Concerned about a person's memory?

Tutor/Facilitator: Emma Fromings
1 Monday night - On 25 February 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 YEAR - FRESH START

Tutor/Facilitator: Angela Robertson
1 Saturday - On 16 February from 9:30am -4pm

What do you want to achieve in 2019 and beyond? Do you have a workable plan, or do you let life happen? This practical course is for those who want to take charge of their lives and are willing to make the effort to make it happen. You will explore the possibilities, clarify what you want, set seriously fabulous goals, and develop an action plan to accomplish them.

Fees: NZ$85

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Tues)

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

This course is for those who want to start learning NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nicolette Van Vuuren
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7-9pm

This course is for those who want a beginner course in NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Rosie Solouata
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 February from 6 -8pm

This is a beginner course for those who have complete level 1A ie 8 weeks

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 2A

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 February from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is for those who have already completed a year of NZ Sign language ie level 1

Fees: NZ$65

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Thomas Nikora
Monday nights - Starts 11 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$195

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Tuesday night - On 12 February 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$25

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 23 February from 9am-3:30pm

An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Jelly Roll

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 7 April from 9am -4pm

This could possibly be the easiest quilt you will ever make.Take one jelly roll and a contrasting background and sew. No seams to match, not points to fret over, just good old plain sewing.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Playtime with half square triangles

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
7 Thursday nights - Starts 14 February from 7-9pm

In this class we will be exploring half square triangles and the various ways you can make them.You will make a variety of blocks that can be put together to make a quilt.

Fees: NZ$100

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PATCHWORK: Scrapolicious

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

This is a scrap quilt and has been designed to easily accommodate pre-cut fabrics such as charm squares as well as fat ¼’s. The quilt consists of 3 easily constructed blocks and is a super quilt to bust your stash.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Wedge Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 10 March from 9am-4pm

This quilt uses a specific ruler for cutting wedge shapes, and if you have attended the Dizzy for Dresden class then you already have the ruler. The ruler needed is Darlene Zimmerman’s Dresden Ruler. Here is a link to the ruler and they are available locally or through https://www.grandmothersgarden.co.nz/ruldresden-easy-dresden-ruler-darlene-zimmerman?s=dresden%20ruler

Fees: NZ$85

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PATTERNS FROM EXISTING GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Kim O'Neill
1 Saturday - On 16 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. Sew skills essential.

Fees: NZ$80

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PERSIAN SWEETS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Nadereh Khani
1 Wednesday night - On 20 March from 7-9pm

The Persian Sweets Workshop provides a unique and enjoyable baking experience which brings the sweets of the exotic East to New Zealand. We will teach you to bake two popular Persian sweets and you will get a chance to try eight more different sweets.

Fees: NZ$35 - Fee includes all ingredients

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PILATES: Beginner (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 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 - 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 13 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 - 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 14 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 - 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 15 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 - 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 11 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 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 - 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 13 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PLAN & CREATE YOUR IDEAL RETIREMENT

Tutor/Facilitator: Angela Robertson
1 Saturday - On 6 April from 9:30am -4pm

How do you want to spend the exciting second half of your life? What's your plan for transitioning to something new and fascinating? This workshop provides an opportunity to challenge mind-sets on retirement, explore the possibilities, and create a plan to be the person you want to be, do the things you always wanted to do and live life like never before.

Fees: NZ$85

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POTTERY: Beginner Wheel work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 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.

Fees: NZ$160

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POTTERY: Hand Building

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell and Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 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 pots using pinch pots, coils and slab work methods. Materials and all firing cost are extra therefore $50 for clay, firing, and glazing materials is payable in cash to the tutors on the first night.

Fees: NZ$160

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 1 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: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 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 12 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 6 March 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+)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 16 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$45

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Sewing for Beginners (Tues)

Tutor/Facilitator: Caitlin Henry
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 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. 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)

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 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: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Monday nights - Starts 11 February 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$110

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SHORT STORIES & HOW TO WRITE THEM:

Tutor/Facilitator: Angel Domingos
8 Wednesday 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$115

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Spanish: Beyond Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 February 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$110

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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Thursday nights - Starts 14 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$110

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STAYING SAFE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
3 Wednesday mornings - Starts on 27 March 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 KUNGFU FAN

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 12 February 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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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 February 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.

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

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TAWA & ITS BUSH RESERVES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Gil Roper
5 Tuesday nights - Starts on 12 February from 7-9pm

Five evening sessions that cover the Tawa bush reserves, identifying trees and birds present – some history and botany and bird observations. Two of these five sessions will be early evening walks in selected reserves. This course is designed for people who have no previous knowledge of these, but also those who wish to extend their existing knowledge.

Fees: NZ$55

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 12 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$115

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Raewyn Dawe
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 February from 7pm-9pm

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

Fees: NZ$135

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Woodwork Made Easy

Tutor/Facilitator: Gareth Rees
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 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. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$115

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WRITING A CHILDREN'S BOOK:

Tutor/Facilitator: Angel Domingos
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 12 February from 7-9pm

Learn to identify an age group and what is required when writing for a certain age. Story arc for children books, illustrations if self-publishing, having children to read stories before publishing or send to an agent or publisher. Create characters that are relatable to children etc........

Fees: NZ$115

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XERO BASIC: ( February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 17 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$90

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XERO BASIC: ( March)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On 23 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$90

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 13 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. 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 14 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 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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