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Kawerau Learning Opportunities

Semester 3, 24 July - 29 September 2017.

Please contact our Kawerau Office for more information or to enrol in this programme. If you have a disability or experience of mental illness you may be eligible for a funded place, please contact us for further information.  

Our day starts at 9am and ends at 3pm. We ask that everyone arrives no earlier than 8.45 am and leaves no later than 3.15pm.
If you come for the day, you will need to bring your own lunch, we provide tea and coffee.
Mobile phones and music devices are either left at home or handed in at the beginning of each day.
The privacy and confidentiality of people who use our service is respected at all times. 
Transport may be available for people with mobility issues.

Health and Community

Zumba with Anatasha - Tuesday 9am - 10am
Join this activity for intense finess and exercise and an opportunity to meet new friends.
$2.00 koha to tutor

Zumba with Anatasha - Thursday 9am - 10am at the Cosmopolitan Club
Join this activity for intense finess and exercise and an opportunity to meet new friends.
$2.00 koha to tutor

Sit and be fit - Monday 1pm - 3pm
Feel the benefits of an easy exercise routine designed for people with limited mobility but also fun to do for everyone.

Anyone for tennis - Monday 1pm - 3pm
Join this activity to promote fitness and team building.

Tai Chi with Liz - Monday 9am - 10am 
Join this group  for easy exercise that helps with breathing and learning to cope with stress.

Personal Development

Wahine Toa - Wednesday 10am - 12pm (starts 9th August)
This all women peer support group is about empowerment and confidence building to be able to make good decisions for yourself and your future.

He Tane Ahau - Tuesday 9am - 12pm 
Join this group  for easy exercise that helps with breathing and learning to cope with stress.

Micro Business

Sustainable Gardens - Wednesday 9am - 12pm and Friday 9am - 2pm
Attend with this group at a glass house in Edgecumbe and grow vegetables, herbs and other plants for yourself and family and use this opportunity to sell what excess you grow and a micro business.

Rongoa - Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
Learn how to make your own natural balms and creams for massaging, cleansing and moisturising skin. This is an opportunity for people we partner to start an group micro business fo they choose.

Creative crafts- Tuesday 1pm - 3pm and Thursday 9am - 3pm
Using natural and up-cycled resources to create craft items that can be displyed and sold in our gallery or at local markets. An opportunity for people to sell what they create.

Jolly jams and pickles- 9am - 12pm
An opportunity to learn all aspects of food safety and hygiene while making pickles and preserves using fruit and vegetables that are in season. This activity could further interest in the hospitality and food service sector.

Community Activities

Community walking group - Thursday 10am - 12pm
Supporting people to attend this community program for the benefit of being healthy, maintaining better fitness and meeting new friends.

Enviroment Care - Friday 9am - 3pm (starts 9th August)
Do your bit for the enviroment by joining this group that cleans along the beaches and local waterways. Bring own lunch and drinking water.

Indoor bowls at The Cossie - Wednesday 1pm - 3pm
An opportunity to join a group that will attend the Kawerau Cosmopolitan club for indoor bowls or pool, support to join as a club member is available.

Support for community activities
Speak to your key worker if you require support to join local services for support to learn literacy, computers, learners license, volunteering or other aspirations available in this community.


Volunteers - days and hours to suit
Be supported to connect with groups for volunteering, work experience and lend a hand to others in the community. Kawerau SPCA, Foodbank, the Community Garden and micro business work experience.

Pre-employment support
Ongoing support for people who would like to achieve their goal for employment, work experience and other vocational aspirations.

“we work to facilitate support for people to achieve their individual plans and goals.”


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General Rules

Inclusive Learning Environments: Pou Whakaaro strives to ensure that learning is open and available to all members of our community and will attempt to provide assistance to those learners that require additional support. With this in mind, please be aware that the pace of class teaching and learning will depend on the needs and aspirations of all students.

Acceptance and Payment of Fees: Please consider that your enrolment is confirmed once you have returned a completed enrolment form and payment to us or direct to the tutor (where this is advised in any advertising) Fees are generally charged on a whole course basis and no refunds or discounts will be made where the student is unable to attend.

Cancelled Classes and Refunds: If there are insufficient enrolments, courses may be cancelled and we will attempt to inform you as early as possible. Full refunds will be made to students as soon as possible. NO refund will be made if you decide to withdraw from a class once it has started.

Compliments and Complaints: In the first instance, please speak directly to your tutor, or if you require contact the Community Education Coordinator in writing or by phone on 07 308 8170

Behaviour: I agree to treat the venue, equipment, tutor/s and other students with respect at all times. I understand that I may be asked to leave a course and forfeit fees if I act disrespectfully.

Please return this enrolment in person or by post to:

Community Education
Pou Whakaaro
40 Te Tahi Street
PO Box 2025 Whakatane