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Kawerau Learning Opportunities

Semester 3 - 25 July - 23 September 2016.

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.

Recreation / Health

Zumba - Tuesday 9am - 10am
Have fun while learning Zumba dance steps, this is a great way to exercise and have fun.

Zumba - Thursday 9am - 10am at the Cosmopolitan Club
Start your day off with high impact zumba fitness and exercise.

Sit and be fit/Walk - Monday 1pm - 3pm
Feel the benefits of an easy exercise routine followed by an easy relaxed walk around the local parks and reserves (open to the community)

Coast Care - Tuesday - 9am - 2pm
If looking after our beaches and protecting the sea bird population is your passion, then join this group and do your bit for conservation, spaces limited.

Tai Chi & Yoga - Monday 9.30am 
Gentle relaxing exercises for good health.


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.

Micro business - Thursday 1pm - 3pm
This activity is aimed at helping people to identify what they could do as a micro business and supporting them to learn the skills to develop a business plan, learn marketing and maintain financial records. 

“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