Please contact our Whakatane Office for more information or to enrol in this programme.
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.
The privacy and confidentiality of people who use our service is respected at all times.
Transport may be available for people with mobility issues.
Badminton - Tuesday 9.30am - 11.30am
If you want to get back into badminton, we have someone you can buddy up with. $4.00 per session and the opportunity to join the local club
Community walk - Monday 9am - 12pm
Come and join us on a community walk and cuppa. Get to know new people with our support.
Men's Group - Every second Friday 1pm - 3pm
This group is for males who have had a history of metntal illness and/or addiction issues and are 18+ years of age. We meet fortnightly for 1.5 to 2 hours. A men's group for mates who encourage and support each other and enjoy activities together. Some weeks there may be a small charge which is always under $5.00 per person.
Te Ara Toi - Monday 9am - 12pm
Art class catering for people with a variety of skill levels. With an opportunity to up-cycle furniture for yourself or to sell through our café/gallery (open to the community - a koha is asked for).
Te Ara Toi - Tuesday 9am - 12pm
Art class catering for people with a variety of skill levels. With an opportunity to sell art through our café/gallery (open to the community - a koha is asked for).
Product Development - Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am until 3.30pm
Join a small group of passionate enterpreneurs to develop a product and have support to grow your business.
Clothing upcycled - Wednesday 1pm - 4pm
Come and join us to make saleable items out of recycled clothing and have the opportunity to sell at local markets.
Working alongside various community groups with support.
TimeBank / Lend-a-Hand - Thursday 9am - 3pm
A group of people helping out those in need within our community. TimeBank members will earn personal time credits if a job is done through TimeBank (open to the community).
Cafe Certificate - Friday 9am - 3pm (Full)
Study through service IQ to achieve this qualification over 12 months.
Sustainable Gardening - Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 3pm
Want to renew your passion in gardening? Share your talents and learn new skills towards future opportunities in marketing your own produce. Transport is supplied to the sustainable gardening project in Edgecumbe. Start your new venture now. Call Shellie on
07 3088170 ext. 213.
Micro Business Group - Monday 9am - 12pm
A 10 module program taking people on a journey of discovering their unique value and worth, in the community and market place. Teachingbasic business skills; business planning, cashbook, health and safety guidelines, marketing, customer service, business meetings and goal setting.
All aspects of learning to cope independently including:
Healthy Relationships: e.g.
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Page updated 7 August 2017
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:
40 Te Tahi Street
PO Box 2025 Whakatane