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Take a class with us!

Welcome to Parnell Trust's programme of Community Classes. With more than 50 classes to choose from, there's plenty to learn and new talents to discover or cultivate throughout the year.

At Parnell Communty Centre we offer a fresh programme twice a year, with classes and workshops led by knowledgeable and experienced tutors. Our programme for Terms 1 & 2 runs from January to June; the Terms 3 & 4 programme runs from July to December.

Most classes and activities are held in the Jubilee Building, at 545 Parnell Road, where there's plenty of parking outside business hours. Other classes are held nearby at our Glanville Community Campus at 27 Glanville Terrace, Parnell.


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Our latest programme



Term 4 classes start from October 16, 2017 and most get underway in the following two weeks.

Please sign up early as we cancel classes that haven't recieved enough enrolments a few days before their start date.

Here's a snapshot of our classes available in Term 3 and 4 classes below. Please go to our Enrolment page for detailed descriptions of all classes and workshops, and to enrol online. 

  Culture & Languages
  • Chinese - Mandarin - Beginners, Post Beginners and Intermediate classes
  • French - Beginners, Post Beginners, Intermediate levels plus Advanced Conversation classes
  • Italian  - Beginners, Post Beginners, Intermediate and Intermediate Conversation classes
  • Japanese - Beginners class
  • Portuguese - Beginners and Post Beginners classes
  • Spanish -  Beginners Part One and Two, Post Beginners and Intermediate classes
  • Thai - Crash course for travellers

       More info on Culture & Languages classes 

   English as a Second Language
  • Everyday English - Beginner/Elementary and Pre-Intermediate classes: 16 classes in 8 weeks
  • Fluency and Pronunciation - Intermediate and above class
  • Workplace English - Post Beginners / Intermediate class

       More info on English as a Second Language 


"My course was fantastic!! Much nicer than I thought! Very helpful for my life in NZ, with the best teacher ever I've met in NZ. I really want to take this course again!! - 2017 ESOL student

  Healthy Body & Mind
  • Hatha Yoga  - Beginners and Continuing classes
  • Intuitive Meditation
  • Mindful Movement
  • Pilates Early Bird Classes 
  • Pilates Day Classes - Beginners and Continuing classes - two sessions on Mondays & Thursdays
  • Pilates Evening Classes - Continuing class
  • Tai Chi & Qigong  - Beginners, Post Beginners and Continuing classes

       More info on Healthy Body & Mind classes

  Creative Art, Craft & Design
  • Anyone Can Learn to Draw
  • Art in the Domain Wintergardens
  • Artistry of Flowers  - Creative Flower arranging and Ikebana for Beginners
  • Calligraphy  - Beginners class
  • Knit One, Purl One 
  • Raranga - The Art of Maori Flax Weaving - Intermediate class

       More info on Creative Art, Craft & Design classes

  Music, Rhythm & Dance
  • Dance & Stretch with Rita
  • Hawaiian Moves and Island Grooves
  • Parnell Prima Donnas
  • Ukelele  - Beginner and Continuing classes

       More info on Music, Rhythm & Dance classes

  • Do more with your Android
  • iPhone and iPad Workshop

       More info on Technology Classes

  Sustainable Urban Living Workshops
  • Backyard Chicken Keeping
  • Composting
  • Growing Food in a Small Space
  • Growing and Preserving Fruits  and Vegetables
  • Introduction to Bee Keeping
  • Organic Gardening

       More info on Sustainable Urban Living workshops

  More Workshops
  • Toy Hacking
  • Making Terrariums
  • Making Flower Headbands
  • Understanding Money  - a series of workshops

       More info on Workshops

 More great Community Classes

Parnell Trust supports Selwyn Community College Education classes including:
Art & Interior Design, Genealogy: Family History on the Internet, Te Reo Maori for Beginners and Sugar-Free Living.  The college also runs a popular series of Think Talks by invited speakers, with a format similar to TED Talks.

Selwyn Community College's brochure is available from the Jubilee Building's lobby. Click here for pdf version.