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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 July; 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.


Parnell Community Centre 2018 Terms 3 + 4 Classes



Our latest programme

Classes for Term 3, 2018 start from July 23rd 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, 2018 below. Please go to our Enrolment page for detailed descriptions of all classes and workshops, and to enrol online. 

  Culture & Languages
  • French - all levels of classes plus Intermediate Conversation 
  • German - Beginners class
  • Italian  - all levels of classes plus Advanced Conversation 
  • Portuguese - Beginners and Post Beginners class
  • Spanish -  Beginners Groups One and Two, Post Beginners and Intermediate classes

       More info on Culture & Languages classes 

   English as a Second Language
  • Everyday English - Beginners and Pre-Intermediate classes: 14 classes in 7 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
  • Pilates Early Bird Classes - two sessions on Thursdays
  • Pilates Day Classes - Beginners and Continuing classes - two sessions on Mondays & Thursdays
  • Pilates Evening Classes - Continuing class
  • Tai Chi & Qigong  - Beginners and Continuing classes

       More info on Healthy Body & Mind classes

  Creative Arts and Crafts
  • Anyone Can Learn to Draw - three groups
  • Artistry of Flowers  - Creative Flower Arranging
  • Calligraphy  - two Beginners classes
  • Knit One, Purl One 
  • Unlock the illustrator in You! 

       More info on Creative Arts and Crafts classes

  Music, Rhythm & Dance

       More info on Music, Rhythm & Dance classes

  Sustainable Urban Living

2-hour workshops held alongside Parnell Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9-11am. Term 3 prgramme starts from August 4. Contact us to enrol

  • Preserving Fruits & Vegetables 
  • Flax Weaving
  • Bike Maintenance
  • Urban Beekeeping
  • Urban Bike Skills
  • Live More, Waste Less
  • Growing Food in Small PLaces

       More info on Sustainable Urban Living 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.