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Take a class with us!

Welcome to Parnell Trust's programme of Community Classes. With more than 60 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 2 classes start from May 1, 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 2 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 and Intermediate classes
  • Italian  - Beginners, Post Beginners, Intermediate and Intermediate Conversation classes
  • Portuguese - Beginners and Post Beginners classes
  • Spanish -  Beginners, Post Beginners and Intermediate classes

       More info on Culture & Languages classes 

  ESOL Conversation / General  English
  • Everyday Engilsh - Beginners & Post Beginners intensive classes: 16 classes in 8 weeks
  • Workplace English - Post Beginners/Intermediate class
  • Fluency and Pronunciation - Intermediate and above class

       More info on ESOL / General English classes 

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

       More info on Healthy Body & Mind classes

  Pathways to Success
  • Design your Life 
  • Digital Literacy for Job Seekers -suitable for anyone wanting to upskill on Microsoft's Office suite.

       More info on Pathways to Success classes

  Creative Art, Craft & Design
  • Anyone Can Learn to Draw
  • Artistry of Flowers  - Ikebana for Beginners
  • Calligraphy  - Beginners and Continuing classes
  • Collage Paper Images
  • Gift Wrapping Workshop 
  • Knit One, Purl One 
  • Raranga - The Art of Maori Flax Weaving

       More info on Creative Art, Craft & Design classes

  • Do more with your Android

       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

  Music, Rhythm & Dance
  • Dance & Stretch with Rita
  • Open Floor Dance Rhythms

       More info on Music, Rhythm & Dance classes

  Culinary Delights
  • Indian Cooking Workshops
  • Creative Cupcake Decorating Workshop
  • Pasta Making Workshop

       More info on Culinary Delights 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.