Life Skills Classes

Sewing Class

Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An exciting sewing class and the opportunity to design your own project. Sewing machines, overlockers, and resources are provided. We also have tutors to assist you. After finishing your project, you can think of selling your products online or through communities’ networks, and start generating an income.

sewing classes

English Class

Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Reading, writing and lots of conversation! Basic and Intermediate level in an interactive class, facilitated by English Language Partners

Cost: $30 per term for permanent residents and NZ citizens; $60 for non-residents.

Please register & pay at the Settlement Centre (or Migrant Centre) at 46G Boundary Road, Claudelands.

Language Support Group: Extra support for Wednesday English Class participants.

Mondays 12.30pm – 2.30pm 

Tuesdays 12.30pm – 2.30pm 

Costs $5 per term 

Computer Support

Thursdays 10am-1pm

One on one support on Thursday mornings with some basic computer skills. Learn how to open an email account, how to send emails, how to use Microsoft, how to make CV, search for work, how to use social media, etc.

Cooking & Conversation Class

Fridays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn to cook dishes from around the world in an interactive environment.

Healthy low cost meals for the family.

cooking classes

Gardening Class

Dates: TBC

We are looking for expression of interest to participate in our Gardening Class, if we have enough participants (5+) we will run it on term 3. Learn how to grow traditional fruits and vegetables from New Zealand; how to grow the vegetables and spices that you know and like to have in the New Zealand environment.

We provide you with eco-friendly tips and affordable ideas to develop your own garden in your backyard.

Power to Change

Dates: TBC
A 10 weeks Family Violence & Legal Workshop. Our aim is to strengthen the capacities of women and ethnic groups in order to prevent domestic violence by taking action to begin the process of change. This is an educational program to raise awareness about Family Violence, Protection Orders, New Zealand laws and support services available.

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