Painting Classes

Art, cooking, language and photography classes may be available.  Please refer to the website for further information.

Women’s Centre ( Womens Centre )

A quiet women-only space where women can drop in for a coffee, chat, information or just time out. One to one support from Centre Co-ordinator or one of their skilled Support Workers. A call-in line for women in crisis, to talk with a skilled worker. Advocacy (e.g. supporting clients in contact with CYF, WINZ, the … Continued

Dementia Canterbury

Aims to: Support people to continue to lead fulfilling lives after a dementia-diagnosis, to raise community awareness and break down barriers associated with all dementias and work towards a dementia-friendly and responsive community, one where people living with dementia feel safe and confident to participate in activities in the community. Provides support and information to people … Continued


Careerforce is an Industry Training Organisation for the health and disability, social services and youth work sector. Work with employers to recognise the existing skills of their employees and help them develop new ones. For employees, Careerforce can: * Provide you with the latest qualifications for your role in the health and disability support sector … Continued

First Aid Training Courses

ST JOHN: The training courses are held at 9 Winchcombe St, City, Sydenham. You can book either by ringing the 0800 785 646 or by going on to their website: & looking under the heading “First Aid Courses”. RED CROSS: To enrol on a Red Cross Course, or for information about their tailor-made group … Continued

ARA Institute of Canterbury

For information on all the courses ring the above telephone number or look at their website. N.B. Polytechnic now call ARA City campus 130 Madras Street, Christchurch Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.00am–5.00pm, Friday: 9.00am–4:30pm Woolston campus Ensors Road, Christchurch Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.00am–5.00pm Friday: 9.00am–4:30pm

WEA – Canterbury Workers Educational Association

Established in 1915, the Canterbury Workers Educational Association (WEA) is a voluntary non-profit, community, adult education association. The WEA aims to provide education for personal growth and towards the establishment of a just and equitable society. Here in Christchurch, WEA strives to provide affordable courses of a high standard that encourage discussion and respond to … Continued

SeniorNet Ashburton

Computer, tablet, IPad, phone and new technology training classes for people who are 50 plus. is the Website address for SeniorNet groups nationwide. Ring the above telephone for further details regarding classes, etc.

Correspondence School – Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Te Kura is a state-funded distance education provider that offers a wide range of personalised learning programmes and courses. These are from early childhood to NCEA Level 3, which are mostly delivered online. Students can enrol for a few credits in a specific course or for a full-time programme. Students of all ages are welcome, … Continued

Adult and Community Education

A wide range of classes suitable for all ages. Classes are held in the late afternoon, evenings or weekends. Contact the schools for more details. Cashmere High School – 172 Rose Street, Somerfield, Ph 332 9129 Hagley Community College – 510 Hagley Ave, Addington, Ph379 3090 Hillmorton High School – Tankerville Road, Hillmorton, Ph 3385119 … Continued