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Current Term Programme

Welcome to Community LED education 2018 workshop and classes. You can now pick up brochure from Pou Whakaaro and varies businesses around Whakatane. If you would like a brochure email to you please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to know more about a course/workshop just click on the course/workshop you're interested in to find out more. It often seems that the best way to advertise this programme is word of mouth so please share it with friends, colleagues and anyone you think might be interested... there's an 'invite' button on each course page that you can use to share by email. 

Please note that the dates alongside of the course are not the start date but are the date they were entered onto this page. Some course dates are to be confirmed so please contact the tutor and express your interest. If you're interested in a course that's already started it may not be too late to join, please call and ask if you're not sure. 

In addition to these courses Pou Whakaaro have opened a number of their Whakatane and Kawerau daytime courses to the wider community. If you're interested in taking part in one of these please call 07 308 8170 or 323 8170 and speak to the tutor... 

Men's Group (for men with an experience of mental illness and/or addiction) with James - fortnightly on Friday afternoons
Te Ara Toi (The Art Pathway) with Katie Tua - Monday and Tuesday mornings
TimeBank in Action with Jan - as negotiated
Badminton - Tuesday mornings
Voluntary Work - contact 308 8170 and talk to Jan to find out more

Sit and be Fit Exercise/Brain Gym with Sheryl - Tuesday mornings 
Tai Chi with Liz Pukeroa - Monday mornings (contact 323 7365)

We also work with other local organisations to support each other and advertise courses and activities. These have included:

Whakatane Menz Shed - every Wednesday morning from 9am until 1pm at the Menz Shed in Poto Street. It's $2 per session, providing a space where men can share skills, experiences, ideas and time whilst working on interesting and worthwhile projects. For more information call Mike on 07 3079085.

SeniorNet Computer Classes - especially for those over 50 who need help to adjust to ever changing computer technology, SeniorNet can help you to be safe on the internet and to Skype. Annual subscription is just $20 and you need to be a financial member to take part in the course. Contact them on 07 3080564 and leave a message. 

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General Rules

Inclusive Learning Environments: Pou Whakaaro strives to ensure that learning is open and available to all members of our community and will attempt to provide assistance to those learners that require additional support. With this in mind, please be aware that the pace of class teaching and learning will depend on the needs and aspirations of all students.

Acceptance and Payment of Fees: Please consider that your enrolment is confirmed once you have returned a completed enrolment form and payment to us or direct to the tutor (where this is advised in any advertising) Fees are generally charged on a whole course basis and no refunds or discounts will be made where the student is unable to attend.

Cancelled Classes and Refunds: If there are insufficient enrolments, courses may be cancelled and we will attempt to inform you as early as possible. Full refunds will be made to students as soon as possible. NO refund will be made if you decide to withdraw from a class once it has started.

Compliments and Complaints: In the first instance, please speak directly to your tutor, or if you require contact the Community Education Coordinator in writing or by phone on 07 308 8170

Behaviour: I agree to treat the venue, equipment, tutor/s and other students with respect at all times. I understand that I may be asked to leave a course and forfeit fees if I act disrespectfully.

Please return this enrolment in person or by post to:

Community Education
Pou Whakaaro
40 Te Tahi Street
PO Box 2025 Whakatane