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Community Led Education Enrolment


We are now able to offer online enrolments for most of our courses. Click on the current programme page along the left side of the page, where you can read about each course and then use the 'enrol' button.

You can also complete a registration form at the Pou Whakaaro offices at 40 Te Tahi Street, Whakatane or 1E Tamarangi Drive, Kawerau. 

Some courses need to be booked with the tutor, the information about the course will tell you if this is the case, and their contact details will be available in the brochure or on the course link via this site. 

For further information or help with enrolment contact us on 07 3088170 or email the Community Education Co-ordinator or Office Administrator.

Payment Methods

Most courses provide the option of paying per session, details are usually in the programme but you can ask the tutor if you have any questions. Unless otherwise advised by the tutor, please pay with cash at the course. Occasionally we may ask for a deposit if a course is extremely popular, and we fill courses on a first come, first served basis. 

Most courses also offer the option of payment by TimeBank hours. Please ask about TimeBank membership and the benefits it provides to our community or email TimeBank

Minimum and maximum class sizes

Depending on the course or workshop, your tutor will have set both minimum and maximum class sizes to ensure that the classes are both financially viable and that a suitable learning environment is created.

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If students numbers are not reached, a course may be postponed or cancelled and any payments made will be reimbursed in full. 

Feed back and feed forward

Please feel free to share with us your experiences of any part of this programme. It will help us celebrate what's good and adjust what needs improving. In the first instance, please speak with your tutor. 

To keep in touch with Community Led Education news and programme updates please to subscribe to our newsletter. And of course you can keep up with our news via our facebook page

Have a fantastic learning experience!



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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