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Whakatane Learning Opportunities 

Semester 2 - 2 May to 8 July 2016.

Please contact our Whakatane Office for more information or to enrol in this programme. 

Our day starts at 9am and ends at 3pm. We ask that everyone arrives no earlier than 8.45 am and leaves no later than 3.15pm.
If you come for the day, you will need to bring your own lunch, we provide tea and coffee.
The privacy and confidentiality of people who use our service is respected at all times. 
Transport may be available for people with mobility issues.

Sports & Recreation

Badminton - Tuesday 9.15am - 11.15am
An opportunity to join a community group once a week catering for all skill levels.

Coast Care
We are passionate about our environment and have had a lot of experience planting the Coastlands sand dunes, which are looking pretty amazing now. Meet us out there each week and we will show you how it's done.
Contact Jan on 308 8170 to find out more.

Creative Arts

Te Ara Toi - Monday or Tuesday 9am - 12pm
Art class catering for people with a variety of skill levels. With an opportunity to sell art through our café/gallery (open to the community).

Product Development - Wednesday 1pm - 4pm and Thursday 9.30am until 4pm
An opportunity to learn the skills of turning junk into funk.


Volunteer Work 
Working alongside various community groups with support.

TimeBank / Lend-a-Hand - Thursday 1pm - 3pm (fortnightly)
A group of people helping out those in need within our community. TimeBank members will earn personal time credits if a job is done through TimeBank.


Retail Practicum - Currently full
An opportunity to work in CReW retail shop. This is an NZQA course. On completion participants will be equipped to work in a retail position.

Retail Certificate - Currently full
A level 2 NZQA course run in a supportive environment over approximately 12 months. 


Micro Business Group - Monday 9am - 12pm
Continue learning to support each other in your new businesses. To strengthen and develop your skills with business planning, marketing, and maintaining financial records.

Life Skills

Independent Living - Monday 1pm - 3pm
All aspects of learning to cope independently. 

“we work to facilitate support for people to achieve their individual plans and goals.”


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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