Onehunga High School

Welcome

Kia ora tatou. There are many great reasons why people keep coming back to our centre. We are at the cutting edge of New Zealand Community Education.  We are a place where things happen and like minded people can experience the rich diversity of lifelong learning. Quite simply, our Adult Learning Centre does not cost you money – the enrichment you receive will make you money!

 

 

                                        NEW CLASSES FOR 2018

 

BUILD YOUR OWN RETIREMENT PLAN

In this fabulous new class you will have access to professional financial planning software to help learn the basic process from a retirement specialist while you complete your own retirement projection report.

Open group discussions on many topics, Cost of living increases, health care, KiwiSaver, superannuation, NZ super, taxation, making you money last, how much each family will need and much more.  Learn how to stop working earlier and know what you are working towards. 

Note: Education only - No specific products or services will be discussed but basic types of different products and how they each work is included.

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BUILDING FINANCIAL WEALTH

You will learn how to become a smart investor with smarter questions to ask. Discover the rules for successful wealth creation and becoming financially secure. Tutor, Dylan Mann, will improve your confidence and understanding of saving to invest, rules, investments, risk vs reward, self-protection, government payments, KiwiSaver, retirement principles and estate planning tips. You will learn how to compare insurance, investments and KiwiSaver products, search the best and more. You will find the principles taught are easy to follow and there will be an opportunity to ask questions about financial topics you care about. Dylan is fully accredited in both Australia and New Zealand as an Authorised Financial Adviser.

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HOW TO WRITE FOR AMAZON AND SELL YOUR E-BOOK

Do you want to spend your energy on writing your masterpiece rather than self-promotion? Come along to this course and learn how to write and sell your e-book for Amazon.

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INTRODUCTION TO WOOL SPINNING AND KNITTING

Term 1 Students will learn how to use a drop spindle to spin traditional yarns from processed wool fibre and raw sheep fleece, and to use their handspun yarn to knit or crochet simple hats, cowls or mittens. Material fee approximately $30 Term 2 Students will learn how to use a drop spindle to spin lace yarn and art yarns, learn to use simple colour theory to blend and dye fibres. Students will use their handspun yarns to make a circular woven project and a novelty scarf. Material fee approximately $30 Term 3 Students will learn how to use a supported spindle to spin lace and medium yarn and learn to knit a simple lace shawl. Material fee approximately $30 Term 4 Students will learn how to spin wool and other fibres on a spinning wheel. They will be able to spin differentiated yarns: lace, medium and bulky in worsted, semi-worsted, and woolen and novelty styles. At the end of the eight week course, students will produce a collection of various yarns and use them to make an original creation by using knitting, crochet, and weaving techniques. Material fee approximately $30 for wool and other fibres. Students have to prepare their own spinning wheel. Contact tutor for help in finding a wheel.

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TALKING ART – AT THE AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

Want to be able to talk about art? Join Charlotte at the Auckland Art Gallery where she will give you the tools to study the artwork, break it down into an object, subject and context and build both analytical and creative dialogue around these understandings. Students will also enjoy some free time in the gallery. *You will have access to the latest international exhibition and other parts of the gallery which you can enjoy at your own pace or in small groups after which, we will meet up to share our thoughts. BYO lunch or you may like to visit the Mojo Gallery cafe.

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TALKING CONTEMPORARY ART

Join Charlotte as she opens the door to the latest in contemporary art in Auckland and beyond. Learn tools to study artworks by breaking them down into object, subject and context, building creative and analytical dialogue around these understandings and see how our ideas have changed over time.

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TIVAIVAI CLASSES

TIVAEVAE/TIVAIVAI Tivaevae (also spelled “tivaivai) means to stitch or sew and in essence, it’s the art of making magnificent patchwork bed covers. Islanders also apply similar skills to producing stunning cushion covers. Cook Islands women often describe the work as “something from the heart”. “It is a pieced or appliquéd, sometimes heavily embroidered unquilted coverlet, the colourful post-missionary substitute for the tapa cloth of ancient times. Learn the art of Cook Island Tivaivai. We are completing the front cushion part only. Cost of materials: $20.00 payable to the tutor on the first night.

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OIL PAINTING

Are you wanting to learn a fun and productive new hobby? Oil Painting for Beginners will teach you all you need to know about oil painting to get your house looking like an art gallery.

The level of this class is suited to absolute beginners and intermediate artists. The tutor will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create your own masterpiece.

After 8 weeks you will produce at least 2 completed landscape or still life paintings ready to hang up on your wall.

Materials list to be sent out prior to the class. No creative skill or prior painting experience necessary.

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WRITING FOR YOUR WEBSITE

Are you looking to grow your business? Do you want to create a space where your clients can find exactly what you do and how you can help them? Then you need a well written website. This course will provide you with the basics for creating professional written content for your website. Right from what you need before you start writing your webpages, through to crafting your Home, About and Services/Product pages

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LOW CARB LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Do you often feel run down and tired? Would you like to have a better, and healthier relationship with food? Would you like to possibly lose weight and keep it off for good? Welcome to the Low Carb way of life; a permanent lifestyle change that involves increasing healthy fat intake and reducing carbs in the diet. In this course, you will:

  • Be introduced to the Low Carb diet
  • Learn the science behind it
  • Become familiar with the types of food to eat and avoid
  • Learn what to expect when going on this diet
  • Learn some new recipes

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PAYROLL AND PAYE

An overview of key Employment Act compliance duties and benefits Employer:

• Understand mandatory obligations of an employer
• Keep employee records
• Maintain deductions
• Understand and prepare Employer Monthly Schedule (IR 348 & IR 345) Need to meet Kiwisaver requirements Need to meet Fringe-Benefit-Tax requirements Pay and file returns on time, to avoid penalties
• Understand obligations of a self-employed
• Your duty to keep records, make deductions and file IR3 on time
• Share the five things to do when setting up as a contracter.

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3D PRINTING - AN INTRODUCTION

This fabulous new class will introduce you to the world of 3D design and printing using Tinker cad and Malcerbot printers. Join the 21st Century and find out how this new technology can enhance your creativity. Extra cost for materials payable to tutor at cost only (dependent on design)

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XERO TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE

Need training in Xero? If you are looking for a job, running a small business or a student looking to up skill, this course is for you. In this practical hands-on Xero accounting course you will get all the training you need on the Xero Accounting platform.

What we will cover 

  • Invoicing, Paying bills, Inventory, Bankfeeds and Expenses Claim
  • How to set up and maintain a business on Xero
  •  GST and income tax, etc
  • Bank reconciling and budgeting

What will I get

  • Skills and experience that is in high demand in today's workplace.

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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Health And Well-Being For The 21st Century
NUTRIENTS FOR THE BODY AND SOUL    Roann Tiara

Individual and fitness modules $30 each or all four classes for $65    Thursdays 7-9 pm

MODULE 1-HEALTHY ME
MODULE 2-BE COOL AND SMART AS YOU ENJOY HEALTHY FOOD!
MODULE 3-HERBS, SPICE AND EVRYYTHING NICE WORKSHOP
MODULE 4-COSMETIC NUTRITION

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SURVIVAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY

This creative new course focuses on how to cope with the pressures and demands of modern day life and living. Problems affect us and our lives. Depression, anxiety, grief, stress and the rigours of ‘fitting into a changing world’ can get on top of us. Feelings of confusion, emptiness, hopelessness, not knowing our purpose or direction can leave us feeling stuck. Join this fantastic new class to discuss how to move on from past hurts and make your way safely and sanely through everyday challenges. This course involves writing, drawing your expressions and images, group discussion and more. You will leave equipped with some ideas to help you live a positive and healthy life.

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MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS COURSE

Meditation and mindfulness are both ways to find inner peace and to make the most of every moment.  They help you to stay centred and balanced, to improve your focus and feel more ‘in charge’ of yourself.  Often daily stresses can lead to rushing, making poor decisions, emotions coming up and ill health. 

This course will give you the tools to deal in a much better way with these things, so helping you forward in your life.  Research has shown that meditation improves immunity, sleep, memory, creativity, concentration and learning ability.  Harvard University found that it was related to anti ageing and healthy ageing – improving weight management, blood pressure, cardiac health and cognitive function.

In this course you learn Pure Meditation Foundation and mindfulness tools, it includes a book (paid for separately $25), handouts and ongoing support.  Along with relaxation techniques and talk on meditation and mindfulness, to help deepen your understanding.  Held over four weeks for two hours.

Taught by Angela Main an accredited teacher with the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centres worldwide, member of SRMHC Associates NZ and the NZ Natural Health Practitioners Charter.

$24 will be payable to tutor on first night for course book.