Dear Parents and Caregivers I hope you and your family have remained safe and dry…
You’re never too old to learn, and learning in the relaxed atmosphere of Community Education is very beneficial. All of our tutors are qualified in teaching adults, many of them specialists in their particular fields. Community Education began at Rutherford in 1973 and now, more than forty years later, of the 212 schools nationwide that offered night classes, we’re one of only 15 remaining.
Our continuing survival has been largely dependent on the ongoing support of Principal, Gary Moore and the Rutherford College Board of Trustees for demonstrating their conviction in the importance of keeping life-long learning available within our community. Our thanks are due too, of course, to the many enthusiastic participants who enrol, and insist on re-enrolling. In 2018 we had almost 2500 students attending our courses and on some nights there were up to 25 classes running.
Courses in business and accounting have been particularly well-attended and classes in practical skills as varied as pattern making, NZ Sign Language and Dog Obedience have also been popular. Students are also still kicking up their heels in our Social Dance class or unwinding in our Yoga and Tai Chi, and there’s plenty of buzz being generated about the Pottery, Sewing, Welding and Woodwork classes.
With fewer community education venues to choose from, students are coming from further afield in search of the classes they want, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to join in on course of your choice. Classes are generally limited to between 8 and 14 participants so get in early. Phone 834 4099 for details or check out our website on www.rutherfordcomed.co.nz where you can also take advantage of our online registration process.