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Hillmorton High School

Adult and Community Education Programme.

We have an extensive list of quality courses; our tutors are all experienced and have expertise in their subjects.

All of our classes are held in the evenings or at weekends, at the school unless otherwise stated.   

To enrol, simply click on the enrol page and fill out a form!

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ACE (Adult Community Education)

by Tanya Snelleksz

Welcome to ACE!

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Enrol Now!

by Tanya Snelleksz

Enrol now onto one of our ACE (Adult Community Education) courses.

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Contact us.

by Tanya Snelleksz

For further information about our adult classes please contact the school.

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Social Media Workshop

by Hillmorton

A group for beginner, intermediate, and advanced social media creators.

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Story to Book

by Hillmorton

Have you been researching your family history and have lots of material but the resulting family history book just hasn’t happened? What about your stories? If we don’t write them down then they could disappear within three generations. Over this course you’ll plan your book, write your story and organise your photos, finishing with an illustrated book ready to print and share with your family.

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100% Sourdough

by Hillmorton

During this course we will bake many different kinds of bread as well as learn the science behind making, kneading, scoring and using sourdough starters. We will make sweet and savoury sourdough products. You will have the opportunity to discuss the diversity of various sourdoughs and their nutritional and organoleptic properties and take home your own sourdough starter. At the end of the class you can take all the creations you have baked! You will also go home with an extended sourdough recipe book. This is a hands-on workshop that is suitable for all levels of baking experience.

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New Zealand Sign Language Level 1A

by Hillmorton

The course covers the background of deaf awareness and culture with topics including meeting and greeting and many other sign language skills following the NZ Sign Language Curriculum Level 1A. Terryn the tutor is deaf.

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Artisan Bread Making Level 2

by Hillmorton

This course is run over two sessions and is designed to be the next step for enthusiastic bread makers who have already attended our Artisan Bread Making Course* You will be expanding on the knowledge you gained in the first course. You will play with really hydrated dough, as well as incorporating new ingredients and creating new fun shapes. As usual you will bake and take away your bread, along with the knowledge and confidence to produce spectacular and flavoursome home baked breads. This course offers you the opportunity to experience all the steps right from the beginning with making the dough. *This class is designed for learners who have attended Artisan Bread Making Class or to maximise the learning experience in this course, students should have knowledge on ingredient functionalities in bread, fundamentals of kneading by hand, fermentation, Poolish and Autolyse. …

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Croissants & Puff Pastry

by Hillmorton

The first day of the workshop you will learn how to make homemade puff pastry. You’ll learn about the secrets of a good lamination and you will make some delicious cheese sticks, apple turnover, savoury and sweet tarts. On the second day, you will be using the skills and knowledge from the first day to make leavened layer dough to create famous croissant, pain au chocolat or “Chocolatine” and maybe more! You will learn tips and tricks to adapt professional recipes to ones you can make in the comfort of your own home. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed our Level One and/or Level Two Artisan Bread Making class, it is also suitable for people who have some experience kneading by hand.

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Sweet & Savoury Tarts

by Hillmorton

This is a practical hands-on workshop suitable for beginners. You will learn from our Artisan baker how to make sweet and savoury French tarts. Each day you will head home with a sweet and savoury tart that you have made yourself - Quiche Lorraine, Lemon Meringue Pie, Vegetarian Tart, Chocolate Tart or Tarte Tatin.

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Cheese Making

by Hillmorton

Cushla has been making cheese for a number of years and loves to introduce people to the art of making cheese at home. Come along to this 3 hour demonstration class and you will have the opportunity to taste the cheeses as well as learn how to make them, with the recipes to take home. This is a fun class starting you on the path of making your own cheeses - camembert, feta, riccota, mascarpone and neuf chattel.

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Intermediate General English

by Hillmorton

This course is an overview of English grammar to help you get ready for the next level of course preparation for the IELTS examination. Your tutor will be a very experienced Cambridge Diploma qualified tutor.

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The Relationship Course

by Hillmorton

On this course you will learn how to strengthen your communication and better understand one another.

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Spanish for Beginners/Travellers

by Hillmorton

Are you planning a trip to a Spanish speaking country? Imagine how much more rewarding the experience would be if you are able to order a meal, buy something in a shop, ask for directions and have a simple conversation with the locals in Spanish.

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Spanish – Beginners Level 2

by Hillmorton

This course teaches skills of basic conversational Spanish, as well as cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries. It is for students who have previously completed a Beginners or Spanish for Travellers course or already have a basic understanding of Spanish.

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Russian for Beginners/Travellers

by Hillmorton

Are you planning to learn another language? Do you enjoy travelling? Do you know that learning a language means you also get to know a different country with its traditions and culture? Welcome to our course!

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Pottery for Beginners

by Hillmorton

Learn basic construction techniques for making/building vessels by hand, also learn decorating techniques to enhance your finished pots.

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Photography - The Next Step - Moving on from the Running Man

by Hillmorton

Designed as a next step for those who have completed our Starting Out with the Basics course, or those who have basic photography skills and want to move on from using the auto settings on their camera.

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Photography - starting out with the basics

by Hillmorton

This course is a fun and friendly introduction to photography working with an international award winning professional photographer.

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My Style: Style Makeover on a Budget Course.

by Hillmorton

Get professional, individual advice on colours and styles of clothes that suit you and how to put them together, so you look great and feel fantastic every day.

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My Makeup: ‘Hands-on’ Makeup Application Course.

by Hillmorton

This is a unique opportunity to learn the tricks of applying makeup from a professional makeup artist.

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Metalwork.

by Hillmorton

Work on your own project in a well-equipped workshop, using your own materials.

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Mandarin for Beginners / Travellers.

by Hillmorton

This course is ideal for travellers and those who are not travelling but would like to learn the basics of the Mandarin language.

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Life Drawing.

by Hillmorton

Life drawing is the drawing and study of the undraped human figure both male and female

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Karate

by Hillmorton

This class is based on Ryukyu Kempo Karate which offers effective self defense and helps tone the body, develop coordination, quicken reflexes, increase self-esteem and self-discipline.

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Japanese for Beginners Level 2/General Japanese

by Digital Journey

This course is for people who have completed our Beginners 1 / Travellers course or those who have studied Japanese before and want to move up to the next level.

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Japanese for Beginners Level 1 / Travellers

by Hillmorton

This course is for people who want to learn Japanese as a new language and learn tips for travelling to Japan, as well as gaining cultural knowledge and understanding their daily life.

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Introduction to Tutoring/Teaching Adults

by Hillmorton

Do you have a skill or knowledge that you would like to share with others? Do you teach or train others in your workplace?

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IELTS Exam Preparation

by Hillmorton

Improve reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation skills in an informative and practical way.

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Enriched Dough Workshop.

by Hillmorton

During this workshop you will cover the fundamentals of enriched dough baking by making both savoury and sweet creations, Brioche, Chelsea Buns, Cinnamon Buns, Pain aux Raisins…

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Digital Scrapbooking 101

by Hillmorton

Learn how to preserve your photos and stories through Digital Scrapbooking.

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Artisan Bread Making - Level 1

by Hillmorton

This workshop provides the rare opportunity to discover the art of making your own bread in the comfort of your home. The training session is 8 hours over two days and is taught by a French baker.

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