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Wanted: Summer School tutors

The Community Classroom has been busy taking an interesting and diverse range of enquiries from people interested in teaching classes for the inaugural Dunedin Summer School at the beginning of next year.


Community Classroom and the Valley Project are organising a Dunedin Summer School with a wide variety of community education
The final call for tutors is going out for the inaugural Dunedin Summer School. The aim is to provide a broad range of topics an to offer community education for everyone.

Coordinator Melissa Pronk is putting out the final call for people interested in running a session, class or workshop. Registrations need to be in by Tuesday 5 November for the class to be listed in printed marketing materials. Register here.


Registrations can still be taken after this date but will only be marketed online on social media.



Community education for everyone


The idea of the Summer School is to offer community education for everyone covering a broad range of subjects at low cost, says Melissa.


“There will be something for everyone! We have turned up some very talented people willing to share their knowledge with us.


“Those wanting to get more out of their garden this summer, focus on health, learn some new recipes and get creative are going to love the classes on offer.”


A tiny taster of a few classes on offer will include, but are definitely not limited to are:

  • beekeeping workshops

  • soil and composting classes

  • seminar on gut health

  • interactive storytelling for kids

  • electric bike info session

  • vegan cooking

  • music classes

  • make your own knitted dishcloth



Final call for tutors to run a session, class or workshop


We will have more detailed information about all the classes in the next Valley Voice, but for now we are putting out the final call for people to register to run a class, session or workshop, says Melissa.


“We are still seeking more teachers for yoga, eco-design and building, tiny home tours and upcycling skills. If you have other ideas we would love to hear from you as well.”


The Summer School will run from next 17 January to 2 February.


The exact details, such as time, location and cost, for each class are up to each tutor, but the aim is to keep it affordable for the community. Each tutor keeps the class fees and pays a registration fee of between $30 and $50.



A Community Classroom and Valley Project collaboration


The summer school is a collaboration between the Community Classroom and the Valley Project. The Valley Project community rooms may be available as a potential venue.


To register your class go to bit.ly/DunedinSummerSchool. If you would like some more information about teaching a class contact Melissa at communityclassroom.nz@gmail.com


Be sure to follow the Community Classroom Facebook page to see all the classes once the programme is confirmed.—Edith Leigh

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