Welcome to the Canterbury Workers’ Educational Association, the CWEA. We were established in 1915 and are active members of the Federation of WEA’s in Aotearoa.
We believe in lifelong learning for all so offer courses in a wide range of interest areas with a special focus on Social Justice and Democracy. Recreation and relaxation are also catered for with courses on Tai Chi, DIY Play Reading, Italian Singing, Singing for Pleasure, Portrait Painting and many other topics included in each term's programme. Most courses are offered in our rooms at 59 Gloucester Street but we include some at New Brighton and the North West Branch meet at St Margaret’s church hall in Bishopdale.
The Canterbury WEA is 100 years old. In that 100 years it has had many success stories as it has helped ordinary New Zealanders learn more about a wide range of topics and make the most of that learning. In its hundred and first year the CWEA is launching this new website and an easy Online Enrolment option. We hope to make it easier for people to both find us and to become involved in the programmes we are offering. We will be adding pages to the website over time and plan to include some connections to online learning as well as in-class learning. There are so many new ways to make the most of Lifelong Learning, the only problem is finding the time.
We are incredibly frustrated and apologise to all customers who may be having trouble and hassles paying by credit card online.
While payments by credit card are possible the CWEA now recommends payment by bank transfer. Given the number of payments we receive each month PayPal is the only economical means of receiving payment open to us. If you are willing to open a PayPal account this works well. You can use your credit card without a PayPal account but you will be required to specify your billing address, email address and a phone number. Even after specifying all this information PayPal sometimes rejects the payment. If the credit card payment is cancelled by you, or somehow fails, you won't be able to enrol for that course until we manually cancel the internal order. Please phone the office on 366 0285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attend to this. We hope this all settles soon.
Please do keep coming back to check on us. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call us on 03 3660285
The CWEA appreciate theirs but is always keen to involve more. The Volunteer newsletter may give you some ideas of potential places for you.
Last Term the Technology programme explored Virtual Reality, This term Social Media and Protecting your families online.
Tess McClure's article in the Press is worth reading again. Why we left; refugees tell the stories of why they left their countries .