Why is it important for adults to continue their education
Adult education allows adults to develop their skills and learn new ones. Not only that, adult learners are physically and mentally healthier! Learning throughout life is responsible for improved mental health and adults that participate in it are more self-confident, hopeful and purposeful!
Panama Road School has worked with Fonua Ola and they have run a very successful 18 hour “Weaving a Lei for Your Child” programme covering the following topics:
- Week 1 – Introductions, Consent, Goals, building your Fale and NZ Acts
- Week 2 – Migration, couple care, conflict and depression
- Week 3 – The brain – reactions, alcohol and drugs, and “No Drama Discipline”
- Week 4 – Anger Burners and Eric Ericson’s stages of Psycho-Development
- Week 5 – 7 R’s of Parenting – Rewards & Consequences, Routines, Responsibilities, Respect, Rules, Relationships and Resilience
- Week 6 – Adolescents Dreams and Rights, and 5 Angry Faces (Family Violence)
- Week 7 – Self-Esteem and Excelling in Education
- Week 8 – Anger Volcano and Graduation
Several parents participated in this programme and successfully completed it.
Panama Road School is also working with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) to offer our parents and people in our community, an opportunity to GET JOB SKILLS FOR FREE*
Ana Wrightman – MIT Tutor
What can we do if adults want to improve their reading and writing to prepare for a job? This literacy employment programme will help to prepare them for employment.
About the programme:
If adults want to find a job and want to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, this programme will build their confidence. They’ll learn how to find and apply for suitable jobs, get familiar with working on computers and practice the skills employers want.
10—20 weeks (Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
Who can come on this programme:
The programme is for people who have not yet gained NCEA Level 1. To enrol, you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
How much will this programme cost?
This programme is FREE*
*FREE to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents and entry criteria apply
Contact Joy Fiebiger to register your interest
Phone: 09 276 8508 ext. 815 or
Adult Sewing Classes:
Beginner classes are available to adult learners. There are 5 sewing machines available to use. If parents have their own sewing machine and would like to bring this along to learn on, it is up to you.
The lessons will occur weekly at Panama Road School. Parents are encouraged to bring along clothing or other items that may need repair so that they can make use of the sewing machines and the expertise of the ladies available to help. Please contact Chrissy Ikiua, Super Gran Coordinator, to find out more information. Either call or text her on Mobile: 027 717 4128 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org