Adult & Community Education

Age 16 and over — te wāhanga hunga taipakeke me te hāpori

Our adult education and community courses are focused on meeting the needs of the adult community. To this end,  we tailor-make our programmes and courses to meet your unique needs.

What do you want to learn? Contact us with your learning needs and we will establish how best we can help you.


Tailor-made programmes

We are helping adults in the Eastern Bay community in their professional and personal development, for example, with:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Personal Communication
  • Computing Skills
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Parenting
  • ESOL
  • Drivers Licensing

Upcoming Adult Community Education
Courses and Events

ACE-related support programmes:

Intensive Literacy and Numeracy (ILN) is a programme for adults 16 and older, who need to increase their base skills in reading, writing, and functional literacy (including digital). Tutors create personal learning plans for each learner, and then use contextual activities and group work to build up skills and confidence with a bit of fun. Eastbay REAP is a registered PTE and provides Level 1 credits as part of its ILN delivery.

Community Driver Mentoring is an Opotiki-based programme that is focused on increasing the number of drivers successfully sitting their Restricted License. A Coordinator works to pair learners with a volunteer driving mentor, as well as engage a professional driving instructor feedback. The goal is to get learners through their Restricted within a 12-week timeframe.

Heartlands offices are in place for Opotiki, Kawerau, and Murupara as a one-stop-shop to link up with Government agencies. Our frontline team in these space arrange for local site visits from places like IRD, Maori Land Court, and others. The team also works to support local learning opportunities through other Eastbay REAP services.