If there is an interest or a passion you’d like to pursue, your local neighbourhood house has a range of courses, classes and workshops for you to explore.
Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop your skills or join a social group. We have options for children and teens through to the senior members of our community. Get in contact with your local house and find out what we have on offer.
To find out what's happening in your neighbourhood, download a copy of the full Short Course Guide (PDF, 486 KB). Printed copies are also available at Boroondara libraries.
Return to study
Adults learn how to get back into study patterns, structure essays and reports, know what to expect in today’s classroom.
When: 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Fridays
Cost: $20 (4 sessions)
Local iPad artist, Emily Shannon will guide you through creating amazing art on your iPad.
When: 7pm to 9pm, Thursdays
Cost: Free trials available
New beginners German and Italian classes
Start your language journey! Learn from an experienced teacher in a small, friendly class. Suitable for the complete beginner or up to 12 months experience.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays
Cost: costs vary
Harmony Day concert
Please join us for a morning tea and concert by the George Dreyfus Quartet
Spanish conversation meet-ups
Meet weekly to improve your Spanish conversational skills with like-minded people. Strictly no textbooks.
When: 1pm to 3pm, Saturdays
Cost: $35 (4 sessions)
Acting sustainable: people have the power
Discuss alternative sources of power.
When: 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday 18 March 2020
Facilitated by an early childhood teacher and qualified early childhood educator. Includes a weekly half-hour Mandarin session.
When: 9am to 2pm, Mondays and Wednesdays
Cost: $835 per term
A demonstration of some of the authentic foods using only the best seasonal ingredients.
When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 31 March 2020
Social media influencer
An introduction to the social media influencing business.
When: 12pm to 2pm, Fridays
Cost: $60 (7 sessions)
Soy candle making
A hands-on workshop where you get to make your own scented candles, tea lights and melts.
When: 10am to 1pm, Sunday 15 March 2020
Cost: $100, $90 for SHNC members
A group for older people with conversation, guest presentations and activities.
When: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Fridays
Cost: $5 per session