Telling Digital Stories

Making Felted Jewellery Workshop

Mindset Makeover for Women

Art Accessible

Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing

Interior Design – Home Styling

NZ Sign Language Level 2d

NZ Sign Language Level 2c

Pattern Drafting: Intermediate Own Project Workshop

Reiki Level 1 Workshop

NZ Sign Language Level 2b

Introduction to Songwriting

Smart Phone Photography Workshop

Rethink your Money Mindset Workshop

Life Drawing in Costume

Crochet Amigurumi Workshop

Yoga – Slow Flow Yoga

Work Readiness for Women

Goal Setting – Tips and Tricks for Women

German Cuisine

German Language Level 2

German Language Level 1

Accessible Watercolour

Wood Sculpture

Picture Framing

Pottery Throwing Beyond Basics Workshop

Pottery Throwing Beginners Workshop

Pottery Throwing Beyond Basics

Pottery Throwing Beginners

Pottery Hand Building Beyond Basics

Pottery Hand Building Beginners

Pottery – Accessible

Guitar Development

Guitar Intermediate

Guitar Introduction

Spanish and Go

Russian Language Level 2

Russian Language Beginners Continuing

Russian Language Absolute Beginners

Te Reo Māori Level 2

Te Reo Māori Level 1

NZ Sign Language Level 1c

NZ Sign Language Level 1b

Italian Language Beginners

NZ Sign Language Level 1a

NZ Sign Language Level 1d

Writing Children’s Books & Stories

Creative Writing Introduction


Woodwork for Women Beginners

Woodwork for Women Advanced

Woodwork Accessible

More Creative Writing

Tastes from Around the World

Preserving Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

Italian Cuisine

Indian Cuisine Continuing

Indian Cuisine Beginners

Fermented Foods

Egyptian Cuisine

Sewing Skills

Sewing Skills for Beginners

Pattern Drafting: Block Making Trouser Workshop

Pattern Drafting: Block Making Skirt Workshop

Pattern Drafting: Garment Copy Building Skills Workshop

Pattern Drafting: Garment Copy Introductory Workshop

Patchwork and Quilting

Fabric & Craft Skills


Reiki Level 2 Workshop

Reiki Level 1

Mindfulness for Health

Advanced Photography for DSLR

Basic Photography for DSLR

Basic Photoshop for Photographs

Zentangle Next Steps Workshop

Zentangle Introduction Workshop

Watercolour Painting Introduction


Screen Printing on Fabric – Ocean Fabric Printing

Screen Printing on Fabric

Painting with Acrylics

Mixed Media

Drawing and Sketching

Crochet for Beginners

Wellbeing through Creativity

Creative Watercolours

Creative Art

Calligraphy Intermediate

Calligraphy Beginners

300+ courses across four different locations, including:

  • Main office and premises
22 Cholmondeley Ave, Opawa, Christchurch
  • Riccarton High School
  • Hornby High School
  • Ascot Hub

Risingholme Community Centre trading as Risingholme Learning is a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on promoting community spirit.  We have a strong ethic of excellence and community well-being.

Risingholme Learning operates under four key values:  enjoyment, enhancing, effortless and tradition.  These core values underpin everything we do.

Risingholme Learning operates from a lovely historic house (the Homestead), built in 1864, and set in a beautiful and peaceful English-style park in Opawa.

Risingholme courses are open to everyone aged 16 and over who are not currently at school, regardless of educational background, unless specified otherwise.


We have spaces to hire

Homestead Rooms

  • Various - Room dependent
  • Various - Room dependent


  • Seats up to 200 people
  • 32.00 per hour; Half day rate $110; Daily Rate $220
Suitable for workshops, training activities, concerts, private functions, classes, community group activities, meetings and conferences.

Penney Room

  • Seats up to 30 people
  • 25 per hour
A typical teaching room. Suitable for workshops, training activities, classes, community group activities and meetings.

Bull Room

  • Seats up to 14 people
  • 20 per hour
A typical teaching room. Seats up to 14. Suitable for workshops, training activities, classes, community group activities, meetings.

Latest News

Festival of Adult Learning showcase

Last night we gathered with other Adult Community Education providers around the city and celebrated our learners at the Festival of Adult Learning showcase. It was wonderful to see the community come together to...

Heritage Week Park and Homestead tours

What began in 1864 as a homestead and grounds for a number of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s prominent families has now become a special place for the community to gather and learn for almost 80 years!


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