About Risingholme Community Centre

Risingholme Community Centre is a non-for-profit organisation with a focus on promoting community spirit and the development of appropriate social, educational and leisure activities and we have a strong ethic of excellence and community well-being.

The Centre operates from a lovely historic house, built in 1864, and set in a beautiful and peaceful English-style park.
Read more about Risingholme’s history here.

Information about the current Executive Committee can be found here.

Risingholme is home to a wide range of Adult and Community Education classes on site and several community groups in Christchurch.

Risingholme also offer Adult and Community Education programmes citywide in a range of centres offsite.

Earthquake update:
Our temporary earthquake headquarters are at 99 Hawford Road next to the Risingholme Park. The office can be reached through the 22 Cholmondeley Entrance (walk through the Risingholme park); the Reeves Road Entrance (walk through the park) or the 99 Hawford Road Entrance.

Current Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

If you need to contact us, please use our 'contact' page, leave a message on our answer phone, email us or come and see us in the office.

Our latest programme includes details of our courses for 2017. Please contact us if you would like to enrol or you would like further information.

Risingholme Enrolment form – Download Word document here
Risingholme Enrolment form – Download PDF document here

Please enquire if there is a course you are particularly interested in – we are always open to suggestions.

We work in a collaborative way with a range of other ACE providers. Each year a percentage of our funding is passed on to wide range of community groups offering ACE opportunities which are complementary to the programmes we administer directly.

This year, again we have some funding available for community organisations providing learning opportunities for adults. Contact us if you would like details of how to apply for this funding. Preference given to groups providing ESOL, Te Reo Maori and/or NZ Sign Language. Courses must be for New Zealand residents.

Please email info@risingholme.org.nz