Course 2

Harakeke (flax) is considered a great taonga (treasure) and has had many different uses, from clothing to household uses and from food to medicine.  Harakeke is native to Waitaha (Canterbury) and can be found in many places.

Te Harakeke, like Course 2, represents an interweaving of resources, with great importance being placed on people. The weaver or student can determine the range of difficulty they want when weaving or studying during Course 2.


Hutia te rito o te harakeke
Kei hea te komako, e ko?
Ki mai ki ahau
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
Maku e ki atu ki a koe
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!
If the centre shoot of the flax were plucked
Where will the bellbird fly?
You tell me
What is the most important thing in the world?
I will tell you -
It is people, people, people.

 In Course Two you will deepen your understanding of:

  • Playcentre philosophy and practice
  • How young children learn and develop
  • What you as a parent can do to support children's learning and development.

You are required to attend 2 play workshops for Course 2. Check if they are programmed in the block you want to enrol for. If not: please book by visiting the Play Workshops page where you can book events online.

If you have any queries contact the education team:

Course 2 online

We are now offering Course 2 on-line!  This is designed for interested students who are unable to attend our workshops.

If you wish to find out more information, please e-mail the education team:  Otherwise please send in your E2 form with a note attached, advising that you wish to do the On-line Course. Once we have received your E2 form we will supply you with a manual, a tutoral and the links to the first workshops.

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