About Waiheke Adult Learning

We are home to Waiheke Adult Literacy and Waiheke Community Education.

Waiheke Adult Literacy Inc is a not-for-profit organsiation which provides high quality, accessible literacy services. We offer courses and one-to-one support to help adult learners develop skills and confidence to achieve their goals. We have a commitment to student-centred learning, and Adult Literacy courses are provided at no direct cost to the learner.

Community Education provides evening courses and workshops to promote lifelong learning. Courses cover a variety of lifestyle and employment related topics from Arts to Recreational Boating to Small Business Development, each with a Waiheke flavour.

Adult Literacy

Literacy is listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and critical thinking, interwoven with the knowledge of social and cultural practices. Literacy empowers people to contribute to and improve society.

Waiheke Adult Literacy Inc is committed to providing adult literacy and literacy-based life skills learning for all members of the Waiheke Island community, in a manner that is responsive to those members and that community.

Waiheke Adult Literacy aims to:

  • provide free student-directed learning assistance to members of the Waiheke community
  • operate in accordance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • organise training for new tutors and workshops for ongoing training
  • support student-centred learning programmes
  • increase public awareness of literacy needs on Waiheke Island and to seek funding to support literacy programmes.

Waiheke Adult Literacy is affiliated to Literacy Aotearoa.


Tutor Survey

Student Survey


Adult Literacy Tutoring

If you are interested in supporting our work or finding out about becoming a tutor please let us know.

Community Education

Our Community Education programme provides a selection of short courses and workshops ranging from lifestyle and leisure to professional development. Some of our courses are government-subsidised for NZ citizens or permanent residents.

Community Education Courses

New courses are advertised each term so if there’s something you’d like to see in our programme please let us know!


Waiheke Adult Learning is now located at Artworks, cnr Korora and Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island. We are next door to the Waiheke Library. Our Learning Centre is a central, comfortable, well equipped facility offering a relaxed environment, ideal for small group learning. Facilities include a 20-seater seminar room plus an open plan studio area. Wireless Internet access is available. Our space is available for hire to community groups and businesses for events or workshops. Please contact us to make a booking – email: office@wal.org.nz

Hire our space

Our space is available for hire to community groups and businesses for events or workshops. Please contact us to make a booking.


Literacy Aotearoa – Accessible, Quality Literacy Services

Foundation North – Community Support Grants Programme

Community Matters – Grants and Funding

Selwyn Community Education

Waiheke Local Board

Auckland Transport

New Hope Shop

Waiheke RSA

RSVP Publishing

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our supporters Oct 2015

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