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Also on 19th March an intrepid group of 5 members (+ a friend) ventured by coach to Sydney to be part of the ABC's QandA audience. It was a great experience.


An adventurous group of 15 participants set out on Saturday 3rd  March for a social outing to Dangar Island.


Classes normally up to a maximum of eight people in computing subjects that hopefully you need to improve your knowledge and skills using modern technology. The scope of subjects is fairly broad - covering applications using desktop computers, laptops, tablets and phones. Your specific needs should be discussed with a tutor - ideally at the next enrolment day where we can work together to identify the appropriate class(es) for you and you can enrol in the class at the same time.

And lets not forget our interest groups: DigiPals (digital photography), WriterPals (creative writing), MemoryPals (recording your family memories and memorabilia digitally and by other various methods), TabPals (for iPads/iPhones and Android Tablets/phones). Also, we are a fun group who enjoy the social contact with other seniors with special morning teas and occasional outings - you are invited to join us!

Laptop Assistance Sessions have been added to our program

2nd Friday monthly  (next one on Friday 11th May) 10:00 am – 12 noon

Do you have difficulties with aspects of using your Windows laptop?

Come along, bring your laptop and we will endeavour to assist you (all promises – no guarantees)

Please book in (phone 4961 6576 during business hours (M-F). If we know you are coming we are in a better position to have enough tutors on hand to help you – cost $5 pay on the day (in the blue moose money box)

You must be a financial member to enrol in classes (see below).


Want To Join? - For a Membership form, click HERE, print it, complete it and send or deliver it to us. Cash payments cannot be made to tutors - payments are only made to the Treasurer by mail, through the bank or online banking or in cash at Enrolment Days or Morning Teas. For more information go to the 'Payments' tab above and follow the instructions regarding payment (see note below).

You must be a Financial Member to enrol  in classes. 

Membership year is from 1 July to 30 June.

For new members joining between 1 January and 31 March the membership fee is $15 plus a joining fee $5 (total $20) and this will cover you through to 30 June 2018. Course fees vary according to length of course and whether we've been lucky enough to obtain a grant or sponsorship.

Any sponsors/benefactors out there we would love to hear from you.

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Check out the Term 2 classes schedule (1st May to 6th July) HERE

or get descriptions of the classes HERE

Report on Members Morning Tea - Monday 9th April Jenny Samuels from Seniors Rights Services spoke on Seniors Rights in different types of Retirement Accommodation/strata units or townhouses and their Service will advise in dispute situations.

Also spoke on Seniors Abuse, need for Will/Power of Attorney/Enduring Guardianship.

Their support service is free - covers - Legal/Advocacy/Education.

Phone: 1800 424 079 (speak to a real person) - website:



ComputerPals Mission

Our mission is to educate seniors in the use of computers and other technology as a way of enriching their lives and making them more self-reliant. We bridge the generation gap and assist seniors to find ways to benefit the community through their collective experience and knowledge.

ComputerPals Training Courses, Special Interest Groups, and Social Activities

Classes are conducted on Tuesday - Thursdays in school terms. They are generally of one and a half hours (sometimes over 5 weeks, or 3 hour courses, one-off courses may also occasionally run on Fridays. Every Monday morning is a closed session devoted to equipment maintenance. Monday afternoons host meetings of Committee, "Train the Trainer" sessions and our Special Interest Groups(see the calendar link [above] for actual times and dates) - DigiPals (Digital Photography), WriterPals (Creative Writing), and MemoryPals (preserve your memories).

TabPals (tablets and phones) meet on a Friday(Apple iPads/iPhones at 11am; and Android system Tablets/phones at 1pm.

As well as our computing sessions and meetings, we arrange Social Outings (approximately one per Term) and free (once a Term) Morning Teas (which is also a General Meeting) with excellent Guest Speakers for our members and guests. We have developed training courses for our Senior Citizens so that they can learn about computers and technology without feeling under pressure to keep up with the "youngsters". Membership is open to Novocastrian residents over the age of 55 years, as well as residents of nearby Local Council areas.


Who Provides Our Training?

Tutoring is provided by a band of volunteers, prepared to share their knowledge and give their time, so that we can provide training at minimum cost. Being a member of ASCCA ( Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association ), we have access to ASCCA's resources and links to other Seniors' Computing Clubs throughout Australia. If you would like to become involved as a tutor, or if you know someone who has the skills but is not yet a member, please contact our Tutor Co-ordinator.


15 Hubbard St, Islington NSW 2296 (ground floor - in the building below - right next door to the Islington Public School - our old location). Easy for you to find. Click on the photo for a map and directions.

PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576

Location: 15 Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW 2296

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