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Enrolment

Payments

Enrolment

Payments

Our next Enrolment Day will coincide with our 

MEMBERS MORNING TEA

held in the Islington Public School hall (next door) 

MONDAY  15th OCTOBER - 9:30 to 11:30 am.

For more information contact us at contact@computerpals.org.au or phone 02 4961 6576


Class Timetable and Course Descriptions

Term 3 Class Timetable  - 24th July to 28th September can be seen CLICK HERE.

Term 4 Class Timetable - 15th October to 14th December can be seen CLICK HERE

For all course descriptions to help choose the appropriate class for you CLICK HERE  

If you see a class you would like to do and it is not listed in the class schedule please contact us in person, by phone 4961 6576 or email contact@computerpals.org.au and request a class (we will do our best to arrange something for you).


What is Be Connected?

Be Connected is an Australia wide Federal Government initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. There are online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.

ComputerPals for Seniors – Newcastle Inc. is a Be Connected Network Partner.

Be Connected classes are FREE

If you have a need to develop skills to use a computer/tablet or smart phone - these classes are for you. Phone 4961 6576 to enrol in the program through us and get our support.

CLICK HERE for the Be Connected website for more information and scroll down for an introductory video.


2018 Digital Photography Competition - entries are being accepted now

CLICK HERE for an entry form and full details and rules. All entries must be in our hands by Monday 15th October

2018 Creative Writing Competition - entries are being accepted now

CLICK HERE for an entry form and full details and rules. All entries must be in our hands by Monday 15th October


ComputerPals Mission

Our mission is to educate seniors in the use of computers and other technology (phones & tablets) 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 residents over the age of 55 years.

 


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MEMBERSHIPYou must be a Financial Member to enrol  in classes. 

(except BeConnected classes which are free)

Membership year is from 1 July to 30 June.

For new members membership fee is $25 plus a joining fee $5 (total $30). For renewing currently financial members the fee is $25.

This will cover you through to 30 June 2019.

 

Course fees vary according to length of course and whether we've been lucky enough to obtain a grant or sponsorship.

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.


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.

 


SO WHAT DOES COMPUTERPALS OFFER?

Classes are normally up to a maximum of eight people in computing subjects that chances are 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!


PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576

Location: 15 Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW 2296