Our mission is to educate seniors in the use of computers 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
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 run on Fridays. Every Monday morning is a closed session devoted to equipment maintenance. Monday afternoons host meetings of Committee, "Train the Trainer" sessions, or our special interest groups - Digipals, Writerpals, Geneapals. Tabpals meet on a Friday afternoon (see the calendar for actual times and dates). As well as our computing sessions and meetings, we arrange social outings for our members. We have developed training courses for our Senior Citizens so that they can learn about computers 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.
Want To Join? - For a Membership form, click HERE, print it, complete it and send or deliver it to us. Then go to the 'Payments' tab above and follow the instructions regarding payment. Course information is available on the 'Courses/Timetables' tab above.
Next Enrolment Day for Courses (in 2016), and Membership, is Friday 4 December 2015 - 9:30 till 11:30 in the club rooms in "D" Block at Islington Public School
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0249616576
WE ARE ON THE MOVE
After 13 happy years at Islington Public School we have to move. The school is growing and needs our room. As yet we have not found a new venue. Cost is a major consideration as we have been paying about half commercial rent but otherwise get no financial support. We are appealing for assistance from council.
Our desire is to be able to continue with the same type of setup as we have. We have to be out of Islington Public School by 16 December. We intend to be re-established in a new location by end January 2016.
We did well in the ASCCA 2015 COMPETITION AWARDS
POETRY - OPEN
First place - Carmel Smith -" Song of the Omega's Child"
POETRY - I REMEMBER
Highly Commended - Fred Schinkel - " As I Remember It"
- Barbara Bartlett - " Cinderella"
equal 2nd Place - Harold Franks - "I Remember Well"
- Carmel Smith - " Memories Lost"
POETRY - THE DAY THE RAINS CAME
Highly Commended - Fred Schinkel - "Harvest"
Equal First Place - Barbara Bartlett - " Listen"
- Carmel Smith - " Send 'er Down Huey"
STORY - OPEN
Second Place - Carmel Smith - " Arachnid"
STORY - I REMEMBER
First Place - Barbara Bartlett - " The Blue Planet"
STORY - THE DAY THE RAINS CAME
Third Place - Fred Schinkel -" It Never Rained Out Here"
Second Place - Carmel Smith -" Bloody Rain!"
2015 CHAMPION WRITER
Third Place - Barbara Bartlett
First Place - Carmel Smith
2015 CHAMPION CLUB
First Place - Newcastle
Third Place - Sandra Keen - "Mount Fuji, Japan"
PEOPLE / PORTRAIT
Highly Commended - Liz Temple - "Enjoying a Beer"
First Place - Judy Wallace - " Love Across the Generations"
LANDSCAPE - STRUCTURAL / MANMADE
Third Place - Sandra Keen - "Bridge Over Tranquil Waters"
2015 CHAMPION CLUB
Third Place - Newcastle
Congratulations to all entrants and winners.
PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576
Location: Islington Public School - Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW
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