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Enrolment

Payments

Enrolment

Payments

For information contact us - email at contact@computerpals.org.au or phone 02 4961 6576 (during business hours)


 7th December - Club's Christmas Lunch

Ho Ho Ho ! 61 members gathered and enjoyed a great day out for our club’s Christmas lunch at Club MEX, Mayfield.


Class Timetable and Course Descriptions

Term 4 Class Timetable - 12th November 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).


Be Connected - What is it?

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. The training is offered in small groups to allow personalised learning and one-on-one coaching. 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


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.


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: MemoryPals (recording your family memories and memorabilia digitally and by other various methods) 1st Monday Monthly 1:00 pm, WriterPals (creative writing) 2nd Monday Monthly 1:00 pm, DigiPals (digital photography) 3rd Monday Monthly 1:00 pm.

These are group activities and not a class but hopefully it will still be a fun learning experience. Donation $2 on the day.

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We also have Laptops Assistance Sessions on the 2nd Friday Monthly 10:00 to 12:00 and Device Assistance Sessions on the 4th Friday Monthly for iPads/iPhones 10:00 to 11:30 and Android Tablets/phones from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Cost is $5 payable on the day. We do ask you to book in to these sessions in advance so we can try to get sufficient tutors along to assist you.

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On top of all that, we are a fun group who enjoy the social contact with other seniors with morning teas once a term and occasional social outings once a term - see our Club Calendar. you are invited to join us!


 

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Mr Pat Conroy MP congratulates all the award winners at the Shortland Volunteer Award ceremony held yesterday (22/11/2018) in Belmont. Shown here our own Ray Hinton receiving his award.

SENIOR VOLUNTEER AWARDS

  • Ray Hinton - Warners Bay Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, Computerpals for Seniors - Newcastle, Mount Hutton Landcare, Opal Nursing Home, and Mount Hutton & Windale Residents Action Group


MEMBERSHIP

You must be a Financial Member to enrol  in club 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.


AUSTRALIAN SENIORS COMPUTER CLUBS ASSOCIATION - CONFERENCE - 30 & 31 OCTOBER

Computerpals Newcastle were represented by Sandra & Barry Keen as our delegates to the Conference & 20th Anniversary ASCCA AGM. The Conference was Officially opened by The Hon. Catherine Cusack (Member of NSW Legislative Council). We then heard from Teresa Tsien (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) on Active & Smart Ageing in Hong Kong, and provided with many presentations of interest from Corporates like Google, Apple & Microsoft, Australia Post and many other very interesting speakers. It was an excellent learning experience and an opportunity to talk with other like minded clubs from around Australia.



PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576

Location: 15 Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW 2296