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2018 CLASSES ARE STARTING SOON....

COMMENCING 6th FEBRUARY see below for dates of the Open Days for enrolment......

WHAT DOES COMPUTERPALS OFFER?

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 on the day. This opportunity will be available at the Open Days on Wednesday 31 January,Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd of February from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

There will be Beginner classes on computer skills, internet, email, essential computer techniques. Basics classes on iPhone/iPad and Android phones & tablets.

Classes on: Windows 10, organising files and folders (so you can find things), downloading and installing software, password management, cloud computing, Facebook, Google, digital photography, online banking, dealing online with government and shopping, eBay, Paypal, YouTube, more advanced classes on Apple iPad & iPhone, Android tablets & phone.

Not all these classes have been scheduled in the program - If you have a specific need and want to ensure a class is programmed for you, contact us now while we are in the planning stage at contact@computerpals.org.au or on one of the Open Days.

Check out the classes schedule HERE

or get descriptions of the classes HERE

And lets not forget our interest groups: DigiPals (digital photography), WriterPals (creative writing), MemoryPals (recording your family memories and memorabilia by 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!

HOT OFF THE PRESS !!!

Laptop Assistance Sessions have been added to our program

2nd Friday monthly (first 9/2/2018) 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)

No bookings – cost $5 pay on the day (in the blue moose money box)

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

MEMBERSHIP

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 at Enrolment Days. 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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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.


On the matter of Social Outings

Brenton Elsey has organised a Club Social Outing for this term. He will send out an email with all the details but put Saturday, 3rd March in your diaries for a train trip to the Hawkesbury River/ Brooklyn and ferry ride to Dangar Island. We have done this trip before some time back - it was fantastic! - and once again it should be a great social day out.

Everyone is welcome - bring the grandkids if you have babysitting duties (and they are not too little).

Future Outings will occur once each term and where they were previously on a Saturday, they may be on another day of the week in future.


 

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.



WHERE DO YOU FIND OUR CLUB?

15 Hubbard St, Islington NSW 2296 (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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