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? - Click HERE for new membership form. then go to the 'Payments' tab above
Next Enrolment Day for Courses and Membership is
Friday 19th June 2015 - 9:00 till 11:30 in the club rooms in "D" Block at Islington Public School
The following Enrolment Day will then be on Friday 31st July (same details as above)
WHAT'S COMING UP?
Our next Social Day outing will be braving the cooler weather at the Highland Games at Aberdeen in the Upper Hunter Valley on Saturday 4th July, 2015. Travel time is about 1¾ hours. Program starts at 9am with closing ceremony at 4pm. Location is Jefferson Park, New England Highway, Aberdeen.
Concession Cost is $10 if you book on-line or $15 at the gate
Go to http://www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com/ for more information and the booking/payment page.
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Please click here to open the attendance form, complete all details and "submit".
Looking forward to seeing you there for what should be a very interesting day.
PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576
Location: Islington Public School - Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW
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