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. 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.
Our next outing will see us travelling to Sydney, and meeting up with some members of the Parramatta Computerpals Club for a visit to an historic farm followed by a river cruise.
Our day will start with an early train to Strathfield where we change for Parramatta. On arrival there, we will be picked up by a local Community bus and taken to Elizabeth Farm. Here, we will enjoy a cuppa and something to eat before a look around this historic establishment. Our bus will then take us to the local ferry wharf where we will board the River Cat for the journey down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay. Following lunch there, we will make our way back to Central Station for our return train trip home.
It is planned that Parramatta C’Pals members will join us for M/Tea, the farm tour and river cruise, so this should give us a chance to mingle with our hosts for the day. There will be some excellent photo opportunities along the way, so don’t forget to bring your (fully charged) camera.
See the Social Activities page for full details.
see the Social Outings tab above for full report on our last trip and other information about upcoming Social Outings.
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.
For more information contact us at email@example.com
or phone 02 4961 6576 (during business hours M - F)
Our next Enrolment Day is Friday 27th May between 9:30am - 11:30am when you will be able to call in and inspect our new premises, enrol for Courses, join the club and pay Membership (new and renewed).
We've been in the spotlight recently!
With a great cover and several page spread in the Newcastle City Seniors Directory 2016 in hard copy and on-line. Also we were successfully nominated by several people for the 2016 Newcastle NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award for an organisation presented by Tim Crakanthorp MP. with coverage in 'Newcastle Weekly' (5/5/2016)
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WHERE DO YOU FIND US?
Our new location is 15 Hubbard St, Islington NSW 2296 (right next door to the Islington Public School - our old location). Easy for you to find.
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PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576
Location: 15 Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW 2296
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