Term Four, 2019


We have been only been able to set classes for the first half of Term Four, as our Club is due to return to newly renovated premises within the Historic Village. The Management has not, as yet, given us a definite date for removal. When we are advised of this we may be able to offer some short courses of one or two days duration later in the term — e.g. How to use TradeMe. We will advise members by email as things are finalised.


How to use your Smart TV

Access vast options for entertainment and information. Project the screen of your phone, tablet or PC onto the TV. Use a keyboard and mouse with the TV.

Duration: 2 weeks.
Time: 9:00 – 11:00
First group: 14 and 21 October
Second group: 4 and 11 November
Cost: $25


How to send and receive Gmail and how to manage your Contacts list.

Duration: 2 lessons

Cost: $15

Dates:  14 and 21 October

Time: 11:30 – 1:30


Introduction to Android Smartphones

A smartphone can deal with so much more than speech and texting. It’s a pocket size computer too. Learn how to use your phone’s amazing features. Learn to do make phone calls and keep your Contacts List up to date. Discover how to access the weather report and the news. Take photos, edit them and share them online with friends and family — directly from your phone, no other gadgets or cables required. And that’s just a few of the many functions available on your Smartphone.

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 15 October to 12 November

Introduction to Android Tablets

Learn the basics of using an Android Tablet (includes Samsung, Nexus and other Tablets that have the Android operating system).

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Dates:  15 October to 12 November
Cost: $60

Introduction to Microsoft Windows computers

Learn the basics of using your computer and writing documents.

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 15 October to 12 November
Cost: $65


Introduction to the iPad

Learn the basics of using your iPad. Get Apps from the App Store, become familiar with the wide range of inbuilt apps, master the use of the touch screen to navigate around the screens and pages and to use the on-screen keyboard.

Duration: 4 weeks    Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 16 October to 6 November Cost: $55

Introduction to the iPhone

Learn how to use what is an amazing pocket computer that makes phone calls, sends texts, surfs the web, keeps your appointments diary (even sends you reminders about upcoming events), and lets you play games.

Duration: 4 weeks.  Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Dates: 24 July to 14 August.  Cost: $50

Computer Skills, Levels One and Two

The “Computer Skills”  courses use Microsoft Word to extend your range of computing skills considerably. You also learn how to write and format a wide range of documents and to insert pictures (photos), drawings (shapes) and decorative styles of text.
Note that Levels One and Two will take place on the same dates.

Level One: Duration – 5 weeks. Cost – $65
Level Two: Duration – 4 weeks. Cost – $50
Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 16 October to 13 November
Time: 2:00 – 4:00


Windows 10 – New Features

Learn to use and organise the Windows 10 Start menu and screen, download Apps from the Windows Store, switch between Apps, and use other features that are different from earlier versions of ‘Windows’.

Duration: 3 weeks.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Dates: 17 to 31 October.   Cost: $35

Internet Banking

Learn to pay bills online, transfer money between your accounts and check your bank balances – all by using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Duration: One lesson.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Cost $5
Date: 7 November

Picture Editing

Either Level One or Level Two will be available.

Level One

The Level One course uses the free picture editing programme FastStone Image Viewer to organise and edit pictures.
It enables you to adjust the levels of brightness, contrast and colour. You will learn how to crop and resize photos and to remove blemishes. Text such as labels can be added to photos, making greeting cards and similar items. This is just a brief taste of what can be done to improve your photos and alter them for particular requirements.

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Dates: 17 October to 14 November.  Cost: $60

Level Two

The Level Two course uses the free program “Paint. NET”. It introduces you to using multiple levels when editing and constructing pictures, much like Photoshop Elements and enables you to turn your photos into real works of art.

Duration: 4 weeks  Time: 1:00 – 3:00

Dates: 17 October to 7 November.   Cost: $50


Club Day

Club Days are open to all SeniorNet members. Apps and skills are demonstrated, and speakers bring information about modern technology to us.
Topics are advertised to members by email several days in advance of each session.

Date: 25 October
Time: 1:00 – 3:00    Cost: $5 per session.
All members welcome. No enrolment required.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups meet on selected Fridays, usually monthly, during school terms. Currently there are two of these groups operating.
To be eligible to attend either of these you must have completed the relevant course for your device. No enrolment is necessary.
Group members are emailed ahead of the meeting date, with information about the programme for the afternoon. There is usually a demonstration and explanation of some feature of your device followed by a Question and Answer time, general discussion and morning tea or coffee.
Bring you own device, fully charged and ready for use.

Cost: $5 per session, payable at the session.

iPads and iPhones – 1st November, 10:00 – 12:00

Android tablets and smartphones – 8th November, 10:00 – 12:00


For all classes: Students with Laptops, Tablets and Phones (iPad, Android & Windows) must bring them to lessons with batteries fully charged. This is a safety issue – keeping the classroom free from trailing power cables.
For the “Skills” courses, your computer must have “Microsoft Word 2007” or newer.
The “Windows 10 – New Features” course is for students who are already competent in “Windows” basics and who have upgraded to a Windows 10 computer.
For Internet Banking classes, students can use either their own devices or the club’s desktop computers.