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


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

Upgrade Smartphones

Duration: 3 weeks. Time: Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 19 November to 3 December
Cost: $35

Android Photos Fun

Duration: 3 weeks. Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Dates: 19 November to 3 December
Cost: $35

Computer Skills

Duration: 3 weeks Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 19 November to 3 December
Cost: $35

Introduction to Android Tablets

Learn the basics of using an Android Tablet (includes Samsung, Nexus and other brands of 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
First group: 16 October to 6 November
Second group:  13 November to 4 December
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

TradeMe (for all devices)

This course is suitable for users of computers, mobile phones and tablets.
Duration: 2 weeks Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 13 November to 20 November
Cost:  $25

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

Insert Pictures in Microsoft Word

Place photos and drawings on the pages of documents you write with Microsoft Word. Crop, re-size and position them neatly on the pages.
You must have Microsoft Word (version 2010 or newer) on your computer to do this course.

Duration: One lesson
Date: 14 November    Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Cost: $15

Insert Text Boxes in Microsoft Word

Learn hot to use text boxes to focus attention on key items in a document. Position the boxes on the page where they will have the best effect.
You must have Microsoft Word (version 2010 or newer) on your computer to do this course.

Duration: One lesson
Date: 21 November     Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Cost: $15

Insert Borders and Shading in Microsoft Word

Borders and background shading can be applied to parts of pages or to whole pages. They are useful and decorative in drawing attentions to key items and to headings.
You must have Microsoft Word (version 2010 or newer) on your computer to do this course.

Duration: One lesson
Date: 28 November     Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Cost: $15

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
First group: 7 November
Second group: 5 December


Cloud Computing

Learn how to use Cloud Computing to store documents and pictures “in the cloud”. That enables you to keep backups of your files safely in remote storage that is accessed though your internet connection. It also allows you to automatically synchronise information across all your devices. Here’s just one example – you enter an appointment into the Calendar of your mobile phone. It is immediately available on all your other devices – e.g. tablet, desktop or laptop computer.
There are separate one-day courses for the various types of devices.
Time: 1:00 to 3:00
Cost: $15 each
“Google Drive” Cloud – 22 November
Microsoft “OneDrive” Cloud – 29 November

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: 22 November
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.