SeniorNet Warkworth Inc


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Friday 11th April 2014







Monday workshops


No booking needed. Wear your badge please. This is how we identify who are financial members.


 $5 per session applies for workshops (but not for HELP days and clinics).

How to book courses

To book for Apple Mac courses and workshops contact Mel Woodley on 09 422 2605

To book for Genealogy courses and to enquire about the Tuesday evening Genealogy Club contact Carolyn Williams on 09 902 9333

To book for Photo Editing courses contact Brian Oakes on 09 422 2248

To book for Web Design courses contact Neville Fursdon on 09 422 9463

To book for other courses contact the Course Coordinator on 09 422 3728

New and prospective members and for general enquiries

you should continue to contact the Course Coordinator on 09 422 3728 during the hours of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, and be prepared to leave a message stating your name and telephone number if Judy is not at home. She will contact you as soon as she is able.


Monday Workshops start at 2.30 p.m. sharp, and frequently will be of interest to both PC and Mac owners. 

The cost is $5.00 for each participant, payable at the learning session, and we expect  that you will wear your name badge, proving current membership and your entitlement to be there.

Keep an eye on this eLetter as there may be changes to the scheduling of some of the workshops and modules as published in newsletters. This is where you will find the latest information.

TERM 1, 2014  AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS at 2.30 pm on Mondays

Maximum of 16 students.

Monday 28th March

2.30 to 4.30 pm


How to use Skype


Skype is now owned by Microsoft and is fast being integrated into Microsoft applications.  While it has long been available for your desktop or laptop PCs or Macs, now it is also available for your smartphone and tablet, or smart TV. 

In the past you could have a one-to-one conversation and see one relative at the other side of the world.  Now you can  hook up several all at the same time, and have a group discussion.  You can even send them pictures and other files.

Monday 5th May

2.30 to 4.30 pm


Obtaining e books from the library

More and more people are reading books in electronic form using devices such as iPads,  Android or Windows Tablets or stand alone e-readers such as Kindle or Kobo readers.

Many Libraries have recognised this new trend in reading and found ways to provide e publications for their members. Auckland Library is no exception and many of their books are available in an electronic version.

Make the most of your Auckland Library membership and all the on-line services it now offers.  Search for and request books, DVDs, audio books, eBooks and more.  Their selection of eBooks, popular fiction and non-fiction, is rapidly increasing.  Free to download to your e-reader if you are a member.”

This workshop gives you all the information you need to “borrow “ e books from the library.


Monday 12th May

2.30 to 4.30 pm


Using YouTube – including Editing Movies and Upload movies to





Monday 19th May

2.30 to 4.30 pm


 Backing up your Computer files



Monday 26th May

2.30 to 4.30 pm






Maximum of 8 students, as these are hands on practical sessions.  Using Microsoft Word and other applications on PCs and Mac.  Put your name down on the waiting list, as these courses start once there are sufficient students to make it worth while.

Introduction to Android smartphones.  This 2 lesson minicourse runs through some of the important features of the Android system, and allows you to ask questions.  Bring your smartphone with you.  The Android operating system now runs three quarters of all smartphones so it is becoming increasingly important for us. Chances are you already use this OS without realising it.  Book a place by ringing the Course Coordinator 09 422 3728.  This course will be available again in Term 3.

Introduction to Android Tablets (& Chromebooks). This 4 lesson course deals with understanding the basic operations and maintenance of Android tablets and introduces you to the world of apps.  Depending on demand further lessons may be offered building on this initial course. Contact the Course Coordinator on 09 422 3728 to book a place. This course is now full and will be available again in Term 3.

Downloading from the Internet. The mini course includes a wide range of topics including the principles of downloading and uploading, their speeds, the different broadband plans and how to check your broadband speed, downloading images for your documents, downloading a programme and installing it on your computer, reducing the file size of photos,  emailing a resized photo to your home computer, how to upload a photo to the internet – and lots more.

We also offer a 4 week Scrapbooking course which will commence as soon as there are sufficient students booked. This course uses Adobe Photoshop Elements - we can give you a free copy of Version 2 which will run on Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (Not Windows 8).

Web Design. In Term 2 we offered a further 8 week course on Web Design Using WordPress. We start from knowing nothing through to building your own website and publishing it on the web.  This course is full and may be repeated on demand. Courses on Joomla, Expression Web and other mainstream professional applications are available on request.

Microsoft Access 2003 and Excel.  These courses could be available if there are sufficient takers.    


The Term 5 Newsletter is available on our website,



SeniorNet Warkworth, 3 Matakana Road, Warkworth.  PO Box 659

Telephones: Course Co-ordinator 09 422 3728 Learning Centre 09 425 9643 


Please do not use this email address to make a booking.  It may not be read in time.