SeniorNet Warkworth Inc


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Tuesday 10th October 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 5, 2014  AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS at 2.30 pm on Mondays

Maximum of 16 students.

Monday 13th October
2.30 to 4.30 pm

Starting out with genealogy

In this workshop you will learn the basics of genealogy research, how to record and store your information, plus how to further your own research.
If you want to know more a 4 week course is available starting on Wednesday 22nd October.
Please phone Carolyn Williams 902 9333 for details.
Monday 20th October
2.30 to 4.30 pm
Google is more than a search engine

The technology firm's staff are allowed to spend one day a week indulging in their own flights of fancy, and the results are spectacular.
If you thought Google was just for browsing the web, then we show you some of the amazing free things you can do as a result of this policy - like design your own house or garden, translate a letter written in a foreign language, organise your schedule, look at your own house from the street - and much more.
Monday 3rd November
2.30 to 4.30 pm
Backing up computers

Failure to back up precious files is one of the most common problems we hear about.  There are many options and we talk about a few of them.

Back up your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone

Monday 10th November
2.30 to 4.30 pm

Cloud computing


What does it mean?

We explore this new realm of computing


Monday 17th November
2.30 to 4.30 pm
Downloading photos from your computer or tablet


Possibly the most common question we are asked is "how do I download photos from my phone to my computer?"

We show you how

Monday 24th November 2.30 to 4.30 pm Internet banking (Tentative) To be advised
Monday 1st December Introduction to the new iPhones

Even if you are not a committed Apple fan this is a great phone.  Is it better than the opposition and worth the premium price?

See for yourself at this workshop.



Introduction to Samsung Galaxy 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. 

Introduction to Samsung Android Tablets. 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.

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 5 we offer 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.

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


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

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


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