SeniorNet Warkworth Inc


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Tuesday 29th July 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 4, 2014  AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS at 2.30 pm on Mondays

Maximum of 16 students.

Monday 18th August
2.30 to 4.30 pm

Understanding your Camera.

Icons/Scene Modes

In this workshop we show you how to get the best from your camera, how to focus your camera on a subject, what the different icons the camera menu mean, and other useful and practical information to ensure you always get the best pictures from your camera.
Monday 25th August
2.30 to 4.30 pm

Organising the Filing system on Your Computer and using a Flash drive.


Computer filing systems can very quickly get out of control making it difficult to find your documents, favourite photos or any other data. 

This workshop shows how to bring order to your computer by creating and using appropriately named folders where you can easily store and access your files and data.  

We also give you the low down on Flash drives.  How to use them to store and move data from one computer to another, how to safely remove them and how to give them a unique name so that you can easily find them in your computer filing system.
Monday 1st September
2.30 to 4.30 pm

Computer maintenance

The subject of this workshop will be familiar to some but bears repeating as new versions of Windows and other software appear.  So we are continually updating our advice. 

How do you keep your computer running like new?  We show you what to do and how to set some things up to run automatically.
Monday 8th September
2.30 to 4.30 pm
Email refresher

Monday 15th September
2.30 to 4.30 pm
Downloading from the internet

Monday 22nd September
2.30 to 4.30 pm

Preparing for a cloudy day


Passports and other assets - preparing for the inevitable.


Monday 29th September
2.30 to 4.30 pm
How to make a home inventory




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.  This course is available again in Term 4.

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. This course is available again in Term 4.

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 4 2 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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