All courses, including the Help sessions covered in the Timetable below are for Members only. Not a Member - see the Join Now page. The timetables are updated on a regular basis and the search box makes your class dates and time easy to find.

SeniorNet is a community learning network that supports and motivates mature people to enjoy and use technology in their everyday lives, join in the fun and learn how to do everything from understanding how to use your computer, working with basic documents, searching the internet, working with photographs, researching your ancestry, maintaining your computer plus much more.

All courses are held in our Learning Centre, 12 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga.

They are run in 2 hour sessions and some will consist of just the one 2 hour session while others will have several sessions and usually have a maximum of 8 students.

In small, friendly and stress-free classes, you will gain the skills and confidence you need to get the most out of Information Technology.
When considering and choosing courses it is important to think about what interests you and what you hope to achieve. Help is available from our experienced team if you are unsure how to proceed.

To participate in the courses you must be a member of SeniorNet Pakuranga at an annual fee of $30 per member.  An additional fee of $5.00 per course day is then payable for each course. Course materials are included in the cost either in booklet form, or electronic format. All members are asked to wear their membership badge to all functions as a courtesy to others.
At our learning centre, retired volunteers from all walks of life provide a wide range of courses across a range of computer platforms, so there will be a course available to you which will assist you in obtaining full benefit from your device.

We also provide Help days 3 or 4 times each month for our members having computer problems or queries.

We look forward to seeing you.

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If you wish to make a booking,  go to the "Course Detail"  tab and
email or telephone the tutor.

Start DateTimeCourseDate Sorter
16 Apr (Mon)10:00 a.m.Smart Phones/Tablets (Beginners)180416AM
18 Apr (Wed)9:30 a.m.Word Power (Part 2 of 2)180418AM
19 Apr (Thu)10:00 a.m.Help Session180419AM
20 Apr (Fri)9:30 a.m.Committee Meeting180420AM
24 Apr (Tue)1:00 p.m.Apple iPads & iPhones180424PM
26 Apr (Thu)10:00 a.m.Taking the Plunge (Part 1 of 3)180426AM
26 Apr (Thu)1:00 p.m.Windows 10 (Part 1 of 2)180426PM
27 Apr (Fri)10:00 a.m.Help Session180427AM
30 Apr (Mon)10:00 a.m.Smart Phones/Tablets (Advanced)180430AM
02 May (Wed)9:30 a.m.Google Gmail (Part 1 of 2)180502AM
02 May (Wed)1:00 p.m.Help Session180502PM
03 May (Thu)10:00 a.m.Taking the Plunge (Part 2 of 3)180503AM
03 May (Thu)1:00 p.m.Windows 10 (Part 2 of 2)180503PM
04 May (Fri)10:00 a.m.Monthly Meeting180504AM
07 May (Mon)10:00 a.m.CD/DVD Burning & Flashdrives180507AM
08 May (Tue)10:00 a.m.Help Session180508AM
09 May (Wed)9:30 a.m.Google Gmail (Part 2 of 2)180509AM
10 May (Thu)10:00 a.m.Taking the Plunge (Part 3 of 3)180510AM
14 May (Mon)10:00 a.m.Smart Phones/Tablets (Beginners)180514AM
14 May (Mon)1:00 p.m.Advanced Word Processing (Part 1 of 3)180514PM
15 May (Tue)10:00 a.m.Genealogy - Getting Started (Part 1 of 2)180515AM
17 May (Thu)10:00 a.m.Help Session180517AM
18 May (Fri)9:30 a.m.Committee Meeting180518AM
21 May (Mon)1:00 p.m.Advanced Word Processing (Part 2 of 3)180521PM
22 May (Tue)10:00 a.m.Genealogy - Getting Started (Part 2 of 2)180522AM
23 May (Wed)9:30 a.m.MS Office Emails (Part 1 of 2)180523AM
23 May (Wed)1:00 p.m.Help Session180523PM
28 May (Mon)10:00 a.m.Smart Phones/Tablets (Advanced)180528AM
28 May (Mon)1:00 p.m.Advanced Word Processing (Part 3 of 3)180528PM
29 May (Tue)10:00 a.m.Help Session180529AM
30 May (Wed)9:30 a.m.MS Office Emails (Part 2 of 2)180530AM
30 May (Wed)1:00 p.m.Apple iPads & iPhones180530PM
31 May (Thu)1:00 p.m.Windows 10 (Part 1 of 2)180531PM
01 Jun (Fri)10:00 a.m.Monthly Meeting180601AM
07 Jun (Thu)1:00 p.m.Windows 10 (Part 2 of 2)180607PM
15 Jun (Fri)9:30 a.m.Committee Meeting180615AM

 

Below - course details - content and booking information.    Fees help cover overheads and course notes.   Click on the headings below to expand into the range of courses that interest you.

 
Taking the Plunge
3 Sessions of 2 hrs - Course Fee $15 It is suggested that this course should be taken by every beginner, or if you have used a computer and would like a refresher and reminder of some of the clever tips and shortcuts. This is Step 1 in getting to know and use the computer with confidence. This begins with a series of ‘How To’ actions - know your way around a computer; point and click with a mouse; start and shut down a computer; find, open and close a program and much more.  You can learn how settings can be changed to suit you and also look at anti-virus and anti-malware requirements (including explanation of some of the words used in ‘Computer Speak’). To register for this course phone Brian Erikson 534 4798, or email brian@erikson.net.nz

Windows 10
2 Sessions of 2 hrs - Course Fee $10 An introduction to Windows 10. Learn about the new features in this new operating system. If you have recently purchased or updated to a Windows 10 computer, it is essential for you to get the most from your new operating system.  You will learn the basics from your new desktop, arranging the Icons and placing the Icons on the desktop. Arrange the new Start menu and privacy settings that should limit your exposure to reporting and advertising. Also included is Windows file System and how to navigate, create folders and move these folders. To register for this course phone Dick Harris, 576 9483 or email windows10@senpak.nz  
Laptop Computers/Notebook Basics
1 Session of 2 hrs - Course Fee $5 This workshop covers what to look for when buying a Laptop or Notebook. You will learn how to set things up and receive an introduction to Windows 10 To register for this course phone Jim Currie  533 4221 or email jimcurrie@live.com
Word Power
2 Sessions of 2 hrs - Course Fee $10 Learn how to type a page (also called a document) using Microsoft Office Word. Word processing programs are used principally to write and illustrate documents such as letters, newsletter, flyers, etc. To register for this course phone Jim Currie Ph 533 4221 or email jimcurrie@live.com
Advanced Word Processing
3 Sessions of 2 hrs - Course Fee $15 This course follows on from Word Power using MS Word 2007/10 and covers advanced features of Word 2007/10. Word setup options, adding buttons etc., creating a letterhead template, using Auto Text, Clip Art and Word Art, inserting columns, tables, headers and footers To register for this course phone Maureen Keys  271 5553 or email mandgkeys@gmail.com
Spreadsheets
2 Sessions of 2 hrs - Course Fee $10 Using MS Excel, learn how to do Budgets - Plot your weight - Record lists of people - Create Invoices etc - Financial Planning -  Household spending and accounts. Really you should use spreadsheets for anything that involves creating tables, making charts, doing calculations, or keeping lists. The projects you can manage on Excel are endless and fun to learn. To register for this course contact John Bate phone 570 5468 or email john.jean@xtra.co.nz  
Smartphones/Tablets (Beginners)
1 Session of 2 hrs - Course Fee $5 Bring your Android Smartphone and tablets to this workshop. These have similar functionality to the Apple products listed. We have prepared notes for you and these are more  extensive than can be covered in the 2 hours. To register for this course email Brian Erikson  at brian@erikson.net.nz
Smartphones/Tablets (Advanced)
1 Session of 2 hrs - Course Fee $5 Bring your Android Smartphone and tablets to this workshop which covers more advanced functions and apps than those included in the beginners class. We have prepared notes for you and these are more extensive than can be covered in the 2 hours To register for this course email Brian Erikson at brian@erikson.net.nz
Apple iPads
1 Session of 2 hrs - Course Fee $5 Bring your own iPad or iPhone and learn what it can do.  Search and connect for Apps.  Find out how to do what you want at your speed. The iPad and iPhone is really a mini-computer for those who are in a hurry capable of almost all applications you run on your laptop, as well as providing amazing quality camera, music, reading books, diary, email - the list goes on and on—not forgetting iPhone’s telephone and all it’s extra functions. Be sure to bring your iPad or iPhone along to this class. To register for this course phone Dick Harris, 576 9483 or email ipads@senpak.nz
Microsoft Surface Tablets
1 Session of 2 hrs - Course Fee $5 An introduction to Windows 10 operating system with your own Surface tablet. Explore the tablet’s advanced features. To register for this course phone Jim Currie  533 4221 or email jimcurrie@live.com
  1 session of 2 hrs – Course fee $5.00 Come along and learn how to save your videos and files to a CD or DVD using a free download of Ashampoo software. Ashampoo also enables music CD “ripping” from you CD collection and format conversion to MP3 for that type of music player. If you have downloaded MP3 type files Ashampoo enables the creation of music CD’s both from MP3 and ripped CD’s sources. This course also covers the use Flash Drives as storage devices. To register for this course email Brian Erikson at brian@erikson.net.nz  

Genealogy - Getting Started

2 Sessions of 2 hrs - Course Fee $10

Getting started using the award-winning software, RootsMagic.  This course focuses on getting you set up so that you can start to record your family history for your family and future generations.  If you have a laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability, please bring it with you.  Don't worry if you haven't  got one, we will lend you a memory stick so you can transfer your genealogy information to your home computer at the end of the course.

To register for this course phone Graeme FitzGerald 272 9271 or email g.fitzg14@gmail.com

 

Genealogy Research

1 Session of 2 hrs - Course Fee $5

This course focuses on using the resources available today on the internet and some of the other resource available in our local community.  You will be provided with many sources you can use to explore family history beyond your present knowledge.  You will find this workshop is useful for expanding your research toolbox. Again, bring your laptop with you if you wish.

To register for this course phone Graeme FitzGerald 272 9271 or email g.fitzg14@gmail.com

 

Picasa - Digital Photographs

2 Sessions of 2 hrs - Course Fee $10

Transferring images from camera to computer, editing,  adding text, emailing, making a slide show,
creating backup and printing are all included in this course.

To register for this course email brian@erikson.net.nz

 

Skype

1 Session of 2 hrs - Course Fee $5

Learn to use Skype to keep in touch with relatives and friends all over the world, using the latest in
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) to talk via the Internet at no cost to anyone else anywhere, who also has Skype.
Did you know you can even send videos via Skype?

To register for this course phone Jim Currie  533 4221 or email jimcurrie@live.com

 
Email - Microsoft Outlook, Live Mail, Google Mail

2 Sessions of 2 hrs - Course Fee $10

We explore and learn how to send and receive emails. We develop our list of contacts and their addresses sending emails to each other using the learning centre computers. Learning to show how to send messages, photos and files etc. to our family and friends.

To register for this course phone Jim Currie  533 4221 or email jimcurrie@live.com

 
HELP DAYS

Need Help ???

Bring your problems to a Help session where one of your fellow SeniorNet members will help you.
These sessions are usually held weekly. No bookings are necessary - bring our helpers your queries.
A Gold coin donation to our learning centre overheads would be appreciated.

 
PopUp Workshops

These Workshops are totally different on each occasion. The Tutor will decide the content of the short subjects within the 2 hour course. Each subject could expand in areas not included in general course material.

You will be advised via email in the week prior of the subjects and timing for this one off course.
Booking is essential due to limited space and will require you to reply to the email.
A $5.00 donation to our learning centre overheads will be required and will include a cup of tea or coffee.