Current Courses

SeniorNet Motueka Courses for Term 2 2018

These courses are only for paid-up members of SeniorNet Motueka. If you are not a member click here for information on joining. The following courses and workshops are being offered in term 2.

Please contact the tutor of the course to enroll.

Click here for a Downloadable PDF calendar of the term events.

Android Devices

Thursdays 12 noon – 2 pm May 10, 17   2 weeks $10

This is a comprehensive course for Android tablet and phone users. You will learn how to set up the basic systems, find your way around the different screens and toolbars, and how to use some common Apps, including email and Internet. Bring your own Android Device.

Tutor: Mary Dowell          528 8600   

Computer Awareness for Beginners – Windows 10

Tuesdays 9.30 – 11.30am   May 1, 8, 15, 22     June 5,12,19,26     4 weeks $20

This course will help you find your way around your computer. It is a must for everyone new to computing, and for those wanting to refresh before moving on to other courses. For users with Windows 7 and 10 operating systems.

Tutor:    Doreen Inwood      528 4717

Botany for Fun 

Tuesdays 12.00 – 2.00pm      May 1, 8, 15, 22      4 weeks  $20

“The study of plants for enjoyment” a 2 part course – 4 units each term, with full notes, from what is a plant? to function and structure, with emphasis on practical knowledge which may help gardeners.

Tutor: Malcolm Garrett    528 7484    

Early History of Ngatimoti

Thursday    9.30 – 11.30 am        May 24, 31       2 weeks  $10

Using my Grandfather’s book No Roll Of Drums and photographs from the era we will be looking at the early settlers, their lives, and experiences. Many names of the first settlers are still familiar in the area, Beatson, Brereton, Grooby, Guy & Strachan to name a few. Letters describing the voyages from Great Britain and natural events such as fire and flood were recorded.

Tutor: Annie Coster       03 5403301    

GIMP 2  (Must have completed GIMP 1)

Tuesdays 2.30 – 4.30    June 12, 19, 26, July 3         4 weeks $20

Replacing the background and colouring black & white photographs, adding reflections to an image.

Making a Collage with your Photographs. Creating interesting ways to present photos. Adding and removing objects from an image.

Creating a Panorama from several images. Having fun while learning

Tutor: Peter Hallett              03 528 5144

 IPad – Stage – 1

Wednesdays    2.30 – 4.30pm     May 2, 9, 16, 23   4 weeks $20

An introductory course for those new to the iPad. Learn how to use the touch screen with various finger gestures. Set up and use the Contacts and Mail apps. Learn how to use the keyboard and how to download apps from the app store. Please bring your own iPad.

Tutor:  Colin Hooker      528 8240      

iPad – Stage – 2

Mondays  2.30 – 4.30pm       May 28, June 4, 11          3 weeks $15

Continuing to understand the iPad, searching the web, backing up, downloading books, taking, editing and storing photos, Siri, map, messages and new apps to try. Please bring your own iPad.

Tutor: Peter Beaumont     021 298 3387

Internet banking

Friday 9.30 – 10.30                June 22                       1 week $5

Become familiar with the advantages of online banking and how to use it on your personal computer.   A feature of the workshop is the ability to use the Westpac demonstration internet banking site, meaning you can log into the site and practice transactions using dummy information hence overcoming any privacy issues that may arise if you used your own internet bank site. The workshop is applicable regardless of the bank you use. 

There are two parts to the two-hour workshop:

  • Part one – SeniorNet tutor and Westpac representative will present the ‘”Confidence with Online Banking” presentation.
  • Part two – Participants will practice using ‘Westpac One’ Online Banking demonstration site, with the help of Westpac representative and SN tutor.

Tutor: Muriel Moran             528 6782b

Keynote for iPad  

Fridays    9.30 – 11.30          May 25, June 1, 8    3 Weeks  $15

Keynote is a presentation software. It is Apple’s version of Microsoft Powerpoint. It can be used for many different presentations. Requirements for this course are that ipads must have ios 11 and downloaded the latest version (4) of Keynote from the App store.

Tutor:  Clive Dyson       03 929 8002 

Mac Basics

Thursdays 2.30 – 4.30 pm      May 3, 10, 17, 24       4 weeks $20

New to Mac –The Apple Macintosh Basics – Learn to use Cut, Paste, Copy, Print, Quit, Close, Undo, Redo, Open, New, and Save. Those actions so basic and frequently used that a “keyboard shortcut” is available. Any Apple Operating System.

Tutor: Anton Petre          526 6021      


Thursday   9.30 – 11.30           July 5, 26     2 weeks $10How to use your photos to create Photobooks
To demonstrate the use of a variety of various type of web sites to make books etc.
To enable you to display and share your digital photos in a way that is enjoyable and convenient.
To demonstrate skills selecting and filing your photos securely
To show methods of editing and enhancing photos using a choice of free software.

Tutor: Margaret Harris          528 8537

Stop Motion Animation.

Thursday 2.30 – 4.30  7th June      1 week $5

This is a basic introduction to stop motion animation using the free app Stop Motion Studio that is available from The App Store. There is a paid version for about $7 that gives greater scope. The software is available for all platforms.  As this will just be a demonstration, there is no requirement to download the software.

Tutor:  Clive Dyson       03 929 8002 


Wednesday 9.30 – 11.30       20th June     1 week $5

Swype is a virtual keyboard for touchscreen smartphones and tablets originally developed by Swype inc, founded in 2002, where the user enters words by sliding a finger or stylus from the first letter of a word to its last letter, lifting only between words. It uses error-correction algorithms and a language model to guess the intended word. It also includes a predictive text system, handwriting and speech recognition support.

Tutor: Ian Grant              0212360847

Website Creation Course Follow up    

Monday   2.30 – 4.30         14th May    1 week $5

This is a follow-up session to the course that was presented last term

Tutor: Bernhard Nobis      03 9298101

WhatsApp  Basics

Wednesday 9.30 – 11.30       23rd May            1 week $5 

A free mobile messaging app allowing secured exchange of audio and video calls, texts, pictures, documents and other digital data, worldwide.   It’s a fun but safe way to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. No adverts, lots of cool tricks and seriously secured. The App is free and works on Android and Apple smartphones only.
Use it either individually or share in personal groups.    For Android and Apple smartphones only.   Class sizes limited to 8 maximum This class is just a basic class one…

Tutor: Ian Grant              0212360847

WhatsApp  Advanced

Wednesday 9.30 – 11.30            30th May                   1 week $5 

This is an advanced class for those who have attended WhatsApp Basic. The App is free and works on Android and Apple smartphones only. Use it either individually or share in personal groups.    For Android and Apple smartphones only.   Class sizes limited to 8 maximum

Tutor: Ian Grant              0212360847

Windows 10 

Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30am      May 2,9,16      May 30 June 6, 13        3 weeks $15

This course is for those who have a Windows10 operating system. Learn to find your way around this new system and how to use the different Apps that come with your computer. Not suitable for those new to computing.

Tutor:   Mary Dowell                528 8600