Current Courses

SeniorNet Motueka Courses for Term 1 2019

The following courses and workshops are being offered in term 1. Please contact the tutor of the course to enrol. These courses are for paid-up members of SeniorNet Motueka. Paid up members of SeniorNet Nelson may also enrol.
Interested seniors may attend, but please note that the fee is double that for members. If you are not a member click
here for information on joining. 

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

 

COURSE DETAILS A/Z DATES DAY/TIME COST TUTOR
Android Introductory Course

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 tool bars, and how to use some common Apps, including email and Internet. Bring your own Android Device

1st, 8th, &

15th March

Friday

12noon-2pm

3 weeks

$15 members

$30 non-members

Mary Dowell

03  528 8600

marydowell63@gmail.com

Beginners (PC)

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.

2nd & 9th April Tuesday

9.30-11.30am

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Doreen Inwood

03 528 4717

einwood@xtra.co.nz

DIY Funeral Planning

This course is designed to give people options for the way they say

goodbye to loved ones, whether they use a funeral director or do it

themselves. The course will take people through the process of arranging a send off, including all the legal requirements and the forms that need to be filled in.

11th & 18th March Monday

12noon-2pm

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Clive Dyson

03 929 8002

clivedyson.nz@gmail.com

DNA Testing for Genealogy

Every genealogist has “tools” to help them discover their family ancestry.  It could be pieces of paper such as birth, death or marriage certificates or tapping into a relative’s box of mementoes and photographs.   Using genetics for genealogical purposes is also a tool but unlike the information frequently given on some certificates, it never lies.  Those interested will most likely be genealogists who are having difficulty with a “brick wall” in their study of their ‘Family Tree’. The first 2 week course will familiarise attendees with what DNA testing means.

12th & 19th February
[*continuing on 26th Feb, 5th, 12th, 19th Mar]
Tuesday
9.30-11.30am2 weeksOr6 weeks
$10 members

$20 non-members
[*a further $20 members $40 non-members]

Gail Riddell

0274 777 033

riddelldna@gmail.com

Enduring Power of Attorney & Wills

Session one –  free presentation by Dallas Woods, a solicitor from SeniorLaw , Stoke. She will give us an expert rundown on these two important topics. Session two –  a chance to research more information via the internet, plus share experience or concerns with other course participants. Normal class charge applies.

21st & 28th March Thursday 9.30-11.30am

2 weeks

Session 1 free

Session 2

$5 members

$10 non-members

Sandra Price

0212 645 233

sandralouiseprice@gmail.com

Exploring Countries & Cultures: Aboriginal Australia

Come & be fascinated by Sharon & Andrew Johnston’s stories  & photos from their 2 years working in the Northern Territory community of Ali Curung.  Participants will research the internet for more information on Aboriginal culture & history.

3rd & 10th April Wednesday

12noon-2pm

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Sandra Price

0212 645 233

sandralouiseprice@gmail.com

GIMP 2 – photo editing with free software.
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. (Must have completed GIMP 1)
5th, 12th, 19th & 26th March Tuesday

2.30-4.30pm

4 weeks

$20

members

$40 non-members

Peter Hallett

03 528 5144

hallett.pj@xtra.co.nz

Gmail & other uses of a Google account

Learn how to use the free email service provided by Google. We’ll share some good tips & aim to solve problems you’ve had. Find out about the ever expanding list of tools your Google account opens up.

21st & 28th March Thursday

2.30-4.30

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Sandra Price

0212 645 233

sandralouiseprice@gmail.com

 

 

Google Drive & Google Docs

Use Google Drive for your storage in the cloud – a simple way to make backups. Link in with Google Docs, the  free word processing software provided by Google.

5th & 12th April Friday 9.30-11.30am

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Sandra Price

0212 645 233

sandralouiseprice@gmail.com

 

iPad 1

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.

11th, 18th, 25th February & 4th March Monday

2.30-4.30pm

4  weeks

$20 members

$40 non-members

Colin Hooker

03 528 8240

bandch@xtra.co.nz

iPad 2

Covering Safari, icloud storage, Siri, calendar, dictation, imessage and Maps. Please bring along your own iPhone or iPad.

25th March & 1st April Monday

2.30-4.30pm

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Peter Beaumont

021 298 3387

beaumont.peter@gmail.com

iPad/iPhone  – camera

workship

Covering taking and editing photos. Creating photo albums and memories. Please bring along your own iPhone or iPad.

11th March Monday

2.30-4.30pm

1 week

$5 members

$10 non-members

Peter Beaumont

021 298 3387

beaumont.peter@gmail.com

Life Stories

Have you ever wished you had asked a relative to write down some of their stories? Your descendants will be thinking this too in years to come. There are many ways you can do this and the aim of this course is to outline some of them. Sharing ideas and discussion will be welcomed.

13th & 20th

February

Wednesday

12noon-2 pm

2 weeks

 

$10 members

$20 non-members

Annie Coster

03 540 3301

ranchocoster@gmail.com

 

Mac Basics

A beginner’s course for those new to the Mac OS. You will learn how to find your way around the computer, set up the Dock and customize your computer using System Preferences. You will be introduced to the programs that come with a Mac, including Email, Internet, and iPhoto. A must for all Mac users. *Course will be extended to 8 hours if learners are totally new to computing.

 

 

5th,12th, 19th & 26th February

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 2.30-4.30pm

4 weeks

$20 members

$40 non-members

 

Clive Dyson

03 929 8002

clivedyson.nz@gmail.com

New Age of Television

There is now more than one way to watch television. We explain and show how a Smart TV works, how to get the most from it and what best to buy. Explore low cost alternatives to a Smart TV and cover a number of streaming services.

20th & 27th February Wednesday 2.30-4.30

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Bernhard Nobis

03 929 8101

bernhard.nobis@gmail.com

Photos – saving & organising

Learn how to move photos safely into folders, name them and make a back up.

20th & 27th March Wednesday 9.30-11.30

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Maureen Hutton

03 528 0630

ahutton440@gmail.com

 

Spreadsheets – Excel (Microsoft)
This course is designed to teach basic spreadsheets and simple databases up to the level that can be used for domestic budgeting or managing the finances of a small club. Learners must be already familiar with basic processing functions before taking this course, including creation of folders, “Save” and “Save As”, Print and Print Preview, and Cut, Copy and Paste.
7th, 14th, 21st  & 28th February Thursday 7-9pm

4 weeks

$20 members

$40 non-members

Colin Hope

198water100@gmail.com

Staying Safe Driving

Part 1: refresher session (classroom based)  offered by Age Concern at Te Awhina Marae.

Part 2: follow up at SeniorNet – finding more information, quiz, videos, discussion.

RSVP NEEDED BY 18TH FEB

25th & 27th February Monday 10-12

and

Wednesday 9.30-11.30am

2 weeks

Part 1 free

Part  2 $5 members

$10 non-members

Sandra Price

0212 645 233

sandralouiseprice@gmail.com

Travel: Booking flights and accommodation online

This is a hands-on workshop. We trial book using apps and websites like skyscanner.co.nz, kayak.com etc for flights, and tripadvisor, booking.com and airbnb for accommodation. For flights we also look at the website of some airlines for booking purposes.

20th & 27th

March

Wednesday 2.30-4.30

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Bernhard Nobis

03 929 8101

bernhard.nobis@gmail.com

WhatsApp, part 1

A free mobile messaging app allowing free secured exchange of digital messages worldwide.  Users can create personal groups; send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.  Use it to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. Class fun whilst learning about a really useful App. For Android and Apple smart phone users only.

13th February Wednesday 9.30-11.30

1 weeks

$5 members

$10 non-members

Maureen Hutton

03 528 0630

ahutton440@gmail.com

 

WhatsApp, part 2

More learning about this really smart and fun App. While you may have used it every day there are heaps of really cool tricks hiding in this app. The part 2 class is for showing off some of these and to share experiences and knowledge.. Android and Apple smart phones only. (Must have previously done the part 1 class)

20th February Wednesday 9.30-11.30

1 week

$5 members

$10 non-members

Maureen Hutton

03 528 0630

ahutton440@gmail.com

 

Windows 10

This course is for those who have a Windows 10 operating system. Learn to find your way around this new system and how to use the different Apps that come with your computer. Learn helpful shortcuts to become more efficient.  Not suitable for those new to computing.

21st, 28th February &

7th March

Thursday

9.30-11.30

3 weeks

$15 members

$30 non-members

Mary Dowell

03  528 8600

marydowell63@gmail.com

YouTube – Your TV

You Tube provides us with access to worldwide sources of entertainment and knowledge, as well as useful tips and tricks to fix things.  Movies, music and hobby tutorials are easily available for you to watch either on your mobile device or on your TV.  Look at them now or save them for later, or “Share” them with your friends or family. “You Tube” learns of your interests and suggests communities of to expand them.   It becomes “Your TV”.   In conjunction with a “Chromecast” or “Apple TV” dongle you get the advantages of a Smart TV at less cost.   BYOD.   Android and Apple devices are encouraged.   A Gmail account is needed for this course.   Class numbers limited to 8.

 

6th & 13th March Wednesday 9.30-11.30am

2 weeks

$10 members

$20 non-members

Ian Grant

0212360847

grantji07@gmail.com