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Location: 67 Henderson Valley Rd  

P O Box 69016, 

Glendene, Auckland 0612

Ph 837-7600  


SeniorNet is a community training network that supports and motivates people aged 50+ to enjoy and use technology in their everyday lives.

Join in the fun and learn how to do everything from simple word-processing to sending emails and searching the internet. In small, friendly and stress-free classes, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to get the most out of information technology



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  Two new tutors have joined our group so we will now be able to offer classes using Apple Mac. 

 An introductory class in Apple Mac will start on the 5th April 1.00 – 3.00.

Watch out for further classes.

 A big welcome to David Edgar who will help Joan with the Galaxy classes and to Janet Bailey who will help with the Apple Mac classes.

Following up on the interest created by Carolyn Harris, the speaker at the Kelston meeting on the 21st March, here’s a reminder that on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1.00 – 3.00  that there is an Interest Group meeting called Writing Your Family Stories.                                             We will certainly look at some of Carolyn’s suggestions. Please contact Pam if you want to attend.

 Excel for Information 5th and 12th April 1.00 - 3.00  $25.00

This course helps you to record the information you are collecting and sort it.  Contact Pam to book in, please.

Remember if you want to record your interest in any class, contact Pam Smith:  melajoy@xtra.co.nz  or Ph 827 2156


Regular events

1st Tuesday of the month: Committee meeting.

3rd Tuesday of the month: SNWA meeting at Kelston Community Centre 10.00 am.

4th Tuesday of the month: Writing family stories-members working on the presentation of their own family stories.

Seniornet West Auckland also offers the following classes on a regular basis if requested by three or more:

Word processing at various levels from basics to levels 1, 2 and 3

Libre Office,



We offer a wide variety of workshops, single two hour sessions dealing with interesting topics.


Wednesday 29 March 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Join Terry and David for an evening learning about how to download, sync and access photos on your devices.    Bring your own charged device.


Thursday March 30th from 1pm – 3pm. 

Are you using Facebook and having trouble with it or never used it and would like to know how.  Joan and Cathie can help you with this on   This is a very popular class and owing to prior bookings there are only 3 spaces left, but don’t worry if you miss out this time I can put you on a waiting list for the next available class. Course fee is $10

Writing your Family Stories

Tuesday 28th March. Course fee $10

On the 4th Tuesday of each month from 1pm – 3pm Glenys will be able to show you how to assemble your stories in a way future generations will enjoy reading.

Bookings are Essential.   Phone Pam Smith on 827 2156 or email melajoy@xtra.co.nz The price for these workshops is $10.00

More classes are coming your way soon.   Keep checking your emails and if you need to renew your membership for 2017 now is the time to do it.



Enquiries regarding courses: please contact Pam Smith 827 2156 melajoy@xtra.co.nz






Windows 7 Basics

For new members who want to learn computer skills. Suitable for members who have Windows 7 on their computers.

2 Weeks


Windows 8.1 Basics

To extend your knowledge of the W8.1 operating system; looking in depth at Start menu, apps, the Store, images, downloads etc.

3 weeks.


Microsoft Word 2007/2010

Stages 1 and 2

(Word processing)

Each stage consists of 3 lessons covering the skills to make a useful, attractive document, including ribbons, menus, folders, editing, inserting and modifying images.

3 weeks

$30.00 each stage

Libre Office

A free download alternative to Microsoft Word. the course covers similar functions to Microsoft Word.

4 weeks


Files and Folders

This short course demonstrates  file management alternatives to those shown in the word processing course.

2 weeks



Windows Live Mail

2 weeks


iPad Introduction

Setting up, using email and Contacts, apps.

2 hours


iPad: Beyond the Basics

Settings, email, Calendar, Apps, Facetime, Camera, internet.

3 weeks


Samsung Galaxy Workshop

Getting started, settings, email, contacts, camera

2 hours


Samsung Galaxy

Extending your knowledge of Galaxy, settings, apps screens, Notes

3 weeks



Apple Mac

An introductory course. Bring your laptop and learn how to get the best out of it.

3 weeks


Windows 10

Windows 10 - first class 3 weeks.

3 weeks



Windows 10

Extra classes will be introduced in the form of workshops, independent study or interest groups.




Excel Spreadsheets

Keeping records and accounts for small business, clubs,or for personal use. It involves the use of formulae for calculations, creates charts and tables.

4 weeks



Excel Spreadsheets Part 2

For more advanced students - graphs, pie charts etc

2 weeks


Digital Camera and Picasa

Introductory course- using the features of your camera, scanning and picture enhancement using Picasa 3.

4 weeks


Digital Camera Only

Discovering the capabilities of your camera.

2 weeks


Picasa 3 Only

Photograph enhancement, creating folders, emailing, printing and scanning photos.

2 weeks


Formatting Documents

Using Word tools to format large documents, including index, table of contents, footnotes. For Family Histories, manuals and even cookbooks.

3 weeks



Google Drive

Introduction to the basic use of Google’s free web based office suite. This can be used as an alternative to Word.

2 weeks



The effective use of the Google search engine to find websites, images, maps, and general information.

2 weeks




Short courses on various topics. Including: TradeMe, Skype, Scams, Greeting Cards, Computer Maintenance, Internet Banking, Security, Backing up, Calendars, Travel, PowerPoint (2 wks), Facebook, Pinterest

2 hours

$10.00 per 2 hour session

Interest Groups

Formatting Family Stories; some aspects of Windows 10; Help Clinic




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