Computer Pals For Seniors Epping
Training for Seniors by Volunteers in how to use the latest computer, laptop, tablets and smart phones in a relaxed, supportive and social environment located in Epping, Sydney.
A wide variety of courses to suit all skill levels.
Explore new technologies or find a new hobby.
Experienced tutors provide individual assistance.
Meet new people, make wonderful new friends.
Courses in Computers & Technology
Learn & Socialise
Classes are conducted on various week days between 9.00am to 4.00pm.
CLICK ON A COURSE BELOW TO SEE COURSE INFORMATION
Note: Not all Courses are available each term. Click on the timetable below for next term to find out which courses are running.
The first enrolment day for the next Term will be about 2 weeks prior to the end of the current term. The enrolment booklet will be left outside the computer training room during class times for further enrolments each day until the end of the term.
After that date you may enrol or enquire about availability of classes by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You PRINT your name on the Enrolment Sheet allotted to the class you wish to take. Once ten people have taken the ten positions for any class, that class is full. After this, applicants may place their names in the Waiting List section (in case one of the first ten applicants pulls out before the start of the new term). If there are insufficient people wanting a class it may need to be cancelled. Therefore it is wise to indicate your second choice.
Please read the Course Description flyer and check that you have the prerequisites before applying for a class.
Classes will be filled in the order requests are received, however priority may still be given where a member has genuinely applied before, but been unsuccessful in gaining a place in class.
If there are overflows sufficient to create a second class for a course, we may do so if a day and trainer is available. There will be a decided benefit if members endeavour to enrol early, as a need would be quickly noted.
Classes with less than 5 enrolments may be cancelled.
The cost of courses vary and range from between $5-$25 per course.
To find out the specific course of the course youre interested in check the Term Timetables where the prices for running courses are listed.
If you have any further question or your circumstances change and you are unable to go ahead with your chosen class, please notify us A.S.A.P. by sending an email to email@example.com
Also please use this email address for any late enrolments. These will be accepted through this email address up to the first week of the Term.
Our monthly newsletters keep members up to date with coming and recent events along with general club news.
Computer Pals for Seniors Epping Inc. is a community based Computer Club and is a member of ASCCA
The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association is the National Peak Body for Seniors and Technology.
Members of Computer Pals for Seniors Epping Inc., – Update 22nd March 2021
This time last year the committee of the Epping Creative Centre had to make immediate plans to close the centre because of Covid 19. Of course, that meant Computer Pals Epping activities were closed down. At that time who would have thought that 12 months later we would still be inactive. The year 2021 started in a promising way with better health outcomes across the state and easing of some restrictions which makes life a little more normal – and we’re all hoping it stays that way!
Thank you for the messages and inquiries re our return which we have received from you.
As we told you earlier your committee had committed to another three months’ rent at the Creative Centre – from January to March. A reduction of 25% to rent cost has been arranged.
Last week your committee and tutors met with the president of the Epping Creative Centre, Trevor Moore and the Booking Officer Mike Lillee. We now know that there is some limited relaxation on numbers that can use the various rooms.
With this in mind your committee feels it is important to ask members to contribute your thoughts about the future of our club. At this stage we are aware of a good number of students who are hopeful that classes can continue – even in a limited way. We would appreciate if you would communicate your thoughts to us. We have a positive plan for the Creative Writing Group, the Photography Group and a group for iPads and iPhones to be viable. Beyond these groups we would like to have your thoughts on Colin Maskill’s class on “Computers and Word” classes and Daphne O’Donnell’s creative classes on “Greeting Cards and Calendars”. Is anyone keen to do an Excel or Zoom class?
Perhaps you might let us know if you would like to return to our monthly meetings …. eventually!
At present 30 is the maximum number allowed in the large meeting room and the kitchen cannot be used. We can only hope that vaccination might make life easier!!
Perhaps you might have ideas of other communication.
Please contact vice-president Maureen McDonald to confirm your membership or with any suggestions you may have – email or phone her.
A special thanks goes to our welfare officer, Helen Gardner who has maintained her caring communication with any members who were experiencing ill health or other life concerns. She has received many notes of appreciation for her thoughtfulness.
We hope your knowledge of technology has been a comfort to you. Best wishes to all and take care. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.
Members of Computer Pals for Seniors Epping Inc., – Update 12th December 2020
As the year 2020 draws to a close and our wonderful club has been in recess for nearly 10 months here is a small update – as you are probably wondering what is ahead for us in the coming year.
We have received a newsletter from Committee of Epping Creative Centre and the numbers permitted in each room have increased.
However there are many rules about groups returning to the centre and your committee has rejected them.
It all adds up to a very tiny step on the ladder of returning to classes. Your committee has booked the Computer room for 6 months but cannot make any plans because of current requirements.
Best Christmas wishes and thoughts for a happy 2021 to all members.
THE COMMITTEE, COMPUTER PALS EPPING.
Closure due to COVID-19 – Update 14th July 2020
The Committee of Computer Pals for Seniors Epping has rejected the plan drawn up to return to Dence Park, as laid down by the Epping Creative Centre, who are the holders of a lease from Parramatta council.
This decision will be closely monitored so let’s hope the non-workable conditions which would be placed on us will be changed soon as we all would like to get back to normal.
On another matter your committee has decided that there will be no annual fees for the period till 30th June 2021.
Creative Writing Interest Group
Controller: Joan Craymer
Digital Photography Interest Group
Normally would meet on the first Monday of the month at 1.30 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 communication will be via email
Controller: Patricia Beal
iPad/iPhone Interest Group
This group deals with iPads, iPhones and even Apple Mac computers. There is no need to own an iPad as the club has a couple for use at our meeting. If you are considering buying an iPad and are confused about which one to buy, come along and see the different styles and sizes. All questions and problems welcome and our tutors will endeavour to help you out. Interested iPad spectators welcome.
Controller: Maureen McDonald
Android Tablet Interest Group
This group will be dealing with Android Tablets. If you own an Android Tablet bring it along with you. Interested spectators also welcome.
Please Note: This Group is in recess until further notice. The Group usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at 9.30am
Monthly General Meeting
Guest Speaker: TBA
Becoming a Member
All seniors are invited to join us.
How much does it cost to be a member of the club?
Joining Fee $15 per person – Annual Subscription $30 per person
Class Costs vary depending on the length of the course (between $5 & $25)
Membership – Application
Please complete and submit the below online form or or send information to our PO Box 1558, Macquarie Centre, NSW 2113 to begin the membership application.
In accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 I accept that the information in this Application Form may be used by Computer Pals for Seniors, Epping Inc. for Computer Pals use only.
COMPUTER PALS FOR SENIORS – EPPING INC.
The Club meets at the:
Epping Creative Centre,
26 Stanley Road,
Epping, NSW. 2121
PO Box 1558,
Macquarie Centre, NSW. 2113