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      66 – 70 Railside Ave  Henderson Ph 837–7600

You can leave a message on answer phone 837 7600 if necessary.






Membership Renewal Form

Membership Application Form

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.

Meeting Tue17 September starting at 10 am at Kelston Community Centre, Cnr Awaroa Road, Kelston .

Guest speaker is Grant Sidaway from Wellington.  Grant has been our guest speaker on many occasions and this is the last chance to hear him as he is retiring at the end of the year.  This will be followed by morning tea as usual.

Please bring a friend everyone is welcome to this meeting.

Here are two more classes we hope you will be interested in.


If your computer is filled with all sorts of documents etc and you can never find what you want, then this is the class for you.  Come along to this course and let us help you get them all into files.

Files and Folders course consists of two 2hr classes which will be held on Wednesday 18th and 25th Sept 10am 12noon. 

 Course fee will be $25.00


Find out how to message friends, share photos, do video and audio calls and group chats using Messenger.   The app, which is free to download or built into FaceBook on a Mac or PC computer, can be used to communicate with your friends on Facebook and with your phone contacts.  It can be used on Apple Mac, iPhone and iPad, PC, and Android phones and tablet devices.

A class is being held on Monday 23rd September from 10am – 12noon.

Course fee is $10.00

To book for either of these classes phone Pam on 827 2156 (answerphone available).

W10 Basic Course  Course Fee is $30.00

W10 certainly looks a bit different to what we have been used to in W7 and some older systems. If you are in need of help this Basic course consists of three 2 hour classes.

Terry will be taking the course on Thursday September 19th from 10am –12 noon.   

To book for these classes phone Pam on 827 2156 (answerphone available).

Help and Information Days

These will be held at 66 Railside AV Henderson on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month between 10am and 12 noon.

So if you need help with your computer or something you have been shown and just can't remember how it was done. don't hesitate to call in and see us. Windows, Apple and Android systems covered. No appointments are necessary. All we ask is a $5 donation. You must be a current member. 

 Regular Events

 1st Tuesday of the month: Committee meeting. 


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

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, ipad, Excel.

For current members of SeniorNet we have new name cards that have a barcode printed on them that can be scanned when purchasing goods from Noel Leaming.

We get a percentage of the cost  of goods sold through this company which goes towards running SeniorNet around the country. We therefore need to make sure that every sale is charged as such and not just put on the Gold Card which has been happening.  

We will have the cards at the Learning Centre in the Henderson RSA and they can be picked up on our Help Days on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. 

SeniorNet is not currently getting funding from the Government so your support with this is very much appreciated.

If you would like to do a refresher on any of our courses they are $10 cheaper than the original one, you just need to bring your original notes with you. Let Pam know on 827 2156 and she will advise you of a date.

              SENIORNET WEST AUCKLAND  COURSES AND PRICES 2018  contact Pam Smith 827 2156 





Windows 7 Basics

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

2 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



Help with most used email programs

2 weeks


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 for information Using Excel to record and sort written information. Particularly for research e.g. family history and manuals, etc. 2 weeks $25.00

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



Help wanted assistant tutors and tutors