What we offer
SeniorNet Wellington helps and supports Wellingtonians over 50 to learn and enjoy using technology. We are part of a New Zealand wide network of SeniorNets.
If you feel you need to keep up with the young people in your life, if you are having problems with your computer, tablet or phone, if you simply want to know more about how technology works and what you can do with it – why not check us out?
Our volunteer tutors are all older experienced users and former students who understand the special needs of older learners. Learning sessions are relaxed and will be done at your pace. You can start learning at any level. You can be a complete novice right through to an experienced user wanting to learn new skills.
You have a choice of different learning styles and sessions from structured courses and workshops to free-flowing, question and answer style sessions, special interest groups (SIGs) and one-on-one assistance at the Help Centre.
Membership is $25 for a full year, with reduced rates for those joining part way through the year. There are modest charges for courses, workshops and the Help Centre; Special Interest Groups are free.
All scheduled learning opportunities are shown on our calendar, and closer to their date they will also appear on our home page and this will tell you if there is a cost and how to register. Pre-registration is essential for our popular sessions.
A weekly email to members also provides details of what’s coming up in the next fortnight. We also have a newsletter several times a year.
Come and join us and get the best out of your tech devices.
If you would like to learn something that doesn’t seem to be on our course list, please email the office who will forward your email to the appropriate course coordinator.
Wellington Seniornet – Courses and Workshops
Workshops provide a 2-hour presentation on a variety of interesting topics suggested by members.
Short courses are more hands-on than the workshops. Short courses are generally taught in the classroom where all students have access to one of our PCs.
The Help Centre (weekly)
The Help Centre is set up to help those new to computers and those wishing to upgrade their skills or experiencing problems using their device. We offer one-to-one assistance in a cheerful, friendly environment and while we don’t have all the answers we can usually point you in the right direction.
Below are our monthly Special interest groups (SIGs)
normally at 10am – 12 noon – Pre Registration is not required
Computer Owners Group – COG (monthly)
This users group is for computer users at all levels of experience. Come along and contribute, enjoy yourself and learn something new. The format is primarily a question and answer session, where we can all help each other to solve problems, simple or complex.
Apple MAC Group (monthly)
Come to this users group to learn about and share your knowledge of your Mac computer or MacBook.
Usually third Monday of each month
Android Smartphone & Tablets Group (monthly)
If you want to get the most out of your Android device, come to this user group.
Apple IOS Group (monthly)
This group will help members get the most out of their mobile Apple device such as iPhone, iPad and iPod and help with any problems they are having.
Digital Cameras Special Interest Group – DigiCam (monthly)
Thinking of buying a digital camera? Want to take better pictures? Learn about your camera features? Edit and manage your pictures?
Each month a special speaker will take you through a topic of interest to digital camera users.
Questions and Answers Group – Q&A (monthly)
The format of this group is a quick run down on present and future technology developments of interest to SeniorNet members followed by a question and answer session, where we can all help each other to solve problems, simple or complex.
Writing and Publishing Group – This group is suspended until we find a coordinator
This group uses a ‘How do I’ clinic style format to help members who have an interest in writing or publishing. You will be able to discuss your project, ideas, questions, problems or concerns with experienced people.