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About SeniorNet and Selwyn-SeniorNet

SeniorNet: a research project in 1986 in San Francisco which discovered a need for 'Peer Group training at your own pace' for over 50's. There are now around 90 centres around New Zealand. Membership brings other benefits - for instance discounts on car purchase, PC's, printer cartridges etc. Go to  for more information on the NZ Federation.

SeniorNet is a non-profit organisation. Tutors are all volunteers and are all the same Age Group as the course/workshop delegates.

A wide range of courses and workshops are available at the different centres on both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh (Apple) based systems. More recently, Courses or Workshops have added iPad, Android Tablets and Smart Phones to the traditional subjects - Windows 7 and 8.1, Word, E-Mails, Excel, Skype, Trade Me, Digital Picture Downloading, Vinyl to CD etc

Selwyn SeniorNet: In 2013, the separate SeniorNet Selwyn centres of Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston were brought together under a Selwyn District Council initiative into a Selwyn group and a new Centre was started at Darfield.

The group is affiliated to the national Federation and has financial backing from the DC in the form of free usage of Library facilities, subsidised course fees and equipment supply and the significant advantages of sharing scarce resource of tutors and expertise amongst the volunteers.

Selwyn SeniorNet welcomes all Selwyn residents to become involved in our organisation.  Enjoy learning how to operate your computer, get on line, receive and send Emails, chat on Skype to family overseas, Download your photos and those things that you currently say to your Grandchildren like "Can you do this for me?"

Fees:        Membership    ----------      $10 pa

                  Courses (4 Wks) ------      $10

                  Workshops (2Hr) ------      $5

NOTE: Membership is necessary prior to booking any Course or Workshop.

Application Forms are available here.  Download, print-off and return to:

 Ms. Lisa Larkin, Selwyn DC, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643, Christchurch

or Ph.   (03) 347 2755, E-Mail 

Availability of Courses/Workshops and Details about the Centres are accessible from Menu in the Left margin.

 Selwyn SeniorNet Officers   2015-2016:

Chairperson: Mr. John O'Hara: Secretary:   Mr. Peter Fleming: Treasurer:  Ms. Lisa Larkin 

Committee:  Ms. Reilene Croft, Ms. Marian Dixon, ,  Ms. Faith Fleming, Ms. Isobel Middleton, Ms. Rita Tipples, Mr. Gilbert Wells, Mr. Gordon Wells,

NOTE: Teachers and trainers can access our secure Restricted Area with the password available on request from Ms, Lisa Larkin. This area has course notes which can be downloaded for use.

Page Updated: 13th.May 2015




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