Community Education

Selwyn SeniorNet

SeniorNet – Essential Technology And Computer Skills For Seniors And Older Adults.
SeniorNet is a community training network that supports and motivates people to enjoy and use technology in their everyday lives.

We specialise in improving the computer skills for seniors and older adults, so they have somewhere to go to meet other like-minded people who also want to improve or volunteer to assist others in learning about computers and hear about the latest worldwide computer technologies, through the regular speakers that we have come and speak with us.

Join in the fun at SeniorNet and learn how to do everything from simple word-processing to sending emails and searching the internet. You will also learn how to use your mobile phone and many of the other technologies important in your day to day life. We provide small, friendly, and stress-free computer classes, where you will gain the necessary skills and confidence you need to get the most out of information technology.

Main activities and services

Selwyn SeniorNet - Computers for Seniors Online Banking, emailing and photo editing. These are just a few of the skills being taught at Selwyn SeniorNet's learning centres in Leeston, Rolleston and Lincoln. Voluntary tutors run classes for people 50-years-old and over on how to use computers, phones and other electronic devices. Classes are suitable for beginners and also those who are more experienced and want to learn how to use software such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, email, Gmail, online banking, ancestry, photo editing and similar activities. Classes cost $10 per term to attend and includes an annual membership fee. SeniorNet members can also get discounts on technology at Noel Leeming.

Additional Information

For more information and to register, phone Tui Heighway on 027 7655194 Terry Pierson on 324-2300 for Leeston classes. Isobel Middleton on 347-1128 for Rolleston classes. Further information is also available on