New Courses

COMPUTERS – BASIC LEVEL 1
COURSE CODE: 21COM001

Friday, Apr 23 to June 4th

You must have your own Windows computer to practise on. Before you start your journey you need to learn how to use and control the mouse and understand the use of the basic keys on your computer keyboard. You will learn how to format text, create files and folders, understand the “ribbon” toolbars, the components of your computer, using a USB stick, spell-checking plus lots more. Class runs for 7 consecutive weeks NOTE: $20 computer fee must be paid before course commences. IMPORTANT: You must contact Trevor on 9729 9308 prior to enrolling. Everyone who enrols will be placed on a Wait List until they are assessed by Computer Course Coordinator as to their suitability for the course.

COMPUTERS-LEVEL 2
COURSE CODE: 21COM060

Wednesday, Apr 21 to June 23rd

NOTE: $20 COMPUTER FEE IS TO BE PAID BEFORE COURSE COMMENCES. Working with folders & text; How to use a USB memory stick; inserting, saving, and text wrapping pictures, page numbering, Designing WordArt & creating tables; Using shapes & borders. Also general computer maintenance. Notes will be given; (Once only Payment of $2 for the whole term needs to be paid by the student to cover the cost of photocopying). Notes will only be provided for those lessons that you attend. Build on Computer Level 1 and increase your knowledge and skills. Must have Microsoft Office installed on your own computer. Also requires a USB memory stick (memory drive). IMPORTANT: YOU MUST CONTACT TREVOR 9729 9308 prior to enrolling. This is a one-term course. NOTE: Everyone who enrols in the course will be placed on a Wait List until they are assessed by the Computer Course coordinator as to their suitability for the course.

COMPUTERS-USING THE PHOTO APP
COURSE CODE: 21COM040

Friday, Apr 23 to June 25th

NOTE: $20 COMPUTER FEE IS TO BE PAID BEFORE COURSE COMMENCES.
This course is using the Photo app which comes free with Windows 10. It is an intuitive basic app enabling you to edit photos/videos and create videos with your own photos/videos. The course gives assistance in saving, transferring the photos from your device, and tips on taking the photos & videos; adding effects, sound, music as well as narration to the video. Exporting the video ready to be watched.
This is a one-term course. Notes will be given to the pupils, and ONLY to the student as they attend each session. Students need to pay a once-only $2 fee to cover the cost of photocopying of the notes.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST CONTACT TREVOR 9729 9308 prior to enrolling.
NOTE: Everyone who enrols in the course will be placed on a Wait List until they are assessed by the Computer Course coordinator as to their suitability for the course.
PARTICIPANTS: Those who can confidently use the computer and keen to learn.

COMPUTERS-iPAD FOR BEGINNERS
COURSE CODE: 21COM050

Tuesday, Apr 20 to June 22nd

This course is for iPad owners and NOT for Android tablet owners. Involves perusing and adjusting the Settings on your iPad, editing text/emailing photos/pictures & other documents. Dictation, using SIRI, managing Contacts, using Facetime, obtaining apps, books etc from the APP Store etc. Course notes will be provided by Tutor. Phone TREVOR on 9729 9308 before enrolling & to get more details. You will need to bring along your own FULLY CHARGED iPad each week. Everyone who enrols will be placed on a Wait List until they are assessed by the Computer Course Co-Ordinator as to their suitability to the course.

PATCHWORK MACHINE & HAND
COURSE CODE: 21CRA037

This class is for patchworkers who want to machine sew or hand stitch their quilts with social company. Members will need to BYO sewing machine and supplies. Expect a friendly, relaxed atmosphere – No quilting police here. Please note that all electrical equipment that you bring to class will need to have been tested and tagged. This includes your sewing machine. There is to be FREE testing and tagging for U3A members course equipment on 27th March 2021

PLAY READING
COURSE CODE: 21HUM073

A relaxed, friendly play reading group will commence on Monday  April 19th at Ainslee Park Girl Guides Hall running  Mondays from 12.30pm to 2pm. 
A wide variety of plays including well known favourites such  as Mousetrap, Educating Rita, The Importance of Being Earnest plus many others is offered.
Plenty of parts to choose from plus lots of laughs. The odd visit  to a local  theatre company  is also possible.
The curtains are about to go up so please join us in the wings.”

POETRY / WRITING GROUP
COURSE CODE: 21HUM075

Poetry/Writing Group at U3a fortnightly on Monday afternoons from 1.00 -2.30pm at the u3a office in Croydon. Maximum of 12 people in the group.

The aim of this group is to encourage you to find your own style and write your own story or poem.  Come along and see where your creative path may lead.  All styles of poetry encouraged so whether you are a writer of romantic poetry, bush poetry or just like to put your feelings down on paper we would love to have you join us. Diversity is a great thing. We will each have a chance to select a theme at the end of each class.  You will then have the opportunity to write your poem or story based on that theme to bring along to share at your next class. 

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS
COURSE CODE: 21LAN005

I am returning to take this class on Fridays at 9:30am in the Glenn Frost Room, next to the library in Civic Square, Croydon

I run a 2 year course commencing with an elementary introduction to the French language which is eminently suitable for those with no prior knowledge of French and for those who wish to brush up on the basics. My main intention and aim is to get the class to speak French and I encourage this in the way I conduct the class.

At the end of the course I go back to the beginning by which time I would hope you have progressed sufficiently to move to another level.