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					Term 2, 2011                                                                           Volume 24, Issue 2

                  South Perth Learning Centre Inc
                        A voluntary organisation caring for & sharing with the community
                        Lower Level Civic Centre, South Terrace, South Perth WA 6151
                                 Tel: 9367 1254       email:

                     Great Things Happen at SPLC
                                                                  Volume 24, Issue 2
            Enrolment Day
         Wednesday 27 April 2011                                              Contents
           9.30am – 12.30pm
Term 2 is going to be as exciting as Term 1 and we                                 Chatter from the Chair
hope to see you all on Enrolment day as we have
endeavoured to bring you new and exciting activities
to compliment our old favourites. It’s a great                                     News and Views
opportunity to meet friends from last term and get to
know new ones.                                                                     Theatre Lovers Club
If you are unable to enrol in person on enrolment day,
you can enrol by credit card over the phone, by post or                            Arts and Creative Pursuits
by email prior to the commencement of Term 2.

Term 2, 2011 begins on Monday 2 May and ends                                       Club Activities
Friday 24 June. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
                                                                                   Computing and

          EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST                                                  Technology

  As always the Centre is looking to increase its
                                                                                   Talks, Outings and
  courses and activities and so we gauging any                                     Lifestyle
  interest in evening classes/Saturday morning
              classes in the following:
Evening French Conversation and Board games –
a great way to keep up your French language in a
friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Monday                                            General Information
evenings 6pm – 8pm.
                                                                                   Enrolment details
Making a Career Change – for those people who
are looking to change jobs or re-enter the work-
force, full-time, part-time and voluntary. Saturday
mornings 10am – 12 noon.

Korean Language – scheduled to run in Term 3 for
those wishing to travel to Korea or have Korean
friends and learn something about the culture.
                                                              General Information, term dates, committee,
If you are interested in any of these courses please          teachers, presenters, admin and volunteers at
register your name and contact details at                               the back of this newsletter. or 9367 1254.

South Perth Learning Centre Term 2, 2011
                                                   Chatter from the Chair
WOW! Wasn’t our Open day fantastic! So many people came to see us and learn about what we do. A great turn-out from the local community
and our fabulous volunteers again, especially Pam, Ros, Cynthia, Andrea, Felicity, Esther and Jo and friends, Martine, Sue and Jill - talked to
people, served up delicious food and helped clean up afterwards. Not forgetting our tutors Valerie Parker who exhibited some of her Artwork
and Lindsay Dorman who talked about the Centre – what would we do WITHOUT YOU ALL? Many, many thanks for all your help in making this
day so memorable!
As usual Term 2 is going to be FUNtastic! Look at all the new courses and activities we have included and we are overwhelmed with the
interest from the wider community – take a look at what we might be offering in Term 3 – Evening French, Korean and Career skills!
On a more sombre note, we have much more to be thankful for in our beautiful City of South Perth – as leafy trees, clear skies and space
abounds us, and as Term 2 approaches, we should recognise our bounty in light of the disasters around the world which have touched so many
of us. The citizens of Japan, New Zealand and now Burma deserve to be in our thoughts and prayers and we wish them speedy recovery in
their plight.
Our problems pale in comparison to what they must be suffering, and whilst we are relatively safe and secure the inconveniences we have
experienced since January are trivial – how much would these poor people be glad to suffer the inconsistencies of the air conditioning and
projectors that are temperamental? Would they were so lucky! I hope our new building inspires us to look at life a bit differently - with gratitude
for what we have and the good grace to enjoy our relative comforts. It is up to us to set an example and put up with the little nuisances of life as
long as we have our health and families around us.
Spare a thought next time something goes wrong – that it could be much, MUCH worse and enjoy what we have - no matter how inconvenient
it might be at times.
As we venture into Term 2, I wish you health and happiness, and I leave you with these words to ponder as we travel the journey together.
                                                     May you always have walls for the winds,
                                                       a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
                                                  laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
                                                        and all that your heart might desire.

Veronica Lawrance, Chairperson

                                                           News and Updates
Volunteers Wanted:
Can you help?
The South Perth Learning Centre needs more willing members who can offer some of their time to attend the reception desk. Your assistance
would be greatly appreciated by all of us. Hours to suit you, many periods to choose from – Mornings, Afternoons or Evenings. If you like to
meet people and participate in our great community atmosphere, make new friends and share your skills then please contact the Centre on
9367 1254 and join us for fun and friendship!

                  Food & Fun Club:
                  Dear Epicureans, Winter fine dining in June will be a night at the new SPLC Centre; July, possibly a breakfast at the Pagoda;
                  August, new ideas from members or Silver Spoon for lunch - “Bon Appetite”. NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME. If you
                  are interested in joining, please phone Lorraine Taylor or Carol Carson at the Centre on 9367 1254 to leave a message for
                  either Lorraine or Carol.

Wednesday Walkers:
Everyone who enjoys walking is very welcome to join a group of people each Wednesday at 8am. Please meet at the rotunda on the left of the
Boatshed Restaurant at the end of Coode Street by 8am sharp. We walk for an hour – either to the Causeway or the Narrows Bridge. Some of
us meet for coffee afterwards. It’s a great way to make new friends.

Theater Lovers’ Club:
In June we will be attending Peter Schaffer’s well known drama “Amadeus “ which explores the lives and rivalry
between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Antonio Salieri. The play is set in the late 1700’s & features much of Mozart’s
music. All enquiries to Ann Hunt 9367 7375 or email at

Splc blog:
Check out our blog at for news and updates between our quarterly program newsletter or sign up
for our e-newsletter by contacting Veronica on

South Perth Learning Centre                                                                                                      Term 2, 2011

Update on Member Survey December 2010
Many of you will know that I am doing a Masters Degree in Communication at Curtin University. Late last year I sent out a survey about the Old
Centre to members asking you for your help. THANK YOU to all of you who responded. It was such a HUGE help to me for my thesis and will
no doubt help towards shaping and building better Community Centers in the future. I dedicate my research to you all.
The survey was very confidential and I printed, packed and posted each one by myself so no-one else saw your details except me. The
explanatory letter guaranteed your privacy by both myself and Curtin University whilst giving you the option to participate or not.
The results were fantastic and showed that our Centre scored high in customer service and the well-being of its members.
I will be sending out another survey in July to gauge your perceptions of our new Centre and hope you will be as generous and kind spirited
again in helping me complete the last part of my thesis.
If you receive a survey and do not wish to participate, then please just rip it up and accept my apologies for disturbing you. Anyone who
contacted me upset at having received the first one will NOT be contacted this time round. Thank you again to all of you who will help make a
difference in the future of Community services!
Veronica Lawrance

Transport Information:
Bus No.34 travels over the Narrows Bridge, Mill Point Road, King Edward Street, Angelo Street shops, Addison Street, Hensman Street and
then Sandgate Street to South Terrace.
Bus No.106 travels along Canning Highway towards/from Fremantle. Closest stop off would be the Como Hotel and a short walk down South
Bus No. 32 travels the Causeway, down Way Road to Mill Point (from Vic Park end), Coode Street, then crosses South Terrace. Closest drop
off would be the shops on Coode St near intersection of South Terrace.

Fiesta Fit N Fun Day Gopher Muster:
Suzanne Shields completed the Gopher Muster course in 52.03 seconds at the recent Gopher
Muster race.
Wearing a T-Shirt, specially designed for the occasion, Suzanne finished in 7th place.
Approaching the chequered flag Suzanne looked every inch a winner!
Well done Suzanne for representing SPLC at this amazing annual Event!

Thank You!
This Centre would not have been possible without the generosity of:
The City of South Perth – The Centre;
Lotteries West – Equipment and furnishings;
Royal Perth Golf Club – Reception and waiting area.
Our most grateful thanks to you all!

Your courtesy is respectfully requested….

     …to advise the Centre if you are unable to attend any session in order to avoid unnecessary delays or inconvenience to other class
      members and course presenters – many of whom are volunteers.
     …to bear in mind that although outings are for members only, guests are most welcome when numbers permit. Punctuality is
      important, and members scheduled for outings should ensure to arrive on time at the Centre.
         …are requested to notify the Centre if unable to attend. PLEASE either call a day prior where possible, or at least 1 hour before
         scheduled departure to avoid inconvenience and delays.
     …and remember that the views expressed by speakers and/or teachers at the Centre are not necessarily the views of the South Perth
      Learning Centre Inc.

                                                                                                           Thank you for your consideration

South Perth Learning Centre Term 2, 2011

                                               Arts & Creative Pursuits
                                                                              pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser. Places are limited so register
4-1003              Oil Painting Continued                                    early to avoid disappointment. Max 8 Min 6.
Valerie Parker      1:00 – 3:00 pm                          $85
Monday              May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 13, 20 (Jun 6 is holiday)      4-1011A             Drawing for Non Drawers -
Well-known local artist Valerie Parker is offering a great opportunity for
you to continue to develop your creativity following on from Term 1. So       Barbara Arenson     9:30 am – 12:30 pm                      $95
                                                                              Thursday            May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23
come along all you budding artists and join in the fun. Under the
guidance of Valerie you will be amazed at just how talented you can be.
                                                                              Thought that you were hopeless at drawing? Well think again. Come
Learn colour mixing, tone, glazing and composition while painting
                                                                              along and under the expert guidance of Barbara, you will learn how
traditional Landscapes and Still Life. A list of requirements will be
                                                                              to draw, in a stress free and friendly environment. Barbara, with her
                                                                              extensive international teaching experience, will teach you all how to
available at first class. Strict max persons 8; min 5.
                                                                              move from drawing the absolute basics to the development of your
                                                                              own style.
4-1009            Jewellery Making              Classes                       Please bring A2 sketchbook, 4B, 6B and 8B pencils, pencil
Pamela Pik-wan Stephenson                                                     sharpener and eraser.
Monday            10:00 am – 12:00 pm                        $65
                  May 23, 30, June 13, 20                                     Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
                                                                              Max 8; Min 6
Pamela has a passion for helping people to build up their creativity and
fine motor skills through jewellery making. Along with a display of the       4-1011              Drawing (Advanced)
beautiful jewellery she has made she will teach the methods used to           Barbara Arenson     9:30 am – 12:30 pm                      $95
                                                                              Friday              May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24
make it. You will learn how to create your own necklaces, earrings, etc.,
and have a piece of jewellery to take home each week.                         These drawing classes are set to continue this term under the
Pamela provides the materials such as metal beads, glass beads, semi-         watchful eye and guidance of Barbara. The classes are designed for
precious stones, Pandora findings, tiger tails, headpins etc.                 those continuing on from last term OR for those who have some
Max 8: Min 5.                                                                 prior experience and knowledge. With Barbara’s help you will
                                                                              enhance your hidden talents in a stress free and friendly
4-1007              Mosaics                                                   environment. Please bring A2 sketchbook, 4B, 6B and 8B pencils,
Magi Snedden        10:00 am – 12:00 pm                      $95              pencil sharpener and eraser. Places are limited so register early to
Tuesday             May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14                          avoid disappointment. Max 8: Min 6

                                                                              Club Activities
Mosaics, first created in the 4th century BC, were raised to an art form by
the Byzantine Empire in the 5th century. Learn to create your own
mosaics using a wide range of styles, using materials, such as ceramic
or glass tiles, marble, porcelain and crockery.
                                                                              4-6050              Games Club
Our very experienced teacher Magi is back to show you the basics: tile        Tuesday             1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                       $40
cutting and placement; working with tools; creating and following                                 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21
designs. You will start with a door number or a pot stand, then progress
to larger projects. For inspiration, Magi has an extensive collection of      Come along and join in the fun if you enjoy playing board games
books, photographs and designs and loves to share her vast experience         and card games. Our friendly club meets each week and we play a
to guide students in this rewarding craft.                                    variety of games from quiz to cards to words and more. Please feel
Note        Basic cost of materials excluding tiles is included in course     free to bring along any games that you would like to play, as we are
fees. Students will be asked to pay $2.50 towards cost of tiles for their     always looking for new ideas.
first project. Places are limited to 8 so register early to secure a place:
Min 6: Max 8.                                                                 4-6052A             Mahjong - Beginners
                                                                              Shirley Walton
                                                                              Tuesday             10:00 am – 12:00 pm                     $50
4-1011B             Drawing for Non Drawers -                                                     May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21
Barbara Arenson     9:30 am – 12:30 pm                       $95              Join our friendly group and learn to play this fascinating ancient
Wednesday           May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22                      game. We are always looking for new members to join in and get
                                                                              those brain cells working. Notes and sets are provided, but bring
This class is for those people who may have previously thought they           along your own set if you wish.
were hopeless at drawing. You will be able to continue on under
Barbara’s expert guidance drawing, in a stress free and friendly
environment. Remember to bring an A2 sketchbook, 4B, 6B and 8B
South Perth Learning Centre                                                                                                        Term 2, 2011

4-6052B              Mahjong Wednesdays                                     Talks, Outings & Lifestyle
Wednesday            10:00 am – 12:00 pm                         $40
                     May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22                   4-7001G             Our BIGGEST Morning Tea
                                                                                                10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This friendly and popular group is for the more experienced who
                                                                            Monday              May 16                                  $15
wish to play this fascinating and ancient game. So come along and
get those brain cells working. Notes and sets are provided, but
                                                                            It’s that time of year again for the Centre to host Australia’s Biggest
please bring along your own if you wish.
                                                                            Morning Tea to raise money for the Cancer Council of WA for the
                                                                            continuing fight against cancer. Come along and support this very
4-8004               Understanding Foreign Affairs                          worthwhile cause and help to increase the funds raised for research
Lindsay Dorman       1:00pm – 3:00pm                             $50        and development. Join us for an informal get together over morning
Wednesday            May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22                   tea and catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances.
                                 OR                                         Please register your name on Enrolment Day.
4-8004B              1:00pm – 3:00pm                             $50
Tuesday              May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21
                                                                            4-7001H             Buddhist Meditation & Teachings
                                                                            Hugh Sykes          12:30 pm – 2:30 pm                      $50
Explore the world of foreign affairs - no plane ticket required! This
                                                                            Monday              May 23, 30, June 13, 20
discussion group will continue to explore the dynamics of foreign
affairs by way of events, both past and present that influence
                                                                            Hugh Sykes, Community Coordinator of the Buddhist Society of WA
nation states, including Australia, and their relationships with each
                                                                            has agreed to offer yet another 4 sessions on the teachings of the
other. This is of particular interest to anyone looking for something
                                                                            Buddha, and how they may be relevant to our everyday life in
different and with an interest in world affairs. A list of topics will be
                                                                            developing a more peaceful mind.
handed out on enrolment day and first week of term.
                                                                            Hugh will include in each session the practice of meditation, as a
                                                                            gradual help in developing different perspectives leading to calm
4-6053               Movie Club                                             states of mind. Any questions you may have about Buddhism will be
Helen Armstrong      1:00 – 2:30 pm                              $15        welcomed.
Thursday             May 5, 26, June 23

Are you a movie buff who enjoys sharing your thoughts with
                                                                            4-7001L             Thyroid Awareness and Health
                                                                            John Boyd           1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                       $10
others? If so, then come along to our friendly club where Helen will
                                                                            Tuesday             May 17
facilitate discussions on the movies we’ve seen. You will get a
chance to voice your opinion and listen to that of others on topics
                                                                            ThyroidWA is a support group for people with Thyroid conditions.
such as the acting, directing, the story, costumes etc. Why not
                                                                            They hold support group meetings several times a year for members
discuss areas that perhaps could have been improved. This is
                                                                            and for the past 3 years have been holding presentations to raise
your club so make the most of it. The title of the first movie will be
                                                                            awareness of thyroid conditions. Using a PowerPoint presentation
available on enrolment day.
                                                                            followed by general discussion and questions ThyroidWA will give
4-6054            The Book Club                                             valuable insights into thyroid health. The presentation will cover all
Catherine Roussett 9:30 am – 11:00 am                            $10        aspects of thyroid disease, available treatments and how to maintain
Friday            May 27; June 24                                           thyroid health.

Calling all bookworms. Do you enjoy discussing with others the              4-7001K          It Will Never Happen               To Me!
books that you have read? Having read the book, are there parts             Rex Manning-Voyce        1:00 pm – 2:30 pm                  $15
you did not like or were there any surprises? These are some of             Tuesday          May 31
the issues that can be discussed in the group with the help of
facilitator Catherine.                                                      Our presenter, Rex Manning-Voyce, has extensive experience after
            May 27: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson                 working for many years in the Loss Assessing and Risk Management
            June 24: Read a "classic" of own choosing.                      areas of General Insurance. Rex will give you the benefit of his
                                                                            knowledge covering the following subjects everyone who has any
                                                                            property at all should know and consider: Under-insurance; Flood;
                                                                            Jewellery; Some Sad Cases; Traps for the unwary and finishing with
4-6052               Mahjong Fridays                                        question time.
Friday               10:00 am – 12:00 pm                         $40
                     May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
                                                                            4-7005B             Creative Journal Writing
This friendly and popular group is for the more experienced who             Kate Faraday        1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
wish to play this fascinating and ancient game. So come along and           Tuesday             May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7           $75
get those brain cells working. Notes and sets are provided, but
please bring along your own if you wish.                                    With relaxed breathing and "switching-on" both hemispheres of the
                                                                            brain, our creative writing ability begins flowing. We will use
                                                                            visualisation, guided imagery, colour and sound to help us create
                                                                            wonderful written gems. Bring a journal and willingness to explore
                                                                            new experiences of story-writing. You will notice improvement in your
South Perth Learning Centre Term 2, 2011
    level of comfort, ease and enjoyment of your writing.                                               FROM TERM 1
    4-7005C              Harmony Harp Meditation                                 4-7000              Comm Bus to Pinjarra Races
    Kate Faraday         10:00 am – 11:00 am                                     Doug Marsh          9:30 am – 5:00 pm                        $50
    Wednesday            May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22      $65           Tuesday             May 19

    HARMONY HARP MEDITATION sessions over 8 weeks will introduce                 9:30 am leave from in front of the new learning Centre. Drive to
    you to nature sounds with the harmonic and soothing vibrations of a          Rockingham foreshore for morning tea. There are several coffee
    unique 12 string instrument, created especially by Kate to assist            shops to choose from and will be at own expense.
    healing. Other instruments will be included in the sessions. We will         After coffee break we go to the Pinjarra Race Course for lunch and
    use breathing and relaxation techniques to create a refreshing oasis         a flutter. There are two choices for lunch, which must be chosen
    of wellbeing in your busy week. Facilitator Kate Faraday has taught          when registering for the outing. 1. Harvey roast beef/gravy and
    de-stress and relaxation meditation for over 20 years.                       roast vegetables OR 2. Beer battered fish and chips with salad
                                                                                 Both choices include dessert and tea/coffee. On the way home if
    4-7001F              Spiritualism, Mediumship and                            time allows we may visit the Spud Shed.
                                                                                 It is vital that you meet at 9.15 am prompt. PLEASE NOTE the bus
                         Healing                                                 will depart at 9.30 am sharp from outside the new Centre and will
    Jenny Heath          1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                                       not wait for latecomers. Please car pool if you can and park on
    Thursday             June 9                                    $10           the South Terrace side of the new Centre car park.

    This talk on spiritualism and its many facets in being presented by
    Jenny Heath who has had 10 years voluntary service at Cancer
                                                                                 4-7005              Discovering the Energy of
    Centers in the UK and at Solaris Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner                                  Numbers
    Hospital. Jenny teaches Spiritual Development and is willing to              Kate Faraday        12:30 pm – 2:00 pm                       $60
    answer any questions on the life of a medium and healer.                     Monday              May 2, 9, 16, 23

    4-7001E              The Crusades: Fact & Fiction                            Learn about the fascinating role the Pythagorean system of
    Ernie Jones          10:30 am – 12:00 pm                                     numbers plays in your life through your birth date, year and day
    Tuesday              May 10, 17, 24, 31                        $50           numbers, compatibility ranges of numbers, and the energy of your
                                                                                 name numbers. Two fun sessions will give you insights into your
    The crusades are amongst the most interesting, exciting, and bloody          relationships when you look at the numbers of your family
    episodes in the Middle Ages in Europe and the Middle East. They              members. Notes included. Kate Faraday has worked with the
    have not been forgotten, and in distorted fashion are still with us          energy of numbers since studying with Dr David Phillips in NZ in
    today. Both the younger Bush and some of his Moslem antagonists              1991 and has facilitated learning circles in personal development
    still refer to ‘crusades’ and ‘crusaders’. Letters not infrequently appear   for over twenty years.
    in the pages of the West Australian alluding to the crusades, most of        Max: 12 Min: 4
    which unfortunately betray little idea of their purpose and what they
    actually were. Our Presenter is Associate Professor Ernie Jones, who         4-7004              Tour Bus – Sea Search/Rescue
    taught medieval history at UWA for 36 years before recently retiring.        Fiona Teakle        9:30am – 5:00 pm                         $60
    Max 20: Min 10                                                               Wednesday           June 22

    4-7001C              Pitcairn Island Trials                                  We commence with a scenic drive around the southern side of the
    Tony Abbott          1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                         $15           Swan River to Fremantle, stopping along the way for coffee
    Thursday             June 16                                                 overlooking the River. We will visit the Sea Search and Rescue
                                                                                 Services where volunteers work tirelessly to keep Recreational
    The Pitcairn Islands which form a group of four volcanic islands in          Boating safe from hazards. We will be shown a short video which
    the southern Pacific Ocean are a British Overseas Territory (formerly        gives an insight into the workings of our Volunteer Rescue
    a British colony). They are spread over several hundred miles of             Services.
    ocean with a total area of about 47 km2. Only the second largest and
    measuring about 3.2 km across, is inhabited. The islands are best            From Fremantle we travel to the Lynwood Arms Hotel for a 3-
    known as home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the             course lunch. A choice of Chicken, Fish or Steak with salad bar,
    Tahitians who accompanied them.                                              plus dessert and tea/coffee. After lunch we will visit the Jadran
    Between 2001-2004 Tony was Head of the Pitcairn Island Logistics             Wines in Orange Grove for a wine tasting. Please note there are
    Team overseeing the trials of child abuse.                                   approx 15 steps to the Sea Rescue building.

                                                                                 It is vital that you meet at 9:15 am prompt. The bus will depart at
    4-7001B   The Unexpected Talents of the                                      9.30 am sharp from outside the new Centre and will not wait for
              Ageing Brain                                                       latecomers. Please car pool if you can and park on the South
                                                                                 Terrace side of the new Centre car park.

South Perth Learning Centre                                                                                                         Term 2, 2011
                                                                             Photo modification using a computer. Printing, preparing a photo
                                                                             presentation. Participants will be encouraged to bring their cameras to

 Computing & Information
                                                                             download their photos for processing. Software used will be available
                                                                             via the internet at no cost, but it has many of the attributes of
                                                                             Photoshop Elements. The course will not discuss photographic
 Technology                                                                  techniques.
                                                                             Our facilitator, Roger, has had extensive experience teaching
                                                                             computing for 20 years at TAFE.
 The Centre’s computing courses have the well-earned reputation of           Participants should have a reasonable knowledge of using a PC
 providing training in computers and information technology in a non-        mouse and keyboard. Typing skills not required. Includes 20 pages
 threatening situation with caring, individual attention. Our fees           of notes.
 compare more than favourably with other computer training venues
 Our hands-on IT courses led by experienced presenters offer a
 supportive small group learning environment in our comfortable
                                                                             4-1024              Edit Your Videos
 computer room with limited students per class, each with own                Roger Watson        9:30 am – 11:00 am                       $85
 designated computer. Experienced tutors have trained hundreds of            Monday              May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 13, 20
 people over the past few years.                                                                 (June 6 is a holiday)

                                                                             Downloading video from a video camera or digital camera to a
 4-1023              Intro to Computing                                      computer. Methods of editing the video, adding titles, music,
 Roger Watson        11:00 am – 12:30 pm                      $85            animation, slow motion, visual effects and saving in a range of
 Monday              May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 13, 20                       formats. Outputting to a DVD. Microsoft Movie Maker 2011 (free) will
                     (June 6 is a holiday)                                   be used for practical work but more comprehensive video editing
                                                                             software will be demonstrated. Our facilitator, Roger, has had
 In this course you will learn how to create basic documents, save and       extensive experience teaching computing for 20 years at TAFE.
 copy them into files and folders; format text, cut, copy and paste,         Preparation of teaching materials provided Roger with an in-depth
 insert graphics and printing. Our facilitator Roger Watson comes from       knowledge of word processing, associated graphics production and
 a background of teaching in Auckland and Perth. Preparation of              publishing. Roger started making videos when editing became
 teaching materials provided Roger with an in-depth knowledge of             possible on a basic computer, and provided a series of weekly
 word processing, associated graphics production and publishing.             programs for community TV in Perth. Participants should have a
 Participants should have some knowledge of using a PC mouse and             reasonable knowledge of using a PC mouse and keyboard. Typing
 keyboard. Typing skills not required. Includes 20 pages of notes.           skills not required. Includes 15 pages of notes.

 4-1026              Family History Research Online                          4-1022              Internet & Emailing for
 Graham Bown         1.00 pm – 3.00 pm                        $60
 Tuesday             June 7, 14, 21                                                              Beginners
                                                                             Richard Fenson      10:00 am – 12:00 pm                      $65
 Graham is back by popular demand to share his extensive knowledge           Thursday            May 5, 12, 19, 26
 of family history research using the internet as a research tool. He is a
 long term and current member of WA Genealogical Society. In these           The topics include basic troubleshooting, short cuts, detailed
 three sessions held in the Computer Room, Graham will extend                explanation of all function keys and all available browsers navigating
 your research knowledge towards drawing up your family tree – the           the worldwide web. Full coverage of e-mail features and chatting. This
 most interesting form of history - something most of us have been           course is for both beginners and those who have limited experienced
 interested in doing “some time or another”. Now is the time to find out     with operational systems. Start with absolute basics applying to
 how to do it and Graham will present interesting examples and               Windows XP and/or Windows 7. You will learn to navigate and search
 explore many ‘branches’ of a family tree. Maximum: 6 participants so        the Web as well as all necessary steps to send and receive mail with
 sign up early!                                                              attachments and much more.

 4-1024A             Working With Digital                                    4-1027              Digital Diary & Letter Writing
                                                                             Bruce Raymond       1.00 pm – 3:00 pm                        $65
                     Photographs (Session 1)                                 Thursday            May 5, 12, 19, 26
 Roger Watson        9:30 am – 11:00 am                       $90
 Wednesday           May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22                    In this 4-week course we will learn how to write diary entries and
                                                                             letters on the computer.
                                                                             We will also learn how to Edit, Save, Add pictures and Send, by email,
 4-1024B             Working With Digital                                    to another computer anywhere in the world.
                     Photographs (Session 2)                                 Course Outline:     Week 1: MSWord documents
 Roger Watson        11.00 am – 12:30 pm                      $90                                Week 2: Adding Pictures (Photoshop)
 Wednesday           May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22                                        Week 3: Email Accounts (Hotmail)
                                                                                                 Week 4: Send & Receive Email
 This course will cover methods of transferring photos taken with a
 digital camera or mobile phone to a computer, iPod or email.
 Scanning of existing photos. Storing photos, renaming, archiving.
South Perth Learning Centre Term 2, 2011
                                                                         Text book: Encore Tricolore 4 by Heather Mascie-Taylor and Sylvia
Languages                                                                Honnor. Literature Book: Le Petit Nicolas by Sempe-Goscinny.

                                                                         Books can be obtained from: All Foreign Languages Bookshop at 572
4-1015              Italian for Beginners (Lvl 1)                        Hay street, Perth. OR can be ordered at a cheaper price from:
Amido Nadim         9:30 am – 11:30 am                        $70 but will take approximately 2 weeks to
Monday              May 2, 9 16, 23, 30, June 13, 20                     arrive.
                    (June 6 is holiday)                                  Min 7: Max 12

Starting with early principles of the language, basic grammar rules,
pronunciation and reading. Emphasis is on enjoyment as well as
                                                                         4-1013              Intermediate French (Lvl 2)
                                                                         Ron Coombs          1:00 pm – 2:30 pm                       $70
serious study. Students are encouraged to develop sentences and
                                                                         Wednesday           May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22
maintain a well-organised clip file in which to develop text for
exercises and vocabulary.
                                                                         This course continues on from the classes that were running last
Students joining this group and already with a grasp of elementary       term. It can also accommodate new students who have already had
knowledge may find this early starters class useful but are advised      an introduction to principles of Grammar and written exercises.
that the emphasis will be on those who are quite new to the
language. Handouts are provided. The essence is to enjoy the             Emphasis will be concentrated on early conversation; reading and
subject and participate earnestly.                                       writing so that students can then proceed on to the more advanced
                                                                         conversation class “Parlez-vous Francais” (Level 3).
4-1018              Intermediate Italian (Lvl            2)              Textbook to be advised.
Jo Rainsford-Taylor
                    10:00 am – 12:00 pm                       $70        4-1016              Italian Conversation
Monday              May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 13, 20                    Ambra Marra         10:00 am – 12:00 pm                     $70
                    (June 6 is holiday)
                                                                         Thursday            May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23
This course is aimed at anyone with prior elementary knowledge of
                                                                         Classes are intended for those who wish to practice their acquired
Italian. Jo will pick up from her previous Italian class and students
                                                                         skills in the language. They will be based mainly on preparation for
will continue further with their fluency and concentrate on increasing
                                                                         discussion. A wide variety of topics will be included for these
their vocabulary.
These classes are always made more enjoyable by playing games
                                                                         Participants will be encouraged to help each other and some
and making outside excursions when possible.
                                                                         grammatical areas will be examined from time to time. All who show
Textbooks will be ordered for purchasing in the first class.
                                                                         any interest at keeping their knowledge alive irrespective of their
Min 6 : Max 12
                                                                         advanced levels will be made most welcome.
                                                                         Handouts will be provided.
4-1012              French for Beginners (Lvl 1)
Ron Coombs          1:00 – 3:00 pm                            $70
Monday              May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 13, 20
                                                                         4-1017              Spanish for Beginners
                    (June 6 is holiday)                                  Ema Garcia          10:30 am – 12:30 pm                     $70
                                                                         Thursday            May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23
Welcome to Paris!....Bonjour!..... Emphasis in this class will be on
enjoyment as well as some serious study. The recommended text-            "Ola amigo! Hasta la vista! You already know some Spanish
book is “A New French Course” Part One by Horan and Wheeler.             words. Come and have fun learning how to speak Spanish at a
                                                                         conversational level in this beginner's course.
This is a particularly good book for students who want to apply
themselves through repetitive exercises and it is a very useful          South American and Spanish language differences will be covered,
adjunct to the lessons. The course is open to beginners as well as to    along with greetings, introductions, grammar and vocabulary relating
those who wish to continue from the previous term.                       to common situations in 'el mercado', 'el restaurante' and 'el hotel'.
Min 6: Max 12                                                            The textbook School Spanish Course, 2nd ed by John C Pride will be

4-1014            Parlez-vous Français?                                  4-1019              Indonesian Conversation
Marie Anne Pontré 10:00 am – 12:00 pm                         $75        Kus Sujatna         10:30 am – 12:00 pm                     $55
Tuesday           May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21                  Thursday            May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23
Designed for those who have a sound knowledge of French                  This conversation class is for those who have learnt Bahasa
grammar and the language and the desire to continue with it. The         Indonesia in the past and would like to come along to practice and
course is delivered in a relaxed atmosphere and offers a wide range      improve their language skills. Kus has extensive experience in
of learning tools to achieve fluency and confidence in conversation.     teaching Bahasa as she taught for many years at TAFE.
                                                                         Come along and join the fun.

South Perth Learning Centre                                                                                                Term 2, 2011

 4-1019B             Indonesian for Beginners                            Come along and meet others into inspired eating, using organic,
 Kus Sujatna         10:00 am – 11:30 am                       $55       gluten-dairy-additive-sugar-free plant based food that is
 Friday              May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24               cleansing, practical and YUM. Eat the best food there is!
                                                                         Min: 4 Max: 8
 If you’ve been to Bali and loved the experience, here is your
 chance to learn not just the National Language of Indonesia but
 also about Indonesian cultures, religions and history. Kus will         4-7001M           Cooking For Singles
 show you how easy it is to get started. You use the English             Denise Wilcockson 10:00 am – 12:00 noon                     $65
 alphabet and pronunciation is consistent - there is very little         Wednesday         May 18, 25, June 1, 8
                                                                         We know that there are singles out there who would like to know
 With just a few Indonesian words your next trip to Bali will be         how to cook a few basic recipes either for the purpose of healthy
 greatly enhanced. Learning a new language even stimulates new           eating at home or to impress your friends. Well, this is the
 areas of your brain!                                                    course for you, Denise will teach you how to make a few dishes
                                                                         each week over a two hour-session and even provide a sample
 4-1014A           French for Travellers                                 weekly menu with dishes that could double up for lunch the next
 Marie Anne Pontre 10:00 am – 12:00 pm           $75                     day.
 Friday            May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24
                                                                         Denise will cover all the basics including soups and stews, pasta
 This course is designed for those who intend to travel to a French      and curry sauces, a few cheese or vegetarian dishes; salads
 speaking country in the near future. While we will focus on             and of course a couple of simple deserts.
 ‘survival’ skills when travelling, students will also become familiar   Min: 4 Max: 8
 with French customs and culture; learn how to ask and find one’s
 way, transport, purchase, time, food etc….                              4-7001D          Chinese Cooking
                                                                         Pik WanStephenson10:30 am – 12:30pm
 French for Beginners by Usborne Internet-Linked is the text book        Thursday         June 2, 9                                  $30
 for the course and additional notes will be provided. The text book
 can be obtained from All Foreign Languages Bookshop at 572              Pik-Wan’s Hong Kong cooking demonstration was so popular
 Hay Street, Perth OR can be ordered at a cheaper price from:            last term that we have asked her to provide some more classes but will take 2 weeks approx.                  to extend our knowledge of this cuisine.
 Min 7: Max 12
                                                                         Pik-Wan originates from Hong Kong and has had extensive
                                                                         experience in preparing Chinese and Asian dishes. She will be

 Kitchen Activities
                                                                         showing participants how to cook authentic healthy Asian style
                                                                         dishes, such as Shanghai dumplings and Hainan chicken rice. At
                                                                         the end of the session you will be invited to eat the food Pik-Wan
                                                                         has cooked for lunch.
 4-7001J             Thermomix in the Kitchen
 Janine Banks        10:30 am – 1:00 pm                                  Includes the cost of the meal.
 Tuesday             June 7                                    $30       Min: 4 Max: 8

 The Thermomix is the result of 50 years of German design and
 innovation, earning the title of "the world's smallest, smartest
 kitchen". This one compact kitchen appliance is just like having
 another pair of hands working with you when preparing fresh,
 nutritious food.

 Thermomix can chop, beat, whip, grind, knead, mince, grate,
 juice, heat, stir, steam and weigh your food, without numerous
 attachments. Come along to see and taste test for yourself what
 an amazing little machine this is.
 Min 4: Max 8

 4-7001N             Here Me Raw
 Martine Rousset     10:00 am – 12:00 noon                     $45
 Tuesday             May 10, 17

 Martine will show you how to eat your way to vitality with
 delicious, living food. Learn how to prepare all kinds of meals,
 snacks and treats that are both delicious and nutritious.

South Perth Learning Centre Term 2, 2011

 ENROLMENT DAY                            ACTIVITIES                                   The Centre is located on the lower level of the South Perth Civic Centre

 Term 2:     27 April                     2 May – 24 June                               on South Terrace in South Perth.

 Term 3:     19 July                      25 July – 16 September                       Parking is available outside the centre

 Term 4:     11 October                   17 October – 9 December                      Transperth Bus Routes 32, 34 and 106. (Check times with Transperth)

 Chairperson                                              |                   Veronica Lawrance
 Secretary                                                |                   Daphne Smith
 Treasurer                                                |                   Jo Rainsford-Taylor
 Publicity & Liaison Officer                              |                   Sue Emmett
 Programme Coordinators                                   |                   Daphne Smith, Felicity Johnson
 Building & Maintenance                                   |                   Ros Raabe
 Committee Members                                        |                   Esther Segal, Kevin Trent, Ron Coombs, Pam Garmony, Ann Hunt, Angela Carr.
 Newsletter Editor/Producer                               |                   Veronica Lawrance
 Website Editor/Producer                                  |                   Doug Wright
 Tony Abbott            Barbara Arenson       Helen Armstrong       Janine Banks          John Boyd                Graham Bown              Don Cameron
 Ron Coombs             Lindsay Dorman        Kate Faraday          Richard Fenson        Emma Garcia              Jenny Heath              Ernie Jones
 Veronica Lawrance      Rex Manning-Voyce Ambra Marra               Doug Marsh            Amido Nadim              Valerie Parker
 Pamela Pik-wan Stephenson                    Marie Anne Pontré     Jo Rainsford-Taylor Bruce Raymond              Catherine Rousset        Martine Rousset
 Magi Snedden           Kus Sujatna           Hugh Sykes            Fiona Teakle          Shirley Walton           Roger Watson             Dense Wilcockson

 Ros Cuthbert           Barbara Early         Ann Evans             Pam Garmony           Cynthia Higgins          Felicity Johnson         Gwen Johnson
 Andrea Henning         Loretta Hughes        Elizabeth Jones       Betty Lindsay         Ann Manning-Voyce June Pannell                    Ros Raabe
 Noelene Scally         Esther Segal
 South Perth Learning Centre Inc, Lower Level Civic Centre, South Terrace, South Perth.
 Postal address: P O Box 254, COMO WA 6952                Telephone: (08) 9367 1254       Email:
 Term 2 Office Hours:             Monday – Friday         9.15 am – 3.30 pm

             THANK YOU to all the Teachers and Presenters this term, in voluntary capacity or otherwise for your time and
             services. The Centre appreciates and gratefully acknowledges your contribution in conducting the courses and
             activities for our members.

             THANK YOU to the Administration Staff and Volunteers who help out each Enrolment Day, mailing out the newsletter,
             and conscientious office duties each term. Your time and assistance is greatly appreciated.

             THANK YOU to the office of Senator Alan Eggleston, Federal Senator, for his support in the printing of this

South Perth Learning Centre                                                                              Term 2, 2011

                                          SPLC ENROLMENT & RECEIPT FORM – TERM 2 2011

PHONE:                                                                    Email:
COURSE NO        COURSE NAME                                              ANNUAL         TERM   TERM 2    AMOUNT DUE
4-1000           MEMBERSHIP                                               $35            $15              $
4-1001           CONCESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP                                  $30            $10              $
4-1009           JEWELLERY MAKING CLASSES                                 MONDAY am      $65              $
4-1003           OIL PAINTING CONTINUING                                  MONDAY pm      $85              $
4-1007           MOSIACS                                                  TUESDAY am     $95              $
4-1011B          DRAWING FOR NON DRAWERS (ONGOING)                        WEDNESDAY am   $95              $
4-1011A          DRAWING FOR NON DRAWERS                                  THURSDAY am    $95              $
4-1011           DRAWING (ADVANCED)                                       FRIDAY am      $95              $
4-6052A          MAH JONG BEGINNERS                                       TUESDAY am     $50              $
4-8004B          UNDERSTANDING FOREIGN AFFAIRS                            TUESDAY pm     $50              $
4-6050           GAMES CLUB                                               TUESDAY pm     $40              $
4-6052B          MAH JONG WEDNESDAYS                                      WEDNESDAY am   $40              $
4-8004           UNDERSTANDING FOREIGN AFFAIRS                            WEDNESDAY pm   $50              $
4-6053           MOVIE CLUB                                               THURSDAY pm    $15              $
4-6052           MAHJONG FRIDAYS                                          FRIDAY am      $40              $
4-6054           THE BOOK CLUB                                            FRIDAY am      $10              $
4-7001G          OUR BIGGEST MORNING TEA                                  MONDAY am      $15              $
4-7001H          BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND TEACHINGS                        MONDAY pm      $50              $
4-7005           DISCOVERING THE ENERGY OF NUMBERS                        MONDAY pm      $60              $
4-7001E          THE CRUSADES: FACTS AND FICTIONS                         TUESDAY am     $50              $
4-7001K          IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME                               TUESDAY pm     $15              $
4-7001L          THYROID AWARENESS AND HEALTH                             TUESDAY pm     $10              $
4-7001B          CREATIVE JOURNAL WRITING                                 TUESDAY pm     $75
4-7005C          HARMONY HARP MEDITATION                                  WEDNESDAY am   $65              $
4-7004           TOUR BUS TO SEA SEARCH AND RESCUE                        WEDNESDAY am   $60              $
4-7000           COMMUNITY BUS TO PINJARRA RACES                          THURSDAY am    $50              $
4-7001F          SPIRITUALISM MEDIUMSHIP AND HEALING                      THURSDAY pm    $10              $
4-7001C          PITCAIRN ISLAND TRIALS                                   THURSDAY pm    $15              $
4-1023           INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING                                MONDAY am      $85              $
4-1024           EDITING YOUR VIDEOS                                      MONDAY am      $85              $
4-1026           FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH ONLINE                           TUESDAY pm     $60              $
4-1024A          WORKING WITH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS (1)                     WEDNESDAY am   $90              $
4-1024A          WORKING WITH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS (2)                     WEDNESDAY am   $90              $
4-1022           INTERNET AND EMAILING FOR BEGINNERS                      THURSDAY am    $65              $
4-1027           DIGITAL DIARY AND LETTER WRITING                         THURSDAY pm    $65              $
4-1015           ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS (Level 1)                          MONDAY am      $70              $
4-1018           INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN (Level 2)                           MONDAY am      $70              $
4-1012           FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS (Level 1)                           MONDAY pm      $70              $
4-1014           PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?                                    TUESDAY am     $75              $
4-1013           INTERMEDIATE FRENCH (Level 2)                            WEDNESDAY pm   $70              $
4-1016           ITALIAN CONVERSATION                                     THURSDAY am    $70              $
4-1017           SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS                                    THURSDAY am    $70              $
4-1019           INDONESIAN CONVERSATION                                  THURSDAY am    $55              $
4-1019B          INDONESIAN FOR BEGINNERS                                 FRIDAY am      $55              $
4-1014A          FRENCH FOR TRAVELLERS                                    FRIDAY am      $75              $
4-7001N          HERE ME RAW COOKING DEMONSTRATION                        TUESDAY am     $45              $
4-7001J          THERMOMIX IN THE KITCHEN                                 TUESDAY am     $30              $
4-7001M          COOKING FOR SINGLES                                      WEDNESDAY am   $65              $
4-7001D          CHINESE COOKING                                          THURSDAY am    $30              $
                                                                          TOTAL                           $
                                                        PAYMENT DETAILS:
Cash: $                                                           Cheque No:
Mastercard or Visa CARD No:                                              EXPIRY DATE:
Name as it appears on card:
DATE:                                                                     RECEIVED BY:

Term 2, 2011                                                                                                             Volume 24, Issue 2

                                                 Enrolment Conditions
MEMBERSHIP:        Membership is required in order to enrol in any of the activities outlined in our Term program. You can choose to pay on an
                   annual basis or pay term by term.
MEMBERSHIP FEE: ANNUAL: $35 Regular        $30 Concession                 TERM: $15.00 Regular        $10.00 concession
                Concession cardholders need to bring relevant card as proof. Membership fees are non-refundable.
HOW TO ENROL:      By Mail: Complete the enrolment form and post together with the full fee(s) for course(s) and membership to the South
                   Perth Learning Centre Inc, P O Box 254, South Perth WA 6951.
                   By phone: Telephone 9367 1254 with credit card details.
                   In Person: At the Centre or prior to the first week of term. Please bring a cheque, cash (correct amount) or credit/debit
                   card (Visa or Mastercard only).
                   By email: Scan the completed enrolment form together with credit card details and email to
ENROLMENTS:        Please choose your course(s) carefully as we cannot refund your course fee for non-attendance of classes.
REFUNDS:           Refunds will only be given where classes have been cancelled by the Centre and payment will be issued by cheque regardless
                   of how the original payment was made.
                   If a refund is sought for cancellation by a member due to exceptional circumstances the matter will be considered by the
                   Executive committee.
COURSE CHANGES: The Centre reserves the right to alter any of the published arrangements, either before or during a course or to cancel or
                terminate a course.

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