Welcome to the CTC@Robertson
and Robertson SHED Inc. website
Robertson Community Technology Centre is a multi-function centre managed by a not-for-profit community organisation (The Robertson Shed Inc.). Our aim is to create and maintain
a welcoming hub for people who live,
work and visit Robertson and the Southern Highlands.
The centre provides facilities and enriching experiences in IT, arts, education, business and commerce, social and cultural fields.
Since May 2004, CTC@Robertson has been enriching the lives of the Robertson community by providing services, facilities and experiences as well as a welcoming meeting place for everybody to enjoy.
We are continuously looking for financial support in order to keep our doors open. Please get in touch if you think you can help in any way, however small.
CTC Sunday cinema series 2014:
Renoir's The Rules of the Game (6 April); To Spring from the Hand (18 May)
Sunday 6th April at 2pm: The Rules of the Game
(La Règle du jeu).
The film is introduced by Tony Williams. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, Jean Renoir’s 1939 masterpiece The Rules of the Game is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners. Jean Renoir is the son of the artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir and was ranked by the British Film Institute as the fourth greatest director of all time. Film duration 106 mins, rated PG.
Sunday 18th May at 2pm: To Spring from the Hand - the life and work of Paulus Berensohn.
Neil Lawrence, who masterminded the Kevin07 campaign, is well known from the ABC’s Q and A and Gruen Nation programs. Neil has added film making to his many talents and will introduce his documentary To Spring from the Hand. The film follows the life and work of acclaimed potter, craft artist and former dancer Paulus Berensohn. Film 73 mins, rated G.
It’s not a way of making a living, it’s a way of making a life (Paulus Berensohn)
Anyone who misses Neil Lawrence's wonderful documentary of Paulus has missed one of life's extraordinary meetings (Mary Oliver)
Tickets: Adults $10 children $5 (CTC fundraiser).
Café opens at 1.30pm. Tea & coffee available. Bookings recommended.
David Wallace the new Manager at CTC@Robertson
The CTC@Robertson is pleased to announce the appointment of David Wallace as the new Manager. David started work on Wednesday 15th January and is hoping to be able to announce some exciting new partnerships and events in the near future. David lives in Robertson and can be found at the CTC every day from Weds to Saturday. Why don't you drop in for a coffee and a chat?
An introduction to online learning – free modules with eduONE
We have a number of eduONE short online courses available free, including: Building a Life Dream; Workplace Hygiene; Mela-what?; Knights Crusades & Castles; Planting the Seed; Business Life Cycle Challenge; EcoTourism; Sexuality Based Prejudice and Discrimination; Ageing and Ageism; Sign Language; Carbon Economy
You can do the QuickSmart Online or eduONE course any time at your own convenience, and at your own pace. Drop in to CTC@Robertson and check it out.
Was maths your least favourite subject at school? Are your numeracy skills holding you back? You’re not alone. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that more than 50% of Australians don’t have the maths skills they need these days. CTC@Robertson has a new, free, online course that could be just what you need. QuickSmart Online is designed for people who would like more confidence in their basic numeracy skills, either for work of just for life in general. QuickSmart Online focuses on fast and accurate basic numeracy skills – the kind of skills you need to get an apprenticeship or traineeship, to work with money and tills, to work with measurements and tallying.
QuickSmart Online now has a basic literacy course as well.
You can do the QuickSmart Online course any time at your own convenience, and at your own pace. Drop in to CTC@Robertson and check it out. Or you can phone 4885 2665, email email@example.com.
QuickSmart is an Australian Government Initiative.
Thanks to all our CTC volunteers!
If you are interested in volunteering, please call into the CTC or have a look at our volunteering page.
CTC@Robertson Computer Group
CTC@Robertson has started a computer group for those who missed out on learning to use a computer at school. There will be sessions on Friday mornings from 10.30am until approximately midday, every 2nd week or so. A short presentation on a computer related topic is followed by time on the computers with someone available to help out. People can bring their own laptop PCs to these sessions.
Cost: $10.00, morning tea is included. Please book if you would like to come as numbers are limited (tel. 02 4885 2346; info(at)robertsonctc(dot)org(dot)au
Please drop us a line if you'd like to be added to be added to the mailing list for the CTC Computer Group.
Southern Highlands Ukulele Group
Southern Highlands Ukulele Group aka the "WUKA PLUKAS" meet at the CTC@Robertson on the 3rd Monday of the month 7pm-9pm. Bring your uke and have some fun with a happy group from beginners to old hands. $3 donation. Further information info [at] robertsonctc [dot] org [dot] au
Farmer Gumboot and the Grubs
An animated short film, produced by children under the direction of Penny Osterhaus with funding from the Country Arts Support Program of Regional Arts NSW. Watch in larger format on YouTube.
Robertson and surrounds e-news - free monthly newsletter
Would like to subscribe to the monthly Robertson e-news? If so, follow the steps below and a newsletter will be sent to your email address at the beginning of each month,
1) This link will take you to the Robertson e-news page on the tiny letter website.
2) Enter your email address and click on the subscribe button.
3) Tiny letter will send you an email to confirm your registration. You will then need to confirm your subscription by clicking on the link in the email.
The newsletter content is put together at CTC@Robertson and includes relevant information for Robertson residents.
Cinema volunteers wanted
If you have enjoyed the film program from the CTC this year, you might be interested in volunteering to help keep this lively series going in 2010. We need help with flyer distribution and the café on screening nights. Call Monica on 4885 2665 during office hours, Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Mobile phone recycling
at your CTC
Your CTC will receive $2.50 for every old mobile phone it collects. Simply bring in your unwanted mobile phone, no matter its age or condition and give it to one of our volunteers. This not only helps your CTC but the planet too, it is estimated that there are 16 million old mobile phones just lying around in office and home drawers in Australia alone. See the news page for more information.
Office space for rent
at the CTC
Are you a commuter? Do you work from home and wish you had better facilities? Need a quiet well equipped work space?
The office space or hot desk service in the community technology centre building has two desks with PCs equipped with MS Office applications and connected to the internet and networked to printers. Laptop computers can also be connected to the internet at the CTC.
There is also access a range of office services and catering on request. For details, please see the news item on the news subpage.
Find out about volunteering
Meet our great team of volunteers and find out more about how to get involved! Volunteer application form can be downloaded from the volunteering subpage.