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.
Robertson Community Cinema 24 May - more
Training at the CTC Feb-May 2015 - more
Photographic journey around Antarctica 28 Feb - more
A new Facebook page for the CTC - more Basketry courses Feb-March - more Ukulele group - more
Robertson e-newsletter - more
Mobile phone recycling - see below Office space for rent - more details Find out about volunteering at the CTC
CTC Sunday Cinema Series
Sunday 24 May at 2pm:
Dirk Bogarde Revisited
Tony Williams discusses the work of Dirk Bogarde and screens excerpts from the documentary The Private Dirk Bogarde. His heart-throb appearance in British films in the 1940s and '50s coined the title ‘Matinee Idol’. But it was Bogarde’s later films in the '60s with European directors, that saw a deeper edge to his work. We look at samples of his European work, and the entire film Death in Venice, directed by Luchino Visconti and arguably Borgarde’s finest film.
Talk/excerpts approx. 30 mins, short interval, Death in Venice 130 mins. Adults only.
Training at the CTC February-May 2015
- from computer basics to Cloud storage
CTC's training program from February to May 2015 offers a great range of courses, from computer basics and email to MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Online Office), cloudstorage and password management, iPads/Tablets (Introduction & Continued) and blogging. Take advantage of the special introductory price $65/$55 concession (3-hour class), or book a one-on-one session if that is what you prefer. For details, see this pdf brochure (55KB), and get in touch to book your place by calling 02 4885 2665 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
First courses start 13 February (computer basics). All courses taught by qualified & experienced trainer.
Small groups, manuals or course notes provided.
Photographic journey around Antarctica
- a presentation on 28 February
Glenn Dawson is a freelance photographer specialising in wildlife and nature. He and his cameras have made four trips to the Arctic, Alaska and Canada. He has also travelled twice to Africa to work and photograph wildlife and landscape. Robertson is to be treated to a presentation by Glenn, sharing his love and knowledge of the Antarctic, and other lands he has visited with a focus on nature, wildlife and cultures.
Suitable for all ages.
Date & time: Saturday 28th February, 3pm – 5pm; tickets $10.
For bookings, contact the CTC, tel. 02 4885 2665.
Woven in time
- basketry courses with Jill Taylor
Learn a new/old ecologically sustainable craft in this eco-friendly basketry workshop. Use traditional techniques to create your own beautiful and functional basket/artistic creation. Explore the principles and ethics of permaculture. Class notes and materials included. You are encouraged to bring along some of your own choices in fibres in order to personalise your work, along with secateurs, scissors, large-eyed needles, threads, wools, embellishments, an apron and old towel, and lunch.
Jill is a permaculture design consultant, a natural fibre basket-maker and teacher of traditional crafts, who has recently relocated to the Southern Highlands.
Dates: Saturdays 28th February; 14th March and 21st March from 9am to 3pm. Cost $75 per person per session.
For bookings contact the CTC, tel. 02 4885 2665
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.