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Book Group - Reading for Pleasure - For existing students

Course Outline

This course encourages reading and the sharing of ideas through discussion, looking at the influence of our personal history and how it relates to our preferences in book selection today.

Please Bring

Please purchase or come with the following books:
A Room Made of Leaves Kate Grenville

excerpts from The Details Tegan Bennett Daylight

The Pearl John Steinbach

Virtual Classroom/Face to Face

This course will be delivered using virtual classroom via Zoom and combined with face to face in the classroom. Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join a Zoom classroom:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

About the Tutor

Margaret Baird is a trained English teacher. She currently works as an Individual and Couples Counsellor in private practice. Leading groups both in the self-help and the book group area has been her special interest. She is currently a member of two book groups and is keen to encourage enrichment through reading and discussion.

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Margaret (facilitator) is insightful. Members thoughtful, friendly and interesting. Books well chosen.
  • I value the opportunity to connect with friends I have made in this group. Margaret chooses interesting books which encourage much discussion.
  • This is a Top group where the continued renewal of the membership speaks for itself. A highlight of the week! Margaret is a gifted facilitator and friend to everyone.
  • Very enjoyable even though it has to be on Zoom for the time being! Venue rating would have been higher had it not been at home!!
  • In spite of covid and only meeting via zoom I think we had another wonderful year of exciting and challenging books to read and discuss under the inspirational and encouraging leadership of Margaret. Looking forward to another great year in 2021.
  • Margaret is an excellent facilitator who is passionate about the books we read.
  • Excellent course. I appreciate the effort the college has made to improve the facilities in the meeting room. Air con coffee etc. Louise
  • I have attended our book discussion for some years and have valued the benefits it has to offer. Margaret has been a great leader and very organized and considerate of our group. We all have good life experiences and offer stimulating discussion respecting each others opinion and point of view
  • This fabulous and connected group is a joy to us all. We’ve read books that have extended and challenged us and shared stories and reflections that give enormous value to us personally and as a group.
  • I enjoyed the trainer and the participants

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113