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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:

The books for Term 4 are 1. The Mystery of Mrs. Christie Marie Benedict 2. And Then There Were None Agatha Christie 3. Resurrection Bay Emma Viskic

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:

  • I continue to enjoy my Tuesday mornings with good company and thoughtful discussions. Margaret is a skilful coordinator.
  • I have been doing this course for years. It is very interesting and a marvellous group of people. I have enrolled for next term already.
  • Margaret was very able to continue our course with zoom and I enjoyed the term very much even though we were not able to meet f2f during this time of covid
  • I love this book group. We have an experienced and talented convenor and a group of wonderful women participants. What more could one ask for.
  • I enjoy the discussion and the close relationship that has developed between the women in the group.
  • Excellent course. I appreciate the effort the college has made to improve the facilities in the meeting room. Air con coffee etc. Louise
  • I came in late and was a Zoomer but enjoyed the quality and interest level of the discussion. Great people who are friendly and inclusive!!
  • The discussion is stimulating and enjoyable and the friendships formed are a much valued bonus. Margaret is an excellent tutor and her facilitation is integral to the success of the group.
  • I have always enjoyed reading for pleasure led by Margaret, the choice of books are always interesting and stimulating. Margaret is always well prepared and able to be very inclusive with managing the group.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the 5 week course. Time of day and venue worked perfectly for me. I would strongly recommend it. Such fun.

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