eNews #27 Feb 2022

Welcome to Term 1

It was wonderful to see so many happy faces returning to classes earlier this month. The last couple of weeks have been very busy preparing for our 2022 U3A year with Reception Desk Volunteers and Class Leaders attending their annual Information Sessions. Along with the Committee of Management, these are the key people who keep the wheels turning at U3A Nunawading.

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Class Leaders prepared for another year

A group of around 140 of our new and returning Class Leaders were recently briefed by Course Administrator Elsie Mutton OAM on what they needed to know in preparation for the beginning of Term 1. The session covered administration as well as health and safety issues and our current COVID-19 protocols.

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Front-line volunteers briefing

Our Reception Desk volunteers are our front line when it comes to member inquiries so it’s important that they are kept up-to-date with the information they need to do their job. With such a stop/start year in 2021 it is doubly so this year with a number of new procedures put in place over recent months.

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Why I love teaching science at U3A

I became a school physics teacher by a combination of practical necessity and default. In my first two years teaching in a girls’ school, I discovered that even students who chose physics found it incomprehensible, and colleagues with a background in other sciences hated teaching it for the same reason.

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Table Tennis players have a ball

In 2021, COVID-19 spoiled many things, but it didn’t stop the enjoyment and unbridled enthusiasm of the Table Tennis class when we got going again, and 2022 is set to be even better.

Thanks to the commitment of our members who came back to play after numerous lockdowns, we had a great time. Our end of year celebrations showcased our team spirit with everyone contributing to a feast of multi-cultural snacks and an unexpected guest in a red suit even dropped by for some festive fun.

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