Cronulla Beach

The University of the Third Age, also known as U3A, aims to share knowledge and grow minds, foster social contact and a passion for education primarily for those over the age of 50.  It relies on volunteers to lead and administer our many courses. Within Sydney U3A , Sutherland Shire  and parts of  St George  are known as Endeavour Region, with a membership of some 600 people  and many leaders and administration people.  It has a variety of venues and wide-ranging courses.

Sutherland Shire  covers 370 sq m in the south  of Sydney, with a growing population of some 230,000 and is widely known as the birthplace of a nation. Captain Cook landed at Kurnell in 1770 which was the home of the Dharawal-speaking people. 

See the Endeavour Region newsletter and committee members through the left sidebar buttons on this page. We invite you to explore our website.

USEFUL LINKS :       Our Courses                              Reports from our Courses

Membership Enquiries: mail@sydneyu3a.org.sydneyu3a.org        or   Tel:02 9267 9056
For information about Endeavour (Southern) U3A, contact Cherie Clover by emailing her at  cherie167@hotmail.com
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5th  issue –
Our Endeavour Southern Region Newsletter ! has been emailed to members and is available on the Newsletters sidebar.
Watch for the next edition, OUT SOON!

Some of the Highlights from the September Newsletter :

  •      News from our Course Coordinator, and the Committee
    *    ‘Trips’ to Adelaide, northern NSW,  London and Spain!
    *     Some Leaders’ activities, plus Poems, films and Spring flowers
    *    Class Updates
    *    Meet long-time Member,  Ted Watson
Facebook account If you have an account, have a look at our new Facebook page.  If you don’t already have an account, get one soon!  at www.facebook.com/groups/U3AEndeavourSouthernRegion/



Current face-to-face classes (more to come soon)

French Intermediate Speakers
Leader and Bookings, Susan Molloy-Johnson, Cronulla Community Hall  PH: 9546 5170

Brain Games
Leader and Bookings, Denis Paulin Cronulla School of Arts PH: 0438 594 206

Open Minds
Leader and Bookings, Anita Spinks  Cronulla School of Arts PH: 0423 532 582

Film Appreciation and Discussion
Leader and Bookings, Anita Spinks Cronulla School of Arts  PH: 0423 532 582

Armchair Travellers
Leader and Bookings, Kate Churcher Cronulla School of Arts 9523 6990

At the Cinema
Leader and Bookings, Robert Englund Cronulla School of Arts 8521 7540

Art History
A small group of members, Cronulla School of Arts 9502 4420

Poetry is Alive
Leader and Bookings, Elizabeth Peters Cronulla School of Arts 0466 893 747

Discovering Art
 Leader Margaret Wilkes Gymea Community Hall   Bookings, Marie Paterson 9524 0279

Leader, Janice Russell Gymea Community Hall   Bookings, Pam McGrath 9524 4346

Middle Eastern Dancing  Leader, Faye Green Gymea Community Hall   Bookings, Wendy Lobwein PH: 9527 4696

All face-to-face classes will be required to follow our Covid-19 Safe Plan


 ZOOM Tuesday, 29 September 2020 


Enquiries to Jim Sloan:     jsloan@sloan.id.au

Next Zoom Tuesday  –  watch for details!




A coursebook for Semester 1, 2021 will be published – the first since the Covid shutdown. Work will commence on preparation of the coursebook early next month in August.

  • * Semester 2 2020 can now begin face-to-face for some classes between now and the 1st September!  The venues are opening for classes in Sutherland and the St George area.
    * Head Office has prepared a sensible Covid-19 Safe Plan which has been submitted and accepted by each of our landlords. All course leaders will need to familiarise themselves with our Covid plan and follow it for their face-to-face meetings.
    * Face-to-face courses will not be an option for all our course leaders due to the size limitations with previous venues. There will also be a number that will continue being delivered via Zoom. Course Leaders are currently being briefed.
  • A list of COURSES currently available for  existing participants ONLY – to be found here : Current Courses, participants only
    Any enquiries to Leaders please!



Sydney U3A now have Facebook.  Go to Facebook and look for Sydney U3A

Sydney U3A is coming up with plenty of entertaining ideas including  “Stay Connected” and “Newslink” from Sydney U3A, all just a short click away


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Click here Central Office U3A Newsletter Apr 2020
Click here for Newslink April 2020


Return Date To Be Advised

Click here Central Office Newsletter Special March 2020-2 (3) to view the full statement regarding the closure by Barbara Boston, President of Sydney U3A.

Next Committee Meeting

To be advised

 Endeavour Region Links

Click on one of the following links to take you to:


  1. Our Courses
  2. Reports from our Courses
  3. Our Newsletters
  4. Past Events