Weekend Work Search

We’re starting to move into peak season here in Noosa, so it’s a great time to get your resume written and start a job search!

Retail assistant – Experience with home and kitchenware is an advantage.  Send resume to anika@gibsonsnoosa.com.au

Cafe Assistant – Experienced person for counter and kitchen duties in Noosaville cafe and sandwich bar. Wed, Thur and Fir morning, approximately 15 hours per week. Call 5479 9549

Waiter – Experienced waiter for Gusto Restaurant.  Call 5449 7144

Waiter – Coolum area.  5446 3284

Wait staff and Kitchen staff – For new Thai restaurant in Cooroy.  5449 1602

Waitstaff and Kitchen staff – Restaurant in Noosa.  Call  0439 542 660 

Waiterperson/Kitchenhand – Casual position for approximately 10 hours per week.  Thomas St Restaurant.  0413777360

Food and Beverage Attendant, Kitchen Hands – Boathouse restaurant is opening in September.  Apply to restaurant@boathouserestaurant.com.au before Friday, September 5th.

Floor staff – Trio’s restaurant.  Phone 5474 4799 after 11am.

Shop assistant – Rodney Clark, womensware retailer.  Three position in Noosa.  Must be commited and passionate about fashion.  Please send resumes to nichola@rodneyclark.com

Labourer – Gardens, Pools and general cleaning.  Must have own transport.  brians15@bigpond.com

Casual Work Available This Sunday

If you are interested in earning a few extra dollars this weekend see Becky.

There are two casual positions available for this Sunday, August 31 

1)  Painting classroom walls

2) Cleaning paintwork on walls and doors

Student House Vacancies

We’re heading into our busy season here in Noosa, but there are still some rooms available in GV student houses…

Click to enlarge the photo

Click to enlarge the photo

Advance Place B 4 Twin ensuite Male 21.9.08 4.10.08 1 wk 6 nts  $                 100.00
Tarina B 3 Twin Male 5.10.08 2.11.08 4 wks  $                   90.00
Challenge B 3 Twin Female 18.10.08 8.11.08 3 wks  $                   90.00
Tarina A 2 Twin ensuite Male 1.11.08 4.4.09 22 wks  $                 100.00
Challenge D 7 Twin ensuite Male 28.11.08 14.12.08 2 wks 2 nts  $                 100.00
Tarina B 3 Twin  Male 29.11.08 10.01.09 6 weeks  $                   90.00
Challenge C 4 Twin Female  13.12.08 onwards as long as you like  $                   90.00
Challenge A 1 Single Male or female 13.12.08 9.1.09 3 wks 6 nts  $                 135.00
Sarena B 2 Twin Male or female 13.12.08 9.1.09 3 wks 6 nts  $                   90.00
Sarena B 3 Twin Male or female 13.12.08 9.1.09 3 wks 6 nts  $                   90.00
Challenge B 2 Twin Female until 27/12 20.12.08 onwards as long as you like  $                   90.00
Challenge B 3 Twin Male or female 27.12.08 1.2.09 5 wks  $                   90.00
Challenge D 6 Twin ensuite Female 28.12.08 12.1.09 2 wks 1 nt  $                 100.00
Challenge D 7 Twin ensuite Female 25.1.09 onwards as long as you like  $                 100.00
Tarina D 6 Single Male or female 28.2.09 4.4.09 5 wks  $                 135.00

Speak to Sue or Jo in Homestay if you need any information about student house vacancies!

English Lesson Hard to Swallow

Students in the advance class were entertained today by ‘Nacio’ and ‘Freddy’.

Ignacio Ramirez De La Torre                       
Ignacio Ramirez De La Torre from Spain and Frederik Windstrup Christensen from Denmark had to entertain their class with a table top performance of their national anthems. They had lost a bet on whether they could swallow a piece of bread in under 1 minute during a game of ‘liar liar’.  This might also be a good way to punish students who break our strict English Only rule?

Position Vacant – Japanese Speaker

A temporary position has become available for a Japanese person to do market research for a company in Noosa. 

No experience is required for this role, but you must be able to:

1.  Speak reasonably good English

2.  Use the Internet, Word and basic Excel

The working hours would be fairly flexible, but you would be expected to fit in with our normal work hours of 9-5, Monday to Friday.

If you have a laptop, this would be an advantage, and we will pay an extra rate for useage.

If you are interested, please email greg@justlamps.com.au, indicating when you are available and for how long, plus any other information that may assist.  More information on the company from:  www.justlamps.com.au

Hello from Tai

Tai Chun CHENG from Taiwan, studied English at GV Noosa in 2006 in order to pass the entry requirements for an Australian high school.

Tai graduated from GV Noosa at the end of 2006 and attended Sunshine Beach State High School. He says that he had a fantastic time in Noosa, both at our college and at the high school where he had the opportunity to tour north Queensland with the school orchestra. 

After graduating, he travelled around Australia and he is now studying international business at Schiller University in Heidelberg. He writes “It is such a beautiful town, an hour away from Frankfurt. Everything has been great so far but I still miss Australia form time to time, especially Noosa, both in the English college and at high school.” 

We miss you too Tai. :)Becky

Weekend job hunting

It might be time to get the resume written and head out on the job hunting circuit!

Floor Staff/Bar Staff – Madissons Noosaville (on the Noosa River).  Please email resume to info@madissons.com.au

Waitstaff – Experienced, apply in person between 9am-10am. Riverdeck Restaurant, Noosa Marina

Deepfry Cook – Noosa Harbour Fish Market.  Experienced only.  Night work.  Apply in person or call 5473 0299

Kitchen Hand and Waitstaff – Noosa restaurant.  Call 0439 542 660

Resort Cleaner – Immediate start. Experienced.  Must be able to work weekends.  Phone 5449 1955

Cleaner – For small resort. Needs ABN.  9.30am – 2pm weekdays.  Call 5474 4477

Cleaning/Ironing – Domestic cleaner wanted in Noosa Springs. 4-5 hours per week.  Phone 0448 884 858

Soccer referees needed

Vikings Futsal Association is looking for referees for their Futsal matches.

Pele, Zico and Socrates all grew up playing Futsal. It is the only indoor football game approved by FIFA and is now growing in popularity in Australia.  The association needs players, supporters and  referees for club and school matches.

Referees are paid between $18 and $12 per game and night managers are paid $10 per hour. Check out the website at www.vikingsfutsal.com

So what’s happening at GV Brisbane and GV Caloundra?

Curious as to what’s going on at our sister schools?

Check out the blogs at the links below –

Caloundra – www.globalvillagecaloundra.wordpress.com

Brisbane – www.globalvillagebrisbane.wordpress.com

Greetings form Christian Soldan

We received a post card from Christian today, he spent 14 weeks at GV Noosa and left in December 07

Hello everybody!

A final card from Australia. After two months in Melbourne at my cousin’s place , a nice stay in Tasmania , a family weekend on the Great Ocean Road and two weeks in New Zealand, I’m back in OZ!  I went to Sydney last week for a last goodbye to all my friends and I’m now spending my last week in Perth with my uncle. I’m going back to Switzerland after almost one year in OZ! So sad. Greetings, Christian.

Always great to hear from past students. 🙂 Becky

Friday Activity Photos

It was self defence in the park last week, with all the moves of a Hong Kong action flick!


The self defence classes were taught by popular homestay parent Chris Blight.  Chris is Tae Kwon Do expert, and also studied TESOL at GV Noosa.

Sign Up For New Courses

Sign-up sheets for September academic courses are now on the commonroom noticeboards! The entry tests for all courses will be held on Tuesday 26th August at 9am. 

First Certificate students
First Certificate students


These courses are intensive and students are required to attend all sessions, be enrolled for the entire course and complete a minimum of two hours homework per night. For the Cambridge and IELTS classes test practice is an integral part of the course and students have the opportunity to have practice in all areas of the tests with teachers skilled in these areas. The business course is lively and fun and includes excursions to different workplaces.Students in these courses may choose to join the Friday activity only.

Cambridge First Certificate and Advanced Certificate Preparation Courses

First Certificate is an upper intermediate level exam which requires students to be able to cope confidently with a range of written and spoken communications.  A pass at this level indicates proficiency in English for use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, particularly tourism. Advanced Certificate Course requires students to be strong upper intermediate/advanced level.  Some universites and colleges will accept this certificate for entry.

You will be tested in grammar, reading, writng, listening and speaking. For FCE an overall pass of 50 % is expected and for CAE a pass of 65%


IELTS Preparation Course

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It meansures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking- for people who intend to study or work where English is th elanguage of communication. If you want to study at a university or TAFE college in Australia you will need to have an IELTS score. The score depends on the course but you will usually need to get between a 6 and a 7. You also need to have IELTS score to migrate to Australia.

You will be tested in reading, writing, listening and have a speaking interview. You will need to be at an intermediate level.


Business English Course

In this course you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing in English through professional topics. It is a good course for any student who needs English for their work or to study business. Each week covers a different business topic such as making money, changing cultures, globalization and human resources.


Speak to Becky and Nina for information and advice on the best program for you!

Noosa Junction @ Night

Did you know there are free activities every weekend in the Junction?

“The J” is a community centre located just opposite the Seven 11 (or, for easier navigating, just a short stumble from the Koala Bar and Irish Murphy’s).  It is run by Noosa Council to provide a venue for local concerts and other events.

You can read more about events at ‘The J’ at http://www.thej.com.au/ .

‘The J’ is also always looking for volunteer workers. This can be a great way to engage with the local community. You can read more at http://www.thej.com.au/aboutUs/Work%20at%20The%20J.shtml .

It’s a great weekend for….

Three things you must do before you leave Noosa…so why not this weekend?

1.  A little on-shore Whale Watching – Go to Hell’s Gates in the National Park. This time of year, you’re a great chance to see Whales heading down the Coast on their journey back to the Antarctic.  Even if you don’t see whales, there are always lots of dolphins around.  There’s no need to get on a boat to see whales!

2.  Shop till you drop at Eumundi Markets – You can find the full bus timetable out to the markets here – http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/files/ttable.html

3.  Catch dinner – Hire a boat and fishing equipment from any of the places along Noosa River.  It’s been so long since it’s rained that the water is crystal clear and full of fish.  Find out what’s biting at http://www.fishingnoosa.com.au/aug0208.htm .  Split the boat hire expense with a group of friends and it’s an inexpensive, fun day out in the sun!

Weekend job hunting

Let’s see what’s out there this week…

School Crossing Supervisor – $22.30/hr.  Casual position.  Must have Blue Card (Kerry can help you get this; it’s a police check for working with children).  Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm.  Phone 5451 9223

Cleaners – Resort cleaners required for Noosa and Coolum resorts.  Immediate start.  Phone 0408 726 696

Sales Assistant – Eumundi markets. Suit experienced person with experience in skin care and sales.  Phone Donna 0423 256 625 between 2pm-5pm

Factory Workers and Fitters – Immediate start in our factory and fitting teams.  Experience preferred in blind, security or awning industry but not essential.  Phone 5443 8333

Barista/Waitperson – Noosa Nosherie – Experience essential.  Call 5449 2147

Waiterpersons – Noosa Bar and Restaurant.  Experience essential – Call Geoffery on 0417 447 061

Counter Assistant/Waitstaff – Noosaville. Must be experience, flexible and reliable.  Call 0406 679 620 before 12pm

KitchenHand/Cook – Required for Bistro, 15-20 hours per week.  0413 362 312

Waitstaff and Kitchen Hands – Noosa – 0439 542 660

Cat Boarding Facility – Doonan location, so must have transport.  Previous experience would be an advantage, but not essential.  Call 0408 555 089

Cleaner  – Every Saturday, Marcoola area.  10am-2pm.  Phone 0419 611 009

Uta and Sabrina return to study again at GV Noosa

Uta Mallien and Sabrina Hirth say that returning to Noosa felt like coming home.

After completing the Cambridge First Certificate course at Noosa in March 2007, both Uta and Sabrina were accepted into Berlin University to study law. They missed Noosa so much that they have returned to study for the IELTS exam during their semester break and hope to one day work as lawyers in Australia.

They have joined our advanced general English class with Wendy Ward and are studying IELTS in the afternoons with Anjali Sheppard and Mike McDermott. 

Hey guys, these two girls are beautiful, intelligent and SINGLE!


Certificate IV TESOL Course: Commencing 26 September

Applications are now being accepted for the September Certificate IV TESOL course.  This program is recognised as an entry-level English teaching qualification in Australia and is to be taught on the Sunshine Coast at our Noosa Junction campus.

This 10 week course is held on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.  The course is a mix of theoretical study and practical teaching experience, and can be used to find English teaching work in Australia and overseas.

Applicants will need to have native or near-native level English.

Internal applicants should speak to Becky for more information. External applicants are invited to contact the school on 5447 4448, or via email at tesol@gvnoosa.com for more information.

The Certicate IV TESOL course is offered in conjunction with LTI, RTO Provider Number 30137

Weekend Jobs…on a Tuesday

We normally post jobs on a Friday afternoon, but there are lots around at the moment and it might be a good time to do a little mid-week job hunting….

Food and Beverage Attendants, Bar Attendants, Kitchen Hands – Lots of jobs available at the BoatHouse restaurant in Noosaville.  They are re-opening in early September.  Send resume and covering letter to gm@boathouserestaurant.com.au before Friday, August 15th.  Alternatively, you can hand your resume in person to the Boathouse between 10am and 3pm on Friday, August 15th.  http://www.boathouserestaurant.com.au/

Waitstaff and Kitchen Hands – Noosa location, phone 0439 542 660.

Sales Staff – Women’s fashion at Eumundi Markets every Wednesday morning.  0417 625 821

Kitchen Hands – Muse Restuarant on Hastings St.  Call David on 5447 2433.  www.muserestaurant.com.au/

GV Noosa: August Activities

With the weather warming up every day, it’s a great time of year to get out and about

Activities this month are:

Friday 1st – Wakeboarding

Monday 4th – OzCook/Poi

Friday 8th – Sunset/Noosa Lights Cruise

Monday 11th – African Drumming

Friday 15th – Kondalila Falls

Monday 18th – Self Defence

Friday 22nd – Surf Life Saving

Monday 25th – Didgeridoo Lesson

Friday 29th – Cirquespace

Ask Joti-May if you have any questions!

Weekend Job Hunting

It looks like another beautiful weekend coming up, so it might be hard to stay away from the beach. For those with the energy for job hunting, here is a selection of positions vacant….


Academic Tutor – 2 hours per afternoon, Tewantin area.  Call Kim on 5455 6164

Retail Assistant –  I Cherry Shoe – 2 days per week, must be available Friday and Saturday.  Apply in person with resume, Shop 3, 25 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Junction

Bartender, Barista, Waitstaff – Bright, outgoing personality absolutely required for entertainment restaurant.  Call Sall on 5474 9600 for more information

Fornt of House – Long term and experienced person sort.  Weekend work, no weekends..  Call 0423 015 716

Food and Beverage Attendant – Noosa Springs.  Team player with experience. Email your resume to matteww@noosasprings.com.au

Barista/Waitperson – Casual part time. Experience essential.  Call the Noosa Nosherie on 5449 2147

Cafe Staff – Coolum – 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Experience essential. Email resume to industri.cafe@optusnet.com.au

Waitstaff and Kitchen Hands – Noosa restaurant – phone 0439 542 660

Houseperson – Wanted for busy Noosa resort.  Phone 5447 2412 between 8.30am and 5pm

Counterhand – No experience necessary – Noodlebox.  Call Troy on 5477 7050

Happy Birthday Shiori and Mai

Shiori and Mai from Chuo high school, Japan turned seventeen this week.

Their classmates and teacher, Jennifer gave them a party. They said they were very happy and it was special to be celebrating a birthday in Noosa.

Hello from Mariana Galvao

Me and Nina on my last day

Me and Nina on my last day

Hello from Brasil

Hello from Brasil

Im very well!!! Im having nothing to do, just looking for a job in my area, but im so happy cause my english!!!! I always speak with people here and everybody says that my english is good!! I keep having a party (but now not in my house, hihihi), going out, dancing and going to the gym!!! I love sports!!
I ve already missed Noosa and school!!!! The best school!!! Send huge and kiss to teachers and one specially for u!!!!

Student House Availability

We currently have a number of rooms in various Global Village Student Houses for short term rental.

Challenge Court (Share, Female) $90 – Now until 21.9.08

Challenge Court(Share, Male) $100 – 16.08.08 until 14.09.08

Tarina Street (Single) $135 – 17.08.08 until 06.09.08

Tarina Street (Twin, Male) $90 – 05.10.08 until 02.11.08

Tarina Steet (Single) $135 – 12.10.08 until 15.11.08

Advance Place (Share, Male) $100 – 23.08.08 until 4.10.08

Advance Place (Share, Male) $100 – 13.09.08 until 10.10.08

All houses are fully furnished, have internet and have all bedding included.  Just move in!

Please speak to Jo or Sue in the Homestay Office for more information.

Welcome Meiho High School Group

Becky has been running around with her camera phone again….

Students from Meiho High School in Japan have joined GV Noosa students for two weeks. This morning they visited Eumundi Markets.

Becky ‘snapped’ some of them enjoying lunch in the school courtyard.


A new round of Option classes begin next week.

Please see Nina if you still haven’t choosen your option. Choose from:

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Business Studies
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Cooking

If you would like to discuss the best option for you, please contact Becky or Nina.

Noosa Jazz Festival Starts Next Month

Each year, Noosa hosts one of Australia’s top musical events, the Noosa Jazz Festival. 

The Noosa Jazz Festival incoporates more than 90 jazz sessions, held at restuarants and outdoor areas all over the Noosa area.  You need to buy a ticket for some events, but many are also free to attend. 

The quality of the Jazz and Blues music is fantastic, with the best groups from Australia and many from around the world playing. If you are a fan, or it you want to learn more about these kinds of musical styles, make sure you get along to as many sessions as possible!

You can read more at –  http://www.usmevents.com.au/noosajazz/line_up.html 

There are also great volunteer work opportunities at the festival.  Volunteers can do a range of work, and receive a t-shirt, as well as 2 day passes to the events of your choice. If you’d like to apply for volunteer work at the festival, you can download the form here – http://www.usmevents.com.au/noosajazz/line_up.html

GV Noosa shortlisted for ‘English School Oscar’

Global Village Noosa was nominated this month for a LTM Star Award, placing it in the top 5 language schools in the Southern Hemisphere.

Held in London each year, the LTM Star Awards have long been seen as the ‘Oscars’ of the language industry.  Along with one school in each of Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland and Cape Town, GV Noosa was voted by its agents as providing top level academic and admistrative service to its clients.

This is a real acknowledgement of the work by Becky and her team in developing an absolute world class program here on the Sunshine Coast. 

You can read more about the LTM Star Awards at http://hothousemedia.com/ltm/ltmbackissues/aug08web/aug08preview.htm

Well done to all the GV Noosa team!

Weekend Markets

We have a big sunny weekend coming up, so it might be a nice time to hit the markets.  Here is a list of where you can go…


  • Pomona, beside Stan Topper Park every second Saturday, 9am to noon
  • Eumundi, Town Centre, 6am to noon (http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/)
  • Yandina Car Boot Sale, sports grounds, 6.30am to noon
  • Beerwah Village Craft Markets, every second and fourth Saturday, 6am to 12.30pm
  • Coolum Market, CWA Hall, Coolum Terrace, first Saturday of month, 8am to noon
  • Landsborough Country Markets, Peace Park, Maleny Rd, Landsborough, 7am to noon
  • Mapleton Markets, Mapleton Hall Grounds, first Saturday of the month 8am to 12.30pm


  • Eumundi Butter Factory 8am to 2pm
  • Nambour Showgrounds 7am to noon
  • Mooloolaba, Venning Road, 6am to 12.30pm
  • Maleny, RSL Hall, 9am to 2pm
  • Cotton Tree, King St, 7am to 1pm
  • Peregian Beach, in front of shopping centre first and third Sunday of each month (http://www.peregian-beach.com/events.htm)
  • Caboolture Show Society Fleamarket, Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture until noon
  • Peachester Country Craft Market, Peachester Hall, 9am to 2pm

The best choices are definitely Eumundi and Peregian!