Friday’s Activity for GV Noosa Students!!

This Friday 2nd of January, students will have the chance to participate in events which have been specially organised in association with Noosa’s Woodford Wind Down!!!

percussion-ww1

Students have the opportunity to sign up for 1, or all 3 of the activities listed below for Friday.

ARCADIA WALK  – 1:30 – 2:00Understanding Performance Poetry with Danksta Down Under.

NOOSA FAIR  – 2:00 – 3:00Kleenbeats Hip Hop. Learn to dance from Australia’s best Hip Hop teachers.

GV NOOSA  – 3:00 – 4:00 Percussion workshop. Jamaican born “Chicken George” is a well renowned Sunshine Coast performer. He will entertain students at Global Village with his interactive African/Latin beats!

From 7.00 p.m a five hour 18 plus concert and dance party featuring some of the main acts from Woodford (including Jeff Lang and Mamadou Diabate) will entertain patrons at The J. From 10.00 p.m Dance Party commences with DJ/producer PQM (ex New York) improvising with outstanding local musicians.

Dance Party Tickets are available for $20 per person. See Activities if you wish to attend.

2 FREE tickets will be given to two lucky students at the “Chicken George” Percussion workshop.

Don’t forget to sign your name on the Student notice board sheets if you wish to attend!!!

Woodford Wind down Noosa!!

woodford1Noosa Junction will come alive from 11am on the 2nd of January,  with an array of activities including a major one-day busking and chalk art competition (with $2,500 cash and other prizes), 12  interactive workshops, poetry and more. The evening will end with a five-hour, non-stop celebration concert (“A taste of Woodford”) at The J. Commencing with Firetree(a four piece band featuring Dale Buchan and Josie Cubis), the three busking finalists will then perform their winning acts. With comedy from Alan Glover (12 year veteran of the festival), and a sprinkle of poetry and magic, patrons will be then in for a real treat to hear some of Woodford’s best. Mamadou Diabate (world respected Kora player from Mali) will perform solo then come together with Jeff Lang (virtuoso guitarist, dynamic songwriter and startingly unique performer), and Bobby Singh (outstanding Tabla wizard) where east meets west in a rare performance. The concert will then morph into a dance partymixture of light and sound featuring PQM(A hip hop legend, having produced over 10 albums in his native New York), improvising with outstanding local musicians. 

 2 free tickets to the Dance Party will be given away to 2 lucky students who attend the Percussion workshop with “Chicken George”.

 A full list of events and times is available for students to view on the noticeboard!!!

See Cassie at Activities for more information.

Aquatic Afternoon!!!

Activity students enjoyed Monday afternoon at the Noosa Aquatic Centre, making full use of the centre’s fantastic facilities!! Students played a very interesting game of Water polo and then finished off the afternoon by taking turns running across an inflatable, giant water float. Was a very funny afternoon. Check out the photo’s.

Christmas In the Sun!!!

Friday’s Christmas BBQ Activity was celebrated Australian Style.

Students arrived at Noosa River to celebrate a typical Australian Christmas BBQ. The weather was hot, there were sausages on the BBQ and lots of Beer and drinks for all. Students cooled down in the river and enjoyed and danced to the music of Raph’s ipod. Was a great day. Merry Christmas everyone!!

Ruth Hauser Returns

Ruth says that she couldn’t wait to come back to Noosa.

picture1

Ruth studied at GV Noosa from June to August and then went to Cairns where she completed the Cambridge CPE course in December. Ruth is returning to study in Noosa for January and says.” I enjoyed Noosa so much that I couldn’t wait to get back here. I loved my homestay and I loved the town and I loved the school. This school has excellent infrastructure and as a result is really suitable for more mature students such as myself as well as the younger ones. We all had so much fun together and I made great friends. I would like to send a message to teacher Wendy who is on holiday now. I missed your classes very much, there is never a boring second ! Also, hello Freddy in Denmark. :)”

Grammar Can Be Fun

Lucy’s Class were making so much noise today that I had to investigate.

picture-0022

Kitty Babos and Arian Trudel
Kitty Babos and Arian Trudel were given the task to change something about themselves, such as remove a hat or take off a watch. The class then had to use the past continuous and present continuous to spot the difference. Such as, “you were wearing a watch and now you are not wearing a watch”.  Kitty and Arian decided to change shirts! Very sexy Arian 🙂 becky