Our First Korean TESOL Cert IV Graduate

Congratulations to  Hyun Jun Kang ,who graduates this  week after completing the Certificate IV in TESOL (LTI) at GV Noosa.jun

Jun is seen here teaching Ki Bong, Mi Ra and Lydia, who all enjoyed the free lessons that our TESOL students provide in the afternoon. We wish Jun good luck in his future teaching career.

Welcome to Kanagawa University High School Students

GV Noosa is host this week to students from Kanagawa University High School in Japan.

kanagawa-boysThe students are here for a week and have a busy program that includes doing an environmental study day at the University of the Sunshine Coast. They also had fun learning about Aboriginal culture and trying their hand at some Aboriginal art work. See the photo below:


Friday Jobs

With the weekend almost upon us, the time is right to take a look at some of the part-time jobs that are available around town. In addition to our weekly listings here on the GV Noosa blog, it’s always worth asking around school as the easiest way to find a job is by word of mouth – so many jobs here in Noosa are handed down from GV student to GV student, so start by chatting with your classmates. Good luck and have a great weekend!

Casual Chef / TAFE Student – To supplement our small dynamic team of chefs. Approximately 20 hours per week. Must have references and 2 years exp or school. Phone Tony Holland-Bennett, 10am to 11:30am for appointment, Coconut Grove Bar Bistro 5449 2333

Gusto Restaurant – Junior Kitchenhand required to join a professional and dedicated team. Call 5449 7144

Cleaner Required – 4 hours per week. Regular basis. Reliable and very thorough, Coorooibah. Phone 5442 4797

GV Noosa’s First Belgian Students

GV Noosa’s first ever students from Belgium, Cedric and Honorine, talk to us about their time in Australia so far…

Cedric and Honorine

Cedric and Honorine

How long have you been studying at GV Noosa?

Honorine: We’ve been studying at GV Noosa for 4 weeks.
Cedric: It’s our fourth week here and we’re planning to stay for one more month because we need to improve our English and we can feel it’s getting better.

Which course are you studying?

H: We started with Elementary and we are now in Pre-intermediate. It feels much better to be in a class where students all have the same level.
C: Yes, indeed, it’s really important. It was great to have a test when we first arrived, it’s different from our schools at home where everyone is taught the same things whether it’s their level or not…

Why did you choose Australia and Noosa in particular?

H: We first wanted to go to Ireland. We could have had a scholarship but we weren’t good enough at English to get it. We then looked for other destinations and were attracted by Australia. Some of our friends are living here and we heard loads of good things about this country. Australia means sun and beach to us…
C: Because we didn’t want too much of a city life we thought Noosa would be the best place to stay. It’s a small town, the weather’s really different from Belgium and it’s just beautiful!

Where are you staying?

H: We spent our first week in a backpackers but it ended up costing us too much money. We then found a host family where we are at the moment but will move out on Saturday because we have found a flat to share with a Korean Couple from school.
C: I think it’s a great experience to live in different accommodation. Backpackers are a good solution when you first arrive and don’t know where to go. Host families teach you so much; you get to know what the Aussie lifestyle is like, and improve your English of course. Finally, I believe in share houses you learn about other cultures too, which is great!

Do you have a part time job here in Noosa?

H: No, not yet… We’ll have to choose between getting a full time job or continuing our studies…
C: Yes I do, I found a job with a tourism company, I will create videos for trips and tours they offer.

What do you in Belgium?

H: I’ve just finished my interior design studies and then worked to earn a bit of money before leaving for Australia.
C: I’m a movie maker; I work for the National TV, for the news and for private companies.

What do you do in your spare time?

H: We go to the beach, enjoy Noosa, party, go to BBQs and to the supermarket..!
C: … and study! We do have homework..!

What’s the main difference between Noosa and your country?

Both: The weather! It makes people happier and more talkative.

What is your favourite café, shop or place in Noosa?

C: Koala Bar for parties! We haven’t really had time to try all the cafes yet.
H: Yes and Sunshine Beach is our favourite beach.

What do you most enjoy about studying at GV Noosa?

H: It’s a very good school. We are taken care of and looked after. The staff are always happy to help and want the best for their students.
C: Teachers seem happy to work here, the atmosphere is great, and it’s all about learning and having fun! They always have new methods to make sure we don’t get bored; it’s a young, dynamic and enthusiastic team! 

Friday Jobs!

Need a job? Here are today’s new job listings.

Barista –Experience required. Min 10 hours per week. Required Sunday and Wednesday mornings. Must have own transport. Call 0421 426 053.

Coffee Club Coolum – Customer service staff required. Flexible hours. Please phone 0416 197 616.

Cleaner – Award Rates. Experienced. Short hours. Morning only. Please phone 5447 5800 after 2:30pm today.

Yard & House cleaner – Required for 1-2 days per week. Please call Cait on 0418 552 230.

Cleaners – Expirenced resort cleaers required for Noosa resorts. Excellant Conditions. Please call 5474 1089 or 0417 648 316.