Friday Jobs

Like fish?  Cleaning? Standing in the sun holding a sign?  We’ve got the job for you!

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Retail – Noosa Seafood is looking for part time retail staff.  Email kevin1@internode.on.net

School Crossing Supervisor – Casual position. Must be eligible for Blue Card (can help you apply).  Pay of $22.30/hour.  Phone Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm.  1300360135

Florist – Qualified for a professional studio.  Must be experienced and creative and have good communication and computer skills.  Casual.  5447 3628

Housekeeper – Live in position.  Non smoker, driver’s licence.  Must enjoy cooking.  Fax resume to 54480773

Admin –  Phone calls.  No experience required but real estate knowledge preferred.  Email resume to info@aminlinkplus.com.au

Good luck!

Noosa Longweekend

Time to get off the beach and hit the culture circuit!

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Running from June 19th – 28th, the Noosa Longweekend is a feast of art, music, literature and fine dining.  Surprising enough, it’s really very, very good.

Download the program here:  http://www.noosalongweekend.com/downloads/NLW_09_program.pdf

Or visit the website at: www.noosalongweekend.com

Get a group together and head out to some of these events….they are genuinely world-class.

Introducing Carly

Let me introduce you to our new Receptionist, Carly…

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Name: Carly Davis

Job: Receptionist/Activities.

What do you actually do?: I assist with the student enquiries, enter in all new student information and any other duties that are required.

What’s your favorite place in Noosa?: The Noosa river on sunset

Where would we find you at 9pm, Saturday?: Enjoying a meal and wine at one of the many delicious restaurants in Noosa.

Give us one Sunshine Coast secret!: The Noosa National Park on a perfect day! You might see Koala’s, Whales and Dolphins.

What advice would you give to a new student arriving in Noosa?: Don’t be afraid to ask the friendly locals for directions and advice, we are more than happy to assist.

Street Fest on Thomas!!!

Don’t miss the Noosa Mayfiesta Finale – Streetfest on Thomas.events of noosa

On Saturday 30th May, Thomas Street in Noosaville once again hosts a great street party with music, international street performers and food stalls from local restaurants. An event not to be missed!

Visit www.eventsofnoosa.com.au for more information!!!!!

New Courses Start On June 15

Starting June 15 we will offer the following 3 courses. Sign-up sheets are now on the student notice board.

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IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures 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 the language of communication.

The course covers both the academic and general training tasks and requirements for the or a university or in vocational courses in Australia and other English speaking countries. It is also useful for learners who wish to show their English level for employment purposes in their own countries.

Course Schedule    June 15 to August 4

Monday :  5 hours 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:  4 hours + 1 hour GIL

Friday: 3 hours + Choice or Grammar Workshop or  Activity Program

 Places are limited for this course and priority is given to students who intend to sit for an IELTS exam. There will be pre-testing on Thursday June 4 at 9 am

 

ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS

A practical course for students who need English for their work or who wish to work in English speaking countries. The course will provide a wide range of business settings and situations in which students can practice and improve their communication skills in English and become more confident, more fluent and more accurate.

The course will include:

  • Integrated Activities to include reading, listening and writing tasks as well as discussion, problem solving and presentations.
  • Role Play will involve simulated telephone conversations, email and MSN messenger conversations and work place situations. Role plays are done in pairs or small groups so that everyone has a chance to participate.
  • Vocabulary is introduced through context and exercises and includes the functional language required in business situations.
  • Visits to local businesses

Course Schedule    June 15 to August 4

Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:  4 hours + 1 hour GIL

Friday: 3 hours + Choice or Grammar Workshop or  Activity Program

There will be pre-testing on Tuesday June 9 at 9 am       

CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE

This course will follow the syllabus required to pass the prestigious Cambridge First Certificate exam.  These exams are presently held three times a year in March, September and December.  The course is suitable for students who  wish to take the exam or enter a Cambridge course in September, either in their own country or in Australia.

 The 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. It is also useful for academic courses such Vocational Training courses which are offered at our local TAFE campuses.

 Course Schedule    June 15 to August 4

Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:  4 hours + 1 hour GIL

Friday: 3 hours + Choice or Grammar Workshop or  Activity Program

 There will be pre-testing on Friday June 5 at 1 pm      

 Please speak to Nina, Becky  or our Senior Teachers, Kate and Lucy if you want further information or are not  sure if you have the correct level.

Sunshine Coast Secret #5 – Noosa Farmer’s Markets

Living so far away from Mum, you’re just not eating your vegetables, are you…..?

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Thankfully, there’s a great place to get inexpensive and very fresh fruit and vegetables within easy walking distance of Noosa Junction.  The Noosa Farmer’s Market runs each Sunday morning (from a very early start to late morning).  It is held at the AFL ground, on Weyba Rd.  You’ll see it when you’re there – there are cars everywhere.

Prices range from very cheap to suspiciously inflated…keep an eye out for a bargain, though, and you can head home with a fridge full of vitamin C at a very reasonable price!

You can read more about the markets at http://www.noosafarmersmarket.com.au

Read Elodie’s Blog

Elodie Miranda from Geneva, Switzerland, came to Noosa in January to study for the Cambridge Advanced exam which she passed in March.

Elodie (on the right) with her classmate Ceser and CPE teacher Wendy

Elodie (on the right) with her classmate Ceser and CPE teacher Wendy

Elodie is now studying for the Cambridge Proficiency exam which she will take in June.

She was a Demi Pair for the first half of her stay and says that she loved the children and it was a good way to learn English. When she returns to Switzerland she will enter Geneva University to study Medicine.

As part of her CAE and CPE courses, Elodie has a wonderful blog page www.elodiemiranda.blogspot.com,  which I encourage every student to read.  It is really interesting and will certainly help your English!

Well done Elodie, and thanks!

Student Weekend Trips!!!

It is that time again….GV Noosa’s famous Gold Coast and Byron Bay student weekends away!!!!beach girls

GOLD COAST – 30th & 31st May $195 per Student.

Entry into Dreamworld Theme Park

Includes 1 night stay at the Islander Backpackers in Surfers Paradise.

Free Entry into 5 of the Gold Coasts best nightclubs.

Carrara Markets & DFO

BYRON BAY – 2 nights, 12th – 14th of June $230 per student!

2 night accommodation in Byron Bay.

Tour of Byron Bay and Nimbin.

DFO visit

Breafast Included.

For more information please see Carly at Reception!!

Up & Coming Friday Activities!!!

Each Friday Full Time activity students take part in an afternoon activity arranged by the college. Below is a list of the up and coming events…..

Bowling

Friday 29th of May – Ten Pin Bowling. Noosa Ten Pin Bowling Centre.

Friday 5th of June – Student BBQ. Noosa Heads Lions Park.

Friday 12th of June – Kondallila Waterfalls Trip. Montville.

Friday 19th of June – Sunset Cruise. Noosa River.

**A detailed list of bus departures times is available on the student board**

Could you be…..King Of The Mountain?

The Pomona ‘King of the Mountain Race’ has become a highlight of the Sunshine Coast’s annual sports calendar.  You have till June 26th to get in training!

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439 vertical meters of hard running! 

The race requires fitness, balance, skill and an immunity from fear.  The current record time, set more than 20 years ago, is a little under 23 minutes. 

Think you can do better?  Or just fancy a serious challenge to your fitness?  Visit http://www.kingofthemountain.com.au/ or ask Cassie for more information.

New Surfboard Racks

To stop boards being damaged while left in classrooms, we’ve installed new surfboard racks.

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The racks, which are near the storeroom, are designed to prevent damage to your board.  We also have a padding on the floor to stop scratching.  Please make use of these racks and get surfboards out of the classrooms!

Meet Cassie!

Get to know the GV staff!  Today, we interview our popular Student Services Coordinator, Cassie….

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Name: Cassie / Cassandra / Cass

Job: Activities Co-ordinator/Student Services.

What do you actually do?: A little bit of everything. My main responsibility is to organise the social aspect of Global Village Noosa. This includes organising the Friday afternoon activities, student parties and generally ensuring that all student have a really fun experience whilst they are here. I also help students book tours and plan their trips around Australia. Another important part of my job, is assisting students with their employment search. I frequently have companies contacting the college for workers and I try very hard to gain position for all students.

What’s your favourite place in Noosa?: Noosa Hinterland. I love the beaches that surround Noosa, but the Hinterland has so many beautiful places where you can take amazing photographs of Noosa.

 Where would we find you at 9pm, Saturday?:Enjoying a beautiful Italian dinner and wine at my favourite restaurant Pilu in Noosaville.

 Give us one Sunshine Coast secret!: The Noosa Film Society! It began in Noosa in 1979 and as a member, you can enjoy pre screening of movies from many different countries. Also, the Noosa Regional Art Gallery. I love Art and they  have fantastic exhibitions on a regular basis.

 What advice would you give to a new student arriving in Noosa?:  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

 

Sunshine Coast TAFE links

Quite a few students have asked us about further study options at Sunshine Coast TAFE.

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Course options are quite varied, and include options in fields such as Hospitality, Childcare, Welfare, Hairdressing, Sport and Fitness and much more.

Sunshine Coast TAFE offers students the chance to extend their studies from English to vocational courses while remaining here on the Sunshine Coast.

Keep in mind that GV students have a non-IELTS direct entry pathway into both TAFE and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The link to SCIT International is here – http://www.sunshinecoast.tafe.qld.gov.au/site/international/index.asp?strcontent=5 

Ask Becky if you need more information about preparing for study at TAFE.

Australia’s Funniest Home Video’s

This Saturday 16th May at 6:30pm, please switch your television channels to the 9 network and tune into Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. The host family of students, Jasmin, Leo, Winnie and Angela have made it into the finals with their very funny home video about a previous GV Noosa student and a Kangaroo!!

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All you have to do is watch the show and send in an SMS with the code word for the video!!! The more votes  received the better chance they have of taking home $10,000!!!!

 

Friday Jobs

Let’s see what’s out there this week….

Waitstaff – New restaurant in Sunshine Beach.  Must be experienced and have the RSA.  Please phone 0458678636

Cleaner – Energetic, trustworthy, reliable and conscientious.  Training and equipment provided.  Call Gavin on 0410 696 778

Casual Labourer – 2-pac spray painting busines.  Noosville area, no experience required.  Drivers license a must.  Call 5474 2766

Nanny – After school care on Tuesday’s 2.15pm – 6pm.  Must have own car.  Possible other days and evenings.  Send resume to PO Box 1780, Noosa Heads 4567 or job.ad@westnet.com.au

Cleaner – Required for Noosaville resort on casual basis.  Award rates of pay. Must be experienced, hard working and have good attention to detail.  All equipment supplied.  5474 0366

Window Cleaner – Fit, energetic and well presented person required.  Must have own transport.  0422 327 480

Bakery Sales Assistant – Noosaville – 0439 405 465

Good luck!  Check with Cassie if you need resume help.

Whale Season is here!!

From June to early November,  the Sunshine Coast is privileged to have magnificent Humpback whales grace it’s crystal clear waters, where they feed and raise their young.

The Australia Zoo’s “Whale One” has whale tours departing daily at 10am. See the Activities desk if you would like to make a booking!!!

Upcoming courses

If you’re thinking of a move from General English, you should speak to Becky or Nina about extending your English studies through a specialist academic program.

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We have two programs starting next month, both on June 15th:

BEC (Cambridge Business)

IELTS Preparation

If you think you’d like to take an entry test for these courses, please leave your name with Becky or Nina.  We strongly encourage students to try these challenging courses!

Almost time for the whales!

We are approaching whale season here in Noosa!  Between now and the end of the year, almost 9000 Humpback Whales will swim past Noosa twice…once on the way up to the great Barrier Reef, and once on the way back south again.

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There are many professional whale watching tour boats that you can join, but often you can spot whales from the National Park cliffs.  Another great viewing point is Sunshine Beach, particularly when the whales are heading back home again with their new babies. 

Seeing a Humpback Whale breaching is an amazing sight…make sure you take your camera when you head down to the beach!

If you’d like to learn more about joining a whale watching tour, speak to Cassie.

Friday Jobs

Time to get out there with your resume!

Dog lover – For mobile dog wash.  Car and phone essential.  info@aussiepm.com.au, or phone 3888 7111.

Domestic cook – In family home in Sunrise Beach.  Thursday or Saturday 3.30pm to 7.30pm.  Drivers license, tax file number, non smoker.  Call Debbie on 5448 0771

Waiter – River House restaurant.  Experienced.  Call David on 5449 7441

Window Cleaner – Fit, energetic and well presented.  Experience essential.  Must have own transport.  Call 0422 327 480.

Cook and Delivery Driver position – Blue Seas Fish and Chips.  Must have own car for delivery driver job.  Call Cameron on 0407 897 059 or email bearsden@live.com.au

Cleaner – Motel.  Award rates. Must be experienced.  Short hours, mornings only.  Call 5447 5800 after 2.30pm

Brick/Block Labourer – Required for work in Noosa.  Call Kevin on 0458 559 014.

Good luck with the job hunt!

Loggerhead Turtles on Sunshine Beach

A usual walk on Sunshine Beach took an exciting turn on Sunday when Becky came across newly hatched baby turtles.

The little turtles had just left their nest in the dunes and were struggling down to the ocean under the protection of the local life guards. These turtles are very rare and are a protected  animal. It was very exciting to watch their brave efforts as they crossed the beach and entered the ocean. Sometimes the waves pushed them right back up the beach and it was very hard not to ‘help them’ but the life guards told everyone that they must not touch them.  Eventually every little turtle made it into the ocean and swum away to the cheers of all the delighted people watching. We are so lucky to live here, aren’t we!