GV Photo Competition closing soon!

Entries will close on Tuesday for the GV Photo Competition!

Global Vilalge Photo Competition Entry 5

Make sure you submit any photos that you have before then for your chance to win the grand prize. Remember, there are also prizes to win for each category at each campus. Good luck!

Job Available in School

We are very sad to say goodbye to Lee Sang Hyeop this week.

LeeLee has been doing a wonderful job as our ‘student helper’. He is hardworking and punctual and always cheerful, even when the students leave their coffee mugs all over the school! Lee will be hard to replace but if you think you can do his job, come and see Becky. You will need to be available for one hour before school and one hour after school everyday.

Friday Jobs

What a week for Jobs….Lots of great positions available around Noosa!!!



Retail Positions

Lightweight Traveller – Must have sales experience. Product training will be provided. Mainly weekend work. Apply in writing to 18 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads 4567.

Coco Beach Ladies Boutique – Casual position. Strong selling skills required. Please call 0411 630 097.


Waiter/Barista – Italian restuarant seeking Italian speaking staff!!!! Please call 0417 758 844.

Chef/Junior Kitchen hand – Gusto Restaurant Please call 5449 7144.

Chef Required – Muse Restaurant Noosa. Please call David Nakon on 5447 2433 or Mobile Phone  0413 810 585.

Chef and waitperson for floor – Trio’s restaurant. Must have passion for food. Please call 0439 637 276

Barista/ Customer Service – Must have at least 4 years experience! Please call the Coffee Club Coolum on 0416 197 616.

Experienced Chef – Required for Busy Restaurant in Noosa. Must be   flexible. Please call 0417 758 844.

Admin/Bar Person – Tewantin Noosa Golf Club is currently seeking a Casual Admin and Bar Person, 12 Hrs Min. Phone 5447 1407.

Waitperson – Coffee Club Noosa Civic. Please apply online at www.wherewillimeetyou.com.au


Cleaners Required – Required for Noosa’s largest holiday accommodation company. Please contact Graeme on 0413 944 617

If you need assistance with your resume, please see the GIL teacher in Room 6 from 2pm – 3pm daily!!!

Work Experience at GV Noosa

We welcomed work experience student, Sienna Lucas from Noosa District High School this week .


Why did you choose to do your work experience at GV Noosa?

I am studying Japanese at school and I am considering becoming an English teacher. It looked a really fun place to work, all the students always seem happy.

What have you enjoyed about being here?

The best part has been meeting all the students.

Have we worked you hard?

Yep! I have helped with office duties, been a teaching assistant and gone out with the home-stay officers. We visited the student houses which are great. It must be so much fun to stay there and live with other students.

Well, thank you Sienna, it has been lovely to have you with us this week and we wish you good luck with your career choice in the future.


Global Village Noosa students have the opportunity to sign up to see the Brisbane Broncos Vs South Sydney Rabbitos in premier seating at Suncorp Stadium!!!!!!!!!broncosThe event will take place on Friday the 17th July. Students will depart Global Village Noosa at approx 3:30pm and will return to Global Village Noosa at around 10:30pm. Limited places available…

Please see Cassie at activities to book your place!!!!!!!!!!

A Family Studying Together

Marie and Gilles Bourgin say that studying as a family has been a wonderful experience.


Marie and Gilles Bourgin arrived in early April to study in our general English course. Their beautiful children, Felix and Faustine joined them in June and the family have been studying together, each  in a different class. It has been wonderful to see the family enjoying school life together and we will all miss them when they leave at the end of next week.

What has been special about studying as a family?

It is the first time that our childeren have asked to stay longer at school. At first we were afraid about studying English but the teachers made it fun and easy and make us feel relaxed.

What is your favourite memory of Noosa?

For the children it is  Mainbeach and surfing. For us it was having coffee together each morning at ‘Grub and Co’ and also watching the sunsets at the river mouth. We loved to sit and watch the fisherman, people relaxing and drinking wine and even  weddings.

Welcome back, Cassie!

After 3 weeks of fun and sun in Brazil, our Activities & Student Services Coordinator Cassie is back in school today, re-energised and ready to lead some great activities over the coming weeks…

Cassie receives a warm welcome back from students at GV Noosa

Cassie receives a warm welcome back from students at GV Noosa

Having spent three weeks in Brazil, a country where she only speaks and understands a little bit of the language, Cassie is now planning to take Portuguese lessons.

Being in this position really helped her to understand some of the challenges facing GV Noosa’s students from Brazil and, in fact, from everywhere else too:

“It was so strange for me to be in a country where I had to really work hard to make myself understood. I’m so used to being able to walk into a coffee shop and for the staff to understand me that it was a real readjustment being in Rio. To begin with I was a bit nervous of making mistakes, but after a few days I realised that it’s best just to jump in and try to communicate with people.

“In my role here at GV Noosa I am usually one of the first people that newly-arrived students speak to and I can now totally understand how they might be nervous. Hopefully the experience of being in a similar situation to them will help me to put our new students at ease and make them feel at home right away.

Although she has travelled a lot and has lived in Italy for a time, Cass was totally blown away by the beauty of Rio:

“I think it is definitely the most beautiful city in the world and I just loved the food, the caipirinhas, the friendly people, the relaxed atmosphere, the scenery and of course…the beaches!”

And that from a girl from Noosa, where we know a thing or two about great beaches – good to have you back, Cassie!

PS A very big thank you to David and everyone else who helped to run such great activities in Cassie’s absence.

Friday Activity – Didgeridoo Lessons

Learn to play the famous Aboriginal musical instrument, the Digeridoo!!!!  Did you know these Didgeridoo Facts?  didgeridoo

1. The Didgeridoo is a wind instrument thought to have originated in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia.

2.  Researchers have suggested it may be the world’s oldest musical instrument, over 40,000 years old.

3. The Didgeridoo is made from limbs and tree trunks hollowed out by termites and other insects.

ACTIVITY STUDENTS……Please meet outside reception at 12:50pm this Friday. We will walk together to Pinaroo Park, Noosa!!!

Friday Jobs

A busy couple of weekends lie ahead with the “Noosa Long Weekend” taking place, and lots of employers are looking for dependable and motivated staff…

Job of the Week!


Experienced Waiter / Barista

Experienced Waiter / Barista required for Italian restaurant in Noosa. Must have personality, enthusiasm, pizzazz and love of people. Italian speaking an advantage. 0417 758 844

Casual Wait Person / Counter Service for bakery in Peregian Springs. Experience required. Saturday 9am – 3pm and Monday afternoons. Call 5471 3355.

Gusto Restaurant – Qualified chef and junior kitchen hand required to join a professional & dedicated team. Call 5449 7144.

Casual Chef – 20-30 hours per week. A la carte essential. Available to work days, nights and weekends. Contact Mark 5474 1699.

Qualified Chef or Cook for Cafe / Restaurant. Reliable and flexible with positive attitude. Noosaville waterfront. Fax resume 5448 0897.

Gardening, pools & general cleaning. Reliable & enthusiastic people need apply. E-mail brians16@bigpond.com or fax 5471 1389.

Good job-hunting everyone, have a great weekend!

GV Photo Competition 2009

We are getting some great shots in for the competition, as you can see from the random selection below. If you haven’t entered yet, or would like to submit MORE photos, it’s not too late. Get out there with your cameras and get creative!

Introducing David

Today we introduce, to those students who don’t already know him our very own jack-of-all-trades, David…

David profile pic 

Job: Activities Assistant / Student Services / General English Teacher

What do you actually do? Aside from brightening up the place, my job at Global Village varies from morning to afternoon. In the mornings I work as a General English teacher. In the afternoons however, my job is to help organise activities, student parties and events and to help students make the most of their time at GV Noosa. I also help students with many of their enquiries, from booking trips to Fraser Island to finding part-time work in Noosa’s hospitality industry.

What’s your favourite place in Noosa? I love the bays around Noosa. You just can’t beat lying in the sunshine on one of our great beaches.

Where would we find you at 9pm on a Saturday night? Hopefully not at home watching the Saturday night movie on TV!

Give us one Sunshine Coast secret: Second Bay at Coolum, which is about a 20 minute drive south of Noosa. It’s so well hidden that you feel like you are a million miles away from anything.

What advice would you give to a new student arriving in Noosa for the first time? Try to get to know the locals! Noosa is such an easy place to meet people, particularly compared to a big city, and you will make some wonderful, life-long friends whilst you are here.

Friday Jobs

The weekend is almost upon us, so if you are interested in getting out there and looking for a part-time job, now’s your chance…

Job of the Week!


 Gloria Jean’s Coffees Noosa Fair Shopping Centre requires a part-time barista. Must be available 7 days. Phone Andrew on 0407 616 915.

(Gloria Jean’s is just over the street from GV Noosa next to Coles supermarket – jobs don’t come more convenient than this!)

Housekeeping Position Holiday apartments, Noosa Heads, 30 hours minimum per week, award hourly rates, start date – 30th June ’09. Phone 07 5447 4111 or e-mail info@thecovenoosa.com.au

(Ideal job for a Working Holiday Visa holder who is hoping to stay around in Noosa)

GV Photo Competition Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that a lot of students ask when we have run the GV Photo Competition in the past.

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Entry by Jun Yong Eom from GV Noosa

What resolution do the photos need to be?

– The photos need to be in high resolution. Preferrably the files need to be between 1.5MB and 3.5MB.

How many photos can I send in?

– You can submit as many photos as you like.

What if I finish my course before the end of the competition? Can I still enter?

– If you are going to finish your course before the end of the competition, you can absolutely submit photos. If you are the winner, you will still receive your prize.

Is it alright if I send the photos through compressed in a .zip file?

– No problem at all. If you are sending multiple photos, it is a perfect way to submit them in one email.

What file type should I send them as?

– The best file format is .jpg

What in my photo will make me win?

– The photo that will win, will stand out from the rest. It must show creativity, good use of lighting and capture the meaning of the category it is submitted in.

When do I know if I won?

– The winner will be notified on the blog after the competition has finished.

What do I win?

– The grand prize winner will receive a return flight to Sydney. There are also smaller prizes for the winners of each category.

Friday Afternoon Barbecue

Friday afternoon, the end of a busy week’s study, perfect sunny Noosa day…what could be better than a traditional Aussie barbecue to kick the long weekend off?!


Sausages were sizzled, drinks were drunk and a great time was had by all – thanks to David and Joti-May for their organisation and cooking skills!

Enjoy the long weekend everybody – remember that Monday 8th June is the Queen’s Birthday holiday and so school is closed for the day.

Friday jobs

Get your resume in order and head out for some job hunting!

Beach restuarant





Sales staff – Casual – required for Cotton Diva in Hastings St.  Sales experience preferred.  Email resume to cottondiva@bigpond.com before 12 June.

Retail – Casual position including Saturdays.  Retail experience an advantage.  Email resumes to anika@gibsonsnoosa.com.au

Cook – Required for Noosaville cafe.  5-30 hours per week, nights only.  Great working conditions.  Call 0411 016 315

Waiter/Barista – Experienced, required for Italian restaurant in Noosa.  Must have personality, enthusiasm, pizzazz and love people.  Italian speaking an advantage.  Call 0417 758 844

Waitstaff and Kitchen Hand – Award wages.  Evenings and weekends.  15-20 hours per week.  Must have minimum 2 years restaurant experience.

Bar/Cellar – Experienced for club.  RSA and Gaming preferred.  Call Karen on 5447 6131,

Housekeeping – Holiday apartments in Noosa Heads.  30 hours per week minimum.  Award hourly rate ($17.60) and penalty rates for overtime/weekend work.  Start 30 June.  Phone 5447 4111 or email info@thecovenoosa.com.au

Garden Nursery – 35 hours per week.  Positon available at production ursery in Noosa/Eumundi.  Training provided. Strictly smoke free environment.  Vigorous indoor and outdoor work.  Email floraemployment@bigpond.com

Cleaners – Cleaning couple, previous experience, ABN.  Weekend work.  5447 2143

Lots of jobs out there this week!  Good luck!

“The Dreaming” Festival

Looking for something to do over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend? Why not check out one of Australia’s most popular Indigenous music and arts festivals…


The Dreaming is a festival which showcases Indigenous arts from Australia and around the world. As well as music and dance performances, there will be ceremonies, rituals, camp-fire stories, workshops and lots of food and drink stalls.

The festival takes place in Woodford, which is in the beautiful hinterland half-way between Noosa and Brisbane, and you can find out all you need to know at:


Job Opportunity At Falls Creek Ski Resort

Every year Falls Creek Ski Resort in Victoria employs Japanese students from GV Noosa.

Falls Creek

If you are a Japanese speaker and interested in spending this winter at one of Australia’s best Ski Resorts please see Becky for details or email:

Mr. Ted Weeks at mmfalls@bigpond.com

Coffee and Gossip GV Noosa Style

Chatting over a cup of coffee is always a good way to improve your English.

CoffeeEspecially when you have Russian, Saudi, Korean, Japanese and Swiss students in your class.  Elementary  B students went out for coffee with their teachers today. They were saying ‘Bon Voyage’ to Jan who is taking a holiday in South America and ‘Welcome’ to Heather who is replacing her.

Yuka and Jan

GV Photo Competition 2009!

The GV Photo Competition is back!

GV Photo Comp Flyer Noosa

We know there is a lot of great talent out there and a lot of people record there time at GV and this competition is a great way to be able to share this with the world. All you have to do is take some photos that are within the 3 categories for the competition: My School, My life in Noosa and My Part-Time Job.

You can submit them by emailing them to gvphoto2009@gmail.com with your name, nationality, school and category name as the caption. It’s that easy! The overall winner will receive a free return flight to Sydney!

Come on GV Noosa, get those cameras out and let’s win it this year!

Dhara-My Noosa

Dhara - Last year's My Noosa winner