We Love the Weather Here

This time of year brings warm sunny days and cool nights, perfect weather for almost anything, and the campus is buzzing with our lovely students soaking up the ideal conditions!


Courageous Effort Pius

Pius Keller received a heart transplant in Switzerland almost five years ago.  He arrived at GV Noosa one month ago after competing in the transplant games on the Gold Coast.

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In August this year, Pius completed a 5km cycling race and a 20km ride.  Although he found it challenging in the windy conditions, he completed both of his events.  Celebrating his 54th birthday last week, Pius also completed a 4 week general English course here at GV Noosa.

Before he returns to his homeland, Pius will see some more of Australia, starting with Sydney and then Ayers Rock and Adelaide.  His English has improved during his stay here and he hopes to use his new language skills during his travels.

Best wishes Pius from all the staff and students at GV Noosa

GV Sponsors Rotary Club Charity Golf Day

Bruno, Kiyo, Don and Garry were lucky enough to represent Global Village Noosa at this popular event held annually at Noosa Springs Golf Club.

Bruno Toledo had to earn his place in the team by winning both rounds of our putting competition held in the common room in recent weeks.  He got to play on one of the best golf courses in Australia, and saw his first wild Kangaroos and even a Koala.  Team GV did not win the event but a great time was had by all involved.  Many thanks to Noosa Springs Golf Club and the Rotary Club for organising such a great day!

Tribal Night

COME AND JOIN THE FUN AT TRIBAL NIGHT – EVERY MONDAY FROM 8PM AT IRISH MURPHYS.  WIN A GREAT PRIZE, GRAB A FREE BBQ MEAL, AND PARTY TILL 2am.  THE BEST NIGHT OUT IN NOOSA.

GV Students enjoying last week's Tribal Night

GV Students enjoying last week's Tribal Night

GV Noosa Courtyard, a great place for study and socialising

On sunny days like today, the courtyard is a great place to sit and relax, read over those papers again, or just catch up with classmates.  It also offers some shelter from the strong winds we have been experiencing.

Looking for Work?

Remember to check local papers and the student notice board.  Also have your resume and tax file number ready to go.  If you need help with any of these things, just see Don at the activities desk, who is always happy to help.

  • Wait Staff – Aqua Bar Expresso, Noosa waterfront, experience and good customer service essential.  Resume to aquabarexpresso@gmail.com
  • Cleaners – Busy Noosa resort, ABN required email resume to reception@noosacrest.com.au
  • Dishwasher – Berardo’s on the Beach, 50 Hastings Street (opposite surf club) or phone Shane 0402 859979
  • Floor Staff – Season Restaurant, Noosa, email info@seasonrestaurant.com.au or phone David 0402 120264
  • Wait Staff – Spirit House Restaurant, lunch and dinner shifts, email admin@spirithouse.com.au
  • Wait person – 30 + hours per week, food and coffee service, only day shifts, phone 5440 9224
  • Wait person – Wasabi at Noosa Sound, 30 – 40 hours per week phone 5449 2443 or email info.wasabi@bigpond.com
  • Cleaner – Hastings Street apartments phone 5449 5000

Exclusive GV Fraser Island Trip

Our first group of 8 students leave for Fraser this Friday and places will fill quickly for next weeks trip

Did you know that FRASER ISLAND is only 2 hours from Noosa?

Global Village runs 3-day self-drive camping trips to the island EVERY FRIDAY.

Experience the largest and most beautiful sand island in the world.  Drive along 75-mile beach, swim in stunning Lake McKenzie, spot whales, dingoes and manta rays.  Spend the first night at a beach campsite, and the second night at an Aboriginal campsite with a campfire, hot showers and didgeridoo lessons.

Cars seat 8 people, and need at least one driver, who must be over 21.  Only $199 per person, including all camping and cooking equipment, fees, permits and ferry tickets.

Meet people and have fun on Fraser.  Go to the activities desk for more information and to make your booking.

Yu Jin (Jino) OH…oh boy what a Job!

“I thought I was dreaming when I got the Job”, Yu Jin told me this week.

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Yi Jin is a graphic designer and thought he had no chance of working in Australia. Last week he went for an interview at ‘Wine Paradise’. “The interview was in English and I used everything I had learnt at GV Noosa”, he said. “Over one hundred people applied and ten attended the interview. When I was selectedI thought I was dreaming”.

Yu Jin starts next week designing  lables for the wine bottles. Congratulations to Yu Jin and to his teachers for helping him prepare so well.

Here’s some more jobs

  • Groundsperson – Noosaville, experience with pool cleaning and gardening required. Phone 54409224
  • Wait Staff – Aqua Bar Expresso, Noosa waterfront, experience and good customer service essential.  Resume to aquabarexpresso@gmail.com
  • Delivery Drivers – Dominos noosaville, 54700011
  • for more positions from this week just scroll down the page

OUT AND ABOUT NEWS

In response to student requests, a two week communication focused ‘Out and About’ course started this week. The course is designed to give lower level students the opportunity to practice grammar and vocabulary out in the ‘real world’.

The students meet each morning either in a local coffee shop or the student canteen area before heading out with their daily ‘task’.

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For example, one task this week was to interview a travel agent and design an Australian holiday to present to the class in the afternoon.  The students practiced the vocabulary and the grammar needed and then headed off to the pre arranged meetings.

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That afternoon, they returned to class to give their presentations.

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Stay in touch – more Out and About pictures will be posted soon!

Would you like to hand-feed wild dolphins?

Book a GV approved 2-day package and travel to beautiful Rainbow Beach.

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Experience the famous coloured-sands and warm surfing waters.  Spend a night at Pippies Beach House with a free breakfast.  Then take the ferry to Tin Can Bay to hand-feed wild dolphins.  You could even do some sea kayaking – look out for more dolphins, manta rays and turtles.

Ask at the activities desk for more information and to book your weekend away.

How big is that TV?!!

Our new 50 inch Plasma screen is now fully operational, check it out

The plasma is situated between the student kitchen and the common room, and can be used for a variety of tasks.  Watching sports, Playstation games and orientation presentations will be the main uses for this impressive new addition to the student facilities here at GV.

Grab a Playstation 3 game from Don and give it a try!

Plenty of Jobs as Holidays Kick in

  • Wait Staff – Aqua Bar Expresso, Noosa waterfront, experience and good customer service essential.  Resume to aquabarexpresso@gmail.com
  • Waiter/Barista – Italian Restaurant, Noosa, must be experienced Phone 0417 758844
  • Waitperson – Grenny’s Restaurant, Noosaville Phone 5449 7215
  • Cleaners – Busy Noosa resort, ABN required email resume to reception@noosacrest.com.au
  • Short Order Cooks – New Noosaville restaurant, email info@madissons.com.au
  • Waiter – Coconut Grove, Sunshine Beach, must be experienced with wine knowlodge.  Phone Leonie 54492333
  • Waiter/Barista – Noosa Nosherie, casual position, 54492147
  • Lady Cook – Private Noosa home, Phone Debbie 5448 0771
  • Babysitters – Nannies of Noosa, must have blue card and first aid.  Phone 1300 659619

A Record Cambridge Start For Noosa

On Monday we welcomed 107 new students to our Cambridge classes with a BBQ at Noosa Woods.

The students had a busy morning being tested in all skill areas including an interview with a Cambridge teacher to discuss study goals before joining an FCE, CAE or CPE class.

The Students represent 11 different nationalities with the majority being European. The BBQ was a chance to get together and meet each other over a cold beer in traditional Australian style.

Although the course is intense  and the students will have to study hard, there will also be plenty of time to have fun. Every Monday there is karaoke and a free BBQ at the Irish Pub. On Thursday nights there is a student party at the Koala Bar and  everyone is encouraged to join the school soccer and basketball teams. (Yes, ladies that includes you too, in fact the soccer coach, Alisa is one of our CAE teachers). 

Weekend trips to Fraser Island, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay are already being planned. We wish all the students a fantastic twelve weeks; it is great to have you all here in sunny Noosa.

Hat-trick for GV Noosa agent! Boa Lingua wins LTM award again

A big congratulations from us here in Noosa to the Boa Lingua team who this week were awarded their third consecutive LTM award.

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“I am honoured that we won for the third time in a row. This award reflects our strong and personal relationships to our partner schools – as  Global Village in Brisbane, Noosa and Byron Bay – as well as our high quality standards in counselling our students. I dedicate this award to the whole Boa Lingua team”, says Kurt Krummenacher, Managing Director of Boa Lingua in Switzerland.

The annual award is presented by the well known «Language Travel Magazine». It is the most important award of the language travel industry. Nearly 700 people attended the event this year.

We’re very pleased for Boa Lingua to enjoy this well-earned win yet again!

Noosa Show Day BBQ

The weather was perfect for our Noosa Show Day Beach Party on Friday.

The whole school met at the Sunshine Beach BBQ area. Whilst some students enjoyed playing beach sports, others prefered to stay in the shade and learn how to play the digeridoo.

Jobs around town

  • Dishwasher – Required for Noosaville restaurant on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat nights, 6.00pm start time. Phone 0411 016315
  • Floor Staff – Berardo’s on the Beach, 50 Hastings Street, 54480888
  • Kitchen Hand/Waitstaff – River Deck Restaurant, Noosa Marina
  • Waitperson – Noosaville Restaurant, minimum 2-3 nights per week. Phone 0403 824410

Searching for a Golfer

Wednesday afternoons at 2.15 in the common room there will be a shootout tournament Putting Competition.

cartoon-golfer_lgThe winner of the putting competition will get to represent Global Village in a 4 ball ambrose event at Noosa Springs on September 24th.  So start practicing and get along to the common room at 2.15 on Wednesday for your chance to win

Movie madness at GV Caloundra and Brisbane schools

Check out these cool videos from GV Brisbane and GV Caloundra!

Caloundra – Murder videos 

Brisbane – GV Brisbane News 

The challege is there, GV Noosa!  Can one of our classes do better???

A Champion in Our Midst

Dennis Anjos is getting a little frustrated because he can’t find any competition on the Table Tennis table here at GV.

It’s not surprising considering that Dennis was Brazillian Table Tennis Champion for three years running (1998, 99 and 2000).  In 1999 he went on to win the South American championship and in 2000 he won a tournament between Portugal, France , Italy and South America.

Dennis has extended an open invitation to anyone who thinks they can play to challenge him.  Being a beer lover, Dennis would like to play you for a drink, but I would recommend just a single, not a six pack.  Check the notice board and blog for shootout tournament times.

Save time… Check the surf from here

If you want to know what the surf is like but don’t have time to get to the beach, just do it online.

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Surf cams are set up in many locations across the coast to make it easy for you to make the all important decision; to surf, or not to surf.  Check out http://www.coastalwatch.com/ or just pop in to the activities desk to see what the waves are like at your favourite spot.

English and surfing: A winning combination

Dong Gi Kim joined us from Korea last week to study English and Surfing, and he is loving his time at Global Village.  I took the opportunity to ask Dong Gi a few questions about his experience so far, and he was all smiles.

Q: What is the best part about studying here in Noosa?

A: The friendly people, great waves and beautiful weather.

Q: Have you tried surfing before you came here?

A: No, never.  There are no surfing spots in Korea that I know of.  The water is cold and often dirty.  The beaches are not as nice as here.

Q: So, did you stand up in your first lesson?

A: Yes, I stood up on the board for about 5 seconds on my first day!

Q: And have you improved since then?

A: Yes, I have made it all the way to the beach a few times… it is so much fun.  On my third lesson the conditions were fantastic, nice waves

Q: How would you rate your teachers here at GV?

A: Fantastic.  They are friendly, helpful and patient with my limited English. They make learning fun.

Q: Have you made many new friends since you’ve been here?

A: Too many to count.  I now have friends from all over the world.  My list of friends on facebook is much longer than it used to be!

Looking for work?

The holiday season is almost upon us and local businesses are looking for help.  Get your resume up to date and get yourself out thereHere are some of the latest job vacancies;

  • Wait Person – Noosaville restaurant, minimum 2 – 3 nights per week, including weekends.  Phone 0403 824410
  • Kitchen Hand/Dishwasher – Berado’s on the beach, apply in person to 50 Hastings street (opposite the surf club) with your resume
  • Kitchen Hand and Wait Staff – Apply in person to River Deck Restaurant, Noosa Marina, Tewantin
  • Cleaners – experienced only for weekend work.  Email your resume to atsound@escaperesorts.com.au or phone 5449 9211
  • Cleaners – Noosa Resorts, phone 0412 222563

Let’s go tribal

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Come along and join in the fun at Tribal Night – every Monday from 8pm at Irish Murphys in Noosa Junction.

Grab your ticket from Tribal or the activities desk and get yourself a FREE BBQ MEAL.  Plus lots of give-aways for everyone including free internet tickets, discount tour vouchers and FREE entry into a prize draw.  You could win a Fraser Island trip, nightclub tickets, New Zealand tours, restaurant vouchers, cruises and much more…..  DJ and dancing till 2am.