Option classes on offer this round

You’ve chosen the following:

  • Book Club – not just reading but improves vocabulary and usage
  • Speaking – offered at elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate
  • Listening – fun activities to improve your listening comprehension
  • Writing  – the teacher is a published author! Advice from an expert
  • Current Affairs – current issues discussed and  argued
  • Drama – always a favourite with all levels

Exciting new Out and About course soon

Living English starts on Monday November 16th.

This exciting course has been designed to fast track speaking and listening skills using real life communication around Noosa.

Teacher Michael Schwabe will lead the morning excursions which will include the following:

  • Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club
  • Excursion to Noosa Art Gallery to see National Photographic Portrait Exhibition and ‘My Favourite
    Australian’ video portrait exhibition
  • Excursion to Tewantin for an Aromatherapy Workshop
  • Excursion to Robinsons Winery
  • Movie or River Cruise

In the afternoon, you will be have a two hour intensive session with Susie Tindall, using the  face2face text book and based on the morning units that you are missing. 

The first course is for intermediate level students. The sign up sheets are on the student notice board.

Congratulations to Mohammad Alasmry

Mohammad Naser Alasmry is a member of the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) and has been studying intensive communication English at GV Noosa .

DANAHe is also the proud father of  a beautiful daughter called Dana, who was born on October 11th at Nambour Hospital.

Mohammad is training as a helicopter pilot with  Becker Helicopters at Maroochydore.  www.beckerhelicopters.com 

Congratulations to Mohammad and his wife and every blessing to little Dana, which means ‘pearl’ in Arabic.

Jobs!

Let’s take a look to see what’s out there this week…..

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Bakery Staff – Sales assistant or Baker’s assistant.  No experience required.  Noosaville location.  Call 0422 304 149

Professional Wait Staff – Approximately 30 hours per week.  Apply in person with resume or sales and wait experience.  River Deck Restaurant, Noosa Marina

Wait person – Floor and coffee.  30+ hours per week.  Day shifts.  5440 9224

Waitstaff – Experienced only. River House Restaurant .  Must have wine knowledge.  info@riverhouse.com.au

Beauty Therapist – 2 days per week.  Experience preferred.  0439 709 954

Assistant Propigator – Required for Verrierdale plant nursery.  Experience not required as training will be provided.  Strong work and team ethic essential.  Strictly non smoking work place.  4 days per week.  Email floaremploymnet@bigpond.com

Experienced Resort Cleaners – Must be able to work weekends, have ABN, own transport.  0413 736 610

Labourers – Experienced in the area of demolition and general building works are required for work in the Noosa area.  Both day and afternoon shifts are available.  chelsea@laprock.com.au

Insulation Installer/labourer – For work in Noosa.  Immediate start.  Great rates.  0450 638 433

Cleaner – Noosaville resort.  Best rates for best cleaner.  Occasional weekends and Mondays.  Phone 0412 105 593

Cleaners – For resort cleans in Noosa.  Excellent hourly rate, experience a must.  0412 222 563

Speak to Don if you need a hand with your resume!  Don’t forget that GV Workshop starts next week – it’s a great way to make sure that you are ‘ready for work!’.

Student House availability

GV Noosa student houses are still quite full leading into the new year, but there are often short-stays available

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If you’re only looking for a stay for a couple of weeks, there are still rooms available in some houses.  Here is a quick list, but there are more ‘gaps’ that you can speak to the Accommodation Office about!

Challenge Court:  Up to 6wks from 12 December (Single and Share)

Belfa Place: Up to 6wks from November 22 (Single and Share)

Advance Place: Up to 4 weeks from October 30 (Share)

Sarena Court: Ongoing availability from November 28 (Share)

Tarina Street:  Up to 4 weeks from November 21 (Share)

Please drop into the Accommodation Office for more information, or download the information sheets below:

Advance Place Student Apartment

Belfa Place Student House

Southern Cross Parade Student Apartment

Challenge Court Student House

Sarena Court Student House

FIFA fever hits Noosa

Korea v Brazil??

Grab the PS3 gear off Don if you fancy a shot at the title!

Bump Beach Party Shots

Seems like it was a pretty good night out!

Halloween Party Friday Night

This week’s Friday activity will be a Halloween Party here at the college campus from 7pm untill 11pm.

haloweenThere will be a BBQ and BEER provided.  We will have games, prizes and music throughout the night so bring your ipod and we can share music from all over the world.  The theme is fancy dress so find a cape or a mask or some horns for your head. There will be a prize for the best dressed male and best dressed female.  SEE YOU THERE!

What’s with all the bikes??

Noticed all the fit-looking people running and cycling around town this week?  The Noosa Triathlon is on again from this weekend!

The Noosa Triathlon is one of the leading triathlon events held in Australia.  One of the best features of the race is that it offers the chance for the general public to compete in the same event as Olympic gold medalists (though perhaps not much chance of beating them!). 

Running in conjunction with the Triathlon is a multi-sports festival (any excuse for a party!), including a firework display in Noosa Woods (at the end of Hastings St) on Friday night at 8pm.  You can see a list of all the events here:  http://www.usmevents.com.au/ntmsf/functions.html .

With 5000 competitiors and many, many more spectators, the Noosa Triathlon is one of the big events on the calendar here on the Sunshine Coast.  Why not wander down with some friends to take in all the action?

Friday Job List

  • Experienced waitstaff – Riverhouse Restaurant, weekends, wine knowledge essential. Drop your resume to 301 Weyba Rd, Noosaville after 3pm or email info@riverhouse.com.au
  • Bar Attendant – (RSA required)
  • Pizza Chef –
  • Kitchen Hands –
  • Delivery Drivers – All needed at Zachary’s Gourmet Pizza Bar, Noosa/Peregian. Apply in person or email your resume to info@zacharys.com.au
  • Barista, Front of House – Busy Noosa Cafe, Long term position, all day shifts, Phone 0423 015716
  • Cleaner – Eco friendly business servicing prestigious homes and offices. Part time work, preferably Thursdays and Fridays. Must be well presented and physically fit. Phone 0400 141223
  • Cleaner, Domestic and Commercial – Offices and Restaurants in Noosa area, experience preferred. Weekends only. Must have a car and ABN. Email info@sparklingnoosa.com.au
  • Catalogue distributors – Only 2 hours a day, call 1300 663161
  • Phone Book distributors – Individuals and groups required to start November 1st. Own vehicle required. Phone 0418 994956 or 0419 009517

Caloundra Music Festival – This weekend!

Don’t miss the Caloundra Music Festival this weekend!

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Top Australian groups such as the Hoodoo Gurus ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugA5bLqivkY ), Josh Pyke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwRqD4Kmiy4 ), James Reyne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI4slUrtI5s&feature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBPF4EQSwGM&feature=related ), Toni Childs (   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn-OcqIbHYc  ), Daryl Braitwaite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB9OJ1IjBEc and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smbQh-LCKOw&feature=related ), Blue King Brown ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUOC2o8XR6Y ) and many more. 

If you only go to one music event in Australia, this is the one!!

Tickets and more information at http://www.caloundramusicfestival.com.au/  .  Do not miss this event!!

International music at Koala Bar

Koala Bar management have agreed to play some international music for students on Thursday nights.  So far we have lots of music from Brazil but we need some from other countries to make this work.  If you have some music from your country and you would like to hear it played at K.B.’s, bring it in to the Activities Desk and we can put a playlist together.

  • Don’t forget your G.V. student card for discount drinks before 10.30.
  • Free BBQ from 7.30.
  • Photo I.D. must be presented on entry (not your student card)

Free Internet at Tribal Travel for GV students

Come and see us at Tribal Travel.  Show your Global Village student card and receive 1 HOUR FREE INTERNET.  We are a 2 minute walk from Global Village, opposite Vodafone.

Fast computers, download photos, chat on Skype (headphones available), print and photocopy …

Everyone welcome!

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Students love Fraser Island

Last week 8 GV students loaded up a 4WD and hit the trail for a 3 day Fraser Island camping adventure.  This package is exclusive to Global Village and includes one night at G’Kari Aboriginal Campsite which is the only place on the island where campfires are allowed.  The group made it all the way to the top of the island and back with only one small problem… a damaged tyre.

 

Self drive Fraser trips leave every Friday morning and cost only $199 per person including all fees and camping gear.  Places are filling fast for this weeks journey so get in to see Don if you are keen to go.

Connections – A Magazine Written By Students for Students

The Upper – Intermediate students at GV Caloundra have been busy these past few weeks putting together a magazine.

Connections

It’s aim is to provide new and current students with valuable information about GV Caloundra and Caloundra in general but there is also some handy information for students in any locations as well.

Click this link to see the Newsletter

Many thanks to all the students at GV Caloundra who worked hard on this project and a special thanks to Nathalie their teacher who has had to edit and format the magazine.

Nice to keep in touch with what’s happening at other GV Campuses!

Teachers enjoy Georgian Food

Nino Abuladze invited her teachers to lunch today to taste the best of food from her country, Georgia.

Nino, who is a doctor, has been studying  at GV Noosa for the past 24 weeks. She needs to gain an overall IELTS score of 7 in order to practice medicine in Australia.

Her IELTS teachers, Anjali and Ellen and our ADOS Nina all agreed that not only is she talented and beautiful but also a great cook!

Friday Job List

  • Cook – Halse Lodge, Part-Time, backpackers hostel, long term, Phone Drew 0418 724736
  • Cleaner – GV Noosa, before and after classes, see Becky
  • Houskeeper – Australis Noosa Lakes Resort, Flexible hours, Email accounts.noosa@australishotels.com
  • Barista/Customer Service – Coffee Club Coolum, 35 hours per week Phone Roger 0416 197616
  • Waiter/Barperson – Italian Restaurant, Noosa, 0417 758844
  • Waitperson/Cocktail Bar – Coconut Grove Bar Bistro, Sunshine Beach, Email your resume to info@coconutgrovebistro.com
  • Cleaner – 10 hours per week, Noosa area, Phone 0421 816413
  • Groundskeeper/Cleaner – Hastings Street Resort, Saturday and Sunday Mornings, 5449 5000
  • Houskeeper – 4 hours, 5 days a week, Large private household, Phone 0433 667 851

Another Great Beach Party This Saturday

Everyone is invited to another  ‘Bump’ Party.

Bump parties are organised free parties with  DJs  and  hot music, donations welcome.  The weather is perfect now for dancing the night away on the beach, so head on down to Castaways this Saturday. Take bus 620 from Noosa Heads. Get off at Castaways car park and walk onto the beach and turn right.

See you there from 3pm to 10pm.

A great chance to meet local Aussie’s and practice your English.

Farewell to Myriam and Johan, the perfect couple

Johan Mican and Myriam Canon came to GV Noosa in May this year and have been inseparable since their arrival. After getting married in Colombia they spent a month in Sydney before coming to Noosa where they have both been studying English full-time.

johanAlthough they are sad to be leaving Noosa, they are excited about returning to their family and friends in Columbia.  Johan has successfully completed Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and IELTS, while Myriam has done Intermediate, IELTS and Upper Intermediate courses.

Claiming that Queenslanders are harder to understand than New South Welshmen due to more liberal use of slang, they both agree that their own English has dramatically improved during their stay.

After months of studying English and working as cleaners at Global Village, they hope to return in a couple of years to see the rest of our beautiful country. “We would love to come back and travel around Australia in a camper van, to see the Outback and Darwin, Western Australia and Tasmania! This has been an extended honeymoon for us but now it is time to go home.”

Preferring each others’ company over large groups or parties, Johan and Myriam have made many friends during their stay and hope to keep in touch with all of them.

We wish them all the very best for the future… see you on Facebook guys!

Moving on? Stay in touch!

We love to keep in touch with former students, so don’t forget to join our Facebook page

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We have around 900 former, current and future students in the GV Noosa group at the moment, so it’s a great way to keep in touch with your classmates and friends.  Click on the logo above to go straight to our page.

GV Workshop starts November 3rd!

GV Workshop is a great new innovation from GV Australia to maximise your employment opportunities.   The new course starts on November 3rd in Noosa, so sign up now!

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What is it?  GV Workshop is a free afternoon program designed to teach students everything they need to know to find work in Australia. 

When is it?  Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 3pm.  It runs for 4 weeks.

Who should sign up?  It will be very useful for students on Working Holiday or Student visas, but the skills it teaches are transferable to any English speaking work situation.

What exactly am I going to learn?  The course is designed as a workshop to teach the skills required to find work in Australia.  It’s a great mix of the academic writing skills required to read and write resumes, cover letter and job ads, the verbal skills to call and attend interviews and the cultural skills required for working in Australia.   It’s very practical, too!  Every student will walk away with resumes, cover letters, telephone scripts and lots of interview practice.

How do I sign up?  There’ll be a sign-up sheet on the noticeboard shortly.

Is this going to cost me anything?  Nope, it’s completely free for our students.  See you there!

Any further questions?  Ask Becky or Nina!

Learning English in the Sun

The courtyard is a great place for speaking activities, spotted this morning were….

Mt Coolum… What a View

Today was perfect weather for climbing a mountain, so general English students got on the bus to Mt Coolum, and were not disappointed when they eventually reached the summit.

Kathrin was the first to reach the summit, although it was not really a race, and the rest of the group were not far behind.  Only one Band-Aid was required for a minor knee injury, while others made it up and back unscathed wearing only thongs (not recommended for climbing mountains).  The view from the top was spectacular, and well worth the 45 minute climb despite some rather sore legs.

Beatrice Proves That Age Is In The Mind

Even the most shy student improves at GV Noosa and a wonderful example is Beatrice Zurbuchen.

Beatrice arrived four weeks ago and was terrified at the prospect of learning English.  She thought that being an ‘older woman’ travelling on her own that she wouldn’t fit in with the younger students. However, it proved quite the opposite. Beatrice quickly became a favourite in the class due to her friendly nature and the students were very sad to say goodbye to her today. “Age is all in the mind”, one told me, “you are as young as you feel”. 

Beatrice’s husband is flying out to meet her and they will  travel to Adelaide and central Australia together. Happy Travels Beatrice.

Passion for Fashion…and shopping!

Have you been planning a trip to Eumundi Markets?  If you like to mix fashion with your shopping, tomorrow might be a good time to go!

Emerging local fashion designers are hosting the ‘Passion for Fashion’ day at Eumundi markets tomorrow, and there are more than 60 stalls with local fashions to be visited.   As always, there are lots of other great stalls to check out, with just about everything you can imagine available for sale.

The markets are open from 6.30am to 2pm.  To find your way out to Eumundi from Noosa, follow this link: http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/files/ttable.html 

The weather looks like it’ll be pretty much ideal for a day at the markets, so why not get your friends together and head out?

Mammoth job list!

Now is a great time to look to lining up work for the busy Christmas period that is approaching.  Check out the list of jobs below….

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.Chef – For backpackers hostel Halse Lodge.  Part time, long term.  Call Drew on 0418 724 736

Housekeeper – Australis, Noosa Lakes,  Requirements:  Flexible with hours, proactive and self motivated, able to perform mulitple tasks, experienced, excellent personal presentation.  Email accounts.noosa@australishotels.com

Waiter/Barperson – Experienced.  Requried for Italian restuarant in Noosa.  Must have personality, pizzazz and love people.  0417 758 844

Waiter – Blue ginger.  30+ hours, no nights.  Apply in person with resume or phone Justin 0449 831 877

Kitchen Hand / Waitperson – Fast paced bistro.  Experience essential, must be flexible over 7 days per week.  15-20 hours/week.  0413 362 324 or wild_lime_bistro@hotmail.com

Waitperson/Cocktail Bar – Must have good wine knowledge, cocktail bar skills.  Casual position.  Must have 3-5 years experience.  5449 2333 or info@coconutgrovebistro.com

Waitperson – Required for Noosaville restaurant.  1-2 nights/week and expected to increase.  Weekends included.  0403 824 410

Kitchen Hand – Gusto Restaurant.  5449 7144

Nail Technician – Full time position.  0404 282 613

Cleaner – Noosaville resort.  Best rates.  Must have ABN.  0412 105 953

Casual Cleaner – 10+ hours per week, available 7 days on call.  0421 816 483

Cleaners – Experienced cleaners wanted for quality resorts in Noosa and Coolum.  Excellent conditions.  All equipment and insurance provided.  5447 2437

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

Cleaners – Domestic, holiday houses and offices.  Flexible hours.  Full training and equipment, uniform provided.  Own transport required.  ABN.  5470 2826

Cleaners – Experienced.  For holiday accommodation in Noosa.  Experienced is preferred but training offered to suitable applicants.  Must be reliable and have own ABN and transport.  0408230646

Cambridge Classes

As part of the Cambridge course, students take part in an Amazing Grammar Race.

The weather was perfect today as the class teams chased grammar clues around Noosa. The winning team will enjoy a pizza party.