Holiday Job List

Get out there during the Holiday period and experience the busy, busy season in Noosa

  • Maintenance/Handy person – The Rise, Noosa Phone  5473 6500
  • Floor staff/Waiters – River Deck Restaurant Phone 54741100
  • Cleaner – Noosaville, Jim’s Cleaning, Email desmond.hinch@jimscleaning.net.au
  • Barista – Noosaville, Chocolat Patisserie, contact Seongok Lee Email: info@lovechocolat.com.au
  • Barista – Noosa Juction, Canteen Cafe and Bar, Call Vicky 54475400
  • Waiter/Waitress – Tewantin, Cafe Vincino, Phone Nicole 0423015716
  • Kitchenhand – Noosa, Bistro C, Email info@bistroc.com.au
  • Housekeeper – The Rise, Noosa Phone 54736500
  • Floor and Bar Staff – Lucca’s Noosa Heads, Phone 0417 758844
  • Cleaners – Boutique Hastings Street Apartments, Phone 5449 5000

Holiday English Tips with Becky

Are looking for ways to improve your English over the holiday break? Becky, the Director of Studies at our Noosa campus, has passed on some ideas that will help.

GV Noosa's Director of Studies, Becky chatting to some students

Students always ask me how they can improve their English over the holiday break. Here are some ideas.

Read
• Christmas cards.
• Newspapers – local papers are delivered free to every house. keep a ‘new vocabulary’ log-write and down every new word you read
• Magazines and junk mail (also free)
• Borrow a book or two from our library or join the local library – it is free!
• Read the subtitles on your favourite movies

Write
• Keep a holiday diary
• Christmas cards and/or happy new year cards
• Write on your facebook in English and impress your friends

Listen
• Movies- always great new films out at Christmas time
• Carol concerts- check your free local paper
• Christmas CDs

Speak
• Australians love to chat – start up a conversation with the person next to you on the bus/beach/supermarket queue/bus stop
• Sing Christmas songs with your friends
• Go to a Karaoke Bar
• Check out Website: http://www.volqld.org.au and join a volunteer group

Lastly, don’t forget the great interactive CD Rom that comes with your student text book. Catch up on all those lessons you missed!

Have a great holiday break everyone and remember: Use it or lose it!

Study at GV Noosa led to surf shop in Japan

We had a surprise visitor this week when Yuki Amino returned to say hello.

Carly and Yuki.

Yuki studied English at GV Noosa in 2005/2006 and on his return to Japan he opened a surf shop in Syo Nan. He says that he loves his job but misses the Sunshine Coast.  He was especially happy to catch up with his homestay family again. Good to see you Yuki and thank you for the lovely Japanese fan that you brought us.

Folk Festival Draws Near

The Woodford Folk Festival is an event of international standing. Held over six days and six nights from Dec 27th through to January 1st. More than 2000 performers and 580 events are programmed featuring local, national and international guests.

John Butler Trio

The exciting programme features concerts, dances, street theatre, writers’ panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, folk medicine, an entire children’s festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and workshops, late night cabarets, parades and special events including a spectacular fire event.

Take the train to Caboolture and then catch a festival bus to Woodford. Tickets start from$94 dollars and camping is available.  For more information visit http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com

Learn to Surf with a World Champ

Merrick’s Learn to Surf provide quality surfing lessons for beginners to advanced surfers and offer a pick up and drop off service for GV Students.

Jean-Claude shows some natural ability on his first day in the water

Merrick Davis was world champ in 1988 and enjoys sharing his surfing wisdom with anyone who cares to listen. He offers a great discount for GV students providing a two-hour lesson including pick up at GV Noosa and equipment for only $50. Students are guaranteed to stand up in their first lesson! Lessons are 7 days a week at 9am or 1pm. Book at the Activities desk

Patty’s Study Tips – Keep a Study Journal

Patty, the Academic Director for GV Caloundra, has passed on some great study tips to help you get the most out of your time whilst at Global Village.

Patty, GV Caloundra's Academic Director

Learning a second language can be fun and easy for some but difficult for others. For most of us it doesn’t happen over night and it takes lots of practice.

We all learn differently and have preferred ways of studying but one thing that would really help you improve your English is to keep a study journal. It’s an easy way to monitor your progress. It allows you to assess what works and doesn’t work for you and it makes you take responsibility for your learning.

I am sure you have your own ideas about how you like to study and the types of activities you enjoy doing and don’t enjoy doing.

It is important, however, to think about whether or not you have been successful doing these activities or if you should try something new, if you should use different strategies to help you reach your goal. If you are serious about trying to improve in a particular area you should set an achievable goal and then think about how you are going to do it.

If improving your listening is your goal then think about which area of ‘listening’ you are weakest in.  Do you need to improve; listening for specific information or general ideas? Once you have decided there are many different types of exercises you could do.

(There are even lessons and questions provided if you are interested. This website would probably suit Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate students.)

  • For something a little more challenging you can access the following website for IELTS – listening exercises http://www.ielts-exam.net

(This would be suitable for Intermediate to Advanced students.)

  • Of course, there are fun ways to improve your listening like watching movies, DVDs, (but without subtitles because the purpose is to improve your listening not your reading) and downloading lyrics to popular songs and creating your own gap-fill exercises.

You can use the template below as a starting point. It can be as detailed as you choose it to be.

Remember we are here to help so ask your teacher for some advice!

Save Peregian Originals

Sunshine Coast Regional Council is trying to put an end to Peregian Originals, the free outdoor music event that has been running every second Sunday for almost 10 years.

GV Students soaking up the atmosphere at Peregian Originals

Show your support for this unique Sunshine Coast event by turning up for some great live music in the park this Sunday from 1 – 5pm. Don’t let the council stop this FREE concert behind Peregian Surf Club.