Michael Schanner moving on

Michael Schanner would love to return to Noosa, this is what he says.

Dear All,

I am very happy to give you a response about my experiences in Noosa and especially at Global Village.

When I first came here I was wondering how it would be on the day when I had to leave Noosa and now I’m sitting here on the beach and thinking back over 3 months without a care in the world.  I felt like a teenager and that was a really great feeling.  Every day I got up at 8am, took my lovely prepared lunchbox from my host family and rode to school.  On the way to school there are a lot of students walking on a path through a small forest and at this point I first realised the amount of multinational students who are all going to Global Village.  Before I decided to do an English course in a foreign country I was looking for the best place in my opinion.  I wanted to improve my surfing and my English as well and I decided there was no better place to combine these two things.  Noosa is famous for its natural environment, pristine beaches and for a dramatic hinterland landscape.

Little did I know that I had chosen the right place to study.  The teachers are very friendly and helpful all the time with any of your needs.  The host families are well selected and very soon you will feel like a member of the family. The level of education, especially for CAE students is high however there was no point I felt lost or out of place. If there is a subject you need to improve you can get extra lessons in the afternoon.  If there is a problem they will find a solution.

Now I am looking forward to going back home but on the other hand I am sure that I will miss Noosa, Global Village, Surfing, my Homestay Family and the feeling of being a teenager.

I want to thank you all for a great time and wish all present and future students good luck in reaching their personal goals.  If I get the chance to come back I won’t hesitate, even for a second.

Maybe I’ll be back to see the sunset on another day …



Friday Job Listing

  • Waitstaff – Part time available, noosa area please phone 0411 258 894.
  • Waitperson – Shift night work, Sundays, experience required, Please phone 0439 637 276.
  • Housekeeper – Local professional family, ironing, cleaning, cooking, must be experienced, Mon – Fri afternoons. email: housekeeper4558@hotmail.com
  • Kitchen Team & Waitstaff – Coffee club at Noosa Cinemas, apply online at www.seek.com

Remember that we have a Looking for Work Workshop.  Check the Academic Board for times and for sign up.

March Activities

Noosa gets exciting in March.  Global Village has lots to see and do from 2 – 3pm and there are many cool events like the Mardi Gras Recovery Week and Noosa Festival of Surfing!  Keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Nadia will be hosting a range of new events.  Dont forget to sign up for them.

If you are wanting to extend your learning please attend the Academic Workshops and dont forget about ‘Workshop’, our looking for work workshops occurring over the next four weeks.

The first Wednesday in March,  will be ‘Whats Going On?’.  We encourage all students to attend at 2pm in the kitchen/common room area to discuss with Nadia all of the events happening in and out of Noosa.  Come along to share with us your ideas for activities and learn about things to do on the weekends.

Vagabond Plays Guitar

Playing cards with a bunch of Canadian strangers at Koala’s was how I found myself spending time before familiar faces from GV rocked up to party.

Not ony did they kick my butt every deal, the Canadian boys confessed their hidden talent of musical flair.  I thought to myself, if they played guitar anything like the way they played cards then they must be good!  So, I invited the boys to share their music with us at GV.

The next morning Brian showed up on his own.  I took one guess at why the other two lads, Ryan and Nick weren’t there – Koalas!  Hangover!  So Brian turned out to be the most courageous after all.

Brian wooed the women with his heartfelt tunes and happy traveller appearance. His mesmerizing voice could have had us sitting there for hours.  When I asked Brian to play a really sad song he pulled out old Blues number ‘My girl’.  You may remember a Kurt Cobain version?  Anyway, Brians version was just as good sending shivers all down my body.

Thank you for your entertainment Brian!  Happy travels around OZ!

Generals Visit GV Noosa

GV Noosa was honoured to welcome Major General Rashed Al Zahrani, Brigadier General Shaddad Al Asmari, Colonel Mohammed Al Saif, Colonel Abdul Aziz Al Saluli and Dr. Saleh Al Ameel to our College on Monday.

 The SANG Cadets were delighted that their Generals came to visit them here at the College. So were the teachers and staff who felt that the visit was an extremely positive experience for everyone. 

SANG Cadets graduating from the Global Village program continue their study on the Sunshine Coast at Becker Helicopters.


Tribal Travel News

Anyone for Free Internet?

Just pop round the corner to Tribal Travel, flash your GV student card, and you can use their internet for FREE.

Why not grab your ticket to Monday’s Tribal Night at Irish Murphy’s – you’ll get a FREE BBQ meal, FREE prize tickets and cheap drinks. Come  along and dance till 2am.

Friday Job Listing

  • Barista Required – 10 hrs per week, need an ABN, Please Phone 0421 426 053.
  • Counter Staff – Experienced and energetic, lunch work at Nosh It, Telephone: 5447 1931
  • Cleaners – Experienced, own transport and mobile needed, 5 star resort, Please phone John 0412 222 563.
  • Catalogue Distributors & Collectors – Earn $100 – $200 per week for approx 10 hours, Call 1300 663 161.
  • Cleaners – Experience necessary for hotel in Noosa, ABN required, Start immediately, Phone Jeff 0418 989 685.
  • Casual Chef – Barados Restaurant, Experience needed, Phone Shane 0402 859 979 or email chefshanebailey@hotmail.com.
  • Cleaners – Commercial hotel cleaning, 7 day roster, experience preferred but not necessary, ABN required, Please phone 0421 702 770.
  • Fresh Produce Night Packer – Noosa location, experience preferred but not essential, 30 hrs including weekends, must be reliable, Email: suncoastfresh@hotmail.com
  • Pamphlet Deliverers – Caloundra area, earn cash while you walk, Please phone 5449 6409 or 0422 776 029.