Out and About Starts Next Monday

Out and About Option is designed to maximise communication in a real life environment.

Available this round, to pre-intermediate and intermediate levels, choose this option if you have strong grammar and writing but need to lift your conversational skills.  

9am to 12pm  Students meet their teacher and prepare for and then participate in an exciting activity to promote vocabulary building, listening skills and speaking confidence. Activities include; visiting Australian TAFE colleges, river boat cruise, masterchef experience, travel industry experience, golf, beach games, local markets and our famous National Park.  Each activity has a vocabulary/fluency area focus that will need to be prepared for. So, extra homework but lot’s of extra fun!

1pm to 3pm Students have a two hour intensive session based on the usual morning unit.    Progress tests and  homework continue normal. At the end of three weeks, students rejoin their normal morning class.

October Activities

Hi Everyone!

Check out what’s on for activities this month!!!

We have a Doodle Jam, Hospitality Workshop, Didgeridoo, Master Chef, Lawn Bowls, Minute to Win it and much much more.

More prizes will be given away at selected activities courtesy from Tribal Travel.

FCE in the park!

The First Certifcate classes got together Friday afternoon for a different kind of class….

Rather than revising phrasal verbs and articles on the whiteboard, David, Sharon and Anne decided to take a different approach with their classes.  Heading down to the local park, it was a great change from the classroom, and, just as importantly, a chance to get to known students from other classes at the same level.

Competition between ‘David’s Nerds’, ‘Sharon’s Dream Team’ and ‘Anne’s Top Team’ was fierce, with the teachers also throwing themselves into the fray.

In the end, it was David’s team that won the phrasal verb challenge, while Sharon’s team couldn’t be beaten in the article race.

We look forward to our next social study session soon!

Massive Turn Out

Last night it was a massive turn out at KB’s Bar.  The fun kicked off at 8pm and the students were lining up for their free meal and cocktail.

To make the night more enjoyable students wrapped up in toilet paper and tried their luck by throwing 2 ping-pong balls into schooners with one hand.  After over 100 attempts lucky Livia hit the jackpot and one herself a free weekend to Mooloolaba to check out the miraculous marine aquariums at Underwater World and party on in Mooloolaba.

Next week Nadia will have more fun games and prizes to win at KB’s.  Check out the board and the blog for party updates.  Have a great weekend.  See you next week!

Friday Jobs

If you are looking for work perhaps one of these postions could suit you.

Chef – Halse Lodge Restaurant and Bar, part-time, flexible hours, great working conditions, phone Drew 5447 3377.

Waitperson/Barista – Experience necessary, Noosaville, 20-30hrs per week, must have RSA and be well presented, Grennys Restaurant, phone 5449 7215.

Experienced Chef – Fulltime position for motivated keen chef.  Long term opportunities, great hours, phone Michelle 5449 9755.

Waitstaff – Lindoni’s, for an interview please call Rio on 0438 190 799 or email resume to info@lindonis.com.au

Chef – Gusto restaurant, call 5449 7144.

Cleaners – Must be hard working, reliable and ready to start now, call John on 0412 222 563.

Retail Sales Person – Required for a Noosa womens fashion store, experience in clothes essential, casual rates, call Sandra on 0411 630 097.

Here are some more helpful websites when looking for work:

http://mycareer.com.au

http://www.jobsearch.com.au

http://www.seek.com.au

http://www.careerone.com.au

http://www.alljobs.com.au

http://www.careersonline.com.au

If you need to get an Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate, go to the following website and do the course online https://www.qldrsa.com.au

If you are interested in travelling after your studies and would like to do some seasonal harvest work, you can pick up a copy of the Harvest Guide 2010 from Nadia.

Love is in the Air

Hi Everybody!

This week has been awesome with Apples to Apples, Caption This, Defying Gravity, Card Ninja and Don’t Blow The Joker and tomorrow the passion awaits with Speed Dating on the cards.

What about:

Don’t bother me by urgent banana. – Alice

I think this banana smells. – Eduardo

A thief was caught living out his banana fantasy in a Noosa house. – Sabrina

What colour do you put in the toilet? – Jun

A sweet banana man uses a toy toy. – Michel

Idiot banana drops his kids in the pool. – K

Can’t wait! – Keiko

We also need time to do private work. – Justin

Banana in his pyjama. – Aline

The winning caption if you can went to Hyun from Korea:

Strange person who wears carrot clothes concentrates to reduce weight in the toilet.

 See you at GV AFTER DARK tonight at the KB’s bar at Nomads.  Don’t forget to be there before 8:30 to receive your free meal and cocktail.

I have some fun gmaes to play and student Marco will be DJ for the night!

Nadia:)

Looking for Work with Robert

It was a worthwhile first day to the start of the 4 week Job workshop with teacher Robert in room 5.  Nadia gave away a tour prize to one of the hungry job seekers before giving a valuable talk on resumes and job searching.

If you need some help with preparing to look for work join one of GV Noosa’s job workshops.  They happen all year round and will put you in the right direction.

Stay in touch on Facebook!

If you haven’t joined our Facebook page yet, now is the time…

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How else would you know which of your embarrassing Tribal Night photos Nadia has put up….

Global Village Noosa Facebook Page

Students of the week

Global Village is renowned for its multiculturalism and mix of nationalities. 

This week GV Noosa gets up close and personal with students Csaba from Hungary, Beatrice from Spain and Jonathan from Belgium.

Csaba says, “Noosa is a lovely town and I fell in love with this city from the first moment I arrived.  I am enjoying the studies.  People here speak good English and it makes it easy for me to understand.  The people are very friendly and nice.”

Jonathan warmly stated, “Global Village Noosa is a friendly environment.  I’m here to learn English and discover the country and culture of Australia.”

Beatrice was very excited to tell us how she came to visit and study in Noosa: 

“My brother Juan Cobo said to me that Noosa is a beautiful place for learning to surf, learning English, making friends and enjoying the wildlife.  My Brother is a very special brother.  He used to study at GV Noosa and then went back to Spain.  He recommended to learn English in Noosa.  He flew back with me to Australia to teach me the place for ten days because I’m his younger sister and he likes to look after me.  My brother flew back home to Spain and is now back at work being a fireman. 

Noosa is the best place that I’ve ever seen in my life.  My favourite place is the Noosa National Park.  My brother told me four-wheel driving on the Noosa North Shore is a must do.  I have not done this yet but I will do while I am here. 

I live in a house with other students, two are Australians and three are Korean.  It’s close to the beach and I go surfing and swimming there.  I saw dolphins and yesterday my brother saw whales.  What a pity I didn’t get to see them because I was at college.”

NOOSA’S NO1 FUN DAY TOUR

Join us for the best day of your life, exploring the Noosa Hinterland, departing every Wednesday and Saturday morning.  Plus everyone gets a free sausage sizzler lunch… what more could you ask for?

First stop is the EUMUNDI MARKETS.  “Make it, bake it, design it, sew it, or grow it.”  That’s the Eumundi Markets’ policy.  With nearly 500 stalls the vibrant markets have grown to be the biggest tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast.

Next onto KONDALILLA FALLS NATIONAL PARK AND WATERFALL.  Aboriginal for “rushing water”, this spectacular 90 metre waterfall has a fantastic swimming hole.  National Park fees and sausage sizzle all included.

We continue on our happy way to MONTVILLE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE.  Known by some as the “creative heart of the Sunshine Coast” this historic village is high in the hills of the Blackall Range.  Check-out the amazing views to the coast and and over 100 art, craft and antique shops.

Last (but definitely not least) is the MARY CAIRNCROSS RESERVE walk.  This tranquil reserve comprises of 55 hectares of natural estate listed subtropical rainforest overlooking the scenic GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS.  Keep an eye out for the red-legged pademelon, a small rainforest wallaby.

FOR THIS WEEK ONLY WE ARE OFFERING AN EXCLUSIVE 2 FOR 1 SPECIAL. 

BOOK NOW AT TRIBAL TRAVEL (opposite the cinema in Noosa Junction) TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!

Swiss Killers, Pink Party and Heavy Metal!

Students at GV Noosa have been maximizing their social life by attending the outrageous activities on offer this week. 

Six teams signed up for a thrashing volleyball competition and it was Swiss Killers team who took first place.  They each won a free movie pass to catch a latest flick at the Noosa 5 Cinemas.

The scores were as follows:

Game 1 : Hunky Punky vs Team Name

Winner: Hunky Punky 12 to 7

Game 2: Beginners vs Frenchies

Winner: Beginners 12 to 5

Game 3: Swiss Killers vs The Champions

Winner: Swiss Killers 12 to 8

Finals Game 1: Hunky Punky vs Beginners

Winner: Hunky Punky 12 to 4

Finals Game 2: Beginners vs Swiss Killers

Winner: Swiss Killers 12 to 6

Grand Final: Hunky Punky vs Swiss Killers

Winner: Swiss Killers 21 to 16

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TEAMS! 

The Pink Party was a hoot at the Noosa Reef Hotel.  Snake Bites, jugs of beer and tequila shots were the shout.  Games of jenga, pool, Xbox and face painting kept the part goers occupied and entertained for hours.

Next week GV AFTER DARK will take place at the Nomads KB’s Bar.

To all of our amazement Joon-Ho from Korea ripped it on his electric guitar this afternoon.  It was a mental way to start the weekend and a good way to numb the brain after a hard week of study.  He uses a very intricate finger picking heavy metal style and the crowd he pulled was enormous!

Nadia also got up to play for the students.

 It’s been a big week for everybody here at Global Village Noosa and it wont stop there either.  Next week we have lawn bowls, fun olympics and speed dating to enjoy!  Many prizes will be given away so see you there!

Jobs!

We’re really gearing up now for the peak tourism season, and that means that there are plenty of jobs available.  Time to get your resume up to date!

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Kitchen Hand – FUEL Coffee Bar (Arcadia St, Noosa Junction – just down from Suncorp Bank) is looking for a student to work as a kitchen hand.  The job would involve some work around lunchtime, so it’s probably better for someone finishing their studies and looking to stay on in Noosa.  Drop in with your resume.  Great little cafe and a good place to work.

Kitchen Hand – Canteen (next to Subway).  Drop in with a resume.  Urgent position and requires an immediate start.

Retail – Experienced assistant required for busy shop in Hastings St.  Must be available 2-3 days per week, including 1 day on weekends.  Call 0408 585 688.

Waitperson/Barista – Required for riverside cafe in Noosaville.  25-30 hours per week.  Must have RSA and be well presented.  Phone Grenny’s Restaurant 5449 7215

Waiters and Bar Person – Seasons Restaurant, Hastings St.  Must be experienced.  Email resume to Nathan info@seasonrestaurant.com.au

Waitstaff – River Cottage Restaurant.  Must have good wine knowledge.  0402 447 011

Waitstaff – Lindoni’s Italian Restaurant, Hastings St.  A great chance to join a professional team.  Call Rio on 0438 190 799, or email info@lindonis.com.au

Sandwich Maker – Thomas Corner Eatery, Noosaville.  Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 3pm.  Email resume to info@thomascorner.com.au .  Waitstaff position also available.

Waitstaff – Experienced for Noosa Cafe.  Approximately 30+ hours per week, no nights.  Call 5440 9224 between 8am and 5pm.

Cleaners – 5 star resort holiday cleaners.  Must be hardworking and reliable.  Immediate start.  Award wages.  Contact John on 0412 222 563

Cleaners – Resort cleaners for Noosa/Coolum area.  All equipment and insurance provided.  Phone 5447 2437 or 0408 726 696

Cleaners – Boutique Hastings St apartments.  Must be hardworking and reliable.  5449 5000

Window Cleaner – Required for busy cleaning company in Noosa.  Experience preferred.  Must be fit and must have own vehicle.  Call 0422 327 480

Hyatt Coolum-Multiple positions.  Check out the homepage to apply – https://hyatt.taleo.net/careersection/10880/jobdetail.ftl

Lots of jobs there!  Keep in mind that many companies are hiring at this time of year, so it can be worth your time just to walk around the main tourist areas and drop your resume off.  Speak to Nadia if you need help!

First Week For Cambridge Students

The Cambridge students took advantage of the sunny weather to do their ‘GIL’ studies in our Courtyard.

The courtyard will be a busy place for the next three months as it is a popular study area for our PET class, 3 FCE classes, 3 CAE classes, a BEC Vantage and CPE class. Good to see you guys have excellent study habits already. 🙂

Cambridge FCE Computer Based Testing Results are In.

Congratualations to our first FCE CBT class for their outstanding results.

Yeah! We passed!

 

The students all agree….the best thing about being able to take the CBT Cambridge  exams is that the results arrive after only three weeks. The second best thing is the brand new Cambridge Computer Suite specially built for the Cambridge computer based examinations. The students said the the listening was much clearer with the noise reduction headphones and being able to type made the writing section easier.   Most of all, they loved their teacher, Sharon who taught them everything they needed to pass with flying coulours. Well done everyone.

GV Noosa Welcomes 120 New Students this Week

The GV Noosa campus is buzzing at present with 120 new students from many different countries including Switzerland, France, Germany, Ukraine, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Brazil, Peru, Russia, El Salvador, Canada, Spain, Denmark, China and Kosovo.

It was a fun welcoming at the Noosa Heads Lions Park yesterday afternoon.  Over 200 students enjoyed an Aussie BBQ, a game of cricket, the sun on their backs and a world’s greatest yo-yo competition.

It was the beginning of new friendships and a great start towards their studies at Global Village.  Many prizes were given away and the party rolled on afterwards in town.

 

The Welcome Cambridge BBQ

Next Monday after the long weekend, student numbers will increase dramatically.  An Aussie BBQ will be held at the Noosa Heads Lions Park at 2pm to welcome our new students.  Walk over the hill when college finishes to get in on some of the action!

A volleyball net will be set up and there will be lots of Noosa people there to help cook the sausages.  Come and get your BBQ ticket from Nadia and automatically be placed into the prize draw.  See you there!

Are Teeth Red?

Ask Thomas from Czech Republic what things are the colour red?  He will tell you that blood is red, the sun is red and he will also tell you that strawberries are red, it becomes quite concerning when he tells you that TEETH are red.  What the?

You’re probably wondering how this all came about.  the story goes, a bunch of groovy students played a game of panic and snap in the kitchen with Nadia.  An Aussie Zoo prize was up for grabs and so was a free surf lesson, thanks to Tribal Travel. http://www.tribaltravelaustralia.com.au

Congratulations to the winners and we’ll do it again some time!

Extreme Teams

What do you do with 13 players against 13 players, a ping-pong ball, 4 paddles and plenty of prizes?

The Green Team played a strong match against the Blue Team at the Extreme Table Tennis competition on Monday.  Nadia raffled off a 3 day 2 night trip up the Noosa Everglades for the long weekend, an Australia Zoo pass and 4 mouth-watering pizzas to munch on at Irish Murphy’s.

After 2 rounds the two teams  reached match point so a decider game was played to name the winning team. It was a hit here and another hit there until finally the green team had run out of reserves which put the Blue Team in first place.

Congratulations to Michael for winning the major prize raffle!  He will take on a journey through the prestige wilderness of the Noosa Everglades by Canoe with some friends this weekend.

Friday Activity – Lets Play Games!

Today Nadia will be hanging out in the kitchen setting up some traditional board games for you to be part of.  She will be giving away a free surf lesson and a free Australia Zoo pass .

All you need to do is come along and participate at 2pm today!  You will automatically go into the draw to win the prizes!

Friday Job’s

If you are having trouble looking for work, come and see Nadia at activities for some fresh ideas.  Working industries pick up this time of the year so there will be plenty of opportunity to make some cash.

Qualified Chef & Apprentice Chef

  • Required to join a professional dedicated team.  Call 5449 7144, Gusto Restaurant.

Waiter/Waitress

  • Experienced team players required.  5 years experience preferred.  Email samone@sailsnoosa.com.au or Fax: 07 5447 5995 or drop in a resume in person to 75 Hastings Street,Noosa Heads.

Morning Chef & Sous Chef

Cook/Apprentice

  • Vanilla Cafe is looking for a hard working honest person to join their team.  Phone: 0402 465 502

Don’t forget to check out www.seek.com for other availabile positions.

 

Tae Kwon Do Worked Out

Yesterday afternoon a group of 20 students were kickin’ it in the common room with Tae Kwon Do experts Chris and Dennis.

 

Tae kwon Do is a Korean martial art which goes back to BC days.  The students at Global got to try it for themselves yesterday starting with a kicking warm up and then into some self-defense techniques.

Judging by their moves I wouldn’t be game to pick any of them for a fight.

 Thank you Chris and Dennis for donating your time and energy into the students at Global Village Noosa.