Yuto Knocks Out The Competition!

GV students unleashed their inner Rocky to win an Everglades Champagne Tea thanks to Tribal Travel this afternoon.

The gloves were off and the Wii remotes were on in the TV Room at 2pm this afternoon! The boys were signing up to play and the girls were watching with interest to see what the fuss was about. As the first round began between Yuto and Felipe, the girls realised how easy it was to play and decided to sign up as well. Showing no mercy, Ashlee beat most of the boys and made it to the final round with Yuto. It was down to the last punch and with a last reserve of energy Yuto knocked out Ashlee to win the boxing Wii Wars. The 2011 Wii War has officially begun…. who will win the next battle?

Vocabulary Top Tip!

Here’s some great vocabulary tips from Justin, the DOS at GV Byron Bay.

Hi Guys, As the Cambridge exams are nearing now is the time to really sit down and learn as much vocabulary as you possibly can. I thought I’d share one good technique to help you. The keyword method can be used in a wide variety of situations and has a range of helpful applications. One very useful application for using the keyword technique is to use it for learning vocabulary.

This technique can be seen as a four part process.

The keyword technique can help you to remember vocabulary you might otherwise forget. For example, if you need to remember that barrister is another word for lawyer, first create a keyword for the unfamiliar word, barrister. Remember, a keyword is a word that sounds like the new word and is easily pictured. A good keyword for barrister could be a bar (as in where people drink together).

Create a picture of the keyword and the definition doing something together. Make the most interesting picture you can think of where the two words interact. For example, a picture of a lawyer sitting having a few drinks in a bar in his white wig could be an easy way to remember these two words! Any image that is fun and that you can remember is fine!

Give it a go! There has been lots of research into vocabulary acquisition and for higher level learners this has been proven to be very successful!

Thanks Justin!

Three urgent jobs!

We have three positions that local employers have asked us to fill. These are urgent, so get your resume sorted and apply now!!

Kitchen Staff
– Sushi Wave Peregian Beach – $19.10/hour .  You will need functional English, and experience in cooking/hospitality is an advantage.  Business visa sponsorship may be considered.  Please call at the shop with your resume between 3pm-4pm.  Alternatively, you can email your resume to sushiwave@yahoo.com.au.  Shop 9, Peregian Beach Boardwalk, 224 David Low Way, Peregian Beach

Dishwasher – URGENT!! – 0413 424 039

Nightshift – 7-11 Noosa Junction – Mandarin speaking ability an advantage.  Must be able to work 11pm to 7am.  Call 0413 – 317 – 452

These positions are urgent, so hurry up and call!!  Talk to Cindy if you need a hand with your resume.

Swiss Sense of Humour???!

Every four weeks students receive a report from their teacher and give a report on their teacher. See read the wonderful ‘tongue in cheek’ comment I received from Lukas in CPE.


Merrilyn is not only a remarkably skilled teacher but also she is exceptionally gifted in interacting with the class. Therefore, school has become my favourite part of the day. Needless to say, that her outstanding sense of humour lays the foundation for an extraordinary good atmosphere.

No, seriously, everything is good.

Luka Hemgartner

Job Opportunites

If you are looking for a job in Australia then you will require a Tax File Number. If you have not applied for one then please bring your passport and details to the activity desk and we can assist you.

Kitchen Staff
Sushi Wave @ Peregian Beach
Experience in hospitality / cooking an advantage
Please see GV notice board for more information

Bar, Gaming and Restaurant Staff
Noosa Heads Bowls Club @ Noosa Junction
Click here for more information

Administrative Assistant
21st Century Real Estate @ Noosaville
Click here for more information

Halse Lodge Backpackers @ Noosa Heads
Click here for more information

Registration and Admin Clerk
Madill Motor Group @ Noosaville
Click here for more information

Food and Beverage Attendants
Noosa Springs Resort @ Noosa Heads
Click here for more information

Bi-Lingual Backpacker Consultant
Noosa Junction
Click here for more information

Check out these websites everyday for new job opportunities:

Half Price Tours – This Week Only!

Take advantage of this special student offer to book half-price tickets for 2 of Noosa’s best tours.

Merricks’s Learn To Surf is one of the world’s best surf schools.  Located on the famous Noosa main beach where the water is warm and waist deep, Learn To Surf offers safe, professional and fun surf lessons.  Trained instructors use new technology soft surf boards and teaching techniques, providing you with your best ever chance to stand-up on the board.  Make sure someone has a camera ready when you catch your very first wave! 

Boomerang Tours Hinterland Day Tour is fast getting a reputation for being one of Noosa’s best days out.  Jump on board the Boomerang Tours air-conditioned bus, and head inland to the famous Eumundi Markets.  Then onto Kondalilla National Park and Waterfall for a rock pool swim and a FREE sausage sizzle lunch.  Next is Montville Mountain Village with over 100 craft shops, cafes and pubs.  And lastly onto the Mary Cairncross Reserve for a rainforest walk to spot pademelons (small kangaroos), and a stunning view of the Glass House Mountains.  Pick-up/drop off, lunch and all national park fees included. 

This special offer is only valid for tickets booked by 5pm on Friday 4 March at Tribal Travel.  Open-dated tickets are valid for 3 months. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to save $60 and have fun in Noosa!

GV Noosa Teachers Never Stop Learning

It is real dedication! Once a month, GV Noosa teachers stay late on a Friday afternoon to share teaching ideas.

This week it was the turn of Sonia, Sharon and Michelle to inform and entertain their colleagues. Thanks guys, we all enjoyed your session.