Welcome to our New Cambridge FCE Students

A big sunny Noosa welcome to our new Cambridge First Certificate students starting this week.

Sungjun, Melanie, Nick, Yeol, Sebastian and Wonnie with teacher Sharon Curtis.

These lucky students have joined an intensive eight week course and will be able to take their computer based First Certificate exams in our brand new Cambridge Computer Suite on August 20th.

Nintendo WII Tornament! Girls against Boys

We had about 10 students get up and bowl their way through our WII bowling tourment with girls playing against the guys.  Unfortately (for the girls) the boys won the game.  Vladimir was a lethal competitor so the girls never really stood a chance.  The prizes were $20 vouchers for Tribal Night at Sogo bar and luckily we had a few spares so the girls could join the boys tonight for  a few laughs at the artistic flair of some of our players.

Happy Birthday to the June Babies!

Todays activity was to celebrate the birthdays for all our students born in June.

Two of our special girls celebrated their birthday today with lots of the students from GV Noosa.  With a chocolate mud cake, jam donuts and plenty of Aussie Lamingtons, the students gobbled everything up like vacuums.  Sparklers and Happy Birthday in English was sung and the students including the girls of honour had lots of laughs.


Walks by Noosa

As the weekend approaches and the weather forecast looks great (again!) the latest video from Tourism Noosa provides the inspiration for some great walks…

So, put on your walking shoes and enjoy the great Sunshine Coast outdoors this weekend!


BELFA PLACE, Noosa Heads

Twin share room, available now for 7 weeks

Twin share ensuite room, available 24th July for 7 weeks

Twin share ensuite room, available now for 7 weeks

Single room, available now for 3 weeks


Twin share room, available now for 14 weeks

Twin share room, available now for 13 weeks

Twin share room, available 23rd July for 15 weeks

Twin share room, available now for 14 weeks

Twin share ensuite room, available 31stJuly for 6 weeks

Single room, available now for 5 weeks

SARENA COURT, Sunshine Beach

Twin share room, available now for 12 weeks

Small Single room, available now for 5 weeks

Twin share ensuite room, available 31stJuly for 6 weeks

Twin share ensuite room, available 9thJuly for 9 weeks

Single room, available now for 2 weeks


Twin share room, available now

Twin share room, available now

Single room, available now for 6 weeks


Twin share room, available now for 2 weeks

Twin share ensuite room, available now  for 6 weeks

Laura Gort’s Gift to Future Cambridge Students

Laura Gort enjoyed her Cambridge Proficiency Course so much she wanted to leave a gift for future students.

Laura presents Becky with the vocabulary cards

Cambridge Proficiency and Swiss medical  student Laura has given the school her entire collection of English vocabulary cards that she has painstakingly written since high school. They will be an invaluable learning tool for our future students and will be placed in our library.

Laura was full of praise for the CPE course.  She said that  teacher Merrilyn did a superb job of preparing the group and her and her classmates  feel confident of passing the exam. The text books and resources were excellent, her classmates wonderful and the opportunity to spend time on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas was a bonus.

Laura’s only complaint was having her photo taken after a ‘fall’ whilst fooling around with fellow classmates on stunning Fraser Island over the weekend, resulting in a several large grazes on her face. Poor Laura, never mind, we think you are simply beautiful and very grateful for the generous gift.

Good Bye And Good Luck….. From Tribal Travel

Kayley, Taisa and Bob would like to wish all the GV Noosa Cambridge students the best of luck on their next adventure either travelling or returning home.

There have been many nights shared together at Sogo Bar, as well as helping many of you with your travel plans around Australia.   

We wish you all the best of luck in the future, and remember…. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

GV Noosa Students Get Just A Little Bit Fancy!

Students competed in a Masterchef best burger cook off today as their afternoon activity.

Students were provided with several ingredients to create the perfect burger. They had 30 minutes to prepare and present their burger to the GV judges. The burgers were very artistic in presentation and taste of their burgers were diverse. There were vegetarian, sloppy, minimal, Hawaiian, traditional, Korean and just plain weird. There were 5 prize winners who all get to enjoy a few drinks thanks to Tribal Travel tonight at the GV student Monday hangout – Tribal Night @ Sogo Bar.

FRIDAY JOBS – Looking for work? Check out these Noosa options!

Bar/Floor Staff Required – tempo noosa An opportunity exists for very motivated people to work at Tempo noosa. Located in the dining precinct of Quamby place next door to well known restaurants Rickys and wasabi. We are looking for wait staff, bar staff plus baristas. To be a successful candidate for this role, it is essential that you: * have years of experience in a la carte restaurants * have great knowledge of food and wine * demonstrate effective time management to ensure the smooth running of your section * be well presented, with an eye for detail and great organisational skills * have a RSA certificate Only experienced applicants need apply. Email a resume or contact Annelise on 5448 0188

Sales assistant – Quiksilver NOOSA

  • Generous product discounts
  • development training
  • Fun, youthful team
QUIKSILVER has a fantastic opportunity for exceptional sales assistants to become a part of their NOOSA team.
About this opportunity:
In this prime time role, your responsibilities will include:
  • Working within a team environment to achieve daily sales performance and achieve sales targets.
  • Uphold a culture within the team of exceptional customer service
  • Restocking to ensure availability of stock and sales within the store.
  • Knowledge of surfboards desirable
About you:
You are passionate about your the Quiksilver brand and lifestyle it represents.
You are motivated. energetic and are flexible with the hrs your are available.
You are customer focused, and thrive in working in a fast paced, hands-on environment.
Your ability to multi task, combined with  your genuine interest in a career within the youth lifestyle  and fashion industries is what it will take to be successful.
About Quiksilver:
Quiksilver employees enjoy a friendly team based culture that values lifestyle, the environment and the community in which we work.
How to apply:
Forward your CV with NOOSA in the subject line tojobs@quiksilver.com.au

Thank you to Tomoyuki and Kenji

Thank you to  Kenji Oku and his friend Tomoyuki Doi who donated a microwave to the college today.  















Kenji has been studying at GV since early May and although he arrived with very little English he has made good progress and had excellent scores on all his weekly progress tests. A keen table tennis player with a great sense of humour, we will be sorry to say goodbye to Kenji on Friday.


Cambridge English First Class Starting Soon

The next Cambridge First Certificate class starts on Monday June 27th

‘Cambridge English: First, commonly known as First Certificate in English (FCE) is an exam for people who need to prove they can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level for work or study purposes.

The Cambridge English: First exam uses real-life situations that are especially designed to help you communicate more effectively and learn the language skills you need.’

 There are limited places available for this intensive eight week course.  Sign up on the student notice board or speak to Becky or Nina for more information.

Win $500 Cash in Your Hand This Monday Night!

This Tribal night is the biggest yet!  Make sure you get yourself to Sogo Bar on Monday 13th June for a chance to win $500 cash! 

It’s free to enter the prize drawn, the only condition is that you have to be there to collect your ticket between 8pm-9pm.  The prize will be drawn sometime after that!  Wow, what an amazing night its going to be, plus you still get your free burger and fries….. Don’t miss out!!!!! How cool would it be to win $500 cash to spend on your adventure in Australia!

First Certificate Hot Potatoes

Anne Potter’s First Certificate students were calming their pre exam nerves this morning playing ‘Hot Potatoes’.

Hot Potato is another  fun way that our teachers use to help their students learn grammar and vocabulary.

The FCE, CAE and CPE students sit their exams next week and we wish them all the best of luck.  If you don’t know how to play hot potato….you will just have to join one of our fantastic Camgbridge courses. The next First Certificate course begins on June 27th.

Giving Students Ownership of Their Learning

Teacher Danielle Clarkson believes her excellent results are due to engaging students in ownership of the ‘grammar’ they are learning.

Student Lara leads the lesson

The focus this morning was ‘reported speech’ and her upper intermediate students took it in turn to facilitate the answers.  By using the whiteboard to change active ongoing conversations into reported speech it not only made the lesson more engaging but was providing for visual, aural and social learners alike.

Danielle’s students really enjoy their lessons and  feel that they are making great progress.

Each fortnight we have anonymous student feedback and comments for Daniel’s class  include; “Danielle is the best teacher I’ve ever met. I always thank her for kindness, smile and passion“. “Having an amazing time“. “We always have a lot of fun in class, Danielle is a great entertainer”.”Danielle is a very good teacher, we can have fun and work and learn at the same time”.


French Native Speakers Wanted- $35 per hour

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast is hosting an Immersion Language Day for high school students on Friday 15 July 2011 from 9am to 1.30pm

USC students in the Library


They urgently need more French native speakers to help with communication activities on the day. All you need to do is speak French! You will be paid for 5 hours which includes one hour training on the day from 8am to 9am at $35 per houir.

If you are interested or need more information please contact:

Tracy Mockford, Administration, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Phon: 07 54302857 or tmockford@usc.edi.au

or Gaby Ziegann  GZiegann@usc.edu.au

GV Rocks The Noosa School of Rock!

Students visited the Noosa School of Rock today to see what goes on behind the scenes to record a rock song!

Owner Steve Smythe took the students through a tour of the classroom and studio where musicians and artists such as Powderfinger and Wolfmother have assisted students in the past. The GV students who could play instruments were lucky enough to record a song while the others got a lesson in how to record music.



Pool Sharks Attack KBs

GV Noosa students were in fine form today competing in a pool competition held at KBs.

There were smiles and disappointment as each student took their shot to stay in the competition. Slowly but surely the competitors went down from ten to the final two – Patrik and David. Patrik went for the shot and missed which gave David an easy win. Thanks to Tribal Travel David won a guided kayak tour.

Next Cambridge First Course Starts June 27th

 There are still places available for the next Cambridge First Certificate Course.

The Cambridge First is an upper intermediate level award that is recognised for entry to TAFE certificate courses.  An A pass is recognised for undergraduate entry by University of Sunshine Coast.

We are running an 8 week intensive course from Monday June 27th  to Friday August 10th

20 hours of face to face tuition plus 5 hours of supervised individual study and exam practice

Computer Based Test will be held at GV Noosa on Saturday August 11th.

For more information speak to Becky or Nina or email: bcantor@gvenglish.com