Queensland Multicultural Festival 2008 – 12 October 2008

Now in its fifth year, the Queensland Multicultural Festival is Queensland’s largest, free, one-day community event.

This year’s diverse range of entertainment includes five performance stages, 40 international food stalls, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities and guest appearances by Queensland Roar players.

Canadian music doyen Harry Manx will headline this year’s festival with a hypnotic live show that captures a vibrant and unique blend of Mississippi Delta Blues and Indian ragas. Queensland sensations Katie Noonan and Doch will also perform.

Roma Street Parklands – Sunday 12 October 2008, 10 am – 8 pm

Student Barbecue!

Last Friday, our French students organised a barbecue for all GV students!

Everyone met at the Roma Street Parklands for football, rugby and a barbecue (and of course some drinks!). When the day turned into night, the party continued and a great time was had by all.

Everyone had such a good time that they have decided to meet again this week on Friday for more football action so make sure you join in the fun!

Feel like doing some shopping?

The Valley Markets are a Brisbane Icon and are open every weekend.

Every weekend it is home to emerging fashion designers. A place to find jewellery, fabulous handmade accessories and artwork.

You can unwind with a massage or visit one of the Market’s renowned clairvoyants and card readers. Chinatown is where you will find a unique range of clothing, accessories and giftware. You can enjoy a massage on this side of the market also. Chinatown Mall also hosts various Asian cultural events throughout the year.

Saturday/Sunday: 8am – 4pm

Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

Looking for a job?

Need some help finding a job?

Robyn’s Work Information Pack is currently being updated. So if you need help with anything to do with job seeking, ask Robyn for an up-to-date pack.

Lucymar went to the Great Barrier Reef!

More and more students are going to the Great Barrier Reef, make sure you dont miss out!


Lucymar got the chance to go on the Great Barrier Reef trip last weekend. She got to scuba dive and see some really amazing sights.

Queensland is the only place in the world that you can see this amazing reef system so make sure you visit it while you are here!

If you would like to organise a trip, please see Robyn or Ryoko during your break for more information.

October Activities

This month’s activities are going to be great!

You can have a look at what is happening by just clicking on the link below:

Activities October 2008

Rooms for Rent

Rooms available for female students at Newmarket!

English-Speaking lady from the United Kingdom is looking for 2 girls for her to share her home with.

Included in the rent is:

– Electricity, Gas, Water and cooking utensils

– Single furnished student bedroom incuding all linen (towels, sheets, blankets)

– Good security (2 dogs)

– Close to bus in train (2 minutes walk)

– 2 rooms available from 16th September 08

– TV, DVD, Stereo (inc. Internet)

– A friendly atmosphere!

$150- single room, $160 – Larger room

Call or SMS Lisa on 0421 873 588

Great IELTS result

Martina got the results she wanted!

Martina completed 3 months of IELTS before she did the test. She got the result of 7.0 that she wished for. She is now going to join Business English to improve her english even more while she decides if she would like to go to University. Well done Martina!

Do have a Bedroom spare?

We have had so many enquiries about share accommodation.

If you have a bedroom spare and are looking for a room mate, come and talk to Robyn on your break. She will be able to help.

Great Barrier Reef

Tatsuya had a great time on the Great Barrier Reef weekend away!

Tatsuya decided that before he left, he had to visit the world’s largest coral reef. He went on his own last weekend! He got to see all the amazing marine life when he got to scuba dive for the first time, meet new friends from Australia and other English schools, and also discovered that he suffers from sea sickness!

Tatsuya: ” I want to go again!”

There was such high demand for this trip that it is now running every week. If you would like to go please see Robyn or Ryoko and they can help organise it for you. It goes for 3 days and is $380.

Did you know…

Optus now have prepaid wireless internet?

So now if there is no internet in your sharehouse, you can get your own! It is only $30 for 2Gb of downloads.

Check out www.optus.com.au or check out the Optus Store on Queen Street.

NEW – Cambridge Proficiency at GV Noosa

Are you ready for the ultimate challenge of your English ability?

GV Noosa is set to commence offering the Cambridge CPE Exam Preparation course from March 2009.  This course is offered to high level students looking to pursue their English study at a very high level.

Cambridge exams are offered at a number of levels;

  • KET
  • PET
  • FCE (Offered at GV Noosa, GV Brisbane and GV Caloundra)
  • CAE (Offered at GV Noosa and GV Brisbane)
  • CPE (Offered at GV Noosa from March 2009)

If you are a long term student looking to take your English to the highest level, speak to Becky or Nina about what preparation you should be considering before challenging yourself with the CPE program.

You can read more about the Cambridge exam courses at www.cambexams.com.au , and you can read more specific information about the CPE at http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cpe.html .  Check out the link on that page to past exam papers!

GV Noosa is the Sunshine Coast Cambridge Test Centre.

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