Students work at the Bluesfest

 The school has been successful in finding four students work over the Easter Holidays at the world famous Byron Blues and Roots Festival

The GV team happy to get work at the Bluesfest
The GV team happy to get work at the Bluesfest

GV Byron Bay has arranged work for 4 students with a local waste mangement and recycling company at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival.

Diane Hartung, one of the owners of  Too-Up Waste Management and Recycling talks about the work and the students:
We employ people on a casual basis to work as cleaners and to maintain the recycling programs at various events in and around Byron Bay including music festivals . We currently have contracts for 8 major festivals including the Bluesfest and “Splendour in the Grass” held in Byron as well as other smaller events. We are always looking for reliable workers and like to employ students whenever we can. We are very happy with the crew from Global Village and we will continue to employ students from the school.
What the students have to say about the work:
As you would expect from any workforce provided by GV it is very multi national  – a Brazilian, an Italian, a Spanish and a Korean.
This is what some of the students had to say:  
“The school got me the job at the Bluesfest. The school has an agreement with Too-Up to regularly supply them with workers. It is fantastic to do recycling and cleaning work at the festivals. The mood is really happy and exciting-you don’t feel like you are at work! Also by participating in recycling you are helping the environment.”
“The Bluesfest is a famous festival in Australia that has big name performers from around the world. I get to listen to great live music while I work.”
The Bluesfest

The Bluesfest

GV goes to the Wildlife Sanctuary

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is great place for students to get up close and personal with Australian animals
13 of the students and some staff enjoyed an afternoon at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located less than an hours drive from the school. You can see all of those famous Australian animals in one place. There is a couple of shows that are free after you have paid your entrance fee including the Free Flight birdshow which included an enormous eagle that swoops down over the heads of the audience. The croc show was also good value – check out the size of the croc by enlarging the thumbnail photo. The school was able to get a good discount on the entrance fee which was helpful. We also recommend that you take your own food if you are going to be there at lunchtime as the food sold there is expensive. All in all a really good afternoon.

Two Jobs in One Day

Saya scored two jobs in one day of job hunting in Byron!

Saya looking really happy after getting two jobs in one day

Saya looking really happy after getting two jobs in one day


Saya, a Japanese student studying General English at pre-intermediate level, got a little help with her CV from Damian (Director) and Sophie (teacher) and went on the hunt for a job. She found a job at a funky little asian food shop, Red Ginger and also work as a web designer for a local psychologist. On the same day she also went on to find herself a new room in a sharehouse. All in all a very good day! Don’t let anyone tell you there isn’t work in Byron Bay!

Beach Football Competition Fun

GV Byron Bay fielded a team in a five-a-side beach football competition last Friday with admirable results.

The GV ByronBay football team and supporters celebrate another win

The GV ByronBay football team and supporters celebrate another win


The boys, including Keng from Taiwan, Diego from Spain, Seo from Korea, Andrea from Italy, Federico from Spain and Alex from Japan played well against teams from some of the backpacker hostels. They came second in the competition which is organised by one of the Byron Bay nightclubs “Cheeky Monkeys”.

Some of girls came along and supported the team and later everyone went back to the nightclub to watch the competition on the big screen and to continue celebrating with a few drinks.

Good one, team – anyone got any suggestions for a team name?