A Splendid Job done by GV Byron Bay workers at Splendour in the Grass

All in all GV Byron Bay was proud and happy to supply a workforce of 8 students to work at Splendour in the Grass.

The unusually named “Splendour in the Grass” is now one of Australia’s most famous and popular music festivals. Held in Byron Bay every July it includes many international and Australian performers and has a uniquely Byron Bay flavour. GV Byron Bay secured work for 8 students at the festival . It was a very multicultural group of workers as you would expect from GV Byron Bay and included Spanish, French, Korean and Taiwanese workers. The students enjoyed the opportunity to be able to work at the festival and see and hear some amazing performers and join in the fun – and get paid for being there!

Comet Close Student House

GV Byron Bay now has a student house available exclusively for GV students.

The house is located in a quiet street only a short 5 minute walk from the campus. There are 3 bedrooms available (1 singe, 1 double & 1 share room) with a large communal kitchen and living area. Perfect for any GV Byron Bay student.

For more information, please see Damian or click the link below for the flyer:

Byron Bay Share house

Surfing and surf awareness seminar by Style Surfing

Thanks to Garry from Style Surfing for his informative and entertaining seminar on surfing.

Garry from the Style Surfing School provided a very entertaining talk!

Garry from the Style Surfing School provided a very entertaining talk!

Garry from the longest running and most reputable surf school in Byron Bay delivered a really interesting talk to the students today as part of GV Byron Bay’s afternoon activities program. Garry arrived with a number of surfboards and pictures and videos on DVD and covered various topics including how to surf, being aware of surfing conditions, how surfboards are made (the guy on the video who demonstrated how they spray paint the designs on boards was amazing – a true artist) and a lot more including his adventures and travels around the world searching for that perfect wave.
Thanks Garry – keep checking the blog for some other great events and activities coming up in August that will be posted this week!!!

Meet Yolanda – a Spanish student at GV Byron Bay

Yolanda has been studying at GV Byron Bay since 6 July…here is what she has to say…..

Yolanda can you please tell us a bit about yourself?



Okay, I am from Spain – from Granada which is a town in the south. It is a university town with lots of young people and a great energy – just like Byron Bay!  I am 28 years old and I am visiting Australia with my boyfriend, Javier. When we arrived we hired a campervan and we have travelled up the east coast from Melbourne to Noosa. I read about Byron Bay in the Lonely Planet Guide and some people told us that it was a really good place so we decided to visit.

What can you tell us about Byron Bay?

Honestly for me it is the best place we have visited in Australia. It has really interesting people, lots of live music and the beach. Since I arrived I have become a very interested in surfing. At first I borrowed one of the GV Byron Bay surfboards and one of the schools wetsuits but since then I have purchased my own board. I surf at least 5 times a week after lessons. My favourite place to go out at night in Byron is The Rails Hotel. This is an Australian pub – very friendly and with really good live music every night of the week. It is amazing to me that you can see so many musicians in Byron and all for free.

Who are your teachers?

My teachers are Lynne and David. I am in the pre-intermediate class. Dave is often very funny and he is always happy, he is very dramatic and makes the class exciting and fun. Lynne is quieter than David but also a very good teacher. She is very competent and professional and yet she is a typical Byron Bay person- friendly, happy and caring!

What can you tell us about Global Village Byron Bay?

I can say that it would be hard to imagine a school that is better. The staff are friendly and helpful. It is a very nice school with good classrooms with lots of windows. It has a big student lounge with a large kitchen. This is really good for activities – last week Javier and I did a cooking class for the students and we cooked paella (Spanish food is the best!). The afternoon activities are fun and it is a good way to socialise with the other students. I am happy here…I don’t want to leave!!

Where are you living at the moment?

Javi and I are sharing a house with some crazy young Aussies. They are really nice people and what is extra good is that they have taken me surfing and taught me a lot about how to surf. Before I bought my own board they would always lend me one..so, they are friendly and happy ( and just a little crazy) and the house is close to the beach and GV Byron Bay.

Welcome to GV Byron Bay Justin Blake, our new Director of Studies!


GV Byron Bay’s new Director of Studies has wasted no time in settling into the School and meeting the students.


GV Byron Bay's new Director of Studies, Justin Blake, is welcomed to the school by some of the students.

GV Byron Bay's new Director of Studies, Justin Blake, is welcomed to the school by some of the students.

 Justin says that he is enjoying his first week as Director of Studies at GV Byron Bay. He has wasted no time in meeting the students and discussing their study plans with them. He has also announced that he will be commencing an IELTS program from Monday the 10th of August which he will be teaching from 1pm to 3pm Monday to Thursday and students are able to attend this course at no extra cost (provided you can meet the entry requirements). If you are interested in applying for the IELTS program please put your name on the list that is on the noticeboard in the student lounge. Welcome aboard Justin!!!

Some Jobs on offer in Byron Bay this week

Congratulations to Nari, Wendy, Young,  Gabriela,  Sam, Renee and Jin on obtaining work at the music festival “Splendour in the Grass” which starts in Byron Bay this week. GV Byron Bay was very happy to be able to secure this work and we know you you will make us proud with your efforts.

With the weather getting warmer and the crowds in Byron Bay growing there is a lot of work around the town.

Breakfast Cook casual, an experienced breakfast cook recquired for Byron B & B. Phone Mark on 0412053030.

Canvassers/Sales team wanted for local business for immediate start. Excellent opportunity to earn great $$$ if you are motivated. Travellers welcome. Please call Chelsea on 0401414681.

Fun, energetic experienced bar staff wanted at iconic Byron Bay venue. Apply in writing to: the buddha@byronbaybrewery.com.au

Casual Work single, animal friendly, responsible, reliable, available weekends & nights for house and pet sit in local area. Phone 0407684176.

Chameleon Global Cafe seeks waitperson. RSA and Cocktails. Phone 66807798.