Goodbye Bock and all the best!!

We had to say goodbye to Bock today and as usual it is with very mixed feelings. Bock has been a real inspiration to us all. His charm humour and willingness to get involved with every aspect of school life and Byron life has been wonderful. Thanks so much for visiting us here in Byron it has been great!!!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from…

I’m Bock, from South Korea, Ansan which is a medium sized city.

What did you do back at home and what made you decide to come to Australia?

In Korea I was studying Microbiology in order to become scientist. I came to Australia and in particular Byron Bay because Korea is a small country and I wanted to experience a big country and I had heard that Byron was full of good beaches and good people.

How long have you been at GV Byron and what are you studying?

I have been at GV Byron for ten weeks and have been studying in the General English program. I have loved the experience because before I came here I didn’t expect to make so many friends with so many people from overseas and to meet such amazing teachers who I had a lot of fun with, and I also learnt lots in a beautiful surrounding. I really enjoyed learning which I have to say is the first time in my life!

What do you plan to do when you have completed your studies with us?

I am off to Bundaberg tomorrow to pick fruit!! Should be fun I hope!!

What has been the single best moment that you have experienced since you joined GV Byron?

The best thing is that I have made lots of friends and had really good teachers whom I will keep in touch with!

What is your favourite place in Byron?

School!! Of course!! Haha..

Thanks Bock. It’s been great to get to know you. We will all miss you and look forward to seeing you on your way back!

If I were rich and famous for a week…..

In this weeks Upper-Intermediate classes we have been writing stories about our dreams and desires and what we would do if…..

Michela from Italy wrote this lovely piece which really made us all smile and so I thought I should share it with you all.. Thanks Michela, I hope your dreams come true!!!

If I were rich and famous for one week I would….

I would travel to as many places around the world as I could. I would visit New Zealand, Hollywood, Paris (with a boy on a romantic trip!) New York, Rio, where I would learn to Samba! I would go to Disneyland and above all I would go to California because I have been told that California is a very gorgeous and beautiful place to be.

I would also like to but a Villa on the beach in Byron Bay, one my village in Italy and one other in another country. Inside my villas there will be several enormous swimming pools, saunas, waiters, chefs, cleaners and a huge TV in the living room. We will have lots of parties with “free entry” for everybody and endless amounts of caviar, champagne and plenty of pizza!!!

I will also appear in all the magazines and newspapers and I will act in a new film which will be produced by me, with Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt staring in it. The film will be titled
everybody is Crazy about Michele”

We will go out in a limousine which has inside of it a mini-bar and a handsome boy who will serve me with sweet cocktails with strawberries and cream. I will buy a convertible Ferrari and a lot of dresses, one of which will be a tailor made Valentino.

I would also like to try many extreme sports in the best places in the world to do this. I will offer many drinks to my friends and we’ll all go together to the best clubs in the world. Moreover, I will give a little bit of my money to charity! I would also like to buy many famous artworks to decorate my house. On the last day of my rich week I will have a mega-party with all of the friends I have in the world where Robbie Williams will sing live to us all.

At the end of this time I will wake up from this wonderful dream….. and I will cry cry cry!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Work available in Byron Bay this week…

Casual – experienced kitchen hand and excellent customer service for sushi bar in Byron CBD. Phone Lubelia 0401852765

Part-Time – sales person for ladies retail fashion in Byron Bay, must have minimum of 3 years experience. Phone 6853973

Professional Cleaners Required – Good pay, flexible hours. Phone Cherry 0413190266

Festival Staff – Required for food stall at Blues Festival. Cook, prep and service staff, must be available for 5 days / nights from 1-5 April. Phone 0403257304

Casual Bottler – Ginger Nectar are looking for a mature person to join our friendly production team and operate our bottling machines 1-2 days per week. Phone Lois 66809433

Goodbye Gustavo.. We Miss You Already!!! :-(

Today we said goodbye to a very special student… Gustavo our Brazilian star left GV Byron Bay but not without a few tears and presents from his classmates and a card signed by all!!

Gustavo came to us in September last year with beginner level English, he looked so worried and very confused in his first few weeks here!! Gustavo worked very hard and always asked a lot of questions which kept his teachers on their toes. His laughter carried outside his classroom and into the front office daily. With his amazing work ethic and passion to learn, Gustavo is now at a place where he can understand and communicate effortlessly with everyone he is in contact with.

We will miss your magical smile, your high energy and your big heart. From all of us here at GV Byron Bay, we wish you all the best for the future.