Positions Vacant

Experienced Waitperson – Required for Brunswick restaurant. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Bar and coffee experience preferred but not necessary. Telephone 0424 319 715 or email: damian@fatbellykat.com

Byron – Girl Backpacker for easy domestic help $100 per day, casual. 6685 7887

Short Order Cook – Experience not necessary. Must be able to work nights and weekends. Resumes to Chincogan Store, Mullumbimby.

Retail Casual – for busy beach hire store. Interest in surfing crucial, flexible hours, knowledge of bikes an advantage. Phone 0407 247 177

Farewell Roger and thanks for making us laugh~!

Roger left us this morning and we will miss him. He has an excellent sense of humour and has made us all laugh on a daily basis. His farewell was unique, as the pictures show!

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

I’m from Switzerland, from a small village in the south west, a place with 2700 people in it.

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

In Switzerland I am a house painter. I decided to come to Australia as I spent 10 weeks in NZ last year, where I met a girl from my village who had lived in Byron Bay before, she had the best time here, and so I promised her that I would come to Byron! So now I’m here….

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

I was here for 10 weeks, studying general English

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

Well, sadly, I have to go home to start work and see my friends and family again.

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

Ahh.. so many things.. The teachers have been really friendly and nice. Rebecca and you have been great, looked after me and made me smile a lot. Kayaking, the  circus … these things were great, BBQs! As is say.. so many things

What is your favourite place in Byron?

The Main beach is my favourite place, I stayed there a lot of the time,  when I wasn’t studying!!) and of course Cocomangas and the Rails..

Is there anything you’d like to add??

If I could find a real long term job here, I think I would live in Byron Bay forever. It’s a really nice place, it’s beautiful, the people are cool and it’s a great life.. I’m going to miss it!

Thanks Roger for all the laughs. You really have made the school a funny place to be! Take care, all the best and keep in touch!

Dolphins, turtles, sea creatures and sun!

The big event of the week was sea kayaking. It was an unbeliveably beautiful day with no wind, sunshine and a stunning ocean. What better way to enjoy it than to go kayaking!


On the tour we were joined by lots of dolphins and sea turtles. Supposedly some of the turtles are over 70 years old, which seems impressive! The dolphins were playing with waves and made a perfect day even more perfect. Thanks Alessia for the photos and being such a great co-pilot!

GV Work Shop..

Looking for a job in Byron? Need help? We have all the answers!! Come along to the GV Byron Bay workshop which starts on Tuesday the 6th of April.

Make sure you come to the free GV Work Shop every Tuesday and Thursday April 6th and 8th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Teacher Andrew will go through information on on how to write a resume and cover letter, interview techniques, language assistance and where the best places are to find work in Byron.

Don’t miss out on this essential information to give yourself the best chance at getting a job in Byron Bay.