Rock on with GV and SAE

On Friday night this week SAE is holding a party with DJ’s and a live band and GV is invited!! This should be a good fun evening where you will be able to meet lots of people and other students from Byron and around the world.

The party will be held at:

The Byron Entertainment Centre (where we go for the circus)
17 Centennial Circuit
Arts and Industry Park


Drinks can be bought from the bar (NOT BYO)

7pm to 1am

See you there!

Vocabulary Top Tip!

Hi Guys,

As the Cambridge exams are nearing now is the time to really sit down and learn as much vocabulary as you possibly can. I thought I’d share one good technique to help you.

The keyword method can be used in a wide variety of situations and has a range of helpful applications. One very useful application for using the keyword technique is to use it for learning vocabulary.

This technique can be seen as a four part process.

The keyword technique can help you to remember vocabulary you might otherwise forget. For example, if you need to remember that  barrister is another word for lawyer, first create a keyword for the unfamiliar word, barrister. Remember, a keyword is a word that sounds like the new word and is easily pictured. A good keyword for barrister could be a bar (as in where people drink together)

Create a picture of the keyword and the definition doing something together.  Make the most interesting picture you can think of where the two words interact. For example, a picture of a lawyer sitting having a few drinks in a bar in his white wig could be an easy way to remember these two words! Any image that is fun and that you can remember is fine!

Give it a go! There has been lots of research into vocabulary acquisition and for higher level learners this has been proven to be very successful!  If you need any help with this come in and talk to Justin any time.

Soccer match with SAE

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On Friday afternoon Global Village and SAE had a school play-off. Despite SAE doing their best in the 30 degree heat, our international Global Village team managed to beat them 12-4! Natalia and the girls on the sideline were crazily cheering  them on the whole game!

We will be planning another Global Village vs. SAE soccer match next month. Anyone that would like to join our champion team either as a player or spectator should come and speak to Kate.

Tiramisu Delight

For some reason Italy seems to be the flavour of the week! Our lovely teacher Carla volunteered to show everyone how to make a delicious Tiramisu which was enjoyed by all of us! THANK YOU CARLA and your team of hardworking GV students

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In case you want to recreate this at home, here is how you do it!

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 250g mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua)
  • 200ml thickened cream
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 28 sponge finger biscuits (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder


  1. Using an   hand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Gently fold in mascarpone and liqueur. Wash and dry beaters. Whip cream to firm peaks. Fold into mascarpone mixture.
  2. Wash and dry beaters. Beat eggwhites until stiff peaks form. Fold into mascarpone mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine coffee and warm water in a shallow dish, stirring until coffee dissolves. Using half the biscuits, dip biscuits 1 at a time in coffee, turning to coat. Place, in a single layer, over the base of a 6cm-deep, 18cm x 28cm (base) baking dish.
  4. Spread half the mascarpone mixture over biscuits to cover. Repeat layers with remaining biscuits, coffee and mascarpone mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  5. Dust top with cocoa powder and serve.


GV People. Roberto and Daniele..

We have recently had some very charming and lively Italians join the school who have been great fun and have made a wonderful addition to the school. I caught up with them to talk about their experiences of GV Byron and Byron and this is what they had to say….

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Hi everyone! My name is Daniele and I am from Italy, a place called Asti (which you might have heard of if your drink!) which is in the North of Italy near Turin. It’s a small city with 80000 people but a nice place.

I have just completed my studies in IT at home and am now looking for a job, either in Italy or in Australia. I came to Australia to have a look around in Australia and see what opportunities there are here as I am quite interested in perhaps trying to find work in Australia as an IT professional.

I am in Byron now because I like the idea of a small beach town with beautiful scenery and friendly people.  I have found Byron to be a great place, the ambience of the town is wonderful and the people are really really friendly which means a lot to me.

Today is my last day at school after having been here for three weeks. The school has been fun. In my opinion it’s a good school because we can learn by talking to other people from all over the world in English and it is great to have an experience where you can talk to so many different cultures and people with different languages in one place!

I have been studying in the Upper Intermediate level which has been good for me as it has been challenging but fun. I can honestly say that I have improved my ability to understand people from all over the world.

After this, I am going to travel around Australia a bit first going north to the Whitsundays and then down to South Australia, Melbourne and Sydney. It should be fun I think!!

I will be a little bit sad to leave here as I have made lots of friends from all over the world which has been really nice. The school is not just about studying; it’s a good social fun and happy place, in an amazing location!

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Hi All, I’m Roberto from Italy, Constanzana, near Vercelli. A very small village (with only 1000 inhabitants in it). I arrived in Byron Bay a few weeks ago after finishing my studies in Italy where I was studying biotechnology. I came to Australia, and in particular Byron for two main reasons. Firstly, I really wanted to develop my language skills and secondly, because I am on a working holiday visa, I want to get a job in Australia related to my field of study. If I’m lucky and my dreams are fulfilled I will be fortunate enough to get a job in working in a scientific laboratory. Fingers crossed!

I am currently studying in the Upper Intermediate class and once I have completed that course I will move on to the IELTS preparation course. So far, I have really enjoyed the classes and the school. It is an open, friendly and nice place to be and there are people from all over the world here which is interesting.

I really like Byron Bay. It is not a chaotic town (like some big cities in Italy) and very peaceful. It is also a very convenient place to live as there are markets everywhere and nothing is too far if you have your bicycle.  I love the beach here, it’s a magic beach. The people on the beach are friendly and I have found it really easy to meet people. There is always a soothing breeze coming from the ocean which is great on hot summer afternoons.

Jobs in Byron Bay

HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST – Send resume to Manik Hair studio PO Box 27, Byron Bay 2481

WAREHOUSE/STOREHOUSE – For Health company. Visit

BAR STAFF – For busy nightclub. email photo and resume to

PIZZA COOK AND DRIVERS – email resume to


CHEF – For Mocka Cafe 3-4 days per week. 0423725422