Sad farewell to graduating students

This week was quite emotional for our teachers and students as we said “Bon Voyage” to 5 students. Ken, from Japan, (pictured in front in traditional Japanese clothing) has been at GV for 24 weeks and has had many adventures in Australia including climbing in the Glasshouse Mountains and travelling to Cairns. We also said … Continued

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Sakura group hit the beach

Yesterday was a fantastic day for Sakura teens to visit Kings Beach, Caloundra (about 15 minutes walk from the campus). Firstly they were given a talk on safety by the local lifeguards, then they plunged into the crystal clear water and played amongst the waves. To warm up at the end of the day Global Village … Continued

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Students sing their hearts out at CBX

Last Thursday a load of students went to CBX in the main street of Caloundra for a night of karaoke. Initially only a few students were interested in singing, but after a drink to relax their voices they really got into it.  Karen was the judge for the night and awarded prizes to SEAN for the BEST MALE VOCALIST … Continued

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Sakura Tour is in full swing

This week we welcomed young Japanese girls and boys on the Sakura Tour. They have a separate class taught be Sue. Sue is also takeing them on interesting afternoon activities including canoeing on the Maroochy River, a tour of the beautiful green Sunshine Coast hinterland, a swim at Kings Beach and a visit to Australia Zoo to see … Continued

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News from Lisa in Switzerland

Dear  friends and students. I returned to Switzerland 2 month ago. It’s very nice here, but not the same like in Australia. I miss all the students, teachers (yes Patty, its true, I even miss the gramar-lessons;-) ) and all the nice things all day. I work now for the biggest insurance company in Switzerland. This company is in … Continued

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We say thank you to Kimpo and Kimpo says thank you too

Pictures from top left: Girls using icypole sticks to eat noodles for breakfast. Dion, the lifeguard explains where to swim. Students check out a jetski. The view from the lifeguards’ tower. Group photo with Dion. Students preparing Thank You Cards Despite a rather wet day today we did manage to visit the lifeguards at Kings … Continued

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Elementary Class go treasure hunting in Bulcock Street

Picture: Jennifer, Sue, Noriko, Adreyan, Hana, Andrea, Kyohei, Suguru, Sophie, Jennifer and Louis Sue’s Elementary Class did a treasure hunt in the main street of Caloundra earlier this week. They had a number of tasks to do. For example, they had to find information from the council chambers, learn how to join the library, research job … Continued

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Trade Secrets visit for Intermediate students

Last week Patty’s Intermediate class studied about the success of IKEA furniture shops. To extend their knowledge Patty decided to take her students to one of the most popular fashion shops of recent times: TRADE SECRET. Thier shop on the Sunshine Coast is located at Kawana. Looking at the pictures you can see how much fun … Continued

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Tour students meet the local wildlife

On Thursday, 17 July the visiting Kimpo students travelled to Australia Zoo – Home of the Crocodile Hunter to see all sorts of wonderful animals from Australia and the world. Some cuddled koalas while others took photos with kangaroos of fed young animals in the Animal Nursery – all of them had a great time. … Continued

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News from Maria in Colombia

  Hi everyone. I´m back home in Colombia now. I have an intereting job and I bought a new car. I´m very excited about that. My trip to Los Angeles was long, about 30 hours.My plane took off at 11:00 am on Saturday (Caloundra time) and I arrived to my hotel in Los Angeles at 12:AM (4:00 … Continued

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