GV Perth’s Cambridge FCE & CAE classes go to court!

On Thursday 25th November 2010, GV Perth’s FCE & CAE classes went on an excursion to the Supreme Court of Western Australia!

[Above – Judge Sybille & Sheriff’s Officer Céline]

The purpose of the excursion was to learn about the historical changes to issues of law in Western Australia. It was a great day out, and students had the opportunity to use a lot of formal and context-specific language.

[Judge’s Associate Rosanna]

The classes also got a chance to role-play a real court-case which took place in 1844 – “The Crown vs. John Gaven”. Students took on the roles of prosecution, defence, witnesses, judges and officials, and deliberated over the fate of then 15-year-old convict John Gaven, accused of the murder of a free settler, Mr. George Pollard.

[State Counsel (Prosecution Attorney) Hee and Defense Attorney Mandy]

In 1844, the real John Gaven was sadly condemned to death (he was the first white man to be executed in Western Australia). However, our faithful and conscientious jury found that there was reasonable doubt of John’s guilt and returned a verdict of “Not Guilty”.

[Members of the Jury Angelika, Masaki, Tony and Leonie]

The classes also attended an actual trial being conducted on the day, observing the action live from the public gallery. All in all, it was a wonderful and highly interesting day for everyone, and one in which we could change the course of history and save the life of an innocent man!

– Stuart, Cambridge CAE teacher

Friday Job Bulletin

Casual Product Promoter – Tel.Pacific Pty Ltd

* Excellent communication skills

* Confident, enthusiastic and presentable

* Self motivated and focused

As one of our casual product promoters, you will be responsible for generating the sales of our latest product range.

Ideally you will have excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic with a flexible attitude to work. You must be well organised, able to work unsupervised, be a team player and have a strong will to succeed.

Must display the desire to build and manage relationships with customers and key stakeholders, the willingness to persevere in generating sales and a commitment to work under pressure.

It is required that you speak English and as an added advantage you are able to speak any of the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Arabic.

If you think that you’re perfect for the role, please apply.

Submit your resume to: jobs@telpacific.com.au

Promotions Staff – Cosmetics & Fragrance – Marc Edward Agency

“only the best will do”

* Are you looking for something exciting and new?

* Do you have a passion for cosmetics and fragrance?

* Are you a sales extraordinare with a difference?

* Do you want to create excitement in Dept Stores?

* Are you reliable, readily available and flexible with your working week?

MEA is looking for dynamic new faces to join its elite team of sales promotions specialists. You will be working for some of the biggest global cosmetic brands in Myer and DJ’s stores. Prior experience preferred but not essential. Full training will be provided to successful candidates. Great hourly rates.

Can you think outside the square and promote yourself as the candidate we are looking for? Apply now at: info@marcedward.com.au

Crowd Control and Security – Nightlife Security

Nightlife Security services many pubs and nightclubs throughout Perth.

Top rates paid and great venues

Full-Time hours available

Head doorman also required

Licenced crowd controllers wanted

Night courses available to become licenced

$25 – $30 p/h and more to be negotiated for the right people.

Wayne – 0412 736 791

David – 0438 904 843


Wait and Bar Staff – Metro Hotel

We are seeking passionate, experienced wait staff to join the food and beverage team at the Metro Hotel on Canning Highway in South Perth.

We are one of Perth city’s iconic establishments with sweeping city and river views. The Metro Hotel is a Corporate Hotel with an extensive function and events department.

Having undergone a large refurbishment last year we are now putting a food and beverage team together who will lead and stamp their identity on the hotels food service business.

We are only seeking staff that has previous food and beverage experience and who are Australian residents. You also must be a team player and be well presented.

Casual and Full Time positions are available.

Please apply including a recent photograph of yourself in your application.

Click on the here to apply.

Kitchen Hand/Cook’s Assistant – MYVISTA

MYVISTA Aged Care at 11 Nugent Street Balcatta WA is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced person to fill the position of Kitchen Hand/Cook’s Assistant.

Do you have a passion for working with the aged?

MYVISTA Aged Care is now offering the opportunity for experienced Kitchen Hand/Cook’s Assistant to join our professional team.

Morning and afternoon shifts available.

Please apply for the position of Kitchen Hand/Cook’s Assistant by forwarding a current Resume, Police Clearance and any qualifications to the Hotel Services Manager at HS@myvista.com.au.

Cafe Attendant (Casual) – Next Generation Clubs Australia

Next Generation Clubs Australia is a growing Health, Racquets and Lifestyle business with operations in Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Auckland.

Our Club at Kings Park has a vacancy for an experienced café attendant to join its supportive and exciting work environment.

If you are up for the challenge and are enthusiastic in providing first class customer service, then we will need you to be part of our team.  You will enjoy a variety of duties including taking customer orders, coffee making, table and plate clearing, as well as diverse knowledge of food and beverage industry.

Essential Criteria:

* Previous café experience

* Skilled in utilising the cash register and coffee making facilities

* Posses current RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) Certificate

* Current First Aid Certificate

* Food and Beverage knowledge

The successful applicant will work closely with the café supervisor to make every experience memorable for our members and guests.

Due to the nature of the industry working nights and/or weekend shifts will be required.

If you have professional presentation, along with a positive attitude and wish to further your career prospects, apply below, stating your experience and why you would love to be part of our team.

Email: Please click Apply Now

Bar and Kitchen Staff – Swanbank Bar & Cafe

We are a busy tavern and function centre on a beautiful golf course which is centrally located

We are seeking highly motivated, outgoing people to join our team

If you can and WANT TO work in a busy environment and are able to maintain a happy, friendly approach to customers and fellow staff members we would love to hear from you!

Casual positions are currently available for both bar and kitchen staff

People who have Duty Manager experience or who would like to progress are highly encouraged to apply as we are also for the right people offer supervisory positions

Bar experience and RSA accreditation preferred

Applicants must be

* Customer focussed

* Friendly and out going

* Enjoy working in a team environment

* have a “YES” attitude

* Available nights and/or weekends

* Be able to use your initiative

Please drop your resume in person to the Manager at Swanbank Bar & Cafe at the Maylands Peninsula Public Golf Course, Swanbank Road, Maylands.

Courier – Pathology

A casual position is available for a courier to work within the Courier Department of our West Perth Laboratory.

The main duties will be driving a company vehicle around the metropolitan area, delivering and picking up items.

Candidates should have:

– An understanding of customer call service in pathology

– Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

– A current valid drivers license

– Enthusiasm and commitment to the company core values

– A good knowledge of the roads in Perth

On the job training will be provided.

Hours could be rostered between 8.00am and 9.00pm Monday to Friday. and Saturday mornings.

There are no set hours for this role and the successful applicant will be filling in whilst the permanent staff are on leave.

Please apply below.

Enquiries to Adrian Hall, courier supervisor, on 9476 5235.

Email: Please click ‘Apply Now’

GV EXPLORE ~ Sky-Diving in Jurien Bay

Have you always wanted to feel the insane rush of jumping out of an aeroplane at 16,000 feet?

Now you can, with the GV Explore Jurien Bay package, exclusive to GV Perth students~!! 🙂

WHEN: 11th   to   12th December,  leave at 8.30am Saturday and arrive back Sunday at 5.00pm

WHERE: Depart at GV Perth to drive up north to Jurien Bay

The package includes the trip up to Jurien Bay and back, all accommodation AND food, the actual sky-dive, as well as pictures of your dive burnt to disk which you can take home with you~! (DVD with movie is just as small extra charge).

All this is costs just $480 all inclusive so book now as places are limited~! 🙂

(A deposit of $150 applies to lock in your booking.)

If you have questions, ask Jess in the Tribal office or Carina at reception~!

GV Perth ~ International Food & Culture Day

Get ready for a day of delicious food and cultural experiences~!

On Friday 25th November 2010, GV Perth will be celebrating multiculturalism in style.

Every class will participate, with students preparing and bringing in different dishes from their own home countries, as well as demonstrating some traditional dances and arts.

Feel free to dress in traditional clothing from your home country (e.g. kimono, flamenco dresses, lederhosen & dirndl, cheongsams, etc.) and join in the celebrations ♥

If you have any questions about what to bring, please ask your class teachers or Carina at reception.

GV Perth explores the news~!

Last Friday, GV Perth was totally thrilled to welcome Channel 7’s news personality and distinguished reporter, Mr Rick Ardon~!

Mr. Ardon spoke to the Intermediate and Upper Intermediate class on their topic for the week, the media and its role in society.

Sonia’s students had spent all of the previous day preparing questions and researching topics of discussion, and therefore the talk was extremely interesting and sparked much debate.

Everyone at GV Perth would like to thank you, Mr. Ardon, for being so generous with your time, and would like to wish you all the best of success for the future~! 🙂

Jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs~!!

Christmas is coming up and everybody is looking for staff 🙂 Check out the ads below and find your holiday job today~!

Amusement Supervisor – Bouncy Castle Kingdom

Wait Staff & Supervisor – Azure Restaurant

Food & Beverage attendants – ALH Group – Queens Tavern

Wait Staff – Kitsch

Casual Labourers – Blue Collar People

Sports Officer – City of Subiaco

Learn to Swim Instructors – City of Rockingham

Playleader – Stratton Out of School Care

Sales Assistant (weekend) – Furniture & Homewares – Vast Interior

Shop Assistant – Laced Up

Christmas Casual Mossimo Carousel – Pacific Brands

Bar, Glassie & Floor Staff – ALH Group – The Saint George Hotel

PARKS & GARDENS – Flexi Staff Pty Ltd

Mighty Mo~!

Congratulations to Mark Choi, so far the only student at GV Perth who is participating in the “Movember” Fundraiser~!

The word “Movember” is a cross between the words ‘November’ and ‘Moustache’. This means that men will grow and wear a moustache for the whole of the month November. “Mo” is a slang-word for moustache.

Movember was invented by a charity who are raising money to combat men’s health problems such as prostate cancer and depression.

To find out more, visit the Movember wikipedia site, or check out the Movember Foundation’s homepage~!

The donation pool is still growing, please see Carina at reception if you would like to donate to Mark’s Movember fund 🙂

CAE teacher Stuart has also challenged Mark to a Mo-Off, where both will grow their moustaches until the end of November, and the man with the best moustache wins eternal glory~! (To place your bets on who will win, also see Carina at reception… ;))

May the best ‘Mo win~!

Oral Exams – Do’s and Don’ts

To help our students CAE & FCE students who are taking their mock oral exams today, let’s review some oral exam “do’s and don’ts”…

DO try to relax, even though you are feeling nervous, and smile at the examiners as you enter the examination room and sit down.

DO take up every opportunity during the test to show off your abilities 🙂

DO refer to the written questions on the visuals sheet in Part 2 and Part 3 if you forget what you have to talk about.

DO listen carefully to the questions that do not appear on the visuals sheets and answer them appropriately.

DO speak clearly and loudly enough for both examiners to hear you throughout the test.

DO try to use a wide range of grammatical forms and vocabulary throughout the test.

DO expand on your answers in the second section of Part 1 and in Part 4.

DO take advantage of the opportunity to speak on your own in the long turn in Part 2 by keeping talking until the examiner says ‘Thank you’.

DO allow your partner opportunities to speak in Part 3. If necessary, invite your partner to make a comment.

DON’T begin your Part 2 long turn by saying: ‘I’m going to choose this picture and this picture.’ This wastes precious time and prevents you changing your mind should you wish to do so. Just start to do the task and it will become obvious which pictures you are talking about, or point to the picture you are describing and say ‘In this picture’, etc.

DON’T talk about all the pictures in Part 2. Talking about all the pictures instead of only two will not give you enough time to do the more speculative parts of the task properly.

DON’T give just a one- or two- word answer to the question about your partner’s pictures in Part 2.

DON’T reach a decision too early in Part 3. Do the first part of the task and evaluate all the visuals before making your final decision.

DON’T ask the Oral Examiners to comment on how you have performed in the test. Examiners are not allowed to make any comments on candidate performance.

And most of all, STUDY, PREPARE and BE CONFIDENT~! 🙂

Examiners are not evil people who want to ruin your life. Most of the time, they will actively try to give you marks rather than take them away, so show them your best side and allow your personality to shine through.

Good luck~!!


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