Welcome 23.4.18

Welcome to our four new students at Lexis Noosa!

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This morning we are welcoming Sebastian, Mina, Rachel and Juliette from Switzerland.

We hope you all enjoy your time at Lexis English.

Noosa National Park

Will it or won’t it rain? It was a little tricky this afternoon as we were making our afternoon activity plans. The Noosa National Park walk was on the agenda but wasn’t sure if we would make it through the park dry.

But four of our beautiful Lexis Noosa students were on a mission to have an adventure and find some amazing Australian animals and of course have fun along the way!

 

 

One last visit

We love visits from our old students! Elisa studied General English at Lexis Noosa for 17 Weeks before graduating at an Intermediate level. She has been working in Australia since she finished her studies in August 2017. Elisa is finishing her Australian Journey with one last visit to her favourite teachers before returning to Korea to create new memories with her best friend that she met through Lexis Noosa.

Elisa will travel over to France to visit her best friend. They have always talked about travelling to France together and now that it is finally happening they can’t be happier! It’s great to see that you two have kept in contact and are perusing your dreams. Goodbye Elisa and good-luck on your new journey with your friend!

New and improved Job Workshop!

Lexis Noosa has partnered with Zapala People to create the best Job Workshop for the Lexis Noosa students. Zapala is a “Happy small team, focused on recruiting, training and placement of awesome talented people across the logistics, hospitality and housekeeping industries”.

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Lexis Noosa couldn’t be happier to be helping our students as much as we possibly can. Zapala will be helping our students to write their resume, get their TFN & ABN, fill out new employee forms, help with superannuation and of course help finding them a job.

 

Welcome 16.4.18

Welcome Lexis Noosa

Welcome to the 7 new students at Lexis English Noosa!

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Kanna and Ikumi from Japan, Simone and Karin from Switzerland, Claudia from Italy, Hyongjun from Korea and Alexandre from France.

We hope you all have a wonderful time here in Noosa and welcome again to the Lexis Noosa Family!

Volleyball

What a beautiful way to start the weekend! The Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon playing volleyball at our local watering hole, KB’s Backpackers.

Competition was fierce as the students played against each other to see which team would be victorious. Good luck!

We hope you had a wonderful afternoon and can’t wait to see you on our next activity.

What to do this weekend…..

Here are some ideas for you to do over the weekend. Have fun exploring the Sunshine Coast.

THE ORIGINAL EUMUNDI MARKETS

Eumundi Markets

 Renowned for its locally made artisan treasures, there’s no other market quite like it. Mark it in your diary – open rain, hail or shine every Saturday and Wednesday.

Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia.

 AUSTRALIA ZOO

Koala Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo – Your ultimate wildlife adventure and conservation destination!

Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals.

Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!

Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of our snakes, birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum.

You can also learn heaps about our amazing animals by booking in for one of our animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!

 

 

SEA LIFE – Mooloolaba

Underwater world

Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths at Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

Explore 16 themed zones and soak-up the amazing view from the sea bed in our 80 metre ocean tunnel. Get up close to over 10,000 creatures including Australia’s largest collection of jellyfish. Meet our rare weedy sea dragons, our resident seals plus over 20 species of shark and rays. With 14 fun talks and animal feeds, including our family favourite seal presentation, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

 

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park

Walk in the Noosa National Park. Make sure you bring your walking shoes on any visit to Noosa. The Noosa National Park is at the end of Hastings Street and features spectacular coastal scenery and provides a home for many animals including koalas and birds.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Fun in the sun!

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding down the beautiful Noosa River.

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Everyone looked like they had a great time!

Hope you all had a nice cool down swim because it was so sunny and hot this afternoon.

Welcome 9.4.18

This morning Lexis Noosa welcomes 11 new students to join the Lexis Family!

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We welcome YooJeong, Sang Geun, Yong Min and Won Yeong from Korea. Yutaro, Mayu and Shiori from Japan. Ampardo and Yannik from Spain. Lara from Germany and Lydia from Switzerland. I hope you all have a great first day. Enjoy Noosa Heads as much as you can while you are here because when you leave I promise you will miss it a lot!

Aussie Food Tasting

What a way to spend the afternoon than with a good old Aussie Food Tasting session!

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The Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon trying the good old Aussie favourites like Vegemite, Milo, Lamintons, kirks soft drink, Anzac biscuits, Caramello koalas, red frogs and many more.

Unfortunately I don’t think Vegemite was anyone’s favourite………

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I’m glad everyone was having a good time and found something yummy to eat.

See you all on the next activity!

 

Belly dancing

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon than with a Belly Dancing class. Starting with some relaxing stretches to get the body warmed up and ready to shimmy.

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Head over to our facebook to see some great videos of the belly dancing moves!

Jobs!!!!

  1. FOOD & BEVERAGE STAFF

Amazing Silver Service Food and Beverage Staff for Noosa Food and Wine FestivalWe are looking for fantastic silver service food and beverage and wait staff to fill the dozens of hospitality shifts currently available at Noosa Food and Wine Festival, through Sidekicker.

Sidekicker is a on-demand talent platform, which has like Uber an easy-to-use mobile app, you will be sent available shifts straight to your phone.  Earning extra cash has never been easier (or more fun!).

What you’ll have:

  • Clean, professional clothing and stellar grooming habits
  • Friendly, energetic and hard-working attitude
  • Extensive experience in food and beverage service having worked for top hotels, venues and restaurants
  • Wait staff must have the following skills:
    • 3 plate carry
    • 5 plate clear
    • Wine presentation and pour
    • Hot plate carry

What you’ll get:

  • Work at The Noosa Food and Wine Festival, choosing shifts that fit with your schedule
  • Gain experience with some of Australia’s biggest brand names
  • Fantastic hourly rates, with the potential to earn up to $33 per hour

About Sidekicker:

A tech start-up based in Australia and New Zealand and backed by SEEK, Sidekicker is a temporary staffing platform that instantly connects businesses with the help they need: Sidekicks like you! Apply today! The Event isn’t until May but we’re recruiting NOW! You will need to come to our Brisbane office for your onboarding.

2. WAITER

Sumi Open Kitchen, inspired by Japanese counter dining, encouraging an interaction between the customer and chef.

The menu focuses on (however not limited to) local seafood ,vegetables and organic meats grilled over charcoal, known as kushiyaki.

We offer a three, five of seven course menu accomodating to individuals preferences.

There are 28 seats including 13 around the bar and additional seats outside within the atrium.

Single bookings of up to 20 guests are possible.

Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 – 9:30PM

As a restaurant manager of Sumi Open kitchen you will bring

  • Great hosting skills – na make everyone feel welcome and can connect and build rapport with our locals and regular diners.
  • Has a conscientious, positive leadership style to lead a professional team committed to delivering a superior dining experience
  • Is an organised, clear communicator with the high level of attention to detail required to deliver the best dining experience for all our customers and create value for our business.
  • Has the experience and understanding of what’s required to open a restaurant.

In the role you will be exposed to all elements of the business, Reporting directly to the owner operators and enjoy lots of support from the owners and staff.

3. WAITSTAFF

The Venue…

Rickys is a stunning venue located in Quamby Place between Noosa and Noosaville – looking out onto the beautiful Noosa River. Awarded 1 Chefs Hat by the Good Food guide, this bustling 120 seat restaurant serves new edge cuisine, with an impressive menu created by our very talented Chef Josh Smallwood. The team at Rickys operate like a tight knit family, always ready to welcome a new member, especially one who is just as passionate about food and wine as they are!

The position…

Rickys restaurant is on the hunt for incredible section wait staff who enjoy a fast-paced environment & have a true passion for the hospitality industry! A unique food style teamed with an incredible wine list, this restaurant will give you the chance to extend your knowledge & palette to contemporary flavours.

As a staff member in this restaurant you will be owning your section across a very busy floor. You will be given full training to really guide guests through the extensive (and delicious) menu & beverage lists. At Rickys, guest experience is paramount so if you are engaging, bubbly and have an awesome attitude than what are you waiting for…apply now!

If you would like to apply please send your CV to David our GM at david@rickys.com.au or get in touch on 07 5447 2455

4. WAITSTAFF

Wait Person Moondoggy’s Café Bar-187 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566.

– Applicants must live within 30 mins of Noosa on Sunshine Coast and have own transport

– Applicants are to have at least 3 years experience working in a café

  •  Experience as a Wait Person taking orders, serving guests and clearing tables
  •  Experience as a Barista
  •  Experience in Juice Bar

– Applicants must have current RSA

– Approx 30 plus hours a week on roster – must be available Monday to Sunday Earliest start 6am and latest finish time approx 5.30pm (dependent on guest trade). Some shifts are morning or afternoon only and others full day.

– Must be friendly and enthusiastic and willing to work as a member of a small team

– Must have a strong guest focus and positive attitude and want to work in the hospitality industry

– Must follow procedures and wear uniform and badge and safe shoes.

– Applicants are advised this café has a no drug and no alcohol staff policy.

– Applicants are advised  that this café may undertake Police checks

– Applicants must live locally to interview and trial and in Australia. This position offers no relocation allowance.  Applicants must be Australia residents or citizens.

 

Welcome to Noosa

What a beautiful morning to welcome 5 new students to Lexis Noosa! If you see them around the school don’t forget to say hello and make them feel welcome 🙂

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Starting with us we have Vander Jose from Brazil, Misato and Ayaka from Japan, Diana Lizeth from Peru and Paul from France.

We hope you all enjoy your time at Lexis English Noosa. And don’t forget to speak ENGLISH!

English Only

 

 

Thursday Fun

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

This morning Lexis Noosa students received a visit from the easter bunny. Each class were given easter eggs to nibble on in class!

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Hope you all have a fabulous long weekend. Don’t eat too many chocolates!

Jobs Hunting

Job Search

Looking for jobs in the Noosa area? Here is a list of jobs that have been on the Gum Tree website.

1. Travel Company Wants You! – Listed 28.3.18

$20/hr + incentives

If you are a young energetic traveller, that likes working in the travel industry, we want to hear from you! We need travel lovers to promote our Travel App called Travello.

Pay is $20/hr some incentive bonuses.

Travello is a social network for travellers used in 180 countries, it’s free to download on iPhone & Android. The app shows travellers around you, has a feed of local travellers pictures and also has local deals etc.

We need people to promote the app around Noosa & surrounds. You will need to have tried the app and know what it does, because you may need to show people on your phone.

So if you love travel and love chatting to travellers – we want to hear from you!

Job can start asap. Call Ryan Hanly on 0415 214 215

 

2. Miss Moneypenny’s is looking for a Chef, Host and a Bartender – Listed 26.3.18

Miss Moneypenny’s is a high volume venue that is open all day, seven days. It is high end, yet accessible and non-pretentious.

It showcases an international bar menu including traditional Napoli style pizzas, and a core lunch and dinner menu which is based on Mediterranean/coastal home style food. We focus on quality ingredients, beautifully seasoned food, consistency and meticulous detail.

This is an opportunity for casual chefs to come on board to produce high quality food, and learn from our new Heads Chef, who is one of the very best in the industry.

Successful candidates will ideally possess:

· Experience in high volume restaurants

· Experience with Mediterranean coastal food

· Excellent presentation, time management, reliability and communication skills

· A genuine passion for good food

· Meticulous attention to detail and consistency

· Ability to communicate with large teams inclusive of wait staff

· A passion for hospitality and people

Miss Moneypenny’s offers excellent working conditions in a fun team environment … in one of the most prestigious and beautiful streets in Australia.

Applicants should have the expectation for long term employment.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Call Gene on 0420862234 or head in to Miss Moneypennies to hand in your resume.

 

3. HASTINGS ST BAKERY – Bakery Staff wanted Listed on 24.3.18

We are looking for a shop assistant who has excellent customer service, enthusiastic, hard working and reliable to join our team.

If you are flexible with hours and available school holidays please come into the bakery, introduce yourself with a copy of your resume any day before 11am.

Call Hayley Hunter on 0418865611

 

4. Haru Korean Kitchen is looking for a Korean waitress – Listed 20.3.18

Haru Korean Kitchen in Noosa Junction is looking for a Korean waitress.

– Mon ~Sat / 6pm~ late

– Customer service and simple kitchen assistance

Please send your resume haruasiankitchen@gmail.com or contact 0411 042 922

 

 

 

 

 

Competition Time

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Lexis Noosa Ping Pong Competition. We had 32 students battle it out for eternal glory at Lexis Noosa but unfortunetly there can only be one winner.

Congratulations to Lyndon for winning our Lexis Noosa Ping Pong Competition! Yeah!!! Second place went to Fabian and third place went to Rafael. Well done boys!!

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Hope you all enjoyed your activity and looking forward to seeing you on the next one!

Welcome 26.3.18

This morning we welcome 7 new General English students and 6 new TAP (Teen Activity Program) students to Lexis Noosa.

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We have our 6 new TAP students all from Japan – Kanon, Suzuka, Ayana, Yusuke, Karen and Okutani. And then we have our 7 new General English starters – Shima, Sono, Moe and Kana from Japan, Sylvio from Germany, Seunghan and Yeong Ju from Korea.

We hope you all have a wonderful time here at Lexis Noosa!

Easter Afternoon Fun

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students spent their afternoon making cupcakes! The cupcakes where decorated easter style. The students were able to make three different types of cupcakes.

They all looked great everyone!

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Enjoy your weekend .

Pizza Party

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Last night Lexis Noosa students made their way down to Lions Park to enjoy a night full of Pizza for the monthly Lexis Noosa student night!

Hope you all enjoyed the night filled with plently of laughs, good vibes and beer.

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The sunset was so beautiful.

Congratulations Lexis Noosa

Best School Award

Ryugaku Journal Inc. have presented their ‘Best school award 2018-Staff category’ to Lexis English Noosa as No.1! Lexis English Noosa has won this award in recognition of providing excellence in education in the key areas of teaching & administrative support, lessons, facilities, accommodation and environment. Best schools were schosen based on the reports of 500 Ryugaku Journal students studying overseas.

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Thank you to all of the staff that helped make this happen.

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We love working at Lexis English Noosa.

Lexis Style

Assessment and Reporting Lexis Style

At Lexis, our 360 degree support is also reflected in our Assessment and reporting.  On arrival, student visa holders are given a detailed study plan during their initial interview which is given to their teachers and also forwarded to their agents.

During their second week, all students are given a feedback survey and asked to report on their class, their teacher and the administration staff. We also check if everything is fine with their accommodation and host families. For our student visa holders, this is followed up by a personal interview with the academic manager. This way, any initial problems or worries can be resolved quickly and efficiently.

Every four weeks, all students will have a personal interview with their class teacher and receive a full written report.

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The teacher will address each English skill, and how the student is progressing compared to their initial testing and for the level that they are studying in. They are given academic advice and suggestions for GIL (guided individual learning). The student also completes a report on their teacher and learning. This 360 degree reporting enables us to monitor our students and our academic teaching methods and ensure the best possible outcomes.

Every student will receive a final exit report and certificate in their last week.  The student is asked to complete a detailed exit survey to give us feedback on all areas of their Lexis Noosa experience including accommodation and activities.

Hula Hooping

What a wonderful activity to do after a long day of studing English. A great way to relax, unwind and just have FUN!

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Inga from In Your Flow is our beautiful instructor today. She is teaching our Lexis Noosa students how to hula hoop with some special tips and tricks.

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Don’t forget to check out our Hula Hoop videos on our Facebook page 🙂

 

Never Too Late To Learn English

Sabina and Jacki

Jaqui and Sabina are studying at Lexis Noosa in General English.  Although it’s a while for both of them since they have studied they are both enjoying the challenge.  Jaqui enjoys the friendly atmosphere of the classes and thinks that speaking with different nationalities is a good idea.  Sabina has been away for the weekend with students of different ages and is looking forward to travelling around Australia after she finishes her course.  Both students have tried different sporting activities and Jaqui has enjoyed the beach lifestyle in Noosa.

Welcome 19.3.18

This morning we welcomed 4 new General English students and 24 new Cambridge students to our Lexis Noosa campus.

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Welcome to our General English starters: Vanessa from Italy, Silvia from Switzerland, Kurt from Switzerland and Sibel from Turkey. 

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And welcome to our Cambridge starters!

Celebrating the first day of Cambridge, the whole school went down to Cornerstone Pub to enjoy a cold beverage and some delicious snacks put on by Lexis English Noosa.

Hope you all enjoyed the afternoon! Don’t forget to say hello to all of our new students when you see them around the school.

Picnic Afternoon!

What could be better than an afternoon of eating food and enjoying the beautiful views of the Laguna Lookout.

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The lookout has an incredible panoramic view that takes in Noosa. You can see the ocean, river and the distant hinterland.

The view will take your breath away.

Looks like all of the students enjoyed their afternoon filled with plenty of laughs, fun and scrumptious food.

Looking for a job in Noosa?

Here are a few jobs that I have found on the Gumtree website. Happy job hunting!

Sushi / Sashimi Chef and Tempura Chef

Listed on 15.3.18 – www.Gumtree.com.au

Brand new Teppanyaki / Modern Japanese A la carte opening shortly in Noosa, Brand new team and fit out which includes brand new kitchen. Seeking chefs/cooks thatcan cook and prepare sushi / sashimi and Tempura. This restaurant is located close to everything ample parking and a management team that is friendly and professional. To be a part of this exciting new venture please send resume which should include a contact no. Also all applicants should have the right to work in Australia.

 

Experienced Cook/Chef required for busy river front restaurant.

Listed on 15.3.18 – www.gumtree.com.au

Experienced Cook/Chef required for busy river front restaurant. Are you a team player, organised, flexible? Probation period applies, part or full time hours available for the right candidate. Please email your resume with a contact number!!! Sandip.batra4@hotmail.com

 

FOH Supervisor for Noosa Boathouse

Listed on the 14.3.18 – www.gumtree.com.au

Noosa Boathouse is an iconic 3 level bistro, bar & events destination on the Noosa River offering a lunch and dinner restaurant, fish & chips takeaway, coffee bar, rooftop sunset bar and stunning weddings & events spaces. We are looking for an experienced Front of House Supervisor to join our team.

 

Full time and Casual Chefs Cooks

Listed on the 14.3.18 – www.gumtree.com.au

Mr Jones and Me Restaurant Bar Grill is located in Noosaville on the Sunshine Coast. We are currently seeking casual and full-time chefs and cooks to join our kitchen team. Please see our menu online for the style of cuisine we offer. Roster and salary are flexible depending on the applicant.

Please send all resumes to info@mrjonesandme.com.au

Cafe assistant

Listed on the 14.3.18 – www.gumtree.com.au

Looking for an enthusiastic person, must have coffee experience, and a basic food prep knowledge as well. 3 set days a week with the availability of more. Definate Fri, Sat and Mon. Please send resume to my email. julie_andthree@hotmail.com Cheers.

 

 

 

Goodbye Cambridge!

The last hurrah

It is always so sad when our Cambridge groups have to leave us after 10-11 long weeks. All the best for the future everyone and of course good luck on your exams!

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CAE 3 Class: Yanik, Mateus, Natallia, Sina, Rebcca, Alexandre, Anja, Katja, Raphael and Noah.

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CAE 1 Class: Claudine, Michelle, Vanessa, Jessica, Helson, Alexis, Carmela, Kohji, Joel, Florine, Samira and Florian.

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CAE 2 Class: Isabela, Jasmin, Ines, Samuel, Jolanda, Sonia, Laura, Maxime and Michaela.

Hope you all enjoy your travels after Lexis! Appreciate all of what beautiful Australia has to offer.

Beer Tasting

Lexis Noosa students enjoyed a fun filled afternoon of Beer Tasting.

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Our students tried 5 different Australian craft beer and it looks like they enjoyed ever minute of it!

We hope you enjoyed your afternoon activity and we look forward to seeing you all on the next one!

Finding Love at Lexis Noosa

 We love hearing stories that warm our hearts.

Rainer Keller was a student at Lexis English Noosa that studied the Cambridge CAE course with our wonderful teacher Phil back in 2014. Rainer said that when he was studying at Lexis he met the love of his life Keiko who was also studying at Lexis. We are so glad that you both found happiness together.

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This is the beautiful email we received from Rainer Keller:

I’m writing to you 4 years after I left Noosa because Lexis changed my life forever and I wanted to share this with you. At school I met a wonderful girl from Japan, who became my wife just 2 years later. This is me together with my wife Keiko Okuyama at our wedding party in Japan, and 3 other former Lexis students (Miiku Sako and Ayane Kawagoshi from Japan & Donghoon Lee from South Korea).

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Now they are happy parents with a gorgeous baby girl, Yuna.

 

Akiko Miyamoto

We love getting visits from old students.

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Akiko studied General English at Lexis Noosa for 17 weeks back in 2015. After her studies Akiko completed farm work to get her second year visa to then move up to Cairns. In Cairns Akiko got a housekeeping job and worked on an overnight boat for a year. The job was 5 days on and 3 days off and her job consisted of housekeeping duties, kitchen hand and training for her dive master to then be a tour guide for the scuba divers.

Akiko said that the best part of her job was the free scuba diving everyday!

She met people from all over the world and absolutely loved her job. Now Akiko is moving to New Zealand to work on a ski resort on the South Island. We love hearing happy and exciting travel adventures from our ex-students.

Thank you for visiting Akiko Miyamoto.