Thursday Night College Party

Thursday night means one thing… college party night!

If you are not in the loop as yet, the evening starts at around 6pm at the Noosa Heads Lions Park for a few byo drinks and BBQ. DJ Billy Joel provides the music blaring from his amplifier.

At 8.30pm after the BBQ, meet at the Kamel Bar (KBs) for some fun, games, dancing and drinking. The Kamel Krew even pick you up from the park and reserve vip seating for you at KBs with a few jugs of beer on arrival. If you don’t feel like a BBQ at the park then meet all the student at KBs! It’s a chance to meet new students, practice you english with locals and talk to backpackers about where they recommend to visit in Australia. Cindy from Lexis is also there to party with you each week!

Teacher Phil Gets Creative Through English

Phil Egan gave an entertaining personal development session on how to teach phrasal verbs through water colour painting.

The teachers enjoyed the session and took home their beautiful watercolour paintings for their family to appraise.

Spike A Pose

The competition was fierce at the Nomads sand volleyball court today.

 The skills of the volleyball players today were amazing. It was like watching an olympic competition. The matches were best out of three. Each match was so close and just when you thought the ball was out, someone would bust an amazing manouvre on the court. After an hour of intense rallying, Sandre, Natalie, Hiro, Tiago and Isabel won this week’s tournament. I’m sure they will enjoy their voucher from KBs Bar and Restaurant at student night on Thursday. Not too much drinking guys, we have a our Fraser Island trip the next day!

Student Feedback Valued

Student feedback is welcomed at Lexis English Noosa as a valuable way to ensure that we continue to provide a high level of service.

How do we do this?  Every student at Lexis English is asked to complete an anonymous feedback form after your first two weeks. There are questions about the way you are being taught and the service provided by administration and homestay. It is a simple yes/no format.

Every four weeks, your teacher will have an interview with you and give you a written report on your academic performance. At that time, you are also asked to give a written  report on the teacher’s performance. It is a time for honest discussion about how your learning needs are being met.

When you leave, you are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire on your experience at Lexis English Noosa. Questions include your accommodation, the school environment, learning materials and the teaching.

I read every one of these feedback forms and questionnaires and use the information to provide feedback and guidance to the staff. We welcome all comments and especially those about how we can improve.

This week I received many forms as we had over 80 new students arrive two weeks ago.  I thank all those students for spending the time to answer the questions and I was delighted to receive such wonderful feedback.

Of all the feedback forms that I have read this week – my favourite comment is from a student in Anne’s FCE class who wrote, “Every day in Noosa is a new day in Paradise”.

I totally agree. Have a good day everyone, Becky


Rock Your Socks Off At NHSLSC

Thirsty Merc will be playing at the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club on Wednesday 28th September.

One of Australia’s most recognised bands, THIRSTY MERC, present yet another cracking hit-laden album. In MOUSETRAP HEART, their 3rd and most engaging studio album to date, the home grown four piece reveal more and more of their startling level of musicianship.

THIRSTY MERC continue to raise the bar and the world is taking notice, with the band recently notching up a #3 single on New Zealand iTunes with crowd favourite Tommy and Krista and a #1 on Australia’s domestic artist airplay charts with Mousetrap Heart. In addition, the peer voted 2011 APRA Song of The Year Top 20 shortlist featured not one but TWO entries for Thirsty Merc, with ‘Mousetrap Heart’ and ‘All My Life’.

Catch THIRSTY MERC on tour as they take the stunning new album MOUSETRAP HEART on the road in 2011.

Where: Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club
Doors Open: 8.30pm
Tickets: $25

Looking for work?

It’s coming up to peak season so print your resume and drop them all around town. Restaurants will be looking for holiday staff very soon!

Noosa Heads
Berardo’s Restaurant
Click here for more information

Taxi Driver
Suncoast Cabs
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Sandwich Artists
Noosa Heads
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Store Attendant
Noosa Junction
Hours: 7am – 3pm / 3pm – 11pm
Phone: Jonny 0413 317 452 or drop resume to shop

Good luck!

Soccer In The Park

Monday soccer is growing in numbers each week and today saw the first female soccer stars!

Meet Tim in the Lexis Noosa courtyard every Monday at 2.15pm and head down to play soccer in the Lions Park by the river. It’s a lot of fun and the winning team receives a carton of beer! Walk across to Hastings Street after the game for a swim in the beach and an ice cream.