Wishing All our Students a Very Happy New Year 2012

Dear Students,

I wish you all a very happy New Year. I hope that you have a fun and safe celebration ‘Aussie’ style.

Remember that the first day back is Tuesday January 3rd 2012. Check the student notice board for your class and teacher. If you have any concerns come and see me or our Senior Teacher Lucy.

Cindy is organising a BIG WELCOME BBQ for everyone at 2pm at Kamel Bar, Nomads Backpackers.  I Look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new students then. 

Becky

Becky Cantor Director of Studies

 

Poole Gakuin JHS go Kayaking and have a BBQ.

Students enjoy kayaking on the river and an Australian BBQ!

After meeting the instructors and finally getting everybody a life jacket they all grabbed an oar and gathered round Intructor Tim for a lesson in how to paddle.

Once they were sat in their Kayaks and the other instructors had pushed them off they all started to put into action Tim’s careful instructions. With one instructor leading from the front and one instructor at the back the students all floated in the middle and went in various different directions up the river.

After a couple of rescues and collisions with each other the students who were starting to get tired began to paddle back to shore with continuous shouts from all instructors and teachers of ‘Migi Migi!’, ‘Hidari, Hidari!’

Instructor Tim gives his instructions, pushes them off and they paddle away!

 

Relieved to be back on dry land the students made their way a few hundred yards down the river where some amazing food had been prepared and delivered to our barbecue station. The students host families arrived and everybody enjoyed a drink and some food before getting involved in Australia’s most popular game – Cricket!

Despite the girls holding the cricket bat as if it was a baseball bat they all got the hang of it and a mix of host mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters were all running after the ball and having great fun.

The students enjoy the delicious food and play some cricket with the host families!

It was a very hot day and a beautiful place to go Kayaking and have a barbecue but in the heat and after all that hard work the students were ready to go home with their host families early in the afternoon.

A great Australian day!

Merry Christmas From Lexis English Noosa

The Lexis English staff would like to wish all our students a very merry Christmas and a happy new year filled with joy, laughter and love!

We look forward to seeing you back on campus next year!

Enjoy the festive season!

Lexis English Noosa Students Are Hunting And Gathering

Students got a team together and raced around Noosa Junction for a Scavenger Hunt this week.

The teams got their sneakers on and their cameras ready to gather as many items as possible in 30 minutes to win a $60 gift card to use for their BBQ by the river. Congratulations to our Brazilian students Tiago, Lucas, Conrado, David and Felipe who will be enjoying a free BBQ and booze by the river courtesy of Lexis English.

And The Winner Is…

The winners of the Lexis English ‘groom your classroom’ Christmas competition were announced in the courtyard at lunchtime today. 

Both teachers and students looked nervous and excited. There was only meant to be one winner but there were so many thought out themes and such creativity that 2 categories and an overall winner were announced.

And the winners are:

Best Christmas Message:
Room 4: Danielle’s Advanced General English
Room 2: Annette’s Pre Intermediate C

Best Christmas Spirit:
Room 5: Daniela’s Elementary B
Room 6: Phil’s Business Class

Best Classroom:
Room 8: Deb’s IELTS Class

Congratulations to all the winners! All classrooms looked phenomenal. Thank you to all the students and teachers for your enthusiasm in making our campus look festive for the Christmas season.

Don’t forget that we have a Christmas party this Friday from 12.30pm and Christmas carols in the common room at 1pm. Drinks and snacks provided. Dress in Christmas colours. Lexis English Noosa… the decorations are done… now it’s time to get really festive!!!

Lexis English Groom Your Classroom – Judgement Day

Today was the judging of the Christmas ‘groom your classroom’ competition. All the classrooms looked amazing and were so unique. It will be very hard for the judges to decide who will win the $100 coles myer gift card. The winner will be announced tomorrow lunchtime in the courtyard. But for now… you be the judge and have a look at some of these creative classrooms!


January 2012 Classes

You will be able to choose your Option class for the next round in January today (Tuesday) and then check the student noticeboard to confirm your full class schedule.

 

 

 

lIELTS preparation is full, however there are still one or two places available in our Cambridge First Certificate preparation, Advanced Certificate preparation and Proficiency Exam preparation classes. If you are interested in one of these courses, speak to Becky or Nina.

Free Holiday Buses On The Sunshine Coast

From Monday 26 December 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012, council in partnership with TransLink, will be providing free public transport for everyone on the Sunshine Coast! It’s a great opportunity during the Christmas break to see as much as you can of the Sunshine Coast for FREE!

Here our some suggestions of things to do and see:
– Visit the Eumundi markets on a Wednesday or Saturday
– Go to the Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore on 26th December for the Boxing Day sales
– Take a day trip to Mooloolaba and visit the ‘loo with a view’ and Underwater World
– Get cultural and see an event at the Caloundra Cultural Centre
– Hire a boat at Pelican Boat Hire and catch some dinner on Maroochydore River
Or just jump on the first bus that comes along and have an adventure!

Jobs Available


Chef/Cook

Noosaville
Sirocco Noosa
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Bar Staff
Sunshine Coast Turf Club
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Casual Room Attendants
Surf Air
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Cleaner
Noosa heads
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Cooks, Room Attendants + Kitchenhands
Peregian Springs
Rusty’s Motel and Restaurant
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Daniela’s Lexis Class Goes Troppo

Lexis English Noosa’s Elementary B class is hard at work decorating their room for the ‘groom your classroom’ competition.

They chose a tropical theme because for all of the students it is their first time celebrating Christmas in summer! Can’t wait to see their room and the rest of the classrooms fully decorated tomorrow. It’s so wonderful to see all the students getting into the Christmas spirit! Ho Ho Ho!

Rain Or Shine Weekly Futsal Match Is On

The Noosa Leisure Centre is the perfect place to hang out and play sport. The Noosa News, our free local newspaper, captured some of our boys playing this week.


 

Futsal games are played every week and everyone is welcome. Great way to meet other students and improve your English also.

Phil’s Business English Class Visits The Famous Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets is filled with local businesses showcasing their unique and interesting products. The Business English students conducted an on site survey as part of their course. Here are some of their comments.

From my point of view every business at the market was unique. Because all the people sell so many products which were in their own way different and interesting to see
Pascale

People who work at the market know how to help make customers happy and enjoy their life. Everyone smiled kindly and sometimes they gave me other information and when I said goodbye, they wished me Merry Christmas or have a good day or they prayed for my success
Hitomi

“Most stall holders choose this market to make a lot of contacts with customers in spite of a lot of competitors”
Louis

“Working at the markets is a good business opportunity because you can earn money and get to know a lot of people from all over the world”
Caue

“From my point of view, businesses at the markets were very beautiful. I really enjoyed the diversity of products at the market. Eumundi Markets is a good business opportunity for the storekeeper because a lot of people (customers) go there every day”
Marion

“From my point of view the Eumundi Market is a very interesting place to discover traditional products from Australia”
Elodie

“From my point of view it was very interesting to speak with stall holders about their business”
Julia

 “From my point of view the Eumundi Markets are really interesting and enriching because you could see all of the different businesses and to speak with customers”
Nicky

“It was real business! Through this chance I could get to know about their life strategy and way. The best thing about this time was that it was not boring and didn’t make me aggressive”
Jason

“The Market was really interesting because I could see a variety of products and food. Furthermore, I talked with the stall holders about their own business which was very enriching”
Renato

“Every owner was really kind. When we said ‘excuse me if you have time would you mind answering some question’. It was very enjoyable”
Tomo 

“I really enjoyed this market survey. I met a lot of kind people and I could practice my English conversation. Also I could learn about how I should greet customers”
Eudora

Adjectives about the market:
diverse      traditional       friendly       great       amazing       awesome
kind           wonderful       famous      different  energetic      enjoyable

Want To Get Into The Noosa Christmas Spirit?

Get festive at the annual Carols By Candlelight Spectacular at the Lions Park in Noosaville this Sunday!

The annual Carols on the River will this year feature String `N’ Things (a string ensemble) and the Combined Churches of Noosa Choir as part of the musical production.

A pyrotechnics display, dancers and stage production with animals and live music will start at 7pm.

This is an opportunity to experience celebrating Christmas in Australia with 3000 other locals and tourists, and truly celebrate Christmas.

Don’t forget to dress up and bring your Christmas cheer!

Christmas Spectacular

If you would like to experience an Australian Christmas Church tradition,  St Andrew’s Church at Sunshine Beach will have a special Christmas Carol Service

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Sing all your favourite carols and join the Christmas refreshments afterwards. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the local community and practice your English.

http://anglicanchurchnoosa.org/christmas_2011/

Loozers Can Sometimes Be Winners

The Lexis sand volleyball tournament was full of new students today which was great to see!

The finals started out as a simple game of volleyball but when the final teams are called the Loozers and the Winners, it’s complicated for anyone no matter what language you speak! The Loozers were winners in the first round and the Winners were determined not to be the losers in the next round. The Winners engaged hard in competition and were winning for a while, but after the Loozers requested some time out for a team motivational huddle, they caught up quickly and were declared the winners! Congratulations Loozers… you are the winners!

Lexis Student Isa Becomes a Local Celebrity

The National Slam Beach Festival was held on Noosa Main Beach last weekend and one of our gorgeous students Isa Grube had her picture taken and printed in the local paper, The Noosa News.

 Isa, from Brake in Germany, is studying in our IELTS prepartion class and will take her IELTS exam shortly. She says that it has been wonderful to study in such a beautiful environment. The IELTS class is an intensive academic program and she is hopeful of a good score.

Jobs Available

It’s peak tourist season in Noosa which means businesses are seeking casual workers! Print some copies of your resume and drop them around to all the businesses now!

Cook
Noosaville
Villa Noosa
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Retail Assistant
Noosaville
Aldi
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Receptionist
Mooloolaba
Mooloolaba Backpackers
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Christmas Fragrance Sales Assistant
Maroochydore
Myer Department Store
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Kitchen Hand
Coolum Beach
Luther Heights Youth Camp
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Live In Receptionist
Sunshine Coast
Backpacker Resort
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Barista
Coolum Beach
Gourmet Deli
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Waitstaff
Noosaville
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Kitchen and Service Staff
Woodford
Woodford Folk Festival
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Cambridge Students Party Like There Is No Tomorrow!

Kamel Bar was at full capacity at student night as it was the last opportunity for students to party together before they leave Noosa.

Good luck with your Cambridge exams this week Lexis English students! Have fun exploring the rest of Australia and stay in touch with us on facebook!

Jobs Available

 

 Breakfast Cook
Noosa Heads
Noosa Springs Resort
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Chefs
Noosa Heads
Noosa Heads Surf Club
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Room Attendants
Noosa Heads
RACV Resort
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Retail Assistants
Noosa Heads
Flash Harry’s
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Wait Staff
Tewantin
Riverdeck Restaurant
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Cleaners
Noosa Heads
Sparkling Noosa
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Waitstaff
Noosa Heads
Canteen
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Cleaner
Noosa heads
Sun Motel
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Dishwasher
Noosaville
Nights only. 6pm start.
Phone Bruce 0411 016 315