Welcome New Students on NYE with BBQ and drinks

A big welcome to all the new students to Lexis English Noosa. What a fantastic place to learn English! We had 5 new students studying General English from all around the world including Russia, Switzerland  Korea, Japan and Brazil and still 3 more students to come on Wednesday.  The Cambridge students consisted of 18 students mostly from Switzerland and a few from Italy and Korea.

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We held a BBQ to celebrate the new students who have arrived and also to celebrate New Years Eve. What a great way to finish 2012!

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And a big Thank you to our local boys, for coming down and lending a hand to cook the BBQ!BBQ boys

 

 

Christmas Party ~ Lexis Style!

We have some seriously talented students and teachers here at Lexis!

Wow! What a great afternoon of singing, dancing, acrobatics, eating and drinking at the Lexis Noosa campus! Students, along with their teachers put together a fantastic  Christmas concert today with some very entertaining performances. We had Santa in attendance (a few actually), reindeer and some very cute elves 🙂 We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and we are sure the beach is going to be very busy with some funny looking Christmas characters this afternoon!

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Christmas Party at Lexis Noosa!

Today here at Lexis Noosa we celebrated our annual end of year Christmas Party. With the carols blasting, the classes took in turns belting out there favorite Christmas tunes, with the help of their teachers. With the Christmas cheer going around, the students also enjoyed some sparkling wine and Christmas treats (made by Ange!), which gave the mood a jolly feel. The combination of wine and end of year celebrations made for a wild party in the Common room! Merry Christmas to all students and teachers, and we will see you again come New Years Eve! xmas

Surfing 101… with Tim!

This morning the ex surf pro Tim took his Advanced English class out for a different type of lesson, a surfing lesson! While most of his students had never surfed before, this wasn’t an issue for Tim who got his students ready to hit the waves at Main Beach! surfing

Meet Vitor the bartender at KB’s!!

Ladies, if your ever struggling to find a reason to go to Kamel Bar here it is….

Lexis student Vitor the bartender!! Come down and check out his bartender skills and he’ll even pour your drink with a cheeky grin and some flirtatious banter.

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Masa returns to Lexis Noosa for a visit!

Students take their Lexis English experiences all over the world….

Take Masa for example who studied at Lexis Noosa. He has recently been travelling throughout Europe and staying with Swiss, French and Russian friends that he made whilst studying! Masa has now done a circle around the globe and returned to Noosa for a visit, it was great seeing you again Masa 🙂

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MMMMmmmm pudding….

Today we decided to get creative and make some Christmas puddings for our big Christmas party tomorrow!! Simple to make yet extremely delicious. Below is the simple recipe if you would like to make these for yourself on Christmas Day! Thank you to the guys and girls that helped out! Great job!!! :):)

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Ange’s Delicious Christmas Puddings

Ingredients

– Cheap dark or light fruit cake (400g)

– Orange Juice (100mls)

– Rum (50ml)

– 1 packet of allens snaks

– White melting chocolate (200g)

Instructions

1. Mix fruit cake with rum and orange juice until moist. Roll into small balls.

2. Chop up snakes and melt chocolate.

3. Spoon white chocolate on the top of the puddings, add 2-3 bits of chopped snake and refrigerate until chocolate is hard.

Enjoy 🙂

LAST ACTIVITY OF THE YEAR- Soccer and a free BBQ

Today’s activity had students participating in a intense and passionate game of beach soccer on Noosa’s Main Beach. Considering the heat wave we experienced, there was a good turn out of players and spectators for today’s match, with the classic “Shirts” verse “No shirts” team mentality going on. While  the students showed Matt just how seriously they take their football (soccer), Ange was busy organizing and preparing the celebratory BBQ for the students, which included bulk sausages and bread with beer and of course some sneaky cask wine! All in all, it was a fantastic way to end the activities for the year, but don’t forget to be at school on Friday for the end of year Christmas party in the Common Room! soccer

Find work here!

Nanny Needed!

Hi I am a single mum with a demanding job and 5 yr old boy, odd hours so would be more suitable for live in position. Must be able to cook meals and do some light house work with a driver’s license, a blue card and responsible and honest. And of course love kids. I am offering a room furnished with own bathroom, food and board, with small wage for extra hours. Location is close to transport and walking distance to Hastings Street and Gympie Terrace as well as the Sunshine Coast Tafe. Hours you must be available are Wednesday to Sunday evenings my son attends school Monday to Friday. pls call me for an interview.

Mel – 0467 254 072

Commis Chef position available:

Located 3km from Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, Noosa Springs is an award-winning Resort consisting of a championship golf course, world-class spa, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis centre, luxury accommodation and fine dining and function/conference facilities.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Commis Chef who has a willingness to join a professional team of Chefs. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a spacious, well designed kitchen.

To be successful you will be:
Enthusiastic and reliable
Passionate with a genuine interest in joining and learning from a professional team.

If you would like to join our dynamic and professional team then please email your resume to adenm@noosasprings.com.au

 

Wanted: Part time Experienced Cleaner for the Noosa area. Cleaning holiday homes and apartments,  above award rates for the right person.  Only experienced cleaner’s need apply. www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sunrise-beach/housekeeping/experienced-cleaner-for-noosa-area/1011105814

 

Housekeeper required

I am looking for an all round house keeper 3 days a week. I am a working single mum with 18month old triplets. Duties will include all general cleaning floors, kitchen, bathroom etc plus washing folding, and cooking the occasional meal. I basically need someone who will help me make my life easier and just get on with it and do whatever needs to be done. Monday Wednesday Friday approx 5hrs per day. Not an easy task as you can probably imagine $300 cash per week. www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tewantin/housekeeping/house-keeper-3-days-per-week/1010957440

Table Tennis Tournament!!

This afternoon we held our monthly table tennis competition. The competition was elite.  Both Hoon and Joseph dropped out in the early stages after seeing the high calibre of players having some great rallies and spin shots. Matt once again was all talk and was eliminated after the second round. Ange was knocked out earlier by the new up and coming pro, Nath. There was a strong performance early on by Chris who made it through to the finals unbeaten to met Nath. It was back to back in the finals, both players making superb shots and long rallies but in the end Chris was the higher performer. Congrats Chris on the win, and enjoy the wine!!

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Free buses in Noosa during Christmas holidays!

Free buses are back in Noosa for the Christmas holidays, from Wednesday December 26, 2012 to Sunday January 6, 2013.

Holiday buses will be free again this summer around the Noosa region thanks to Sunshine Coast Council and TransLink, so leave the car behind and jump on a free bus.

Sunbus services, Glasshouse Country Coaches, Flexilink services (including Boreen Point to Tewantin) and Council Cabs services will be free. Sunbus services cover the Noosa region including hinterland areas, Peregian Beach, Coolum Beach and other areas of the Sunshine Coast.

Timetables are at www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30.

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Cupcake decorating competition

Today, I had the privilege to judge (but not eat 🙁 ) a cupcake decorating competition with Michelle’s and Dionne’s classes. There were some fantastic designs from the students, all were extremely creative, but the one that stood out the most was group 3 with their Christmas influenced cupcakes. Congratulations, and enjoy that great Australian vintage 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon.cupcake

Water Colours Activity with Phil :)

It was great to see a large turn our for Phil’s amazing water colours class today. He is a fantastic artist and used his skills to create a classroom full of potential Picasso’s, who all seemed eager to give water colouring a crack.DSC03432

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Welcome to the team Ange!!

A massive welcome to our newest staff member, Angela!                                              Angela has joined the Lexis Noosa team as the new Student Service’s and Activities officer.

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Hey I’m Ange, and I am the new Student Services/Activities Officer at Lexis Noosa! I have a passion for physical activity and nutrition which led me to the completion of my studies in 2007 in an Exercise Science and Nutrition degree. This helped my gain a role as a Clinic Manager for a Weight loss center.  I then worked as a Training Facilitator in the UK for Boots pharmacy and a Health Coach for Medibank Private. I am also a qualified Yoga Instructor and love doing morning yoga sessions down the beach.

I love to Surf! I have surfed in spots all around the world, and my two favorites are Nias in Indonesia and Barra De Cruz in Mexico. I have recently returned from a trip surfing around Australia and now live in Sunshine Beach. 

My ultimate goal is to encourage individuals to have fun and enjoy the activities we have to offer. I look forward to meeting all the students and staff here at the college!

Student Night Fun

This past Thursday saw some students venture to the world famous Kamel Bar for pool and limbo (and beer!). This was Ange’s first Student night and she had nothing but good things to say about it! Don’t miss the last student night before Christmas next week!thursday

After Class FUN!!!

Students Dawin and Yohei were challenged by the activities officers Ange and Matt, to a friendly game of table tennis. A heated match occurred with Matt talking himself up as being ‘the best table tennis player in Noosa’. It was close match, Ange and Matt felt confident, looked confident and were leading well into the final stages of the match. But Matt’s cockiness got the better of him. Dawin nice spin shots and Yohei’s solid defense got the better of Matt with his continuous miss hits. The two boys claimed victory with a 21- 18 win! Good work boys, look forward to seeing you on Monday at 2 pm for the Table Tennis Comp. tabletennis

Available Jobs!

Part-time Wait staff position!
Positions available at River Cottage Noosa / experienced persons only to apply.

Phone: 5449 7441

Work Available ~ Experienced Cafe staff required (only 2 mins walk from school)!

– Coffee experience essential
– 25+ hours per week
– Must be available to work weekends and days only

Please apply in person with resume to Canteen Cafe Noosa Junction or email – canteencafe@gmail.com

Cleaning job, good for student!
Bar cleaning every morning 2 hours per days: from 6 am to 8 am.
Location: Main Beach

Three options:

5 days job per week: $ 200
6 days job per week: $ 240
7 days job per weeks: $ 300

This is a contract job, 6 months duration.

We need dynamic, hard worker people, not afraid about cleaning tasks!
Thanks to apply through the web site, resume compulsory.
Thanks –  http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-heads/housekeeping/cleaning-job-good-for-student-/1010733905

Beauty therapist and Massage therapist

Urgently needed Beauty Therapists and Massage therapists for busy Christmas Period in Noosa Heads,must be Qualified and Experienced. Backpackers Welcome.
Call Cherry – 54403355

GO SUSHI – CHEF/COOK or food experience EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS

Our business is looking for a reliable, honest and hard-working cook/chef with EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE skills to join our team. Responsibilities include cutting and preparing food, making sushi and general cleaning duties. As well as customer service.
This position requires the applicant to work DAY shifts only!
This position will begin as a casual position with the potential to become permanent part or full-time.
IMMEDIATE START Must be able to work weekends

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-heads/chefs-cooks/chef-cook-or-food-experience-exceptional-customer-service-skills/1010425228

 

 

 

Study-Work-travel

Saori Fuijihira returned to Lexis Noosa today to say ‘hello, I miss you guys”.

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Saori studied with us until May this year and then went to Cairns where she worked in a Pizza restaurant. Now she is travelling south and will be in Sydney for the famous New Year Eve fireworks. She will then travel to Darwin and Perth. Living the dream! Lovely to see you again Saori, stay in touch.

Master Chef comes to Lexis Noosa

This afternoon I was joined by other burger enthusiasts in the kitchen for a Burger Making rendezvous. I could quickly tell that this wasn’t the students first time making burgers, and witnessed some restaurant quality meals being produced! Don’t forget, its Wet T and Wet Jock competition time again in Kamel Bar tonight! Game’s will start from 8 pm. PicMonkey Collage

Master Chef Burger Competition

Do you think you have what it takes to become a “Master Chef”. Calling out all food lovers, there will be a Burger Making competition in the Kitchen on Monday the 10th at 2 pm. Be there!MasterChef_Logo_&_Wordmark.svg (1)

Meet Ayumi who is studying & working in Noosa!

Ayumi has been studying at Lexis English for 9 months and with beginnings in elementary, has now advanced to the intermediate class.

“I like my English teachers here in Noosa. I feel the students and teachers relationship is really close and creates an atmosphere that we can communicate easily with teachers.

My English has improved since I’ve studied at Lexis and I am satisfied with my progress.

I started off with 2 months homestay but now live at a share house. I have lived with Chinese, German, Korean and Japanese people, making an effort to put myself in where I would communicate in English.

At first I wanted to go home but it turned into opposite during 6 months. Now I want to remain here.

A former Lexis student has introduced me to my job and now I am working at Noosa Club Timeshare Resort. My friend who also studies at Lexis was very kind and helped me to write a resume.

Sometimes it can be a struggle to communicate when I need to train new staff but with gestures I have been managing it and it also helps to improve my speaking skills. There are quite a number of International students doing a job like me at different resorts.

I used to be an assistant at a Dentist. I applied for a job at a dentist but had not luck at that time because my level of English was too low. When my English improves, I would like to challenge this again.

I came to Noosa for my hobby, which is surfing and mainly because I wanted to get enough English to apply for an International delegation dental program in Thailand a year after”.

Ayumi

Goodbye to Jonatas Ribeiro Guedes De Oliveira

Jonatas arrived in March with very little English and leaves today with an IELTS level 6Jonatas

Jonatas and his wife Polly have loved their time at Lexis Noosa and are returning to Brazil for the birth of their first child. Whilst here, they have made many friends, both at school and through their jobs at the Noosa Surf Club. We wish them both all the best in the future and look forward to news of ‘a little Jonatas or Polly’.