Indoor Crazy Games

With most of the college undertaking exams, it was up to the rest of us to have some fun! A few students took part in a egg and spoon race, wheelbarrow race and three legged race. With some free items to be won, the competition was on. Well done to the winners enjoy your coffee and chocolates.

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Look what was spotted on my way to a surf this morning…

If you’re heading down to Noosa Main Beach, keep your eye out for koalas! They have nestled into a few trees at the end of the National Park car park. Go and check it out, it’s amazing to see one in the wild!Image

Welcome New Students!

A big welcome to all the new students who arrived today to begin their learning English studies. They come from Korea, France, Switzerland, Japan and German. I hope you all enjoy your stay in beautiful Noosa 🙂 🙂

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Welcome Party @ KB’s

The annual Welcome Party for the Lexis students was held last Thursday night at the KB bar. With students treated to a welcome drink at the start of the night and then shouted a few more drinks during the night, it made for a fun night out with a great bunch of people. Once again Francesco dominated in the limbo while the rest of us socialised and enjoyed the night out! Image

 

Australia Day Activities

What a fun afternoon! It was great to see so many students wanting to participate in some Aussie activities. We started the afternoon testing the student’s knowledge about Australia.  With a few tricky Australian questions there were only five students who achieved a 10 out of 15 and were placed into a draw for first prize: Free trip to the Everglades (valued at $200) from Student Uni Travel. Congratulation to Francesco!

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Next up was the pie eating competition. The rules were simple, first to finish their pie wins. With a cold VB to wash it down it was a close match between Tsuyoshi and Sergey, and with Caroline and Debbie taking their time to enjoy their pie and beer. Sergey was winner in the end and is now an owner of a large Aussie inflatable thong, well done!

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The last game was pin the tail on the Kangaroo, with most of the student unfamiliar with this game it was great to see them enjoying themselves. Well done to Debbie and Loic who both got the closest spots to the tail winning a beer and coffee voucher. 

After the activities the students were able to enjoy some Aussie foods such as; Vegemite sandwiches, Lamingtons and Pavlova! Happy Australia Day!

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Looking for Work? Do u have your RSA? This may be the job for you!

Noosa AFL club are looking for two experience bar staff to work on weekends from the 20th April to 17th August. Two staff are required for a 12-6pm shift and a 1-7pm shift.  Current RSA is required. $15 p/hr. Contact Dionne in Rm 9 for an interview or see Anj from activities for more information 🙂

Student House availability!

We currently have a twin ensuite room,  available for a female student at our Challenge Court student house from 3/02/13 to 19/04/13.

Please contact the accommodation office for further information or bookings:

E: noosahomestay@lexisenglish.com

P: 07 5447 4448

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Aussie Beach Games

There is no better way to celebrate the upcoming Australia Day then taking part in some Aussie beach games. The students all headed down to Noosa main beach for some Surf Life Saving activities including; flags, sprint and wade. There was some strong competition in the male flag event, the boys were neck and neck but in the end Toshi was just too good! In the girls event we had Carla win both the flags and the sprint and Michael taking out both the sprint and wade. Anj won the wade for the girls which was a little unfair as she has been competing since she was 5 years old. Another great day down the beach, and what a lovely way to end it with a beer at the SLSC!Image

 

Welcome NEW students!

A big welcome to the new students who have arrived at the college today. They have all come from different countries around the globe including; Korea, Switzerland  Japan, France, Italy, Brazil and Spain. Please make them all feel welcome and say G’day to them if you see them around the college.

 

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Beach Soccer

The students had a lovely afternoon down the beach for today’s activity; Beach Soccer. The sand was hot and the sun was shinning down which made for a hot, sweat dripping game, but the students were able to cool off in the ocean. A great game by all, a special mention to leading goal scorers; Francesco and Natsuki, fairest player; Katsuya and best goal keeper; Natsuko. 

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While some feel asleep in the shade, others cooled down with an ice cream, which was a perfect way to end the afternoon. 

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Students hang ten with a Surfing lesson!!

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It was an early start today for the surfing lesson with the aim to get to the beach and in the water before the wind begins to pick up. With the surf ranging between 1-2 ft and a light northerly wind blowing, it was ideal conditions to learn to surf. Merrick, an ex professional surfer used his skills to teach the students how to paddle, where to lay on the board and most importantly how to stand up and surf! After the theory part of the lesson the Kindai’s hit the water to test our their balance, co-ordination and skills.

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Some of the students were natural surfers others may need a little more practice, but all in all the students had an awesome day and were exhausted after two hours of surfing! See you all in the water again soon 🙂

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Beach Cricket

It was a typical summer’s day here today in Noosa and the students was looking forward to a game of beach cricket and a refreshing swim in the ocean. We battled the school holiday crowds to find a small corner of the beach unoccupied by beach goers. With a quick explanation of the rules of cricket the game was underway.  The Kindai boys didn’t mind giving the ball a good wack into the crowd for a six. There were plenty of classic catches and good laughs to be had before the heat took control and everyone needed a swim. Down between the flags the student enjoyed cooling off in the beautiful clear waters of Noosa.

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Student night @ KB’s

Another great night at the KB bar!! The students were socializing and enjoyed the free platter of food offered. With the drinks flowing it seemed there may have be a few sore heads this morning. Congratulations to Francesco for winning the Limbo once again!!

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Start of season soccer training

We had a large show of students to the start of the season soccer training session. There was some great talent and some surprising skills from the Kindai students. We have selected Francesco (aka Totti/Del Piero) as our captain. Field positions will be released on the activity board next week. Look forward to another session next Thursday @ 3pm to get us ready for the game against the Sunshine Coast on the 31st January.

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Available Jobs!

Waiter/Waitress/Bar Work – Samba Grill

We are seeking for someone to work as waiter or waitress and bar work.
– To start next week

– To able to work TUE to SUN – 5pm to 09pm
– RSA essential
Drop resume at restaurant between 10am to 1pm till this Sunday.
Samba Grill Restaurant at 251 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, QLD

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosaville/waiting-staff/waiter-waitress-bar-work-samba-grill/1012643546

 

Looking for Catalogue Walkers in NOOSA (QLD)

We are on the lookout for catalogue walkers to deliver and pick-up our homewares catalogue in the NOOSA area and nearby suburbs. Experience NOT necessary as training and support will be provided. You could earn up to $250/week + bonuses – dependent on area and hours worked. Immediate start. Please call to enquire OR email your name, address and contact number.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tewantin/sales-marketing/looking-for-catalogue-walkers-in-noosa-qld-/1012609399

Experienced waiting staff required for busy Mexican restaurant

Experienced front of house staff required for busy Mexican restaurant located off Hastings street Noosa Heads. Duties will including welcoming and seating customers, taking orders and clearing tables. Applicants must be friendly, approachable and fluent in English. Bar experience is an advantage. The position is casual but applicants must be available to work evenings and weekends. To apply please reply to this add and attach an upto date CV. Applications without a CV will not be considered.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-heads/waiting-staff/experienced-waiting-staff-required-for-busy-mexican-restaurant/1012574867

 

Bar and Waiting staff required

Busy restaurant on the noosa river is requiring bar and waiting staff
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Only
All Ages
Experience a plus
Start asap
pls email c.v through to, jonoskelton@gmail.com

 

Apprentice Chef & Casual Chef

Apprentice Chef (2nd year) and Casual Chef
Coconut Grove at Sunshine beach have 2 positions available:
1) Apprentice chef with at least 1 years’ experience
2) Casual Chef with at least 3 years’ experience
For both positions you must have a flair for presentation and passion for food. You must also be able to keep up in a very fast paced kitchen

Remuneration will depend on experience

Send your resume and a covering letter to: andy@coconutgrovebistro.com

Meet your classmate – Chris!

Chris kindly agreed to be interviewed, and will be featured in an International Education Magazine article!

“My name is Chris and I am from Taichung in Taiwan. I am studying General English full-time. I started my course in November 2012 and will be here until next month. When I started my course I was in the pre-intermediate class and have now progressed to the intermediate class, which is hard but my English is really improving with the challenge. The teachers here are very good and have helped me a lot with my English skills. I originally came to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa with the intention to work, so I arrived in Australia as a farm hand. I found I was always speaking Chinese and my English skills were low, which sometimes made my supervisors frustrated because I could not understand instructions very well. I decided to come to Noosa because of surfing. I met with my friend and in the first ten days he told me I should enrol in some English lessons and recommended Lexis Noosa because he previously studied there and had a very good experience. Noosa has a great lifestyle, with the surf, river with nice boats, very friendly people, good work salaries and also a great nationality mix. I live five minutes walking distance to the campus in a share house with friends from lots of different Countries. I will never forget Noosa and will take back with me English skills and friends from all over the world.”

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National Park Walk : “how long until we get there??”… five minutes…

Noosa National Park is one of Australia’s favourite and is the easiest to access by foot from local areas including the Lexis English college. It is loved by locals and tourists alike with a possibility of spotting a Koala in the wild. It is also a habitat for Kookaburras, Goannas and had a range of vegetation that stimulates the senses including the Pandanus and Banksia plants.

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There were a large group of students that left for the National Park walk yesterday, some with Swiss alps experience in walking, others with the wrong footwear including heels. The pace was set and the eyes of each individual were on lookout for some wildlife. We did spot some kookaburras laughing on the old gum trees but unfortunately were not lucky enough to spot a Koala. We did however arrive at some beautiful bays where the view is to die for including Granite and Tea Tree Bay. Although a long walk was endured with students asking “are we there yet, are we there yet” every five minutes, you can not get a better scenic walk with Australia bush and wildlife then the one here in Noosa.

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Mandarin (Chinese) speaking student wanted!

Mandarin speaking student wanted to play games and talk to 19 month year old (while mother is present) for 2 x 1.5 hours a week for 6-12 months. Pay approximately $40-$50 per hour.  Basic goal is for young son to learn Chinese language.

Contact Clare on 0412123605 / Noosaville address

 

Junior and Laura – A Lexis Romance

We were delighted when two of our past students came by this afternoon to enrol a friend.

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Cleber Junior Vercoza Figueiredo  was at Lexis Noosa from June 2007 to December 2009. He then studied at TAFE and was given a sponsorship by the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club. Laura Padovan studied with us in 2009 and then returned in 2012 to study IELTS, gaining an overall score of  ILETS 8.

They are now living the fabulous Noosa lifestyle, another successful Lexis Romance. Great to see you both again and so happy that you have found a new life together.

Saying hello & goodbye, all in one day!

After being at Lexis for six years, Teacher Deborah Glover has retired today. The students and teachers will miss her very much and we wish her all the best in her new ventures!

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On another note; Teacher Phil had a lovely surprise today when Jose came back to Noosa to say hello. Jose was one of our very first Brazilian students back in 2004. Jose was delighted that Phil was still teaching with us and told us that he arrived with no English and ‘Phil taught him with patience and laughter and he is so grateful’. He and wife Wilma came for the Australian Open in Melbourne but had to come all the way to Noosa to remember the wonderful times he had here!

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Guest speaker & adventurer John Cantor visits Lexis Noosa!

CAE classes sharpened their listening and comprehension skills when adventurer John Cantor came to Lexis to present a slide show and talk about his solo trek across the Brooks Range in Alaska.

The class prepared by studying the vocabulary he would use and watching the ABC documentary made after his return.

The talk was lively and the students showed their understanding and English skills by asking lots of questions afterwards.

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On behalf of the staff and students at Lexis English, we would like to thank John for taking the time to speak to us about his inspiring expedition!

Cleaners wanted!

On the Beach Boutique Resort – Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, requires x2 female cleaners on a casual basis.

Female cleaners must be available to work on a 7 day a week rotational roster. Experienced cleaners preferred. Interviews will commence from Tuesday, 29 January.

E: info@onthebeachnoosa.com.au
P: 5449 5000

 

Sand Volleyball @ KB’s

It was a large turn out to activities today with the new Kindai students coming to learn English all the way from Japan. It was nice to see everyone mingling and having a great time.

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What a great competition of Volleyball! With 4 teams of 10 there was a mix of all cultures in each team. First off we had Team 1 (Team Swasia) who defeated Team 4 (Team Totti). It was a very close match with the scores neck to neck throughout the match. Then Team 2 (The Defenders) easily defended team 3 (The Begginers) in straight points. Team Totti played the beginners for 3rd place and won, while Team Swasia met The Defenders in the final. Even when the rain began to drop there was nothing stopping these teams for playing it out for the win! It was a great challenge from both sides with some strong defence and solid spikes, but Team Swasia was just too good and took out the win. Well done to all that participated, it was nice to see such a great team effort!

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Looking for work????

Currently Looking for experienced Bar Staff

Bar Staff must have experience in a high volume fast service environment, this is for those Bar Attendants that are speed bar trained. If you dont have experience you are wasting your time applying as just holding a RSA is NOT having experience.

A resume with current checkable referee’s is required and a up to date RSA certificate is required.

Please no phone enquiries

Send Cover Letter and Resume to

will@nomadsnoosa.com

I will only be contacting those who have been short listeddownload

Welcome NEW students!!

A big welcome to the new students who arrived today to get started with their learning English journey. They have come from all around the world including; Switzerland, Japan, Korea and France. I wish you all the best in your studies and I am sure you will all fall in love with this place!Image

Yoga with Anj :) :) :)

“Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time”-Sri Swami Satchidananda

Yoga today at Lexis allowed the students to bring calmness and easy to the body and mind, and practice their Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation). With a lovely ambiance the students worked well in moving through the poses with one student even demonstrating that it wasnt his first time doing yoga with his impressive head stands.  What a wonderful way to end the week and I look forward to our next session!Image

Student Night @ KB’s!

The students were in good spirits after the free food platter and ‘happy happy hour’ drinks they received last night at the KB bar. With full bellies and one too many happy happy hours it was time to burn off those excess kJ’s with some pool and dancing! Another great Thursday night!Image

Check out what our ‘Australian Culture option class’ has been up to….

The Australian Culture option class learnt about Aboriginal art this week and yesterday our Director of Studies and Campus Manager, Becky Cantor, found them completely absorbed in telling their own ‘dream time ‘stories through use of traditional aboriginal symbols. Check out the slideshow below to see these amazing works of art 🙂

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Trivia @ Student Uni Travel

Today the students came together for trivia at Student Uni Travel. The girls at the travel shop provided delicious snacks including Aussie Lamingtons (YUM my favourite!). The Students were quizzed on Australian states and cities.  Overall, 10 students achieved 100%! The 10 students went into a draw where the names were pulled out for 1st, 2nd 3rd  and 4th place.

Congratulation to the winners!

1st Prize- a free trip to Fraser Island worth $350.00- Andrea!!!

2nd Prize- a free night in Cairns- Caroline!

3rd place- a free night in Airlie Beach- Elia!

4th Place- $25 Student Uni Travel- Bianca!

All students who participated received a buy one get one free drink for KB’s tonight! Great job Carol and Inika, it was a fantastic afternoon!

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