Meet our new member of staff…Nico!

Nico has joined the Lexis team and is currently training at Noosa and also looking after our awesome Junior students. Nico will then be joining our Sunshine Coast campus from April…

“Hi there, my name is Nico, I am happy to be the new student support/activities coordinator at Lexis Sunshine Coast Campus! I love the outdoors, water sports in particular such as swimming, rowing and kayaking. I have practiced many sports but I stuck to rowing since I was 12 years old and represented my city in France for national championships. I have travelled around Europe, parts of the Caribbean, Australia, south-east Asia and I am looking forward to discover the rest of the world as soon as possible. I was born in Belgium and grew up in France, so I am lucky to speak Dutch, French, English and a bit of German. I have always enjoyed the language courses I studied at school and this led me to study International trade in France before leaving for Australia. I have pursued different studies here in Australia on the Gold Coast and studied Environmental Sciences. Eventually I will work on a project combining both International trade and Environmental Sciences. I am very excited to be part of the Lexis team and I am looking forward meeting all the students and staff at the campus. My aim is to make sure students are having fun and that they all keep great memories from their stay on the beautiful Sunshine Coast!”

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Thanks Nico 🙂

We’re always learning at Lexis (even the teachers)!

Senior teacher Annette Sievert and teacher Michelle Previti recently attended a teacher professional development day run by English Australia.

Today, they reported back to the teachers all the new ideas/theories and teaching tips that they had learned whilst in Brisbane. They were both inspiring and everyone left with new ideas and enthusiasm, which will benefit all our students. Annette and Michelle were also lucky enough to win free teaching text books at the conference!

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Hat making for Mad Hatters Party + Easter Egg Hunt

The students had a chance to get creative and make their own hats for their upcoming Easter Mad Hatters Party tomorrow night at Shades. The hats looked great, lots of vibrant colours, feathers and style. I cant wait to see what they look like on the night!Image

Then it was time to hide some Easter Eggs for the annual Lexis English Easter Egg Hunt. Image

What a fantastic afternoon!!! 

The Beautiful Noosa National Park Walk

The Beautiful National Park in Noosa is a must see while visiting the area. Famous for spotting Koalas in the wild, Noosa National Park hosts a range of beautiful unspoiled bays, with pristine sand and crystal clear waters. The students had the opportunity to hike to some breathtaking bays with not a soul to be seen. 

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The school is buzzing at present – check out all the activities available to you!

A day in the life of a Lexis student….don’t forget to sign up 🙂

Activities available- soccer | conversation club | job club | Social and parties + much more!

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“Hello Becky here are the photos of Moreton Island… it was just paradise!”

We get so excited to hear from our students outside of the school and to read what adventures they are experiencing in Australia!

Loïc kindly took the time to email our Director of Studies, Becky and here are some slide photos of his trip to Moreton Island:

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Thanks Loïc!!

Congrats to Ivan & Sergey Makshakov (and teacher Anjali) on those outstanding IELTS results!

Ivan and Sergey studied FCE, CAE and CPE with IELTS at the end, to prepare for their exams for entry into Melbourne university…

They needed an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no score lower than a 6. They got overall scores of 7 and 8 which is outstanding!

They feel that the Cambridge courses certainly gave them the English level and their IELTS teacher – Anjali prepared them for the exam.

They are now sending their girlfriends to Lexis Noosa to follow in their footsteps 🙂

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A big welcome to Beautiful Noosa!!

Welcome to the new students who arrived today!!!

ImageBack Row: Naoto (Japan), Satohiro (Japan), Yohei (Japan), Nico (France) Gwangje (Korea), Simona (Switzerland), Silvana (Switzerland), Atsushi (Japan), James (New Caledonia)

Front Row: Kosuke (Japan), Kaori (Japan), Michiko (Japan),  Haruna (Japan)

Friday Afternoon Yoga

After a big first week for all the new students, a nice flowing yoga session was much needed on Friday afternoon. The ‘Yoga for Surfers’ routine included nice flowing movements to release and stretch out the spine, strengthen the core and shoulders and some great hip openers and glut releases.  All the necessary areas in the body that surfers need to maximize their performance. Thank you to all who showed up, next yoga session will have to be on the beach!!! Namaste 🙂 🙂Image

 

Welcome Party @ Shades

To welcome the new students, Shades Wine Bar put on a great night with some delicious foods, cheap drinks and funky music!! The students had a chance to get to know one another and also meet some of the current students and Noosa locals. ImageImageImage

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Thank you to Student Uni Travel for organizing some free trips, t-shirts and surf lessons for the raffle. It was a awesome night!! 🙂 🙂

Lawn Bowls

Today the students had the opportunity to experience the exciting Australian game of Barefoot Bowls. With the lovely Cath explaining the rules of the game, the students had a lot of fun trying to accurately place the bowl as close as they could to the Jack. Those who got the closest or hit the jack received a free drink at Shades wine bar for Thursday night. 

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I hope you all had a great afternoon 🙂 🙂

Looking for work? Want to teach Spanish or Japanese to an Australian…..

A local resident of Noosa is looking for a student to teach him a language.

His first preference is Spanish and second preference Japanese.

He will pay an great hourly rate. Please see Anj if you are interested or contact him directly on (07) 54455 3834 (Corey)  🙂 🙂

Cambridge students create quite a crowd in Noosa!

Yesterday we welcomed our fabulous new Cambridge group to Lexis Noosa!

A big thank you to Shades wine bar for hosting our students and for putting on a delicious BBQ and drinks! Everyone had a great time, really got to know each other, and were introduced to the Lexis English experience!

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Mondays are always exciting at Lexis English!

A BIG welcome to our new students this week!

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Vanessa (Germany)  | Gael (France) | Romaine (France) | Koki (Japan) | Yuki (Japan) | Graziella (Brazil) | Ami (Japan) | Manuela (Switzerland) | Sohee (Korea) | Marina (Japan) | Hansol (Korea) | Taehee (Korea) | Martin (Switzerland)  🙂

Luca takes on Fraser Island!

Luca went to Fraser Island – here is the what he had to say about the trip!
“So… the trip started very good. The weather was very hot and it was a big, big fun to drive the 4 wheel drives. When we arrived at Fraser, first we setup camp and had the first lunch – delicious wraps!
We then went to lake Wobba, which is just a amazing place to be and relax. We all enjoyed being there and taking a refreshing swim in this lake.
Back at the camp we made dinner – a big BBQ which was awesome too 🙂 That night we spent at the beach having some cool beers and chatting about god and the world.

The next day started good, as we went to Eli Creek and swum into this clear and beautiful water but later that day it started to rain and the trip became funny and scary at the same time. We went on to the Maheno Shipwreck, which stunned us all. After that the next point to visit were the Champagne pools – I’ve never seen such a thing! Incredible when you think that it’s all made by the nature :O Indian Head was the last point to see at this day- an impressing place with an amazing view to the open sea. At lunch time we had already decided not to go back to the camp, but rest in a youth hotel for the night.

The last day we spent driving through the rainforest and for me this was the best thing on this whole trip. I’m addicted to cars 😛 we were driving on slippery paths and it was very funny. We visited Lake McKenzie, which is an amazing place even if it rains and the sky is covered by clouds. After that we drove to Central Station, where we had lunch and walked around. In the afternoon unfortunately it was time to go back home and this part was the hardest part of the whole trip. We arrived back at 11pm all very tired and ready for a hot shower and a comfortable bed.”

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Cleaners WANTED

1. Cleaner WANTED  for Resort Cleaning in Noosa

Casual Part-time position. Must be available to work Sundays. Must be reliable and hard working. Prefers someone on a long term student visa and someone fluent in Portuguese or Spanish. Please contact Karen on 0402 529 291

2. Cleaner needed for 2.5 hours a week

$15 per hour. Clean house in Sunrise Beach preferably on a Friday or Saturday. Please phone Tracey on 0431 368 831

St Patrick’s Day Celebration

As the Irish tradition has it, the students who wore green received a Guinness on arrival and those who didn’t received a cup of nothing 🙂ImageImage

 The afternoon began with some green food and drinks and some lovely Irish music playing in the background. The afternoon kicked off with the traditional Irish game ‘throw a potato in the Irish hat’. The winner went to Carlos with his accurate and steady throws!

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Next up was the traditional Irish dancing, which was judged by one of the teachers. The rules were if you’re tapped on the shoulder, it meant you have been dismissed from the competition and your moves just weren’t good enough. The finals came down to Davide and Carlos with Davide using some moves he had saved up to win the final.ImageImage

The last game was the ‘find the grape in the jelly’ where students could only use their mouths to grab the grape from the jelly followed by finding the green m&m in the flour. I think Alicia has played this game before, within 10 seconds she had found both and was the overall winner.Image

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated St Patrick’s Day, it was a fantastic afternoon!

Noosa Surfing Festival

The students enjoyed a lovely afternoon down at the Noosa Surfing Festival. With live music and a bar right on the beach it great place to watch these great surfers in action. Some of the students came and surfed at Tea Tree Bay in the National Park where there were some awesome waves coming through!!Image

Welcome NEW Students

We have a big group of students who arrived today to get started with study here in Noosa! We have a great mix of students from Switzerland, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Slovakia and Italy. They have arrived at a great time with Noosa Festival of Surfing starting yesterday with surf, sun and music! I hope you all enjoy your time here in Noosa!!

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After Exam Party @ Shades Wine Bar

It was a great night at Shades on Friday with a lot of students showing up for their after exam party! The students enjoyed some live Australian music from Sinclair (local musician) and a great drinks list along with the delicious free tapas Shade’s provided. The party did continue on after midnight with most students heading to Rolling Rock to boogie on the dance floor! 

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Great afternoon for Beach Soccer

What a lovely afternoon to go to the beach and have a kick around with the soccer ball. With a light offshore blowing, it was hard to focus on the soccer game when the surf was pumping in the background. The general English student played against the Chiyoda High School students for a friendly match. The general English students were leading the score charts in the end thanks to the best player of the day, Federico. Great afternoon guys, now grab your boards and lets go SURFING!!Image

And they’re off….

Cambridge speaking exams are on today and that means all students need to have their photo taken prior to the exam.

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From Brazil to Australia and back again!

It’s always wonderful when past students contact us and speak about their experiences and to see what they are up to after they have finished their English studies. Paulo recently contacted Becky (Director of Studies)….read how well he is doing!

“Hi Becky! How are you doing? It’s been quite a long time since I left Noosa, I don’t know if you still remember me hehehhe! I stayed there for 1 year, from July 2011 to July 2012, I gave some troubles to you =) … Now I’m back to Brazil, back to uni, and, thanks to the English which I learnt with you guys, many law firms are requiring me for an internship, I’m extremely happy!!! So, thanks a lot!!!=) .Thanks for everything Becky, a big hug for you, Merilyn, and all staff. You were so kind with me that there is not even one day I don’t remember my days in Noosa.. XOXO

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Thanks Paulo – it’s great to hear from you and good luck 🙂

 

 

Table Tennis Champs come head to head

It was great to see such a large turnout for the table tennis tournament today in the common room. Players Timmy, Vincent, Loic, Dennis, Jung and Fabio all proceeded to the semi finals. Image

After a few knock outs, it was the two previous champions of the college left in the finals (Dennis and Vincent). Dennis found it hard to find his feet with Vincent smashing balls beside him without a flinch. The end victory went to Vincent for an 11-1 win! He is now the unbeatable champ of the college. 

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Babysitter Wanted

Looking for a baby sitter to work from 2:45-5:45pm each day for 2-3 weeks @ Sunrise Beach. Must have current drivers licence, and able to drive a manual car. Preferably Brazilian girl as the parents are Portuguese. See Anj if interested 🙂

Tennis @ Noosa Tennis Club

The students had an opportunity today to show off their tennis skills and among them were a few Federers and Sharapovas. With a doubles competition round robin, we had five full courts with continuous games from the Chiyoda students and the General English students. The finals came down to Luca and Dennis VS Mami and Leo. With Mami being a tennis coach in Japan, there were a lot of points gained from her aces. In the end it was a close match but Mami and Leo were the winners of a gift voucher from Pardons fruit shop. Well done!!!

 

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I’m looking for a house cleaner to help out with some housekeeping duties in our 2 bedroom unit in Noosaville. It’s not a huge area and I mainly need help with some of the larger jobs. Bathrooms/oven/windows etc. For more information please email me your work history and your hourly rate. Nukiper@gmail.com thank you!!

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