Lexis Students make the news!

A couple of our students were in the Sunshine Coast daily with their host mother who took them to the ‘Circus Ringbarkus show’, which involved some talented pooches performing very clever tricks. Teacher Kerri and her daughters also there 🙂

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Surf Life Saving Beach Activities

What lovely afternoon to head down the beach for some Surf Life Saving activities and beach games. The students got involved with three different surf life saving activities; Flag, Sprints and WadeImage

Congratulations to the following winners of each event;

Flags; Boys: Jin, Girls: Ayako

Sprints: Boys: Manuel , Girls: Ayako

Wade: Boys: Leo, Girls: AyakoImage

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And the winners of the Iron Man and Iron Women award for the day were; Manuel and Ayako!!

Afterwards, the students cooled down with a swim in the ocean and some nice cold drinks!Image

Whitsundays Sailing adventure: a great experience!

Lexis English students – Valentina, Lavinia and Paola from Italy, tell us about their amazing sailing experience in the Whitsundays 🙂

“We sailed for 3 days on a beautiful catamaran called ‘Wings’. We met people from all over the world and we had a lot of fun with them. We went snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, we saw lots of sea life…whales, turtles, sharks and manta rays, but the most exciting adventure was the trip to Whitehaven Beach. The sand is so white almost like snow and the water is crystal blue and beautiful landscapes; the best place we have ever been!!!! We had a great time and we won’t forget it! Thanks to the girls at Student Uni Travel who organised it for us :)”

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Looking for work??

Samba Grill- Need staff!

Gympie Terrace. Speak with Steve after 4pm. Work will be for Tuesday to Sunday. Call on 0422753031

Japanese translator 

Wanted urgently to help a business to communicate with a supplier form Japan. They are a sports brand and need to communicate with a sewing company in Sapporo. 

If you are are to help, they are happy to pay. Please call Mick on 0411296871

 

What a lovely afternoon for a game of Tennis

What a great afternoon for a game of tennis. The students were happy to get into pairs and play a friendly competition against one another. With the sun out and the company of some great students who could ask for a better afternoon!!! 🙂 🙂Image

Welcome NEW Students

A big welcome to the student who arrived today. I hope you all have an awesome time here in Noosa!!Image

Left to Right: Yurie (Japan), Aimi (Japan), Anna-Lena (Switzerland), Jeong (South Korea), Yang (Taiwan), Shiomi (Japan), Akina (Japan), Ayana (Japan)

MasterChef Noosa

The Master Chef competition was under way this afternoon, with three teams competing against one another for the ‘Master Chef Noosa’ title. The teams had the option to choose five core ingredients from the table and unlimited sauces and spices.

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After the timer started the teams were underway preparing creative dished from their limited ingredients. It was getting hot and busy in the kitchen with all teams trying to find space to cook their meals. I thought this may be a good time to put on some relaxing Tibetan meditation music 🙂 🙂

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With 5 minutes to go, two teams had completed and plated their dishes while one team was scrambling to get their pasta cooked in time. The pasta was cooked just in time as the buzzer had gone off and the three judges assembled around the table to sample the team’s different dishes.

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One team had made a lovely creamy pasta dish, another team made a lovely looking fried noodle omelette dish, and the final team had made a chicken masala curry.

It was a difficult choice, all looked and tasted great and were all very different, but the judges agreed that the winner of Master Chef Noosa was…. the chicken masala curry! Well done guys and enjoy you $20 voucher!Image

Cambridge FCE update!

Pictured: Nina Schiller our Manager of Cambridge Exams with (Jason) Jaeil Yoo who has finished his 8 week FCE exam preparation course.

Jason was in one of two FCE classes that we ran over July/August. He sat the CBT exam on Saturday the 10th of August. All the students worked hard and should be getting their results soon.

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Minute to Win It!!

The common room was organised into different stalls of Minute to Win It games. The first game was ‘Ping Pong in a cup’ which some found challenging while others completed it at ease. Congratulation to the winners of that round. 

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The second game was ‘Defying Gravity’. The students had one minute to keep three balloons off the ground. This was a difficult challenge for most student with only one student, David, keeping all the balloons off the ground with ease for one minute! Phil, even came past and had a try of the challenge, but unfortunately could only keep the balloons off the ground for ten seconds. Good try anyway Phil!Image

The third game was ‘Oreo on the face’. The minute to win it challenge had students placing a Oreo on their forehead, and having to use their face muscles only and wiggle that Oreo into their mouths. Most were successful at this challenge, and all were happy to eat their Oreo’s afterwards.Image

The final game was Breakfast Puzzle. Students had a minute to organise the pieces of a cornflakes box into their right order to win the prize. This was a lot harder than what it looked. 

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Thank you to all that joined the minute to win it challenge, I hope you all had fun!! 🙂 🙂 

Rugby Girl!!

We have a beautiful girl from Mexico at Lexis English Noosa, Daniela, and we couldn’t believe it when she told us she played Rugby Union for Mexico! She is only small, especially next to David, but she is a tough girl to be playing this hard hitting contact sport! We interview her to get the story behind what got her involved in this dangerous sport.Image

How long have you played Rugby Union for?

I played for 1 year about 2 years ago.

What made you get involved with this sport?

One day I saw some girls practicing and I was unfamiliar with this sport at the time, but I liked the look of it so I thought I would give it a go. I started at school level, and I was seen as a really good player, and then got selected at regional level, then I grabbed the attention of some scouts and was selected to play for my country, Mexico.

What position do you play?

Wing.

Do you have any scary stories from playing rugby?

Yes. We were playing against Harvard USA, and there was this rather large girl in their team, she came in for a tackle while I had the ball, she knocked me hard to the ground and when she got up she stepped on my face with her spikey shoes and cut the whole side of my face!

Thank you Daniela for sharing your story!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Beach soccer, BBQ, beers….that’s what Noosa is all about!!

With the start of spring upon us and beautiful weather outside, who could ask for more than an afternoon of soccer, BBQ and beers. Image

After some beach soccer the students worked up an appetite and all headed to Noosa Woods for a BBQ! Thank you all for a great afternoon 🙂 🙂Image

Welcome New Students

A big welcome to the new students who arrived today! What a beautiful day to arrive in Noosa, i hope you all enjoy your stay here!Image

From left to right: Daniela (Mexico), Manuel (Switzerland), Flavio (Brazil), Ayako (Japan), Leopold (Belgium), Yonggeon (Korea), Ai (Japan)

Jobs available

Samba Grill

 I work in a Brazilian restaurant spotted at 251 Gympie Terrace – Noosaville (Samba Grill) and we are looking for someone to work 5 days a week around 4 hours a day (male preferable). This position is already available for immediately starting. I’ll be waiting to hear from you. Thanks in advance. Sole Contact: 5449-9577

Farm work

Mooloolaba Back packers contract to several farms within the area and can assist with transport to and from the
farms. Please see the link below:-
http://www.mooloolababackpackers.com/rates.php
It is a requirement that you are living at the hostel for you to start your work placement and currently there are past students who are living and have work now.
Bookings can be made on the website or by phone, to ensure your placement do not wait to call, call now.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:-
The average hourly rate is between:- $19.00 – $20.00 per hour, with a minimum Australian wage of $16.37
per/hour.
To ensure you are paid on time, please ensure you have your tax file number, copy of your passport and a
copy of your visa to give to the farmers.
You pay will be paid by the hours you work or by contract (paid for how much fruit you pick). This decision
is made by the farmers. Please ensure you earn no less than the minimum wage.
Should you have any question please do not hesitate to contact me any time on (07) 5479-2272.
Wishing you all the very best : )
Kind Regards
Andrea

Work in Noosa!

Heaps of jobs going around Noosa this time of year! Click on the link and apply… 🙂

http://www.seek.com.au/job/24894949 – Brumby’s Bakery Store Manger/ Retail Teams Members wanted!

http://www.seek.com.au/job/24901642 – Aroma’s (Hastings Street) Wait staff and Barista wanted!

http://www.seek.com.au/job/24982102 – Casual night receptionist wanted!

http://www.seek.com.au/job/25038582 – Experienced wait staff wanted for Fratellini’s Italian Restaurant!

Scavenger Hunt

The aim of the scavenger hunt it to to gather as many items possible from the list given and to return within 30 minutes, scoring as many points as possible for each item brought back. Image

The students hit the streets with determination in their eyes!

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The outstanding team of the day was Team 4; Yuzu, Maho, Tuu who won by 50 points and scored themselves a bucket of M&Ms to share. Well done!!

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Spotting a Koala on the National Park Walk

 Noosa National Park is one of Australia’s favourite reserves and is easily accessed by foot from the Lexis Noosa College. It was a beautiful afternoon for the students to take a hike through the park and enjoyed its beautiful surroundings. They were also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a Koala in a tree at the start of the walk.

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As we walked through the meandering coastal track to Granite Bay, the warm sun had taken its toll and it was time to take a dip in the beautiful crystal clear waters. What a lovely afternoon 🙂 🙂 

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Job Vacancies

Cleaning Job 

3 days a week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the morning from 5am-8am. $51 per day. At the RSL Club in Tewantin. Applicant needs to be available for at least a month, the longer the better and will need to complete a one day (none paid) training. You also get a company car to drive to and from work for the three days. If you are interested please see Anj for more details. 

Welcome NEW students!

A big welcome to the new students who arrived today in the college! I hope you all have a fantastic time here in Noosa!

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Back row: Beat (Switzerland), Albert (Spain), Elizabeth (Belgium), Roberto (Italy), Valentina (Italy), Lavinia (Italy), Chantal (Switzerland), Daisy (Taiwan), Yongjin (Korea)

Front Row: Soma (Japan), Bryan (Belgium), Paola (Italy), Karin (Switzerland), Anna (Russia), Riyo (Japan)

Friday Afternoon BlackJack

Today the students had the opportunity to take part in a blackjack competition. The group was divided up into ‘professional’ and ‘amateur’ tables and were giving some chips to play with. The amateur table learnt about the blackjack game for their first time, while the competition between the players was on at the ‘professional’ table. Congratulations to the winners, it was a great afternoon! 🙂 Image

Jeans for Genes Day Fundraising Morning Tea

Today was Jeans for Genes day and to raise money for sick children we held a fundraising morning tea here in the school.  Thank you to everyone who brought something from the stall and donated money for wearing Jeans. WE have raised $87 toward children’s medical research!! Great Job!!Image

Soccer Match- Noosa VS EX-Noosa Students

The current Noosa Lexis English student’s met up with some Ex Lexis Noosa Students for a friendly match of Soccer on Wednesday. It was a beautiful afternoon and great to see both teams enthusiastic for a match.  Image

It was a even match on the field with both teams having equal possession. The ex Noosa side was first to score, but the current Noosa students quickly came back with a nice goal in the back of the net by Saad. It was neck and neck throughout the whole match, but unfortunately for the current Noosa students, the ex-Noosa side was the better team on the day, winning the match 4-3. Image

After the match the soccer players headed to Shades for $5 Corona’s and free hot chips!Image