‘Cambridge students were so focused on the task they didn’t realise the lesson had ended 5 minutes ago!’ (Eileen- Teacher)
Here are some local jobs in Noosa!!!
Cleaner / Caretaker
ACS Integrated Service Provider – Shire of Noosa QLD
ACS Integrated Service Provider requires Cleaner / Caretakers for the Noosa area Queensland.
Applicants should have the following:
– Cleaning experience.
– Ability to understand & relay technical information to clients & team.
– High standard of oral & written English skills.
– Able to work effectively & possess good time management skills.
– Attention to detail.
– Reliable & able to work in a team environment
Please apply or email your full resume to HR@acsisp.com.au
cleaner wanted, 2-3 hours per day including weekends, email
Holiday House Cleaner Noosa Area
Gumtree AU – Sunrise Beach QLD
We are a privately run holiday house business which is expanding in the Noosa Area.
We have a great team on board and are looking for two more people to join our team
On offer is two cleaning roles 10-15 hours per week. Cleans will be scheduled between 9am and 2pm so works perfectly with school hours
Must have an ABN or happy to get one, a car and happy to work weekends.
Please email through your resume or a cover letter with your experience- 0432534052
Noosa farmers market on Sunday
Gumtree AU – Noosaville QLD
hi we are looking for someone in our stall to take order on sunday morning.its every sunday from 7am till 1130 am. cheers. eric
WAIT STAFF required for Miss Moneypenny’s, 6 Hastings St, Noosa
Gumtree AU – Noosa Heads QLD
Miss Moneypenny’s is a new restaurant/cocktail bar on Hasting Street, Noosa, built from the ground up and opened on 1st November. This is a wonderfully designed venue that has gained a lot of attention for its unique offering.
Miss Moneypenny’s is located in a somewhat seasonal environment, but is a high volume venue open from breakfast through to dinner 7 days a week. The venue is high end, yet accessible and non-pretentious.
It showcases an international bar menu including traditional Napoli style pizzas, and a core lunch and dinner menu which is based on Mediterranean/coastal home style food. We focus on quality ingredients, beautifully seasoned food, consistency and meticulous detail.
Miss Moneypenny’s is now looking for wait staff to be an integral part of its team of ‘sparklers’.
Successful candidates will ideally be/possess:
• At least 2 years experience as an A La Carte waiter/waitress
Miss Moneypenny’s offers excellent working conditions in a fun team environment … in one of the most prestigious and beautiful streets in Australia.
Applicants must possess a current QLD RSA certificate or Statement of Attainment.
Please provide a photo with your application. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Synchronising your diet with the seasons is certainly not a new concept. It was a necessity for our ancestors who obtained most of their food from the land -hunting, foraging, farming and preserving. In these technologically advanced busy times things are a little different. Our food supply reflects these changes; food has been engineered for efficiency and convenience, rather than entrusted to nature and the seasons.
There are many benefits to eating a diet based on seasonal availability. Here are the top reasons why I prefer to eat this way:
Taste: Foods that are grown and picked when they naturally should be are fresher and contain just the right balance of flavour producing chemicals and nutrients to taste absolutely delicious
Nutrient content: All fruits and vegetables start to lose nutrients immediately after they are harvested, so the best produce is the freshest.
Diversity: We are encouraged to eat a variety of foods to provide our bodies with the full spectrum of essential nutrients needed for health and vitality. We should aim at choosing different coloured fruit and vegetables each day to achieve this.
Environment: Food miles are a major issue impacting the sustainability of our food supply. Food wastage is another huge concern, which is why it is so important to eat foods in season. It’s important to know where you’re food has come from and treat it with the love and respect it deserves. This doesn’t always mean it needs to be organic, but rather ethically produced, honest and clean. I like to know that someone has cared for and nurtured my food, allowing it to grow naturally so that I can enjoy a lovely meal that will nourish the body and promote health and wellbeing.
Today’s class we made Green Burgers. What’s so good about them? Pistachios are high in the minerals potassium and magnesium to help nourish the nervous system when under stress. Green peas are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. They are a great source of Vitamin A, K and folate, fibre and packed with protein as well as iron for energy metabolism. Chickpeas are high in both protein and fibre that help keep blood sugars steady and control insulin output. The students worked well together creating this dish and enjoying some green beers to wash it down 🙂
100 g pistachio nuts
1 x 400 g tins chickpeas, (garbanzo beans) well drained (225 g drained weight) (see notes on endanami + broad beans)
100 g (1 cup) green peas fresh or frozen
1 bunch of coriander, chopped
50 g baby spinach leaves
4 spring Onion, finely sliced
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
generous grind of black pepper
2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
½ cup of chickpea flour
Grind the pistachio nuts coarsely for 10 seconds in your food processor.
Add the drained chickpeas, green peas, coriander, spinach, spring onion and pulse again until combined.
Add the tahini, pepper and tamari.
Pulse again until combined. You should have an awesome green vegetable mix that comes together when pressed.
Form into 10 burgers.
Coat with pumpkin seeds for garnish if you like for presentation.
Drizzle or brush tops with a little olive oil and bake in a moderate 180 C oven for 20 minutes until heated through and golden or fry in the pan with a little sunflower oil.
Serve with a green salad and natural yoghurt
Student officer Anj was busy in the Kitchen with her healthy eating class. Teacher Freya was busy with a full class of students who had been given GIL (Guided Individual Learning) tasks by their morning teachers. There were students playing table tennis and a group watching a video.
Teacher Sarah was chatting in the staffroom with student Manuel and teacher Jamie was helping Fabiana and friends with rental advice. There were Cambridge students tucked away in class rooms doing self study or exam practice and Maria and Ana doing catch up study in the back courtyard.
The students gathered bright and early for this morning yoga routine-Fluid Power Yoga. This innovative sequence moves with natural flow that enhances vitality, agility and creativity. Through rhythmic, circular and spiraling movements, They learned to liberate poses that are often rigidly held, allowing them to grow stronger and more flexible with grace. After the intense practice the students surrendered their mind, let go of any tension and completely relaxed 🙂 🙂
A family from Dubai are looking for a French speaker to work in their home in Sunshine Beach with 4 children from mid July to end of August 2014. Please see Anj or Lindsay if you are interested.
It was a little overcast yesterday, but it didn’t stop the new students from enjoying the beautiful Noosa National Park! We took a lovely stroll around to Granite Bay, enjoying the awesome scenery and getting some great snaps of the views and some surfers. A great introduction to Noosa for our new students!
A big welcome to the new students who have arrived today! Good luck in your studies and enjoy your time here in beautiful Noosa!
From left to right;
Yuki (Japan), Ai (Japan), Sandra (Switzerland), Michele (Switzerland), Morgane (Switzerland), Julie (France), Elena (Italy), Miho (Japan), Hyungla (Korea)
Happy Lexis students all came together at the Sogo bar in Noosa Junction to celebrate their graduation with their teacher. Their hard work has paid of.
Our graduating students: Nicolas Andrey, Ha Na Lee, Fabienne Tanner and Natasha Wettstein with Upper-Intermediate teacher Kerri. Congratulations! Lexis wishes you all the best in your future endeavors.
Todays workshop was on Good and Bad fats- and which ones we should include and avoid in our diet. The session involved looking at the different type of good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), and which types of foods these fats come from. Trans fats and some saturated fats are bad for you because they raise your cholesterol and increase your risk for heart disease. But monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are good for you, lowering cholesterol and reducing your risk of heart disease. In today’s workshop we made a Pumpkin Pie with Coconut and Macadamia Crust and Green Goddess Dip. Both recipes included using good sources of mono and polyunsaturated fats. The students worked together creating the recipes and the end result looked great! Below also includes a list of bad fats and healthier options we can choose instead and a list of good mono and polyunsaturated fats that we should include in our diet 🙂
Sources of Saturated Fats
Low-fat or reduced-fat cheese
White meat chicken or turkey
Low-fat milk or fat-free creamer
Egg whites, an egg substitute (e.g. Eggbeaters), or tofu
Frozen yogurt or reduced fat ice cream
Skim or 1% milk
Plain, non-fat yogurt
|Monounsaturated fat||Polyunsaturated fat|
We were very happy to find a photo of Regina Huser, one of our Lexis students in the Courier Mail this morning. The weather has been particularly good over this Easter break, it was great to see our student’s big smiles in the newspaper, enjoying the sunshine at Mainbeach in Noosa.
(Daniela Schlegel, Regina Huser and Gabriele Misteli enjoying Easter on the beach at Mainbeach, Noosa.)
We had about 40 or so students join us for Nao farewell beach soccer event down on Main Beach. There were 4 teams in the competition all trying to win the Beach Soccer Champion Title.
A large crowd gathered to watch the match and enjoyed the lovely ocean and nice warm sun. Well done to Team Nao who beat Team Body Builders in the finals 3-1. Farewell Nao, its been a pleasure having you in the school and playing your best in the Noosa Soccer Team. You will be missed !
Lovely Beatrice Voegeli returned today. Bee, as her teacher called her, had fun reminiscing with me about her time in the Cambridge First class back in September 2010.
“Do you remember“, she said. “It was our teacher David’s birthday and we organised a trick with you to play on him. We all hid and David couldn’t understand why there were no students in his class. Then you told him that they had complained about his teaching and were not coming any more. He was so upset….and then we surprised him with cake and balloons. It was so funny“.
Bee told me that her former classmates catch up every year and have a “Lexis English” party in Switzerland. She is back staying with her former host family who have visited her in Switzerland and remain close friends.
Salsa Dancing classes have now become the talk of the school! Lexis Noosa has organised ongoing ‘Learn Salsa Dance’ classes for all the students. The classes will run from 3:30-4:30 every Tuesday afternoons in the common room. Classes are progressive so we should all be able to get our moves on for Thursday Night Salsa at the Reef. Place your name on the sign on sheet on the activities board to join the next class 🙂
Today’s healthy cooking kitchen class was on Super foods- The hype on super foods and how to utilise these foods in our cooking.
Super foods refer to types of foods which are thought to have a very high content of certain nutrients, making them exceptionally worthwhile to include in our diet. Typically these food sources are high in antioxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients our bodies can’t produce. In today’s class we will learn how to add different types of super foods to boost the nutrition value of our meals.
A list of common super foods you may see around include;
Acai Powder contains a vast array of nutritious vitamins and minerals including B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium and manganese, antioxidants. Acai is also a great source of oleic and linoleic acids – essential omega fats. Omega fatty acids are terrific for promoting glowing skin and hair.
The purple Chilean maqui berry is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods. It contains an abundance of vitamin C, calcium, iron and potassium, anti-aging anthocyanins and polyphenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Maqui Powder has a tart fruity flavour that’s a delicious addition to juices, smoothies and desserts.
Maca is a superfood root from the Andes Mountains of Peru that has been used by indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years. Maca Powder is a concentrated form made by extracting the starch – which makes the nutrition easier to digest and absorb.
Cacao powder is one of the richest sources antioxidants found in nature. It also provides important minerals including magnesium and iron. Separated from the oily cacao butter, cacao powder is also a concentrated form of healthy dietary fiber.
Camu fruits are the highest documented source of vitamin C – providing 200 times more than a banana, 56 times more than a lemon, and 30-60 times more than an orange. Camu also contains a broad range of other important nutrients including antioxidants, phytochemicals and amino acids, as well as many important vitamins and minerals including beta-carotene and potassium.
Goji Berries provide a number of important macronutrients including carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and soluble fiber. There’s even more to this sweet little red berry including 18 amino acids, free-radical fighting antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E, and more than 20 other trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus and riboflavin (B2)
It is the only vegetarian source that is a complete protein- meaning it has all the essential amino acids that are contained in most protein sources such as meat. It is also high in certain vitamins and minerals in vitamin A, K, Iron, Lysine, Magnesium, Manganese and B2. It is also low GI giving you a sustained release of energy, keeping you fuller for longer.
Helps to pump up the omega 3 fatty acid profile. Benefits of omega 3 include helping to lower cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure, improving symptoms of arthritis and improved mental health.
In today’s class the students had the opportunity to make an energy smoothie using Maca, and Chai seeds as their added super foods and a Super foods salad using Goji Berries, Quinoa as their add super food ingredients.
We were lucky enough to have one the students fetch us some ‘Green Beers’, apparently made from Broccoli and beans as Manu had convinced us. With some African tunes playing in the background, not only did the students have a great time preparing and eating these foods, they were also educated on potential super foods and their benefits and how they can start utilising these in their cooking!
Celia Guisolan has been travelling since finishing her Cambridge Advanced course in March.
She came back today to collect her suitcase before heading back to Switzerland. Cambridge Manager, Nina Schiller was able to personally congratulate her on passing the Cambridge Advanced Exam and have a chat.
“I had a great time here”, Celia said. “The Cambridge course was good and I loved teacher Sonia. I had lot’s of fun in Noosa, it is the best place in Australia. I have really enjoyed my travels also, Kangaroo Island was amazing and Perth is a great city. I enjoyed the outback but was a little disappointed with Alice Springs.
Celia will now return home with a Cambridge Advanced Certificate and wonderful memories.
CAE students were asked to work in small groups of 3 and write a detective story. This story had to include words such as squeeze, punch, grab, itch and clutch. Things got a little animated and eventually some funny and quite frightening stories were produced.
Below are 3 examples:
Story 1 by Fabienne Harlacher, Miriam Estermann and Luca Voirol
He grabbed the knife from the table and crept upstairs. The floor ground was very slippery and a bad burnt smell was all around. Coming out of the bathroom, the door was ajar. He grasped his knife and pushed the door wide open. But, the bathroom was empty. He turned around and left the bathroom. Suddenly, he heard some people talking from the opposite bedroom. At this moment a man jumped out of the room and Detective Fairley punched him out of reflex into the face. It appeared that the punched man was the owner, having a wonderful candle lit dinner with his wife on the balcony.
Story 2 by Larissa Janka, Viola Poltera and Christina Pechous
… and then he grabbed his gun and sneaked into the kitchen. Suddenly, he walked into an old woman holding a frying pan. With her whole force and she punched him and he fell down. He was unconscious. She fell down on her knees and at this moment he woke up again. Then once again they could feel the vibrations. He clutched his gun. She felt an itch on her foot and wanted to scratch it, but Detective Fairley told her to be quiet and listen to the strange sound. They turned around and then they saw a hole in the wall and millions of rats coming out of this hole.
Story 3 by Andrina Zumbuhl, Felix Borck and Fabio Keller
… Scream, rawrawrawrawrawraw … Detective Fairley was terrified. He wondered where this noise came from. He could tell for sure, that it came from upstairs. He grabbed his wet umbrella and clutched it to his chest. Like this, Detective Fairley, sneaked up, step by step, always aware of any suspicious movements. As he arrived on the upper floor, he slipped on the wet wooden floor and hit his head on the handrail. Confused, Detective Fairley looked at his hands and he realised that red liquid was dripping down from his hands. Shocked, the Detective screamed, “Oh my God, it’s blood!” He opened the door where the blood seemed to be coming from. Entering the room, he saw a pale-faced baby sitting on the couch. Detective Fairley felt a shudder run down his neck. He squeezed his umbrella so tightly that his knuckles went white. The horrible rawrawrawrawrawraw sound started again and the baby killed the frightened Detective with the saw.
Today’s activity was hat making. The students had the chance to design and create their own hats for the mad hatters salsa Easter party this Thursday night. It was a great opportunity for the students to get in touch with their creative side and design a hat from scratch. The end result looked fantastic, i cant wait to see all the different hats on Thursday 🙂
I don’t often write a blog first thing on a Monday morning, but I really want to share this with you.
Teacher Freya has gone on a holiday for one week, (north to the Whitsunday Islands but that is another story). She stayed late on Friday still working when I left, and this morning I found these (along with the teaching plan) on her desk for the relief teacher:
This is why we call it individual guided learning or GIL for short. Teachers guide their students on what they need to catch up or improve or extend and give them a green GIL slip to take to the self study room teacher at 2pm.
Everyone in the class gets set homework every day but GIL is the personal touch between a teacher and student. It shows that the student is being assessed and helped to achieve their own goals rather than the class the curriculum.
Thank you Freya for that extra effort you always put in. 🙂 Becky
The activity today was a Master Chef competition with four teams competing.
Lovely teacher Sarah oversaw the cooking and encouraged the teams to produce their best dishes. All the efforts were outstanding of course; our judges, teachers Nathaniel and James and Accommodation Manager Jo, found the judging a tasty challenge. Congratulations to the winners, team 2 for their spicy pumpkin curry.
Learn to kite surf
Noosa’s Only Council Approved Kitesurfing School.
IKO Certified Training Centre, IKO Level 2 Senior Instructor with nearly 3000 teaching hours.
Learn faster, safer and progress up to 5 times quicker with quality instruction, perfect flat, shallow and warm water for learning.
Private lessons customised to suit individual students learning style. It just doesn’t get much better than Noosa for learning and progressing. Consistent Winds for up to 10 months of the Year.
Half price lessons with any new complete kit purchased.
For More Information:
T: (07) 5455 6677
Go- Horse riding
Come horse riding in Noosa, take the opportunity to go riding on Lake Weyba just minutes from Noosa a part of the beautiful Noosa River System, part of the Great Sandy National Park, Southern Gateway to World Heritage listed Fraser Island.
For more information:
Eumundi markets is open rain, hail or shine every Wednesday and Saturday.
More than just a market, a visit to the Original Eumundi Markets is shopping heaven if you’re looking for something different, something handmade, something special…
You’ll find original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, all guided by our ethos of “we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll especially love our market …laksa, calamari, thai, paella, quality coffee, chocolate, great cakes, old fashioned lemonade, and more. We have a wealth of fresh produce – including fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, locally made cheeses and yoghurts.
You can also have your palm read or indulge in a vast array of services offered by our many health and wellbeing practitioners.
Noosa Farmers Markets
Noosa Farmers Market, EVERY Sunday at The Noosa Australian Rules Football Club on Weyba Road, Noosaville between 7am and 12pm we showcase some of the finest and freshest produce in the region.
Nestled amongst the fragrant gum trees, every Sunday is a hive of activity.
There are so many different types of stalls at the markets from fresh organic produce, freshly squeezed lime drinks, sumptuous marinades and sauces, beautiful and aromatic skin care products, nuts and seeds, olives and tasty tapenades, herbs and just caught seafood, freshly baked bread and creamy cheeses amongst a variety of exotic and yummy foods to try and great coffee to sip as you wander round.
Meditation Workshop April 12-16th with DADA Gunamuktananda @ Yoga Circle
An introduction to meditation given by yoga and meditation teacher, Dada Gunamuktananda of the Ananda Marga global organisation. This introduction will be held as a 1.5 hour introductory workshop, followed by a number of guided group meditation sittings where we can practice the techniques together.
Introductory Meditation Workshop
Sunday April 13, 5.00-6.30pm : $25
Guided Meditation Sittings
April 14-16: Monday 5.30-6.00pm, Tuesday 6.30-7.30am & 6.00-7.00pm, Wednesday 6.30-7.30am : $12 per sitting
FREE holiday buses
When Monday 14 April – Monday 21 April 2014
Casual Waitstaff required for Sunshine Bistro
Sunshine Bistro is seeking for experienced casual Waitstaff.
If you want to work in a fun environment and are a hard worker, please hand in your resume or send it as an email.
Only apply if you are located in Noosa Area!
Kitchen Hand/cook required for 4 shifts a week. Extra shifts available over school holidays. Must be experienced and have own reliable transport. Must Live in the Noosa area.
Cafe VinCino & RumpHouse Steak & Seafood are looking for an enthusiastic junior for evening & weekend work. Experience preferred but willing to teach the right applicant the required skills. Great opportunity for someone looking to become a chef. Please call Nicole on; 0423015716
It is always nice to see how our students settle in at Lexis. We recently welcomed two students from New Caledonia, siblings Audrey and Vincent. They are happy to share their experience with us:
Audrey, Cambridge Advanced English class with teacher Sonia
“The class is great, the teacher and all the students are really nice and welcoming. The atmosphere is good, we laugh and talk during the class. It’s nice that in every beginning of class we split in small groups and chat about particular subjects. The host family is really nice too, the children are nice, they like to talk to us and ask questions about our culture and hometown. They also give us information about what there is to do and the places to go to have fun. It really feels like home!”
Vincent, Pre-Intermediate class with teacher Annette
“The class is nice, the students are very nice too. In the class we laugh and learn English at the same time which makes it fun. The family is very cool and funny. The food is great too!”
Thank you very much for sharing your Lexis experience with us, all the best with your studies at Lexis!
The feedback is in and 99% of our students said that their option class was helpful.
With intensive speaking being the most popular, other favourites include Grammar, English through Music, Business English, Cooking and Current Affairs.
When choosing an option you do not have to choose the same level as your morning class. The options change every three weeks, so choose a different skill area each time. Ask other students which options they have liked and ask your morning teacher for advice also. If you choose an option and you feel it is too easy or too difficult or not useful, see Nina or Annette or Becky and we are happy to change it for you.
What a spectacular afternoon for a Sunset Cruise along Noosa River. The Cambridge students boarded the ferry at the Sheraton and their hands filled with goodies for the afternoon. The ferry gentle meandered its way through the Noosa canals where the students sat and socialized watching the sun set over them. What a magical experience for the students, an event they will keep with them forever 🙂 🙂