Most students like to live with a local family or in an organised student house when they first arrive. This is a good idea, as it gives you time to adjust to your new life style, meet local people and feel safe and secure so far away from home. However, if you are intending to study or stay in Australia for a long period, you will most probably want to look for your own accommodation after a few weeks.
The government have a website especially designed to give advice for people wanting to rent houses or apartments. It is called the Residential Tenancies Authority and you will find it at rta.qld.gov.au Some of the good advice they give is:
It is usually not difficult to find accommodation in Noosa and the best place to start is by talking to other students. We have a notice board and information folder in reception where students and members of the public will post adverts for share accommodation.
The most important advice is to check out the apartment or house carefully and if possible talk to someone else who has lived there or ask for a reference. Happy House hunting.
1.The Noosa Summer Swim
The Noosa Summer Swim is the latest addition to the Milk & Co Queensland Ocean Swim Series and will again launch the Series in the heart of the Queensland summer, on Saturday January 31, 2015, from 8.30am.
In 2015, a new long course will be offered, the Noosa 3.0 (3km) giving competitors a chance to test themselves beyond the traditional 1km & 2km distances.
Other events include 2km, 1km, a free 300m Kids Surf Dash and the Teams Charity Relay where your team of three will take on celebrities and multisport athletes from around Australia.
Join Series Ambassador Michael Klim on the start line and dive into summer!
For More Information and to enter:
2. Grooves by the Green
Join in the fun as Noosa Springs celebrates it’s birthday with live music the first and third Sunday of every month.
Kick back and groove to live covers from the 50s, 60s, 70s and today.
Two-for-one cocktails, $5 beers, wine specials and sweeping golf course views.
For more information:
T: (07) 5440 3333
Noosa Springs Drive
3. Indulge in a spa package
For just $99 Noosa Springs – New Year Splash Spa Special (2 hours) is exceptional value.
It’s t’s your choice of either a full body massage or lime and coconut body scrub PLUS a hydromassage & steam experience.
Enjoy the tranquillity of the relaxation lounge or courtyard afterwards and rehydrate with complimentary healthy snack and beverage.
Valid for purchase up to 31st January and for use until 30th June 2015.
For more information or to book your spa time today:
T: (07) 5440 3355
Noosa Springs Golf Resort and Spa
Noosa Springs Drive
The Lexis Noosa students were up for a big day yesterday with a Sunset Booze Cruise followed by a massive after party at Crawdaddy’s. They jumped on the ferry just after 5:30pm and cruised around the river listening to music as the sun was setting and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Noosa River.
They were then met by a member from Crawdaddy’s who escorted them to the after party. When they arrived that had complimentary jugs of sangria, burgers, chips, buffalo wings and nachos waiting for them. The DJ played his heavy disco beats while the students danced on into the night!
Travel Consultant Wanted
Backpackers World Travel are looking for outgoing, vibrant, well-travelled sales staff to join our experienced and passionate team in Noosa. With stores Australia-wide and a growing global network we’re there for our customers every step of the way.
We plan trips for people from all over the world and work closely with many English Language Schools and Universities.
Ideal candidates will have travelled extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. You must be able to commit to a minimum of 6-12 months and have a strong command of the English language (both written and oral).
Backpackers World Travel uses both the Website Travel and Galileo booking systems, so any experience in these areas is welcome.
Essential requirements are outstanding communication skills, strong sales experience, proven customer service ability, plenty of energy, a can-do attitude flexibility and a passion for travel. A second language would be ideal. Our stores are lively places full of international travellers and students, with the music pumping and lots of laughter. To be successful you need to be confident, target driven, a little bit cheeky and a fantastic multi-tasker.
Emial your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why we should embark on this journey with you – be part of our world!
Kitchen hand with experience
Seeking an evening kitchen hand wed-sun nights 6.30 starts. Approx 3 1/2 hr shifts each night. Must have pervious experience in commercial kitchen. Must be quick, be well presented, looking for work for a good length of time. Days of work may be flexible depending on how busy the nights are. Must have own transport to and from work.
Long term sitter required
We are looking for a long term sitter for our five kids aged 3 – 12. Mostly night work (Can be until rather late) once a week or fortnight. Some day work occasionally. We are located in tewantin.
Experience and own transport are essential.
Please email me with your details and rates.
(Have had this up previously but was having a problem with email so if you have applied before it wasnt seen, so please do so again)
Today, we had a entertaining afternoon with some indoor games. We began the afternoon with Minute to Win it; a series of small challengers, where the individual has one minute to complete the challenge. The challenges include; Ping pong in a cup, Breakfast scrabble and Define gravity. Each individual who won the challenge in the minute was given a Caramel Koala.
After the set of challengers, the students made their way to the kitchen area, for some popcorn and to cheer their favourite players in the Australian Open with Warwinka (Switzerland) playing Nishikori (Japan)!
Synchronising your diet with the seasons is certainly not a new concept. 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.
Nutrient content: Foods that are available out of season have generally been stored for long periods or shipped from halfway around the world to ensure a steady supply year round. Certain nutrients like vitamin C and cell-protecting phyto-chemicals are particularly susceptible to losses from prolonged storage and transportation. All fruits and vegetables start to lose nutrients immediately after they are harvested, so the best produce is the freshest. This is why it is best to shop at Noosa Farmers each Sunday; as they sell food that is in season and fresh from the farm.
Diversity: We are encouraged to eat a variety of fruit and vegetables that are different in colours to provide our bodies with the full spectrum of essential nutrients needed for health and vitality. Summer is the best time to enjoy fresh made juices from raw fruits and vegetables that are bursting with vitality and goodness.
Environment: Food miles are a major issue impacting the sustainability of our food supply. Take a moment to consider the time, labour, resources and energy put into producing a food that is then flown around the world to totally different country. Food wastage is another huge concern. We should support our local farmers by buying fruits and vegetables in season.
In today’s class, we prepared a dish that uses all fruits and vegetables that are currently in season. We made a Mango and Coconut Salsa with Corn and Pea Fritters.
A big welcome to the new students who have arrived today from; Colombia, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Poland !
Good luck in your studies and enjoy your time here in beautiful Noosa.
From left to right; Christian (Germany), Margarethe (Poland), Jaehun (Korea), Philipp (Germany), Elizabeth (Colombia), Yuki (Japan), Chihiro (Japan).