Beach Soccer

What a beautiful day today turned out to be. With some sun coming out this afternoon, we had a chance to soak up some rays down on Noosa Beach while playing a game of Beach Soccer. The friendly match had the students beading up some sweat in anticipation of winning a 6 pack of beer. Well done to Sven, Angela and Co.

Welcome Saudi Arabian Students and Swiss Student

A big welcome to the students who arrived today from Saudi Arabia and Switzerland! Good luck in your studies and enjoy your time here in Noosa 🙂

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From left to right;

Salem (Saudi Arabia), Ahsaud (Saudi Arabia), Ziyad (Saudi Arabia), Nicolas (Switzerland), Musab(Saudi Arabia), Hisham (Saudi Arabia) , Faisal (Saudi Arabia) , Mesfer (Saudi Arabia) , Fawaz (Saudi Arabia).

Activities, activities and more activities!

The last two days at Lexis Noosa have been jammed packed full of activities.

Monday was our Table Tennis Competition. The students gathered in the common room for a action packed competition. In the finals we had our current champion, Hiromu (Japan) against a new competitor Javier (Spain). It was like watching Nadal Vs Nishikori. This time round Javier was the more fierce competitor and had now be crowned ‘The Best Table Tennis Player in Noosa’, well done!

Tuesday afternoon was our Healthy Eating workshop. In today’s workshop we focused on International foods and looked into foods from South America. We made a traditional Inka dish called Solerito.

After the Healthy Eating Workshop, we had our wine tasting activity. In Australia we produced some of the best grapes in the world, and today”s activity tested the students palates with a blinded tasting of different grape varieties from different regions.

What a great way to start the week!

Only English with English Only Policy? Yes it can work.

Over the years we have tried many ways to inspire our students to only speak English whilst on campus.

It is not the ‘Lexis Way’ to turn staff into nagging policemen or use severe punishments such as not allowing students into class. On the other hand, we want to encourage students to have the confidence to use English socially and make contact with students of all nationalities. Last year we introduced a student contract which places the responsibility on the individual. Not one student has refused to sign up and they know that if they need to chat  in their own language, there are ‘safe’ areas to go to. If anyone is overheard speaking in a language other than English, then they get an essay to write. There are a choice of topics which include:

  • My favourite place in Noosa
  • If you had a power, what would you do with it?
  • Am animal you would like to be and why
  • A place that is special for you
  • How would you spend a million dollars
  • One thing you would change about the world

Andrea with Yoann and Yassine

The essays are always given with a smile and a joke and the students always do them with good humour.  They are always corrected and so there is a learning benefit at the same time.

The overwhelming feedback over the last year is that it is working well and everyone feels it is worthwhile. This is what Andrea (FCE class)wrote:

“I will make a big effort to stop speaking in Spanish because this is the third essay that I’ve written this week (the fifth counting the ones in tests). Anyway, I reckon that the idea of speaking English the whole time is much better for us because it pushes us to do out best and make the most of being here. What’s more it prepares us better for our exam which is in less than one month…..fair enough !”  Fair enough indeed Andrea. 🙂

Meet the Staff!

Welcome to Mya, our new Administration Assistant.  Anj had a chance to sit down with her today and find out a little more about this lovely lady.


You just moved here from Brisbane. What prompted the move?

I was living in Brisbane and not enjoying the city life, so I decided I needed a lifestyle change and Noosa seemed like the perfect answer. I also own a horse and I am staying on a property 30 minutes west of Noosa where I can be with my horse everyday.

So you have a horse!? How long have you been riding?

I was in my first show at 18 months old. I have been riding pretty much all my life. I compete mostly in Show Jumping but I also compete in Dressage and Eventing.  Competition day can be hectic, I wake at 5:30am, load the horse on the float, get to the competition and begin at 8am and compete all day. Once I’m finished I drive home, unload the horse, wash the float and then finally eat something as my nerves have calmed down. I do this all on my own, but for me it’s like breathing, I wouldn’t know what to do without it!

Tell me something we don’t know about yourself?

I have a degree in art Art History and studied  Leeds University in the UK 🙂

Great to have you on board Mya, and we hope you enjoy working at Lexis Noosa 🙂 🙂

Welcome New Students

A warm welcome to our new students who have arrived today from Switzerland and Japan.


Good luck in your studies and enjoy your time here in Noosa 🙂


From left to right;

Akari (Japan), Simone (Switzerland), Laura (Switzerland), Amanda (Switzerland)

The week at Lexis!

Looking for work in Noosa?


Here is a list of current jobs in and around Noosa 🙂

Housekeeping Attendant

This is your opportunity to join our Housekeeping team. As a key member, you will be representing our friendly and professional service philosophy. Key duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

• By carrying out allocated general cleaning duties, achieving established standards of cleanliness and presentation to meet guests’ needs and exceed their expectations in regard to the cleanliness of the room areas of the hotel
• Clean guest rooms, storage areas and corridors as allocated to the required standard
• Ensure guest supplies and advertising material in bedrooms and bathrooms are replenished to the correct standards
• Report any lost property following correct procedures
• Carry out programmed and regular cleaning duties as allocated
• Ensure guest laundry is handled in line with Hotel policy
• Use and clean equipment with care, reporting any defective equipment as set down in procedures manual
• Assist with regular equipment stocktaking
• Ensure the security of keys and guest rooms at all times by adherence to security procedures. Report any suspicious persons or items to Supervisor
• Understand the correct usage and storage of cleaning agents in line with health and safety regulations and manufacturers instructions
• Attend and actively participate in all OH&S training required of you by the Hotel
• Promote a safe workplace by recognising hazards and promoting general OHS practises

As a successful candidate you will have:

• A friendly, customer focused attitude with the drive to provide total customer satisfaction
• Initiative to ensure that interactions with our customers are positive and efficient
• Previous cleaning, customer service or hospitality experience
• A high standard of grooming and presentation
• The ability and flexibility to work in a 24 hour, 7 day working environment

In return for your commitment, we will provide a fantastic career and training opportunities and excellent working conditions with a supportive and fun team. In addition, we will provide you with hotel discounts worldwide. To find out more about the hotel, please click here.

Please apply at:
Barista Wanted
Expereienced Barista wanted for one full day work a week. 6:30am – 2/3:30pm shift with half hour break. Please contact Clark on 0431437018
Travel Agent
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 and tell us why we should embark on this journey with you – be part of our world!
House keeper Peregian Beach
We’re a family with mum, dad, two girls aged 2 years and 6 months and one cat, living in Peregian Beach. We’re looking for a very organised housekeeper to help us for about 3hrs/day Mon-Fri in the late afternoon and early evening (eg 3pm-6pm, hours negotiable), doing things you would do in your own home: cooking meals, laundry, cleaning, errands and odd jobs – anything that needs doing. We’re looking for someone who can see what needs to be done and loves a well-run, clean and tidy house. We may also ask you to mind one daughter while mum is busy with the other (eg watching our toddler while baby is put down to sleep). Extra work may be available at times if desired.

Previous experience is essential, either working in a private home or company (resort cleaning, restaurant cooking etc). We are offering $20-$25/hour all inclusive depending on experience. Start date is ASAP.

Please apply via email with a cover letter telling us why you would like the job, your resume and written references if possible. We look forward to hearing from you!
Café Worker
A busy Noosa cafe has a position available for an experienced cafe worker.
This position requires you to be an all-rounder but good, current knowledge of coffee making is essential. Please forward your resume
Experienced Hostess at Miss Moneypennys

Miss Moneypenny’s is a new cocktail bar and restaurant in Hastings Street, Noosa, built from the ground up on 1 November 2013. Offering a high-end, yet fun and quirky environment, Miss Moneypenny’s is the place to be … and to work. We specialise in fun, international standard cocktails and coastal style Mediterranean food.

We are now actively seeking a professional, EXPERIENCED HOSTESS to be an integral part of this rapidly expanding business. All applicants should deem themselves to be ‘industry professionals’ and have the desire and passion for delivering a quality product.

Successful candidates will ideally possess:

• An exuberant and warm personality
• Highly organised
• Immaculate presentation
• Clear & effective communication skills
• Quick thinking & adaptive
• Understanding of restaurant floor plans and flow of seating plans
• Display Exemplary hospitality attitude

In return Miss Moneypenny’s offers excellent working conditions in a fun team environment … in one of the most prestigious streets in Australia.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

(Photo’s are required with all applications).

Experienced Bar Attendant
Miss Moneypenny’s is a cocktail bar and restaurant in Hastings Street, Noosa, built from the ground up on 1 November 2013. Offering a high-end, yet fun and quirky environment, Miss Moneypenny’s is the place to be … and to work.

We specialise in fun, international standard cocktails and coastal style Mediterranean food. All applicants should deem themselves to be ‘industry professionals’ and have the desire and passion for delivering a quality product.

We are now actively seeking professional, EXPERIENCED cocktail bartenders to be an integral part of this rapidly expanding business.

Successful candidates will ideally possess:

• Minimum 2 years cocktail bartending experience, ideally in high volume bars (NECESSITY)
• Cocktail experience, with creativity and a good knowledge of the classics
• Excellent presentation, time management and communication skills
• A passion for hospitality and people
• Barista experience favourable
• Meticulous eye for detail
• Willingness to learn

In return Miss Moneypenny’s offers excellent working conditions in a fun team environment … in one of the most prestigious streets in Australia.

Open 7 days, candidates must be able to cater for all shifts. Please only apply if you can work for a minimum of 6 months.

Pay will vary dependent on shifts and experience. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

(Photo’s are required with all applications).
Casual job in Takeaway shop
Looking for any casual worker .experience not needed . looking for some one reliable , hard worker for takeaway shop in noosaville4566
if someone interested , then send me your resume or CV on my email id
Promotion Work
ONLY apply for this position if you are a FUN, OUTGOING applicant who is available for ALL of the below hours and happy to wear a costume for the duration of each shift:
Fri 13th March: 2pm-7.30pm
Sat 14th March: 9am-5pm
Sun 15th March: 7.30am-1pm
You will be working in-costume in the exhibitor trade area of Mooloolaba Triathlon over these 3 days, and will be required to hand out vouchers/wave @ passing traffic/dance etc. MUST turn up on time, and complete every shift to be paid for all work. 10 minute break allowed/hour + 30mins for lunch on Sat 14th March.
Pay is $20 hr.
Please send your application to

Don’t forget the Job Workshop is every Thursday from 2-3pm in the Cambridge Computer rooms.

Healthy Eating Workshop: Asian Cooking

The traditional Asian Diet revolves around rice, noodles, breads, millet, corn, and other whole grains, along with fruits, veggies, legumes, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils. Fish and shellfish (or dairy) are optional each day, and eggs, poultry, and something sweet are usually consumed once a week. Red meat is allowed once a month.
People in Asian countries tend to have lower rates of cancer, heart disease, and obesity than Australians, and they typically live longer, too. Researcher’s suspect that owes largely to their diet: a low-fat, healthy eating style that emphasizes rice, vegetables, fresh fruit, and fish, with very little red meat.

In today’s class we made a Malaysian Laksa 🙂

Malay laksa

What’s so good about it.

Laksa lemak or curry laksa is a coconut-based curry noodle soup well loved by many Malaysians. It is also very popular in Australia and a well balanced dish featuring noodles, tofu puffs, bean sprouts, crispy vegetables with chicken or seafood served in a fragrant, spicy coconut soup. This dish is a perfect winter warmer but also great during summer when your taste buds are dying for some fresh, spicy flavours.

BBQ and Frisbee in the Park

There was no Mondayitis suffering by the students yesterday,  as they made their way down to Sunshine Beach for an afternoon BBQ and a game of Frisbee. We were joined by the new arrivals of the school who were amazed by the beauty of Sunshine Beach and were excited that they are able to spend the next few weeks/months here in paradise.

With some funky tunes by ‘Fat Freddy’s Drop’ playing in the background, and cooking expert Anj on the hot plate, the students enjoyed a delicious sausage sizzle and chicken kebab sandwich.

BBQ in the park

After our bellies were full, we went down to the beautiful Sunshine Beach for a dip in the ocean! Happy Happy Monday!

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Welcome New Students

A big welcome to the new students who arrived in Noosa today from Switzerland, Spain and Japan. 


Good luck in your studies and enjoy your stay here in Noosa 🙂


From left to right;

Back Row: Fabienne (Switzerland), Seline (Switzerland), Laura (Switzerland), Fran (Spain), Jenny (Spain), Anina (Switzerland), Carla (Switzerland)

Front Row: Sumire (Japan), Dominique (Switzerland), Anja (Switzerland), Monika (Switzerland), Fabio (Switzerland), Daniel (Switzerland)

Dating Games

Its been a week of love here in Noosa, and to finalise the loving week, we gathered some students for The Dating Game.Match making involves selecting the game’s contestants – usually for amusement value as opposed to compatibility. In The Dating Game the contestants respond to the questions asked by the individual seeking love. At the end the individual chooses the best response from all the contestants and makes their choice of who they would like to take one a date, or in this instance, share a  bottle of wine.

A great way to round up our week of love 🙂

Valentine’s Masquerade Ball

Love was in the air last night as the students made their way to Shades Wine Bar for their Valentine’s Day Party. The students got up close and personal with some speed dating, with the ladies getting to choose her favourite guy at the end of the dating. If the guys had more than one girl choose him, he had the difficult decision to choose only one girl while dumping the others 🙁 After the couple were matched they made their way to the dance floor for their final dance.

Well done to the best couple of the night Rebecca and Lucas, enjoy your boat hire courtesy of Student Night Travel.

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Looking for work in Noosa?

See the jobs that have been advertised this week around Noosa 🙂

Warehouse Man

We are a small family owned retail furniture business located in Maroochydore.
We are currently seeking a fit, strong and reliable person, capable of working without direct supervision, to handle our weekly delivery of furniture. The position is part-time, one day only and you must be available to work every Wednesday.

Duties would include but are not limited to:
• Unloading furniture from the delivery truck
• Checking off the delivery against paperwork
• Preparing furniture for delivery to the end consumer
• Keeping the warehouse clean and tidy.
• Compacting and disposing of packing materials.
• General cleaning duties.

To be considered for this position, the applicant must have:
• Attention to detail
• Be fit and strong.
• Be able to work well without direct supervision, to tight timeframes.
• Must have a current driver’s license.
• Applicant must have good verbal, written and numeracy skills.

Given the limited number of hours available, we imagine that this position would ideally suit a university student.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to


Brisbane Cleaning company is hiring cleaning for Cooroy/Noosa heads/Noosaville. rate hour $20.
Monday to Friday, start time 5:30 pm.
7 hours per week in total, payment fortnight.

Cleaning must have:
* Car and ABN number
* Police check
* availability to work at night at least 6 months in the same job
* Live close to cooroy/Noosa heads or Noosaville.

If you are interested in this position please send me your resume with mobile number and address.
Urgent start.


Apprentice Wanted at Café Le Monday

Now seeking an enthusiastic apprentice to join our kitchen team at Café Le Monde Hastings Street.
We offer a professional and fun environment, cooking modern takes on classic dishes, using the freshest local produce available.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn your trade in one of Noosa most established restaurants.
Email resume or cover letter to

Kitchen Hand/Cook

Looking for experienced short order cook or sandwich bar person. Day work 3 to 5 days depending 9-2pm. Phone 6am-3pm. Call Cindy 54497887

Restaurant Floor Supervisor
Bistro C – Noosa Heads QLD

Bistro C is open for breakfast. lunch and dinner 7 days with full table service for up to 350 a la carte covers per shift.
We are seeking an experienced person to join our dynamic team to help maintain a high standard of customer experience in this iconic beach-front restaurant.Applicants must be experienced in:

  • Supervision and direction of staff
  • Assisting with staff training
  • Customer liaison and issue resolution
  • Managing high table turn over
  • End of shift cash-off procedures

Current RMLV or eligibility essential

Applications will be kept in confidence.

Love Letters for Valentine’s Day

We have some students getting busy with some letters this afternoon. We will be handing out all the love notes on Friday Morning for Valentine’s Day. The love box needs more love, so get those notes in there!

Mask Making

Most students in the school are getting their masks ready for our annual Masquerade Ball at Shades Wine Bar this Thursday. The requirements of entry for the night are simple: You must wear a mask! The students have the opportunity to either make a mask at the mask making workshop today, or buy a mask. A prize for best mask on the night will be based on originality and design, and will win a lovely bottle of wine. Here some photos of the mask making class;

The Masquerade Ball will take place this Thursday 12th February at Shades Wine Bar from 8:30pm. There will be free canapés for the first hour and $4 glasses of Champagne all night. The single students can choose to take part in some speed dating before they are matched up and placed on the dance floor for their first dance together. Student Uni Travel will be choosing the most compatible couple of the night who will win a romantic boat hire on Noosa River for two 😉

Health Eating Workshop: Starting off the day with the right types of nutrients

Dietetics Association of Australia encourages all Australians to start the day with a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast contributes in many ways to good health and nutrition.

Here’s why you should enjoy a nutritious brekkie every day.

– Helps you to maintain a healthy weight
– Breakfast is often coined as the ‘most important meal of the day’ as it an opportunity to break the fast from the night before. Research shows that consuming breakfast regularly is associated with lower levels of overweight and obesity. Breakfast fills you up, meaning you are less likely to experience hunger pangs throughout day and resort to snacking on high energy, high fat foods.
– Provides energy and leads to higher intakes of essential nutrients such as carbohydrate, dietary fibre and certain vitamins and minerals.
– It is important to eat something nutritious each morning to replenish your carbohydrate stores and re-fuel for the day ahead. Breakfast is an ideal opportunity to consume foods which are great sources of B vitamins, folate, iron and fibre. Research has found that those who consume breakfast are more likely to meet their recommended dietary intakes for vitamins and minerals compared to when breakfast was not eaten. Improves alertness, concentration, mental performance, mood and memory
– Skipping breakfast can often leave you feeling ‘fuzzy’ or unable to concentrate; this is because your brain is starving for energy. Your brain requires energy in the form of glucose from nutritious foods such as grainy bread, breakfast cereals, fruit and milk at breakfast in order to function at its best throughout the day. In fact, eating breakfast has been linked with an improvement in literacy and numeracy skills in school children.
– For the best start to the day, choose a healthy breakfast which is high in fibre, low in saturated fat and provides plenty of vitamins and minerals.

In today’s Healthy Workshop we prepared a delicious balanced perfect meal for breakfast: Acai Bowls.

Acia bowls

Whats so good about them? Berries contain antioxidants called polyphenols, which are anti-inflammatory to the body and can promote optimum health and vitality. Bananas are a great source of potassium that helps to regulate muscle contraction and fluid balance. Leafy greens and super foods are anti-inflammatory and help support immune function.

Super foods added;

Chia Seeds 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.

Goji Berries They are high in antioxidants, specifically the carotenoids (like beta-carotene) and zeaxanthin (compound that absorbs blue light and helps protect the eyes). The antioxidants in the berries are thought to help fight off free radicals in the body. Goji Berries have about 20 different vitamins and minerals, making it one of the most nutritionally beneficial foods available and 18 different amino acids (the building blocks to protein).

Acai Powder A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine. A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health. An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

Australiana Option

Sherida and Michelle from Coolum Coast Care came into our Australiana Option today to educate us about the life (and death) of turtles on our coast. At the moment turtles hatch all over the Sunshine Coast beaches. We learned about the egg laying and hatching process and about the devastating effects of rubbish and plastic on our beaches, found in the turtles’ stomachs and intestines (see pics) ! Go to the Coolum DistrictCoastCare Facebook page for more information. Get involved in our local community, help protecting our beautiful environment and pick up your rubbish!!!

Thank you Michelle and Sherida and our teachers James and Michelle for organising this wonderful event!

What a stunning afternoon for Beach Volleyball.

Yesterday afternoon we had our monthly Beach Volleyball tournament at Noosa Main beach. The conditions were prefect, the sun was shinning and the ocean looked enticing for a swim to cool down after the match.

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Well done to the winning team, who were the envy of all the other players, enjoying some refreshing beers!

Monday Night Mayhem

Monday Nights are proving to be the biggest Night out in Noosa for our Lexis Noosa Students. This particular Monday was special as it was teacher Aaron’s last Monday working at Sogos. There are a few sore heads around school today, looks as though everyone enjoyed themselves last night 🙂

Welcome New Students

A big welcome to the new students who arrived at Lexis Noosa today from; Canada, Korea, Japan and Switzerland.


Good luck in your studies and enjoy your time here in beautiful Noosa. 


From left to right;

Back Row: Stephan (Switzerland), Manuela (Switzerland), Jorg (Switzerland), Pascale (Canada), Cecile (Switzerland), Blaise (Switzerland)

Front Row: Nagisa (Japan), Sayuri (Japan), Hisano (Japan), Nicole (Switzerland), Annika (Switzerland), Geunseong (Korea)

Surfing with Anj and Lox

Friday afternoon provided some pumping waves for our surfing activity. On the tail end of the cyclone swell, we experienced some pumping waves, however, for beginner surfers it was quiet tough. Low tide provided some sucky and close out waves with some awesome wipe outs from the fearless Swiss student, Sven. While most of the students gave it their best shot, ex professional surfer and surf coach Lox, had a chance to get in a few barrels showing us all how it was done


Studnet Night @ Sogos

The students had a great night last night at Student Night in Sogos.  Students got together for some awesome $3 drink specials and had a rousing game of Limbo.  Our very own Xavi won the competition and got a free drink on the house! Sweeeet!

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Casual Marketing – Direct Marketing Marketing – Other Marketing
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 4560, Australia


  • Drop & Collect Catalogues
  • Up to $150/w/k for 8 -14 hrs
  • No selling No outlay!
  • Call: 1300 663 161


Friendly Barista Required (1123) Sunshine Coast, Australia

About this role 

As a barista you will be working with a great delivering good quality coffees to customers. In this role your duties will include customer service, cash handling, delivering barista style coffees and carrying out general café cleaning duties.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Making barista style coffees
  • Working together with a team to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Using the cash register
  • General cleaning duties

Skills and Experience 

  • Previous experience working as a barista in a fast-paced café environment
  • Must have a minimum of 1-2 years experience in coffee making skills
  • Able to work well with a team and unsupervised
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • Able to provide friendly, efficient and attentive service to customers and clients.

– See more at:


Baby Sitter

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.
Thank you

(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)

Apply at;


Volunteers Wanted

We have vacancies for people to volunteer at Nomads hostel in Noosa! We are set in a tropical resort ,10 minutes walk from the beach and close to all ammenities. Please email if interested. We would love to hear from you 🙂


Friendly Barista Required
Job Support Australia – Shire of Noosa QLD

About this role

As a barista you will be working with a great delivering good quality coffees to customers. In this role your duties will include customer service, cash handling, delivering barista style coffees and carrying out general café cleaning duties.

Roles and Responsibilities * 

  • Making barista style coffees *
  • Working together with a team to deliver exceptional customer service *
  • Using the cash register *
  • General cleaning duties

Skills and Experience * 

Soccer Match: Noosa Vs Maroochydore

Yesterday, was our monthly rivalry soccer match against the Lexis Maroochydore school. We gathered at the local soccer grounds in Noosa where we training and psyched ourselves up before the Maroochydore side arrived. We began the match with a goal scored within the first minute by our Brazilian soccer star, Rafael! Shortly after this, our midfielders worked well as team to pass another ball through for Rafael to score. Before half time, Park showed us his Timmy Cahil skills with a nice header in the back of the net. After half time and with a few shift of players, one of our new students Manuel, scored two lovely goals in the back of the net, followed by another two from Park, bring him up to a hat trick. Just before full time Mario scored the final goal taking the score up to 8-0.

A special mention to Ramon for his great performance on the field and as our new team captain. Thanks to our keeper, Timon for some great saves. To our attacks Will, Fernando and Paula; Will’s mind was else where with 4 shots on goal all going over the bar, Paula- even though you didn’t touch the ball, you played in style and Fernando, some great passing and shots on goal.

Our Midfielders; Peter, Jacob, Sven, and Pol all played well feeding the ball through to our attacks but also moving back and defending when needed. Jorge played solid in defense, not allowing a single ball past him.

Wayne played well in defense clearing the ball when needed. And Unai received a yellow card for his consistency in offside and yelling at the referee- bad boy!

Thanks for a great game guys, you always make your coach very proud! 🙂

Healthy Eating Workshop: Fibre, Grains and Low GI Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are found in a variety of foods and provide the body with fuel (energy). They include rice, breads, grains, dairy, fruit, cakes and biscuits. Many foods containing carbohydrate also provide fibre, vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates break down into glucose during digestion and are absorbed into the blood stream.

The type and quantity of carbohydrate foods you eat will affect your blood glucose levels. Glycaemic Index (GI) is a measure of how quickly or slowly a carbohydrate food is digested and increases blood glucose levels.

Health Benefits of Lower GI Foods:

–  They result in a slower rise in blood glucose levels after eating

–  They provide a feeling of fullness for longer and therefore may assist weight control

Fibre, particularly soluble fibre can lower GI. Add psyllium husks to breakfast cereal; add salad vegetables to a sandwich or add lentils to soup. Protein as part of a meal can lower the GI. Combine a serve of fish, lean meat, skinless chicken,  egg or tofu with a serve of a lower GI carbohydrate food and plenty of low carbohydrate vegetables in meals. Look for the Low GI symbol on packaged foods.

low GI

In today’s workshop we prepared and cooked Ricotta Pancakes, packed full of fiber and protein which improves the Glycemic Index of the meal. The class all agreed they were delicious and a great healthy breakfast meal!

Yoga for Surfers

The high tides, big swells and overcast conditions didn’t stop us from our yoga sessions this morning. This morning’s session was a Yoga for Surfers practice. This is a modern, dynamic and challenging style of yoga that targets certain parts of the body that could be operating more effectively while surfing. This session focused on yoga movements, postures and stretches to strengthen high stressed areas used in Surfing such as the neck, shoulders, back. Another lovely way to start our Tuesday.

yoga for surfers

Farewell Kindai Students

We celebrated the lovely times we had with a beautiful Kindai students with a Friday afternoon BBQ at Noosa Woods. The Kindai students have joined us over the last two weeks to learn English and to take part in our activities program. What a lovely bunch of students who will be missed by their teachers, and all the friends they made here in Noosa.


Yesterday afternoon, we headed to the Noosa Indoor Center for a friendly game of basketball. We split the group into three teams of five for our round robin competition. With 15 minute games, the team tried their best to score the highest amount of points to take them straight into the finals. While the losers had to play the other team and try again to gain a spot in the finals.

Well done to our winner team! Even with a sprained ankle and quick trip the medical center, it was all worth the free drink to Cafe Le Mond for the Winners.


Welcome New Students

A warm welcome to the new students who arrived today in Noosa from; Japan, Russia, Spain and Switzerland.


Good luck in your studies and enjoy your stay here in Noosa.


From left to right;

Back row: Shinichiro (Japan), Yukino (Japna), Kevin (Switzerland), Lena (Russia), Ryana (Switzerland), Lucas (Switzerland), Melina (Switzerland)

Front row: Francisco (Spain),  Lea (Switzerland), Stefano (Switzerland), Urai (Basque Country)