Whats on this week 22.10.18

Check out what awesome activities we have on at Lexis Noosa this week.

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Looks like the students will be tired after all the exercise and fun they have this week.

Welcome to Noosa 22.10.18

This morning Lexis Noosa welcome 11 new students along with some beautiful weather!

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We welcome Hyun Tai from Korea, Hajime from Japan, Eulaia, Georgina and Pablo from Spain, Valentina from Italy, Melanie, Kai, Larissa and Karin from Switzerland and Cleo from Germany.

We hope you all have a great first day at Lexis English Noosa.

D.I.Y Keyrings

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students enjoyed an arts and crafts sessions making ‘do it yourself keyrings!

The students had the option to make pompoms, tassels and beaded keyrings.

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They all looked so good in the end!

Volleyball and Badminton

This afternoon the students enjoyed some volleyball and badminton at Pinaroo park.

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The students split into two groups. One played badminton first and the other played volleyball. Once the teams had a bit of time playing one sport they then swapped!

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Such a fun afternoon in the beautiful park.. take a look at this video to see just how great it is: https://www.facebook.com/100015335927407/videos/pcb.10155968872071275/484334658754394/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

 

 

Job Advice

Sam is the man when it comes to helping our students find a job!

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We understand how important it is for many of our students to find employment as soon as possible after arrival. That is why we run our ‘Lexis WORKshop’ every Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm for all our full time students.

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The first thing that Sam will do is to help you get a Tax File Number (TFN) and  Australian Business Number (ABN).  Then you are provided with a computer and Sam will help you write up a resume that suits the current Noosa work environment.  He knows what information is needed and what is unnecessary. This workshop is personalised to your needs and requirements. You can print off your resumes once they are ready.

The next step is to get help with where to go, when to go and how to approach employers with your resume.  You are then ready to set out on your job search. But not alone; if needed Sam is always happy to give a helping hand.

If your English is at a level good enough to try for a ‘front of house’ job such as table waiting or working behind a bar or in a cafe. In which case Sam will help you get your Responsible Service of Alcohol’ certificate.

So, good luck with your job hunting and give yourself a better chance by signing up for Lexis WORKshop.

Graduating students 12.10.18

This Friday afternoon Lexis Noosa had to say farewell to 10 awesome students!

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Gwendoline from the IELTS class, Bianca, Anna and Beatriz from CAE, Louise from the Upper-Intermediate class, Romane and Raquel from Intermediate, Joana, Rahel and Gaugeric from the Pre-Intermediate classes.

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We hope you had the best time at Lexis English Noosa. Keep in touch!

Balloon Animal Workshop

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students enjoyed a Balloon Animal Workshop run by one of our very own students Junki from the Intermediate A class.

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Junki runs Balloon animal workshops for his work back in Japan.

Firstly Junki talked the students through how to make the balloon animals and the history behind them. Then he moved onto the workshop where he demonstrated a step by step tutorial on how to make them.

Hope everyone enjoyed their afternoon. There were definitely many laughs coming from the group this afternoon!

 

 

Oktoberfest Beer Tasting

October calls for Oktoberfest celebrations!

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This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students enjoyed tasting some of Germany’s beers and snacks while we celebrated Oktoberfest.

The students were to taste the beers then score them on their score card. Hope you all enjoyed the activity!

Cambridge River Cruise

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Thursday afternoon/night the Lexis Noosa Cambridge students went on a beautiful Sunset River Cruise.

The students enjoyed each others company along side some snacks and great drinks!

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Looked like everyone had the best time.

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Thank you to our awesome Cambridge teachers for organising this for the students.

Welcome to Noosa 2.10.18

On this lovely Tuesday we welcomed 20 new students from many different countries!

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Hanon from Korea, Nicolas, Leonie, Nadia, Chantal, Marie, Kevin and Alex from Switzerland, Karel from Czech Republic, Marie-Zoe from Belgium, Bianca from Lichtenstein, Shinya, Ken, Hiromasa, Asami, Arisa and Asako from Japan, Maria and Aniol from Spain and lucky last Sara from Italy.

We hope you all have a great first day and enjoy Lexis English Noosa.

Yoga in the park

Lexis Noosa students made their way down to Pinaroo Park to enjoy an afternoon of relation to start their weekend.

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A great way to relax and stretch your tired muscles after a long and stressful week of studies.

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We hope you all have a peaceful and happy weekend and see you bright and early Monday morning!

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History of Booing Gari by Gwendoline

Introducing the history of Booin Gari by Gwendoline (IELTS class)

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The Booin Gari festival gathers aboriginal people and Torres Strait islanders to celebrate and share the indigenous culture and to build positive relationships. The term ‘Booin Gari’ means ‘Come this way’. This festival was created in 2008 in Tewantin, the same year as the ‘Sorry speech’ by Kevin Rudd the Prime Minister.

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This year, 2018, the Gubbi Gubbi people hosted the festival in. Noosaville. The Gubbi Gubbi people is one Australian Aboriginal group using the Murri language. The word ‘Gubbi’ comes from ‘Kabi’ which means ‘no’ in Murri language.

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Even if there are subdivisions in the Gubbi Gubbi people (there are many clans like Giga Bora or Kaiya Bora), Booin Gari was hosted by all the Gubbi Gubbi people.

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Rainbow snake and octopus

Thanks to their creative events and performances, they succeeded in sharing a piece of their culture with the Lexis students and festival visitors.

Beach Safety Presentation

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students spent some time with our local representative from the Surf Life Saving Queensland.

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We hope you all learnt a lot about Australia’s beaches and what to do if you need help while swimming. Just remember no flags = no swim!!

 

Student Profile – Dominik from Switzerland

Dominik first came to Lexis Noosa in 2017 and studied for a few months with Charmaine in General English.  He was a great asset to have in the Cooking Option in the afternoon class. He shared his expert knowledge with the class and he improved his vocabulary about food.  After he left he went travelling to Cairns and then south all the way to Kangaroo  Island.

Photo: Dominik in Cooking Class July 2017 & a visit to Cairns in August 2017.

Dominik always had a dream to work in Europe in a group of international chefs.  He worked with world renowned chef Anton Mosmann in London making and serving food at Wimbledon Tennis and at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Photo: Dominik working at Wimbledon and Tottenham Hotspur in London.

Domink returned to Lexis Noosa in September 2018 to further improve his English and to travel some more around Australia.  He did a road trip to Agnes Water last weekend and he has more travel dreams to fulfill.

Photo: Road trip to Agnes Water September 2018.

We loved seeing you again Dominik and wish you all the best for your future career. Hopefully we can visit your restaurant one day.  Your food is always amazing!

Booin Gari Festival

Looks like our Lexis Noosa students had a wonderful at the Booin Gari festival yesterday.

Through song and dance the local Gabi Gabi people, plus other Queensland tribes, told us about their history and culture. It was a wet day but it didn’t dampen the students spirits.

 

Looking for Jobs

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If you need help finding a job or writing your resume please sign up to our Job Workshop with Sam every Tuesday!

Casual Bartender in Noosa Heads – Seek 24.9.18

A bar/pub in Noosa Heads is seeking a casual Bartender (up to 20 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 6 months of experience as a Bartender
  • Have Australian work rights

https://www.seek.com.au/job/37298728?type=standard

 

Casual Kitchen Hand in Peregian Beach – Seek 21.9.18

A restaurant in Peregian Beach is seeking a casual Kitchen Hand (up to 15 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Kitchen Hand
  • Have Australian work rights

https://www.seek.com.au/job/37283299?type=standard

 

All rounder/junior wanted for Health Bar Noosa – Gumtree 25.9.18

All rounder wanted for Blended Health Bar, Noosa Heads
Must have previous customer service and hospitality experience. Coffee experience is a plus!
Please only apply if you have the experience, sound workethic, exceptional customer service, confidence and flexibility.
Hours are between 18-37 for the right candidate
Please apply via email to Lou, with your current CV attached and a paragraph on why you would be suited to the job. Thankyou!

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-heads/bar-beverage-staff/all-rounder-junior-wanted-for-health-bar-noosa/1196157524

Chef required – Gumtree 25.9.18

Chef needed for a variety of services including breakfast, lunch and possibly dinner. Must be able to work in fast paced environment, good at thinking ahead, able to multi task and be a good team player.

Hours will varie, depending on experience but plenty to go around.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-heads/chef-cook/chef-required/1196144528

Chef and kitchen hand – Gumtree 20.9.18

New Italian restaurant opening soon on beautiful Gympie Terrace overlooking the river. We are hiring chefs, cooks, kitchen hands and FOH staff. Full time and casual positions available

We are looking for well presented people with at least three years of experience in the field to join our fun and exciting team.

Email us your resume and we will be in touch to organize an interview.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-heads/chef-cook/chef-and-kitchen-hand/1195738881

Happy job hunting!

Surf Lesson

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What a beautiful afternoon to be at the beach learning how to surf!

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The students picked it up so quickly and were catching the waves into shore. All I could see were smiling faces as they were so happy with themselves for picking it up so quickly.

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Hope you all enjoyed your 2 hour surfing lesson. You all did great.

It’s the Weekend!

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If you haven’t already than you must go exploring through the Noosa National Park! It’s a beautiful walk along a coastal track and stunning views like this one. Don’t forget to look up high for a cuddly koala around the Tea Tree Bay area.

Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets are a must see tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast! It is on Wednesday and Saturday mornings starting at 7am. Just need to catch the bus 630 from the Noosa Junction station and get off at Eumundi Station. Have fun exploring the hand made items at the markets and enjoying all the delicious food and drink stalls. Yum!!

Koala Australia Zoo

Another must see tourist attraction would have to be the world famous Crocodile Hunter Australia Zoo at Beerwah. You can catch a greyhound bus from the Noosa Junction and it will take you there and back for the day. If you need help booking see the wonderful staff members at the Student Uni Travel store located near the school.

Kayak 7 Another weekend idea could be to hire a kayak or stand up paddle board and explore the Noosa River. Just see the friendly staff at Boardwalk Boat Hire down near the Sofitel Jetty in Noosa Heads.

LiveMusic

There is always plenty of music to listen to around the Noosa Heads area!

Cafe Le Monde has live music from Captain Squidlicker & The Sinking Ships starting from 8.30pm Friday night. Join your friends for some dinner and drinks and have a wonderful night out!

Aromas Noosa has the best cocktails in the town. It’s located on Hastings street it’s the perfect location to take a seat and watch the day go by.

The Driving Force Tour are gearing up for an epic night in Noosa this Friday and Cornerstone can’t wait to have them live on stage.

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Nestled among fragrant gum trees, the footy grounds become a hive of activity for the Noosa Farmers Market. The markets offer plenty of different stalls including organic produce, skin care products, marinades, sauces, skin care products, freshly baked breads and cheeses.

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With a weekend of spring sunshine ahead, a swim or surf at Noosa Main Beach sounds like the perfect remedy to a long working week!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mt. Tinbeerwah Walk

This afternoon a group of lucky Lexis Noosa students were able to experience the incredible views of Mt. Tinbeerwah.

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Lexis Noosa students hiked 1km to the top were they were able to take photos of the spectacular panoramic 360 degree views looking over Noosa, the Pacific Ocean and the Hinterland.

The students had a little picnic to enjoy while they relaxed and took in those beautiful views!

Kayaking and S.U.P

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students cruised down the Noosa River on their Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards.

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Such a great activity for the students to see a different side of Noosa enjoying the beautiful hidden sand banks and that incredible view of the Noosa River!

Everyone looked like they had a great afternoon.

 

 

Goodbye 14.09.18

This afternoon we said goodbye to 7 students from Lexis Noosa!

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The Upper-Intermediate class said goodbye to Lillian from Brazil and Jasmin from Switzerland, the IELTS class said goodbye to Inga from Russia, Intermediate said goodbye to Maud from France, Pre-Intermediate said goodbye to Sabrina from Switzerland and Kyotaro from Japan and Elementary said goodbye to Hikari from Japan.

We hope you all enjoyed your studies at Lexis Noosa and your time in Australia.

Safe travels!

BBQ Party @ KB’s!

Last night Lexis Noosa students enjoyed a BBQ and glow party at KB’s night club.

The BBQ started at 6pm. The students got to taste a traditional Aussie BBQ which consisted of sausages, meat patties, salads, chips and a whole lot of drinks 😉 !

Once the BBQ was done Student Uni Travel announced their competition winner. The students had to guess how many jelly beans were in a jar to win an all paid trip to Byron Bay.

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Congratulations to Andrina we hope you enjoy your free trip.

The students then went inside the nightclub to dance the night away at the glow party!

What a great night.

 

 

Noosa National Park Walk

This Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon walking and exploring the Noosa National Park. It was such a wonderful sunny day why wouldn’t you go for a walk and experience this beautiful part of the world!

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It looks like everyone had a wonderful time exploring and getting out into the sunshine!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the next activity.

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Welcome to Lexis Noosa

Today we welcome 20 new General English students and 35 new Cambridge students to our wonderful campus at Noosa.

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General English Students: Yuya, Ayaka, Ami, Yuki, Haruka, and Akira from Japan, Hye Ju, Jae Ho and Ill Sim from Korea, Suvichada from Thailand, Adriana from Brazil, Pere from Spain, Julia, Sereina, Janine, Melissa and Andre from Switzerland and Yu Chun from Taiwan.

10.9.18 Cambridge

Cambridge Students: Samya, Marine, Sira, Janine, Christoph, Andrina, Jessica, Matthias, Julian, Jiska, Celina, Tanja, Ariane, Sarah, Stefanie, Aline, Leon, Celine, Daniel, Gina, Fabienne, Lorena, Luca, Alessandra, Patricia, Dominique, Melanie, Nicole, Celine, Lea and Nina from Switzerland, Carmen from Germany, Josephine from Sweden, Francesc from Spain and Nienke from Netherlands.

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Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon down at Pinaroo Park enjoying some drinks and food while playing volleyball and getting to know one another.

We hope you all have a wonderful time here in Noosa with us!!

Boomerang Painting

This afternoon at Lexis English Noosa the students relaxed while they painted some boomerangs.

The students thought of some great designs. They looked amazing at the end!

Hope you all had a great afternoon . And now you have a souvenir to take home with you to remember your fantastic trip to Australia.

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Job Search

Here are some jobs that I have found online through www.seek.com.au. If you need any help please come to our Job Workshop with Sam every Tuesday at 2.00pm. Sign up at reception!

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Casual Cook in Peregian Beach – Seek 5.9.18

A restaurant in Peregian Beach is seeking a casual Cook (up to 25 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Cook
  • Have Australian work rights

Full time Barista in Noosa Heads – Seek 6.9.18

A cafe/restaurant in Noosa Heads is seeking a full time Barista (up to 45 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at both days at weekends
  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a Barista
  • Have Australian work rights

 

Full time Café All-rounder in Noosa Heads – Seek 6.9.18

A business in Noosa Heads is seeking a full time Café All-rounder (up to 40 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Café All-rounder
  • Have Australian work rights

Team Members Grill’d – Noosa! – Seek 5.9.18

Why Join Grill’d?

Grill’d is a home-grown Australian success story! Grill’d believes in being good, doing good & feeling good and this reflects in the careers & work environment we nurture. Whether it’s connecting with the local communities and giving back to local charities or having the flexibility to enjoy a work/life balance or earning a competitive salary & performance related bonuses or having ownership to support the running of a business alongside a rock star team.

Who You Are;

First and foremost you are a great leader & charismatic people person. You can inspire teams, and support the management team having compassion for your team and customers alike. You love being hands on and leading by example either operationally with regards to compliance, food safety & waste management or delivering first class employee training or customer experiences and “wow” moments. You know how to engage teams and drive results. You’re known for your abilities to organise and multi-task and stay calm and confident under pressure. You are passionate about your career and want to join a company that takes your career as seriously as you do!

The Role;

You would be crucial in driving the customer experience & motivating & engaging the team are second to none. We need people who are focused on articulating and empowering other Team Members with a clear understanding of the vision and actions needed operationally in the restaurant to meet ambitious goals. You would be brand ambassadors & live & breath the Grill’d values of Passion, Leadership, Ownership & Trust.

What You’ll Be Doing;

  • Educating & articulating our vision & values and championing ambitious goals within the team.
  • Consistently creating unrivalled customer experiences
  • Effectively help with the training and assessing teams to increase capacity and performance
  • Setting clear goals and objectives aligned to success and effectively articulating visions to the team creating accountability and ownership
  • Proactively leading the team during service on the restaurant floor, ensuring all stations are performing effectively, the customer experience is memorable & the team are motivated
  • Ensuring all processes and systems are followed and understood by the team.

What You’ll Need;

  • A passion for great food, Grill’d especially!
  • Experience leading, managing, inspiring & training teams in a hospitality, retail or customer service orientated environment.
  • Ability to engage, train and empower your team effectively.
  • A focus on continuous improvement & exceeding customers’ expectations every time to create loyal fans
  • A keen focus on processes and compliance & ensuring quality every time!
  • Compassion for others whether it’s your team, the local community or charities
  • Energy, positivity & resilience with a keen focus on motivating others
  • Target orientated and career driven with the passion and abilities to be successful

Applicants need to be available for a mixture of shifts during the week and on weekends.

Hit APPLY if this looks like what you are searching for in your career!

 

Part time Café All-rounder in Peregian Beach – Seek 5.9.18

A cafe in Peregian Beach is seeking a part time Café All-rounder (up to 20 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 1 year of experience as a Café All-rounder
  • Have Australian work rights

Kitchen Attendant – RACV Noosa Resort – Seek 5.9.18

RACV Noosa Resort requires an energetic and enthusiastic Kitchen Attendant to join its friendly and fast-paced Kitchen team on a casual basis.

As the Kitchen Attendant you will ideally have had some experience working in a commercial kitchen.  It is not essential that you desire to be a chef, however a positive attitude and willingness to work under the direction of the senior chefs is necessary.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Cleaning dishes
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen facility including cool rooms, floors, restaurant and bar areas, pizzeria
  • Moving stock and equipment

To be successful in this role you must have enthusiasm, be energetic and have a ‘can-do attitude’.  This position will operate across a 7-day rotating roster. Weekend and evening availability is essential. Penalty rates apply for weekend and public holiday shifts.

RACV will conduct a criminal history background on candidates subject to current legislation.

 

3.09.18 ~ New students in Noosa

Welcome to the 23 new students at Lexis English Noosa!

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This morning we welcomed Gian, Sabrina, Jasmin, Cristina, Lynn, Julian, Elvis, Dominik and Rahel from Switzerland, Mai, Tomoya, Yoshikazu and Yuka from Japan, Mirco from Argentina, Laia, Hector and Nicolas from Spain, Elena from Italy, Nopparat from Thailand, Ana and Daniele from Brazil, Jin from Korea and Romane from Belgium.

We hope you all enjoy your time at Lexis English Noosa and have loads of fun on your Australian journey.

Job Success

Another happy success story from Job Workshop. After many job trials and interviews with establishments all over town, Barbara Furtado has been offered an amazing job close to school to develop her range of many skills in the hospitality industry. Great Job Barbara. Don’t forget to come to Job Workshop to enhance your resume or to get help finding a job.

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Yoga in the Park

This afternoon our Lexis Noosa students went to the park for a Yoga lesson with Joti.

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This activity will leave you relax and stress free ready to enjoy whatever the weekend brings you!!

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We hope that everyone has a relaxed and happy weekend and we’ll see you all bright and early on Monday morning.

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Ping Pong Tournament

This afternoon Lexis Noosa had the August 2018 Ping Pong competition.

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This month we only had 16 players but it was still very competitive and also super fun!

First prize goes to Rubens, second prize goes Tomas and third prize goes to Yuka.

Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated and had a good go!