What’s on This Week

Let’s have a look at what activities are being done at Lexis Noosa this week!

12.11.18

Welcome to Noosa

We would like to welcome our 15 new students to Lexis Noosa! And we hope you all have a wonderful time here!

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We have Maria from Peru, Dario, Aline, Silas, Manuela, Chiara and Silvo from Swizerland, Sergio, Sandra, Olga and Juan from Spain, Ulrike and Melanie from Germany and Azusa from Japan.

Farewell Charmaine

Today we say good-bye to this wonderful woman, Charmaine who has decided to retire from teaching. Charmaine has been with us since 2013 and we have loved every minute of it!

Good bye Charmaine

Charmaine, we will miss your gentle manner and warmth in the staff room. Your elementary students will be very sad to say goodbye to you and will miss your thoughtful and patient teaching.

We wish you all the best for your future.

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Graduation

Today we are saying good-bye to 8 of our Lexis Noosa students.

Marga and Yebin from our Pre-Intermediate classes.

Nadia, Kiichi and Linda from our Intermediate classes.

Mayu from our Upper-Intermediate class.

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Joana and Nicolas from our IELTS class.

Good luck to everyone finishing today and safe travels around Australia.

Muay Thai Class at Noosa

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students learnt some Muay Thai moves.

The students walked down to Pinaroo Park where the lesson was going to take place. First of all the teacher showed us some moves and quickly ran through the background of the sports so that we could get an understanding of what Muay Thai Martial Arts is and the history behind it.

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We love doing these kinds of activities so that the students get to learn about different cultures!

Hope you all loved learning some Muay Thai.

HALLOWEEN FRUIT CARVING

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students had a blast carving out some fruit!

The students were able to choose between a Watermelon, Rockmelon, Honeydew, Oranges, Pineapple or Capsicums.

They all looked amazing. But we did have to choose a winner…. Congratulations to the Honeydew team!!!

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HIIT Exercise Class

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This afternoon Lexis Noosa students participated in a HIIT class taught by our wonderful homestay coordinator Simona.

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The students were excited it get a little bit of exercise in before the weekend! But there were also many laughs and a lot of fun had.

In the class they did many different exercises such as squats, lunges, bridges and much more.

 

 

How do I get an RSA certificate?

If you need a job which requires an RSA certificate please come to our Job Workshop to find out how to get your RSA! It’s on every Tuesday at 2pm with our amazing teacher Sam.

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A Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate allows you to work in businesses which serve alcohol.

It only takes a couple of days and costs around $80.00.

Please remember that you are an international student which means that you must complete the RSA through a Cricos registered institution.

See you at Job Workshop!

Let’s get our Zumba on!

What a great activity to get us through the middle of the week.

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The students had a blast dancing their afternoon away with the wonderful Nella from ZumbaNoosa!

There were many laughs and a lot of smiling faces.

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Hope you all enjoyed the afternoon!

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!