Cheese Tasting

Today our Lexis Noosa students tried 6 different types of Australian and New Zealand cheeses. I wonder what they will think?.?.?

And the winner was…… Mango and Macadamia Cheese!

KING ISLAND BLUE CHEESE – Australia

Blue vein cheese is a unique category of mould ripened cheese as it ripens from the interior, as opposed to the exterior (like soft white cheese). Blue vein has a strong tangy flavour, a pungent aroma and a smooth creamy texture.

TASMANIAN HERITAGE CAMAMBERT – Australia

Tasmanian Heritage Camembert has a wonderfully satisfying smooth, mild and delicate flavour.  Its rind has a dense, even white mould covering, with a slight mushroom aroma, revealing a silky yet firm and pale centre.

 

MAINLAND EPICURE – New Zealand

Our most intensely flavoured cheese – a block of Mainland Epicure cheese has a strong flavoursome bite to it and firm, crumbly texture. This makes it a memorable cheese for those who don’t compromise on taste.

KENILWORTH – Sunshine Coast

A unique blend of mango pulp and macadamia nuts. This cheese is very different and something that every cheese lover should try!

 

MERSEY VALLEY – Australia

Mersey Valley is Australia’s best loved vintage club cheddar! Mersey Valley vintage club cheddar was created over 35 years ago. Mersey Valley Classic has an extra strong bite, which is balanced with a crumbly melt-in your mouth texture. Mersey Valley Classic is a very versatile cheese that is perfect for a platter, as a snacking cheese or for use in cooking.

KING ISLAND DOUBLE BRIE – Australia

A flagship in the premium Black Label range. This Double Brie blends a rich, creamy Brie style cheese with the unique flora of the earthy Brevi culture to give added complexity to both its aroma and flavour. Made with high butterfat King Island milk, the result is a very special artisan cheese.

Graduating Students

Today we had 16 students finish their English courses at Lexis Noosa.

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We have Mia from Michael’s private class, Kai, Cecile and Sawami from Pre-Intermediate class, Alicia, Ayumu and Reina from Elementary class, Marion, Leonardo, Lupo and Manon from Upper-Intermediate class, Maud and Melanie from Intermediate class, Tanja from FCE class and Svenja from CAE class.

  All the best in the future and always keep in touch!

Staff Profiles

Introducing Becky our campus manager!

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We sat down and asked some hard questions of Becky our amazing campus manager to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

English and ‘poor’ German.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I have taught in America, London, New Zealand and Australia. I have been teaching for 42 years.

What places have you lived in?

I grew up in England and moved to Australia in 1982. I have also lived in America and New Zealand.

If you weren’t a campus manager what would you be?

A professional dancer, but I really love my job and really wouldn’t want to do anything else.

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Running in the national park.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

There are turtle nests on our beaches. If you are lucky enough you can see them hatching.

What is your favourite food?

Anything crispy! I also love pasta. bread and pastry.

What is your English tip? 

Take risks. Don’t be shy and speak as much as you can.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Becky our campus manager at Lexis English Noosa. 

Courtyard Fun!

It’s always fun to see our classes use the courtyard to do fun English activities for the students.

Today we had our Elementary classes, Pre-Intermediate classes and Intermediate classes using the courtyard at the same time. Such a fun way to learn English!

Welcome to Noosa

Like to give a big warm welcome to the students starting at Lexis Noosa this week.

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We have Elyne and Adele from France, Lucas, Louise and Megan from Switzerland, Seungkyun from Korea and Nonoka from Japan.

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We hope you have a wonderful time here in Noosa!

Beer Tasting

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, trying some Australian and New Zealand beers with friends. Cheers!!

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This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students tried 5 different beers from Australia and New Zealand.

BEER 1: STONE AND WOOD

Stone & Wood from Byron Bay have burst onto the craft beer scene with some fantastic hand crafted beers including this Pacific Ale which is jam packed full of fresh tropical fruit aromas and flavours. The quintesential summer sessional beer, it has crowd pleaser written all over it.

BEER 2: WHITE RABBIT DARK ALE

Brewed out of the old ‘Little Creatures’ Brewery that was carted across the country from Fremantle (WA), this great dark ale has a great intensity with sweet tones. Medium hops with caramel and toffee notes that lingers for considerable time.

BEER 3: JAMES SQUIRE ONE FIFTY LASHES PALE ALE

James Squire One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale is a crisp finishing, Australian style cloudy Pale Ale with malted wheat for refreshing character and a concoction of hops which create fruity aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus. (Brewed in inner-city Sydney)

BEER 4: CRICKERTERS ARMS LAGER

This easy drinking Cricketers Arms lager was specially crafted to honour friendships and celebrate achievements paying homage to a time where telling stories, cheers and post-match banter was an important tradition. Keepers Lager is crafted using sun-dried malt and infused with citrus Amarillo hops. (Brewed in Laverton, Melbourne)

àLager = effervescent beer light in colour and body

BEER 5: COOPERS EXTRA STOUT

Coopers Extra Stout is a beacon for lovers of a hearty brew. With its robust flavour comprising a blend of fruit, chocolate and hop bitter notes it’s everything a stout should be. Brewed naturally using a top fermentation method, this beer’s unique rich, dark texture comes from specially roasted black malt. (South Australia)

 

Cheers.!.!.! We hope you all had a wonderful afternoon at our Beer Tasting activity.

Graduating Students

Today we say good-bye to 2 of our Lexis Noosa students.

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We have Hitomi from Sam’s Intermediate class and Robin from Kirsten’s Upper Intermediate class.

 We wish them all the best in the future!

Strawberry Picking

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students went strawberry picking at Cooloola Berries. They all picked their own strawberries and indulged in them on the way home. Cooloola Berries is a family-owned and operated business.The farm is a ‘pick your own’ experience like no other and a wonderful activity.

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Hope you all enjoyed the afternoon activity!

FIFA World Cup 2018 – Lexis Noosa

Now we’re getting closer to finding out who will be FIFA World Cup 2018 champion!

Here are the results from the round of 16.

Last 16 final results

Quarter Finals are on this weekend so make sure you get some friends together to watch all of the games! All the game times are listed below and can be watched on the SBS channel.

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For all the results from previous games and additional information head to the whiteboard in the kitchen area!

GOOD LUCK!!

FIFA World Cup 2018

⚽️ For all your FIFA World Cup 2018 information please head to the whiteboard in our common room! We hope you enjoy watching all the games! ⚽️

Round 3

Make sure you cheer on you team while watching them on the TV via the SBS channel.

Good Luck!

Welcome to Noosa!

🤩🎉 Welcome to our new students starting at Lexis Noosa today! Kyotaro, Rumi and Ayumu from Japan, Beatrice and Mathis from France, Sunghyun and Woojin from Korea, Jessica from Brazil, Alba from Spain, Jokab from Germany and Mevelyn from the Philippines. Enjoy your stay!!!

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Welcome to our new TAP students!

Yoga

What a wonderful way to start the weekend than with a yoga lesson.

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

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

Graduating Students

Today we say farewell to 5 of our students!

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Flavia, Livia and Oh from our IELTS class and Lucas and Juan from our Intermediate class.

We wish you all the best in the future and good luck with all your travels and studies.

Round 2 FIFA World Cup 2018

🎉 Heading into Round 2 of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Check out all the game times and where you can watch them along with the results from the first round on our whiteboard at Lexis Noosa! We hope your enjoying the football. 🎉

Round 2

Here are the list of games coming up this week and weekend for you to watch!

Afternoon Fun at Lexis Noosa

We have a fun filled afternoon installed for Lexis Noosa students! Today the student had 2 activities to choose from, watching Jumanji or a water colour painting lesson with Phil. Which one would you choose?

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Water Colour Painting with our Cambridge teacher Phil!

One of Lexis English Noosa’s must do is to take part in Phil’s water colour painting class.

He teaches you all the techniques needed to complete a water colour painting. Step by step you will be painting a lake, mountains and storm clouds and to finish it off you will need to draw some birds, a boat and cabin in the mountains. Sign your picture and then you are finished!

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Good work everyone! Your water colour paintings look amazing!!

Farewell Sandra

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Today the Upper Intermediate class said goodbye to Sandra who was visiting from Brazil. Sandra was with our class for only 3 weeks but hopefully she will be back again to study very soon. You will be missed from our class and we wish you all the very best in the future.

Welcome to Noosa

Welcome to all of our new students starting today at Lexis Noosa!

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We have 8 new general English students starting today. Bartosz from Poland, Hina and Aya from Japan, Jeong Min and Sangyeop from Korea, Silvio and Vanessa from Switzerland and Leonid from Russia.

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And then we have 7 new students doing our Cambridge course for the next 10 weeks. We have Alisson, Fabienne and Joel from Switzerland, Aida from SPain, Hiroko from Japan, Aaron from Malaysia and Josephine from France.

With our new students we decided to play a game or two of Jenga and have some delicious afternoon tea. Yum Yum!! What a wonderful way to relax and make new friends.

   We hope you all had a wonderful time getting to know one another and hope you enjoy your time at Lexis Noosa!

Job Search – Noosa

Job Search

Casual Café All-rounder in Coolum Beach  – Seek

A cafe in Coolum Beach is seeking a casual Café All-rounder (up to 30 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 1 year of experience as a Café All-rounder
  • Have Australian work rights

https://www.seek.com.au/job/36464995?type=standard

 

Casual Café All-rounder in Noosaville – Seek

A bar/cafe/restaurant in Noosaville is seeking a casual Café All-rounder (up to 35 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

https://www.seek.com.au/job/36437078?type=standard

Casual Cook in Coolum Beach – Seek

A cafe in Coolum Beach is seeking a casual Cook (up to 40 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

https://www.seek.com.au/job/36379427?type=standard

 

Cocktail Bartender Required – Gumtree

Paradise Arcade, Noosa is looking for an experienced cocktail bartender to join our team. A Successful candidate must posses; • Attention to detail • Vast cocktail knowledge • Ability to work in a fast paced environment • Can – do attitude • Interest and appreciation for agave products • High customer service standards • Minimum of 12 months prior experience in a similar role We offer a fun, fast paced environment with a great young team. Agave knowledge is provided and assisted with. Please contact hola@paradisearcade.com.au Attention: DYLAN

 

Kitchen hand casual – Gumtree

Busy Noosaville restaurant looking for a experienced kitchen hand to join our small team. Please come in person to wood fire grill at quamby place to hand in your resume and speak with al.

 

Teacher Profile – Lize

This week we are introducing our Teacher Lize!

 

We sat down and asked the hard questions to our  English Teacher Lize to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and Afrikaans.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I learned how to drive when I was 8 years old…… on my grandparents’ farm 🙂

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Australia and South Africa.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

I think I would be a professional photographer or graphic designer.

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Cleaning my house and doing the laundry or taking my dog for a walk on the beach.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

Samba Grill on Gympie Terrace 🙂

What is your favourite food?

Pap, wors en sous (Polenta with tomato and onion relish and traditional South- African farmer sausage)

What is your favourite pastime?

Photography, scrapbooking, watching TV and reading.

What is your English tip? 

Make friends with people who don’t speak your language so that you are forced to speak it all the time. And also READ READ READ!! For vocabulary extension, watch kids TV programs.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Lize one of our General English teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Welcome to Noosa!

Welcome to our Lexis Noosa Family 🙂

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I would like to give a big welcome to our new students starting at Lexis Noosa today. We have Tomas and Petra from Czech Republic, Hitomi and Mikako from Japan and Miae from Korea. We hope you all have a wonderful time at Lexis Noosa!

Koala Cafe by the Customer Service Class

The Customer Service class put all their practice into a real-life situation today when they made lunch for the students at the Koala Cafe.  The class researched recipes and wrote a menu description for their dishes.  The shopped for food and made delicious dishes for the students and teachers to eat.  The Thai Basil Chicken was very popular and there was a choice of tasty desserts either apple pie or warm pancakes and fresh fruit.  The students were able to greet customers and wait on the tables. The washing-up wasn’t as popular though!

We hope you enjoyed our food!

Teacher Profile – Phil

Introducing our CAE Cambridge teacher Phil!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our Cambridge teacher Phil to find out a little bit more about him.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and a little Indonesian.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I have taught many things over the past years. Math, Science, Business and water colour painting. I also have a lot of experience in hospitality and written half a book 🙂

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Noosa, Jakarta and London.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

I think if I wasn’t teaching I would be a lecturer.

What do you like to do on the weekend?

On the weekend you will find me painting, renovating and building.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

The Noosa River is the best kept secret 🙂

What is your favourite food?

Ceviche and Sushi 🙂 Yum Yum

What is your favourite pastime?

I love to paint, travel or anything to do with the outdoors and water. eg. Sailing, camping or surfing.

What is your English tip? 

GET INVOLVED!!!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Phil one of our Cambridge teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Cambridge Graduation

Today we say farewell to our Cambridge students who started their course on the 19th March 2018. We’d like to say thank you for coming to Lexis Noosa and we hope you all had an amazing time here with us. Good luck with your speaking exams tomorrow and other exams over the weekend and next week.

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CPE Class with teacher Tim Bloxsome, Dario, Yanik, Dominik, Mateus, Isabela, Carmela, Roman and Adrien.

CAE Phil

CAE 1 Class with teacher Phil, Santiago, Cloe, Nicole, Max, Nina, Erica, Noee, Pasquale, Tatjana, Sandra, Aneta and Rachel.

CAE Kirsten

CAE 2 class with teacher Kirsten, Guilherme, Sarah, Isabela, Lucie, Marta, Lara, Noelia, Nina, Rafael, Manuela and Lyndon.

FCE Suzie

FCE 1 class with teacher Suzie, Basil, Nerea, Jacqueline, Alex, Celine, Jeanne, Claudia, Marta, Cate, Alejandra, Ria and Kishiko.

FCE Kerri

FCE 2 class with teacher Kerri, Saad, Raquel, Marc, Jeremias, Martin, Ramona, Romina, Oh, Luiza and Jasmin.

We wish you all the luck and happiness in the future!

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WE DID IT!! 🙂

Intermediate Cooking Lesson

Maria and Sam’s class combined forces today and used their English skills to make pasta.  The students made the pasta dough from scratch and made delicious Pici Pasta with basil pesto and cheese.  Everyone enjoyed a break from their books and learning new skills.

Movie Afternoon

This afternoon our Lexis Noosa students enjoyed watching The Greatest Showman while eating some delicious popcorn and lollies. Yum Yum 🙂

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Welcome 4.6.18

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A huge welcome to Lexis Noosa’s four new students this morning.

We have Nayoon and Hyeon-Tae from Korea, Rika from Japan and Sandra from Brazil. We hope that you all have a great first day at our lovely school.

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See you all at 2pm for the Noosa Local Tour! We will go for a walk around the Noosa Junction and I’ll show you the most important stops around town such as the medical center, banks, good cafes, where to buy a bus card and sim card, the supermarket and loads more.

After the local tour I recommend making your way down to Noosa Main Beach because it will be looking just as beautiful as this picture!

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BBQ Party!

Last night we had a great BBQ party to celebrate Cambridge’s last student night with us here at Lexis Noosa as they will be busy next week prepping for their exams.

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We enjoyed a lot of great food, drinks and a whole lot of laughs.

The night was crisp so of course the dance moves had to make an appearance to warm everyone up haha! Hope you all enjoyed the night.

Ping Pong Competition!

30.5 4This afternoon Lexis Noosa students participated in a Ping Pong Competition. We had 32 players all together and played off until we reached 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Great job to everyone who came along and participated in the tournament.

Congratulations to the boys who finished in the top three!

Max 3rd place, Yanik 1st place and Dario 2nd.

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Graduation!

Congratulations to our 7 Graduating students at Lexis Noosa this afternoon. We have Vera and Adilton from Elementary, Kanna from Pre Intermediate, Sibel, Stella and Nicolas from Intermediate and Chloe from FCE!

Goodluck with everything in the future!

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Check Out Next Weeks Activities!

Have a look and see what activities Lexis Noosa is offering this week!

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Job Workshop

On Tuesday the 29th May 2018 at 2.00 pm we have our wonderful Job Workshop with Sahra. She will help you write your resume, practice interview questions and look for jobs. Don’t forget to sign up at Reception!

Wednesday 30th May 2018

EnglishConversation Club

On Wednesday the 30th May 2018 at 2.00 pm we have a conversation club where students can enjoy something to eat while practicing their English.

Table Tennis

We also have a Table Tennis Tournament on Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 2.00 pm. Who will be crowned champion of Lexis Noosa?…… Turn in next week to find out.

Thursday 31st May 2018

Grammar 2

On Thursday we have our wonderful Grammar class with Lize. Looking to improve your English for FREE! Why not come along and try our Grammar Class, it’s run every week on Thursday and don’t forget to sign up at Reception!

Thursday 31st May 2018

Night

We say farewell to our Cambridge students with a Aussie BBQ at Lions Park!

Friday 1st June 2018

Belly Dancing

If you haven’t experienced Bel’s Belly Dancing before than Friday is the day for you. Come along for some fun and exercise in Room 12 at 2.00 pm! Sign up at Reception.