Lexis Noosa’s Working Stars

Here in Noosa we have many amazing students who find a way to balance studying English, working and enjoying the beautiful beaches. Mireia is one of these students and she has been generous enough to share her experience with us. 

Mireia

Mireia has been in Noosa since December 2016 and she works at the Boathouse, a popular riverside restaurant on the shores of Noosa River. She has been working there as a dish-washer since January and she likes it because she has the opportunity to meet locals and because they sometimes give her food.

She works about 20 hours a week and feels that the job has helped to improve her English because she has to speak English in the kitchen with the other staff. If you’re looking for a job in Noosa she recommends writing a really good description of your skills. She also believes that local employers are looking for hardworking and flexible employees.

She sent out many resumes and after a month of looking got the job through a friend who was working there. She feels that working as a dishwasher was much more difficult than what she expected beforehand.

Snap! Snap! Crocodile Alert!!!

Group group

What are the class doing?  It’s okay the crocodile is safe and was cubed and put in a delicious marinade!

crocodile meat

We designed three different marinades from fresh ingredients and left the crocodile to tenderise overnight.  We had the stir-fried cubed meat as a kebab with healthy fresh vegetables and rice.  Our chef Karina showed us how to present the rice in an attractive way using a measuring cup to form half a sphere.  This is why she is the professional! Fabulous Karina!

Students thought that the crocodile meat was similar in taste to chicken but had the texture of fish.  It is a delicacy in Australia and all the students had a try!  It’s good to try new foods when we visit a different country!

Hip Hop with Wakana

What could possibly be better than a hip hop class on a Friday afternoon to get you ready for the weekend?

Our incredibly talented student’s Wakana and Asako made up a dance for Lexis Noosa students to learn as our Friday afternoon activity. Thanks for taking the time to make up the dance and teach it to us. You girls have some serious dance moves. Thank you to everyone that came along and I hope to see some of the dance moves at our next student night!

Head over to the Lexis Noosa Facebook to see the dance!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lexisnoosa/

DaceDance 5Dance stretvchDance x

 

Lexis Noosa Breakfast

Ramadan Mubarak to all of our Saudi Arabian Students.

This morning our Saudi Arabian National Guard Officers prepared a breakfast for the whole Lexis Noosa school. Thank you for the beautiful start to our day!!

Graduated Students

Congratulations!

Our Military National Guard Officers Abdullah, Abdulrahman & Bader have graduated  today! We are all so proud of you guys. Enjoy seeing your family back in Saudi & best of luck at Flight school! 🎉❤️

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Meet the Neighbours

The writing class did their closing task using many of the skills they had practised over the 3 weeks of the option class.  The task was to find a neighbour close to Lexis and to write questions and interview them about their life in Noosa.

Students composed questions based on an article we read in Backstory Magazine.  Each students composed a question and we all agreed on five common questions to ask our neighbours.  We visited our neighbours and recorded the interview.  We then transcribed the interview.

Hana

Carolina works in the Travel Agent next to Lexis.  Many students book trips with her and use her services on a regular basis.

Hana: Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?

Carolina: The weather is always nice and it is a quiet place.

Hana: What do you love about Noosa?

Carolina: I love the beaches.  I recommend you visit Sunshine Beach.

Hana: What do you think is the most important local issue in Noosa?

Carolina: I can’t think of anything right now!

Hana: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local  government?

Carolina: Yes, I think so.

Hana: What’s the best place in Noosa?

Carolina:  I think Sunshine Beach is a good location to live and work.

Awad

Shalini owns Mystery Spice restaurant with her husband who is a chef.  Many students enjoy food from their restaurant.

Awadh: Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?

Shalini:  I love the lifestyle, even when you are working it is still relaxing.

Awadh: What do you love about Noosa?

Shalini: It is the relaxing lifestyle again!

Awadh: What do you think is the most important local issue in Noosa?

Shalini: The work is a problem there is not enough work for young people.  My son wants to be an engineer so he will have to go away to study.

Awadh: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local  government?

Shalini: Yes, I think they are good.

Awadh: What’s the best place in Noosa?

Shalini: Noosa Junction! It’s where the locals go!

 

Nick works at Frank’s Gym in Noosa Junction.  It’s Noosa’s original gym and students can walk to the gym from school to exercise.

Khalid:  Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?

Nick: Surfing and the sunshine!

Khalid: What do you love about Noosa?

Nick: I love the people!

Khalid: What do you think is important in Noosa?

Nick: The sense of community and the way people help each other

Khalid: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local  government?

Nick: The Noosa Council is good they listen to you.

Khalid: What’s the best place in Noosa?

Nick: Frank’s Gym of course!