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!

Welcome to Noosa 17.09.18

This morning Lexis English Noosa welcomed 16 new students!

Javier, Raquel and Gaugeric from Spain, Jinhee, Yeran, Jinyoung and Woo Jeong from Korea, Joana.F, Joana.K and Vanessa from Switzerland & Honami, Kento, Mayu, Kasumi and Kiichi from Japan.

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We hope you all enjoy Noosa and improve your English skills!

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!

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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Goodbye to our finishers!

Goodbye to our 12 graduating students at Lexis English Noosa.

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This afternoon we said goodbye to Yuichiro, Nonoka, Peter, Jeong Min, Leonid and Yuka from the Pre-Intermediate classes, Hina and Aya from the Intermediate classes, Franziska from Upper-intermediate and Emily and Max from the IELTS class!

We will miss you all.

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.

Graduating students 31.08.18

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It’s Friday which means that we say goodbye to some students at Lexis Noosa.

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We farewell Kazuki, Beatrice and Mikako from the Intermediate B class with Annette, Neno and Daisy from Upper Intermediate with Michelle and Kerri, Haruka from the Elementary class with Kirsten, Yumi and Kurumi from Intermediate A with Sam and last but not least Sidonia, Madlaina and Tomas from Cambridge.

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Hope you all enjoyed your time at Lexis English Noosa and made many happy memories while you were in Australia!

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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.

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

 

Lexis presents ‘Love Simon’

Friday afternoon calls for relaxation time!

We opened the ‘Lexis Cinema’ for the afternoon to have a screening of ‘Love Simon’. The students were provided with some popcorn of course to snack on while they watched their movie.

The students were so relaxed and ready for a great weekend. Hope you all enjoyed the wonderful movie.

Let’s learn some Muay Thai

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.

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

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Hope you all loved learning some Muay Thai.

 

 

Sunset River Cruise

An afternoon well spent on the Noosa river!

Thank you to everyone who came on the Sunset River Cruise.  I had a wonderful time dancing and having a drink with you all. I hope you all come on the next activity!

Table Tennis Competition

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students battled it out for fame and glory to find out who is the best student at Table Tennis.

16 wonderful students took on the challenge but there can only be one winner……….

Congratulations to Jin for winning our Lexis Noosa Table Tennis Competition and second place went to Rubens and third place went to Joel.

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Thank you everyone who participated and came along to cheer on your friends.

 

 

 

 

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.

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. 

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. 

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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Graduation 1.6.18

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Goodbye to our graduating students!

Today we are saying goodbye to Ricky, Dong Hee, & Won from South Korea, Yuki, Chika & Kaori from Japan and Yannick & Marc from Spain. It’s a very sad day as these students have been with us for such a long time.

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We will miss you guys! Goodluck with your travels and please be SAFE.

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.

Cloe’s Lexis Noosa experience!

My name is Cloe Barnet, I am from Nendaz in Switzerland

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How did you find your first couple of weeks on the Noosa campus and Lexis?        

My first couple of weeks in Lexis was amazing! Everyone at Lexis was very welcoming and the weather was truly stunning.  I arrived in February and was surfing at Noosa beach in my very first week!  That was a pretty cool experience!

Why did you choose Noosa to study?

I really wanted to avoid an Australian capital city and Noosa is famous for amazing beaches which is what I was looking for!

What do you like most about Lexis and Noosa?

The teaching staff and support staff were really friendly to me and I like the chilled out environment of Noosa.

How is your classroom experience at Lexis?

I am studying towards my Cambridge Advanced Level Certificate and the classroom experience is really challenging however my teacher introduces interesting activities and games to assist in my learning.  

What are your future plans when you finish your Lexis English studies?

I am travelling to New Zealand when my course finishes and then I will return to Switzerland to commence my Bachelor in Zoology  

My passion is to work with polar bears and travel to Alaska to assist in the conservation challenges this amazing animal faces. 

What do you do in your spare time?

I like exploring so I have been through Fraser Island, Australia Zoo, through the amazing National Parks and beaches here and normally on a Thursday or Friday night I go out with my friends to dance and catch up!

Staff Profile – Cathy

Introducing our Homestay Manager Cathy!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our staff member Cathy to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? 

I speak English and Welsh.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is actually a name of a town in Wales and it is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the place with the longest name!

What places have you lived in?

I have lived in Wales, Bahrain and Australia but my favourite one would have to be beautiful Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.

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

I would definitely be a News Reporter.

What do you like to do on the weekend?

On the weekend you’ll find me on the Noosa River or at the Beach.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

A secret car park in Hastings Street… but I’ll never tell you exactly where haha!

What is your favourite food?

Vegetables and salad.

What is your favourite pastime?

I love exercising and socialising.

What is your English tip? 

Just keep practicing!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Cathy one of our staff members at Lexis English Noosa. 

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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Boomerang Painting

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon relaxing & listening to some music as they paint their awesome boomerangs.

The students thought of some great designs! They could be the real deal ;).

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Hope you all had a great afternoon. You now have a great souvenir to take home with you to remember your fantastic trip to Australia annnnd remember us here at Lexis English Noosa hehe.

Goodbye & Good luck

Today at Lexis Noosa we have 7 Graduating students! We hope that you have all enjoyed your time at Lexis Noosa and achieved the levels of English that you desired throughout your studies.

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So we say farewell to Sebastian, Mina and Monica from Switzerland, Michina from Japan, Jasmin from Germany, Alexandre from France and lucky last Claudia from Italy. Good luck as you embark on your new journey whether its working, further studies or starting a great travelling adventure.

 

Teacher Profiles – Kerri Deacon

Introducing our Cambridge FCE teacher Kerri!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our teacher Kerri to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? I speak Strine and English.

What is something we don’t know about you? I bet you didn’t know that I love to read 🙂

What places have you lived in? I have lived in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Meekatharra, Adelaide, Burra, Julia Creek, England and Scotland.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? I think I would still be searching for a career.

What do you like to do on the weekend? I like to spend time with my family and walking my dog.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret? Shhhhhhh……. Noosa’s best kept secret is the river mouth at sunset. 

What is your favourite food?  My favourite food is anything fresh and tasty!

What is your favourite pastime? I enjoy reading, swimming in the ocean, walking and seeing new places.

What is your English tip? Always try to speak English outside of the classrooms.

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

Poker Face

It’s getting serious at Lexis Noosa for the Poker Tournament as the students spend their afternoon playing a game of Texas Holdem Poker.

We saw many poker faces but also a lot of smiles as friends try to out bet each other.

Hope you all enjoyed the activity.

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Welcome 8.5.18

A very warm welcome to all of the new students this morning at Lexis English Noosa!

We are welcoming Victor from Spain, Jeremias, Max, Camille, Nadia and Livio from Switzerland, Vera, Adilton and Rubens from Brazil.

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Enjoy your very first day at Lexis Noosa and we hope your journey in Australia is everything that you expect and more. Let’s hope that this weather clears up and you can explore all of Noosa’s best kept secrets.

First week in Noosa?                                                                   

This is what you need to see, know and do:

Laguna Lookout Sunset

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Pack a picnic and head up to Laguna Lookout for one of the most amazing Australian sunsets you will ever see!

 

 

Noosa National Park

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Noosa National Park’s Coastal Track is one of the great walks of the Sunshine Coast. You’ll see turquoise water, white sand, frolicking dolphins and a native forest with koalas.

 

Noosa Main Beach

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Make your way down to Hastings Street and grab an ice cream of your choice and melt away while you stare into the magical waters of Noosa Main Beach.

Say Cheeeese!!!

Lexis Noosa students had a great afternoon tasting some of Australia’s awesome cheeses along with a little bit of wine of course!

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MERSEY VALLEY CHEDDAR

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.

TRILOGY CLUB CHEDDAR

This trilogy club cheese takes vintage cheddar and pairs it with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like summery herbs and sundried tomatoes. Just one nibble will have you hooked. The South Cape Trilogy range includes 3 cheeses, each cleverly combined with a selection of unique flavours.

JINDI TRIPLE CREAM BRIE

As a dessert cheese, the Jindi Triple Cream is very rich and full flavoured. Its butter- like texture melts in your mouth and the taste lingers for some time. Beneath the white mould bloom lies a glorious golden interior.

KING ISLAND BLUE CHEESE

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 and creamy texture.

TASMANIAN HERITAGE CAMAMBERT

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.

KENILWORTH CHEESE

Cheese has been made in Kenilworth for more than 60 years. The Cochrane family, dairy farmers in the region for six generations. They recently purchased the Kenilworth cheese factory and it is now known as Kenilworth Dairies. The Cochrane farms provide the freshest, highest quality milk from their farms, a short distance away in the Mary Valley. This milk is made into the delicious cheese, yoghurt, mousse, and ice cream produced at Kenilworth Dairies.

Hope you all had a great afternoon. Enjoy the long weekend

Happy working Girls

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Congratulations to Diana and Chiharu for getting a job so quickly!

We can’t thank Sahra from Zapala People enough for helping our students. Diana and Chiharu went for a job interview 2 Weeks ago and got called back for a second one to then be told that they got the job at the new Teppanyaki restaurant in Noosa Junction.

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Exciting days!!!

Let us know how you like working here in Australia. Can’t wait to see how much you improve your English.