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

Woman walking on track in Noosa National Park’s Coastal Track Sunshine Coast

 

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.

Graduating Students

Congratulations to our graduating students at Lexis Noosa today!

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We say goodbye to Sasha from IELTS, Nadia from Pre-Intermediate, Yara and Rafael from Intermediate, Valentine and Maxime from Upper-Intermediate and Sayaka from FCE. We hope you have enjoyed your time at Lexis Noosa. We wish you all the best for the future and safe travels!

Sunset River Cruise

Yesterday afternoon Lexis Noosa students and teachers made their way down to the Noosa River for a sunset river cruise. This is a great opportunity for the students to meet new friends, improve their English and see different landscapes of Noosa Heads.

The students enjoyed some nibbles and drinks while they sat back and relaxed taking in the beautiful sunset.

 

The night was followed with a cozy bonfire, plenty of laughs and all round good vibes.

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Hope you all enjoyed your night!

Welcome 23.4.18

Welcome to our four new students at Lexis Noosa!

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This morning we are welcoming Sebastian, Mina, Rachel and Juliette from Switzerland.

We hope you all enjoy your time at Lexis English.

Fun in the sun!

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding down the beautiful Noosa River.

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Everyone looked like they had a great time!

Hope you all had a nice cool down swim because it was so sunny and hot this afternoon.

Welcome 9.4.18

This morning Lexis Noosa welcomes 11 new students to join the Lexis Family!

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We welcome YooJeong, Sang Geun, Yong Min and Won Yeong from Korea. Yutaro, Mayu and Shiori from Japan. Ampardo and Yannik from Spain. Lara from Germany and Lydia from Switzerland. I hope you all have a great first day. Enjoy Noosa Heads as much as you can while you are here because when you leave I promise you will miss it a lot!

Thursday Fun

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

This morning Lexis Noosa students received a visit from the easter bunny. Each class were given easter eggs to nibble on in class!

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Hope you all have a fabulous long weekend. Don’t eat too many chocolates!

Easter Afternoon Fun

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students spent their afternoon making cupcakes! The cupcakes where decorated easter style. The students were able to make three different types of cupcakes.

They all looked great everyone!

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Enjoy your weekend .

Pizza Party

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Last night Lexis Noosa students made their way down to Lions Park to enjoy a night full of Pizza for the monthly Lexis Noosa student night!

Hope you all enjoyed the night filled with plently of laughs, good vibes and beer.

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The sunset was so beautiful.

Lexis Style

Assessment and Reporting Lexis Style

At Lexis, our 360 degree support is also reflected in our Assessment and reporting.  On arrival, student visa holders are given a detailed study plan during their initial interview which is given to their teachers and also forwarded to their agents.

During their second week, all students are given a feedback survey and asked to report on their class, their teacher and the administration staff. We also check if everything is fine with their accommodation and host families. For our student visa holders, this is followed up by a personal interview with the academic manager. This way, any initial problems or worries can be resolved quickly and efficiently.

Every four weeks, all students will have a personal interview with their class teacher and receive a full written report.

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The teacher will address each English skill, and how the student is progressing compared to their initial testing and for the level that they are studying in. They are given academic advice and suggestions for GIL (guided individual learning). The student also completes a report on their teacher and learning. This 360 degree reporting enables us to monitor our students and our academic teaching methods and ensure the best possible outcomes.

Every student will receive a final exit report and certificate in their last week.  The student is asked to complete a detailed exit survey to give us feedback on all areas of their Lexis Noosa experience including accommodation and activities.

Welcome 19.3.18

This morning we welcomed 4 new General English students and 24 new Cambridge students to our Lexis Noosa campus.

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Welcome to our General English starters: Vanessa from Italy, Silvia from Switzerland, Kurt from Switzerland and Sibel from Turkey. 

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And welcome to our Cambridge starters!

Celebrating the first day of Cambridge, the whole school went down to Cornerstone Pub to enjoy a cold beverage and some delicious snacks put on by Lexis English Noosa.

Hope you all enjoyed the afternoon! Don’t forget to say hello to all of our new students when you see them around the school.

Picnic Afternoon!

What could be better than an afternoon of eating food and enjoying the beautiful views of the Laguna Lookout.

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The lookout has an incredible panoramic view that takes in Noosa. You can see the ocean, river and the distant hinterland.

The view will take your breath away.

Looks like all of the students enjoyed their afternoon filled with plenty of laughs, fun and scrumptious food.

Finding Love at Lexis Noosa

 We love hearing stories that warm our hearts.

Rainer Keller was a student at Lexis English Noosa that studied the Cambridge CAE course with our wonderful teacher Phil back in 2014. Rainer said that when he was studying at Lexis he met the love of his life Keiko who was also studying at Lexis. We are so glad that you both found happiness together.

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This is the beautiful email we received from Rainer Keller:

I’m writing to you 4 years after I left Noosa because Lexis changed my life forever and I wanted to share this with you. At school I met a wonderful girl from Japan, who became my wife just 2 years later. This is me together with my wife Keiko Okuyama at our wedding party in Japan, and 3 other former Lexis students (Miiku Sako and Ayane Kawagoshi from Japan & Donghoon Lee from South Korea).

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Now they are happy parents with a gorgeous baby girl, Yuna.

 

Akiko Miyamoto

We love getting visits from old students.

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Akiko studied General English at Lexis Noosa for 17 weeks back in 2015. After her studies Akiko completed farm work to get her second year visa to then move up to Cairns. In Cairns Akiko got a housekeeping job and worked on an overnight boat for a year. The job was 5 days on and 3 days off and her job consisted of housekeeping duties, kitchen hand and training for her dive master to then be a tour guide for the scuba divers.

Akiko said that the best part of her job was the free scuba diving everyday!

She met people from all over the world and absolutely loved her job. Now Akiko is moving to New Zealand to work on a ski resort on the South Island. We love hearing happy and exciting travel adventures from our ex-students.

Thank you for visiting Akiko Miyamoto.