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.

 

 

Graduating students 26.10.18

Lexis Noosa says goodbye to 12 graduating students this afternoon!

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We say goodbye to Honami from Elementary

Lukas, Lynn, Asako and Julian from Pre-Intermediate

Sereina, Aneeta, Cristina, Maiko, Ae, Sherry and Eric from Intermediate

We will miss you all!

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!

Ex-student visits!

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Suzie and students

Sayaka Nagano and Mika Aruga met in 2008 whilst studying at Lexis English Noosa in teacher Suzies class. They are still best friends and returned to Noosa to celebrate ten years since their wonderful student days here. There were tears and smiles when they discovered that Suzie was still teaching here and it was a beautiful reunion. Sayaka married an Australian and has settled in Sydney working as a Kindy teacher. Mika lives in Tokyo and works as a medical engineer.  They said that they have still kept in touch with many of their international classmates and will never forget their  happy carefree days as a student in Noosa.

Thank you for coming in and sharing your story with us Sayaka and Mika.

Congratulations on the new job!

Lexis Noosa students have been busy job hunting lately. It only takes a little bit of hard work and determination to find a great job in Noosa! Marie-Zoe attended the Job workshop and received a lot of help from Sam with some great tips on how to get a job.

Marie-Zoe – Upper Intermediate Class

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Where is your new job in Noosa? 

My new job is at Grill’d Healthy Burgers along Hastings Street.

What do you do at your new job?

I am a waitress and help in food preparation.

Congratulations Marie-Zoe and great work on the new job!

 

 

Welcome to Noosa 15.10.18

Lexis Noosa welcomed 15 new students this morning along side of some blue skies and a little glimpse of the sun!!!

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We welcome Tiziano and Valerio from Italy, Sanae from Japan, Bora from Korea, Maria, Belen, Alejandro and Mauricio from Spain, Melanie, Snadra, Emeline, Tobias, Roman, Larissa and Aneeta from Switzerland and lucky last Nicolas from Germany.

We hope you all enjoy your first day at Lexis English Noosa!

 

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!

 

 

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.

Graduation 28.09.2018

Goodbye to our graduating students this week at Lexis English Noosa!

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We only have 3 students leaving us this week. Elvis and Mai graduating from the Elementary class, Dominik graduating from the Pre-Intermediate class and Coco graduating from the Upper-Intermediate class.

 

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We hope you all enjoyed your studies at Lexis English Noosa. Safe travels!

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!

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.