Conversation Club

Conversation Club

Today we had our Kindai High School students in the kitchen area speaking and practicing their English! Looks like they are having so much fun!! Good work Kindai!!

Welcome to Lexis Noosa

Welcome to Lexis Noosa Minako, Roger, Anne, Christina, Manami, Shota, Natalie, Yuto, Fabio, Kimiko, Niko, Daigo and Sandra. Hope you all have a wonderful time here!!

4.2.19

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!

Meet Student Philipp Hänggi

 

My Stay in Noosa by Philipp Hänggi

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Phillip recently studied at Lexis Noosa both in general English and in an Accelerate Small Group Class. He kindly agreed to share his experiences with us. This is his story.

 

My stay in Noosa

My name is Philipp and I live in Switzerland. I decided to brush up on my English before starting a new job in Switzerland. I took some General English followed by an Accelerated Small Group Class. The combination of both courses was excellent. Both for meeting new exciting people and improving the language.

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Phillip in his small group class

I chose Noosa because of its nature, beautiful long beaches and because I prefer a charming town rather than a crowded city.

When I arrived in Noosa, I was even more impressed than I had expected by how green it was everywhere. It also means that there are always colourful birds twittering and bush turkeys sometimes with cute chicks around. No wonder that the bush turkey is the symbolic animal of Noosa.

I stayed at a homestay to get the experience how Aussies live and to improve my English even more. It was a very valuable decision which I really enjoyed.

There are plenty of activities people can do in and around Noosa. After school, I usually went surfing which is a must-do in Noosa for anyone of any skill from beginner to expert.

I also went paragliding many times to fly alongside the beach or over the gorgeous National Park to experience a wonderful sunset from a bird’s eye view. That was definitively one of my greatest highlights in Australia.

A bit less adventurous but no less interesting was jogging or walking through the National Park and looking for some Koalas which were hiding in the trees.

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With teacher Kerri and classmate Vanessa

Another amazing thing was simply the remarkable friendliness of the local people. It did not take long to get invited for a drink on the beach or even for a barbeque at their house.

That kindness is already reason enough to come back to Australia.

I am already looking forward to planning my next adventure Down Under and visiting some old friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga Class

Today our wonderful Lexis Noosa students enjoyed a Yoga class down at Pinaroo Park.

It’s such a wonderful activity to do leading into the weekend! Leaving you feeling amazing and relaxed ready to start the weekend!!

 

 

Games Afternoon at Noosa

This afternoon we pulled out every game from our storeroom and had a fun filled delicious afternoon playing all different types of games with some amazing snacks! Yum Yum!!

Our games included Jenga, Uno, Connect Four, Monopoly, Twister, Pictionary and a brand new foosball table!

Noosa National Park

Today our students went exploring at the Noosa National Park.

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Nestled on the doorstep of the famous tourist town of Noosa, this popular park features some of South East Queensland’s most picturesque scenery. Discover secluded beaches, rugged coastal features and views from the iconic headland at Noosa Heads. Spot dolphins frolicking in the ocean at Boiling Pot and Dolphin Point, and be thrilled as thunderous waves crash into the rocks below Hell’s Gates. Keep your eyes peeled for a diverse range of wildlife that live in the park, from sleepy koalas perched on branches to glossy black-cockatoos squawking overhead.

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We hope you all had a wonderful time at the Noosa National Park and can’t wait to see you all on the next activity!

Graduation

Today we say good bye to 5 amazing Lexis Noosa students that have completed their general English courses. We are also saying good bye to 19 of our TAP (Teenage Activity Program) students that have been with us over for 2 weeks.

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Romain from Kerri’s Pre-Intermediate class.

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Juan Jose from Sam’s Intermediate class.

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Seungkyun and Larissa from Annette’s Upper-Intermediate class.

Michelle

Mami from Michelle’s Upper-Intermediate class.

Maria

Paul

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TAP students – Nono, Ayana, Miyu, Mao, Aoi, Hayato, Koshiro, Miu, Yu, Sona, Fuka, Mayumi, Shusei, Keisuke, Nagisa, Moe, Fumiya, Mana and Shungo.

Activity Calendar – Lexis Noosa

Welcome back to Lexis Noosa for 2019!

We have a lot of exciting activities installed for 2019 and here you can find out what we will be doing for the month of January!

January Calendar

Remember you need to sign up at Reception for all of the activities!!

Welcome to Noosa

☀️🤩 Super excited to be starting at Lexis Noosa this week!! Welcome to Urban, Andrea, Luca, Manuel, Miu and Rian. We hope you have a wonderful time in Noosa!

17.12.18

Christmas Desserts in Cooking Option

The class made 3 no-bake desserts today using some fresh local fruit.  The strawberry ice-cream and passion fruit cheesecake were a big hit! The chocolate mini-puddings flew off the plate and everyone enjoyed the Christmas crossword whilst we ate!

Jasper – Work Experience

☀️🤩 Thank you Jasper for coming to Lexis Noosa for you work experience! We have really appreciated you being here! Thanks for helping Corina and Stefanie prepare for their Cambridge exam!

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Pizza Party – Student Night

Last night we had a Pizza Party at Lions Park to celebrate the 80 students that were finishing this week at Lexis Noosa!

 

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Such a beautiful sunset for our pizza in park for student night!!

We hope you all enjoyed your student night and can’t wait to see you on the next one!!

It’s Friday!

Looking for something to do on the weekend? Here are a few suggestions to get you started!!

Junction Twilight Markets – 16th November 2018

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The Noosa Junction Twilight Markets are every third Friday of the month. Join the fun for a night of street food, artisan stalls and live music.  There’s also a pop up bar with happy hour prices all night.  The Noosa Junction Twilight Markets are held from 5pm to 9pm in Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction.

 

The Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets

Renowned for its locally made artisan treasures, there’s no other market quite like it. Mark it in your diary – open rain, hail or shine every Saturday and Wednesday. https://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/

Noosa National Park

Noosa National

Nestled on the doorstep of the famous tourist town of Noosa, this popular park features some of South East Queensland’s most picturesque scenery. Discover secluded beaches, rugged coastal features and views from the iconic headland at Noosa Heads. Spot dolphins frolicking in the ocean at Boiling Pot and Dolphin Point, and be thrilled as thunderous waves crash into the rocks below Hell’s Gates. Wind through lush rainforest, fragrant open woodlands and heathlands exploring 15 kilometres of walking tracks. Walk along clifftops boasting unforgettable coastal views before leaving your footprints on pristine sandy beaches.

Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine Plaza

The Sunshine Plaza is the biggest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast. Why not spend the day exploring the shopping centre, watch a movie at Events Cinema or have lunch at any of the wonderful restaurants along the Maroochydore River.

 

The Noosa Farmers Market

Noosa Farmers Market

Nestled amongst the fragrant gum trees, every Sunday a hive of activity takes place. The Noosa Farmers Market is packed with locally-produced seasonal produce that will make your mouth water. Come along for the spectacular fresh food and produce and experience the Noosa Farmers Market for yourself.

 

Noosa Marina Markets

Noosa Marina

After your leisurely Sunday breakfast or before a long Sunday lunch at Noosa Marina, take a stroll through our Sunday markets. The Noosa Marina markets operate every Sunday from 8am to 2pm. Our art, craft and local produce market has an idyllic setting on the deck and overlooking the Noosa River, located just seven kilometres from Hastings Street. Take your time strolling around the many market stalls, where a variety of locally made craft items can be found along with the freshest of local produce. Click here to see the Sunday Markets map The atmosphere is alive with music and entertainment from local and interstate musicians. When it’s time to go home, let the Noosa Ferry take you on a relaxing ride from the markets to one of the stops along the river. New stallholders are welcome throughout the year, and most of our stalls are protected from the elements, providing the perfect year-round selling venue.

 

Noosa Main Beach

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We have one of the best beaches in the world right on our door step!!! If you are looking for something to do on the weekend why not spend the day at Noosa Main Beach! You can take a picnic, go for a swim, have lunch at one of the famous restaurant along Hastings Street or just sun bake! Don’f forget to take a towel, your sunscreen and your camera. If you take any photos hashtag #lexisnoosa so we can have a look!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend 🙂

 

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!

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!

Welcome to Lexis Noosa

Today we welcome 20 new General English students and 35 new Cambridge students to our wonderful campus at Noosa.

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General English Students: Yuya, Ayaka, Ami, Yuki, Haruka, and Akira from Japan, Hye Ju, Jae Ho and Ill Sim from Korea, Suvichada from Thailand, Adriana from Brazil, Pere from Spain, Julia, Sereina, Janine, Melissa and Andre from Switzerland and Yu Chun from Taiwan.

10.9.18 Cambridge

Cambridge Students: Samya, Marine, Sira, Janine, Christoph, Andrina, Jessica, Matthias, Julian, Jiska, Celina, Tanja, Ariane, Sarah, Stefanie, Aline, Leon, Celine, Daniel, Gina, Fabienne, Lorena, Luca, Alessandra, Patricia, Dominique, Melanie, Nicole, Celine, Lea and Nina from Switzerland, Carmen from Germany, Josephine from Sweden, Francesc from Spain and Nienke from Netherlands.

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Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon down at Pinaroo Park enjoying some drinks and food while playing volleyball and getting to know one another.

We hope you all have a wonderful time here in Noosa with us!!

Welcome to Lexis Noosa

Today Lexis Noosa is welcoming 7 new students to our wonderful family.

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We have Miriam and Katja from Switzerland, Inga from Russia, Ariana from Andorra, Franziska from Austria and Junki and Mami from Japan.

Welcome to our Lexis Noosa family and we hope you have a wonderful and exciting stay!

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.

 

 

Welcome to Lexis Noosa

Welcome to our new students starting this week at Lexis Noosa.

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We have Yuichiro, Hikari, Yuka, Yumi, Kurumi, Shizuka and Haruka from Japan, Tina and Linda from Switzerland and Yebin from Korea.

We hope you all have a wonderful time here in Noosa!

Customer Service

It’s great to hear that are talented students are getting work in the area.  Rafa is a chef from Brazil and did the Customer Service course.  He learned lots of new words about food and practised his speaking and pronunciation.  He grew in confidence and fluency and is now working as a chef in the local area,  His teacher Lize heard about a vacancy from a friend and thought Rafa would be perfect!

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Misato is now working in a kitchen and waiting tables after a reference from her teacher Maria!  You never know who your teacher knows!

Maria and Maisto

Looking for a Job?

Job Search

Casual Cook in Tewantin – Seek 21.7.18

A cafe/restaurant in Tewantin is seeking a casual Cook (up to 25 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 3 years of experience as a Cook
  • Have Australian work rights

Apply on Seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36769345?type=standard

Casual Bartender in Noosa Heads – Seek 20.7.18

A bar/pub in Noosa Heads is seeking a casual Bartender (up to 20 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 6 months of experience as a Bartender
  • Have Australian work rights

Apply on seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36768317?type=standard

Casual Café All-rounder in Noosaville – Seek 20.7.18

A bar/cafe/restaurant in Noosaville 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 least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Café All-rounder
  • Have Australian work rights

Apply on seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36768011?type=standard

 

Casual Waiter/Waitress in Peregian Beach – Seek 19.7.18

A cafe/restaurant in Peregian Beach is seeking a casual Waiter/Waitress (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 3 years of experience as a Waiter/Waitress
  • Have Australian work rights

Apply on seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36756112?type=standard

Room Attendant RACV – Seek 20.7.18

Room Attendant

Company description:

RACV operates in the areas of motoring and other transport, the home, leisure and travel, and retail. RACV has more than 2000 employees who work under the leadership of an 11-member non-executive board and Managing Director and CEO Neil Taylor.
Job description:

Located in the heart of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in the tranquil surroundings of Noosa Heads, the stylish and contemporary RACV Noosa Resort offers members and guests studio suites, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, Precinct villas and Enclave Luxury villas.

We are seeking enthusiastic and hardworking individuals for cleaning roles, to help maintain our 5-star accommodation rooms and public areas on a casual basis.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning the bathroom, making beds, vacuuming the floor, dusting to a superior standard;
  • Replenishing all amenities in a timely manner;
  • Public area cleaning including main pool areas, rubbish collection;
  • Linen delivery and collection, attend to linen requests for rooms;
  • Outside room cleaning including tiles and balconies.

To be successful you must have:

  • Previous experience in housekeeping, particularly cleaning within a 4-5 star resort or similar property is highly regarded;
  • Strong organisation skills;
  • A positive friendly ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Excellent presentation and attention to detail and
  • The ability to work within a team and show initiative.

These positions will work across a 7-day roster. Weekend and flexible availability is essential to be considered, along with your cheery manner.

If you would like to join a friendly hardworking team at our resort, please submit your application today!

RACV will conduct a criminal history check on applicants subject to current legislation.

 

Apply on Seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36763567?type=standout

 

 

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!

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!

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.

Incredible Students

Introducing one of our incredible students at Lexis Noosa, Beatrice from Pre Intermediate.

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My name is Beatrice, I’m French and I have lived in Italy for 34 years.  I learned English at school a long time ago and I sometimes attended English courses.  I speak French and Italian and I’d like to be able to think in and speak English too.

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 I was worried about being an older student, but I am happy that my age is not a problem in Lexis. I am happy and comfortable in the school and have met some nice students.  At the moment my English is very bad, but I am sure that I am making progress with the lessons at Lexis.  I am looking forward to learning more English skills in the school.

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To stay in Australia for 3 months I am going to try to get a job as a masseuse or a cleaner.  Any job will be good for me as long as I can improve my English at the same time.

Welcome to Noosa!

Welcome to our Lexis Noosa Family 🙂

11.6.18

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!

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.