Strawberry Picking

This afternoon Lexis Noosa students went strawberry picking at Cooloola Berries. They all picked their own strawberries and indulged in them on the way home. Cooloola Berries is a family-owned and operated business.The farm is a ‘pick your own’ experience like no other and a wonderful activity.

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Hope you all enjoyed the afternoon activity!

Meet our awesome-sauce Teacher Sam!

 

Introducing one of our (best looking) Lexis English Noosa Teachers. SAM THE MAN

We sat down and asked the hard questions to our  English Teacher Sam to find out a little bit more about him.

What Languages do you speak? 

I am semi fluent in British English and my Australian English is at an Upper Intermediate Level.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I am a qualified tour cruise operator and work in the heart of Noosa. O’ Captain, My Captain 🙂

What places have you lived in?

Los Angeles, Heathrow Airport, Singapore Airport, Sydney (Everywhere), Adelaide and of course Noosa.

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

I would definitely have a career that mixes Entertaining and Language/History. So probably travelling around Europe as a tour guide, partying only once a year 😉

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Working on a boat or contemplating writing my novel underneath a tree in the middle of a park somewhere in the heart of Noosa.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

Rumba Wine Bar, somewhere along Hasting Street.

What is your favourite food?

I EAT ANYTHING…

What is your favourite pastime?

Making Gelato for a living.

What is your English tip? 

Watch a movie in English without subtitles and write down any words you know or think you know. Before you watch the movie again, see if you can write a brief summary of what happens to each character in the film. Then watch again with subtitles and you’ll probably be quite close with your synopsis.

Particularly, if it is a Superhero Movie.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Sam one of our Legendary General English 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. 

Ping Pong Competition!

30.5 4This afternoon Lexis Noosa students participated in a Ping Pong Competition. We had 32 players all together and played off until we reached 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Great job to everyone who came along and participated in the tournament.

Congratulations to the boys who finished in the top three!

Max 3rd place, Yanik 1st place and Dario 2nd.

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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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Monday Starters 21.5.18

Good morning from everyone here at Lexis Noosa!

We have 3 new starters at Noosa this morning. We welcome Deborah from Brazil and Miyuki and Yuki from Japan.

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We hope that you have all enjoyed your first day.

Image result for good morning it's mondayEveryone at school this morning looks very tired and cold as the temperature has dropped to 12 degrees. Hopefully with the sun out it heats up fast!

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.

 

Activity sneak peak!

Ooooh check out our activities for next week.

On Monday we will welcome all of the new starters with a local tour showing them around the Noosa Junction area. Tuesday consists of Job Workshop with Zapala People. Wednesday we have Yoga in Pinaroo Park. Thursday is Grammar Workshop and Friday we have Dodgeball at Pinaroo Park. Lost of great activities this week!

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Don’t forget to come into reception to sign up everyone. Have a great weekend!

Welcome 14.5.18

Welcome to the 8 new students at Lexis Noosa this morning and the 3 returning students!

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We welcome Jaehee from Korea, Mio, Ayu, Aoi(Emily) and Eunji from Japan, Jan from the Czech Republic, Jessica from Switzerland and Seksan from Thailand.

Lucas is from Brazil and he is returning for another 6 weeks of General English. Fabio is also from Brazil and is returning for a further 6 weeks of IELTS. And last but not least we have Livia from Slovakia that has returned to study 4 weeks of IELTS.

Hope you all enjoy your fist day at the school and if you are a returning student your first day back! Enjoy the sunny weather and the crisp temperature.

 

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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Goodbye! 11.5.18

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Today we say farewell to 7 great students at Lexis Noosa. Most of the students have been with Lexis for over 20 weeks so it is very sad to see them go today.

Today we have 3 students graduating from their IELTS course; Francesco, Lucas and Felipe. Xavier from FCE 2, Laura from CAE and Misaki and Irma from Upper Intermediate.

See ya later alligators. Good luck with everything in the future!

Surfs up in Noosa!

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This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students made their way down to Noosa Main Beach for an afternoon of surf lessons and a whole lot of fun!

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The surf lesson is for 2 hours which includes a safety talk and a quick demonstration on how to paddle and stand up.

Music Workshop

What a wonderful way to learn English than with a musical workshop!!

Thank you to our teacher Sam for putting together a Musical Workshop so that our students could improve their English. Our Lexis Noosa students learnt the song “Stand By Me” by Ben E King in the workshop and then performed it in front of a live audience.  Thank you for the wonderful performance!

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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.

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.

One last visit

We love visits from our old students! Elisa studied General English at Lexis Noosa for 17 Weeks before graduating at an Intermediate level. She has been working in Australia since she finished her studies in August 2017. Elisa is finishing her Australian Journey with one last visit to her favourite teachers before returning to Korea to create new memories with her best friend that she met through Lexis Noosa.

Elisa will travel over to France to visit her best friend. They have always talked about travelling to France together and now that it is finally happening they can’t be happier! It’s great to see that you two have kept in contact and are perusing your dreams. Goodbye Elisa and good-luck on your new journey with your friend!

New and improved Job Workshop!

Lexis Noosa has partnered with Zapala People to create the best Job Workshop for the Lexis Noosa students. Zapala is a “Happy small team, focused on recruiting, training and placement of awesome talented people across the logistics, hospitality and housekeeping industries”.

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Lexis Noosa couldn’t be happier to be helping our students as much as we possibly can. Zapala will be helping our students to write their resume, get their TFN & ABN, fill out new employee forms, help with superannuation and of course help finding them a job.

 

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!

Aussie Food Tasting

What a way to spend the afternoon than with a good old Aussie Food Tasting session!

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The Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon trying the good old Aussie favourites like Vegemite, Milo, Lamintons, kirks soft drink, Anzac biscuits, Caramello koalas, red frogs and many more.

Unfortunately I don’t think Vegemite was anyone’s favourite………

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I’m glad everyone was having a good time and found something yummy to eat.

See you all on the next activity!

 

Jobs!!!!

  1. FOOD & BEVERAGE STAFF

Amazing Silver Service Food and Beverage Staff for Noosa Food and Wine FestivalWe are looking for fantastic silver service food and beverage and wait staff to fill the dozens of hospitality shifts currently available at Noosa Food and Wine Festival, through Sidekicker.

Sidekicker is a on-demand talent platform, which has like Uber an easy-to-use mobile app, you will be sent available shifts straight to your phone.  Earning extra cash has never been easier (or more fun!).

What you’ll have:

  • Clean, professional clothing and stellar grooming habits
  • Friendly, energetic and hard-working attitude
  • Extensive experience in food and beverage service having worked for top hotels, venues and restaurants
  • Wait staff must have the following skills:
    • 3 plate carry
    • 5 plate clear
    • Wine presentation and pour
    • Hot plate carry

What you’ll get:

  • Work at The Noosa Food and Wine Festival, choosing shifts that fit with your schedule
  • Gain experience with some of Australia’s biggest brand names
  • Fantastic hourly rates, with the potential to earn up to $33 per hour

About Sidekicker:

A tech start-up based in Australia and New Zealand and backed by SEEK, Sidekicker is a temporary staffing platform that instantly connects businesses with the help they need: Sidekicks like you! Apply today! The Event isn’t until May but we’re recruiting NOW! You will need to come to our Brisbane office for your onboarding.

2. WAITER

Sumi Open Kitchen, inspired by Japanese counter dining, encouraging an interaction between the customer and chef.

The menu focuses on (however not limited to) local seafood ,vegetables and organic meats grilled over charcoal, known as kushiyaki.

We offer a three, five of seven course menu accomodating to individuals preferences.

There are 28 seats including 13 around the bar and additional seats outside within the atrium.

Single bookings of up to 20 guests are possible.

Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 – 9:30PM

As a restaurant manager of Sumi Open kitchen you will bring

  • Great hosting skills – na make everyone feel welcome and can connect and build rapport with our locals and regular diners.
  • Has a conscientious, positive leadership style to lead a professional team committed to delivering a superior dining experience
  • Is an organised, clear communicator with the high level of attention to detail required to deliver the best dining experience for all our customers and create value for our business.
  • Has the experience and understanding of what’s required to open a restaurant.

In the role you will be exposed to all elements of the business, Reporting directly to the owner operators and enjoy lots of support from the owners and staff.

3. WAITSTAFF

The Venue…

Rickys is a stunning venue located in Quamby Place between Noosa and Noosaville – looking out onto the beautiful Noosa River. Awarded 1 Chefs Hat by the Good Food guide, this bustling 120 seat restaurant serves new edge cuisine, with an impressive menu created by our very talented Chef Josh Smallwood. The team at Rickys operate like a tight knit family, always ready to welcome a new member, especially one who is just as passionate about food and wine as they are!

The position…

Rickys restaurant is on the hunt for incredible section wait staff who enjoy a fast-paced environment & have a true passion for the hospitality industry! A unique food style teamed with an incredible wine list, this restaurant will give you the chance to extend your knowledge & palette to contemporary flavours.

As a staff member in this restaurant you will be owning your section across a very busy floor. You will be given full training to really guide guests through the extensive (and delicious) menu & beverage lists. At Rickys, guest experience is paramount so if you are engaging, bubbly and have an awesome attitude than what are you waiting for…apply now!

If you would like to apply please send your CV to David our GM at david@rickys.com.au or get in touch on 07 5447 2455

4. WAITSTAFF

Wait Person Moondoggy’s Café Bar-187 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566.

– Applicants must live within 30 mins of Noosa on Sunshine Coast and have own transport

– Applicants are to have at least 3 years experience working in a café

  •  Experience as a Wait Person taking orders, serving guests and clearing tables
  •  Experience as a Barista
  •  Experience in Juice Bar

– Applicants must have current RSA

– Approx 30 plus hours a week on roster – must be available Monday to Sunday Earliest start 6am and latest finish time approx 5.30pm (dependent on guest trade). Some shifts are morning or afternoon only and others full day.

– Must be friendly and enthusiastic and willing to work as a member of a small team

– Must have a strong guest focus and positive attitude and want to work in the hospitality industry

– Must follow procedures and wear uniform and badge and safe shoes.

– Applicants are advised this café has a no drug and no alcohol staff policy.

– Applicants are advised  that this café may undertake Police checks

– Applicants must live locally to interview and trial and in Australia. This position offers no relocation allowance.  Applicants must be Australia residents or citizens.