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!

Teacher Profiles – Maria Mauger

Introducing our Intermediate teacher Maria!

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Maria with her Intermediate A class – May 2018

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

What Languages do you know?¬†English and French. I’m trying to learn Spanish ūüôā

What is something we don‚Äôt know about you?¬†I’ve spent a year travelling around Australia doing volunteer work. Ask me for some travel tips!

What places have you lived in? I have lived in London, Sydney and Noosa.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? I would be a florist or floral designer.

What do you like to do on the weekend? I like to go to the beach and playing / watching sport with my dogs and kids.

What is Noosa‚Äôs best kept secret? It’s still a secret that I haven’t discovered yet!

What is your favourite food?¬† Ooh! I LOVE cooking and baking, there’s not much food I don’t like.

What is your favourite pastime? Talking, reading and eating.

What is your English tip?¬†Talk to someone new each day whether it’s a student at Lexis or a random stranger! You can learn new vocabulary and you may make a new friend!

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

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!

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

Graduation Students

Today we say farewell to 8 Lexis Noosa students. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours and wish them safe travels within Australia and to their home countries.

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We have (Willie) Yong Min and (Harry) Sang Geun from Pre-Intermediate classes, Fabian, Patricia and Chiharu from Upper-Intermediate class, Gabriela from IELTS class and we have Yaar and Elena from our Cambridge CAE classes.

Make sure you keep in touch and let us know how you are going!!

Tie Dye Party

We had such a wonderful night at the Lexis Noosa Tie Dye Party!

Our Lexis Noosa students spent the previous afternoon dying their own T-shirts beautiful different colours so that we could wear them to the Cornerstone Pub for our Tie Dye Party. Looks like everyone was having a wonderful night making friends, listening to music and playing pool.

Looking forward to our next student night!! ūüôā

Teacher Profile – Chris Orvis

Introducing our Academic Manager Chris!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to some of our Teachers to find out a little bit more about them.

What Languages do you know? English and a tiny bit of Japanese

What is something we don’t know about you?¬†I used to be a Kindergarten teacher

What places have you lived in? Canada, Japan and now Australia

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? A boat driver

What do you like to do on the weekend? Checking out a different local market early on a Saturday morning

What is Noosa’s best kept secret is? A dessert shop called Fiona’s Fancies very close to our school

What is your favourite food?  Pumpkin Pie

What is your favourite pastime? Golfing, fishing and watching TV

What is your English tip? Live and work with people from different countries and force yourself to speak English.

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

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.

Afternoon Fun at Lexis Noosa

Colourful Afternoon

Our Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon mixing colours and coming up with the perfect colour combinations for their Tie Dye T-Shirts.

Tie Dye 2.5.18 1  We showed them how to do 2 different types of designs for their Tie Dye shirts, a swirl pattern or classic stripes.

In true Lexis Noosa tradition, we will wash our shirts off tonight and wear them to school tomorrow and also down to our local pub for our very own Tie Dye Party!! WooHoo!!

 

Aussie Adventure

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students also had a Aussie Slang Workshop to help them understand our tricky accent. Our teacher Sam showed them the classic Aussie slang that can be heard around the Noosa area and also had time to show them how to use a stock whip.

Aussie Slang

May Activities

Let’s have a look and see what’s planned for the month of May at Lexis English Noosa.

May Calendar

There’s so many activities to do this month, I’m sure you will find something exciting to do! We’ve even thrown in some more free workshops to help you practice your English. We hope you all have a wonderful time with us here at Lexis Noosa and don’t forget to come to reception and sign on for your activities or if you have any questions about the calendar.

 

Welcome

We are super excited to welcome 4 new students to our Lexis Noosa family!

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We have Beatriz from Brazil and Jasmin from Germany Sherry from Taiwan and Loredana from Croatia. Two more students will be joining us tomorrow – Rafael and Larissa from Brazil.

We hope you have a wonderful time here at Lexis English Noosa. Don’t forget to explore this beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast especially through the Noosa National Park.

Mount Coolum

Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon on a beautiful walk up Mt. Coolum National Park.

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We love visiting this mountain because it is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most spectacular coastal views. The students get to see some of Australia’s rare and threatened plants, wildflowers, birdlife and geology feature on their walk up the mountain.

We hope you all enjoyed the walk! Have a great weekend and we will see you Monday morning.

 

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!

Travel Diaries

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Wow what adventures Caroline Burri had travelling around Australia.  It was great hearing about all her experiences after she planned them in the travel option class!  Caroline spent two months on the road and managed to cover most of Australia in this time!  She went to beautiful National Parks, swam on both coral reefs and spent time exploring the major cities.  We are lucky to have a travel agent on site who helped her book her tours.  Maria loved chatting to her and seeing her photos.  When she was asked Caroline said that she had really appreciated the friendly people, the amazing adventures and the breath-taking natural wildlife.  If she could change one thing it would be to spend more time travelling!

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.

Noosa National Park

Will it or won’t it rain? It was a little tricky this afternoon as we were making our afternoon activity plans. The Noosa National Park walk was on the agenda but wasn’t sure if we would make it through the park dry.

But four of our beautiful Lexis Noosa students were on a mission to have an adventure and find some amazing Australian animals and of course have fun along the way!

 

 

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.

 

Welcome 16.4.18

Welcome Lexis Noosa

Welcome to the 7 new students at Lexis English Noosa!

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Kanna and Ikumi from Japan, Simone and Karin from Switzerland, Claudia from Italy, Hyongjun from Korea and Alexandre from France.

We hope you all have a wonderful time here in Noosa and welcome again to the Lexis Noosa Family!

Volleyball

What a beautiful way to start the weekend! The Lexis Noosa students spent the afternoon playing volleyball at our local watering hole, KB’s Backpackers.

Competition was fierce as the students played against each other to see which team would be victorious. Good luck!

We hope you had a wonderful afternoon and can’t wait to see you on our next activity.

What to do this weekend…..

Here are some ideas for you to do over the weekend. Have fun exploring the Sunshine Coast.

THE ORIGINAL 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.

Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia.

 AUSTRALIA ZOO

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Australia Zoo – Your ultimate wildlife adventure and conservation destination!

Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals.

Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!

Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of our snakes, birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum.

You can also learn heaps about our amazing animals by booking in for one of our animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!

 

 

SEA LIFE – Mooloolaba

Underwater world

Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths at Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

Explore 16 themed zones and soak-up the amazing view from the sea bed in our 80 metre ocean tunnel. Get up close to over 10,000 creatures including Australia’s largest collection of jellyfish. Meet our rare weedy sea dragons, our resident seals plus over 20 species of shark and rays. With 14 fun talks and animal feeds, including our family favourite seal presentation, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

 

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park

Walk in the Noosa National Park. Make sure you bring your walking shoes on any visit to Noosa. The Noosa National Park is at the end of Hastings Street and features spectacular coastal scenery and provides a home for many animals including koalas and birds.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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!

 

Belly dancing

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon than with a Belly Dancing class. Starting with some relaxing stretches to get the body warmed up and ready to shimmy.

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Head over to our facebook to see some great videos of the belly dancing moves!

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¬†Caf√© Bar-187 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566.

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

РApplicants 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.

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

РApplicants are advised  that this café may undertake Police checks

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

 

Welcome to Noosa

What a beautiful morning to welcome 5 new students to Lexis Noosa! If you see them around the school don’t forget to say hello and make them feel welcome ūüôā

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Starting with us we have Vander Jose from Brazil, Misato and Ayaka from Japan, Diana Lizeth from Peru and Paul from France.

We hope you all enjoy your time at Lexis English Noosa. And don’t forget to speak ENGLISH!

English Only