New Students 29.01.2018

Welcome Simea & Gabriel!IMG_9191Simea is from Bern, Switzerland where she works as a Social Worker. She is here to improve her English so she can understand and speak with people while travelling. She chose to come here because she wanted to visit her friend and enjoy the beach & the waves.

Gabriel is from Osório, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil where he just graduated from University studying Cookery, he was also working part-time in a Real Estate Company. He is here to improve his English as he intends to works as a Chef so needs to be able to speak English. He chose to come to Australia because it is a developed and beautiful country and wants to enjoy the beaches and outdoor activities like surfing.

Hope you have a wonderful first day. 🇨🇭 🇧🇷 🇦🇺

Congratulations Sergio!

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Congratulations Sergio on finishing your General English course here at Lexis Sunshine Coast! Sergio demonstrates a broad vocabulary and appropriate usage, especially when speaking. Good luck & all the best in the Business Course.
See you around ☺️

HSP: UFOs And The Unexplained

Recently there was a post from the HSP blog featuring photos of the students graduation ceremony. In those photos, students are holding their certificates along with a mystery photo. There have been questions as to what these photos are, so I would like to clear up any rumours that may be circulating.

THE UFO STORY

It was back in week 17 when the class went out to park for a casual hunt for the unexplained, objects in the sky, mysteries … unidentified flying objects (UFOs)! Several students caught glimpses of some wizzing by in the sky and some even took snapshots of them mid-flight. Here are some of the UFOs that were caught on camera by some of our students:

We were all very excited about the discovery and the photographic evidence that we had of these UFOs, however, before we could celebrate there was a sudden turn of events. the UFOs we were chasing … suddenly began chasing US! There was a rush of loud noises and lights everywhere, and although none of us can remember many details about the event, I was lucky enough to snap this picture:

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It’s clear from the photo that we were all very lucky to have a narrow escape from these UFOs. I think we must have upset them a little too much after taking photos, but one thing’s for sure, we will all certainly have a very big and a very strange story to tell!

Until next time …

Owen (Teacher of H.S.P.)

JOBS AROUND THE SUNSHINE COAST!

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Are you in search of a job? As summer time is high season for hospitality and retail jobs, now is the perfect time to start applying!

Get your CV ready (come to see Annie during job workshop on Tuesdays at 2-3 pm if you need help with it) and get started with the application process.

 

Dejavu Cafe – Cook Wanted

Where: Mooloolaba Esplanade, QLD, 4557
About:  Cook wanted for extremely busy cafe on Mooloolaba Esplanade. Must have minimum 3 years experience.
Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35332130?type=standard&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-3155548
Kunara Organic Marketplace – Barista Wanted
Where: 330 Mons Rd, Forest Glen QLD 4556
About: We’re looking for a passionate, service focused individual to join our team working at Kunara Organic Marketplace.

Your passion for great coffee, desire to provide an exceptional customer experience and ability to work as part of a team will see you succeed in this role.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Previous proven experience working within a high volume cafe as a Barista
  • Excellence in customer service, able to promote sales by understanding customer’s needs
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic in the undertaking of duties to a high standard
  • Able to work well in a team and independently, with good time management skills.
  • Ability to show initiative and resourcefulness who takes pride in their working environment.
  • Friendly, positive personality.
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and individually
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Flexibility across retail trading hours including weekends and public holidays

In return we provide:

·         Continuous coaching and development opportunities

·         Growing company with career opportunities

·         Fun and positive work environment

If you feel this role fits your experience and personality, and want to join a team who are committed to creating a healthier, happier world by enhancing health through good food – APPLY TODAY!

Contact:  See link to apply
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35330748?type=standard&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-3665274

 

Baristas / Coffee Enthusiasts / Customer Service Gurus

 

Where:

Merlo Coffee – Sunshine Plaza

About: Why settle for “just a job” when you can have an exciting career with Australia’s favourite coffee!

Merlo Coffee has dedicated itself to serving premium fresh espresso and roasting speciality beans and blends in Brisbane for over 25 years.

We are currently looking for experienced Baristas who are passionate about people and quality coffee to come and join the team at Sunshine Plaza.

This is an exciting opportunity that is ideal for those who are looking to gain more experience in the coffee industry – particularly in terms of career progression into Management positions.

We are looking for individuals with:

  • A passion for coffee – join a team that is obsessed with the taste of coffee, single origin coffees, the process from tree to cup, teaching customers to brew at home.
  • A genuine love of customer service – this means making customers happy and striving to keep them coming back;
  • At least 25 hours of availability each week;
  • At least two years barista experience – ideally with some shift management experience also.

We understand the importance of investing in our staff… that’s why at Merlo we can offer you:

  • A highly professional, fast-paced, fun and energetic working environment;
  • A fantastic platform for professional growth and support within the coffee industry;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience from tree to cup, with in-store training;
  • Great platform for career growth.

If you think you would be a welcome addition to the Merlo family, apply via the link below. Join us in our passion for providing quality coffee and customer service!

Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35288992?type=standout&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-5093827

Uber Eats Delivery – Drive or Bike or Scooter

 

Where: Sunshine Coast
About: Have a car, motorcycle, scooter or bike? Become an Uber Eats delivery partner and help deliver food from your city’s best restaurants to hungry people across the city. Delivering with Uber Eats is a great way to earn money on your own schedule; simply sign on to the partner app and you’re set to go. It’s a simple and convenient solution for people looking for an earning opportunity that fits into their schedule.

What you need to know

  • Earn great money: The more you deliver around busy dinner times, the more you earn!
  • Be your own boss: Deliver meals around your own schedule.
  • Getting started is super simple: Signing up to be an Uber Eats delivery partner is quick & easy!
  • Get paid weekly: Get earnings deposited into your bank account weekly.

REQUIREMENTS

Delivering by Car

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Hold a full Australian driver’s licence
  • Hold third party property damage insurance or comprehensive cover for your car
  • Ensure your car is currently registered and CTP-insured in the state you are delivering in
  • Access to a 1990 year or newer car

Delivering by Motorcycle or Scooter

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Hold a valid Australian motorcycle licence (probationary or full)
  • Hold third party property damage insurance or comprehensive cover for your vehicle
  • Ensure your vehicle is currently registered and CTP-insured in the state you are delivering in
  • Access to a 1990 year or newer motorcycle or scooter

Delivering by Bicycle

  • Be 18 years old or older, and be fit and able to ride a bicycle!

All of our delivery partners must pass a background check.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Our delivery partners come from all backgrounds and industries – anyone can deliver with Uber and earn great money!

Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35282026?type=standout&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-5282682

Food & Beverage Attendant- Novotel Twin Waters Resort

 

Where: Novotel Twin Waters Resort, 270 Ocean Dr, Twin Waters QLD 4564
About: A premium 4-star holiday resort nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Maroochy River, Novotel Twin Waters Resort offers a pristine beachfront location, set amongst 14 hectares of natural bushland and situated around a private beach-lined lagoon. Novotel Twin Waters Resort is conveniently located 5km’s from the Sunshine Coast Airport and an hour’s drive north of Brisbane.

Novotel Twin Waters resort is seeking a number of expert Food & Beverage professionals to drive quality and excellence in our conferencing and banqueting department.

We are looking for people who have ambition and passion for this industry, who love people and love looking after people.  We want you to revel in being part of the Accor culture and bring that X factor which makes you stand out from others.
What we need:

A strong background and demonstrated experience in Food & Beverage specifically banqueting.

Outgoing personalities, positive attitudes with initiative and flair

A love for this industry and thrive on exceeding guest expectations

Immaculate presentation with good communication skills

Current RSA certificate

Full availability mornings, days and nights over 7 days

If you think you’ve got the personality and the ability to break that mould, we want to see what you’ve got! Send through your application now!

Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35276011?type=standard&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-5415361

Casual Bartender in Mooloolaba

 

Where: Mooloolaba
About: A cafe/bar/restaurant in Mooloolaba is seeking a casual Bartender (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 Bartender
  • Have Australian work rights
Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35264992?type=standard&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-5576382

Chef/Cook

 

Where:  Kawana Surf Club
About: The Kawana Surf Club on the Sunshine Coast requires an experienced cook or chef to join their team.

The Successful candidate will need to be-

  • available for 20-28+ hours per week
  • be available to work over a 7 day roster including nights and weekends.
  • Have experience in a similar role, trade qualifications not essential
  • Able to work individually and as part of a team

Reporting to the head chef your role will be to help with service and prep work..

Contact: Please send resume to manager@kawanasurfclub.com.au if you meet the above requirements.
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35260665?type=standard&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-5670455

 

Casual Bartender in Maroochydore

 

Where: Maroochydore
About: A restaurant/bar in Maroochydore is seeking a casual Bartender (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 1 year of experience as a Bartender
  • Have Australian work rights
Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35241334?type=standard&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-5850294

Cook Duporth Tavern – Maroochydore

 

Where: Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore
About: The ideal applicant must have the following attributes:

  • Relevant qualification – at least Certificate III in cookery & 1 yr exp busy kitchen
  • Be able to work well in a team environment
  • Experience working in a busy fast packed kitchen, grill work & wood fire oven
  • Work well under pressure
  • Appreciate quality and pay attention to detail
  • Be dedicated and passionate about furthering their career
  • Take pride in their work and their appearance
  • Own transport
  • Able to work on nights and weekends as rostered
Contact: If you meet the requirement for this position please forward your resume to admin@duporthtavern.com
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35228435?type=standard&userqueryid=af6a9392db71331c4e1f3ed8edbd8fa3-5948333

Room Attendant- Novotel Twin Waters Resort

 

Where: Novotel Twin Waters Resort, 270 Ocean Dr, Twin Waters QLD 4564
About: This is your opportunity to join our diverse Housekeeping team. As a key member, you will be representing our friendly and professional service philosophy.

Key duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cleaning guest rooms; including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, floors, and corridors to the hotels high standards for guest arrivals and room moves.
  • Ensuring all service areas are fully stocked with guest amenities, advertising material
  • Ensuring towels and linen are refilled, replaced and stored correctly
  • Performing any basic maintenance, or report and coordinate major maintenance requirements
  • Reporting any lost property following correct hotel procedures
  • Ensuring all equipment is maintained, used and stored correctly
  • Using appropriate chemicals for cleaning purposes ensuring safe work practices are maintained

As a successful candidate you will have:

  • A friendly, customer focused attitude with the drive to provide total customer satisfaction
  • Initiative to ensure that interactions with our customers are positive and efficient
  • A good eye for detail & previous cleaning, customer service or hospitality experience
  • Excellent communication skills & a high standard of grooming and presentation
  • The ability and flexibility to work in a 24 hour, 7 day working environment
  • In return for your commitment, we will provide fully laundered uniforms, fantastic career and training opportunities and excellent working conditions with a supportive and fun team.

    We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this role.

Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35171601?type=standard&userqueryid=62ab410b2858e5b3b3f84024026285fb-6163129

KITCHEN HAND

 

Where: Nambour RSL
About: The Multi-award winning Nambour RSL Club is currently seeking a Kitchen Hand.

Our dedicated team work across 2 outlets and cater for a large and diverse customer base by providing an exciting and fresh menu selection.

This is an excellent opportunity for a fit, enthusiastic and energetic person. The successful applicant must possess a strong work ethic and enjoy a team environment. This role will include managing the wash up area, stores and cleaning for 20-30 hours a week.

Experience in a high volume restaurant is strongly desirable.

Must have own reliable transport and be able to work over a 7 day roster including evening work.

Only applicants required for an interview will be contacted.

Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35145721?type=standard&userqueryid=62ab410b2858e5b3b3f84024026285fb-6271993

Restaurant and Functions Food & Beverage Attendant

 

Where:

Mooloolaba Surf Club

 

About: You will be responsible for:

  • Provide bar service which includes mixing drinks
  • Promote our brand & promotional activities
  • Provide accurate information on Club activities
  • Prepare food and beverage/function areas for service
  • Ensure service areas are kept clean at all times
  • Process orders and providing table service
  • Ensuring guests are being given the highest level of customer service
  • Closing and opening bar procedures

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An outgoing, confident and engaging personality
  • Demonstrated customer service experience combined with outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and grooming
  • Current RSA is essential and & RSG preferred.
  • Previous conference, event, function and Wedding service experience will be highly regarded
  • Excellent customer service skills – serving food and beverages in a caring and professional manner
  • Ability to interact with guests in a professional and positive manner, ensuring the highest level of customer service is provided
  • Ability to solve problems and remain calm under pressure

Ideally we are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • Full Availability between 7.00am and midnight on a 7 day rotating roster
  • Hard-working, reliable and a flexible attitude
  • Ability to work in a busy environment while maintaining a positive and professional attitude
  • Full working rights to work in Australia.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Contact: Via link below
Link To Add: https://www.seek.com.au/job/35174437?type=standout&userqueryid=62ab410b2858e5b3b3f84024026285fb-6358116

 

HSP: The BIGGEST Farewell Yet!

The time has finally come to say goodbye to the HUGE group of HSPers that have made up one of the craziest, funnest and cleverest classes I have had the pleasure of teaching! It was a long 20 weeks filled with challenges, excitement and learning, where we all made some very strong memories and lasting friendships! It was very difficult to say goodbye to these 12 young adults who have grown so much over the last 5 months. Let’s take a look at the final day …

GRADUATION: CERTIFICATES AND A HANDSHAKE!

As we came to the end of the day, it was finally time for the graduating students to officially graduate and receive their certificates … and a handshake! Let’s take a look at some of the action.

All graduating students received a little gift with their certificates. There was one surprise for one of our students …

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Sohee (Korea) celebrates her birthday on Monday (22nd of January), her first day of high school in Australia! Sohee had also been a huge help to me personally on a number of class projects, so it was my turn to say happy birthday and thank you with an enlarged print of a class photo and a soft koala! Happy birthday Sohee, I hope you have a great first day, and an amazing experience at high school.

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PARTY TIME!

With formalities out of the way, we went out to the park and began preparing and cooking ingredients for hamburgers on the BBQ! It was a lovely afternoon and everyone worked together to put together some AMAZING hamburgers! Oh, so yummy!

While most were preparing and cooking, some students took a little time out to play frisbee.

… but the hamburgers were AMAZING!! A BIG thank you to Lexis Maroochydore for organising this party for us all!

We wish you all the very best as you all go into high school. I hope you continue to work hard and have a great time! Stay in touch!

Until next time …

Owen (Teacher of H.S.P.)

New Students 22.01.2018

A very warm welcome to Marcela, Nao, Solène & Anna joining us on the beautiful Sunshine Coast this morning.22.01Marcela is from Goiania, Brazil where she used to be a Photographer, Travel Agent & a Personal Secretary. She is here primarily to improve her English and chose to come her as her Sister-in-law lives here.

Nao is from Ishikawa, Japan but recently has been working as a Receptionist at Club Med in Phuket. She is here to improve her English for the IELTS Exam and chose to come here because of the beautiful beaches, people & culture.

Solene is from Collombey-Muraz, Switzerland where she was studying in a social school. She is here to discover a new country and is learning English because she needs it for her studies back home. She chose Austrlia because it’s a sunny & beautiful country and it is far from Switzerland so she might not get the chance to come back.

Anna is from Kraków, Poland where she worked as an Accountant but also had a Masters Degree in Human Resources. She is here because she would like to improve her English skills and refresh her mind before beginning her Master’s Degree in Accounting in March. Australia has been her dream and goal for a long time. The pictures she has seen on social media and people she has met have made her want to come here.

We hope you have a wonderful first day!

Today we are also welcoming 17 students from Kindai High School!! 🇯🇵
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We are so excited to have you here with us and we hope you enjoy your stay on the sunny Sunshine Coast!