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Beach Tennis Monday Nights. Join us.

Bored and cold at home alone Monday nights? Want to do some fun exercise, keep warm and meet some new friends. Come join us for some exciting beach tennis games at Mooloolaba Tennis club, 7pm every Monday. Just bring yourself (and friends), warm clothes and a small contribution ($$$) for the court rental. Be ready for a good work out and lots of fun. 🙂

Contact student Wesley from Brazil or Teachers Simon or Dylan for more information.

Welcome to our New Students!

Today we welcome 6 new faces to our campus! We hope you all enjoy your time here at Lexis Sunshine Coast 🙂


Andre is from Curitiba, Brazil where he worked in the food industry. He is here to learn English and to do some travel.

Manita is from Thailand where she was a student at Naresaun University. Her parents decided that Australia would be a good place for her to learn English.

Edson is from Lima, Peru where he was a student studying Economics at University. He has chosen to learn English in Australia as the quality of life is better than in Peru.

Mio is from Japan and she wants to travel the world. She has come to Australia to learn English because it is peaceful, the people are kind and it has beautiful views.

Honami is from Hokkaido, Japan where she was a physical therapist. She has come to Australia as she has never been to another country and she wants to have a new experience. Australia is a comfortable place.

Bartlomiej is from Chlopowo, Poland where he owns his own business as a physical therapist. He is also a lifeguard able to work at pools, inland waters and the sea. He is here to learn English to get a better job in his country and to get a contract for his business. He chose Australia because it is a beautiful place and it’s the best time for him to start the journey of a lifetime.

We wish you all the best with your studies/travels while you are here on the Sunshine Coast! 🙂

10 Things To Do This Weekend On The Sunshine Coast

Looking for something to do on the weekend? Keen to check out more of the beautiful Sunshine Coast while you’re here? Read our list of Things To Do this weekend!

  1. The Eumundi Markets – a ‘must’ while you’re up on the Coast, you can find incredible handmade goods as well as unique treasures, delicious food and live music. The markets are on every Saturday 7am – 2pm, in Eumundi (20km west of Noosa Heads). Head to the Translink journey planner page to plan your journey.


  2. Grab a delicious breakky at The Nines cafe – waffles, pancakes, loaded hot chocolates, over-the-top milkshakes, smashed avo, burgers, delicious coffee and more – grab a bunch of your friends and go treat yourselves at The Nines cafes in Maroochydore. You’ll be taking lots of photos of the amazing food and drinks they serve!


  3. Get your coffee fix at Foster and Black – Located in Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore, this is the perfect place for caffeinated pick-me-up before, during or after your shopping.


  4. Visit Sunshine Plaza – while you’re at it, have a wander through the many retailers and restaurants at Sunshine Plaza. Shopping is a great way to spend your free time!

    Sunshine Plaza Community Connect

  5. Mooloolaba River National Park walk – why not stretch your legs and feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful landscapes (and wildlife) that are found in the Mooloolaba River National Park. Enjoy a relaxed walk along the river or venture through the rainforest and feel refreshed and energised. Use these maps to help guide you along the beautiful trails.


  6. Stretch your body by doing some Yoga – a great way to wind down and look after your body, there are many beautiful spots along the beach or rivers to practise yoga. Or, go to a class at Phoenix Yoga in Maroochydore. They also offer Bikram (hot) yoga to really get you working! Check out the class timetable here.
  7. Go ‘Op Shopping’ – there are so many op shops around town, you’re bound to find unique treasures, cool threads and vintage everything! Check out ‘Beautiful You Cancer Charity’ in Maroochydore (7 Norval Court), ‘Sanctuary Op Shop’ in Mooloolaba (Shop 6, Corner Walan and Smith Street) or ‘Hope Charity Shop’ in Coolum (6 William Street).


  8. Climb Mt. Coolum – if you haven’t done so already! You’ll get amazing 360 views of the Sunshine Coast, and will see lots of wildlife and native plants along the way. The walk to the top of Mt. Coolum will take you approx. 2 hours return (1.6km return). Wear runners, take your camera and drink lots of water!


  9. Havana Nights Twilight Markets – treat your tastebuds and your ears this Saturday arvo at the Havana Nights Twilight Markets in Peregian Springs – a family friendly market with street food and live music. Enjoy a cocktail or two as the day turns into night and pick up a few market bargains while you’re there too! For more info check out the Facebook page.


  10. Sunday Sesh, Mexican-style! What better way to spend the last day of the weekend than chilling out with your friends in the sunshine, sipping on frozen margaritas and grazing on tacos all day long. La Canteena in Maroochydore boasts a laid back environment perfect for your Sunday Sesh needs!
    19 Ocean Street Maroochydore.


Finishing Students 09/06/17

Today we say goodbye to another group of our lovely students at Lexis Sunshine Coast!

The following students are graduating from Dave’s Sunset PET Class…

dave 09.06

Angela is from Spain and showed impressive dedication to improve her speaking each class. She has strong listening and speaking skills and with practise will become a very good English communicator. Well done and good luck!

Sara is also from Spain and her English has become very strong since her first day in Dave’s class. She has very good (and creative) writing skills, good listening skills and is a strong reader. With practise her English will get to a level where it will open any door she wants. Great work and good luck!

dylan 09.06

Nicole is from Switzerland and is graduating from Dylan’s Pre-Intermediate Class. She always shows willingness to learn and participate in class activities. She was always present and engaged, and was a pleasure to have in Dylan’s class. All the best for the future!

ryan 09.06

Ina Lucia is from Brazil and is graduating from Ryan’s Pre-Intermediate Class. She is a confident and proactive speaker with great listening comprehension and excellent writing skills. Best wishes!

sheryl 09.06

Tomoyuki is from Japan and is graduating from Sheryl’s Pre-Intermediate Class. He is a highly motivated and capable student and has achieved excellent test results. He helps and encourages other students and contributes original ideas to class discussions. Well done!

It was a pleasure having you all at Lexis Sunshine Coast and we wish you all the very best for the future! 🙂

Picnic at Cotton Tree Park

What a beautiful afternoon for a picnic at Cotton Tree Park! The students enjoyed a spread of traditional Aussie snack food (with the fairy bread and Tim Tams proving to be the favourites!) and had fun spending time with friends and making new ones, too 🙂

There was also a game of Frisbee – the wind wasn’t in our favour but it was still a good time nonetheless!


Thank you all for coming and enjoying the sunshine 🙂

Looking for a job? Look here!

Sushi and Hot food chef Required for Japanese Restaurant.

WHERE: Sunshine Plaza, 93a/154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558
ABOUT JOB: Restaurant on the Sunshine coast requires Kitchen Chefs and sushi chefs to start work immediately. Restaurant sits about 75 people, and is located on the Sunshine Coast.
You will be working with a dedicated team in a dynamic and fast environment, it will be your attention to detail and passion for providing quality food and service that will be of greatest value.

As a Chef you will possess:

  • Proven kitchen experience.
  • Japanese or other Asian cuisine preferred.
  • Ability to excel under pressure.
  • A commitment to providing exceptional service.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Australian citizen, PR visa or a valid Australian working visa or student visa.
CONTACT: Hand your resume into ‘Cherry Blossom Tree’ at Sunshine Plaza.
LINK TO AD: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/maroochydore/chef-cook/sushi-and-hot-food-chef-required-for-japanese-rest-/1096556073

Junior Casual Dish Hand

WHERE: 5/47-51 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
ABOUT JOB: Entice Food & Wine Mooloolaba is looking for Junior Casual Dish Hands to join their vibrant team!


  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Good Communication Skills.
  • Be able to work under pressure in busy times.
  • Positive attitude towards work.
CONTACT: Email resume to Rebecca via Gumtree.
LINK TO AD: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mooloolaba/management/junior-casual-dish-hand/1123375804

Casual Bar Staff Required

5 Grand Parade, Parrearra, QLD 4575
ABOUT JOB: Are you looking for an amazing place to work?

Our team is looking for vibrant, outgoing and hardworking people to join the team. We currently have an opening for casual bar staff.

Green Zebra is a wonderful place to work, it is fun, fast paced and a hard-working environment that produces amazing results with an amazing view. A busy venue serving locals, tourists, functions, events and weddings. We are looking for people who have the same work ethic as the owners and treat working at their work place like it is their own.


  • Amazing barista skills
  • Can make great cocktails
  • Knowledgeable about craft beer
  • Have waiting experience as you will be required to help on the floor from time to time.


We are looking for an all-rounder!

CONTACT: Email resume to:
LINK TO AD: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/parrearra/bar-beverage-staff/casual-bar-staff-required/1149815599

Casual waitress

1/49 Burnett Street, Buderim, QLD
ABOUT JOB: Casual waitress required for 3 nights a week for 3 to 4 hours each night. Must have some experience and a current RSA.


  • Previous experience in hospitality.
  • RSA
CONTACT: Call Anne on 0414066626 or message via Gumtree.
LINK TO AD: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/buderim/waiting-staff/casual-waitress/1148974799

Casual Junior / Uni student Position

Mooloolaba QLD 4557
ABOUT JOB: Casual Position available to Juniors and Uni Students. Located in Mooloolaba Burger and Kebab shop.


  • Coffee experience an advantage.
  • Must have a bubbly and friendly personality.
  • Weekday afternoon/evenings and weekends availability.
CONTACT: Email resume to Emily: camangroup@hotmail.com
LINK TO AD: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mooloolaba/other-jobs/casual-junior-uni-student-position/1149631331

Cleaner Wanted

WHERE: Maroochydore QLD 4558
ABOUT JOB: Coastal Maid Services.
Our Business is expanding so we are looking for an experienced cleaners,
for servicing Domestic Homes, Bond Cleans.
This position would suit someone with an attention to detail, reliable, has pride in their work and presentation. Looking for someone who works well alone and as a team, is mindful of our clients and their homes
Duties will include Cleaning, Mopping, Vacuuming, Dusting.


  • An ABN , or happy to obtain one.
  • Police Check Certificate or happy to obtain one.
  • Ability to work Monday to Friday.
  • Reliable transportation, suitable to carry cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
CONTACT: Message Jazz Corbett via Gumtree.
LINK TO AD: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/maroochydore/other-jobs/cleaner-wanted/1149251061

Asian Restaurant Cook needed

WHERE: Mooloolaba QLD 4557
ABOUT JOB: Asian restaurant in Mooloolaba. Wok cook needed, wok experience is a must, 5-6 day a week, well paid.


  • Wok experience
CONTACT: Message 0430909369 – message preferred.
LINK TO AD: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mooloolaba/chef-cook/asain-restaurant-cook-needed/1146007138

Casual Cafe all rounder in Maroochydore

Maroochydore QLD 4557
ABOUT JOB: A cafe in Maroochydore is seeking a casual Café All-rounder (up to 20 hours per week) to join our team.


  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends.
  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a Café All-rounder.
  • Have Australian work rights.
CONTACT: Apply on seek website.
LINK TO AD: https://www.seek.com.au/job/33585083?type=standard&userqueryid=ec11fc882a8e9787548afc5c1b2adf29-8772650