*17 Superb Students*

Welcome back to our existing students who (I hope) had a wonderful LONG weekend – I know it’s hard coming back after such a nice break, but keep up the good work! :)

Things are getting very busy here at Lexis Brisbane as we also welcomed to the school 17 new students from all around the globe! The group did well to adapt to their new surroundings despite the exceptionally busy morning, and they showed much enthusiasm to start their classes and make new friends.

Some of our students showing us where they're from!

Some of our new students showing us where they’re from!

Please give a big welcome to…(pictured from left to right):
Danny – who actually joined us from Lexis Byron Bay but is originally from South Korea, Fabien and Maxime from France, Selin from Belgium, Laura and Anouk from Switzerland, Aran from Spain, Manon from Belgium, Ludmila from Czech Republic, Dayoung from South Korea, Jessica from Colombia, Yeonjoo from South Korea, Yuki from Japan, Francesco from Italy, Kiyoshi from Japan, Edoardo from Italy and Tokuma from Japan.
Week 11 photo

:) Have a fantastic first week here at Lexis Brisbane! :)

This weekend in Brisbane!

Wow! Who made it out to Riverfire last weekend? Wasn’t it spectacular?! If anyone has any photos of the fireworks, or just some happy snaps of yourselves with your friends, please be sure to post them up on our Facebook page for us to see! :)
This weekend unfortunately doesn’t have any big fireworks displays, but there is still a lot to do in and around sunny Brisbane! Take a look at a couple of events going on this LONG weekend.

Next week is set to become VERY hot, so why not enjoy some outdoor entertainment and ice-cream by the Brisbane River to cool things down? Starting this Friday (2/10), the Southbank Forest Greens will come alive with free musical entertainment during the day, and by nightfall the stage/screen will be transformed into an outdoor cinema! Starting from 5:30pm, you can enjoy some freshly cooked food, icy cold beverages from the licensed bar and bring in the weekend with your friends while sitting out under the stars. Each night, the screen will be playing various newly released movies for your viewing pleasure, and every Sunday from now until the event’s end (November 15th) the lawn will play host to live music, games and the chance to win some awesome prizes – plus FREE BEN & JERRY’S ICE-CREAM for EVERYONE! (I know I’m keen!!). Visit the official website here to book your tickets for the outdoor cinema, but be quick as spaces are limited!

walking dead

Consider yourself a bit of a detective mastermind? Then be sure to check out this event while it lasts! Brisbane’s most iconic jail Boggo Road Gaol* is holding a “Great Escape” interactive game for locals and visitors alike! Will you make it out of the creepy corridors of this old, run-down jail in time before it’s too late, or will the mysteries of the jail remain unsolved? Reserve your spot today, before the doors close forever!! (Not really… But I thought it added to the effect! :) ). You are still welcome to visit the jail during business hours to take a tour though! Book your tickets here, or visit the website to read up more about this beautiful iconic building!
*Gaol = original British/Australian English spelling of Jail, most commonly used between 1760 and 1830, but was later stopped. Although some newspapers and articles here in Australia still use the original spelling in their writing. Interesting, huh? :)

One of Australia’s most recognised films of all time – Strictly Ballroom has been transformed into a musical! Enjoy all your favourite scenes and music from the movie at this strictly limited time show at QPAC until October 15th. Get your dancing shoes ready, gather your friends and enjoy a night full of great music, fun costumes and swingin’ dance moves! Visit the website for more details.

As previously mentioned, Summer is coming at a rapid pace, bringing not only beautiful beach weather, but also some pretty nasty afternoon storms! So be sure to regularly check the weather forecast before going out, to ensure you don’t get stranded suddenly while out and about!!

Stay safe everyone, and have an awesome LONG weekend! School will resume as normal on Tuesday 6th of October. :)

A plethora of jobs available on Seek this week!

Are you still on the hunt for a flexible job while you’re studying? Hospitality jobs are great for busy students who want to make some extra $$ after class. Seek have a lot of new listings this week – particularly for hospitality work. I’ve rounded up a few that might be of interest to you, so take a look below, and apply today! :)

Big luxurious hotels The Marriott and The Mecure are looking for new Food & Beverage attendants to join their teams. If you have experience working as a waiter/waitress and/or mixing up some fancy drinks behind the bar*, then be sure to send your application in. To apply at The Marriott click here; and The Mercure click here.
*Current RSA is needed to work with and around alcohol. Check out the Club Training Australia website to obtain an RSA online.
The Regatta Hotel in Toowong are also seeking new staff for their busy bar and restaurant. It’s situated right next to the CityCat terminal, so it would be perfect for someone commuting from the city – *hint hint* :) Check out the job ad here.

There are a couple of housekeeping and cleaning jobs listed as well if you prefer? The Marriott are also hiring new housekeepers. Read the full description here. Compass Group are also looking for casual housekeepers with previous experience. The right candidate should also hold relevant qualifications in Housekeeping, Food Safety and a current RSA – or of course are willing to obtain these. There is also an opportunity to work as a kitchen hand as well. If this sounds like you, apply by following this link.

For a full list of available jobs, click here. You can even search for your perfect job by using the ‘search’ function at the top of the Seek website.

Oh, and don’t forget today is Tuesday – which means our Job Workshop is on! Head on over to Room 3 from 2-3pm to get some handy hints on how to score the perfect job, write your resume or just to have any questions answered regarding working in Brisbane. Good luck! :)

8 Extraordinary New Students!

Today we welcomed 8 bright new faces to Lexis Brisbane! Everyone was very enthusiastic to begin their first day – you go, guys! :) Please say a big hello to:…
Tomoki, Ayana, Sayuri and Mika from Japan, Marlena from Poland, and the wonderful YoumiJinseul and Cheol Wang from South Korea. We hope you have an amazing time with us and make plenty of great memories along the way! :)
Week 10 photo

Keep Calm and :) – Welcome New Students!


Our new students – Monday September 21st.

Today we welcomed a great group of new students to our Brisbane campus.  Say hi to: Paula, Inigo & Inigo (yes, two Inigos!) from Spain; Krsysztof & Lukasz from Poland; Lucy, Ria, Frank, Sungmin & Youngkwang from South Korea; Yvette from Philippines; Sabrina from Switzerland; Iris from Austria; Anna, Sayaka and Ako from Japan, Adrien from France….AND Francesco from Italy!  WELCOME! It’s great to have you here! :)

Check out the JOBS on offer this week!

Looking for work? Then be sure to check out Seek for all the latest jobs! Click here to see what’s on offer this week!

Still need further assistance with writing your resume or cover letter? Then head on over to Room 3 from 2-3pm for our Jobs Workshop – on every Tuesday! :) Remember, we also offer free printing, so come see me (Tara) at reception if you need any of your documents printed! Good luck with the job hunt! :)

Welcome to our wonderful new students!

Yet another busy start to the week here at Lexis Brisbane! As our new students from last week’s big intake are finally getting settled in to their new classes, we warmly welcomed 18 new students who were beginning their new adventure today! Please say a big hello to your new classmates if you see them around! :)

Our lovely new students!

Our lovely new students!

Here we have a photo of all our lovely new students from today. Please welcome Linda from AustriaTomoko, Asa & Yuji from Japan, Fabian (x2), Miriam & Beat from Switzerland, Omar from Spain, Daniel from France, Justus & Simon from Germany, and last but not least we have Somin, Ujin, Chang Min, Jeongmin, Mingu & Hak Yeon from South Korea! We hope you enjoy your time here at Lexis, Brisbane and of course Australia! :)