Fun things to see and do in Brisbane this weekend! 💃☀️💃

There is something for everyone to do this weekend in Brisbane. If you didn’t have any plans, well, you do now! 😀

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GOMA’s 10th Birthday!

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) down by the river at South Bank has turned the big ONE-OH, and to celebrate they have transformed the inside of the building into a playground of fun and wonder. Can I also mention that they have a GIANT 3-storey slide?! Be sure to go visit over the weekend as it’s only here until Sunday! But seriously, take a look at this giant slide!!! Visit he GOMA website here.

 

Love to read books?

The Lifeline Bookfest is back in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre until the 26th of January. Make sure you don’t miss out on being a part of the world’s LARGEST second-hand book sale. Score yourself a bargain in the $1 section, or work your way up to the rarer books. They have something for everyone there – just make sure you go early in the morning, as you’ll be spending all day there! 🙂 More info can be found here.

 

It’s getting hot in here…

The true reason behind all this hot weather might be caused by our Cricket Superstars – the Brisbane Heat! The boys are back in town, and this Friday night they will be playing host to the team from Melbourne. Summer cricket is a classic Aussie tradition, so why not join in the fun by cheering on our home team at the Gabba. Tickets can be bought from the Brisbane Heat website. Go boys!

 

Cinderella is back!

Not much of a sports fan? Then why not treat yourself to a night at the ballet. Cinderella is on at QPAC this weekend only! This classic fairy tale is performed by the Queensland Ballet, which showcases the best local talent, costumes and choreography! Get in quick to secure your seats, before it’s too late! Tickets here.

 

Too cool for school?

Join the kids from Crunchem Hall Elementary School at the Lyric Theater QPAC for Matilda the Musical! Relive your favourite moments from the 90’s film and get those feet dancing along to the original songs by Tim Minchin. This Roald Dahl classic will excite anyone and everyone! Tickets can be bought on the QPAC website.


That’s it for now. With this weird Brisbane summer weather hanging around, it’s important that you keep an eye out for those pesky afternoon storms. ⛅️ ⚡️ Make sure you plan your trips ahead of time, and listen out for storm warnings. Keep track of the weather using the BOM Rain Radar, and sign-up to the Brisbane City Council’s alert system.

Here is the forecast for this weekend! Stay safe! ❤

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Visiting Brisbane’s Iconic Clock Tower! 🏫

For this afternoon’s activity with Tara, students enjoyed an informative tour of the iconic Brisbane City Hall, followed by a ride up the clock tower.

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The Town Hall is open to the public every day, with tours every 2 hours! Be sure to check out this Brisbane beauty! ❤️

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Only a maximum of 7 people can go in the lift at once. We had to split up!

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Kobe is Brisbane’s Sister City! ❤

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Hello Lexis!! 😀 We see you down there!

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Visit the Brisbane City Council’s website for opening and tour times, or read up about some of its history yourself! 🙂

Meet our Teachers- Cassy! 😄

We have had a lot of new teachers join us at Lexis Brisbane recently, including the wonderful Cassy! Although, Cassy has been with us for about a year now. She brings along a cute smile and bubbly personality that all her students love! ❤ We asked Cassy a few questions about herself to get to know her better – here’s what she had to say:

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What languages can you speak?
English, and a bit of Japanese.

When you were young, what did you want to be in the future?
An English teacher or a film director.

What is Brisbane’s best kept secret?
That it’s better than Sydney! 😉

I’ll bet you didn’t know …
That I’m named after a Greek princess who could see the future – Cassandra.

At 11pm on a Saturday, you’ll find me …
Watching something strange on TV.

At 8am on a Sunday, you’ll find me …
Sleeping!

My dream holiday destination is …
Egypt.

The best restaurant in Brisbane is …
Verve Cafe on 109 Edward Street.

What would you recommend students to do while in Brisbane?
Do a day-trip to Moreton Island.

What is your English learning tip for your students?
Practice speaking with strangers. Your pronunciation will get better.


Lexis loves all our wonderful and hard-working staff. Thanks for being a big part of the Lexis Family, Cassy! 🙂

✨ Job Search Tuesday!! 💼

Hey hey – it’s that time of the week where we tidy up those resumes and hit those apply buttons! Take a look below at this week’s listings fresh from Seek!

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Food & Beverage Jobs:

Did you know Zarraffa means ‘Giraffe’ in Arabic? (I didn’t!!) I bet you didn’t know that they are looking for new baristas at their Greenslopes cafe. They have several jobs available, so now would be a good time to apply! You also don’t need previous experience, although it is preferred. Click here to apply.

A popular Greek restaurant The Lamb Shop are looking for wait staff for both casual and full-time. Their new store is located in Bowen Hills at the RNA Showgrounds. To apply, click here.

A cafe in McDowall is seeking a casual barista, with up to 30 hours on offer per week! The right candidate should have at least 2-years experience as a barista, and be available to work at least one day on weekends. Apply today!

The Broncos Leagues Club have several jobs available, including bar and gaming attendants, and wait staff. You should have a current RSA certificate, have a passion for customer service, and be available to work at least 20 hours a week – including nights and weekends. For more info, click here.

Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm is looking for experienced Food & Beverage team members to join their team. A current RSA and a passion for wine and food is a must! Take advantage of this rare opportunity by applying now!

A casual barista position has become available at James Street’s Harveys restaurant, for an immediate start. If you’re a highly experienced barista who can work Thursday – Sunday. 6.30am – 3pm, then they want to hear from you! Please send your resume through to: manager@harveys.net.au. To read more, click here.

A casual cafe all-rounder is needed in West End. Up to 20 hours per week are on offer! If you have experience working in a cafe or similar environment, why not apply?

Do you love burgers?! Then why not join the team at Grill’d in Southbank? They are now looking for new team members to help out with serving customers and making delicious burgers all while having fun! It’s a great company to work for, so hit that apply now button here.


Housekeeper/Cleaning Jobs:

A casual housekeeper is needed at a motel in Spring Hill. If you live in the city, are fit and reliable, and have had some experience with cleaning, then they want to hear from you! Click here to read more and to apply.

A small private hospital in Oxley are searching for team members who are willing to undertake a range of jobs such as general cleaning, food preparation and delivery, and general housekeeping as well. You should have outstanding customer service and a keen eye for detail. All training will be provided to the successful candidate. To read more, click here.

Kitchenhand and dishwasher needed to work at the University of Queensland’s Student Union Centre. This is a casual job which offers up to 35 hours per week. The best part about it is it’s Monday – Friday! A strong work ethic and experience using hospitality grade dishwashers are a must for this job. Apply today!

Accor Hotels here at King George Square are now searching for casual room attendants. This role will see you cleaning and maintaining guests’ rooms, ensuring stock is up-to-date, plus various other jobs around the hotel. The right person should have full availability and show a willingness to learn and work as part of a team. Great employee benefits and training will be provided. Why not apply?


What’s an RSA, and do I need one??
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You might have seen the acronym RSA popping up all over the place, particularly when it comes to hospitality jobs. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is required by law to work with and around alcohol all throughout Australia. Even if you are not working in a bar, you are still often required to have one, as most venues are licensed.

Some companies will let you apply for the job without an RSA, but you should obtain it as soon as possible once you have started your new job. Some companies may even help pay for the course!🙂 That’d be lucky! Just ask your new employer about your options – they are there to help!

There are a few websites where you can take the RSA course; a popular one being The Hospitality Institute of Australasia. They offer courses from as little as $18. Click herefor more information. (Please note: Make sure to register for a QUEENSLAND [QLD] RSA, as this is the correct qualification for our state).


Lexis Jobs Workshop
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If you need that little extra help with writing your resume, or you don’t know what a cover letter is, then why not head on over to our Jobs Workshop – today at 2pm in Room 2! 😀 Get all these questions answered and more!

New Students! 😘❤️ 16/01/17

What a bright and wonderful morning it was here at Lexis Brisbane! This morning, we welcomed 13 new students to the family! ❤ Here they are!

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Back Row: JaeHo from South Korea and Florian from Switzerland.
Middle Row: Isabella from Brazil, Eunji from South Korea, Midori who transferred here from Lexis Perth but is from Japan originally, Jasmin also from Switzerland, Sanguk from South Korea, Lorena from Spain, Seungbin from South Korea and Lidia from Italy.
Front Row: Namyoung from South Korea, Lidia from Spain and Giuseppe from Italy.

A very big welcome to each and every one of you! 😀 We hope you enjoy your first week here at Lexis, and make plenty of wonderful memories along the way!

☕️ Cafe Conversation Club! We ❤️ Coffee! ☕️

Wow – we had over 20 students at today’s Cafe Conversation Club. Despite the heat, we had a really fun afternoon talking about our hobbies, different languages and what we are doing over the weekend. Thanks for coming, everyone! ❤

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It was hot, but they still tasted delicious!! 

Cafe Conversation Club is on every 2nd Friday at Merlo Cafe. Why not come along next time and practice your English in a fun and relaxed environment. You might even have a chance to win FREE coffee! 😀 😀 Please see Tara if you have any questions. ❤

New Year 🎉 New Job! 💼

Welcome back to our first Job Search Tuesday for the year 2017! ❤ 🎉 Let’s kick it off with some brand new jobs – ready for you to start earning that much needed $$!

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Food & Beverage Jobs:

There are several jobs on offer at the University of Queensland‘s student Union facilities, including Food & Beverage runners, Baristas, even a Sushi Service person! This would be a great opportunity for you to get a taste at university life here in Australia, while learning and earning that moolah! Click each link above to see the job description and to apply.

Sidekicker is a hospitality recruitment agency, and they have a heap of new jobs available. They are looking for people with at least 6-months experience in hospitality to work a range of shifts as a bartender/cocktail mixologist. Must have a valid RSA and be energetic and enthusiastic! Click here for more info.

Do you have at least 1-year experience as a barista? Can you make the perfect coffee?! A small cafe in St Lucia needs you! Apply here.

“Life is too short for bad coffee”. I completely agree! Why not put those barista skills to good use by applying to this job at Coffee Hit cafe. You should have at least 2-years experience, and be willing to help out with other daily duties around the cafe. To read more and to apply, click here.

Up to 30 hours a week for a talented bartender in the Valley. You must be available to work on weekends, and have at least 1-year experience behind the bar. Sounds like you? Why not apply?

Are you a party animal? Does the idea of partying and getting paid for it sound enticing? A couple of Brisbane’s prestige nightclubs are now looking for new bartenders/ VIP door people to join their team. You must be available to work Thursday – Saturday nights until late, have your RSA and have at least 2-years experience working behind the bar. Send your resume and a cover letter to: Vinny.Hirayama@birdees.com. To read more about the job, click here.

A Food & Beverage bartender is required at the Hilton Hotel’s Vintaged Bar. You will also be required to work at the many conferences and events that are held weekly at the hotel. This is a rare opportunity which boasts in employee benefits. Apply now!

Urban Hotel group have 2 vacancies open to casual Food & Beverage attendants with a passion for customer service. Do you have experience with A la Carte style menus? Do you hold a current RSA? Then you might be what they are looking for! Click here to apply to this job.

Buzz Gasworks located in the trendy Newstead are seeking experience waitstaff with an out-of-this-world personality! Buzz is open 7-days a week, so your shifts will be according to a rotating roster. Barista experience is a plus. Apply here.

Also located in Newstead is Rogue Bistro + Bar, and they are also looking for new casual waitstaff to join their team. Shifts will mostly be in the evenings from Wednesday through to Sunday, and it is recommended you have reliable transportation. Experience with making coffee and working in a busy environment are also highly regarded. Must have your RSA! For more info, click here.

The Brisbane Racing Club is the premier racing venue in Queensland. This is a casual position, and key responsibilities include Event Functions including VIP events, meetings, conferences, and exhibition banquets. Must have your RSA. Apply immediately!

The Marriott Hotel are also looking to hire new Food & Beverage attendants. Successful applicants should have their RSA, and have general bar and cocktail knowledge. You will be required to work a range of shifts and help out around the hotel wherever needed. Click here to apply now!


Housekeeping/Cleaning/Kitchenhands:

Are you an experienced housekeeping or cleaning professional looking for work in a 5-Star hotel? Then this might be the job for you! Previous experience in housekeeping is highly regarded, and you should be able to communicate clearly and work efficiently. Physically demanding job, so you should be fit and ready to work. Long term permanent positions are also available. Apply here.

Short and sweet job ad here. Looking for an experience cleaner who has an eye for detail and is able to work unsupervised and as part of a team. Apply here.

A restaurant in Red Hill is seeking a casual Kitchenhand to join their team. Up to 25 hours per week are on offer. You should have at least 3-years experience, and be available to work on weekends. Apply now.

Central Apartment Hotels have 3 locations around Brisbane, and they need your help! 2-weeks training is provided to the right candidate. You will be required to work across a rotating 7-day roster. Main responsibilities include cleaning guest rooms and common areas, as well as helping out the manager when needed. Sounds interesting? Hit that apply button!

Kitchenhands also needed at the University of Queensland‘s student Union centre. Shifts will range anywhere between 10am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday, and you will be responsible for cleaning dishes and maintaining a clean kitchen work space. You might also be required to help serve food and customers during the busy times. For more information, click here.

The Hotel Grand Chancellor right here in Brisbane’s CBD are hiring new room attendants. To be successful in this role, you must be able to carry out very physical labour duties including moving heavy objects and working at a relatively fast pace. Previous experience is advantageous. Click here to apply.

Part-time housekeepers needed at the YHA Backpackers here in the city. The right candidate should be reliable, hard working and have strong communication skills. You will be required to work across a 14-day rotating roster, which includes weekends and public holidays. Hit the apply now button here, and be sure to include a cover letter explain why you are the best candidate.

Kitchen attendants needed at a restaurant called Caffe Suprimo. This little Italian restaurant needs kitchen helpers to assist the head chef and maintain a clean kitchen. You will also have the chance to help make delicious pizzas! (just make sure you invite me!). Click here to apply.


What’s an RSA, and do I need one??

You might have seen the acronym RSA popping up all over the place, particularly when it comes to hospitality jobs. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is required by law to work with and around alcohol all throughout Australia. Even if you are not working in a bar, you are still often required to have one, as most venues are licensed.

Some companies will let you apply for the job without an RSA, but you should obtain it as soon as possible once you have started your new job. Some companies may even help pay for the course!🙂 That’d be lucky! Just ask your new employer about your options – they are there to help!

There are a few websites where you can take the RSA course; a popular one being The Hospitality Institute of Australasia. They offer courses from as little as $18. Click herefor more information. (Please note: Make sure to register for a QUEENSLAND [QLD] RSA, as this is the correct qualification for our state).