Welcome Tokyo High School!

This week we have a great group of students from Tokyo. They will be at Lexis Brisbane for 2 weeks improving their English skills, as well as having fun sightseeing in and around this beautiful city of Brisbane.  Welcome guys, enjoy!!

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Our awesome group of Tokyo High School students with their teachers Matthew (left) and Andy (right). 

Welcome New Students!

This week, we welcomed six new students from five different countries!  Let’s give a warm welcome to Marta and Hubert from Poland, Maria from Colombia, Asumi from Japan, Rebecca from Italy and Lucas from Brazil.  We are so happy to have you all her at Lexis Brisbane, and we wish you all the best for this fantastic English language study adventure.

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What’s on in Brisbane this weekend! :D

July is packed full of fun and exciting activities, and there is plenty more to see and do this weekend. There’s even a Medieval Festival coming up that I’m super excited about!! So if you want to know more, then keep on reading!:)

We just LOVE our food here in Brisbane, and the entire month of July is all about food with the return of the Good Food Month event. For the next 3 weeks, restaurants, cafes and bars around the city will be showcasing the very best they have to offer to you guys – the public! There’s something for everyone; breakfast lunch and dinner. Take a look at the official website for more information and timetables.


If you haven’t heard about the Brisbane Winter Festival by now, where have you been?! The giant snow toboggan in King George Square is a big give away!:) This weekend is your final chance to enjoy this beautiful Brisbane Winter event before it’s gone forever!! (I just wish we had REAL snow here…) :(So be sure to at least try ice-skating over in front of the clock tower this weekend! There will be plenty of other icy events on as well.


This week also marks the coming of NAIDOC Week, which celebrates our native Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Head on over to Musgrave Park in South Brisbane this Friday for a fun-filled day with rides, stalls, traditional foods, story telling and much more! Let’s celebrate our beautiful Indigenous Australian history and people together.❤ Entry is only a gold coin donation. If you want to learn more about NAIDOC Week, click here.


Keeping in the theme of celebrating culture, this Friday the Brisbane French Festival (or Le Festival) is back and bigger than before! Running all weekend, South Bank will be painted red, white and blue with all things French! Come on down to celebrate this colourful, arty culture, enjoy a croissant or two and sip on fine French wine! Major landmarks around town like the Treasury Casino will also be coloured in the traditional French colours to show its support! Take a look at the website here for more info!


Sharpen your swords, and saddle your horses – the Abbey Tournament is back!! The gates to Abbeystowe will be opened at 8:45am this Saturday, soon followed by the official Grand Parade Opening Ceremony. Get in on all the fun by dressing up as a knight, a gypsy or even a dragon, as cosplaying is highly encouraged! There will be plenty of Medieval themed stalls, games, and food available on both days, so be sure to bring plenty of gold coins! Tickets to the annual Jousting competition will also be on sale both Saturday and Sunday, so don’t miss out! For more information about this event, and how to get there, visit the official website. To save time at the front gate, purchase your tickets online. See you there!!:)

That’s all for now, folks! As always, have a fun yet safe weekend! Remember to keep warm, and plan your journey ahead of time to avoid any unnecessary problems! See you next week!!😀

Job Search Tuesday!! :)

Freshly picked from Seek are this week’s job listings that are perfect for students looking to make some extra moolah. $$ Look no further, Job Search Tuesday is here!!😀


The Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley are looking for their next all-rounder, to cover a range of shifts within the bar/dining and coffee making. 20+ hours on offer for this part-time role. Must have at least 1 year experience in similar roles, and hold a current RSA*. Click the Apply Now button here on the job ad.

*RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is required by law to work with and around alcohol throughout Australia. You can get yours today by completing a short online course. Bundle and save, with courses starting from just $18. For more information, visit the Hospitality Institute of Australasia’s website here.

The Brisbane International Hotel in Windsor are currently searching for experienced Food & Beverage attendants to join their busy Italian style restaurant. 15-20 hours on offer per week, but only those with at least 4 years experience in a professional hospitality environment will be considered for the job. Must have your own transport. Send your resumes to Bec on: fbm@wrooms.com.au. Click here to read more.

The Kenmore are hiring new Bar, Bistro and Gaming Attendants to join their newly renovated venue. Duties include (but not limited to) serving customers, following RSA and RSG* laws thoroughly and precisely and knowledge on food and drink products is a must. 20-30 hours a week are on offer to the right people! To apply, click here.

*RSG (Responsible Service of Gaming) is similar to the RSA, but is required to work with gaming products within licensed venues. Visit the above Hospitality Institute’s website for course details. Bundle with an RSA course and SAVE!:)

Bar Pacino over on Eagle Street here in the city are looking for professional bar tenders who have a passion for making cocktails! The right person for the job should be able to work independently, offer outstanding customer service, and of course be a cocktail mastermind! If this sounds like you, and you have your RSA ready to go, then why not apply?

Experienced bar tenders also needed at a busy venue in Brisbane’s West End. Variety of shifts available. All training will be provided, with knowledge on cocktails a bonus, but not necessary for applying. For more info, click here.

The Tinderbox Kitchen in Fortitude Valley have an opportunity available to bartenders with at least 2 years experience in hospitality. This casual position offers 30-35 hours per week to those who are willing. For more info and to apply, click here.

Just over in Ann Street next to Lexis is The Cutting Board, and they’re looking for a new barista to join their team. Must have at least 2 years experience brewing the perfect coffee! If this sounds like you, click here to apply.

Another busy cafe here in Brisbane CBD are looking for an experienced barista to start immediately. To be considered for the job, you should be able to work independently, have cash handling experience, and have an outgoing and friendly personality. This casual position offers 20-25 hours a week, Monday to Friday only, (no weekends – yey)!! If this sounds like the job for you, click here.

There is a retail position available at the University of Queensland – St Lucia Campus at their famous Lolly Shop! As a former UQ student, I highly recommend this shop, so how cool would it be to work there?!!:)😀 This is the perfect opportunity for you to get a taste of what University life is like here in Australia while getting working experience, and you’ll also have the chance to meet hard working students like yourselves!:) So if you’ve got the retail experience to back up your application, apply today!!

Those are just a few jobs that are on offer this week. You can always do a more defined search using the Seek website. Another good website to check out is Gumtree, especially if you’re looking for cleaning jobs, (just click on the “Jobs” tab, and choose your profession).

Don’t forget that today is also our Jobs Workshop day! It has moved back to Room 3 again this week, so be sure to check it out if you need that little extra help. Starts at 2pm (after Option Class). See you there!:)

Good luck with the job hunt, everyone!:)

New Students – 4/7/16

Yesterday we welcomed 6 lovely new students to the Lexis Family!❤ Despite being a little sleepy, everyone was very excited to begin their new adventure! Please say a big hello to…:

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Issui from Japan, Vlastimil from the Czech Republic, Miu from Japan, Fabio from Italy, and Rikako also from Japan. Also joining us this week was Koji, who transferred to us after spending some time at Lexis Perth!:)

Welcome, everyone! We hope you have an enjoyable first week. As always, if you have any questions, come and see one of the friendly staff!:)