Here is the activity calendar for January 2019. Don’t forget to sign up at reception 🙂
Take a look at the activity calendar for December.
The surfing lesson now starts at 7:15am so make sure you go to bed early the night before so you can get to Brighton Beach on time!
We are closed from the 24th to the 28th of December but remember you have class on Monday the 31st. Don’t forget to come to school 🙂
« How strange are the Australians! They stand on their heads and drive on the wrong side of the road!”
This is what I was thinking before meeting some of them on the St James trail, a famous 1500 km long pilgrimage between France and Spain.
While we were walking together, I realized that they were as strange as I supposed, but also enthusiastic, clever, good-humoured and incredibly kind. We became friends and I had the opportunity to be invited in Melbourne, in Tasmania, and also on the Great Barrier Reef… and after having fallen in love with Australians, I fell in love with Australia.
Nevertheless I was stuck at the level of English language I had reached when I graduated from high school in… 1968. No way of understanding what was a bloke, a snag or a bogain, or even know that “gdday! How’s’tgoin?” meant “good morning, how do you do?”
So I decided to go and celebrate my 68th birthday in Western Australia, at a famous language school: the Perth Lexis English School.
Afte my first day of course, I was just hesitating whether I would go back home or ask to go down in an easier course: my class mates could have been my children, or even my grandchildren, and everything was going too fast, with too much to learn and remember at the same time… but the teachers and the other students encouraged me to keep going, telling me that everyone had felt the same on the first week. Eventually I took the pace.
Soon, some of my classmates became friends. Mainly Japanese and South American students. Thanks to them I learnt about their country, customs and even their food.
Furthermore moreover Lexis is not only a language school: I took surfing lessons (that I spend almost completely immerged under the board), I did yoga, I bet at the Melbourne cup (not money, be reassured!), participated in Halloween disguised as a witch and in an unavoidable Australian activity: the barbecue.
During this three weeks course, time has been passing quickly, too quickly. My English improved much more than I could have hoped, thanks to Honour my beloved teacher. And when it was time to leave the school I was far away from the joy I usually felt in my childhood at the beginning of school holidays: the staff, the teachers and most of the students had become friends, and I was so sad to leave them!
Whatever, while I was coming back to France, I was already sure of one thing:
I’ll come back.
« Quels étranges personnages que les Australiens : ils marchent sur la tête et roulent du mauvais côté de la route ! »
C’est en tous cas ce que je pensais avant d’en rencontrer sur le chemin de Compostelle, un pèlerinage de 1500 kilomètres entre la France et l’Espagne.
En les fréquentant, j’ai réalisé que comme je le supposais ils étaient étranges, mais aussi enthousiastes, intelligents, pleins d’humour et incroyablement gentils.
Mes compagnons de marche Australiens sont vite devenus des amis et j’ai eu la chance d’être invitée à Melbourne, puis en Tasmanie et même sur la grande barrière de corail… et après être tombée amoureuse des Australiens, je suis tombée amoureuse de l’Australie.
Cependant ma pratique de l’Anglais était restée figée au niveau atteint le jour de mon bac, en…1968. Je ne parle même pas de comprendre ce qu’était un bloke, une snag ou un bogain, ou de savoir que « gdday, how’s’tgoin’ ? » voulait dire « good morning, how do you do ? »
Alors j’ai décidé d’aller fêter mes 68 ans en Australie Occidentale, dans une école de langues réputée : la Lexis de Perth.
Le premier jour, après une matinée de cours j’ai hésité entre rentrer chez moi et demander à descendre dans une classe inférieure : mes copains de classe auraient pu être mes enfants, voire mes petits-enfants et tout allait très vite, avec beaucoup trop de choses à apprendre en même temps… mais les professeurs et les anciens élèves m’ont encouragée, en me disant que la première semaine c’était toujours comme ça, et j’ai fini par prendre le rythme.
Je me suis vite fait des amis parmi les élèves, dont beaucoup de Japonais et de Sud-Américains qui m’ont fait connaître leur pays, leurs coutumes, et souvent leur cuisine.
Et puis Lexis n’est pas seulement une école de langues : J’ai pris les leçons de surf (que j’ai passées presque en totalité dans l’eau ou sous la planche), fait du yoga, parié à la Melbourne cup, participé à la fête de Halloween déguisée en sorcière et à une activité Australienne incontournable : le barbecue.
Les trois semaines de cours ont passé vite, beaucoup trop vite. J’ai progressé en Anglais bien plus que je n’aurais osé l’espérer, et au moment de quitter l’école j’étais bien loin de la joie ressentie au moment des vacances dans ma jeunesse : Le staff, les professeurs et beaucoup d’élèves étaient devenus des amis que j’ai eu beaucoup de peine à quitter.
Mais en retournant en France j’avais déjà une certitude :
Nanny Babysitter Needed
Working Mum and Dad looking for someone to pick up our three boys (5, 9, 11) from school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm. Afternoons will include preparing afternoon tea and assisting them with their homework, before making dinner for the family. Please contact me if this is something that sounds of interest.
To apply for this job and others like it join for free at https://www.weneedananny.com.au/creg.html
Casual waitstaff wanted 2 to 3 nights per week
Small family run restaurant in Scarborough
Must speak English
Must be able to work nights
Must be able to work weekends
Must have RSA
Must have own transport
Must have experience
Send resume through please
Barista / All-rounder
Dunn & Walton in Doubleview
We are looking for a Barista / All-rounder to join our team. Position is casual 20-30 hours per week. Must be available weekends. If you have experience, a passion for coffee and an interest in organics send through a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter to email@example.com
Kookaï Clothing Store
The Christmas season is near and it is time to add extra ‘sparkle’ to our stores. We are now recruiting for passionate advocates who have a flair for fashion to join our Karrinyup Store between the months of November and January. We are searching for candidates who thrive on helping people and love working in a team.
Get ready to spread the Christmas spirit and come join our renowned Australian owned global fashion company and gain some valuable experience!
In this supporting role, you will be responsible for:
Ideally, you have:
The benefits of working with us:
Limited positions available so get in fast.
Good luck with your application – we cannot wait to hear from you.
Please note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Indulge in your passion for fashion!
This is a great opportunity for a results-orientated and “hands-on” person looking to join a fast-growing company.
ABOUT THE ROLE…..
Your primary role is to ensure your stores’ sales opportunities are maximised. This is achieved by creating a warm, friendly place to shop and always exceeding your customers’ service expectations. You must ‘WOW’ every customer and make his or her visit to Spendless Shoes an experience to remember.
Your efforts will ensure Spendless Shoes’ ongoing success and achieve our goal of becoming “The World’s Friendliest Shoe People”.
The most important people in Spendless Shoes are our Store Sales Team. You are the first point of contact with our most important asset, THE CUSTOMER. You are at the coal face and your behaviour directly affects the success and reputation of our company.
You will be expected to:
The successful applicant will be a person who displays the following skills and attributes:
ABOUT SPENDLESS SHOES…..
Spendless Shoes is a proudly Australian owned and operated footwear retailer selling the latest fashion looks for less.
From humble beginnings in 1988 we continue to grow and currently operate in excess of 215 stores throughout every mainland state of Australia.
Our wonderful team exceeds 1000 employees who constantly strive to achieve our Vision of becoming ‘The World’s Friendliest Shoe People’.
We welcome you to our stores and hope you enjoy our extensive range of fashion looks for less everyday.
What we can offer you:
HOW TO APPLY….
Please ensure you include a covering letter which states the position and location you are applying for as the first page of your attached resume.
If you are ready for the next step in your career and want to be part of successful and growing company that genuinely values and rewards its people, we encourage you to apply.
City Farmers has over 25 locations throughout Australia. Since 1991 we have been offering Australia expert advice to help people care for their pets. We pride ourselves on our know-how, our down-to-earth attitude and our willingness to pitch in. We have exciting career opportunities for people who get a kick out of helping others, and who love their pets!
We are looking for Sales Assistants to work on a casual basis in our Subiaco store.
The successful candidate will have:
– at least 2 years experience working with a high volume, disciplined retailer
– strong merchandising skills
– highly motivated and proactive
– real customer service focus with an ability to make the sale
– high integrity
– the ability to communicate to all levels with ease
– composure under stress and pressure
– a determination to succeed
– an eye for detail
– a hands on approach
– commitment to the care of pets
You must be reliable, determined to meet high standards, willing to be flexible regarding working days and hours and able to work unsupervised. You must be able to work on weekends.
As part of your responsibilities, you may be required to lift heavy items (e.g., bags of dogfood).
We are looking for people who want to grow with the business and who are determined to work with a team to achieve results. Pet experience/knowledge is a plus.
We’re looking for motivated and talented people who enjoy what they do and thrive in a sales environment. If you share our love for the pet parents we serve, the merchandise we sell, and the work we do, this is a place for you to build a rewarding career.
Subiaco CF – 408
55 Salvado Rd
Have a look at the exciting activities in November!
Remember, Tuesday the 6th is the Melbourne Cup Day which is Australia’s most popular horse racing event! Australians stop what they are doing before 12pm on that day to watch the race on TV and women wear their best or most colorful hats and dresses.
This is what is happening on the Melbourne Cup Day here at Lexis.
Melbourne Cup Day:
Morning class: each class will get to choose a horse for the Melbourne Cup class sweep.
11:50am: your class will come to watch the Melbourne Cup on the big screen
12:00: the Melbourne Cup race begins
12:05: The winning class will be given their prize
12:10: Fashions on the Field! Prizes for Best Dressed Students
12:20: Pizza provided for lunch
1pm: General English students to choose one of the following activities to join for afternoon class;
Congratulations to Erilda Zazo who has successfully completed our Cert III Business course. She will back to Itlay on November, may come back for Dip of Business course in Lexis, we wish she has a safe trip and will see her soon. 🤩