Welcome!

Welcome to all of our new students joining our Lexis Sunshine Coast family today!
To help you get to now them a bit better, here is a little bit about them…

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Stella is from Iksan, South Korea where she is a High School Student. She has come here to learn English as she believes there are more opportunities in Australia & her cousin lives here.

Benito is from La Carolina, Spain where he is a Student studying the Science of Sport. He is here as he wants to learn English for his job and he chose Australia because he has family here.

Yuji is from Gifu Prefecture, Japan where he is a Student majoring in English. He is here to learn because he likes English and would like to communicate with a lot of people. He chose to come to Australia to study because he is interested in the Australian culture.

Ayumi is from Japan where she works as a Nurse. She is here because she really wants to know about other cultures and other countries and chose Australia because she likes nature & animals.

Sung Joon is from Guri-Si, South Korea where he is a Computer Programmer. He is here with his Wife & child while he studies in University.

Arnaud is from Nouméa, New Caledonia where he graduated 6 months ago from studying Information Technology. he is studying English because he would like to go to University here to improve his skills on IT. He chose Australia because it is not too far away from New Caledonia so if he wants to visit his family he can. 

Laura is from Zurich, Switzerland where she worked as a Travel Agency, but after her studies in Australia she will go back to school in Switzerland again. She is here because she loves to meet people from different countries with different cultures, therefore she believes it is really important to know English. She chose Australia because her Uncle lives here.

Luckcanas is from Bangkok, Thailand where she teaches the Piano. She is here to study English as she would like to be able to understand her music a bit better, she also wants English for travelling.

We also have twelve students joining us for two weeks from Hatsushiba Hashimoto High School!

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We hope you all enjoy your studies at Lexis English and your stay on the Sunshine Coast!

 

 

HSP: Life Moves On!

After an exciting and sad week of saying goodbye to our Chinese, Thai and Japanese students, we continue on with our preparations for high school. This week we welcomed Eric (from China), who will stay with us for a month and then head back home. Welcome Eric, I hope you enjoy your stay here on the Sunshine Coast!

In our lessons this week, we went back to basics and perfected our sentence structure with fun tips on how to make a simple sentence longer, linking words and adding a creative twist. We also had a lot of fun learning tips on describing people, places and photos. Finally, we took a look at mapping and directions as part of our Geography studies. Let’s take a look at this week’s action.

MAKING WRITING FUN

This week we focused on extending sentences and adding a lot more vital information. Our students broke down the structure of a sentence and, using some creative techniques, constructed some pretty amazing, creative and even comical sentences.

 

Students then had a go at describing photos, including people and places, in great detail. This tested them out and brought their writing skills right up to a whole new level.

DIRECTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM

As an introduction into mapping and directions, students were asked to guide each other around a maze of desks and chairs blindfolded … well, holding their eyes closed! Let me advise you that our classroom doesn’t usually look this chaotic!

 

A VISIT FROM PAST STUDENTS

This week we had several visits from past students, and let me tell you how proud I was to see them graduated and in their school uniforms! Great to see you again Caesar, Ed and David!

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Good to see ya again boys!

SPORT IN THE PARK

As usual, we ended the week with a nice and easy game of basketball in the park! We also had a surprise guest and recent graduate, Francis!

 

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A visit from a past student

I hope you can join us again next time as we continue to prepare for high school in new and exciting ways!

Until next time …

– Owen (teacher of H.S.P.)

 

 

Graduating Students 21/07/2017

Another Friday means another day of goodbyes…
Congratulations to these wonderful students who are graduating today.
You will all be very missed, good luck!!

Jay is graduating from Christy’s Focus First Class. He has been with us at Lexis for a long and will be incredibly missed by his classmates & the staff. Lucky for us he isn’t leaving for good and will be returning to Lexis to study a Certificate 3 in Business. Good luck Jay!!

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Flower & Alex are graduating from Ellie’s Pre-Intermediate Class.
Flower was always an enthusiastic, happy student and has improved a lot. All the best in your future Flower!
Alex has worked really hard and should be very proud of himself.  He is taking a short break, and hoping to come back and continue his studies here at Lexis. See you soon Alex!

Tomoyo is graduating from Peter’s Upper-Intermediate Class. She should now feel confident in most everyday situations as her speaking is excellent! She has been a pleasure to have in the classroom and a very popular member of class. Best of luck in the future Tomoyo!

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Giwoong is graduating from Dave’s Sunset Academic Class. He has done very well and improved greatly during his time at Lexis. He has put in a lot of hardwork and should be very proud. Best of luck Giwoong!

Sujung is graduating from Steve’s IELTS Class. She has put a lot of effort into improving her English skills and she knows has quite a good understanding of the IELTS test and the strategies needed to perform well. Good luck Sujung!

 

Mount Coolum National Park

Another perfect day climbing Mount Coolum with these wonderful students.
Thanks for an awesome Wednesday afternoon! ❤️⛰

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The impressive dome-shaped Mount Coolum, which rises 208m above sea level and is visible from many locations across the Sunshine Coast, is a central feature of this small park.

Montane heath—a plant community with many rare and threatened species—survives on Mount Coolum’s summit. On the Sunshine Coast this plant community only grows here and on a few peaks in Glass House Mountains National Park.

The protected coastal plains within the park conserve a range of plant communities including wallum, paperbark wetlands, open eucalypt forest and rainforest remnants. They were all once common across the Sunshine Coast prior to extensive clearing for a rapidly increasing human population. Approximately half of all the plant species that occur on the Sunshine Coast are represented in Coolum National Park.