Christmas Carols at Cotton Tree

Festive cheer will be in the air at Cotton Tree Park as the spirit of Christmas is celebrated at Sunshine Coast Council’s Carols at Cotton Tree on Saturday 3 December.

The free, family-friendly event program boasts an exciting line up of talented musicians and children’s entertainment, including an appearance by Santa himself.

To conclude the celebrations, a spectacular fireworks extravaganza will take place at 8.30pm.

Bring a blanket and picnic basket (no glass and alcohol) as the roving entertainment kicks off from 5.30pm, and carol’s program starts at 6.30pm.
On the evening, food and drink stalls will be provided by local community organisations. Carols at Cotton Tree starts at 6.30pm in Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Cotton Tree. 

It’s time to say goodbye…….

Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to a lot of our current students on Friday. But we want to celebrate your time here at Lexis English so….on Friday we will have a whole school International Lunch celebration! Please bring typical food from your country to share with your friends. Your teachers will bring some typical Aussie food and Lexis English will provide some Australian wine. Start planning and cooking everyone ~ it’s going to be a huge celebration!!!!

Looking for something new to do this weekend?

Secrets Only a Local Would Know

A GLASS TO THE BRIM with sweet, cold vanilla ice cream, accompanied with a double shot of espresso in a jug. This is the Baked Poetry Café’s unique iced coffee and it’s gastronomically orgasmic. Baked Poetry Café is situated in the courtyard of Peregian Shopping Centre.

AFTER A CRISP, EARLY morning surf or ocean swim at Alexandra Headland, stroll up in your togs to the relaxed Beach Kiosk at the Alex Surf Club for a beachside breakfast. salt road tests this secret on a  regular basis and recommends the breakfast wrap, which is made fresh on the spot, washed down with a steamy coffee. Order to go or perch at a table and watch the nippers scramble to and from the surf or the regular stream of walkers, runners and cyclists who pound the path that hugs the coast.

IF YOU’RE A LOVER OF CLASSIC old-style Australian pubs that ooze charm and have a great bar to perch at, then salt recommends a visit to the Apollionian Hotel, Laguna Street, Boreen Point. Sit out in the bougainvillea-lined deck, order a counter meal and a jug full of golden beer and settle in for a lazy Sunday session.

GET FRESH AT COTTON TREE is a gourmet grocer of the highest standard. It’s a feast for the eyes for first time customers where a long timber table sits in the centre of the shop overflowing with bright, healthy produce. At the back of the shop sits a boutique bakery selling fresh bread and gourmet pies. Get Fresh was established by Grant and Nadine Imlach, who moved with their children from the chilly streets of Queenstown in New Zealand to the laid back coastal culture of Cotton Tree.  They’ve been in produce all their working lives and it shows with their newest venture. Shop 10, 1 King Street, Cotton Tree. 5443 3131.

Happy Birthday to Takahiro


 On Monday we welcomed 11 new students from Japan, Germany, Lichtenstein, Austria and France. We also noticed it was Takahiro’s birthday so we surprised him with a cake and a beautiful rendition of “Happy Birthday” sang by students from all over the world.


We hope you all enjoy your time with us here at Lexis English Maroochydore!!

Melbourne Cup Day Celebrations

The whole school got together to celebrate Melbourne Cup day in traditional Australian fashion. Teachers Andy, Jonathan and Rainee took control of the BBQ and cooked for all of the students. Teams of students got together to create hats and head pieces to try and win the best hat competition. We also had a fashion parade for the best dressed male and the best dressed female – it was a close competition but in the end Khalid Alhafi and Yuki Keage were the winners! In true Aussie tradition students took part in Cup Day sweeps, paying $1 to choose a horse from a hat in the hope of winning the prize money. The day ended by watching the most famous horse race in Australia on the big screen. We can’t wait to do it all again next year…..

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