Noosa National Park

On Friday afternoon Lexis Sunshine Coast students were lucky enough to enjoy the beautiful Noosa National Park. 1312
The National Park features the spectacular coastal scenery of Noosa Headland, and nearby areas around Lake Weyba, Peregian and Coolum. Surrounded by development, this park is a wildlife sanctuary, protecting beautiful stands of eucalypt forest, woodland, melaleuca wetland, colourful wallum heathland and pockets of dense vine-strewn rainforest.

Unfortunately we didn’t spot any Koalas, Dolphins or Whales but how could you be disappointed with that when you get to see these wonderful views… We couldn’t have chosen a better start to our weekend! ✨

New Students 27.11.2017

Welcome to this wonderful bunch joining us at Lexis Sunshine Coast! So nice to meet you all this morning, we hope you have a wonderful first day!27.11Diana is from Trujillo, Peru where she was working as a Barista. She had just finished studying to be a Flight Attendant and then started studying Pastry. She is here to improve her English as she wants to study Cookery in TAFE. She chose to come to Australia because her brother & sister live here and she thinks this country in just wonderful.

Juliana is from Porto Alegre, Brazil where she was Studying Law. She is here because she wants to improve her English and she has always dreamed about living in Australia even if it is just for a short time. She has always wanted to come here to get in touch with all of the different cultures & to explore the amazing nature.

Luiz is from Foz Do Igaucu, Brazil where he worked with his Dad on a Farm. He is here to improve his English skills and chose Australia because of the amazing energy he believes this country has.

Youngjun is from Busan, South Korea where he worked as a Pipe-fitter in a Shipping Yard. He is here studying English because he has studied at this school before and he enjoyed it so he decided to come back. He chose Australia initially because his girlfriend was studying Nursing here so he came with her.

Angel is from Malaga, Spain where he worked Developing and Designing products as a Mechanical Engineer and a Software Design Teacher.  He is here studying English because he knows he needs it to be able to get a well paid job in his country. He chose to come to Australia because of the exotic places, good weather and the quality of life.

Blanca is also from Malaga, Spain where she works as a Tax Adviser. She is here to improve her English for her CV and to find a better job in Spain. She chose to come to Australia because she had many friends that have told her about their experiences here and because the weather is just like her city in Spain.

 

 

 

Graduating Students 24.11.2017

A very sad but happy day today! A massive congratulations to our Cambridge students finishing today, you have all worked so hard and it has been an absolute pleasure having you all here. Best of luck for your exams in the coming week & enjoy your travels around Australia! IMG_6520IMG_6518IMG_6519

Same goes for our General English graduates, all the best & thank you for being a part of the #lexisfamilyIMG_6517Juhee is graduating from Peter’s Intermediate Class. She has grown in confidence as she has progressed in the course and should feel very proud of her improvement. She has been a great member of class and will be missed by the other students. We wish you the very best for your future Juhee, good luck!

IMG_6521Anja is graduating from Sonia & Liz’s Upper-Intermediate Class. She is a strong speaker and has a broad understanding of vocabulary and grammar. She has been a pleasure to know and and to have in the class. Good luck for your future Anja!

Juliana is also graduating from Sonia & Liz’s Upper-Intermediate Class. She is a diligent student who knows the course material well and demonstrates a clear understanding of the language. We will see you when you return for Cambridge in January Juliana, enjoy your break!

HSP: Speeches and Other Stuff!

This week was a little more focused on expanding our students skills in public speaking and delivering speeches. Rather than having the students stand up and blurt out another boring speech, we did this ‘HSP style’ … with fun, fun, fun!! Let’s take a look at some of the games and activities we did this week.

THE THREE-HEADED FORTUNE TELLER

As a warm-up to our public speaking activities, three of our students got the chance to answer other students questions about their future. The catch was that the three students had to take it in turns saying only ONE word at a time. Needless to say, the class was in hysterics as we heard some strange and quite twisted stories of our futures!

THE SPEECH GAME

With 4 table groups in the class, students took turns choosing a topic at random and delivering an impromptu non-stop speech for 45 seconds! The rules were; the can pass on a topic 2 times, non pausing or stalling, stick to the topic, speak for 45 seconds. Points were given based on their performance and how many rules were broken. The nerves were quickly settled once we got started and realised how much fun public speaking can actually be!

SCIENCE: PRESSURE / DENSITY

This week’s science focus was on pressure and density, with particular regard to water. Students learned about the workings of a submarine, how it dives, how it resurfaces, and all of the forces that help it to operate underwater. They then got to make their own submarines using a 1.25L bottle of water, a pen lid and some blutak (plasticine). The pen lid, with the blutak stuck to it for weight, floated on the the water at the top of the bottle. But as pressure was applied to the sides of the bottle, the pen lid sank to the bottom. How does it work?? Well, I’ll let you do the research or even the experiment for that one! Here’s a look at the students at work.

STUDENT SURVEYS

We had the privilege of joining with another class to answer some survey question they had made earlier. Their questions focused on mobile phone and internet usage, with questions like, ‘When was the last time you used the internet?’, ‘How often do you use the internet each day?’, and ‘Do you check your phone as soon as you wake up?’. To be honest, some of the answers from my students surprised even me … and that’s saying something!

MELBOURNE CUP DAY!

It was the Melbourne Cup day this last week! What is the Melbourne Cup?? It is the biggest horse race in Australia, and is also the biggest excuse to win/lose money on betting, dress up in high fashion and wear an over exuberant hat! For the Melbourne Cup day this year, our HSPers learned the history of the Melbourne Cup, and were set the task to make a hat for the Lexis fashion show. Although they didn’t win any prizes for the best hat, our students had a great time and they actually made some pretty cool looking hats!

Then there was the fashion parade which was taken out by the lovely ladies in red! A special acknowledgement must be made to Taka (bottom left) for showcasing his extravagant fashion!

Then it was time for the race that stops a nation … the Melbourne Cup! What a race it was, and a nice little taste of Australian culture!

In the end our students had a great time and found the taste of Australian culture very interesting. It was a great afternoon for everyone and yet another chance to mingle with the entire student population of Lexis showing off some crazy hats and enjoying a fashion show!

Join us again for some more crazy adventures in High School Preparation!

Until next time …

Owen (Teacher of H.S.P.)

New Students 24.11.2017

A very warm welcome to our seven new students joining the #lexissunshinecoast family! We hope you have the best time with us here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast! ✨12

Ming in from Sichuan Chengdu, China where he was also a High School Student. He is here to improve his English and then go to an Australian High School.

Li Chenchen is from Shanxi Xian, China. He is here to learn English and then go onto an Australian High School.

Jia Xin is from Shanxi Xian, China where he was a High School Student. He is also here to study English and go to an Australian High School.

Rafael is from Belo Horizonte, Brazil where he works as a Civil Engineer. He is here to improve his English for his work and chose Australia as he believes it is a very organised country.

Thanh Tu is from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she was a student at High School. She is here because she believes Australia is a beautiful country with high-quality education and chose Lexis because there are more than 20 nationalities here!

Jiye Cha is from Ulsan, South Korea. She has come to Australia to work & learn English and has been told that Lexis School Teachers are the best! She also loves Australia’s natural landscape and the beautiful beaches.

Mai is from Oita, Japan where she worked at a Call Center for a Cosmetic Company. She is here because she wants to improve her English skills as she wants a job that uses English. She loves nature and animals and chose this school to be near the beach as she wants to try surfing!

 

 

 

Graduating Students 17.11.2017

Congratulations & farewell to the 5 students graduating from Lexis Sunshine Coast today. Thank you for being a part of the #lexisfamily , you will all be missed! IMG_6341IMG_6340Elly is graduating from Peter’s Intermediate Class. She has been a pleasure to have in class and has made excellent progress. She has very good speaking skills and should feel confident about managing every day situations. All the best in your future Elly!IMG_6342IMG_6339Larysa is graduating from Kate & Emily’s Elementary Class. She is an excellent team member of the class and is always willing to help others. Sh has grown so much in confidence throughout the past few months. Her high test results reflect her massive improvement. We wish you all the best Larysa!IMG_6346Patricia is graduating from Dylan’s Pre-Intermediate Class. She always completed her work and studies to a high level and made valuable contributions to the class. She has been a wonderful student & will be missed. Good luck Patricia!IMG_6309Janine is graduating from Simon’s Cambridge FCE Class. She has been a pleasant and hard-working student and always completed tasks willingly. She was an absolute pleasure to have here at Lexis and will be missed by her classmates. Best of luck in the future Janine!IMG_6343IMG_6344IMG_6338Yu is graduating from Steve’s FCE Class. She has put a lot of effort into her studies and has made significant improvement in all of her English skills. She has been with Lexis since the start of the year and will missed by everyone here. all the best for your future Yu!