IN H.S.P. THIS WEEK
This week, we were blessed to have Oceane from Tahiti join us. She will be with our class for the next several weeks on a part-time basis, and we are so thankful to have her with us. Welcome Oceane! We hope you enjoy your stay with us in H.S.P., in Lexis English Sunshine Coast and in Australia.
The new addition to our class, Oceane (left) chats with Alice (right) as the boys play hard behind them.
This week we have been looking at poetry as a writing style, focusing on describing our feelings and the world around us. One of the styles of poetry we looked at was the traditional Japanese Haiku … in English of course! Students learned that a Haiku poem consists of 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second, and 5 syllables in the third. Here are some of the students in action:
Henry finishing off his Haiku
Students working hard on their poetry.
Anh reads us her Haiku poem.
Felix surprised us all with this lovely Haiku:
© Felix Peng, 2016
In our PE lessons this week we have been looking into the human body and the systems that make up our amazingly crafted bodies. Touching on the main organs and body parts, we dove into the amazing details of
the systems that keep our body functioning. These included the Muscular, Skeletal, Digestive, Respiratory, Circulatory, Immune and other systems. The English vocabulary for this subject was challenging, however, the students were so fascinated at how perfect and complex our bodies work, I don’t think they noticed!
Tavi, Alice and Felix discuss the workings of the digestive system.
Our class learning about the various systems of the human body.
Identifying the organs that make up the digestive system.
On a Friday afternoon, what better way to finish the day and the week with some ball sports and running around (or sitting and chatting for some of our girls)! The sports this week were AFL (just the kicking and catching part) and basketball. It was a hot day but the students didn’t seem to mind at all. As the boys got stuck into some serious sporting fun, the girls chilled out in the shade, chatting and getting to know each other. Here’s some of the action from that day:
While there was basketball going on, we had some students burning off a ton of energy with an AFL football. Check out this AMAZING catch from Henry!
Tavi about to kick the football sky high.
Tavi had a little trouble today – he just couldn’t quite keep his eye on the ball …
Oh, SO close! Next time for sure!
Nearly got it … next time!
Ahh, SO close … maybe next time!
Oh well … better luck next week!
… maybe next time, Tavi!
Ataberk taking it easy!
Getting myself involved in the ball sports!
With all that energy burned off, I think these guys should get some good rest over the weekend and be ready to do it all again next week!
Don’t miss next week as we test the affects of heat absorption on various colours in our science lesson. We will also be preparing for the Lexis Christmas party. It’s going to be a blast!
– Owen (Teacher of H.S.P.)