Graduating students 2.11.18

Unfortunately for us Friday also means we have to say goodbye to some wonderful students that have been studying with us here at Lexis Sunshine Coast.

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Kumi is graduating from Sonia & Hayley’s Pre-Intermediate Class.

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Yuka & Chompunut are graduating from Patricia’s Upper-Intermediate A Class.

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Nadja and Sayoko is graduating from Peter’s Upper-Intermediate Class.

 

We are sad to see you all go but it has been a pleasure having you study with us.

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Enjoy your next adventure & never forget your time at Lexis Sunshine Coast! 🙂

Have the best weekend everyone!

Yoga

This afternoon the Lexis Sunshine Coast students enjoyed a Yoga class with Madalene.

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It’s nice to have the chance to relax and recharge after a week of school just in time for the weekend.

We hope you all enjoyed your afternoon activity and can’t wait to see you on the next activity.

It’s Friday!!

That’s right it’s Friday!!! So let’s have a look at what’s happening on the Sunshine Coast this weekend.

Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast

Okoberfest

Oktoberfest Sunshine Coast, Huge multicultural event full of German food, Beers, fun & games plus live bands, Djs and much more. Purchase your early bird ticket now before they all sell out. www.oktoberfestsc.com.au
Tickets · $39.90-$49.90
20th October 2018 Saturday from 11:00-21:00

 

Nambour Outdoor Movies – ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’Willy Wonka

Join us in Quota Park Nambour for a screening of the candyman classic flick ‘WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’ on Saturday 20 October. This is a new date after rain postponed the Oct 6 screening.

Come early to get yourself a spot and set up your blankets and picnics, in preparation for the screening to start around 6.30pm(ish).

Entry to the movies is by donation.

The screening is a fundraiser for Thriving Families Nambour, who will have a BBQ, snacks and cold drinks for sale on the night.

A big thanks to supporters DownTown, Carolans First National Real Estate Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Mitre 10, Nutrition Asylum, Sprinkles Nambour and Marty Hunt MP – Member for Nicklin.

About ‘WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’:

The world is astounded when candy man Willy Wonka, for years a recluse, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of his factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate.

Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme.

But in movieland, magic can happen.

Charlie, along with four somewhat odious other children (a glutton, a spoiled peanut heiress, a gum fanatic and a television fanatic) get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the most fantastic, eccentric factory imaginable.

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Aussie World

Aussie Worls is hosting a Halloween Festevil on Saturday 20th October from 17:00-22:00

Address: 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview, Sunshine Coast, Queensland 4553
Tickets · $35-$49
and can be purchased through their website: http://www.aussieworld.com.au

Halloween Party – Let’s Dance

Halloween Dance party
**SPOOKY HALLOWEEN** LATIN DANCE PARTY 3 ROOMS OF LATIN MUSIC!
RSVP ‘Going’ on FB and pay only $5 at the door!
AT THE DOOR: General Admission $10, LDL Unlimited Members $7
Includes intro class, finger food and music till late.Dress theme: Halloween (of course) (optional)

DOORS OPEN 7PM TO LATE!
7.30pm Intro Class (in the main room)
8 pm Social Dancing
Everyone is invited for a Saturday night of latin dancing fun and celebrate Halloween a little earliler! Hours of non-stop dance guaranteed! Snacks and nibbles available to keep you going! BYO drinks

Room 1: Salsa & Bachata
Room 2: Zouk & Samba
Room 3: BYO MUSIC & Make it your own! Kizomba, Forro, Reggaeton, Merengrue, Cha Cha and more!

Introduce your friends with our Intro Class 7.30pm – 8pm
OR come purely for the Social Dancing – doors open 7pm, party really kicks off 8pm!

JOIN US AT Lets Dance Latin Studio: Shop 5, 17-19 Beach Road, Maroochydore
(5 min walk from Big Top)

PARKING: Evening street parking is available

QUERIES:
Phone: 0403 002 464
Email: info@letsdancelatin.com.au
Follow us on Facebook & Instragram @letsdancelatin
Website: www.letsdancelatin.com.au

 

 

Holey Moley Mini Golf

Holey Moley

Hope you’re ready to rename it the Funshine Coast, Maroochydore, because Holey Moley has brought the life and hole of the party to the Big Top’s Ocean Street Precinct!

We have teed up your complete mini golf, karaoke and bar experience. It’s not your regular mini golf course either, it’s the best mini golf on the Sunshine Coast, par none.

Whether you’re putting your stuff around 18 themed holes, or kicking it in a private karaoke room you’ll be able to do it while sipping the night away courtesy of our fully-equipped cocktail bar.

It’s mini golf, Sunny-side-up.

Noosa National Park

What a beautiful afternoon to explore the Noosa National Park and that’s exactly what our Lexis Sunshine Coast students did!!

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Only a short 40 minute drive from Maroochydore, the Noosa National park is home to scenic coastal views, native wildlife and beautiful walking tracks.

It’s definitely a must see while visiting the Sunshine Coast!

We hope you all enjoyed your afternoon activity and can’t wait to see you on the next one!

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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.)

HSP: Farewell Japanese Study Tour

As the week came to a close we were blessed to be a part of the farewell bbq for the Japanese students. A last get-together before the headed back to Japan, we all had a ball … and many of the Japanese students got a taste of an Aussie sausage sizzle for the first time! We’ll take a look at the fun that was had that afternoon, but before I do, let me introduce our newest HSPers who will be staying with us for only a short time before heading back to their countries.

OUR NEW HSPers

The Newbies

We have two lovely girls all the way from Japan – Natsumi and Rinka, and the lovely Stella, from South Korea!

Welcome Newbie

You know the two blokes (boys) on the ends, Leo from Thailand and Hui from China, but let me introduce the lovely Tim, from China. He will be with us only for a short time before he goes back to China.

We hope you all feel welcome here on the Sunshine Coast and have a wonderful time at Lexis!

FAREWELL JAPANESE STUDY TOUR

As well fired up the barbie (well, pushed the button), Leilani graciously gave her time to cook up some sizzling snags (I would’ve helped, but I had a camera in my hands … sorry Leilani)!! Delicious!

And as you can see the students quite literally devoured them!

It was liked they’d never tasted a sausage before!! Anyway, they had a great time and again, our students had a wonderful time mingling with them for one last time …

… I think their teacher may have been a model once upon a time!! What do you think?

Farewell BBQ: A group Photo (with whoever was left)

And like in typical Japanese tradition, it was group photo time (well, that may have been my idea)!!

We wish them all the very best as they head back to Japan and settle back into school and life. We hope you had a safe trip and we would love to hear from you (or better yet – see you) again. But most of all, we hope you had a great experience in Australia, and we hope you never forget it!

See ya later mate!

– From all of us at Lexis Sunshine Coast (and the HSP class)

Fresh Faces

Here are our three new students for the week. One student has been here two years, some have just arrived. Don’t be shy, come say ‘hi’! Even if you’ve studied at Lexis a long time, you might be able to get some advice on places to go on the Sunshine Coast from our long-term resident, Sojeong.

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