Graduating Students

Today we say farewell to 7 of our students from Lexis Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Lexis Campus

Zi Hang, Jiatong, Yingwen and Yixuan were here doing their High School Preparation Course from China. We wish them all the best with their future studies, especially with their English!

Owen’s Intermediate Class

Thomas from France, Ryota from Japan and Eugene from Latvia are also finishing today. We wish them all the best with their English studies and also their travels around Australia. Good Luck and we’ll see you next time your in Australia.

 

 

Weekend Adventures

Looking for something to do this weekend?

There are a lot of adventures you could have on the Sunshine Coast.

 

The Buderim Forest Waterfall Walk Buderim-Falls

Less than a ten minute drive from Cotton Tree and you’ll find yourself at the foot of Buderim Forest and at one of two entry points to the Buderim Forest walk. Access at this point is off Harry’s Lane which runs of Lindsay Rd. The track winds it way through a rainforest of trees beside bubbling Martin’s Creek interrupted by small waterfalls and cascades until you reach what is unofficially known as “Serenity Falls”. Take a moment to listen to the sounds of nature or hold your breath and plunge into the refreshing rock pool.

 

Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine PlazaCentral to all locations, Maroochydore’s Sunshine Plaza is the major shopping centre for the Sunshine Coast. Apart from being home to a number of the major retailers, a vast array of coffee shops, cafes and restaurants can be found within the centre. A number of these are positioned along the boardwalk overlooking the water. The major cinema complex for the Sunshine Coast is also housed within the complex along the boardwalk area. The Plaza is a liesurely walk away from Cotton Tree or a take a bus and be there within minutes.

 

Australia Zoo

Located an hour north of Brisbane, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo is a Australia Zooteam of passionate conservationists working around-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other.

Steve and Terri Irwin’s vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world, and there is no other zoo like Australia Zoo!

 

Sea Life Sunshine Coast

Underwater WorldSEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is a multi-award winning, all weather visitor attraction. Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths. Get up close to over 10,000 ceatures including Australia’s largest collection of jellyfish. Meet our rare weedy sea dragons, our resident seals plus over 20 species of shark and rays.

 

Ocean Street Night Markets

On the second Friday of every monthOcean street markets

Ocean St Maroochydore comes alive

with the best artisan and food market

on the Sunshine Coast. Next markets

our on Friday 9th March from 5pm.

 

 

Solbar – Maroochydore Ocean Street

SolbarFriday Night – High Tropics at Solbar from 8pm

Saturday Night – Solbar Got the Blues – Little Billie, Dan Horne, Minnie Marks from 8pm

Sunday Afternoon – Sol Sundays – Tay Oskee Live + Mark Hutchison Guest DJ set from 4pm

Grab a cold drink and watch the live music!

 

Jobs Available

Looking for a job on the Sunshine Coast?

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Sushi chef & hot food chef Required for Japanese Restaurant

– Listed on 5.3.18

Restaurant on the Sunshine coast requires kitchen cook/chefs and/or sushi chefs to start work immediately, Restaurant sits about 75 people, and is located on the Sunshine coast.You will be working with a dedicated team in a dynamic and fast environment, it will be your attention to detail and passion for providing quality food and service that will be of greatest value. As a Sushi Chefs you will possess:Proven sushi and sashimi experience, As a hot food chef, proven Asian food cooking experience is required. Ability to excel under pressure

A commitment to providing exceptional service

Strong work ethic

For your dedication and commitment to further enhancing the reputation of this newly opened restaurant you will be rewarded with:

An attractive salary package

An employer committed to your career development in a supportive working environment

Living in one of the best locations in Australia on the warm Sunshine coast.

Must have one of the following, Australian citizen, PR visa or a valid australian working visa or student visa.

No VISA sponsorships.

Apply for this position by forwarding your resume to:

Cherry Blossom Tree

You will be asked the following questions when you apply:

Are you eligible to work in Australia?

How many years experience do you have in a similar role?

What is the postcode of the suburb or town you live in?

When are you available to start?

What is your expected annual salary?

Cherry Blossom Tree

Barista Mooloolaba – Listed on 4.3.18

Barista with experience required in beachside cafe in Mooloolaba. Includes some weekend work. Must enjoy customer service and like working in a busy environment.

Please send resume to thomas.mundy@bigpond.com

Food and Beverage Superstar – Listed 3.3.18

Mooloolaba QLD

 

 

 

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast

I like to say a big warm welcome to our 6 new students starting with us at The Sunshine Coast Campus.

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Starting from the left we have Sophia from China. She is joining us for 3 weeks and is very excited to improve her English!

Yukihisa has traveled from Japan to come to the Sunshine Coast to improve his English. He worked part time in his country and would love to work where he can use his English skills. Yukihisa is also excited to see all our beautiful Australian wildlife while he is here.

Yu is visiting us from Japan and in his country he is a Teacher. He has come to Australia to improve his English and hopefully teacher it to his students. He has heard the Australia is a very friendly country and had to experience it for himself!

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Nicole has traveled all  the way from Switzerland to be with us here on the Sunshine Coast. She works as a Pharmacist in Switzerland and would like to improve her English as much as possible before returning. She has also heard that Australia has very beautiful places to visit and can’t wait to start exploring.

Angie is visiting us from Colombia. She is a student in her home country and would like to improve her English as she thinks that it is very important skill to have. She is also looking forward to traveling around Australia and seeing all our beautiful beaches and wildlife.

Yessika is also visiting us from Colombia. She is a student in her home country and is very much looking forward to travelling around Australia and seeing what this beautiful country has to offer.

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Mount Coolum

Such a beautiful afternoon activity

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Mount Coolum offers spectacular coastal views, rare and threatened plants, wildflowers, birdlife and geology feature.

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.

Such a beautiful way to spend the afternoon and it looks like everyone had an amazing time.

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Looking forward to seeing you all on our next afternoon.

HSP: Bonding with Japanese Students

Over the last few weeks we have been busy enjoying the company of another study tour from Japan. Many new friendships were created with these beautiful young people, and we all had a whole lot of fun during the three weeks they were here. It was an exciting few weeks and it was difficult to say goodbye! Let’s take a look at what we got up to with our Japanese friends …

CASTLES IN THE SAND

In groups, students were given the task of building the best sand castle in order to win a prize. What we got was pretty creative …

Although the groups were pretty competitive, I think they all had a great time!

The finished sand castles …

… and the winners …

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We were lucky enough to join the Japanese students as part of our Aboriginal Studies unit to try out our Aboriginal art skills on boomerangs.

… hmmm, not quite ‘aboriginal’ art!!

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Take a look at these finished projects …

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SPORT WITH THE JAPANESE

Or course, we HAD to play as many ‘Aussie’ sports as we could! We started with ultimate frisbee (not really ‘Australian’ but definitely NOT Japanese)!

Then we ended up with cricket!

It was such a great experience with such a lovely group of Japanese people! We had a great time and we were so excited to meet you and join in the fun with all of you. We hope you had a great time in Australia, on the Sunshine Coast!

Join us next time as we welcome some new students who will be visiting us from China for 3 weeks, we can’t wait to meet you! We will also be saying goodbye to one of our longest running HSPers, Boss. Don’t miss it!

Until then …

Owen (Teacher of H.S.P.)