Graduation – 5.10.18

Today we say good-bye to 6 of our Lexis Sunshine Coast students.

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Zannat and Vanessa from Patricia’s Upper – Intermediate class, Yili and Ruth from Annie’s Upper – Intermediate class and Xiang from Sam’s Intermediate class.

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We wish them all the best with their English in the future and hope to see them all very soon!

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.

 

 

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.)

HSP: The BIGGEST Farewell Yet!

The time has finally come to say goodbye to the HUGE group of HSPers that have made up one of the craziest, funnest and cleverest classes I have had the pleasure of teaching! It was a long 20 weeks filled with challenges, excitement and learning, where we all made some very strong memories and lasting friendships! It was very difficult to say goodbye to these 12 young adults who have grown so much over the last 5 months. Let’s take a look at the final day …

GRADUATION: CERTIFICATES AND A HANDSHAKE!

As we came to the end of the day, it was finally time for the graduating students to officially graduate and receive their certificates … and a handshake! Let’s take a look at some of the action.

All graduating students received a little gift with their certificates. There was one surprise for one of our students …

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Sohee (Korea) celebrates her birthday on Monday (22nd of January), her first day of high school in Australia! Sohee had also been a huge help to me personally on a number of class projects, so it was my turn to say happy birthday and thank you with an enlarged print of a class photo and a soft koala! Happy birthday Sohee, I hope you have a great first day, and an amazing experience at high school.

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PARTY TIME!

With formalities out of the way, we went out to the park and began preparing and cooking ingredients for hamburgers on the BBQ! It was a lovely afternoon and everyone worked together to put together some AMAZING hamburgers! Oh, so yummy!

While most were preparing and cooking, some students took a little time out to play frisbee.

… but the hamburgers were AMAZING!! A BIG thank you to Lexis Maroochydore for organising this party for us all!

We wish you all the very best as you all go into high school. I hope you continue to work hard and have a great time! Stay in touch!

Until next time …

Owen (Teacher of H.S.P.)