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!

 

Lexis English Video Competition!

Would you like to win a $1000 Backpackers World Travel voucher to explore Australia?

Enter our school-wide video competition and be in the running to win this amazing prize! Videos should be under 2 minutes & feature your studying experience at Lexis –school, classmates, fun times and location.

To submit your entry simply:

  1. Go to your Lexis English Group on Facebook
  2. Click Add Photo/Video at the top of the group
  3. Click Upload a Photo/Video and select your video – under 2 minutes
  4. Comment with your name followed by “entry for the Destination Lexis Competition
  5. When you’re ready to share, click Post
  6. Five of the most creative videos from each campus will be selected as finalists
  7. Videos must be submitted to your Facebook group page by Friday, 11th March 2016
  8. The finalists will be uploaded onto Lexis’ YouTube channel & the most likes win!

Terms & Conditions apply.

The winner will be announced on 1 April 2016.

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Lexis Sunshine Coast and Seoul campuses are approved OET Test Centres!

We are delighted to announce Lexis Sunshine Coast and Lexis Korea are now approved OET test centres.

The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET Test materials are designed to reflect real medical workplace scenarios, meaning that candidates can be confident that they will know exactly what to expect, and feel more confident on test day.

The OET provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in medical and health professional settings.

OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Veterinary Science

Why the OET?

The OET is recognised and trusted by more than 30 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Many organisations, including hospitals, universities and colleges, are using OET as proof of a candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in a demanding healthcare environment. In addition, OET is recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a number of visa categories, including work and student visas.

Many candidates currently employed in, or considering working in a healthcare related field choose the OET as it employs the English language that they are most familiar with – the same language that they use every day at work.

Where can I take the OET?

Lexis Sunshine Coast is a registered OET Examination Centre. Our next  2016 examination date will be:

Saturday 9 April 2016

Applications open: 18 Feb to 16 Mar

Results published: 3 May 16

I’m not sure I’m ready for the exam!

If you are concerned that you may not yet have the required level of English for your OET target score, please contact us here to arrange a language assessment. We will be pleased to assist you in arranging an appropriate course of study prior to your examination date.

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Lexis is pleased to announce our new Business and TESOL courses!

From February 22nd, students will be able to study Business and TESOL programs at Lexis. These courses will run from 2pm to 7.30pm on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with optional Supervised Consolidation of Learning class available each Thursday.

Our Business and TESOL programs are fully accredited for student visas, and are ideal for students finishing their English program at Lexis and looking for a further challenge while they extend their stay in Noosa, Byron Bay or the Sunshine Coast.

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To enter the Certificate III in Business, you will need to have an Intermediate level of English at Lexis, or an equivalent IELTS score of 5. For the Certificate IV in TESOL, you will need to be in Upper Intermediate, or at a 6-6.5 IELTS equivalent.

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To launch our new courses, we are offering our current students an opening special for the 30 week Certificate III in Business – $3000, including all registration and materials fees. The usual price for this course will be $4500.

For more details, speak to your Academic Manager!

Certificate III in Business (BSB30115)

Certificate IV in TESOL (10429NAT)

RTO: 41178

CRICOS: 03459G

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