Beach Safety – Noosa Beach

Heading down to Mainbeach this weekend?

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Here’s a great site with all the information you need before you hit the waves – http://beachsafe.org.au/beach/qld1532 .  You can search for all the other beaches in the region on the same site.

Speed Dating English

The  Intermediate classes joined forces today to practice English through a speed dating activity. 

The students said it was a really fun way to learn the ‘important’ English they will need for the Koala Bar tonight.

Do You Need Help Planning Your Travels?

Feel like doing something fun this weekend? Want some advice on buses and flights?

Ask your questions at the Global Village Travel Desk, courtesy of Tribal Travel.  Look out for Kayley (pictured) every Tuesday and Thursday lunch break.  She’d love to help, and has some great ideas for local and Australia-wide adventures.

Best Beaches in the World

After a game of beach volleyball, the best way to cool down is to have a quick swim. Then spend some time in the sun to work on your tan. Noosa Main Beach is perfect for just lying around and when it gets too hot, the protected water of Laguna Bay is a refreshing 25 degrees.These Swiss students were soaking up the summer sun yesterday at Main Beach after calling an early finish to their volleyball game.

FCE News

Here is a great example of the writing tasks our FCE students are doing.

Last Friday, I went to the cinema to watch Invictus with the FCE classes. It’s about Nelson Mandela’s life when he was just elected President of South Africa. And wanted to see his dream become a reality; black and white people who will be equal under the same flag.

At this time the rugby world vup took place in South Africa and rugby was still a sport for white people. Mandela used this opportunity to unify South Africans under the Spring Boke team, symbol of the apartheid.

He knew that if the spring Boke won all the country could be unified. He asked the Spring Boke captain to work with him to help him achieve this.

It was such a great movie with famous actors; Morgan Freeman (Mandela) and Matt Damon(Francois). It helpd to understand what happened in this country at this time and what Nelson Mandela had lived in prison.

Before watching the movie, we did some language  activities about the movie and sang the movie’s theme song and read the poem ‘Invictus. In the afternoon, we discussed the movie and the different interpretation of it.

Thanks to my teacher, I watched a great movie, learned something about the history of South Africa and improved my understanding.

Finally, I want to share with you a part of the poem I really like, which helped Nelson Mandela incarceration in prison for 9000 days.

              I thank whatever gods may be

              For my unconquerable soul

             I am the master of my fate

             I am captain of my soul

 Marc Kinder  from FCE 2   Dionne

Meat Pies, Vegemite and Beer… So Aussie

As a prelude to yesterday’s national holiday, students were introduced to some fair dinkum Australian activities. We started with a pie eating competition which included 4 party pies, a big spoon full of Vegemite and a can of beer to wash it down.

Congratulations to Sophie from Switzerland who downed the pies, beer and Vegemite in less than one minute

After the pie eating competition, we had a thong (flip flop) throwing competition. Congratulations to Mohammed from Saudi Arabia for being the most accurate and skillful thrower of thongs!!