Wishing All our Students a Very Happy New Year 2012

Dear Students,

I wish you all a very happy New Year. I hope that you have a fun and safe celebration ‘Aussie’ style.

Remember that the first day back is Tuesday January 3rd 2012. Check the student notice board for your class and teacher. If you have any concerns come and see me or our Senior Teacher Lucy.

Cindy is organising a BIG WELCOME BBQ for everyone at 2pm at Kamel Bar, Nomads Backpackers.  I Look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new students then. 

Becky

Becky Cantor Director of Studies

 

Poole Gakuin JHS go Kayaking and have a BBQ.

Students enjoy kayaking on the river and an Australian BBQ!

After meeting the instructors and finally getting everybody a life jacket they all grabbed an oar and gathered round Intructor Tim for a lesson in how to paddle.

Once they were sat in their Kayaks and the other instructors had pushed them off they all started to put into action Tim’s careful instructions. With one instructor leading from the front and one instructor at the back the students all floated in the middle and went in various different directions up the river.

After a couple of rescues and collisions with each other the students who were starting to get tired began to paddle back to shore with continuous shouts from all instructors and teachers of ‘Migi Migi!’, ‘Hidari, Hidari!’

Instructor Tim gives his instructions, pushes them off and they paddle away!

 

Relieved to be back on dry land the students made their way a few hundred yards down the river where some amazing food had been prepared and delivered to our barbecue station. The students host families arrived and everybody enjoyed a drink and some food before getting involved in Australia’s most popular game – Cricket!

Despite the girls holding the cricket bat as if it was a baseball bat they all got the hang of it and a mix of host mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters were all running after the ball and having great fun.

The students enjoy the delicious food and play some cricket with the host families!

It was a very hot day and a beautiful place to go Kayaking and have a barbecue but in the heat and after all that hard work the students were ready to go home with their host families early in the afternoon.

A great Australian day!

Lexis English Noosa Students Are Hunting And Gathering

Students got a team together and raced around Noosa Junction for a Scavenger Hunt this week.

The teams got their sneakers on and their cameras ready to gather as many items as possible in 30 minutes to win a $60 gift card to use for their BBQ by the river. Congratulations to our Brazilian students Tiago, Lucas, Conrado, David and Felipe who will be enjoying a free BBQ and booze by the river courtesy of Lexis English.

And The Winner Is…

The winners of the Lexis English ‘groom your classroom’ Christmas competition were announced in the courtyard at lunchtime today. 

Both teachers and students looked nervous and excited. There was only meant to be one winner but there were so many thought out themes and such creativity that 2 categories and an overall winner were announced.

And the winners are:

Best Christmas Message:
Room 4: Danielle’s Advanced General English
Room 2: Annette’s Pre Intermediate C

Best Christmas Spirit:
Room 5: Daniela’s Elementary B
Room 6: Phil’s Business Class

Best Classroom:
Room 8: Deb’s IELTS Class

Congratulations to all the winners! All classrooms looked phenomenal. Thank you to all the students and teachers for your enthusiasm in making our campus look festive for the Christmas season.

Don’t forget that we have a Christmas party this Friday from 12.30pm and Christmas carols in the common room at 1pm. Drinks and snacks provided. Dress in Christmas colours. Lexis English Noosa… the decorations are done… now it’s time to get really festive!!!

Lexis English Groom Your Classroom – Judgement Day

Today was the judging of the Christmas ‘groom your classroom’ competition. All the classrooms looked amazing and were so unique. It will be very hard for the judges to decide who will win the $100 coles myer gift card. The winner will be announced tomorrow lunchtime in the courtyard. But for now… you be the judge and have a look at some of these creative classrooms!