It was our monthly Trivia at Student Uni Travel this afternoon and the topic was Geography. With question about Australia, Japan, Thailand, India, Switzerland, Italy and Noosa, the students had a chance to test their knowledge on these countries with some nice healthy snacks to go with it.
The winner of the 3rd prize went to Livia with a score of 21/24. Well done!
2nd prizes once again went to lucky Timmy who name was pulled out of the box against five other students and won himself a bottle of wine!
1st prize went to Luca who is also another lucky winner! He won his last trip with Student Uni Travel just two weeks ago with his smashing moves on the dance floor with Caroline!
Well done to all, and will see you all back there for next month’s Trivia!
It was a great afternoon to stay inside and get involved with some fun activities! We started off with bingo. A few students were really close to winning with only one number remaining on their sheets, but it was Iva who had her last lucky number called out to win the prize.
The next activity was Twister, which always makes for a good laugh. It was great to see the new students who arrived today, getting involved in the fun!!!
Welcome to the new students who arrived today from Brazil, Switzerland, Korea, Italy, Belgium Japan, and Saudi Arabia. I hope you all enjoy your time here in Noosa!
There was some wild music coming from the kitchen this afternoon for the Music Jam Competition! Students entered as groups of four with two guitarists, a drummer and a singer. The battle began with look alike Pussycat Dolls; Caroline, Livia, Lara and Anna.
They made a great start to the competition raising the bar from the rest of the competitors. The next band “Baby in a Blender” also put on an impressive performance for the audience with outstanding vocals from Jasmin, inspiring drumming from Benji and talented jamming from Timmy and Matthias.
And last but not least, were the ‘Crazy Mates’ with band members Ryan, Victor, Jinson and Matt. These boys certainly lived up to their name with Ryan’s spontaneous outbursts on the drum kit.
It was a close competition, but in the end “baby in a blender” had the overall consistency. Great job guys!!! Thanks to Caroline from Student Uni Travel who helped contribute to their prize (one hour boat rental in Noosa), and also to those fantastic twins, Ivan and Sergey, for organizing this afternoon’s activity!
We kicked off our first official student night at Shades wine bar last night, which was a great success. With the students arriving at Shades after their awesome sunset cruise on the Noosa River, they were all up for a good time. With some drink specials on beers, wine and a ‘Lexis English Cocktail’ the students had a great time socializing and enjoying the music with some free canapes! Thank you to Carol from Student Uni Travel who made some delicious Brazilian treats for all the students. Carol also organised two lucky wrappers with a free kayak hire and bottle of wine which were found by both Timmy and Bianca .
After the desserts some students were handed a “DARE” card that they had to successfully complete, and it also made for some great entertainment. Student night will continue at Shades wine bar every second week on Thursdays!
Italian student Mauro Revezzani is thrilled to have secured a sponsorship with Zachary’s restuarant in Noosa.
Mauro studied general English for twelve weeks and fell in love with Noosa. Now he has a sponsorship for two years and hopes to then migrate permanently. He will need an IELTS 6 as a chef and will return to Lexis to study in our IELTS class. Meanwhile, he is looking forward to returning to Italy for a holiday in June. Congratulations Mauro.
We have a number of Swiss students who come to study English and train in Noosa. One of them, Cornelia, says that Noosa is the perfect location for sports and English!
Noosa – the best place for my training
“Seven months ago I left my job because I wasn’t happy anymore and I would have more time for my sport. In July 2013 I’m going to compete in a multisport event called Gigathlon. It’s a six days event and I’ll have to finish five sports (swimming, inline skating, pushbike, mountain bike, running) every day. I decided to stay for four months in Australia because here I have better conditions than in Switzerland. My travel assistant told me about Noosa. I thought that this is a good place for my training and to improve my English. My best decision!
My host father showed me a lot of good places for my training. He is a sporty man too and so we can talk every day about sport, training, healthy food and more. He cooks wonderful healthy meals. This is very important when you train between two and six hours a day. I do my swimming exercise in the Aquatic Center Noosa. They have a 50m pool and a 25m pool. In the Noosa National Park you can find different running tracks. My longest run was 20km. 80% was on an unsealed pathway. When you have a car you can drive to more interesting tracks. I like to ride my pushbike. There are so many roads I can ride on. It is no problem to go 100 km or more. Most drivers are careful and considerate. Only a few roads don’t have cycle lanes. You can enjoy the Bike ON cycle group or The Noosa Tri Club. But you have to know that the Australians do their exercise early in the morning. They start between 5.30 AM and 6.00 AM. Another opportunity is to hire a mountain bike. I cannot tell you about my experience because I haven’t. But I saw a lot of good tracks in the forest. To train with my inline skating is the most difficult part. Most pavements aren’t suitable for my training. Sometimes I go to the Girraween Sport Complex. There is a cycle track I can use when no cyclist is on it.
At the Lexis School you can improve your English. There are friendly teachers and a lot of other sporty students. I am sure you would enjoy your time in Noosa!”