It is our tradition to end the year with a Christmas party and concert. This year it fell on Christmas Eve, which made it even more special. There was no snow; but we had blue skies, sunshine, rolling surf, and the best concert ever.
On Friday, Lexis students gathered in the sunny courtyard to celebrate the coming weekend with fun-filled afternoon of American Beer Pong. The rules of Beer Pong are simple:
1. Half-fill six red college cups with beer or water and arrange them in a pyramid shape on both sides of the table.
2. Two teams of two players face off and take turns trying to throw a ping-pong ball into the opposing side’s cups. When balls are successfully thrown into the cups, the opposing side must drink the contents of that cup.
3. Repeat until a team no longer has any cups in front of them. The team with cups remaining on their side wins the match!
On this particular day, students set up three different tables so that three different matches could be played at once. Up to 18 people played on nine different teams, with fun being had by all. When matches were finished, losing teams rotated off so that other people could learn and participate in the game. What was initially supposed to be an hour of entertainment quickly turned into two as the competitive spirit took hold and students became determined to win and stay at their tables. In the end, it was our Catalan team, Gerard and Jesse, who won the day by going undefeated in all of their matches! Excellent teamwork, guys!
Student party night this week took place at Cafe Le Monde, where they tuned into some excellent live music and danced the night away to some great beats! On these party nights, Lexis students come together to socialize outside of school and to push all the hard work and studying they have been doing to the back of their minds. After escaping from the rain to get there, students had a great time moving to the music, mingling amongst the locals and, of course, using the free drink tokens given to them at school every Thursday! This particular student night was especially fun, as teachers and former Lexis students joined in on the festivities and sang along to the live music before tearing up the dance floor with some pretty sweet moves!
Drop into the information centre in Hastings Street and pick up a guide to all the fun activities around Noosa over the coming Christmas period.
On Sunday 21st December, join Noosa Carols on the River. Go to Lions Park at Gympie Terrace, Noosaville for 7pm. There will be music, singing, food, a visit from Santa and fireworks.
On Monday 22nd December, there will also be music, singing, Santa and fireworks, at Peregian Beach. The fun starts at 5.30 with the firework display at 8.30. Go to the beach in front of the Surf Life Saving Club and experience a true Australian Christmas experience.
Remember that you can travel free on the buses over this period. 🙂
After classes on Tuesday and Wednesday, Noosa students made their way down to Lion’s Park to have a good ol’ game of football! Originally, a match had been planned between the Lexis Maroochydore school and our own Noosa school, but changes in participant numbers led to that match being cancelled. Instead, Noosa students sought out other challengers at Nomads, a local backpacker hostel. Noosa students and Nomads staff geared up and went barefoot-to-barefoot in a match for the ages, with the Noosa students coming out on top with the win (we think…everyone was having too much fun to keep score)!! Check out some pics of the action below!