A warm Lexis welcome to our newest member of staff – Mark!

Mark has recently joined the Accommodation team here at Lexis Noosa after returning to Australia from his exciting travels throughtout Asia and Canada. 

Mark will be available to assist students in finding suitable accommodation and is looking forward to meeting you all!

Mark is a local who has grown up in the Noosa area and recently returned from Canada on a 2 year working holiday program. Having traveled extensively, particularly
throughout Asia, he is excited to meet all our wonderful students who come from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Please take the time to come and say g’day 🙂

Mark

 

 

Coffee, Cake & Conversation Club

Wonderful afternoon making new friends and practising our English in Lexis Noosa’s Coffee, Cake & Conversation Club!

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New Smiling Faces

Like to say a big welcome to Vera Lucia, Jasmin, Natsumi, Saeko, Erene Nino, Anna, Honoka, Mana and Franziska who started at Lexis Noosa yesterday. I hope you had an amazing first day!!

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Glowing New Faces

Like to say a big welcome to Viviane, Chantal, Rina, Mao, Yuna, Saki and Fabienne who started at Lexis English Noosa on Monday 22nd August. Hope you had a wonderful first day!!

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Delightful Drama Skits

 

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After three weeks of the Drama Option some of the very talented students decided that they were ready to perform their absolutely hilarious skits for the entire school. Their teacher, Nicky, helped them to make their skits even more fantastic and then the rest was in their hands. The show opened with a witty skit set in a hotel lobby with the worst receptionist in the universe. He insulted the guests clothing, intentionally misunderstood him and ended up making him leave in dire frustration. The boys left us in hysterics with their superb comic timing.

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Then we were taken into a meeting for the inheritance of a million dollars. Whereby three people appeared all claiming to be Mr. Jones from Cadith. The hostess of the event was very cunning in her ability to discern who the “real” Mr. Jones was.

The last and definitely not the least skit was a formidable script that depicted the difficulty of homonyms when trying to communicate in English. The antagonist had an ulterior motive for misunderstanding everything that was said to her -this was beautifully revealed at the end.

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It was a fabulous afternoon and the actors were extremely well received by the everyone in the audience. Nicky was extremely proud of her students and we thoroughly look forward to the next Drama show.

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Thank you for making our Friday afternoon so delightful!!!

 

IELTS have some delicious Borscht

As a farewell gift from some of our amazing Russian students, some absolutely scrumptious Borscht was made by Elena. The staff and students thoroughly enjoyed this and we are really going to miss Anton, Vladimir and Elena. Thank you for spoiling us with this deliciousness.

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Morning Tea Musical Surprise

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Our students were pleasantly surprised at morning tea today when they heard the bellowing of the bagpipes calling them to the courtyard. A crowd appeared as our special guest played a number of tunes for our enjoyment. Some students were even inspired to get up and do a little jig.

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IELTS Class Excursion to Noosa’s Beautiful Hinterland

Anjali’s IELTS class visited Palmwoods to experience the exhibition “Botanical Colourings” which showcases local artists’ work using natural materials from our environment to dye a range of fabrics.

Classmembers commented:

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“I loved the colours and craft making, the talk by Deb about the process and the closeness to nature.” (Fabio)

“I enjoyed laying out the flowers and berries. I feel curious about the end result – look forward to seeing the magic effect. It reminds me of my childhood when I collected flowers to make coloured water.” (Ayaka)

” I loved the activity we did and I learned a lot about nature and how to use our environment.” (Sultan)

” I loved the colours of the flowers and leaves around us and how they turn out after putting them on our clothes (observation of the exhibition). Especially I liked the environmental importance.” (Bea)

Report by our IELTS students Fabio, Ayaka and Nathalia

The process involves several stages which includes natural materials from the environment, a heat source and a little bit of magic.

First of all, collect leaves, flowers and berries or any materials you find in nature such as insects, bark or pieces of rusty metal.

Then, take a piece of natural fabric like cotton, silk or wool and lay out the collected leaves and berries on to the material. Next, find a stick and wrap the bundle around the stick very tightly with rope.

The next stage involves boiling water in a big metal pot. Take the bundles and place them into the boiling water and cook them gently for 45 minutes. Let the bundles cool in the pot. Then, store the bundles for 5 days to allow the alchemy to work and the bundles to dry.

Finally, unwrap the bundles to reveal the magic of botanical colours.

Results of our dyeing workshop will follow next week. Watch this space!

Cupcake Day Success

Our Cupcake Day Fundraiser for the RSCPA was a huge success. Dana from our accommodation office organised this special  morning tea to raise money to support RSPCA in their fight against animal cruelty. We raised more than AU$ 500,-. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful support. It is very much appreciated.

Eight Days until Exam Day

Michelle’s FCE students are preparing for their final exam next Thursday. The Whiteboard display about different writing genres turned into a piece of art and teacher Phil is so impressed that he takes a snapshot. Keep up the good work everyone!

OET Exam Preparation at Lexis…Esther’s story!

OET EXAM and INTENSIVE EXAM PREPARATION COURSE DATES

OET Exam: Saturday 17 September 2016 – Applications open: 14 Jul to 24 Aug
OET Exam Preparation -> Session 1, Saturday 3rd September 2016
OET Exam Preparation -> Session 2, Saturday 10th September 2016

OET Exam: Saturday 15 October 2016 – Applications open: 25 Aug to 21 Sep
OET Exam Preparation -> Session 1, Saturday 1st October 2016
OET Exam Preparation -> Session 2, Saturday 8th October 2016

OET Exam: Saturday 12 November 2016 – Applications open: 22 Sep to 19 Oct
OET Exam Preparation -> Session 1, Saturday 29th October 2016
OET Exam Preparation -> Session 2, Saturday 5th November 2016

OET Exam: Sunday 04 December 2016 – Applications open: 20 Oct to 16 Nov
OET Exam Preparation -> Session 1, Saturday 19th November 2016
OET Exam Preparation -> Session 2, Saturday 26th November 2016

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COURSE DURATION: 8 hours over 2 Saturdays

TIME: 9.00 am to 1.30 pm with half hour break

COURSE VENUE: Lexis Sunshine Coast, The Reed Building, Level 3 / 17 Duporth Ave
Maroochydore, QLD 4556