This week our Wednesday afternoon activity was Yoga at Pinaroo Park. It’s always such a great activity for the students to do after a long day of concentration in the classroom.
Yoga, apart from being a super fun activity also has many other benefits. Yoga can increase energy & concentration levels, be a great form of stress relief and best of all is a form of physical activity.
Hope everyone enjoyed their relaxing afternoon!
The writing class did their closing task using many of the skills they had practised over the 3 weeks of the option class. The task was to find a neighbour close to Lexis and to write questions and interview them about their life in Noosa.
Students composed questions based on an article we read in Backstory Magazine. Each students composed a question and we all agreed on five common questions to ask our neighbours. We visited our neighbours and recorded the interview. We then transcribed the interview.
Carolina works in the Travel Agent next to Lexis. Many students book trips with her and use her services on a regular basis.
Hana: Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?
Carolina: The weather is always nice and it is a quiet place.
Hana: What do you love about Noosa?
Carolina: I love the beaches. I recommend you visit Sunshine Beach.
Hana: What do you think is the most important local issue in Noosa?
Carolina: I can’t think of anything right now!
Hana: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local government?
Carolina: Yes, I think so.
Hana: What’s the best place in Noosa?
Carolina: I think Sunshine Beach is a good location to live and work.
Shalini owns Mystery Spice restaurant with her husband who is a chef. Many students enjoy food from their restaurant.
Awadh: Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?
Shalini: I love the lifestyle, even when you are working it is still relaxing.
Awadh: What do you love about Noosa?
Shalini: It is the relaxing lifestyle again!
Awadh: What do you think is the most important local issue in Noosa?
Shalini: The work is a problem there is not enough work for young people. My son wants to be an engineer so he will have to go away to study.
Awadh: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local government?
Shalini: Yes, I think they are good.
Awadh: What’s the best place in Noosa?
Shalini: Noosa Junction! It’s where the locals go!
Nick works at Frank’s Gym in Noosa Junction. It’s Noosa’s original gym and students can walk to the gym from school to exercise.
Khalid: Why have you chosen to live in Noosa?
Nick: Surfing and the sunshine!
Khalid: What do you love about Noosa?
Nick: I love the people!
Khalid: What do you think is important in Noosa?
Nick: The sense of community and the way people help each other
Khalid: Do you think Noosa gets enough attention from local government?
Nick: The Noosa Council is good they listen to you.
Khalid: What’s the best place in Noosa?
Nick: Frank’s Gym of course!
Today Sheryl’s Intermediate had some visitors. The students wanted to find out more about what life is like outside of Australia and our students wanted to know more about what life is like in Australia so they both put together some interview questions and spent the morning discussing life and living. Below is the Lexis student’s feedback about the morning. Hope you enjoy them as much as they enjoyed the visit.
Today some high school students visited us at Lexis and we learned a lot from each other. Two of the students want to be a pilot like me. I was really happy to meet them because it’s a good thing to learn new things about another culture. We shared information about our favourite food, our hobbies and our life goals.
This morning we had a different English lesson to normal. Some real Australian Students from a high school visited us and we spoke about the differences between the Australian lifestyle and life in other countries. For me specifically between Australia and Czech Republic. I think that life here is not so different when we compared the two because we have a similar culture. The difference is that people in Australia are happier, more polite and friendlier than in Czech. Everyday people can go to the beach to surf, relax and enjoy the sun. In Czech we don’t have this chance because we don’t have the sea. Today’s lesson was really good and interesting – we enjoyed it.
Svenja & Corina
We liked the easy and open conversation. They were very friendly and lovely. It’s very interesting to know about their plans for the future. There are so many different things between Australia and Switzerland. For example, they have never seen the snow in the mountains. They have the beach and everyday they must drive a long way to go to there. The lifestyle is also very different. It was so nice to meet them all.
Juan & Mana
In Australia all school students can use PC’s. The shops close very early. School goes from 8:30-3:00. They have the beautiful sea and their seasons are opposite to in Japan. In Japan school goes from 7:30 to about 5:00 and we have cleaning time. We get a school lunch and eat a lot of rice and raw fish. We don’t have koala bears and usually live in apartments while many people in Australia live in houses.
Teppei & Jan
Today Noosa District High School students came to our class. We interviewed each other about our countries, interests, food etc. The conversation was very funny because they are very nice students from the school. Many of the students haven’t travelled out of Australia yet and a lot of the students want to visit the USA. They all look happy and relaxed. A lot of students want to study engineering and one girl wants to be a police woman. Through these conversations, we learned more about life and the people in Australia and we really enjoyed these conversations with the students.
Bruno, Mattheus & Oriol
Today students from Noosa District High School joined us in our class. They interviewed us about our countries and other things. For us it was interesting to ask what they think that we are doing here and also what they know about our culture. One of the most surprising things was that many teenagers in Australia haven’t travelled to foreign countries. This is surprising for European and South American people because it’s normal to travel to neighbouring or nearby countries. It was also a surprise to find out that they like playing soccer and they love the soccer cultures of Brazil and Spain.
Yesterday evening all the Cambridge students and teachers gathered for a delightful sunset cruise along the Noosa River. The weather conditions were ideal so everyone was in top spirits when they boarded the boat. Food and drinks were packed as well as phones in hand ready to snap up their rendition of the incredible spectrum of colours that the Sun paraded her as she hid behind the horizon. New friends were made and old bonds made tighter. Singing praises about the different courses were heard and all in all everyone had a wonderful evening. Finding the balance between work and play is key to success!