Graduated Students

Congratulations!

Our Military National Guard Officers Abdullah, Abdulrahman & Bader have graduated  today! We are all so proud of you guys. Enjoy seeing your family back in Saudi & best of luck at Flight school! 🎉❤️

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Meet the Neighbours

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.

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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.

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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!

Delicious Dip Competition

The Cooking Club have been busy in the kitchen. Maria set them the challenge to make the most delicious dip and we were graced with three scrumptious dips that didn’t only taste good but looked fantastic!!!! They were all so yummy that I’m not sure if a winner was chosen.

Lexis Noosa Activities

 Lexis Noosa has some exciting activities planned for the first week of April.

Noosa National Park Walk

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Date:Wednesday the 5th April 2017

Time: 2:00pm Meet at Lexis Noosa Courtyard

Where: Noosa National Park

On Wednesday the 5th of April students will have the opportunity to take in our world famous Noosa Coastline as they make their way along one of the many tracks through the Noosa National Park. Students will experience amazing ocean views, spot a koala napping in a tree or could even see some of our other amazing Australian wildlife.

 

 

Sunset Picnic – Laguna Lookout

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Date: Thursday 6th April 2017

Time: 4:30pm Meet at Lexis Noosa Courtyard

Where: Laguna Lookout, Noosa Heads

 Thursday nights are studentparty nights but on April 6th it is party picnic. Students will be experiencing the beautiful views of Noosa, the neighbouring bays and out to some of the volcanic plugs of the Glasshouse Mountains that are located to the west and north of the lookout. Students will enjoy a delicious picnic while taking in the breathtaking views of the sunset.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and some drinks to enjoy on the night.

Amazing Race

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Date: Friday the 7th April 2017

Time: 2:00pm Meet at Lexis Noosa Courtyard

Where: Noosa Junction

On Friday the 7th of April students will be coming together to experience Lexis Noosa’s very own amazing race. Students will be in teams searching all over the Noosa Junction area to complete challenges, answer questions and find hidden clues to become the winners of the Amazing Race.

Eumundi Stall Holders’ Bio

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Eumundi Market is the biggest art and hand craft market in Australia. There are more than six hundred stalls and all stalls are quite unique and lively.

Among them is a beautiful painting stall I want to introduce you to. I would say, if you want to buy a painting to make your room more beautiful, this shop is the best.

It sells the owner’s original hand paintings. All paintings are colorful, beautiful and fascinating.

She draws various sizes of paintings. Depending on the size, it takes approximately three hours to three weeks for her to finish each one.

She started painting about forty years ago. After she had been in some other markets, she started opening her stall in Eumundi ten years ago. She especially loves this market because it’s an artistic market. People who come here look for works of art. Also there are a lot of artist’s stalls. She likes to hold her shop in this atmosphere.

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She usually starts setting up her stall two hours before the market. Under the trees, in nice weather, she really enjoys this location.

But when it’s raining, she has to take care of her drawings and protect them from the rain. This is the most difficult thing when she runs this stall.

The happiest moment is when people like her paintings and buy them. When they buy her paintings, people are so happy and look very satisfied. So she feels her paintings make people happy.

You can only get her paintings at the Eumundi Market. It’s so special. If you are interested in her paintings, please visit her facebook “Ko Heart”. On this page, you will see many of her paintings which decorate many houses.

Come to Eumundi Market and find this amazing creative shop!

By Machiko Vanderaar

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Richard Goldsworthy is the owner of a music piano stall in Eumundi’s market. He has been working there for almost ten years now, always doing  the same routine which starts with taking one hour to set up his stall.

What he likes the most about working here is meeting new people everyday, even if the weather can be a real problem sometimes. He creates music for Solo Piano and spends a lot of time doing it.

He likes to think that his work is tranquil, soothing, melodic and uplifting. To advertise his merchandise, the musician uses a lot of different things like flyers and postcards. But he also has a website and a few accounts on social media, where we can buy his CD at any time.

Working only in Eumundi’s market for now, he thinks that what makes a real difference here is that there are many people coming in. Despite the crowd, he admits that he has regular customers. People even cry while listening to his music, so that proves that he must be good.  

BY EMILIE DETHIER

Our Excellent Eumundi Excursion

img_2998On Wednesday, 16th November 2016 we made a trip with our Lexis Upper Intermediate A class to Eumundi Market. We caught the bus at 8.55am in Noosa Junction with our teacher Olly. There we made some teams and he gave us some instructions.

Our team had to do an interview with a seller from the Market. While we were walking Kim disappeared and we found him in a clothes’ store.

img_3001That is how we met Scott, a 55 old Australian who lives in Coolum. He has been working there for 25 years every Wednesday and Saturday with his wife. He also has another store in Caloundra, where he works every Friday. He was very friendly and open-minded and he told us he really likes working at Eumundi Market because he can meet a lot of people and interact with them. He said we were good guys and he enjoyed talking to us. 

We had an amazing time there and saw many different and interesting things. We saw a lot of hand-made things, artistic people and all different kinds of international food.  We met a lot of warm-hearted people who gave us the opportunity to speak with them.

We hope you enjoy our text a lot. 

See you on the next trip!!!!!

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E xcellent opportunities to buy special “Aussie” things

nique atmosphere surrounded by the melody of the didgeridoo 

arvelous smells of international food, spices, leather, candles and flowers

nbelievable, friendly and warm-hearted sellers

ice weather with a fresh breeze for browsing the shops

elicious flavors of pancakes with chocolate and cream

nspiring place, people and creations

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Eumundi Market: Then and Now

The first Eumundi Market took place on Saturday 24th of March in 1979. The whole market included 3 stalls and 8 people went to the market. Originally the market was created for the local artists who wanted to sell their handmade products. The original Eumundi Market was expanded in 2002 to include a Wednesday market. In 2009 the stalls were expanded to more than 600. Today approximately 1.6 million people visit the market each year. One of the first sellers was Christa Barton. She still produces beautiful pottery but she left the market in 2004 and moved to Tasmania. Eumundi rocks!

By Olly’s class

School Visit Intermediate A

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.img_5351

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Bader
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.

20161103_095531Kate
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.

20161103_095542Svenja & 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.

20161103_095606Juan & 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.

20161103_095551Teppei & 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.

20161103_095521Bruno, 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.