Ammann Family

Lexis Noosa has had the pleasure of a wonderful family from Switzerland joining our language school as part of the student body for the past three weeks. On Friday, we farewell the Ammann Family as their time remaining in Australia draws close to the end.

Ammann Family

Urs, Eliane, Lisa, Beatrice and Michelle Ammann

They have had a wonderful adventure travelling around Australia and to add to their adventures, their Teacher Jan took them to Acres Nursery where they were able to listen to, and learn about some species of Australian Native Bees.

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The excursion was extremely enjoyable and presented a wonderful language  opportunity with lots of new vocabulary about the Australian environment and the loss of bee habitat.

 

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.

Awad

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

Picture Noosa National Park Walk

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

Picture Sunset Laguna Lookout

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

Picture Amazing Race

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.

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

Snap shot 3pm – What’s happening

Whilst many students had shot off to catch an afternoon wave or to spot an afternoon whale, this was the scene on campus.

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Snap Shot 3 pm

Teachers Annette (Cambridge First) and Anne (Cambridge Advanced) were conducting feedback interviews with their students whilst the rest were studying hard in Cambridge GIL. Teacher Ali was running grammar club and teacher Oly was keeping the Saudi pilots in order whilst they did conversation practice. Some students were just chilling in the courtyard whilst Emi had found a quiet spot to do some work on her ipad. 

Teacher Suzie was busy with a Cambridge First workshop, the table tennis gang were in action and Tereza had found a sunny spot to do her homework in.

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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