Lexis Noosa has some exciting activities planned for the first week of April.
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
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.
Date: Friday the7th 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.
An important part of the IELTS exam preparation class is broadening vocabulary and fluency through interacting with native English speakers in real life situations. Teacher Anjali Sheppard organises a number of excursions throughout the twelve week course.
“The course is very intensive” she says. “The students have to concentrate for four hours straight everyday inside a classroom, so having the opportunity to go out and about has the added benefit of refreshing the intensity of the study. Last week we visited a Cheese factory at Maleny in the beautiful Noosa hinterland. The students had to listen to a real life lecture, take notes and write a report. Oh, and of course they got to taste some wonderful Cheese.”
Thank you to Carina Cordeiro for letting us publish your report below. 🙂
The process of cheese making consists of several stages, beginning with the collection of fresh milk from small local dairy farms. As soon as the milk arrives from mixed herds at the cheese factory, it is cooled to 3 degrees Celsius from 37 degrees Celsius before being pumped to the pasteurizer, where it will be heated to 64 degrees Celsius. After the pasteurizing process, it is transferred into a vat, then, cultures such as bacteria, calcium, lactic acid, mould spores and all others are added and left 1 hour until is added the rennet and solid products results. Following this, the curd and the whey are separated, the whey, which is a liquid part becomes food for cows, and the solid part is set to be cut by a metal grill and then be put into moulds and transferred to mature room to be matured for a specific time. At the end, the cheese is packed and finally can be distributed to shops and markets to be consumed by the population.Carina Cordeiro
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!
Are you a sunrise or a sunset person? If you study in our sunset classes check out the student notice board for the new range of activities especially for you guys.
Our afternoon into early evening classes are growing in popularity. Currently we have a Cambridge First exam preparation, Cambridge Advanced exam preparation and a Fast Track B1 class running from 1pm to 6.30pm every day.
These are all serious, five hour, teacher led classes for students who want a more academic program. But that doesn’t mean they should miss out on some fun social time. Those students who are not working in the mornings, can now enjoy meeting with one of the sunset teachers for a variety of activities that change every week.
This week’s morning activities are Body boarding at Main Beach, Vegan Cooking and Coffee Club. So sunset students – get signing up!!