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!
Morning and option classes have finished but there is still a lot going on at Lexis Noosa on Thursday afternoon and the school is vibrant and filled with life.
Teacher Kerri is preparing her lessons. Candice is visiting after an amazing tour around Australia for two months and catches up with Enrique who has also returned from holidays this week to continue his studies in Anjali’s IELTS class. Miho and Rei are revising their morning lesson while enjoying the afternoon sun in the courtyard. Chie, Mana and Koki are doing homework in the GIL Room. Cara is overseeing a Ping Pong Tournament and Kirsten is teaching a CAE Workshop.
It is wonderful to see Lexis students learning AND playing together!
The Cambridge Exam Season has started at Lexis Noosa. Cambridge students from Noosa and Sunshine Coast Campuses took their speaking exams last Saturday followed by the written FCE exam today at Australis Lake Resort. Well done everyone! Good luck to our CAE students tomorrow and our CPE group on Thursday!
Carolina from Student Uni Travel and Lexis Noosa teachers and students organised a bake sale fundraiser for the victims of cyclone Winston this morning. We raised about $360 for Caroline to take to Fiji this weekend to help support local schools there. Thank you everyone for your generous donations. You can continue to donate at the travel shop!
After the roaring success of last month’s watercolour painting class, and numerous requests for us to hold it again, the lovely Phil will be hosting another class next week. There are limited places available so please put your name on the activity sign on sheet asap!
So many new and returning faces to Conversation Club today – we had to split the group!! While one group wrangled with Jenga and questions, the other played a very energetic game of ‘Celebrity Heads’!!
Today I sat down with student Nicolas Boulanger to find out about his time at Lexis Noosa.
Where are you from: Ermeton-Sur-Biert, in Belgium Which program are you studying: I’m in the Teen Activity Program – first I did TAP Surf, and now I’m doing TAP General. In total I am here for 6 weeks (this is week 5) – I am on summer holidays from my school in Belgium. Why did you choose to come to Australia to learn English: My friends have gone to England and America to study and I wanted to go somewhere different. And I love Australia. Why did you choose Lexis?: My parents found out about Lexis and thought it would be a good idea. It was a great idea! What do you like to do in Noosa: Hang out with my friends, go surfing and being outdoors. What is your favourite thing about Lexis Noosa?: The teachers, they are close to their students, they’re approachable. They discuss with me, how and why, not just ‘at’ me. I like their style of teaching. What do you like to do in Belgium: I’m on the National Baseball Team, so I play a lot of baseball and train a lot too. Do you have any siblings (brothers or sisters)?: I have a little sister, she is 11 years old Do you have a life motto?: If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done
Teacher, Aaron Roach, and Nicolas
Nicolas playing for the Belgium National Baseball team
Chia seeds, both coconut milk and water, a little sugar and some finely diced banana and pineapple…. whisk, leave in the fridge for 10 minutes to set and – bam! Easy to make, healthy, ‘no cook’ dessert!!
(it tastes waaaaaay better than it looks, I promise!)
Even Mya – the world’s worst cook and junk food addict thinks she might make it at home!!
Many many thanks to the wonderful Isabelle for her recipe!
Conversation club is growing – and boy are we having some fun!!
Yesterday we played ‘Jenga’ (remove a block and put it on the top without tipping over the other blocks) – every block removed had a question to be answered.
Some were easy, some were more difficult….
Would you prefer to be rich but not find true love, or be poor and have true love?
Jose Ramon Estevez Melgarejo, from Spain finishes his IELTS exam preparation course this week and is heading to James Cook University in Townsville, to study a Masters in Marine Biology!!
James Cook University is a public university and is the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia. It is recognised in the top 4 of universities worldwide with campuses in Queensland and Singapore.
Good luck with the fishes Jose!
Congratulations Jose an we wish you all the best for your future studies.