We have been lucky enough to have the loveliest brother and sister from the Czech Republic studying with us these last few weeks- Katerina and Filip! Filip started with us in January and Katerina (obviously hearing about how wonderful Lexis is ;)) joined us a few weeks ago. Katerina is leaving to return to the Czech Republic tomorrow, and said of her time at Lexis:
“It was great! I don’t want to go home! I want to speak with my schoolmates and (my teacher) Kay-cee every day! :)”
We’re so glad you had a good time, Katerina, and wish you safe travels home! And Filip, thanks for recommending our wonderful school- we like to see families here within the Lexis Family! :)
Looking for fun things to do this weekend? Look no further! There is so much around this beautiful city to see and do- but you could start with some of these suggestions :)
Tonight, tomorrow morning or any weeknight evening Brisbane offers free fitness classes at Southbank. Tonight is Zumba, tomorrow morning is a workout on your abs, and the other evening classes are listed here! Check it out- it’s a great (free) way to keep fit!
If you are free tonight, you could try checking a rugby league game- our local Brisbane team, the Brisbane Broncos, are playing the South Sydney Rabbitohs. It starts at 7:05pm tonight! More information here.
On Friday night there is a laneway festival just near the school- the radio station B105 is providing free live music and plenty of places to buy delicious food or a Friday night drink :) Brisbane’s laneways are a terrific secret of the city- check out more details here.
The Pixar Film festival is showing all kinds of classics, too, if you feel like a cute kind of afternoon! This weekend is A Bug’s Life and Cars and Up are the next few weeks. Find out more details here.
Have fun this weekend- enjoy a relaxing time off- and maybe think of shopping for what you will make for International Food Day next Wednesday!
We spoke to William Chalaby from Switzerland about his wonderful experience in Australia and at Lexis Brisbane. William started with us in early December and has been studying part-time in our Upper Intermediate class. He was an active and lively member of the class and was a very chatty part of our campus- he always seemed to be making friends with someone new!
What was wonderful to see with William was the way he made the most of his Australian experience- he made great connections with his homestay family, studied hard and achieved terrific results with his school, and still found plenty of time to be social and go on all kinds of adventures around Brisbane!
William also found a job, with the help of our lovely Student Support Officer Irina, working in Max Brenner’s cafe- a dream come true for a Swiss guy! He certainly made the most of his work there- although he maybe did overdo it on the chocolate and seems to have developed an pretty severe addiction!
It was such a pleasure having William around the school and we will miss him, but we’re glad he had a great time here at Lexis Brisbane, and we can’t wait to see photos of all of his travels- he’s starting in Tasmania, but with these students, who knows what exciting adventures lie ahead? Safe and fun travels, William :)
If you’re looking for jobs in Brisbane, there seems to be plenty out there- try working at Suncorp Stadium and be there for the big events and sporting matches! Come to our employment workshop at 2pm this afternoon and have help with your resume, and have a look at Seek to see the jobs advertised! Click here for jobs!
We had a lovely new group of new students arrive this morning from all around the world! We would love to welcome Javier from Spain, Silvan and Ramona from Switzerland, Yoshiki and Marina from Japan, Chiara from Italy, Gustavo, Marlon and Noelli from Brazil, Jennifer from Germany, Ju-young and Eun-mi from South Korea and Bassem from France. Welcome guys! Hope you enjoy your first day!
After last weekend’s rainy craziness, I am sure we all want to get out and experience Brisbane! Go see some of the wonderful things happening in our city this weekend!
First of all, this afternoon we have Games Night in King George Square. Giant chess, huge scrabble boards and big big Jenga are all going to be in the middle of King George Square tonight. It’s close by, it’s free and it’s fun! More details here.
Feel like going out to a great bar for some awesome live music? Hi-Fi in West End is an awesome choice with a crazy selection of different bands. It’s on Boundary St with lots of other great bars and restaurants close by- check out their website to see if a band you like is playing soon! Click here.
If you want a truly Australian experience, you have to try a cricket match! Cricket is such an Australian sport, and having a beer and watching a cricket match is about as Australian as you can get! Click here for details on the match this Sunday.
Artists from all over Brisbane have done some amazing things with rubbish to create the Recycling Art Competition, shown this weekend. It’s free- heck it out! Amazing art made of rubbish and recycled material. Click here for more details.
Get out there and enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend! Have fun!
One of our students, Marco, has had the most amazing experience with everyone’s favourite Australian animals- our adorable koalas!
Marco has been visiting the Friends of the Koala Centre in Lismore to see these lovely koalas frequently during his time in Australia. He has even sponsored one- the adorable little koala below- it’s name is Sweety, perfect for such a cute little guy.
Marco has been involved with Friends of the Koala for some time. Friends of the Koala is a tremendous organisation which takes care of injured and orphaned koalas, and Marco has volunteered to help with this organisation for two years! It’s awesome to see one of our students form such a special relationship with Australian animals and it’s such a great way to see Australia.
If you’d like to go to the Koala care centre in Lismore or donate to this amazing organisation, click here for details :).