The Chosen One: One Wonderful Student Begins at Lexis Brisbane

With Christmas this week, we had a quiet Monday today- with one student starting! The lovely Kinga from Hungary! Only having the one starter today meant we could have a lovely relaxed morning and get her started on her class all the sooner. Welcome Kinga! We’re so happy to have you here!

IMG_4705

Goodbye and Good Luck, Eva!

Colage Final

Our lovely teacher Eva has her last today, but for an excellent reason- she’s going to have a baby! Eva has been here over two years and has been a wonderful and much-loved teacher at Lexis Brisbane. We will miss her, but are so excited for her to have her first baby- and so excited to meet the little one when she visits!

Christmas Gifts for the Lexis Family

IMG_4645

One of our lovely students,the delightful Talyta, gave us a wonderful surprises when she presented us with this marvelous Christmas gift- this beautiful handmade wreath! Talyta made this amazing wreath herself with nothing more than a coat hanger, some ribbon and a lot of lollies.IMG_4651

Talyta was so sweet to make us such a present- she wrote us a beautiful card telling us that since she has been here, we have become like a family to her. She wanted to do something to say thank you for all of our help- but we are so happy to have her study with us!

Talyta has been with us since January, starting out as an Elementary student, and now she has progressed all the way to Upper Intermediate! She and her husband Maycon have seen some truly wonderful places in Australia (they won our photo competition earlier this year for a photo of Maycon windsurfing) and are now studying and working in Brisbane, and doing so well. They are both so lovely, and we really do feel like they are a part of our family here. Thank you so much for our lovely present, Talyta, it’s beautifully creative and we are so glad to have you here- and so pleased you are happy in the Lexis Family!

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend!

With Christmas next week, Brisbane has so much going on to get you into the Christmas spirit. Songs and dancing and food- all wonderful ways to spend your Christmas weekend!

Friday nights will start with some beautiful Christmas music- the Southbank Christmas Carols. Free for everyone and starting at 5:30pm, it promises to be a beautiful event filled with wonderful Christmas songs. More details here.

Haven’t been to Lone Pine yet? The koala sanctuary is having a special Christmas event on Saturday- you can get special photos with Santa, see a special screening of Frozen, and of course, cuddle the koalas and walk with the kangaroos. More details here.

Love Christmas? Love beer? The Green Beacon Brewery is hosting a Christmas beer and baked goods event. There will be free entry and plenty of special beer to try, along with a pop-up bakery with plenty of delicious treats. More details here.

Finally, Brisbane has wonderful opportunity to see a wonderful ballet event- free! The Nutcracker is showing a free screening at Southbank on Sunday. A beautiful Christmas ballet, this would be a beautiful and special way to spend your Sunday afternoon. More details here.

Check out more events on Weekend Notes or VisitBrisbane! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

James’s Great Adventure to the Sunshine Coast

PicMonkey Collage

Today I was lucky to get to visit our other fantastic Lexis schools- Lexis Sunshine Coast and  Lexis Noosa. It was so wonderful to spend such a relaxing day meeting our great staff from these schools and seeing all the great opportunities for students at each campus!

PicMonkey Collage2

I was so excited to get to Lexis Sunshine Coast, and the super-friendly Georgia was there to welcome me to the school. With the smell of the ocean in the air, we had a relaxing coffee and a lovely chat on the school’s huge balcony overlooking the beautiful Sunshine Coast Beach. Georgia told me all about the school’s amazing activities- wine tasting, surfing, soccer tournaments, chats and cake- and I was able to peek into the classrooms to see the students in the bright, sunny classrooms having fun with their teachers. Such a beautiful school, and in such a wonderful location- with the shops and cafes surrounding it, and the beach within sight- it’s the best of both worlds!

PicMonkey Collage3

We couldn’t visit the Sunshine Coast without going to the beautiful beach- and so we stopped quickly for a walk on the white sand and to dip our toes in the beautiful turquoise water. But then it was time for Lexis Noosa! Another wonderful school- open and airy, the school is open plan with plenty of space for students to relax outside on a gorgeous day like today. I ran into a student who had transferred from Lexis Brisbane and heard about what a sensational time she was having in Noosa, and I could believe it! The students sat outside, chatting in the sun, or playing ping-pong in the air-conditioning. I met some lovely Lexis Noosa staff was welcomed warmly. Noosa is such a delightful place in the world, just walking through the town after lunch was relaxed and lovely. I can imagine students love their time in this special place in the world.

What a wonderful day! So great to see all that these two Lexis schools had to offer, and I can’t wait to go back to Brisbane knowing all about the fantastic opportunities for Lexis students across beautiful Queensland. Whether you’re at our brilliant city-centre Brisbane school, the beautiful beachside Sunshine Coast school or in the relaxed Noosa school, I have seen first hand the kind of amazing study opportunities Lexis provides to students, and we’re proud to dedicate ourselves to creating such amazing Australian learning experiences.

Nine Nifty New Students Start Today!

Lexis Brisbane was very pleased to welcome nine lovely new students today- three transferring in from our beautiful Noosa school and 6 fresh new starters new to Lexis! We would like to welcome Danielle from Brazil, Ayako, Mako, Katsuyuki, Erika, and Akari from Japan, Andres from Colombia, and Seki and Minyoung from South Korea.  Hope you all feel welcome and enjoy your first week!

IMG_4533