Lexis Brisbane visits Life Flight! ✈️✈️

Last Wednesday, a group of our Lexis medical professionals visited Life Flight’s helicopter base at Archerfield Aerodrome with their teacher Catherine.

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Life Flight have over 130 medical crew and they perform over 4000 patient transfers a year! They attend to incidents such as natural disasters – particularly during the flood seasons, and even rescuing people stranded out at sea.

The aim of this trip was to understand how people in and around Brisbane are transported to hospital by helicopter in an emergency situation. Teacher Catherine took the students here as part of the Accident and Emergency unit; the unit they are currently studying in the EMP/OET course at Lexis Brisbane.

The group also got to see various rescue helicopters ranging in size, from the tiny “Squirrel” – which is used for training purposes, all the way to the massive $20 million AW139‘s!

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This excursion was a great opportunity for our students, who are all practicing medicine back home in their countries. It gave them the opportunity to compare their own services with those used in Australia, and in particular – Queensland. What a fantastic idea, Catherine! We hope you all had fun!! 🙂

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🎉🤡 The Ekka | 2017 🤡 🎉

I can smell that delicious scent of dagwood dogs and hear the sounds of roller-coasters already. Oh my god – that must mean it’s EKKA time!!! 🎈 🙌

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For those of you who don’t know about the Ekka, it is a carnival that is held annually in Brisbane which celebrates Queensland’s farming culture and lifestyle. It runs across 10 days and starts THIS FRIDAY!

The easiest way to get there is by train, with special Ekka only trains departing Central & Fortitude Valley train stations every 20 minutes! 🙂

You can buy your tickets online here or at the door.
$$ Remember to take your Lexis Student Card to get a discount!! $$ 

💥💥 Be sure to hashtag #LexisAtTheEkka on Facebook & Instagram if you decide to go. We’d love to hear about your experience and see all your wonderful photos!! 💥💥

Let’s Learn About BRIS-VEGAS!! 🏢 🏫 ❤️️

It’s the first week of our new Option Classes, and what a fun first week it has been!

Today as part of Laura’s Discover Australia class, she took her students over to the iconic Brisbane City Hall – one of the oldest buildings in town. There, students attended the 100% Brisbane exhibit at the museum where they learned all about the history, listened to famous stories and other fun facts about our beautiful city. ❤

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They even have “smelly tubes” that produce scents that remind you of Brisbane. Such fragrances included “Thunder Storm”, “Frangipani Flowers” and “Fresh Grass”. Kind of weird but VERY COOL at the same time, don’t you think?! 😀

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Students had to also take notes of what they learned throughout the lesson, as they had to answer a questionnaire about Brisbane. Who thinks they can score 100%? 😉

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What’s on at Lexis Brisbane – JUNE 2017

Hey everyone! Happy Monday, and welcome back to another week at Lexis Brisbane. The June calendar is now ready for your viewing pleasure, so pencil in those dates as we have heaps happening this month!!

What else is on this month:
Wednesday, 31st May: State of Origin! Make sure to wear maroon or blue to show your support for your favourite team. Staff are also encouraged to dress up! GO QUEENSLAND!!

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☕️ A little bit fancy… 🍰

Recently, our Intermediate classes have been learning all about ‘Indirect Questions’ such as “Could you pass me the tea?” or “Would you be able to cut me a slice of cake?”. Today in the student kitchen, they practiced using this very polite style of speech at the Lexis Tea Party, where even the Queen herself made an appearance. What a great idea! 🙂

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Things on in Brisbane this weekend! 🎶

Congratulations for making it through the first 5-day week in a long time!! 🙌🔥 You’ve done well to make it this far. The weekend is almost upon us once again, and there’s a fair bit happening in our wonderful city that you might like to check out.

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The full moon returns this evening, so keeping with tradition, the Full Moon Fire Festival is back for another night of entertainment. Head on down to West End this Sunday night for free entertainment and live fire twirling performances starting at 6pm and finishing around 10pm. Take a blanket, some snacks and enjoy the best of the West End culture. Follow their Facebook and website for updates and upcoming events.

This weekend is your last chance to see Swan Lake performed by the Queensland Ballet company! This classic masterpiece is only here until Saturday, so be quick in securing your tickets before it’s too late!! Tickets start from $60 and can be bought on the website here.

Here’s one for those of you who love a challenging challenge!! ROC (or Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) 5k race is back for its 7th year this Saturday at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Tickets can still be purchased online, or a very limited amount can be purchased at the door.  This year’s ROC race will see the infamous Wrecking Balls, the Sweeper, the brand new Leap of Faith attraction, and an epic finish line slide down a 4 story tall water slide called The Hippo! Spectators can watch on for free from the sidelines, so why not make it a fun-filled day with your mates? 🙂 Check out the official website for FAQ’s, information and pricing.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Australia. Is it the same day in your country? 🙂 We know being away from home can be tough, so make sure to give your mothers a call this weekend! ❤ As it is Mother’s Day weekend, there are several events around Brisbane, including a free Movie in the Park event! Head on over to Roma Street Parklands this Sunday from 5pm to sit in on 2 free girly movies! There will be food trucks serving all the food, so all you need to bring is a blanket, some pillows and yourselves!

Hands up if you’re a 90’s baby!! 🙋 🙋 There will be a 90’s Music Video Party this Saturday night from 7pm at the New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley. Enjoy all those classic hits from artists like Aqua and the Spice Girls while enjoying some deliciously prepared cocktail goodies. Check out the official Facebook event here.

There’s also a special K-Pop event making its debut this weekend in Kangaroo Point. Local Korean pop groups will be performing live, there will be Korean beauty and cosmetic companies with information stalls and there will even be guest stars such as the season 5 winner of KPOP Stars Crystal Yi joining in as well! Head on over to the Queensland Multicultural Centre from 4:30pm. Tickets range from $20 – $25 and can be purchased at the event! Read on for more information.


That’s all for now, folks! Weather wise, it’s looking to be mostly fine up until Sunday afternoon, so go out and make the most of our beautiful sunny Winter days! 😀

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Keep track of those pesky unexpected storms by watching the rain radar, and be sure to plan your journey ahead of time!!

Transport information – TransLink.
Weather Updates – BOM

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone! ❤

Sports Galore & Buddha’s Birthday this LONG Weekend! ✨

Get ready folks – another long weekend is almost upon us! 😀 If you’re looking for something extra to fill in the time, then take a look below at some of the events happening in Brisbane this long weekend!


🏈 NRL – Brisbane Broncos VS Penrith Panthers | Suncorp Stadium:

Our boys in maroon and gold will be hosting the boys from Penrith to kick off this week’s round of NRL. Come along and cheer them on from 7:50pm tonight! Grab your tickets here, or visit the official website of the Bronx here. 🐴

🏉 AFL – Brisbane Lions VS Port Adelaide | The Gabba:

Want to experience a truly classic Aussie sport? Then AFL might be the one for you! Head on over to the Gabba (in Wooloongabba) this Saturday afternoon from 4:30pm, and secure the best seats in the house to cheer on our Lions who are up against Port Adelaide! It’s a battle of the small cities that you should definitely not miss! 🙂 Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Read up all about the sport and the Lions on their official website here. 🦁

🏈 Rugby – Queensland Reds VS Waratahs | Suncorp Stadium:

More of a Rugby fan? Queensland’s representative team The Reds are going head-to-head this Saturday night against the NSW Waratahs.  It’s a battle of the states and the must-see match of the year! Tickets start from as little as $16 through Ticketek, with kickoff at 7:45pm. Visit their official website for more information and upcoming home games.

⚽️ Soccer – Brisbane Roar VS Melbourne Victory

Unfortunately it’s not a home game this round for the boys in orange, but you can still watch them on the big screen. Head on over to your local pub or sporting venues this Sunday with your mates to cheer on the squad as they take on the team from Melbourne! The match starts from 5:00pm!! Visit their official website to check when the next home game will be! 🙂


🎈 Buddha’s Birthday Festival, 2017!!  🎉

This weekend marks the 21st anniversary of the Buddha’s Birthday Festival in South Bank Parklands. Since its debut in 1997, the festival has since been given the title of the world’s largest of its kind! (Go Queensland!!) Festivities kick off this Friday, and entry is free! There are a range of activities and events suitable to everyone all across the long weekend, so take a look at the schedule and plan ahead! There will also be a fireworks display this Sunday night at 7:30pm to close the event, so be sure not to miss out! 🙂


That’s it for now, everyone! We hope you take care and have plenty of fun activities planned for the long weekend! Remember to plan ahead and of course be safe! Keep an eye on the weather using the BOM website, but as it stands, it’s looking to be a mostly sunny long weekend – woohoo! 😀 See you next week!

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