What’s on this weekend in Brisbane (13/07/18 – 15/07/18)

Good Friday, everyone! Hope you are having pretty amazing plans for this weekend. If not, here are some ideas for you to look at, try and explore:

Tonight at 6 pm we would recommend you to go to GOMA (just across the river) for  JAMES TURRELL LIGHTS UP GOMA . The new installation will beautifully  illuminate GOMA’s eastern and southern facades from within.  The wonderful view and good friends  are the best start for the weekend.

On Saturday 14th July head to Fortitude Valley for Colombian Street Festival.  What you need in this cold Brisbane winter is a traditional Colombian street party with great food, drinks, arts and entertainment.

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This Sunday is the last chance for you to practice your ice skating skills. Brisbane’s Skating At pop-up ice-skating rink is located in the city centre at King George Square. Romantic lighting, beautiful music, fantastic rides are the must for a perfect winter fairy tale.

Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday ❤

Where to watch FIFA World Cup in Brisbane ⚽🏆

We have a huge event starting this Thursday for all football lovers⚽🏆


This year Russia 🇷🇺  is hosting FIFA Word Cup and I know that we have so many fans in our #LexisFamily who want to watch games and support their country’s  teams (and Australian team as well 🇦🇺). We created a list of places in Brisbane where you can gather with you friends and feel like in Mother Russia itself 😉.

Australian live steam times range from 2am to  11am. Every match will be shown on SBS. This is the full match schedule with Australian kick-off times.


If you want to watch matches in a company of fellow fans somewhere outside of your house, here is the list of places you can go:

King George Square

Just cross the road and watch key matches on the giant screens on King George Square. Check out details here.

Pig ‘n’ Whistle Riverside and Queen Street

Pig ‘n’ Whistle are going to show the World Cup  games. Check out their match schedule here.

Irish Murphy’s Pub

Irish Murphy’s Pub  is planning to have 9 screens on both levels  with live streaming of the World Cup matches. Don’t forget to book a table by the way 😉.

Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2018, don’t forget to join our soccer activity on this Friday and have a great week!




What is on this weekend in Brisbane

Happy Friday to all of you! If you don’t have specific plans for this weekend ➡️ here are some ideas.

First of all, our amazing Backpackers World Travel  guys are doing a very special  Whale Watching Cruise on Saturday 9th of June and Moreton Island Day on Sunday 10th of June.   If you are interested, please contact them on 07 3211 8900 or visit them (131 Elizabeth St, Brisbane).


Join the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2018 today at 5 pm on Melbourne Street, South Brisbane to celebrate Queensland’s cultural diversity and history  and welcome newest Australians.


Feeling a bit chilly this winter? Then the “must” for the weekend is to visit Briz Chilli Fest this Sunday. You will find there over 27 stalls with all delicious chilli  food and something for the non-chilli lovers too.


On Sunday 10th of June Brisbane Lions will be kicking off against Essendon at our very own Gabba. Come and support our local team!


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Anzac Day 2018

Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

What does ‘ANZAC’ stand for? 
‘ANZAC’ stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day.

ANZAC Day services and marches are held all over Brisbane to mark the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Anzac Day has been continuously commemorated since 1916. The Brisbane Anzac Day Parade, together with dawn vigils, memorial services and veterans reunions have been a feature of the commemoration of Anzac Day by the Citizens of Brisbane since its earliest days.

To find your local service in the suburbs of Brisbane click here.



St Patrick’s Day this SATURDAY

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Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Brisbane

St Patrick’s Day Parade Brisbane city- Starts at Botanic Gardens 10:30am

After the parade why not stop by one of the Irish pubs around Brisbane to enjoy a drink, some food, dancing & Irish music.  Click on link: http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/features/st-patricks-day-brisbane-2018


Some history on why St Patrick’s Day is celebrated: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/st-patrick-day



March Activities🍕

Have you seen our new amazing activity calendar?! I am pretty excited about our March fun times🤩🤩🤩.


Every day we have some interesting events after classes.

Monday is all about Grammar✍️. So, if you need to practice your tenses or comparatives a lot – don’t forget to come to room 2 at 2 pm or room 4 at 4.30 pm.

Tuesday stands for Job Workshop. If you need to make a resume/CV or/and a cover letter, looking for advice on WHERE and HOW to search for a job, want to know about work rights in Australia, taxes or just have any other questions, join our experienced teacher on Tuesday afternoon (room 2 at 2 pm / room 4 at 4.30 pm).

This March we have pretty wonderful and interesting events.

For example, this week on Wednesday join our Cafe conversation club ☕. As a coffeeholic and a person from a non-English speaking background I find that this is the best way to improve your speaking and listening skills. Sign up at the Reception.

On Friday this week we have a Yoga class with Paulina. Our talented student support officer – Paulina is also trained as a yoga instructor. If you want to find your inner peace or simply do some nice stretching 🧘‍♀️ – sign up at the Reception NOW because we have a limited number of places for this class.

On Friday the 16th of March join me (Irina) for some watercolour painting 🎨. We will learn about different watercolour techniques, best materials and paint a beautiful picture which you could frame and take home as a memory about Lexis, Brisbane and Australia.

I am very excited about our city tour booked with Brisbane Greeters  on the 21st of March (Wednesday). If you want to see Brisbane iconic buildings, learn about our amazing history and find hidden gems of our beautiful city, don’t forget to sign up a week before at the Reception, places are limited!

On Wednesday, the 28th of March, we have a Lone Pine trip 🐨. If you are in Australia the must is to cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo. I personally love Koala Lone Pine Sanctuary more than the world famous Australian Zoo. It’s beautiful and cute… as koalas😍😍😍.

March this year finishes with the Easter Weekend. Don’t forget that the Good Friday is a public holiday in Australia so, no school on the 30th of March but on the 29th of March we have an Aussie-favourite sausage sizzle at 1 pm 👨‍🍳, everyone is welcome and no option class that day!

P.S.: You can find a copy of our calendar on boards in your classroom, at the Reception and the Student Support desks and on our Student Information board.