Last Wednesday, a group of our Lexis medical professionals visited Life Flight’s helicopter base at Archerfield Aerodrome with their teacher Catherine.
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!
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!! 🙂
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 EKKAtime!!! 🎈 🙌
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 hereor at the door. $$ Remember to take your Lexis Student Card to get a discount!! $$
Take a look at the official Ekka Website to read more information.
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!!
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! 🙂
What a crazy last week of March this was! But we should expect those pesky storms to ease as we make our way further into Autumn! 🍂 🍁 And here at Lexis Brisbane, we have plenty of fun activities for you to do across the month of April! There will also be a few public holidays throughout the month, so please take note of these as the school will be closed on these days.
Grab your copy of the calendar from Reception and Student Support desks! See you next month! 😘
This afternoon during Option Class, students were treated to a free beach safety demonstration from our very own Surf Lifesaver Scott!
Scott has been a lifesaver for many years, and has a lot of experience dealing with issues faced at the beach – particularly with tourists not knowing correct safety procedures. 😦 So it was great that he took the time today to help our students understand these important tips! Thanks for coming, Scott! 🙂