Sydney – The adventures of Junior TAP students – Week 1

Our 11 curious junior students from Japan are taking learning from the classroom out into the real world!

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Our 11 TAP students discovering Sydney

After their successful morning classes, our TAP students (Teenage Activity Program) experience a range of sporting, cultural, social and sightseeing activities in Sydney.

Here’s a rundown of the first week’s adventures for Anna, Haruto, Hiroyuki, Honoka, Joe, Maya, Sakine , Sarasa M., Sarasa O., Sota and Yuriko:

Back in 1788 Governor Arthur Philip explored the northern bays of Sydney, he described the Indigenous men he met as “strong” and “manly” which gave this beautiful area on the Northern Beaches the name “Manly”.
To kick off their adventures the students got to discover what Manly has to offer on a guided tour.Tap Students Monday Activity


The ferry between Manly and Circular Quay carries over 10 million passengers a year and today our junior TAP students got to experience the popular ride along the Sydney Harbour.

Tap Students Tuesday Activity
Enjoying the ferry ride from Manly Wharf to Circular Quay


Manly is the birthplace of Australian surfing – the first ever Surfing World Titles were hosted here in 1964!
Nowadays Manly is known for its unique surf culture and lifestyle. The brave TAP students jumped in the famous waves, learned how to surf and discovered hidden talents.

Honoka (17) on her experience: “This was my favourite experience in Australia. I had so much fun learning how to surf. It was hard to find the balance at first but after a bit of practise I could stand up on a board. It made me feel really proud.”

Tap Students Wednesday Activity


Koalas, Kangaroos, Crocodiles, Wombats… unique animals that not everyone gets to see in their lifetime. The TAP students got a chance to meet all of Australia’s native animals up close at a wildlife zoo. A special experience they won’t forget!

Tap Students Thursday Activity


To finish an active week the TAP students discovered the culture and history of Australia. What better place for a cultural experience than the nations first museum: Australian Museum, founded in 1827.

Tap Students Friday Activity

Anna (17), Haruto (16), Hiroyuki (14), Honoka (17), Joe (14), Maya (16), Sakine (16), Sarasa M. (16), Sarasa O. (16),Sota (14) and Yuriko (14) have started off as strangers a week ago and will now share incredible memories together for the rest of their lives. We are excited to see what adventures they will get up to next week!

The next intake for TAP Sydney will be July – August 2023.

About the Lexis TAP Program

TAP offers a fun mix of academic, cultural and sporting activities to international junior students. All activities are fully supervised by trained and qualified instructors, and parents are invited to check in each day at to keep up with all the fun!

The college provides an ‘English Only’ environment to support learning. Intakes at Sydney campus usually occur twice a year – visit the website for details.

See what else Lexis Manly has to offer

Lexis Manly delivers academic excellence in General English, IELTS Preparation, Cambridge FCE and CAE. Download the 2023 Lexis English Brochure here or get in touch to enquire.

Lexis Training delivers professional training in Business, Marketing & Communication, Leadership & Management, Project Management, Beauty and English Language Teacher Training. Upper Intermediate English skills are a requirement. Enquire online.

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