We said farewell to another awesome groups of students today. Fifteen year old TAP student Antoine returns to France for another school year – a little bit taller, a little bit more tanned and a MUCH better surfer! Our old friend Leo is off to Cairns after nearly a year in Byron – we’ll miss you Leo! Japanese student Mamiko is off to Uluru for an outback adventure and Sergio and Laerte return to Brazil.
Now that the weather is warming up, we were in the mood for something a little bit lighter for our weekly cooking adventure at Lexis Byron Bay. So we opted for Asian style salads for something light and tasty.
Thanks to Jisu, Hiroki, Lea and everyone else who helped prepare and eat the delicious cabbage and fried noodle salad and the (arguably) even more delicious rice noodle salad with fresh herbs and chilli. A bit of a change from our usual Aussie-style BBQ, just to keep things fresh!
Two of our favourite Spanish students hit the road this week on an Australian road trip extravaganza! Fully equipped with van, surfboards, tent and hula hoop, Elena and Elena are all set for three months of awesome adventures.
Last week students from Lexis Byron Bay had the amazing opportunity to go horseriding through the beautiful hinterland of Byron Bay. With plenty of wide open space, we were able to practice our trotting and cantering and let the horses strut their stuff.
Jobs in Byron Shire this week for Lexis students …
1. Mathematics Tutor: for year 8 student at Wategoes Beach. $50 per hour. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Model needed for Life Drawing classes in Ballina. Good $$$. Phone Tara: 0435786568 3. Chef for busy takeaway – Beloporto, shop 12 Feros Arcade. 4. Italian at the Pacific require experienced bar staff with good wine knowledge. Phone: 0412 199 710.
Mother nature turned it on for Lexis English Byron Bay students yesterday as we took a walk up inside the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse.
With perfect winter weather, impossibly clear skies and the deepest green sea imaginable, the TAP students, Tomoki, Sakura and Mion, along with Fabian from Switzerland and Michelle enjoyed an afternoon atop Cape Byron Lighthouse. The weather allowed us uninterrupted views to Australia’s most easterly point and beyond … it felt like we could see all the way to New Zealand, the sky was so perfect and clear.
The students spotted a large pod of dolphins, humpback whales and earlier in the day the Ranger from Cape Byron Marine Park spotted a 3.5 metre Bronze Whaler shark off the back beach near Tallows!
Look at the amazing views from Cape Byron Lighthouse earlier this morning. We have a tour today … still some places available students so get in and sign up for some whale spotting and spectacular views from Australia’s most Easterly point!
Today we welcomed five new students to Lexis Byron Bay. Mion from Japan is just thirteen years old and Antoine from France is sixteen. They joined Laerte from Brazil, Caroline from France and Fabian from Switzerland in a walk through town and along the beach for this morning’s orientation activity.
It’s such a lovely sunny day in Byron that we decided to conduct our introductions over a juice and a cuppa at the Beach Hotel. After taking the morning to settle in our newbies got straight into it, heading off for their first surf lesson this afternoon.
They swing through the air with the greatest of ease, those daring young students on the flying trapeze!
Last Friday the daredevils among us braved the heights of the big top as we headed to Circus Arts Byron Bay for a lesson on the flying trapeze. Our capable instructors talked us through the steps as we practiced first on the rope swings at ground level. Then we were ready to strap on our safety harnesses and climb the ladder to the very top of the flying trapeze! With a safety net below us we knew it was safe, but nonetheless it took a lot of courage to jump off the platform and swing through the air!
French student Nathan went first, flying through the air with great style and thirteen year old Shotaru was brave enough to have a go too. We increased our confidence as time went on and all the students showed themselves to be extremely brave and acrobatic, swinging through the air upside down, right way up and even attempting a mid-air crossover!
Today we headed into town to make some jewellery! The lovely staff at Bongo Bead Shop run workshops on how to make beaded bracelets, necklaces and other jewellery and they were happy to show us how it’s done. Students selected their own beads from a huge and colourful selection and then threaded their jewellery. Japanese TAP student Sakura made a name bracelet for her friend in Japan and then a lovely charm necklace for herself. Mamaki, Shotaru and Tomoki all made sets of super cool bead jewellery to wear here in Byron Bay. A great souvenir of everyone’s time in Australia!