On this beautiful sunny afternoon a group of us sat down in the Lexis courtyard and enjoyed chai lattes, cappuccinos and tim-tams. It was a great opportunity to get to know each other a little more and to share stories, ideas and questions about life in Australia and life in Byron bay.
There are some students among us with exciting travel plans!
Living in another country brings such a variety of new experiences, especially when you don’t speak the language and there can be challenges and misunderstandings. It is always great to connect with each other and laugh and chat about some of these things. We talked about travel, jet lag, Australian animals and insects, surfing and some of the differences and similarities between cultures and countries.
A great way to spend the afternoon!
The new activities calendar is out for the month and we have loads of fun things on offer this October.
Not only is there a bush walk on Wednesday 8th we also have the Lighthouse Scavenger hunt tomorrow! There’s only space for a few more teams so speak to Anna if you want to participate!
Also, this month, there will be Swiss cooking (of chocolate fondue- a delicious Swiss treat), table tennis tournaments and on most Fridays there will be beach games and swims!
Yoga is on every Monday and coffee lounge is a really good opportunity to sit back, relax, chat and share stories and laugh with each other (and eat Tim-Tams and sip cappuccinos). We also have DVD screenings each Thursday with free goodies such as lollies and popcorn.
Furthermore, we have an expert skate boarder coming to Lexis to show interested students how to skateboard well! And there are a whole variety of workshops designed to help you with different areas of the English language too. Finally, we have our monthly Lexis BBQ coming up this Friday and don’t forget on Friday evenings we celebrate the end of the week at the Beach Hotel with the first 20 drinks for Lexis students free!
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Today we had six new students joining the Lexis crew here in Byron Bay. We welcome Marie, Sterenn, Felix, Christian, Selina and Guillaume to the team. They come from France, Switzerland and Germany. We hope you get the most out your experiences here and look forward to getting to know you guys!
Happy Friday everyone! A bunch of us Lexis Byron people headed to the beach after class today to hang out, swim and …. build sandcastles! Bianca and Deborah built an impressive kingdom, Melanie and Delia made a simple but effective heart, and Michael and Juliette made their perfect woman……
And then we even had a real life mermaid!
There was also a soccer game and another interesting game that was a mix between volleyball, soccer and piggy-in-the-middle. Fun times on a Friday afternoon!
Enjoy the weekend all.
Woohoo! The weekend is just around the corner! A few awesome things are happening this weekend in Byron Bay:
Beach Hotel – Lexis students! Come to the Beach Hotel at 5pm for Happy Hour! Anna will be buying you guys drinks so get in early to make sure you don’t miss out! A great chance to catch up with each other outside of class and start the weekend together.
The Northern – Castlecomer (cool Sydney-based band), Hattie Carroll & Tim Bowen for those who want to kick on to some fun live music
The Railway Hotel – Bohemian Cowboys with Kirk Lorange.
Byron Beachside Market is on this Saturday! From 8am – 4pm. I would recommend this one – there are lots of creative people in Byron town and their talents will be on display at this market. There will also be music and entertainment there. At Main Beach (follow the crowds of people)
The Northern – The AFL Grand Final is being screened at The Northern! It is between the Sydney Swans (a NSW team) and the Hawthorn Hawks (a Victorian team). AFL has some very passionate and dedicated supporters. Even though AFL does not have as many followers in NSW (people tend to follow Rugby and NRL in this state) there will be Victorian tourists and people who follow AFL who will be there cheering on their team. This is a classic Aussie tradition. Get in on the Action at the Northern. The game starts at 2.30 but get there before hand to see the onscreen pre-game entertainment.
Treehouse – Melody Moon will be singing there this Saturday night. She has sweet, folk-indie styled music which is a delight to relax and listen to.
Sound Healing – This is a beautiful opportunity to hear unique instrument called the Crystal Armonica. For those of you who are into healing, personal growth and emotional intelligence. This heavenly instrument supposedly has vibrational health benefits. At Temple Byron from 7pm. Tickets are $25. To book call:0424 594 549
Brunswick Heads Dunecare. Environmental group who look after the sand dunes around the area. If you love the Byron Bay environment and want to help look after it, call Greg on 0414 457 346. This is also a good opportunity to meet with some of the old time classic Byron locals. Meets this Sunday at the break wall car park 8.30 – 11.30
Treehouse – Relaxing Sunday music from local DJ’s from 2.30pm. Head here for a great Sunday session.
There is a really great music festival coming up: The Mullum Music Festival is on November 20 – 23rd. Keep this one in your mind and keep the dates free if you can. There will be lots of dancing outside to great live music with all sorts of people!
After class today a group of Lexis people headed to the beach to make the most of the gorgeous afternoon and have a game of soccer in the sunshine. It was a competitive and fun game, with lots of good plays! The onlookers on the beach were entertained at the high energy and skill on display. We have some amazing soccer players studying English here! An impressive match with some stand out players. Nice one Team Byron!