Today we celebrated the End of week 12 in real Australian fashion. We had a sausage sizzle. Congratulations to all those students who went through all 12 units! A BBQ is always a good reward for a job well done!
Today we said goodbye to six students.
Laura Tupinamba Molina Cunha. and Pedro Ernandez Ferreira Barbosa travelled from Brazil together to do our Teen Activity Program (TAP) with surfing. In the two short weeks they were here they became know for their loveliness; leaving “have a nice day” messages for their homestay family and bringing Laura’s teacher, Claudia, a coffee after break.
Both students did really well in class and Paul, Pedro’s teacher, said he had made a remarkable improvement in just two weeks.
We also said goodbye to another TAP student, Marcel Dreves from Germany, who was at Lexis for just one week. Although only 14, Marcel already has excellent English and is here for a week enjoying a holiday from his parents, while they enjoy Fiji.
While Marcel was here for such a short time Gabriel Young Ferraira was here for a very long time, at 21 weeks. His teacher, Kathleen, wasn’t at school today but she had written a note for his graduation which Marie read out. In it she commented that Gabriel arrived at the school a day late and that this set the tone for his entire six months but that, when he wasn’t sleepy from his many jobs, he was a delight to have in class.
Next we said farewell to Vicente Plaza Rincorn who has studied at Lexis for the past five weeks. He has been doing an English and Surfing program, which he also did at Lexis Noosa school last year. His teacher said that her was both mature and funny and a delight to teach and he said that he would like to come back again.
Another massive surf fan leaving today was Tom Duezet from Reunion Island. Tom studied part-time with us for four weeks and went surfing pretty much every single afternoon. He loved the surf here and said he would definitely like to come back.
Our lovely Intermediate teacher, Kathleen, is taking a holiday for the month of August. Yesterday was her last day of teaching.
Today, Marie’s Elementary class did a dialogue build about going to the airport and used Kathleen’s impending holiday as a real-life example.
Meanwhile, Kathleen’s desk was so unnaturally tidy this morning (usually she likes to bring the kitchen sink to work) that it prompted Grant to ask, “have you fired Kathleen?”
Absolutely not. Kathleen, we are missing you already and look forward to your return in September. Have a great holiday.
Today we went for a little adventure to see some of the surf spots around Byron and to learn a bit more about surfing. We even hiked to a secluded beach and to the light house and saw some dolphins and even whales!!!
At the Light house the boys got some Ice Cream and were on the hunt for whales and dolphins. It was a long hike with a lot of stairs and we even went to the most easterly part of all of Australia! We watched a few pods of dolphins playing and saw some whales breach and splash their tails!
At little Watego’s the boys posed for some pictures at a beautiful beach on a great sunny day!
We stopped in at the local surf shop C-Skins and the manager Tom told the boys about surfing and surfboards! They even had some time to do a little shopping as well!
It was a great day and the boys had a lot of fun!
If you don’t have plans for the weekend and haven’t done a kayak excursion yet, then speak to Luiz or Giorgia at BWT about going with other Lexis students this Sunday morning. May to November is whale season so you may even be lucky enough to spot a pod and dolphins are practically guaranteed.
It looks like it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend; warm and sunny, with temperatures of around 22 degrees during the day and 13 degrees at night. Perfect for kayaking.
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AMY (MA15+) 128′
9.00am, 4.35pm, 9.10pm
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (M) 118′
GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY & THE PRISON OF BELIEF (M) 121′
INSIDE OUT (PG) 102′
MAGIC MIKE XXL (MA15+) 115′
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION (M) 132′ (no free tickets)
11.15am, 4.00pm, 6.40pm, 9.15pm
MR HOLMES (M) 104′ (no free tickets)
RUBEN GUTHRIE (MA15+) 93′ (no free tickets)
Friday 31st July:
The Northern – JESSE PUMPHREY & DJ WADEEP
The Rails – (7pm) RAGGA JUMP
The Beach Hotel – 5PM WILSON 9PM VERNAS KEEP
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ NEARY
Saturday 1st August:
The Northern – DAN HANNAFORD & FRIENDS
The Rails – (7pm) THE RIFLEBIRDS
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ MITCHYMITCH
Sunday 2nd August:
The Northern – KYLE LIONHART
The Rails – (7pm) THE ROMANIACS
Byron Artisan Market – Saturday – Railway Park Evening 5pm-9pm
Brunswick Heads Monthly Market – Saturday – Memorial Park 7am-early afternoon
Byron Market – Sunday – Butlers Reserve – 8am-3pm
That’s some of the awesome things to do this weekend so go out and have fun and enjoy!
Sadly, there’s not school every Saturday or Sunday 🙂 so students have free time to plan their own activities. This month, BWT have arranged a fantastic schedule of optional weekend activities at great prices (pictured above).
Furthermore, don’t forget that EVERY Tuesday is party night with lots of fun and freebies for everyone who attends. See Giorgia or Luiz at Lexis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or in the BWT shop on other days, for more information.