April in Photos!

SUSHI MAKING!

VOLLEYBALL!

SKATEBOARDING!

TIE DYE!

BODY BOARDING!

TABLE TENNIS!

SWEET EXCHANGE!

WINE TASTING!

ANZAC DAY BBQ!

ANZAC COOKIES!

COFFEE CLUBS!

28 NEW STARTERS!

14 GRADUATES!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Graduation! 27 April

Congratulations and farewell to our four students who graduated Lexis Byron Bay last Friday!

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Meret, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s CAE class. She has an excellent level of English and we are sure will do very well in her Cambridge exam when she chooses to take it! Josie loved having her as part of the class and she will be missed by all her classmates! Enjoy your travels Meret!

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Nao, from Japan, graduates from Kristy’s Elementary class. She is a quick learner and hard worker, which resulted in her graduating with a well deserved A! Kristy really enjoyed having her in class and appreciated all of her contributions. We hope you continue to use your English on your travels around Australia and have an amazing time!

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Alfredo, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been an absolute joy having him here at Lexis Byron over 6 months and he will be greatly missed! He worked hard and participated enthusiastically in all activities. He brought humour and lively contributions to class and was always good to have a conversation with. Alfredo, you should be very proud of all the progress you’ve made, quickly moving up from Elementary to Upper! Good luck for the future and hopefully see you again one day!

Amanda, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is an extremely friendly, courteous and positive student who we have loved having at Lexis for the past 20 weeks! Her English is at an exceptional level after completing our Cambridge course and she graduates at an Advanced level with a grade A! Well done Amanda, we are sure you will go on to do great things! Wishing you the very best, it was a pleasure to have got to know you!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

New Starter! 30 April

Welcome to our one new starter joining us today at Lexis Byron Bay!

Fabio

Fabio is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He loves all sports, particularly football and tennis. Living in the Alps he also loves skiing and hiking in the mountains. He has completed his apprenticeship as a draughtsman, but when he returns to Switzerland he would like to focus on his main goal of becoming a teacher. In the future he would like to teach English so this is his main reason for being with us here at Lexis Byron, the second reason being that he wants to improve his surfing!

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

It’s the Weekend! 27 – 29 April

Weekend! 27 apr

WEATHER

weather 28 Apr.

SURF

Surf Report 27Apr

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

See Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He is in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday

Coco Republic Festival @ the Northern

Sunday

Wake Surf Board & Water Ski Day Trip   *limited spaces. Enquire @Happy Travels

 

GIGS

SATURDAY 28

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY TAY OSKEE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DAN CLARKE DUO, 9PM PINK ZINC
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM DOS LOONA
BYRON THEATRE 1PM RUMPELSTILTSKIN – AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE  SCREENING, 6.30PM THAT SUGAR FILM
LUSCIOUS, BYRON BAY 6PM STEVE MANOA
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 6.30PM AFI JAMES
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 7PM UPSTAIRS LOCAL DJS, 9.30PM OOZ
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM JOSH LEE HAMILTON
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 7PM JOCK BARNES
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM BEN JANSZ 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
BANGALOW BOWLO BLUES CLUB
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM JOSH RAWIRI
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM KIM SOUZA
HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM THE LYRICAL (SOLO)

SATURDAY 28
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY COCO REPUBLIC
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SILK & OAK
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9PM LATE NITE TUFF GUY + GUESTS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM BRAZILIAN NIGHT WITH ZAMBABEM
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM GRIGORYAN BROTHERS – SONGS WITHOUT WORDS
CLUB BYRON 8PM WILSON COOPER BAND
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 6.30PM  PHIL AND TILLY
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 7PM UPSTAIRS LOCAL DJS, 9.30PM JAMES SCOTT
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM SNAKE MOUNTAIN BLUES
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM KATRINA HARRIS
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM ADAM HARPAZ

SUNDAY 29

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY  JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY  JORDAN MCROBBIE TRIO
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY  4.30PM SUPERCHEEZE, 8PM DJ  CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM – AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS + ISRAELI CHICKS + DICKLORD + DOG FIGHT
BYRON THEATRE 1PM HITLER VS PICASSO – ART ON SCREEN
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM GREG LYON AND THE HIP OPERATION
+ SPECIAL GUESTS
ELEMENTS BYRON BAY INT FASHION FESTIVAL
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 6.30PM  TORMEIGH AND BENNY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 5PM THE TEXAS CHAINSTORE MANAGERS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY  LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJ EVA J & DJ DANGEROUS COBRA

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Night Markets

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

Murwillumbah Market

 

Cinema

Sunday 29th Apr

Peter Rabbit11:30am
Early Man1:30pm
Peter Rabbit3:30pm
Closed: Private Function5:30pm

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Anzac Day Sausage Sizzle – 24 April

On Tuesday we had a Sausage Sizzle here at Lexis Byron to commemorate Anzac Day.

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There was free lunch for all, with vegetarian and vegan options also available.

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We managed to just miss the rain and enjoy our food with some sunshine!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Sweet Exchange! 19 April

Last Thursday we had our third successful Sweet Exchange!

Sweet Exchange

This time our chosen charity was Positive Change for Marine Life. Based in Byron Bay, they have projects in various countries aimed at protecting our oceans and marine life.

We felt this was the perfect charity for us to raise awareness and money for! Everyone here at Lexis Byron loves the ocean, it is one of the main reasons our students pick Byron for their studies, so it’s really important that we are all aware of the impact we are having on it and small changes we can make to stop this.

One of PCFML’s volunteers, Louisa, kindly came in to educate us on all the great things the charity is working on and letting us know what we can do to help.

 

On Thursday all of our students and staff were encouraged to bake or buy something sweet to bring in and share with their school friends and teachers!

All the food was then set up in one of our classrooms ready for break time! Everyone had to donate a minimum of one gold coin ($1 or $2) and could then help themselves to as much cake, biscuits and chocolate as they could eat!

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Judit, one of our lovely students who is very passionate about helping our planet, put some facts on the board detailing the effect us using plastic bags and straws can have on the ocean, and little changes we can do to prevent this.

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We had a excellent variety of food brought in, including muffins, banana bread, Tim Tams, vegan brownies, bannoffee pie, cookies, caramel cake bars, shortbread, brigadeiro and a fruit platter!

Thank you to everyone who brought something in and everyone who donated, we have raised…

$158.70 to help the oceans!

 

If you would like to know more about Positive Change for Marine Life, volunteer or donate more follow this link: https://pcfml.org.au/

They arrange a fortnightly beach clean in Byron you can get involved in, and in the near future we are looking to arrange our own Lexis beach clean!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Wine Tasting! 20 April

Last Friday we finished our week off with Wine Tasting!

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We had 6 different wines to try; 2 Whites – Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, a Rose, a sweet Pink Moscato and 2 Reds – Shiraz and Merlot.

After trying each one the students had to guess the flavours and alcohol percentage.

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The Pink Moscato was most people’s favourite until they found out it was only was 5%!

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

New Starters! 23 April

Welcome to our eight new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Cinzia is from Italy. Her family own a restaurant and small hotel in Sardinia. She works as a barista and has an international qualification as a coffee and cocktail maker! She wants to improve her English so she can speak with more people at her job. She is looking forward to her experience here in Byron Bay!

Francesco is from Italy. His favourite hobby is football, which he has played for 10 years. He works as a waiter and barman. He is wanting to have perfect English so he can travel the world and find work in top restaurants in different countries!

Judith is from Barcelona, Spain. She loves to travel and has visited more than forty countries! She graduated from Business Administration and will complete her Masters online whilst in Australia.  She has worked as a receptionist and within human resources for luxury hotels and also in a real estate agency. She wants to improve her English as she feels it is necessary to get a good job and connect with people from all over the world!

Alicia is from Spain. Her biggest passion is dancing, which she has been doing since she was nine years old. She has a degree in Advertisement and Public Relations, and for the past 5 years has been working for a communication agency. She decided she wanted a change and this is what brought her to Australia! After her studies with us she is looking forward to returning to Spain and finding a better job with all that she has learnt during her time here!

Kana is from Okinawa, Japan. She loves the sea and that is one of the main reasons she chose Byron Bay for her studies, because of the beautiful beaches we have here! She is excited to be her studying English with us for the next 3 months!

Yui is from Japan. Her hobbies include drawing, playing ukulele and watching movies. She wants to improve her English so she is able to talk to people from all different countries. She chose Australia for her studies after visiting here on holiday and loving what a beautiful place it is, full of kind, friendly and optimistic people!

Eri is from Japan. Her hobbies include cooking and travelling. She has traveled many places, including Hawaii, Las Vegas, Korea, Thailand and Spain. She is looking forward to improving her English and making lots of friends whilst at Lexis Byron!

Hyeji, English name Tina, is from Korea. She is here on a Working Holiday Visa and has just finished working on a farm in Queensland, where her duties included planting and trimming strawberry plants. In the future she would like to be a flight attendant and for this she will need a high level of English, which is what brings her to Lexis!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Graduation! 20 April

Congratulations to our four students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Lou, from France, graduates from Mel and Adrienne’s Intermediate class. She was only here with us for 2 weeks but her teachers say it was a pleasure having her in class and she always participated well with all of her classmates. We hope you enjoyed your time at Lexis Byron and wish you all the best for the future!

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Lidia, from Spain, graduates from our Pre-Intermediate class. Her teacher Michelle says she came to class always with a good attitude and worked really hard to understand new grammar and vocabulary. She started with us in Elementary knowing very little English so should be very proud of all the progress she has made! We wish you the very best for the future Lidia!

Oscar, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He has made great progress in his time at Lexis, quickly progressing from Pre-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate. He picked up new grammar effortlessly and has a wide range of vocabulary. All of his teachers loved having him in class and listening to his views and opinions on different topics; he really excels when it comes to speaking. Best wishes for the future Oscar!

Santi, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He has been with us at Lexis for 6 months and will be very much missed when he leaves Byron! As well as being a hard working student he has also been a star player in many of our Lexis soccer matches! Good luck with your IELTs exam Santi and good luck for the future!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

It’s the Weekend! 20 – 22 April

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

See Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He is in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday

Kayaking with dolphins.

 

Sunday

Snorkeling or scuba dive at Julian Rocks.

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 20
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY P.A.F.F, HONEY HAZE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY EPIC
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM LEIGH JAMES, 9PM MAT JO & GUESTS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM BAY COLLECTIVE PRESENTS KOBYA + YOYO TUKI
BYRON THEATRE 10AM TASTE OF LOVE FESTIVAL
CLUB BYRON 6.30PM THE EERIE THINGS CD LAUNCH UNDER A CANOPY OF STARS
LONE GOAT GALLERY, BYRON  BAY TABITHA MCGREGOR THIS SIDE
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 7PM ENTROPIXX
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 6PM HAYLEY GRACE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM SOPHIELLA AND THE HANDSOME HUSBANDS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM FUTURE FAKTORI
LUSCIOUS FOODS, BYRON BAY 6PM KATIA DEMESTER
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM ELENA B WILLIAMS

SATURDAY 21
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE DOLLA LAMAS, FLAMINGO JONES, LIQUID FACE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SOUTHWALL
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9PM DJ FONZAIUS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 12PM APEX HARMONY FUNDRAISER – WHARVES, SEASIDE, STOKER, Z – STAR DELTA, 7.30PM ROCK THE BOAT
BYRON THEATRE 9AM TASTE OF LOVE FESTIVAL – JAY HOAD
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM PHIL & TILLY
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 7PM AFI JAMES
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM ENTROPIXX

SUNDAY 22
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY DAN HANNAFORD
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MERCY-MERCY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LATE FOR WOODSTOCK, 8PM CASIMIR
BYRON THEATRE, 9AM TASTE OF LOVE FESTIVAL
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM ROD MURRAY DUO
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 7PM GYPSY JEZ
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 5PM JAMES SCOTT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Mullumbimby Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Ballina Market

Lismore Carboot Market

 

 

CINEMA

Friday 20th Apr

MONSTER FAMILY12:00pm
Peter Rabbit1:50pm
Early Man3:50pm
Love, Simon5:50pm
Lady Bird8:00pm

Saturday 21st Apr

Peter Rabbit12:00pm
Early Man2:00pm
Peter Rabbit4:00pm
Lady Bird6:00pm
Love, Simon8:00pm

Sunday 22nd Apr

Early Man11:20am
Peter Rabbit1:20pm
Love, Simon3:20pm
Black Panther5:30pm
Game Night8:00pm
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April’s Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our April Table Tennis Tournament!

Everyone was paired off at random and played first to 11, with the winner staying on for the next round.

Results from the first round were:

Rodrigo VS Patrick: PATRICK

Alex VS Roman: ALEX

Cristiano VS Benoit: BENOIT

Benjamin VS Yves: BENJAMIN

Jeff VS Song: JEFF

Andre VS Charles: CHARLES

Results from the semi final were:

Jeff VS Alex: ALEX

Patrick VS Benoit: BENOIT

Charles VS Benjamin: BENJAMIN

The three finalists then each played against each other, with the following results:

Alex VS Benoit: BENOIT

11 – 8

Benoit VS Benjamin: BENJAMIN

11 – 7

Benjamin VS Alex: BENJAMIN

11 – 2

Making Benjamin April’s champion and the winner of a six pack of beer!!

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Well done Benjamin, enjoy your beers!

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Weekend Activity 8 April – Byron Bay Skydive

A few weeks ago Oscar Ramon Jorquera won a free skydive (donated by Happy Travels) in the Lexis photography competition. So on April 8, Oscar, along with 5 other brave students soared up 4,570 metres in the sky and jumped out of a  plane.

If you’re wondering what that would be like; here are some photos of the day. (Thanks to Gabriella and Ana for sharing them with us.)

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