Graduation! 31 August

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

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Ferran, from Spain, graduates from Paul’s Upper Intermediate class. This is his third year in row coming to Lexis Byron and it’s always a pleasure to have him here! As well as our English classes he also takes part in our surf programme, and is now excellent at both! He graduates at an Advanced level, well done Ferran! We hope to see you again next year!

Roberta, from Brazil, graduates from Paul’s Upper Intermediate class. Paul describes her as an intelligent hard working student and says her participation in class discussions has been brilliant. Her vocabulary and speaking skills are excellent and she continues to progress in all areas. Best wishes for the future Roberta!

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Yagoba, from Spain, graduates from Mel and Julia’s Intermediate class. The whole class have enjoyed his jokes and good humour and will be missing him next week. He was always great at giving his opinion and discussing topics in class. He connected and participated well with his classmates during all activities. Good luck for the future Yago!

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Theo, from Belgium, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle has really enjoyed having him in class, saying he has a great attitude and sense of humour. He worked very hard to improve in all areas of his English and should be very proud of his progress! It was lovely to have met you Theo and we wish you all the best 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

Pre-Intermediate Prize Picnic

As a reward for winning the RSPCA Cupcake Fundraising Challenge, our Pre-Intermediate class got to spend their second lesson today enjoying a beachside picnic.

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They also did a jigsaw reading activity to learn the rules of the extremely popular game of beach cricket before trying their skills in a game.

What a lovely start to the weekend!

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.

September Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in September! All activities are free except for surfing and didgeridoo lessons.

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English, and of course have fun!!

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*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8; this will alternate between instructors Stef and Fee each week. Stretch out and relax to get your week started! Mats provided.

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join me in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

For sports we have Lawn Bowls on the 5thCricket (accompanied with strawberries and cream!) on the 7thSoccer on the 14th and Volleyball on the 21st!

On the 6th we have Korean Cooking in the kitchen.

Monday the 10th we welcome our new Cambridge students with a Sausage Sizzle! Free food for all 🙂

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 12th. This is a great option to give surfing a try and see if you’d like to book on to one of the 2 hour lessons for $55! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

We’ll being getting creative Making Dream Catchers on the 13th.

Wednesday the 19th Happy Travels with be providing free pizza and punch and giving you some travel tips for your time in Oz!

We are offering a Didgeridoo Lesson on the 20th! Cost is $5 per person and spots are limited so sign up in reception asap.

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 26th! Beer to be won!

On the 27th we’ll be Making Bags from old T-Shirts! You’ll get some great tips on how to be more environmentally friendly ❤

Friday the 28th we have Beer Tasting! Come get your weekend started at 2pm in the student lounge!

 

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). A teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55! Lessons are at 9am, 2pm and 3.30pm every day.

                                                      Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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

RSPCA Charity Challenge! 30 August

This week our General English classes have been competing to raise the most money for the RSPCA, a charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

The class that raised the most money will be treated to a beach picnic as part of their lesson tomorrow 🙂

The results are now in!!

On Tuesday Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class raised $53 with their chocolate brownies

On Wednesday Mel’s Intermediate class raised $47 with their chocolate chip cookies

Today Paul’s Upper Intermediate class raised $51 with their carrot cakes

Making the total raised so far…$151!

and PRE-INTERMEDIATE the winners of the beach picnic!

We still have one more day left, with it being the Lexis staff bringing in the treats tomorrow! Let’s try and get it to $250 to help the animals ❤

 

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

 

RSPCA Cupcake Day 3 – Upper Intermediate

Day 3 of our Charity Challenge! Last but not least we had Paul’s Upper Intermediate class competing to raise the most money for the RSPCA.

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Having been a pastry chef for 15 years we had high hopes for Paul, and he did not disappoint!

Along with his class he made delicious carrot cakes ❤

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Koko, our homestay co-ordinator, loved them so much she wanted to buy a third but they’d sold out!!

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Well done Upper Intermediate, you’ve raised… $51 to help the animals!!

 

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! 31 August – 2 September

Weekend

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

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

Saturday & Sunday

Yamba camping weekend! See Sarah for more details 🙂

 

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 31
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY VOIID, CRUM, BOING BOING, BIRDHOUSE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY JUKE JOINT WAY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM TUFFY, 9PM BLACK RABBIT GEORGE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM CACTUS + THE VELVET ADDICTION+ DISCO INDIANS + VICTOR BRAVO + BIG WHOOPS + BOBBYROCK
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM B2M – MAMANTA
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM ANIMAL VENTURA
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 7PM MATT ARMTIAGE
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM UPSTAIRS DJ KYLE WALKER, 9.30PM MARTA KALANI DUO
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM JOSH LEE HAMILTON
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM SAM BUCKINGHAM

SATURDAY 1
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY COCO REPUBLIC FEAT. DRAGONFRUIT DJS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SILK AND OAK
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8PM DJ LONGTIME & FONZAIUS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 1PM BURNING HANDS, 7PM – THE UNKNOWNS + THE LONESOMES + NO PARADE + WHINE
BYRON THEATRE 5PM & 8PM SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
BYRON COMMUNITY CABIN 7PM TIM STOKES
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM JESSE TAYLOR JEZ MEAD FEAT. VINNIE LADUCE
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM UPSTAIRS LOCAL DJS, 9.30PM BEN JANSZ
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM LUKE BENNETT

SUNDAY 2
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE FLETCHERS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM MOHNDOO, 8PM SWAMP CATS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 2PM FATHERS DAY SUNDAY SESSION WITH HARRY
NICHOLS + SWANNY
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM THE IMPRINTS, JAMIE ASHFORTH, MANOA & TIM STOKES
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
TARGA, BYRON BAY 12PM SCOTT HILDERBRAND
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & DJ DANGEROUS COBRA
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 5PM MARTA KALANI TRIO

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

 

CINEMA

Friday 31st Aug

Beirut1:45pm
Gurrumul4:00pm
THE WIFE6:00pm
Beirut8:00pm

Saturday 1st Sep

THE WIFE1:45pm
MAMMA MIA!: HERE WE GO AGAIN4:00pm
Gurrumul6:00pm
Beirut8:00pm

Sunday 2nd Sep

Duck Duck Goose1:45pm
THE WIFE3:30pm
Beirut5:45pm
Gurrumul8:00pm

Monday 3rd Sep

Beirut1:45pm
Gurrumul4:00pm
THE WIFE6:00pm
Beirut8:00pm
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.

 

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2 – Intermediate

Today was our Intermediate class’ turn to try and raise the most money for the RSPCA!

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Teacher Mel and her class baked tasty chocolate chip cookies!

One batch was slightly more cooked so they were being sold at the discounted rate of 50 cents, with the soft and gooey batch going for $2.

So far they have raised $44 but there’s still cookies left! Donations welcome until Friday 🙂

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.