April Activity Calendar!

We have another great month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our LEXIS students!

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From 8th April all activities will be at 2pm, unless stated otherwise.

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

All activities are free except for surfing ($25 for the monthly 1 hour special or $55 any day for the 2 hour lesson)!

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

We have free Yoga every Monday at 8am – with Suzie in Room 8.

Every Tuesday at 2pm we have Coffee Club; join me for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations and our Easter Special on 16th April 🙂

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

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels February calendar:

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Hiroshima Juniors final Coffee Club! (and announcement of Scavenger Hunt winner) -March 29th

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Today we had our final Coffee Club for our Hiroshima Juniors group! We had our usual favourites – delicious coffees and TimTams, as well as a very fun game of Uno. We all chatted about what everyone did yesterday evening and took the time to reflect on their two-week trip so far. Everyone agreed that they would like more time here at Lexis Byron Bay as they are enjoying it so much!

We also announced the winner of our recent Scavenger Hunt photography challenge – it was the amazing group Yoga shot, taken by Kanon. Well done Kanon! 😀 See her winning shot below and her accepting her prize – TimTams! 😀

 

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Hiroshima Juniors Surf Lesson @ The Wreck, Byron Bay – March 28

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This morning we hit the beach for our second surf lesson! It was a different kind of day – not as sunny, but the clouds and light were beautiful on the beach.

Some of the students returned to do a surf lesson, while the rest were happy to swim, walk the beach and pick interesting rocks and shells 🙂

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Wet-suits ready to go!

Blake from Lets Go Surfing picked us up promptly at 9am, dropping us to their shop by the beach. Once everyone got fitted with their boards and wet-suits, we were ready to hit the waves!

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On our way to the beach

Everyone had a quick dip in the sea to cool down before the lesson.

We had the lovely Amy as our instructor today and she went through all the important points, tips and safety instructions before they were ready to hit the waves.

While they were preparing for surf, the others went for another dip!

Ready for the waves!!!

We were later joined by Lexis students Nico and Anselmo!

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And a nice hot burger and chips to warm up afterwards! 🙂

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Boomerang Painting! 27th March

 We had a relaxing afternoon painting boomerangs in the student lounge. The rain poured down outside while we got creative inside. Everyone came up with their own unique design. Some of us chose to follow the traditional aboriginal style while others let their creative imaginations run wild.

 

They all look amazing, I think even better than the ones you can buy in a store!!

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I think we could of stayed painting for hours, thank you for a fun afternoon! 🙂

 

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Boomerang Painting! March 27th

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Today we had the very fun and creative activity of Boomerang painting! Our Hiroshima Juniors joined with  their classmates and together, we all painted our own individual boomerang.

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Everyone ready to start! 🙂

I had some painted boomerangs to show as examples, as well as some information about the meaning behind all the symbols – an interesting insight into the traditional Aboriginal style, used to tell stories through the artists paintings.

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See everyone concentrating hard on their masterpieces! 😀

Some finished details…

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Hiroshima Juniors Scavenger Hunt! – March 26th

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Namaste! Love this photo of our Hiroshima Juniors stiking a Yoga pose! 😀

Yesterday, we had a very fun learning activity for our Hiroshima Juniors – a photo scavenger hunt in Byron Bay! To make it extra interesting, we have a delicious chocolate prize for the winner…

Each student was given the following photography brief:

  • A selfie with the beach
  • A photo of somebody eating ice cream
  • A photo with a tourist
  • A photo of someone drinking coffee
  • A photo of a Byron busker
  • A photo of your group outside Aldi
  • A photo of your group doing yoga poses
  • A photo of Byron Bay Library
  • A selfie outside the Rainbow Shop
  • A photo on the swings by the beach

Check out some of their amazing photos below! 🙂

 

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Hiroshima Juniors Coffee Club! March 27th

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This morning, we sheltered from the morning rain, in the comfort of the student lounge! We all met at 9am and began our time with a quick catch up on everyone’s week, finding out what we all got up to in the evenings and reflecting on their time so far in Byron. We all agreed that the last week and half has gone by very quickly! 🙂

We all enjoyed some delicious coffees and Tim Tams while playing some games of Jenga and Uno.

 

CHEERS! (or ‘kampai’, as they say in Japan 🙂 )

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Jobs! March 27th

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If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 12-1pm and 2-3pm; in room 8 every day except Mondays when it’s in room 7 – then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPIST – BYRON BAY

Buddha Gardens Day Spa Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary

The successful applicant will: Hold a Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Massage;  Have previous work experience in a similar position;  Outstanding customer service skills;  Excellent Presentation;  Proven track record for retail selling;  Have a warm, friendly and nurturing personality;  Applicants must have excellent communication skills;  Be highly passionate about your chosen career;  A professional attitude is essential;  Some Reception is required so the successful applicant should be able to up-sell treatments and maximize bookings.
We are unique and well established Spa.

SURF COACH

Byron Bay NSW

Casual/Temporary

Fully qualified level 1 surf coach required for our family run surf school in Byron Bay. 2yrs experience preferred. Own transport required.

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DEMI CHEF – CASUAL

Mgallery Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary

Elements of Byron offers a high quality dining experience with a strong emphasis on local fresh produce. Our kitchen caters for multiple food and beverage outlets as well as onsite conferencing and events. Your professionalism, commitment and respect will be rewarded by our Executive Chef taking a keen interest in your career to get you ready for future opportunities.

Requirements

  • Previous experience in a luxury hotel/resort or cafe environment
  • Full availability including weekends and public holidays
  • Relevant commercial cookery qualifications
  • Able to adapt to busy periods with a sense of urgency
  • Willingness to learn great technique
  • Able to follow recipes and plan your time accordingly
  • Actively demonstrate pride in your work
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food safety standards
  • Only applicants that have permanent resident status or unrestricted rights to work in Australia will be considered

Benefits: Regular shifts that provide work/life balance;  Opportunity to work with a variety of specialised catering equipment;  Career progression opportunities for those genuinely seeking culinary advancement

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BYRON BAY – BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPISTS URGENTLY NEEDED

BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPIST – BYRON BAYBeautiful Byron Bay, one of the most popular places in Australia. Amazing beaches, magical hinterland and a highly sought after lifestyle. If you are seeking a wonderful working environment not enclosed indoors, the sounds of Bali await right here in Byron Bay. Buddha Gardens Day Spa, a well established Spa, our therapists consistently receive wonderful praise and now an opportunity exists to join our exceptional team.

The successful applicant will: Be a qualified Beauty or Massage Therapist; Flexible, professional and happy attitude essential; Outstanding customer service skills; Reception Skills an advantage but can be taught to the right candidate; Proven track record for retail selling; Strong work commitment; Have a warm, friendly and nurturing personality; Excellent presentation; Be able to take direction and use initiative; Applications must have excellent communication skills; We are the only Day Spa in Byron Bay that has tropical gardens, heated plunge pool and sauna.

Come join our fabulous team!

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CASUAL RETAIL POSITION

Busy Byron Bay Shop looking for hard-working and experienced person, 3 days min. a week (must be available Saturday or Sunday if required).Must be extremely reliable, have a professional approach and a keen eye for detail. Great work ethic, positive attitude and approach to achieving great results and taking pride in their work. Please send resume. Thanks. Al

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FARM MANAGER/GARDENER

Byron Bay area Macadamia farm & 5 star accommodation venue is looking for an organised, responsible & mature person/s to join their growing team.This can be a live in position, and may suit a single person or the right couple that can share duties that include:

* Maintaining approx. 1500 Macadamia Nut Trees

* Maintaining & caring for a historic 8 bedroom residence

* Maintaining gardens and lawns around house to a high standard

* Guest liaison & property inspections from time to time

We are looking for a reliable team member/s to join our growing business, that takes pride in their work and has attention to detail. Experience in small farming management, gardening and ideally venue management would be a distinct advantage.

Total of about 20 – 30 hours per week – depending on level of skill. The position is located in Bangalow, 10 minutes from Byron Bay

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BYRON JUICE BAR

There is a position available in Byron Juice Bar in Byron Bay. 10 to 40 hours per week are available depending on the experience & skill set. This position could lead into potential sponsorship for a qualified chef or marketing professional. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 months of employment, have experience in a fast paced food outlet & have knowledge & experience in customer service. Also, it is essential to have an exceptional eye for detail in product quality & consistency, a high standard in cleaning, & a good understanding of food preparation, hygiene & procedures. Please email your resume & a brief description about your previous experience suitable to this position and when you can meet for an interview. Or preferably, come into the shop with your resume & ask to speak to Greg. Suitable applicants will be notified for an interview. Thank you & we look forward to hearing from you.

EXPERIENCED YOGA INSTRUCTORS WANTED

Heart and Soul Health Clubs, Byron Bay, are currently looking for experienced & professional Yoga Instructors to join their team. Please send your resume & 2 x photos to Jana at crowsnest@heartandsoulhealthclubs.com.au

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Coffee Club! 26th March

We gathered this afternoon for our last coffee club of the month. It was the perfect warm afternoon to sit under the shelter downstairs as it began to rain.

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Today we played a few rather intense games of Jenga and had a laugh at all the questions printed on the blocks. It was a fun way to get to know each other and prompted some very funny stories 🙂

We also attempted to do a ‘TIM TAM SLAM’.. unfortunately it didn’t go so well.. But that’s okay, it was still delicious!

To do a professional Tim Tam Slam, we realised, requires a refrigerated Tim Tam. First  you need to (gently) bite off each end of the biscuit. Keeping the biscuit intact you then use the Tim Tam like a straw to drink your coffee or tea. Today the biscuits were too melted. We will try again next week!

Come and join us every Tuesday at 2pm for Coffee Club (Tim Tam club) downstairs in the student lounge. Hope to see you there!

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.

Hiroshima Juniors Day at Emmanuel Anglican College – March 25th

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Arriving at the school!

On Monday morning, we left Lexis Byron Bay campus and headed, by bus, to Emmanuel Anglican College in Ballina. We all gathered in their school library and were greeted by staff and students in both English and Japanese! Each student was paired with a ‘buddy‘ – a student who would take them to their classes and look after them throughout the day.

After our welcome, each student was given a tour of the beautiful school grounds by their buddy, before joining them for their morning classes, which included Maths and Science.

Enjoying some chats with their buddies during the morning break.

Enjoying a fun game of Handball during break time!

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After break, I joined some of the students in English class, where the teacher was explaining how to structure an essay.

From 12pm, we joined the Japanese classes! This was lots of fun and each group of students (Year 8 and 10) greeted our Hiroshima Juniors in Japanese, while our Juniors greeted them back in English. Everyone had a little chat to get to know eachother better.

During these classes, our Hiroshima Juniors gave a brief presentation to groups of students, introducing them to their home-place, Hiroshima.

Some Japanese-themed decorations in the Japanese room.

Activities in these classes included ‘Kahoot’ – an interactive learning game to help with language skills, listening tests and finally, a ‘speed chat’ – where each of our students had 5 minutes to chat with a student in English, before moving on to the next student when time was up.

At 3pm it was time to leave and we all met at the front of the school, where everyone had the chance to say goodbye to their buddies. Thanks for having us, Emmanuel Anglican College! 🙂

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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! 25th March

Welcome to our 3 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay!

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Gabriela, is from Brazil. She loves to travel and is so happy to be in Australia! She enjoys spending time at the beach and exploring new places. She is hoping to improve her English for her job when she returns back to Brazil.

Nanaka, is a university student from Japan. She loves watching old movies, Westerns are her favorites. It is her first time studying abroad and living alone, so she is a little bit nervous, but also very excited for a new life! She is hoping to find work in a cafe, and start practicing yoga. She chose to study in Australia  because she loves the hot weather, nice people, and beautiful beaches.

Cyntia, is from Chile. She enjoys listening to music, watching movies and speaking with her friends. She hopes to improve her English while she is here at Lexis so she can get a good job when she returns home. Her brother has lived in Byron Bay for 3 years, she has always wanted to visit and feels very lucky to be able to stay with him.

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! 22nd March

Congratulations and farewell to our 11 students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay!!

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Oscar, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s IELTS Preparation class. It has been great to have Oscar in class and we have appreciated all his contributions to our class discussions. His English has continuously improved with all the effort he has put in and we wish you all the best for your future and your IELTS Exam.

Juliane, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Her enthusiasm has really contributed to a positive class atmosphere and she will be missed. Juliane has always been a very motivated student and should be very proud of how far she has come since starting at Lexis. We know that you will do very well in the future Juliane, wishing you all the best.

Vadim, from Belgium, graduates from Claudia’s IELTS Preparation class. Thank you for being such a friendly student at Lexis, we have enjoyed Vadim’s positive attitude on campus and we wish you all the best for your IELTS Exams.

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Gustavo, from Brazil, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate Class. Gustavo has improved his grammar and speaking skills in the last few weeks as well as fitting into the class perfectly from the beginning. All the best with your plans to stay in Australia Gustavo, we wish you well in Tasmania and hope you are prepared for a cold winter! Stay in touch and enjoy the last of your time here in Byron.

Pascal, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Pacscal has been a dream student and her speaking, especially, her word order has improved. We enjoyed getting to know you at Lexis, and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip, whatever you end up doing. All the very best Pascal.

 

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Rahel, standing at the far right, on her first day

Rahel, from Switzerland, is graduating from Elizabeth’s Upper Intermediate class. Well done Rahel, you have participated so well in class and your contributions have been greatly appreciated. We wish you all the best for your future.

Marina, from Spain, is graduating from Elizabeth’s Upper Intermediate and IELTS Preparation class. Even though, it has been a short time at Lexis, it has been lovely. Marina has contributed actively to class discussions and can use and apply her English knowledge and skills to a variety of situations. We wish you all the best Marina.

Giovana, from Brazil, is graduating today from Elizabeth’s Upper Intermediate class. Giovana, has shown a high level of determination and dedication, going from Pre-Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate. We wish her all the best with her future. Congratulations Giovana!

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Mayra, from Chile, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class today. Mayra has shown steady improvement over the last 3 months. Her pronunciation is very good and speaking is her strength! We wish you all the very best for your future Mayra.

Ana, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. Ana has improved steadily throughout the weeks, in all areas of grammar and speaking.  Ana is great to have a conversation with and she will be missed! All the very best for your future Ana and we hope you continue to communicate in English because you are very capable!

Tammy, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class today. Tammy has come such a long way since she first started in Elementary. She always brings a great attitude to class and we all wish she could stay longer. Best wishes for your travels Tammy, relax and enjoy!

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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.

 

Hiroshima Juniors Surf Lesson! March 22nd

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Today we hit Main Beach in Byron for a very special surf lesson for our Hiroshima Juniors! The lovely Blake from Let’s Go Surfing picked us up outside the school at 9am and we headed to their shop to get fitted with wet-suits and surfboards.

Here are the guys, all ready to hit the beach!

 

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It was super hot by the time we hit the beach so the first thing everybody did was jump into the sea to cool down

The next thing we did – stretching! Very important before hitting the waves.

Everyone gathered around as the instructors explained the basics of surfing and how to kneel up on the board when in the water.

Safety in the water is top priority. Below, our instructor Victor explains what a rip is and how to get out of it if we encounter one in the sea.

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Ready to hit the waves!!!

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After a while in the water, everyone got back out again and the instructors demonstrated how to stand up on the board when in the water.

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Before long, they were surfing like pros! 

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Our Hiroshima Juniors having an awesome time in the water 🙂

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Check out these pros! 🙂

What better way to finish our surf lesson than with a picnic by the sea. We are already looking forward to next week’s lesson!

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Aussie Food Tasting!March 21st – Morning

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Yesterday in the student lounge, we held a special Aussie food tasting activity! There are lots of special treats and savoury snacks that are very poplular in Australia and we got to learn (and taste!) more about them.

We had a range of delicious (and some not so delicious…!) foods to try:

  • Musk Sticks (pink semi-soft sweet stick with floral, musk flavours)
  • Allen’s Red Frogs (chewy jelly treats)
  • Macadamia Nuts (found in both New South Wales & Queensland)
  • Anzac Biscuits (oat biscuits)
  • Vegemite (yeast extract spread, popular with toast!)
  • Mini meat pies (pastry pies filled with meat, gravy, onion, mushrooms & cheese)
  • Sausage Rolls (savoury pastry snack & popular party food)
  • Caramello Koala (chocolate bar filled with caramel)
  • Tim Tams (chocolate covered biscuits)
  • Lamingtons (a small sponge cake square coated in chocolate and coconut)

Among the favourites were TimTams and sausage rolls! 🙂

Brave students trying Vegemite… 😀

Everyone enjoyed the delicious treats and our Hiroshima Juniors got to mingle with some of the others students from their classes too 🙂

Have YOU tried all of these Aussie favourites yet!? 😉

 

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

 

Hiroshima Juniors trip to Byron Farmers Market! March 21st

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On Thursday morning we all went to the Byron Bay Farmers Market! It was a beautiful morning so we enjoyed the walk down together at 9am. This market is on every Thursday morning at Butler St Reserve from 8-11am.

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Walking down Jonson Street towards the market!

The taco stand proved very popular among the students!

We walked around in the sunshine and sampled some different snacks and juice. There were some performers at different areas, playing music, singing and even dancing!

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Buying some local and Manuka honey 🙂

Everyone enjoyed the market and we all left with full bellies and happy hearts 😀

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

Aussie Food Tasting! 21st March

Today we gave some Aussie classic food a taste.

There were some crowd favorites and some food that nobody liked! We discovered that, with a lot of butter, vegemite sandwiches are not so bad!! We all agreed lamingtons are delicious, and are NOT made out of the same sponge you wash the dishes with! It was a revelation to work out mince pies are savory, and not sweet and some of us thought musk sticks taste like perfume. The Tim Tams we are all familiar with, were the first plate to be emptied.. closely followed by the very yummy ANZAC biscuits!

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-Vegemite sandwiches

-Caremello Koalas

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– Mince Pies and Sausage Rolls

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-Musk Sticks

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-Allens Red Frogs