Photo Challenge Winners!

Wooohooooo! Check out these happy winners!

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First prize for Camila and Josefina! Enjoy Nimbin and Kayaking with Dolphins!

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Hinako and Nami in 2nd place, they both won a ticket to the Aborigunal Dream Time festival next month!

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Ayumi and Gabi will be set for the weekend winning the 3rd prize!

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.

May in Photos!

WOW and just like that, it is the end of another month.. What a great month it has been! Here is a look back at all of the fun we have had in May!

The wonderful Suzy taught her last yoga class before going on maternity leave. We welcomed our new teacher Jimmy.

Coffee club continued to make us all laugh every Tuesday.

Alejandro was May’s table tennis champion.. Who will it be in June?

I was so impressed by your artistic skills when we painted pot plants.

I always look forward to our afternoons down at the soccer field.. Also I love the support from everyone that comes down to cheer us on! Next month we will claim the trophy back!

Sushi making was fun.. Thanks to Nana and Ai for saving us from a rice disaster!

We had a wonderful Friday afternoon enjoying the sun and hitting the waves on the body boards!

More artistic talent expressed in boomerang painting!

We all had a great boogie for Salsa and Sangria.

Mmmmmmm and that yummy afternoon we had cooking with chocolate and Hongki and Nana’s fantastic cookies.. HAHAHA

And finally all of the amazing weekend activities thanks to Byron Bay Tour Co. and Happy Travels

Cant wait to see what June has in store!

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.

Creative Photo Challenge! May 30th

Thursday afternoon’s activity was The Photo Scavenger Hunt!

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Students were given the following list of 25 things to snap photos of around Byron Bay. By 4.30pm they were asked to submit their 5 best photos from the list and they would be judged on their creativity, humour and photography skills.

We had some amazing prizes up for grabs thanks to Happy Travels and Byron Bay Tour Company. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes included a kayaking with dolphins tour, a Nimbin trip, 2x tickets to the Aboriginal Dream Time Festival next month and beer & wine.

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We had some amazing entries.. but the top 3 were exceptional!

First prize went to Josefina and Camila!!

I was so impressed how you managed to include multiple things from the list in all of your photos. I love your wigs and hats, you look like you had so much fun!

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A photo of you on a surfboard,  wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo of you on a playground, wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay, whilst still wearing an outrageous hat!

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(This one made me laugh.. a lot) A photo of you with a happy Grandpa, who also happens to be a very Australian looking man, admiring a native Australia tree, whilst wearing another outrageous hat!!

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A photo of you under an umbrella, and talking on a public phone, whilst still wearing the outrageous hats!!

Second prize goes to Nami and Hinako!

Your photos are beautiful! Well done girls!

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A photo with a friendly dog

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A photo with you and the most Australian looking man

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A photo of you on a public phone

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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WOW!! A photo of you doing a yoga pose on the beach

Third prize goes to the wonderful Ayumi and Gabi

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay

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A photo of you enjoying a street performer

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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A photo of you admiring an Australian bird

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A photo of you with a rainbow

 

Special mention to all these other great entires. It was a hard task to judge! Thank you to everyone who got involved. I hope you had as much fun taking the photos as I had receiving them 🙂

 

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.

June Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in June!

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

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!

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We have free Yoga with Jimmy every Monday at 2pm in Room 8.

We continue our Coffee Club on Tuesday’s at 2pm; join me for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

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 on Wednesday morning between 8-8:30am in room 8. (Except for Wednesday 12th, as the class room will be occupied)

We continue our friendly Soccer Match with Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) every second Wednesday at 3:30pm. Meet in front of the school around 3pm and we can all walk down to the soccer field together. Help us claim back the trophy!

We have a couple craft-ernoon activities for you to make something special for a loved one or something you can keep to remember your time here at Lexis. Jewellery Making on Thursday June 6th and  Hand Made Gift Cards on Friday 21st June. Everything will be supplied but you are welcome to bring along your own materials to use if you wish.

On Wednesday 12th June Join Yuka for a very special one off High Intensity Interval Training Pilates Class in room 8. One hour that is sure to get the blood flowing and get you warmed up on a chilly winters afternoon.

On Thursday 13th June come along and try a variety of Aussie food – from lamingtons to vegemite sandwiches. You might just surprise yourself by what you enjoy.

Thursday 14th May we have another Table Tennis Tournament with fantastic prizes for the winner of course!

I am really looking forward to Baking Koala Cupcakes on Thursday 20th and then Making Pizzas the following Thursday 27th. YUMMMMM!

We also have our 1 Hour Surf Lesson for $25 on Wednesday 26th and on the last Friday of the month we will have a hit of backyard cricket and some fun playing Garden Games.

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We also have some INCREDIBLE weekend activities to get involved with thanks to Byron Bay Touring Company and Happy Travels! Make sure you see Dee or Mark to sign up.

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Have a fantastic June everyone!!

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.

 

 

 

 

Class trip to the Movies

On Wednesday our Intermediate and FCE class went to Palace Cinema to watch the movie 2040.

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It was about a journey to explore what the planet would look like by the year 2040 while focusing on what is happening now. From the movie we found that there are lots of solutions such as marine permaculture, shared energy, renewable energy, balanced agriculture and female empowerment and education.

We strongly recommend everyone to watch 2040 because it is such a good movie to learn about how we can contribute to a bright 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! May 31st – June 2nd

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WEATHER

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SURF REPORT

HAPPY TRAVELS & BYRON BAY TOURING COMPANY

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Student Party Night! Meet at Happy Travels (Byron Bay, New South Wales) at 8pm for free drinks and pizza with heaps of prizes and party games plus a live DJ. Then on to Cheeky Monkeys!
SATURDAY:
Kangaroo National Park tour/ 8am-6pm. If you have not seen a kangaroo yet then sign up for this trip of a lifetime, only $45pp (transport and National Park fees included)… limited spots!! So come see us ASAP to secure a seat on the bus.
SUNDAY:
Byron Craft Markets. FREE! Meet outside Happy Travels at 10am and go as a group to explore the many stalls! Make sure you go with an empty stomach as there are loads of good options there.

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GIGS

FRIDAY:
EPIC @ Railway Hotel
 Velvet Trip, Iluka, Stoker @ Hotel Great Northern
 4:00pm Steve Tyson @ Fresh
 5:00pm Jock Barnes @ Beach Hotel
 7:00pm Manoa @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Luke Morris @ The Sun
 7:00pm The Paddy Cakes + GOSH @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm Imperfect Worlds – 2019 Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Barefoot @ Beach Hotel
SATURDAY:
 Marshall & The Fro @ Hotel Great Northern
 King Coaste, Visas & Flat bickie @ Hotel Great Northern
 1:00pm All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson – National Theatre Live @ Byron Theatre
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 6:30pm Winter Wildlands Alliance Film Festival – An initiative to get kids outdoors @ Byron Theatre
 7:00pm Warren Earl Band @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Middlewing + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm DJ Reflex @ Beach Hotel
SUNDAY:
 Ben Camden @ Hotel Great Northern
 12:00pm Woodfired Sounds – Live: Sophie Ozard, Nick Cunningham, Matthew Armitage DJ set from Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Jesse Pumphrey @ Byron Bay Brewery
 4:00pm Slim Pickens @ Fresh
 4:30pm Goodrich @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm James Scott @ The Sun
 8:00pm DJ Pixhit @ Beach Hotel

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

CINEMA

Palace cinema

FRIDAY:

SATURDAY:

SUNDAY:

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SUNDAY:

11:00 am
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.

Job Hunting Tips from our Lexis Students!

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We recently spoke with six of our students here at Lexis Byron Bay, to ask them a few questions about their part-time jobs. We found out where they work, what they like about their jobs and working in Byron and also, what their dream jobs would be…

Arriving in a new place, meeting new people, starting school as well as having to find a job can be difficult! Thanks to these students, we have some tips for our current and future students, to help with the headache of finding a job. Thanks to Judith, Leo, Ania, Maria, Pedro and Lucas for the tips and positive vibes! 😉

WAS IT HARD TO FIND YOUR JOB AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET IT?

  • No, it wasn’t too hard! Byron is small but you have lots of options for work. Everybody always finds a job! It really helps to be positive and focused.
  • It wasn’t too easy! I spent many weeks searching and bringing my CV to every store and restaurant.
  • When I arrived in Byron it was tricky to find a job as it was Winter season here, so a bit quiet, but I didn’t give up! I went to many places and gave in my CV and after a few weeks, got my job!
  • No, it wasn’t hard to find a job! My friend told me she was leaving her job at Orgasmic Falafel and asked if I would like to take over. This was the same for another job a few months ago, my friend was leaving his position at an Italian restaurant in town. I also got some cleaning work at my accommodation after suggesting some ways to make the public spaces better and cleaner for everyone. As I am a long term student here, I was also approached about some cleaning work here in Lexis.
  • I found a job on my first week in Byron! I recommend making a CV that is very personal to you – what do you know? What experience do you have? What are your strong points?
  • It took me about 15 days to find my job. I went around to all shops, bars and restaurants asking for the manager and handing them my CV personally.

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WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER STUDENTS LOOKING FOR WORK?

  • Be patient! It will all work out ok!
  • If you put in the effort and are persistent, you will find your job! Ask to speak with the manager where possible.
  • Keep in touch with people and tell everyone you are looking for a job. There are so many people coming and going so you can take their jobs as they leave.
  • Never give up! and try speak with the manager.
  • Make your CV interesting and personal to you. Show them why they should hire YOU! 😀

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Don’t forget to check our blog every Wednesday for a list of the latest jobs advertised online for Byron! 🙂

 

Missed out on our first jobs blog? See it here 😉

 

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.