Dream Catcher Making! 24 May

We had a creative afternoon making beautiful dream catchers!

First we watched a video from Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmtkc7FOWLw&t=3s) demonstrating how to make them, and then it was our turn to give it a go!

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It’s quite tricky at first but easy once you get going!

Once our nets were complete we added shells and beads to the centre and hung feathers from the bottom to make them even prettier!

 

 

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.

 

Soccer match against BBELS! 23 May

Yesterday we played Soccer against another of Byron’s local schools!

We lost some of our sign ups due to rain, but still had eleven determined players who weren’t going to be put off by a little bit of bad weather!

After the first 20 minutes the blue skies were back and we were even treated to a beautiful rainbow!

Our team was made up of 8 boys and 3 girls and they all played amazingly together, with great spirit and teamwork.

The students continued to play even as it got dark and the rain came back! Real competitors!!

Well done to Fabio, Joao, Jeff, Cristiano, Sevie, Alex, Benoit, Gabriela, Patrick, Laurene and Helena for securing Lexis a 4 – 1 win!!!

GO TEAM LEXIS!!

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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.

 

Coffee Club! 22 May

Today we played one of our Coffee Club favourites while we enjoyed our lattes and Tim Tams!

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UNO!

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.

DJ Beginners Class! 18 May

Last Friday international DJ Mr Ha.Yes (better known to Lexis students as Happy Travels Iain) was here to give us a beginners class to DJing!

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Iain, who is a regular DJ at Coco Republic and has DJ’d at many of Byron’s popular nightspots (including The Brewery, The Northern, The Beach Hotel and Cheeky Monkeys!), showed our students some basic techniques of DJing!

This included beat match, mixing tracks, using effects and understanding musical structure and tune selection.

Maybe some of our students will joining Iain up on stage soon!

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.

May’s Table Tennis Tournament! 18 May

There was lots of excitement and friendly competitiveness for yesterday’s Table Tennis Tournament! We had 18 players competing for May’s champion title, including Laurine representing for the ladies!! We also had a great number of students come along to spectate and cheer on their classmates!

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

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Results from the first round:

Jeff VS Sevi: JEFF

Yves VS Roman: YVES

Alex VS Laurine: ALEX

Murilo VS Joao: JOAO

Ben VS ANTHONY: BEN

Benoit VS Victhor: BENOIT

Fabio VS Oscar: OSCAR

Patrick VS Andre: ANDRE

Cristiano VS Rafael: CRISTIANO

We had an uneven amount of players for the next round so one person was picked from the pot to progress straight through to the semi finals, this lucky person being BENOIT!

Results from the second round:

Jeff VS Joao: JOAO

Cristiano VS Yves: CRISTIANO

Ben VS Oscar: BEN

Alex VS Andre: ALEX

With Benoit going straight through we again had an uneven number of players for the semi finals, so at Oscar’s suggestion this time we picked a name from the players who were out the competition to give them a second chance at the glory! The name picked from the pot was…OSCAR!! Oscar then managed to beat last month’s champion, Ben, to get a place in the final!

Results from the semi finals:

Oscar VS Ben: OSCAR

Alex VS Cristiano: ALEX

Benoit VS Joao: BENOIT

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

Oscar VS Benoit: OSCAR

Oscar VS Alex: ALEX

Alex VS Benoit: ALEX

Making ALEX our May Table Tennis Champion!!!!

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Congratulations Alex, enjoy your beers!!

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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.

Boomerang Painting! 16 May

Yesterday we had a lovely afternoon painting boomerangs!

I showed the students some handouts with symbols typically used by aboriginals along with their meanings, as well as some examples and templates for them to use,

 all the students got inventive though and came up with their own unique designs!

I was particularly impressed with Hansoo’s koala,

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and Suzie, who used a pointed accessory to carve a pattern into the paint.

Shiho’s was the most authentic,

But all the students designs were beautiful and creative ❤

and they now all have a great souvenir to take home from Australia!

 

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.

Coffee Club! 15 May

It’s so lovely to be back at Lexis Byron after a little trip back to the UK! I feel extremely lucky to have a job that I can look forward to coming back to, this is all thanks to the wonderful staff and students I get to spend my days with 🙂

Today at Coffee Club Judit, one of our Spanish students, shared two games with us.

I won’t go into details as it involves everyone having to work something out, and we can hopefully play it again one day with some new students! Let’s just say lots of fun was had, especially when most of the group had figured out the pattern!!

Join me next week for more games, coffee and Tim Tams!!

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.