July Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our monthly Table Tennis Tennis Tournament!

We had 8 players to begin and pairings were picked at random to see who would compete against eachother!

Results from the first round were:

Alex VS Song: ALEX 11-1

Lucas VS Koki: KOKI 11-5

Luis VS Hu: LUIS 11-3

Keigo VS Yuichi: KEIGO 11-9

Onto the semi finals…

Luis VS Alex: ALEX 11-4

Keigo VS Koki: KEIGO 11-9

Making our two finalists: ALEX and KEIGO!

They both played brilliantly, and kept equalising against eachother until…

KEIGO took the lead 11-9!!

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Well done Keigo, our July Table Tennis Champion!!!

 

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Soccer! 11 July

Yesterday we played a friendly Soccer Match at the Sports Fields with another of Byron’s local schools!

Our soccer games are always great fun,

and we have some very talented players here at Lexis!

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Whale Watching in Byron Bay!

It’s Whale season here in Byron Bay!!!

Between May and November each year humpback whales migrate from their cold Antarctic feeding grounds to the warmer waters of Queensland, Australia to breed!

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We are lucky enough that Byron Bay is one of the best places in Australia to spot these magnificent creatures!

This year there is estimated to be a record breaking 30,000 passing by, meaning you are pretty much guaranteed to spot them!

The best way to see them up close is by booking onto one of the Whale Watching boat trips, which can be arranged for you by Sarah from Happy Travels! See her on the travel desk in the student lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12-3pm.

Myself and Koko went last year (and plan to go again this year!) and had a fantastic time!

Here’s some of the pictures and a video from our trips 🙂

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When I went I also saw a seal (very rare for Byron but there’s one that occasionally visits the Bay!), turtles and heaps of dolphins!

Another special experience you could do is to kayak with them!! This can also be booked through Sarah. You are guaranteed to see dolphins (or get to go again for free!) and have a very high chance of see whales too!

HAPPY WHALE SPOTTING!!

 

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.

Lawn Bowls! 4 July

Today was a beautiful warm winters day here in Byron Bay!

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To make the most of the sunshine myself, Jeff, Ben and Luis enjoyed a game of Lawn Bowls in the garden!

We played a combination of bowls and bocce rules.

Jeff was the clear winner with 12 points, with Luis and Ben coming joint second with 4 points each.

Not wanting to show the boys up I didn’t play to my usual high standard and came last with 2 points!

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June in Photos!

VOLLEYBALL!

 

END OF CAMBRIDGE SAUSAGE SIZZLE!

 

CASINO ROYALE!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

 

VEGAN COOKING!

 

SOCCER MATCH!

 

JEWELLERY MAKING!

 

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING!

 

PIZZA MAKING!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

13 NEW STARTERS!

 

45 GRADUATES!

 

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July Activity Calendar!

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

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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. Mats provided.

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

On the 4th we have Lawn Bowls, a popular game here in Australia, in the garden!

Kristy will be leading a Meditation on the 5th; come and find your calm and focus in Room 2!

Friday the 6th we have a Tennis Tournament!  This will be at the Tennis Courts (corner of Tennyson and Carlyle Street), but meet at reception at 2pm and we can walk there together 🙂

We have 2 Soccer Matches this month; one against BBELS at the soccer fields on the 11th (meet at reception at 3.30pm) and a Lexis match in the garden on the 27th.

For our cooking activities we have Sushi Making on the 12th and Brazilian Cooking on the 26th!

Volleyball will be at the beach or in the garden on the 13th 🙂 

The July Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 18th. Beer to be won!

We get creative on the 19th Making Dream Catchers; a beautiful decoration, souvenir or gift to take home!

On Friday the 20th we’ll be treating everyone to FREE PIZZA along with some Games!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 25th. 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 $50! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

 

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 $50!

                                                      Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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.

Pizza Making – 27 July

Today,  for our free activity we made pizzas in the student kitchen. As Claire is on holiday this week, Claudia was in charge and she told me that she learned a couple of things about pizzas while she was doing it.

First of all, she was surprised that the Spanish chefs put the cheese on underneath the toppings whereas the typical way in Australia is for the cheese to go on last.

Secondly, she was introduced to how easy it is to cut pizzas with scissors rather than a knife. A trick we’ll all be trying at home from now on.

All the pizzas looked and tasted delicious but, in the end, the Spanish pizza was declared the best.

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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.