New Years Eve in Byron Bay!

New Years Eve in Byron Bay!

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Byron Shire Council’s ‘Soul Street 2019’ New Year’s Eve, 4pm – midnight

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Byron Bay’s unique New Year’s Eve street party will be open from 4pm – midnight. The centre of town will be filled with market stalls, food vendors, face painter’s, four stages, numerous bands, buskers, circus performers, fire twirlers, drummers, and children’s activities. Soul Street New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay will be a fun, safe, community-driven, alcohol-free event! Soul Street is a Byron Council initiative.

Falls Festival, 31 Dec ’19 – 2 Jan ’20 at North Byron Parklands

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Falls Music & Arts Festival is a multi-day music festival held annually over the New Year’s Eve and January period. The festival hosts contemporary music performances, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other art forms. The 2019/20 event features HALSEY (ONLY AUS SHOW), VAMPIRE WEEKENDDISCLOSURE, PLAYBOI CARTI, TASH SULTANA, PEKING DUK, OF MONSTERS AND MEN, PNAU, LEWIS CAPALDI, MILKY CHANCE, JOHN FARNHAMBANKS, and much more.. Full details and tickets available at their website fallsfestival.com/byron-bay.

NYE with Claptone, Rebūke plus more – Byron Bay Brewery

Bring in 2020 at Byron Bay Brewery with a huge lineup of electronic acts across two stages

First artist announcement.
Claptone (afternoon set) | Rebūke
2pm – 2am | Byron Bay Brewery | Dec 31
Only tickets purchased through Oztix will be accepted. 18+

NYE 2019 – Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

Groove into the New Year perched above the hustle and bustle of the streets in Byron Bay, with the perfect view to say goodbye to the year 2019

Party from dusk till dawn with our dance floor stomping until 2 am, the countdown will be on and whether it’s a New Year’s kiss, dance or hug, fun will be ensured at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

Tickets are $125 per person with seating’s at 8, 8.30 or 9 pm and available for 18+ only. If you’re in town with the family, kids are always welcome here on our Balcony. Join us for an early dinner from 4- 7pm.

Welcome in 2020 at Beach Byron Bay

Raise a glass and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Beach Byron Bay.

7pm – 1am
Bubbles on arrival
Three-course menu
Live music by J-Tones
$130 per person

NYE at Fish Heads, Main Beach Byron Bay

Welcome in 2020 by the beach while enjoying a 3 course menu and a glass of Mumm champagne on arrival. Exclusive use of table until 1 AM

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Chilled seafood platter: smoked ocean trout with dill cream, coffin bay oysters, bugs and prawns with housemade cocktail sauce.

YOUR CHOICE OF MAIN
Catch of the day, Lamb cutlets or Vegetarian option

CHOICE OF DESSERT
Chocolate cheescake, Passionfruit semifreddo or Seasonal fruit tart

$110 pp

Funk Soul Disco NYE Party – Beach Hotel Byron Bay

Live entertainment from DJ Shimmy Disco & Madison Kat.

Full details + tickets available at Oztix.

Cosmo Ritmo x Locura NYE: Cut Copy DJs + Jono Ma (Jagwar Ma)

Few acts can conjure nostalgia, euphoria, elation and epiphany like Cut Copy. Joining the lineup for the evening is of course the head shaman of Locura, Jono -Jagwar- Ma + Cosmo Ritmo collective along side DJs Oli Wright and Benjamas.

7 PM – 3 AM. Secure a spot, order your presale tickets.

New Years Eve at Loft!

Positioned high above Jonson Street, watch the festivities below as you spend the evening enjoying delicious food, drinks and the ultimate Byron vibe. Party with us until 2am with live DJs!

Fully-inclusive package starts at 7pm until midnight and will have you sipping the night away while grazing on share style snacking menu right through to the countdown.

18+ only event. Tickets available online.

A Casablanca New Years Eve 2020 – The Mez Club

Bring in 2020 with class, style and fun! Enjoy an open bar from 8pm through to midnight including beer, wine, Champagne, a Champagne Toast and canapés. Casablanca themed dress up is highly encouraged and DJ playing till late!

All information found at: https://www.byron-bay.com/blog/new-years-eve-byron-bay/

 

 

 

 

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.

Happy Student – Amin 🏄‍♂️

Today our Happy Student at Lexis Byron Bay is Amin!

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Tell us a little about yourself Amin:
I am from Switerland and I live in Zuerich. I worked as a software engineer for the Swiss television. I decided to go to Byron Bay because I heard many good things about it and thought it would be a nice start for my trip. I stayed in Byron for six weeks.

Why did you choose Byron Bay?
I chose Byron Bay because I heard good things about it. I had a friend come here maybe six years ago and told me about it. So I did my research and I decided that it had the right mood for me.

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What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia? Tell me more about your teachers and your classes.
I  think my weaknessess… I think grammar… and the speaking and the fluency.

I was with Claudia as my teacher, and I think the class was the right fit for me. It was my right level. And I liked the class because there were people there from other nationalities. I also liked the activties that we did in the class like the markets, having coffee and Secret Santa… yeah, it was fun.

What was your favourite activity?
I liked the Beer Testing! Haha, that was fun! But I did like the Coffee Club too. You know, it was nice to play games and get to know other people and get to know them better.

 

Tell me about your accommodation/homestay…
I stayed at the accommodation downstairs (onsite) and I liked it. The room is good, it has nice people and a good kitchen to cook meals in. I really liked the communal tables- there were always people to be with if you wanted! Yeah, I really enjoyed it 🙂

What are your favourite things to do in Byron?
Surfing! I only started surfing here and I like it! I first had lessons through the school… maybe four lessons, then I bought a board and have met some friends and go surfing with them everyday! I might have to resell the board when I leave, but if I can fit it in my car I will take it on my travels with me in Australia!

I also really like the nightlife and the mood here in Byron Bay. Like the muscians and the buskers. It’s just nice to be out at night.

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What is your most magical moment in Byron?
Oh, this is a tough one… so many… I suppose, I think surfing at sunset at Tallows Beach. We saw dolphins and then they were swimming past us… yes, this was the most magical moment.

What did you like the most about Lexis Byron?
I like the people here. The students and the employees. The people are really helpful. Whenever I had a question I would go to reception and they would help me straight away. Also the mood for a school is good.

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What is your advice for people who are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?
My advice… stay at the accomodation onsite because it is close to the school and you get to meet more people! But then I guess it depends on the person… I also suggest to plan a trip early, but also at the same time to be spontaneous too.

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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.

Welcome to the Weekend! December 20th – 22nd 🎄

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WEATHER

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SURF

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MARKETS

Byron Artisan Market – every Saturday

Byron Farmers Market  – every Thursday (8am – 11am)

Bangalow Farmers Market – every Saturday (8am – 11am)

Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market  – every Friday (7am – 11am)

Bangalow Markets – Sunday

GIG GUIDE

Friday

 The Swamps @ Railway Hotel

Cog + Redhook @ Hotel Great Northern

3:00pm Golf Alpha Bravo @ Howl & Moan

5:30pm Hooroo – Surf Movie presented by Nick Colbey @ Byron Theatre

6:00pm Tim Stokes @ Targa

6:30pm Marshall Okell @ Hotel Great Northern

7:00pm Joshua Tree @ The Sun

7:00pm Hooroo – Surf Movie presented by Nick Colbey @ Byron Theatre

7:30pm Live Music @ Treehouse

7:30pm Country Witches Association – First Meeting Byron Bay @ Byron Bay Brewery

8:00pm The Babe Rainbow + Tim Stokes @ Beach Hotel

8:00pm CWA (Country Witches Association) First Meeting with Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan @ Brew House Theatre

8:00pm Rob Edwards and Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar

Saturday

Southwall @ Railway Hotel

Eagle Eye Jones, Flying Machine, Sophie Ozard, My Happy Place – It’s A Vibe @ Hotel Great Northern

1:30pm Entropy presented by Brisbane Ballet @ Byron Theatre

5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel

6:00pm Open Mic @ Treehouse

7:00pm Dr Denim presents BOO Seeka @ Byron Bay Brewery

7:30pm Live Music @ Treehouse

7:30pm Entropy presented by Brisbane Ballet @ Byron Theatre

9:00pm DJ Lordy Wardy @ Beach Hotel

9:00pm Ooz + Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar

Sunday

Ben Walsh @ Hotel Great Northern

Adam Hole Band @ Railway Hotel

12:00pm Sunday Session DJs – Jezza J & Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse

3:00pm Van Gogh & Japan – Exhibition On Screen presented @ Byron Theatre

4:15pm CWA (Country Witches Association) with Áine Tyrrell and Mandy Nolan @ Brew House Theatre

4:30pm EPIC @ Beach Hotel

4:30pm Byron Groove Lounge Freestyle Jam @ Byron Bay Brewery

5:00pm Greg Kew @ The Sun

7:00pm Steve Tyson @ Fresh

7:30pm Live DJs @ Beach Hotel

10:00pm Mat Joe @ Beach Hotel

BYRON BAY TOURING CO & HAPPY TRAVELS

Saturday
NOOSA ADVENTURE 2 DAY
(includes two meals) $155

Sunday
NOOSA ADVENTURE
DAY 2

CINEMA

Charlie’s Angels (M)

FRI 20TH DEC 6:00pm
SAT 21ST DEC 10:40am6:00pm
SUN 22ND DEC 3:15pm6:00pm

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Happy Student – Lucia 🌺

Today our Happy Student at Lexis Byron Bay is Lucia!

Tell us a little about yourself Lucia:
I’m from Spain. Before coming to Byron I worked on my family’s sheep farm. I always wanted to learn English because I like to travel and it is a universal language. I’ve been here almost 2 months and I have one more month left. Then I will travel along the coast of New South Wales before returning to Spain.

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Why did you choose Byron Bay?
Because I don’t like I cities. I live in the countryside. That’s why I chose Byron Bay.

What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia? Tell me more about your teachers and your classes.
Before coming to Australia, my weaknesses were listening and speaking English.

My teachers try to help me with listening and talk in class more often.

What was your favourite activity?
I think my favourite activity is the afternoon yoga classes, because you end the day relaxed.

Tell me about your accommodation/homestay…
I have lived in a hostel since I arrived and I think I will continue until I leave Byron.

What are your favourite things to do in Byron?
I like to walk around without tall buildings and without the noise of a city. I like to walk along the beach with few people. I also like to take walks to the lighthouse.

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What is your most magical moment in Byron?
My most magical moment in Byron… when I climb to see the sunrise at the lighthouse.

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What did you like the most about Lexis Byron?
What I liked most about this school is the small groups of students. It is good to have playful activities and games to assimilate the lessons.

What is your advice for people who are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?
My advice is to not think about it, to do it and enjoy it. It is an experience for a lifetime.

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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.

Welcome to the Weekend! December 13th-15th 🐬

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WEATHER

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SURF

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MARKETS

Byron Artisan Market – every Saturday

Byron Farmers Market  – every Thursday (8am – 11am)

Bangalow Farmers Market – every Saturday (8am – 11am)

Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market  – every Friday (7am – 11am)

GIG GUIDE

Friday

Jesse Pumprhrey @ Hotel Great Northern

The Velvet Rope @ Railway Hotel

Backroom – The Delta Riggs, Seaside and Sophie Ozard @ Hotel Great Northern

5:00pm Jon J Bradley @ Beach Hotel

6:00pm Luke Bennett @ Targa

7:00pm Slim Pickens @ Fresh

7:30pm 153 East @ Treehouse

8:00pm Felix – Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar

8:00pm Dos Boy @ Byron Bay Brewery

9:00pm Pink Zinc @ Beach Hotel

9:00pm Morning Maxwell @ Woody’s Surf Shack

Saturday

Flaskas @ Railway Hotel

Brave Gulf, Christian Patey + friends @ Hotel Great Northern

5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel

6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun

6:00pm This Is Us 2019 presented by Inspire Dance Studio @ Byron Theatre

7:30pm Jordan McRobbie @ Treehouse

8:00pm Drop Legs @ Byron Bay Brewery

8:00pm Ooz + Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar

9:00pm Rhythm & Cutloose @ Beach Hotel

9:00pm DJ Simba & DJ My Happy Place @ Woody’s Surf Shack

Sunday

Dan Hannaford @ Hotel Great Northern

Jamie Ashforth Trio @ Railway Hotel

12:00pm Sunday Session DJs – Jezza J & Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse

4:30pm Nicky Bomba @ Beach Hotel

5:00pm Nathan Kaye @ The Sun

6:00pm This Is Us 2019 presented by Inspire Dance Studio @ Byron Theatre

7:30pm Live DJs @ Beach Hotel

 

BYRON BAY TOURING CO & HAPPY TRAVELS

Saturday
WET N WILD
ADVENTURE PARK $69

Sunday
KAYAK WITH THE
DOLPHINS $60pp

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Byron Bay Carols by The Sea

Byron Carols by the Sea

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Date: Friday the 13th of December
Time: 6.30pm
Where: Apex Park, Byron Bay

The iconic Byron Carols by the Sea event is happening again with special guest Chang Po Ching (featured on “The Voice”), local schools, carols choir and more guest artists! Stop by the Byron Rotary Club’s sausage sizzle, and grab a spot on the grass as you watch the sun set over the Bay and sing some beloved carols!

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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.

Byron Bay Beaches! ☀️

The days are getting hotter which means that it’s Summer! The days are also getting longer which means more time to spend at the beach!

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, with many different options for water sports, beach activities, exploring or just relaxing.

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BELONGIL BEACH

Stretching to the north of Byron, Belongil Beach is one of the few dog-friendly beaches in the area. It has lovely views up the coast, tall sand dunes and a secluded feeling making it ideal for walking or relaxing. You can walk there from town via Main Beach and there’s a track to the Belongil cafes, including the Tree House which is a great venue for food, drinks and live music.

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THE WRECK

To the left of the Main Beach car park, at the start of Belongil beach, is the Wreck. More of a surf break than a beach of its own, it’s named after the wreck of the SS Wollongbar, which sticks out of the water just beyond the waves. Mostly popular with surfers, there are no lifeguards and can get a little wilder than some of the other swimming beaches near town, but there’s often more space on the sand for beach games like cricket or soccer.

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MAIN BEACH

Just a short walk from the centre town, Main Beach is Byron’s most popular beach. With Julian Rocks visible on the horizon and the Byron lighthouse overlooking it from the headland, it’s Byron’s iconic beach spot. There are grassy hills behind the beach perfect for picnicking, as well as BBQs and other facilities. Lifeguards from the local surf club patrol the water so it’s a safe swimming beach.

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CLARKES

Clarkes is further down the sand from Main Beach, along the curve of the bay. Patrolled in the summer by lifeguards, it’s a safe place to swim that’s just past the heart of the town. It’s got a permanent beach volleyball net and rocky areas for snorkeling, plus there’s usually a bit more space on the sand to spread out or play beach games.

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THE PASS

Further along from Clarkes at the other end of the bay is The Pass. With views of Julian rocks, Main Beach, Belongil and the hinterland beyond, it’s one of the most picturesque spots in Byron Bay. It’s also a famous surf break renowned for its long waves, which can be ridden all the way to Clarkes when the conditions are right. It’s a beautiful walk along the sand from town and has a lookout that oversees the entire bay.

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WATEGOS

Nestled at the foot of the headland, around the corner from The Pass, is Wategos beach. Secluded in a beautiful forest bay of its own, it’s popular with surfers and swimmers alike. With waves wrapping around the headland that offer long, leisurely rides and plenty of shallow areas that are great for kids, Wategos is the epitome of a family beach. It’s also one of Byron’s best picnic spots because it’s in its element at dusk.

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LITTLE WATEGOS

As the name suggests, Little Wategos is similar to Wategos beach but on a smaller scale. It’s just around the corner from Wategos and is easy to get to along the sand in low tide. When the water’s up high, it can be reached by a longer walk over the headland. Because of this dependence on the tides, it’s often unoccupied, making it feel like your own private beach.

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COSY CORNER

The other side of the headland is less protected than the bay. The beaches here get more wind and are often choppier, but they also usually have bigger waves. The first of these is Cosy Corner. It’s nestled at the bottom of the headland so it’s partially protected from the wind. With cleanly formed, decent sized waves, it’s a favourite among the local surfers.

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TALLOW BEACH

Further down from Cosy Corner on this side of the headland is Tallow Beach. With various breaks along it, there’s the potential to get a surfing spot all to yourself. It’s dog friendly and has views of the headlands further down the coast, so it’s also a nice beach for walking.

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SUFFOLK BEACH

In the middle of the open stretch of sand to the south of Byron Bay is Suffolk Beach. A five-minute drive from town, it’s dog friendly, usually virtually empty and has stunning views of both Byron Bay and Broken Head. Long and unprotected, it’s often windier than the bay and has good surf breaks at various points along it.

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BROKEN HEAD

On the other end of the sand from the Cape Byron Headland is Broken Head beach. Protected by its own headland and surrounded by rainforest, it’s popular with both surfers and swimmers. A ten-minute drive from Byron, it has views of the lighthouse on its northern horizon and it’s quieter than the beaches closer to the town.

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KINGS BEACH

Just around the corner from Broken Head is the beautifully remote Kings beach. Although not officially a nude beach, it’s often treated as it is so beware if visiting with children. Kings is a little tricky to get to, but worth it once you’re there. It’s accessible by driving across the top of the headland along a gravel road, just off Broken Head’s main road. Once you reach the Kings car park, it’s a steep ten-minute walk down to beach.

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WHITES BEACH

Further around the headland from Kings is the less well-known Whites beach. Reachable in the same way, its walking track is a little further along the gravel road. Nestled in the heart of the Broken Head rainforest, Whites is stunningly secluded and is one of the quietest beaches in the Byron area.

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Adapted from: http://www.byronbayholidayz.com.au/things-to-do/byron-bay-beaches/ & https://lexisbyronbay.com/2015/12/10/byron-bay-beaches/

 

 

 

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.

Wine & Cheese Tasting 🍷🧀 December 6th

It was a hot Summer afternoon at Lexis Byron Bay, but that didn’t stop students from attending the Wine & Cheese Tasting!

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We had 5 varieties of wine: merlot, shiraz, rose, moscato and sauvignon blanc.

There was also an assortment of hard and soft cheeses and flavours:

          • brie
          • peppercorn
          • cheddar
          • camembert
          • gouda
          • chives and onion
          • apricot

When the Swiss were asked what their favourite cheese was they exclaimed
“we’re Swiss! We love ALL cheese!”

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When Rosa was asked what her favourite wine was she giggled
“Rose! Because it is my name!”

It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends.

A casual and fun environment to speak in English and laugh!

Good memories are made at activities like these 🙂

Hope you can join us at the next Wine & Cheese event!

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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.

Happy Student – Celine 🌺

Today our Happy Student at Lexis Byron Bay is Celine!

Tell us a little about yourself Celine:
I am from Switzerland and I did an apprenticeship in a hotel at the reception. I want to learn English for my study. I am staying in Byron Bay for 6 weeks.

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Why did you choose Byron Bay?
It is funny actually, I had a friend come here in May this year and recommended it to me. I’m so happy she did!

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What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia? Tell me more about your teachers and your classes.
Maybe I think I struggle with vocabulary. I would like to learn more words, different words.

My teacher is Paul and he is just the best! He and the class is always fun! I actually like to go to school 😊

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What was your favourite activity?
Oh! I think I liked jewellery making!

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Tell me about your accomodation/homestay…
Accomodation is okay. To me I think it is small, but it is okay 😋

What are your favourite things to do in Byron?
There are so many things that I like to do in Byron! I like the town and having coffee in town. I like the bars in the nighttime and the fun atmosphere. I also like the surf at Tallows.

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What is your most magical moment in Byron?
This happened yesterday! I was talking on facetime with my friend back home and all the people I was with knew her! They knew my friend! It’s a small world.

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What did you like the most about Lexis Byron?
What I like most is the people, and how the people all have real connections with each other.

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What is your advice for people who are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?
Do it! Because I did and took someone elses advice. You can learn English and you can learn to surf. I think it’s just good to learn, and it is an easy place.

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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.

Weekend Activity Calendar for December!

The team at Byron Bay Touring Co have put together another month of brilliant weekend activities and student nights especially for you, our Lexis Byron students!

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Student Nights will continue to be every Thursday at the Happy Travels store! Meet at 8pm for free pizza, drinks and DJ!

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities/trips for you; including gigs, snorkeling with turtles, kayaking with dolphins, skydiving and more!!

To join any of these activities, or any traveling you would like to do, just have a chat with our travel specialist downstairs at lunchtime on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to book in.. spaces are limited and always sell out!!

Keep an eye on the Lexis Byron Bay Facebook page for more information!

 

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.

Welcome to the Weekend! November 29th – December 1st

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WEATHER

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SURF

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MARKETS

Byron Bay Markets – Sunday

Byron Artisan Market – every Saturday

Byron Farmers Market  – every Thursday (8am – 11am)

Bangalow Farmers Market – every Saturday (8am – 11am)

Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market  – every Friday (7am – 11am)

GIG GUIDE

Friday 29th

 Bohemian Cowboys @ Railway Hotel
 Yacc – Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar
 San Mei + Daisy Brains @ Hotel Great Northern
 3:00pm Boogs & Market Memories @ Byron Bay Brewery
 6:00pm Collab Collective – REDinc & Club Lane Multitask @ Lone Goat Gallery
 7:00pm Stephen Lovelight @ The Sun
 7:30pm Weiss & Guests @ Beach Hotel
 7:30pm Jesse Morris Band @ Treehouse
 8:00pm Yacc – Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar
 8:00pm The Kings of Country Rock Tour – Eagles show Vs Creedence show @ Byron Theatre

Saturday 30th

 Jordan McRobbie @ Railway Hotel
 The Dreggs @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 7:30pm Sid Berry @ Treehouse
 7:30pm A Very Kransky Christmas @ Byron Theatre
 8:00pm Drapht @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 9:00pm James Scott – Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar

Sunday 01st 

 Fergo @ Hotel Great Northern
 Matthew Armitage @ The Sun
 Adam Hole Band @ Railway Hotel
 11:00am Celestial Beings presented by Encore Performance Studio @ Byron Theatre
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Jezza J and Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 4:00pm Kaiser Souzai @ Byron Bay Brewery
 4:30pm Steve Edmonds Band @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm Matthew Armitage @ The Sun
 5:00pm Celestial Beings presented by Encore Performance Studio @ Byron Theatre
 7:30pm Live DJs @ Beach Hotel

BYRON BAY TOURING CO & HAPPY TRAVELS

Saturday
Beach Kangaroo Campout
$170 + $6 levy

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CINEMA 

21 Bridges (MA15+)

FRI 29TH NOV 12:10pm
SAT 30TH NOV 12:10pm
SUN 1ST DEC 12:00pm

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Welcome to the Weekend! November 22nd-24th 🐬

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WEATHER

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MARKETS 

Bangalow Markets – Sunday

Byron Artisan Market – every Saturday

Byron Farmers Market  – every Thursday (8am – 11am)

Bangalow Farmers Market – every Saturday (8am – 11am)

Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market  – every Friday (7am – 11am)

 

GIG GUIDE 

Friday 22nd
Fergo @ Railway Hotel
 Jack Botts + Dusty Boots & Felipe Baldomir @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm Dan Clark Duo @ Beach Hotel
6:00pm Full of Ideas presented by Byron Community Primary School @ Byron Theatre
 6:30pm Wonderland the Musical @ Circus Arts
 7:00pm Ooz @ The Sun
 7:00pm Brazilian Night @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm 153east @ Treehouse
 8:00pm Felix – Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack
 9:00pm Wharves & Peach Fur @ Beach Hotel
Saturday 23rd
 Open Mic @ The Sun
 Manoa @ Railway Hotel
 Senate + Club Raiders @ Hotel Great Northern
 10:30am Worlds United presented by Dance Lab Australia @ Byron Theatre
 4:00pm Worlds United presented by Dance Lab Australia @ Byron Theatre
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:30pm Wonderland the Musical @ Circus Arts
 7:00pm Port Royal @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm Benja Meek @ Treehouse
 9:00pm Ninja House @ Beach Hotel
 9:00pm Lemaire – Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar
Sunday 24th 
Juke Joint Way @ Railway Hotel
 Harry & Swanny @ Hotel Great Northern
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Jezza J & Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 4:00pm Solardo @ Byron Bay Brewery
 4:30pm Du East @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm Tim Stokes @ The Sun
 7:30pm Feenixpawl @ Beach Hotel
 7:30pm Head of the Bight & Outdated Children – Film Screening @ Byron Theatre

 

Saturday

Kayak with Dolphins $60 🐬

Sunday

Secret Garden Party
Tickets $20 121 Jonson St

 

CINEMA  🍿

21 Bridges (MA15+)

FRI 22ND NOV 4:30pm6:00pm
SAT 23RD NOV 1:20pm4:30pm6:00pm
SUN 24TH NOV 1:00pm3:30pm6:00pm

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Welcome to the Weekend! November 8th – 10th🎉

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SURF

Surf

MARKETS

Byron Flea Market -Saturday

Kingscliff Markets – Saturday

The Channon Markets – Sunday

GIG GUIDE

Friday

Soul’d @ Railway Hotel

The Violent Monks + White Bleaches & Aunty Leo @ Hotel Great Northern

5:00pm Josh Hamilton Duo @ Beach Hotel

6:00pm Guy Kachel @ Targa

6:00pm World Tour with GANGA GIRI BAND @ Byron Theatre

7:00pm Luke Morris @ The Sun

7:30pm Moses Parker @ Treehouse

8:00pm The Steele Syndicate @ Byron Bay Brewery

 9:00pm Ragga Jump @ Beach Hotel

9:00pm DJ Alex Cruz @ Woody’s Surf Shack

Saturday
The Swamps @ Railway Hotel

Stumps + Grace Turner & Rattus Rattus @ Hotel Great Northern

1:00pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron   Theatre

5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel

5:00pm Wongo + Cha Lee + Sunny Day + Bean Dip + more @ Byron Bay Brewery

6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun

7:00pm Fleabag – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron Theatre

7:30pm BSYDE @ Treehouse

9:00pm Dale ‘Nudge Nudge’ Stephen @ Beach Hotel

Sunday
When Harry Met Swanny @ Hotel Great Northern

Byron Lighthouse Band @ Railway Hotel

12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Jezza J & Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse

1:00pm Rising Stars Youth Concert presented by Byron Music Society @ Byron   Theatre

4:00pm Barefoot Beats w/ Timboletti + Moontide + 3000 Grad + more @ Byron Bay   Brewery

4:30pm Living in the 70s @ Beach Hotel

5:00pm Manoa @ The Sun

7:30pm Rachel May @ Beach Hotel

10:00pm Illyus & Barrientos @ Beach Hotel

BYRON BAY TOURING CO & HAPPY TRAVELS

Saturday

Brisbane City and Koala Sanctuary – $89 per person

Sunday

Bare Foot Beats @ Byron Bay Brewery – Early Bird tickets $15 

CINEMA

Abominable (G)

FRI 8TH NOV 11:15am
SAT 9TH NOV 11:15am
SUN 10TH NOV 10:10am

After The Wedding (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 1:30pm9:10pm
SAT 9TH NOV 1:30pm9:10pm
SUN 10TH NOV 1:30pm

Angry Birds 2 (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 2:40pm
SAT 9TH NOV 2:40pm
SUN 10TH NOV 2:40pm

BFF19 Citizen K (M)

SUN 10TH NOV 5:45pm

BFF19 Hope Gap (M)

SUN 10TH NOV 1:00pm

Balloon (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 1:10pm8:30pm
SAT 9TH NOV 1:10pm8:30pm
SUN 10TH NOV 1:10pm8:30pm

Green Light (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 4:00pm
SAT 9TH NOV 4:00pm
SUN 10TH NOV 4:00pm

Hustlers (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 12:20pm6:50pm
SAT 9TH NOV 12:20pm6:50pm
SUN 10TH NOV 12:20pm6:50pm

Joker (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 1:15pm3:45pm6:15pm8:45pm
SAT 9TH NOV 1:15pm3:45pm6:15pm8:45pm
SUN 10TH NOV 12:45pm3:15pm6:00pm8:30pm

Judy (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:15am3:45pm6:15pm8:40pm
SAT 9TH NOV 10:15am3:45pm6:15pm8:40pm
SUN 10TH NOV 10:00am3:30pm6:00pm8:30pm

Last Christmas (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 11:00am2:00pm4:15pm6:30pm8:40pm
SAT 9TH NOV 11:00am2:00pm4:15pm6:30pm8:40pm
SUN 10TH NOV 10:30am1:15pm3:30pm6:00pm8:15pm

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 11:00am6:00pm
SAT 9TH NOV 11:00am6:00pm
SUN 10TH NOV 11:00am6:00pm

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:00am
SAT 9TH NOV 10:00am
SUN 10TH NOV 10:00am

Pavarotti (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:00am6:30pm
SAT 9TH NOV 10:00am6:30pm
SUN 10TH NOV 10:00am6:10pm

Promised (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 1:15pm
SAT 9TH NOV 1:15pm
SUN 10TH NOV 1:15pm

Ready Or Not (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 4:50pm
SAT 9TH NOV 4:50pm
SUN 10TH NOV 4:50pm

Ride Like A Girl (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:15am
SAT 9TH NOV 10:15am
SUN 10TH NOV 10:00am

Terminator: Dark Fate (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:30am3:45pm6:20pm9:00pm
SAT 9TH NOV 10:30am3:45pm6:20pm9:00pm
SUN 10TH NOV 10:30am3:45pm6:20pm8:30pm

Yuli (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 12:45pm
SAT 9TH NOV 12:45pm
SUN 10TH NOV 12:30pm

Zombieland 2: Double Tap (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV3:30pm8:50pm
SAT 9TH NOV3:30pm8:50pm
SUN 10TH NOV3:30pm

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Halloween Party🕸️🕷️!! October 31st

Thursday’s activity was a You { Murderer } 🎃. We had Hip Hop dancing with Mina and Face Painting! It was held in room 8 at 5:30pm and all students were welcome.

Mina
is an amazing Hip Hop teacher who brought her skills along to get the party started. As it was Halloween we thought the best dance to start with was You { Murderer }.

Warm-up is always essential before a the masterpiece.

Getting the hang of things😆

While all this was going on, we had a team of students getting involved in the face painting event🧟‍♀️🦇🕷️

Getting ready to perform!

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After many practice rounds we finally saw the end result of the You { Murderer } dance.

Well done to everyone who joined in.. Loads of fun! Baptiste went away with a Happy Travels voucher to Kayak with the Dolphins.

 

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Lara won the prize for best face painting which was a Happy travels coach trip to Nimbin.

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Weekend Activity Calendar for November!

The team at Byron Bay Touring Co have planned another month of brilliant weekend activities and student nights especially for you, our Lexis Byron students!

Weekend activity Calendar

Student Nights will continue to be every Thursday at the Happy Travels store! Meet at 8pm for free pizza, drinks and DJ!

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities/trips for you; including gigs, snorkeling with turtles, kayaking with dolphins, skydiving and more!!

To join any of these activities, or any traveling you would like to do, just have a chat with our travel specialist downstairs at lunch time on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to book in.. spaces are limited and always sell out!!

Keep an eye on the Lexis Byron Bay Facebook page for more information!

 

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MARKETS

Brunswick Heads Market – Saturday

Byron Bay Markets – Sunday

Lismore Carboot Sale – Sunday

GIG GUIDE

Friday

Ragga Jump @ Railway Hotel

Halloween with A.Swayze & The Ghosts, Boing Boing, The Squidlickers and Chilli   Gomez @ Hotel Great Northern

5:00pm Leigh James @ Beach Hotel

6:00pm Martin Lartigau @ Targa

6:00pm Greg Hodgson – Everything In Its Right Place @ Lone Goat Gallery

7:00pm Joshua Tree @ The Sun

7:00pm 14th Annual Byron Latin Fiesta – Welcome Party @ Byron Community Centre

7:00pm The Regime + The Nic Campbell Experience @ Byron Bay Brewery

9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack

 9:30pm The Vaudeville Smash @ Beach Hotel
Saturday
Crocodylus @ Hotel Great Northern

El Scorcho @ Railway Hotel

10:00am 14th Annual Byron Latin Fiesta – Workshops @ Byron Community Centre

4:00pm The Full Course – DJ Event @ Byron Bay Brewery

5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel

6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun

7:00pm 14th Annual Byron Latin Fiesta – Dance Party @ Byron Community Centre

9:00pm DJ Lordy Wardy @ Beach Hotel

Sunday
 Nathan Kaye @ Railway Hotel
 10:00am 14th Annual Byron Latin Fiesta – Workshops @ Byron Community Centre

4:30pm The Feramones @ Beach Hotel

 5:00pm Sarah Grant @ The Sun

5:00pm Kallidad @ Byron Bay Brewery

7:30pm Tim Fuchs @ Beach Hotel

7:30pm 14th Annual Byron Latin Fiesta – Closing Party @ Byron Community Centre

10:00pm George Smeddles @ Beach Hotel

 

BYRON BAY TOURING COMPANY AND HAPPY TRAVELS
Saturday
Full Course Party – 3 Venues – 34 DJ’s – Tickets $22.19
Sunday
Springbrook National Park Tour – $59
CINEMA

Abominable (G)

FRI 1ST NOV10:15am
SAT 2ND NOV10:15am
SUN 3RD NOV10:00am

After The Wedding (M)

FRI 1ST NOV12:15pm6:30pm
SAT 2ND NOV12:15pm6:30pm
SUN 3RD NOV12:00pm6:15pm

Angry Birds 2 (PG)

FRI 1ST NOV12:10pm
SAT 2ND NOV12:10pm
SUN 3RD NOV12:10pm

BFF19 Hope Gap (M)

FRI 1ST NOV2:00pm
SUN 3RD NOV5:45pm

BFF19 The Aspern Papers (M)

FRI 1ST NOV4:20pm
SUN 3RD NOV1:00pm

Balloon (M)

FRI 1ST NOV1:00pm3:30pm6:00pm8:30pm
SAT 2ND NOV1:00pm3:30pm6:00pm8:30pm
SUN 3RD NOV12:15pm2:45pm7:15pm

Birds of Passage (MA15+)

FRI 1ST NOV1:15pm
SAT 2ND NOV1:15pm
SUN 3RD NOV12:30pm

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

FRI 1ST NOV10:00am
SAT 2ND NOV10:00am
SUN 3RD NOV10:00am

Good Boys (MA15+)

FRI 1ST NOV2:15pm
SAT 2ND NOV2:15pm
SUN 3RD NOV2:15pm

Green Light (M)

FRI 1ST NOV4:45pm
SAT 2ND NOV4:45pm
SUN 3RD NOV4:30pm

Hustlers (MA15+)

FRI 1ST NOV4:10pm8:50pm
SAT 2ND NOV4:10pm8:50pm
SUN 3RD NOV4:10pm8:15pm

Joker (MA15+)

FRI 1ST NOV1:15pm3:45pm6:15pm8:40pm
SAT 2ND NOV1:15pm3:45pm6:15pm8:40pm
SUN 3RD NOV12:15pm2:45pm5:15pm7:45pm

Judy (M)

FRI 1ST NOV11:00am4:00pm6:30pm8:50pm
SAT 2ND NOV11:00am4:00pm6:30pm8:50pm
SUN 3RD NOV10:15am3:00pm5:20pm8:00pm

Pavarotti (M)

FRI 1ST NOV10:30am6:30pm
SAT 2ND NOV10:30am6:30pm
SUN 3RD NOV10:00am6:30pm

Promised (PG)

FRI 1ST NOV2:00pm
SAT 2ND NOV2:00pm
SUN 3RD NOV1:15pm

Ready Or Not (MA15+)

FRI 1ST NOV11:00am8:45pm
SAT 2ND NOV11:00am8:45pm
SUN 3RD NOV10:15am5:15pm

Ride Like A Girl (PG)

FRI 1ST NOV11:00am8:30pm
SAT 2ND NOV11:00am8:30pm
SUN 3RD NOV10:15am5:30pm

The Dead Don’t Die (MA15+)

FRI 1ST NOV2:30pm
SAT 2ND NOV2:30pm
SUN 3RD NOV2:15pm

The Lion King 2019 (PG)

FRI 1ST NOV11:00am
SAT 2ND NOV11:00am
SUN 3RD NOV10:30am

Yuli (M)

FRI 1ST NOV1:30pm6:20pm
SAT 2ND NOV1:30pm6:20pm
SUN 3RD NOV12:45pm7:45pm

Zombieland 2: Double Tap (MA15+)

FRI 1ST NOV4:15pm8:40pm
SAT 2ND NOV4:15pm8:40pm
SUN 3RD NOV3:20pm7:45pm
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Mullumbimby at Night Festival 2019

Happy Sunday Lexis Legends

What an amazing Saturday evening in Mullumbimby. Byron Bay Touring Co took a group of Lexis students to a festival in this super cool, little town. bf68f715-0d38-4d6b-bf57-e2f918952670

Pretty fairy lights, awesome tunes and so much colour…

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Yummy foods, cheeky beverages and a great atmosphere.

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Rocking the chilled vibes..

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No need for glasses ladies, straight from the bottle 😉

40a57df9-5997-4e90-bef0-3e2f3c6bfe85cee74d43-44bd-4ec0-8cb9-06725bedafb9  Thanks again Lexis Legends. You guys rocked! Mullumbimby misses you already 🙂

THURSDAY NIGHTS WITH THE LEXIS CREW!

An Awesome group of Lexis Legends showing us how to bring in the weekend with a Bang!

First up, Happy Hour, card games and some free dinner, courtesy of Aquarius Backpacker Bar…

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Then on to Cheeky Monkeys from some free drinks, wet t-shirt silliness and dancing into the night!

#Legends!!!

Thursday Nights with the Lexis Legends!!

Love starting the weekend early with the Lexis Crew!! Thursday nights, for Happy Hour and a free dinner at Aquarius Backpacker Bar then onto Cheeky Monkeys for free drinks and lots of silliness…Roll on summer!!!

Post a photo – win a skydive!

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Serious Fun Runner up

Can you take a better photo than our previous competition winners (featured above and below)?

Starting Monday March 5th, the competition will run for four weeks, meaning that both current and new Cambridge classes can participate. Here’s what you have to do:

1 – Take an incredible photo that could be used to illustrate the following quote:

“Coming to Australia isn’t just about improving your English; it’s about using it, making friends and exploring this amazing country.”

2 – Join the Lexis English Byron Bay Facebook group and www.facebook.com/groups/lexisbyronbay/ and upload your photo.Include the tag #lexisbyronbay BEFORE 8pm on Thursday 30th March.

The winner will be announced on Friday 31st March.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. 2. Entries close at 8pm on Thursday 30th March 2018. 3. Competition open to current students only. Students that are current at the start of the competition but no longer studying on 30th March are still eligible to enter. 4. Winning entries will be announced on the Lexis English blogs and Facebook pages. 5. Prize details to be confirmed. 6. By entering the competition you give permission to release the picture to Lexis English Australia to use for promotional and marketing purposes post-competition on Internet, social media and other materials deemed to promote Lexis English Australia.

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Its the weekend!! 20th – 22nd October

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

Friday 20th 

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON ANDREW STOCKDALE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM THE SWAMPS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM JOCK BARNES 9PM PINK ZINC
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM MARSHALL O’KELL BAND
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM TOPOLOGY’S TORTURED REMIXES
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM LIVE MUSIC
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM LIVE MUSIC
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM JOSH HAMILTON
BANGALOW BOWLO 7PM SWING JAZZ WITH EMILY
SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 6PM GREG PETERSON

Saturday 21st 

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON NICK NUISANCE & THE DELINQUENTS, CROCODYLUS, ISRAELI CHICKS, LIQUID FACE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM ANDY JANS BROWN BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM DJ FONZAIUS
BYRON YOUTH CENTRE 2PM SPIRIT OF THE BAY FUNDRAISER WITH INDIGENOISE, KOOK CARTEL, JEREMY STORM, AMBER, DJS & SILENT DISCO
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM ESSIE THOMAS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM DOOLIE
BYRON SERVICES CLUB 8PM GREG BURNS, MATT FORD, MANDY NOLAN
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM MIKE MCCLENNAN
CLUB BYRON OKTOBERFEST
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PMLOCAL DJS 9.30PM LIVE MUSIC
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ NERY
SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 3PM HUNTER & SMOKE DUO
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM BLUE M
SUFFOLK PARK HALL 6.30PM BOHEMIAN COWBOYS

Sunday 22nd 

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON KINGSWOOD, THE VANNS, DEAR SEATTLE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM ROMANIACS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM ZED LEPPELIN 8PM DJ LONGTIME
CLARKES BEACH, BYRON 7AM BYRON LIGHTHOUSE RUN
BYRON THEATRE 3.30PM BRILLIANT ARTISTS: SALVATORE ZOFREA & BRUCE GOOLD BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
CLUB BYRON OKTOBERFEST

SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 5PM ARMITAGE

 

MARKETS

FRIDAY

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

SATURDAY

Byron Beachside Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

SUNDAY

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

Murwillumbah Showground Market

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ Byron Brewery

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Flamenco Dancing with Alba!!!

 

Last night we had so much fun Flamenco dancing with our amazing dance teacher Alba! Everyone got involved shaking their hips, clapping their hands and kicking their feet!

Flamenco dancing is a very popular dance throughout Spain and it reflects a lot of Spanish culture. We feel very luck to have Alba at Lexis sharing with us a part of her home culture and important steps to a basic Flamenco routine.

By the end of the hour we all looked semi professional and had big smiles on our faces!!

We hope to see Alba again so we can continue to practice our moves and shake our hips to some great Spanish music!

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BWT Travel Talk (and Pizza)

At lunchtime today, Shak from BWT came to the school to tell all our students about our weekend activity programme; the BWT welcome pack and the BWT travel desk.

Everyone enjoyed a slice or two of Domino’s pizza while Shak went through the contents of the welcome pack, which includes, amongst other things, a $50 off voucher.

He then reminded them about Tuesday Party night at Cheeky Monkeys where students can enjoy free entry, free drinks all night and 50% off all meals.

Finally, he introduced the weekend activity calendar for July. This month we have Nimbin and Noosa trips plus skydiving and whale watching. (See full details below.)

Shak will be at the BWT Travel Desk on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12.15 and 3pm.

July Weekend Activities

NIMBIN EXPERIENCE: SATURDAY 8TH JULY – $55

CHILL OUT AND TAKE YOURSELF ON A TRIP BACK TO THE 70’S! HANG OUT WITH THE NIMBIN HIPPIES AND ENJOY AN ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ LUNCH. PLUS, VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARK AND WATERFALLS.

NOOSA WEEKEND GETAWAY: 14TH – 16TH JULY – $255

ESCAPE TO SOME OF THE BEST BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA. EXPLORE THE INCREDIBLE EVERGLADES ON AN AMAZING CANOE TRIP DOWN THE ‘RIVER OF MIRRORS’. LUNCH, 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION AND ALL TRANSFERS INCLUDED!

SKYDIVE SPECIAL: SATURDAY 22ND JULY$230 (+$35 LEVY)

SOMETHING ON EVERYONE’S BUCKET LIST – WHY NOT DO IT OVER THE BEAUTIFUL CAPE AND THE FAMOUS BYRON BAY LIGHTHOUSE? LET’S JUMP TOGETHER! 

WHALE WATCHING SATURDAY 29TH JULY$80
OUR FAVOURITE VISITORS COME BACK EVERY YEAR! GO ON A BOAT CRUISE TO GET UP CLOSE WITH MAJESTIC HUMPBACK WHALES!

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Happy Student – Tito!

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Tito is from Switzerland – the small village of Malvaglia. He arrived in Byron Bay 6 months ago and enrolled at Lexis, starting in the Upper Intermediate class. After several months studying General English, he went travelling round Australia in his van, with friends he had met at Lexis. He traveled down the East Coast, into the outback and finally to Sydney, before returning to Byron. He is now knuckling down to study for his Cambridge Advanced Qualification. Tito has become part of the furniture here at Lexis Byron Bay; you will often find him waxing his surfboard, skulking around reception looking for Tim Tams or involved in a heated table tennis match. Tito is a fantastic student and a pleasure to have at school, he is loved by fellow students and teachers alike.

I decided to interview Tito to find out a bit more about his experience here.

Why did you choose Byron Bay?

I chose Byron because I didn’t want to live in a big town with all the hustle and bustle – I wanted to live in a small town – here with the waves I can find peace, enjoying the sunny weather and the fresh sea air. I think I would to define Byron Bay as an open minded and multi-cultural place.

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What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia?

I was a little bit rusty in everything concerning grammar – for this reason it was essential to go on a formal English course. Being here for 6 months, using the language has become natural – I think it is a process which takes time, but you can really see your improvements by being fully immersed in a situation where the use of this language is required.

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Tell me about your teachers and your classes.

I have been enrolled in upper intermediate and then advanced, where I had the opportunity to meet the amazing teachers Claudia and Josie – Claudia is an extremely knowledgeable teacher and I liked her way of explaining a lot of grammar rules which before were difficult for me to understand. Whereas Josie is the most motivating teacher that I have ever had and it’s a great pleasure to learn such a challenging syllabus with a teacher who makes it seem so easy and enjoyable.

What is it like living in our onsite Accommodation?

It’s an extremely comfortable and familiar place to live – there is a very sociable environment, it is very easy to make friends and as soon as you arrive you become part of the onsite family. It is always possible to go out of your room and hang around in the common area, seeing all of your friends. Since my arrival I’ve met a lot of gregarious people with whom I have organised many dinners, for example the Easter Sunday dinner where almost all the residents (50 people) cooked delicious dishes to share in a friendly and pleasant environment. Many students from around the world made different dishes from their home countries. I made a pizza from scratch, inspired by my Swiss Italian heritage – so tasty.

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What is your favourite activity that we run here?

The most attractive activity is undoubtedly the table tennis tournament, where only the student with the best skills can win the title and of course the beer. It is always full of cheering crowds, the competition gets very heated. Romain is better than me, so he usually wins, but I win second place, which is also an impressive accolade. Don’t worry if you think you are not going to win, we will still share the beer with you!

What are your favourite things to do in Byron?

Most days I enjoy spending my time at the beach, surfing, sunbathing and playing beach games such as Frisbee and Volleyball. It is wonderful to live and study right on the beach. I will never forget the time when a dolphin passed right under my surfboard, what a breathtaking moment! I often see dolphins when surfing, during the Summer it is as common as seeing bushturkeys. You also can’t leave Byron without experiencing the nightlife of this delightful town; Sticky Wicket, Lala land, The Rails and of course Cheeky Monkey’s are all lovely pubs/clubs where you can meet local people and share drinks and great discussions with your friends. A warning though: Do not abuse alcohol; otherwise you will pay the consequences the next day at school!

 

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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.

Graduation! 10th March

Congratulations to our 9 students who graduated from their General English courses last week!

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Carola is from Italy and graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. She worked very hard during her 8 weeks at Lexis and progressed from from Pre-Intermediate up to Intermediate with a grade A! She was a delightful contribution to the classroom environment with her lovely personality and smile. Good luck for the future!

Leo is from Switzerland and graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. He was a pleasure to have in class, with his positive attitude and his encouragement to get his classmates speaking. During his 4 weeks with Lexis his English skills improved in all areas but particularly in his fluency. We will miss your great sense of humor and wish you all the best for the future!

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Julie is from Korea and graduates from Ellie’s IELT’s class. She was a very competent student and picked up the English language quickly. She was a pleasure to have in the class and will be missed. We wish you all the best for the future!

Sam is from Belgium and graduates from Ellie’s IELTs class. He has a great attitude to learning and worked very hard during his 8 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay. He was a pleasure to have in class and many of the out of class activities! He picked up the language very quickly and we’re sure he’ll continue to improve this on his travels around Australia. Have a great time!

Angel is from Spain and graduates from Ellie’s IELTs class. He studied very hard during his 4 weeks at Lexis and picked up and applied new vocabulary very effectively. He was great to have in class and during activities, always a pleasure to speak with! We wish you the very best for the future!

Hiroki is from Japan and graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. He has been a valued student and and always participated in class with enthusiasm and a good humour. In his 25 weeks with Lexis Byron Bay he has improved greatly in all areas and his grammar and vocabulary knowledge are particularly good! We wish you the very best!

Gina is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. She has a great ability to learn new grammar and vocabulary quickly and accurately apply them to speaking and writing. Her class participation was marvelous; she was able to discuss a wide range of subjects in depth and fluency and with a great respect for her classmates. We wish you all the best, you will be missed!

Ann-Katrin is from Germany and graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class.In her 2 weeks at Lexis she made a great impact in class with her enthusiasm to express her ideas and use her new vocabulary studied in class! We will miss your lovely smile and wish you all the best for the future!

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Kanae is from Japan and  graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. Her English grammar, speaking and writing have all improved since she started Lexis 8 weeks ago.  She is always great to have a conversation with and has been friendly and helpful to her classmates. She has been a pleasure to have in class and during activities, you will very much be missed!

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.

 

English + Surfing with Gaspard!

At Lexis Byron Bay we have a range of courses available for students wanting to improve their English skills in Australia. A lot of students choose to come to Byron Bay for the beachside lifestyle and to learn how to surf. Why not combine all of this and do the English in Action – Surfing course in Byron Bay?

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Gaspard is from France and is graduating this week after completing the English in Action – Surfing course. Gaspard lives in the surfing town of Biarritz, France, so he was already a good surfer when he arrived in Australia. He chose to come to Australia to learn English because he has never been here before and has had friends tell him how beautiful the country is. He had also heard that Australia is one of the best places to surf. After almost four weeks in Byron Bay, Gaspard says his favourite thing is that there are always waves to surf and friends to surf with.

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Gaspard feels that his English has improved and his classes have been good during his time at Lexis. His surfing has also improved a lot during his time in Australia. He says the team at Lets Go Surfing! are all very friendly and are great surfers, and did an excellent job helping him to improve his surf skills.

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Gaspard would recommend the English in Action – Surfing course to anyone interested in improving their English and their surfing. He believes it makes it more interesting and fun to study English in the mornings and spend the afternoons surfing.

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After graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week, Gaspard is looking forward to returning to France to show off his new surfing skills to his friends!

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To find out more about the English in Action – Surfing and other courses available, please go to our website: www.lexisenglish.com

 

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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.

Student Night @ Cheeky Monkeys! April 26

Last night was the weekly Student Night at Cheeky Monkeys. After meeting at BWT, we made our way to the bar and enjoyed the free food, drinks and good times!

Here’s a few photos from the night…

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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.

Cheeky Monkeys last Tuesday… April 19

Last Tuesday was another night of the usual antics at Cheeky Monkeys. As I wasn’t able to go this week, I almost missed out on Floriant‘s big dance off! But here are the pictures from the Dance Competition in which Floriant came in second place, only just missing out on the $100 prize…

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Floriant and the other dance competitors

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Floriant getting the crowd psyched up for his performance

 

It’s always a fun night out at Cheekys! Good luck for next week Floriant – I’m sure with the help of the Lexis family you can win first prize next time!

 

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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.

Student Night @ Cheeky Monkeys! April 5

The Cheeky Monkeys night had a little hiccup with the usual free drinks becoming just one free drink… but the Lexis students were not to be  deterred!

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A few students even joined the competition to win a trip  to Fraser Island (losing some items of clothing in the process) but unfortunately were not able to get the 10 baskets in a row so missed out on the grand prize.

 

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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.

Student Night @ Cheeky Monkeys!

Cheeky Monkeys was the place to be last night! Free beer and good friends makes for a great night out in Byron Bay 

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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.

Cheeky Monkeys Student Night!

Another great Tuesday night out! It was the eve of a full moon last night, and the beer was flowing freely at Cheeky Monkeys…

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It was wonderful to see so many of the students out having such a great time and taking advantage of the free food and drinks!

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I look forward to next week’s shenanigans…and another beautiful evening like last night!

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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.

Student Night at Cheeky Monkeys!

Despite the rainy evening, a fun night was had by all at Cheeky Monkeys last night! We enjoyed the free beers and food, and had a great time chatting, shooting pool and dancing the night away.

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Lexis students Jobs, Alex, Rodrigo and Marco enjoying a friendly game of pool.

 

It was another great opportunity for me to meet and get to know more of you. I look forward to many more Cheeky Monkeys nights in the weeks to come!

 

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Student Night at Cheeky Monkey’s

Our lovely student Carlos from Mexico took some fantastic photographs at our Cheeky Monkey’s student party last night. We enjoyed free food, free drinks and plenty of chatting, laughing and dancing. It looks like everyone was having a great time!

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Lexis English Video Competition!

Would you like to win a $1000 Backpackers World Travel voucher to explore Australia?

Enter our school-wide video competition and be in the running to win this amazing prize! Videos should be under 2 minutes & feature your studying experience at Lexis –school, classmates, fun times and location.

To submit your entry simply:

  1. Go to your Lexis English Group on Facebook
  2. Click Add Photo/Video at the top of the group
  3. Click Upload a Photo/Video and select your video – under 2 minutes
  4. Comment with your name followed by “entry for the Destination Lexis Competition
  5. When you’re ready to share, click Post
  6. Five of the most creative videos from each campus will be selected as finalists
  7. Videos must be submitted to your Facebook group page by Friday, 11th March 2016
  8. The finalists will be uploaded onto Lexis’ YouTube channel & the most likes win!

Terms & Conditions apply.

The winner will be announced on 1 April 2016.

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Student Night!

Tuesday evenings mean only one thing here at Lexis Byron Bay – student night at Cheeky Monkey’s! Our students enjoyed another fun-filled evening of food, drinks, dancing, playing pool and chatting. It was a great opportunity for our new starters to get to know everyone and it was lovely to have some of our recent graduates back in town too.

 

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Vera, Tanja, Dave, Jasmin, Lisa and Marc

 

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Group photo!

 

 

 

Student Night!

Last night we had another fun student night at Cheeky Monkey’s! Students enjoyed some free food and drinks and everyone had fun chatting to each other, playing pool and dancing. Congratulations to Yann who won the dance-off competition this week!

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Student Night!

Student Night at Cheeky Monkey’s was very busy last night, it was fantastic to see so many of you there for another fun-filled night of food, drinks, pool, music, chatting and dancing. Well done to Cedric for winning $100 in the dance-off competition!

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Student Night!

We had another fantastic Student Night at Cheeky Monkey’s last night, with plenty of chatting, laughing and dancing. Almost all of our new starters came along… plus lots of existing students too! Julie took part in the prize giveaway challenge and Lucas and DK showed us their impressive dance moves (check out the video on the Lexis Byron Bay Facebook page!)

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Asa, Maria, Andrea, Yuna and Cheryl

Graduation! 16 October

We have 9 students leaving us this week! Tommy, Junya, CD, Silvia, Tomaso, Asa, Robin, Dennis and Aurore

Junya Shiragami and CD (Eundeok Yoo) left yesterday, so they were not at graduation today. Goodbye and good luck, guys!

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Tommy

Tommy (Hodaka Shigetomi) from Japan has been at Lexis for 17 weeks in the Pre-Intermediate class. His teacher Kathleen says Tommy has progressed a lot and these days he talks a lot more, always smiles and tells lots of great jokes. Tommy said he has had some good times here and made a lot of good friends. Now he will stay in Byron to work in the Japanese restaurant, so we’ll see you around Tommy!

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Dennis and Robin

Robin Frehner and Dennis Gehrig from Switzerland have been at Lexis for just 4 weeks, doing the English In Action Surfing course and in IELTS. Their teacher Anji described them as “English Superstars” as they are predicted IELTS Level 7. Robin and Dennis said they are sad to leave but have had a really good time in Byron Bay and they would like to come back one day.