New Starters! October 14th

This week we welcome 19 new students who are joining us at Lexis Byron Bay.

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Daichi is from Tokyo, Japan. He lives with his mother, father, and younger sister. He works as a Hairdresser in Tokyo and if he moves back to Japan he will open his own salon. Daichi’s hobbies include skateboarding, tennis, and road tripping. He also likes nature and wildlife and is happy to be in Australia where there is lots of wildlife.

Michela is from Germany. Her Mother is a doctor and her Father is an engineer. She also has an older sister. She works as a nurse in a hospital and has just finished her bachelors degree in health sciences. She loves to spend her time with friends and doing sports like zumba or yoga. Michela decided to study English in Australia because she wanted to combine travelling to New Zealand and Australia while improving her English skills.

Dominik is from Switzerland. His uncle lives in Astonville which is about 20 minutes away from Byron Bay. Dominik will stay in Byron for the next 4 weeks and while he is here he hopes to learn how to surf and to better his English. He has one brother and one sister and works as a tax consultant. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and in winter he likes to ski in the Alps.

Katherina is from Germany.  Her hobbies include running, handball, and spending time with her friends. She also has one sister called Jessica. She is in Byron Bay for two weeks to study English and after her course she will travel around Australia and New Zealand. She has been working in a bank and when she returns to Germany she is hoping to find a similar job.

Daria is from Switzerland. She lives with her family and her 3 cats. Her favourite hobby is caring for her cats and meeting with friends. She works in a Hospital as a nurse but would love to work as a doctors assistant in a practice as it has better work hours. She likes the idea of learning English because she will be able to speak to many people from around the world.

Salvador is from Spain. He loves to travel and his hobbies include playing the ukulele and working with wood. He is very keen to learn English in Australia as it is a beautiful country and he is hoping to be able to understand and talk to everyone. He is looking forward to summer in Byron and having a good time.

Melina is from Laax, Switzerland. She usually works for the council office in Laax. Her hobbies include climbing, catching up with friends and listening to music. Melina looks forward to studying English in Australia as it will give her a skill for future use.

Lena is from Switzerland. She lives in a house with her mother and her boyfriend. She loves to play volleyball and is hoping to be able to play while in Byron. Lena works as a medical assistant and just finished her apprenticeship. She loves to travel and after studying in Byron she will travel up the east coast to Cairns.

Celia is from Belgium. She lives with her mother and two younger sisters. She recently finished her studies in social media and when she returns from Australia she will work in this field. Celia is hoping to travel Australia after her course in Byron so she can meet people and progress in her English.

Lisa is from Reunion. Reunion is a small island in the Indian Ocean where she lives with her parents. She has a sister that lives in France and a brother that lives in Quebec, Canada. She loves to travel and wildlife which is what brought her to Australia. Her hobbies are running and surfing. Lisa is here to study English but will also study Biology or Nutrition.

Elvira is from Switzerland. She is a return student to Lexis English. She studied on our English + Surfers programme for four weeks last summer. Now she is back and is hoping to leave with a Advanced level of English after 6 months of study here.

Patrik is from Czech Republic. His hobbies include sport, music, and literature. Patrik and his brother work on project together called ‘The Famous Literary Group’ where they are trying to bring back modern poetry and prose. He likes how relaxed Australia is which is why he chose to study English here.

Magdalena is from Czech Republic. When she was in her country she studied music. Her main subject was singing. She loves Australian music and feels that music helps connect people and words. This is the reason she choose to come to Australia and study English. Her dream is to be creative in English and be fluent enough to write her own lyrics.

Ludovico is from Italy. He is passionate about surfing and nature. He was studying Economics at university but decided to leave and do a bar tending course instead. He choose to come to Australia because of the great surf and amazing beaches. He doesn’t have any plans for the future, but is excited to see where life takes him.

Nolwen is from Reunion Island. Her parents really like to travel, so since she was little, her and her brother have been to many different countries. Her family lived in Australia in 2009 and they have visited every 2 years since. She loves this country and thinks the people are the nicest people she has ever met. She is passionate about music, surfing and the ocean. In the future she would like to study the history of cinema as she loves making film, learning about the process of sound and making stories.

Veronica is from Brazil. Her interests include reading, doing yoga, listening to music, travelling and learning about spirituality. She is an environmental engineer, she typically works with degraded areas and wind farms. She is here in Australia to improve her English so she can confidently work on international projects in the future.

Laura is from Spain. She loves sports, especially trail running and jiu jitsu (martial arts). She studied civil engineering, but currently is not working in this field. In the future she hopes to build a hostel in Spain and attract customers from all over the world, this is why she needs to improve her English.

Miriam is from Spain. Ever since she was a child, she has always loved nature. Her hobbies include trekking in nature and water activities. She also loves to read and listen to music. She has been working as a nurse since 2014 and loves her job. She wants to improve her English so she can become a better nurse and communicate with patients from all over the world.

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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.

 

Wine & Cheese Tasting! October 11th

Last Friday afternoon’s activity was the very popular Wine & Cheese Tasting! 😀

Students from the morning and afternoon classes gathered at 5.30pm to enjoy the free wine and cheese that we had prepared in front of the school.

The students were welcome to help themselves to the range of wines including: Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and Moscato.

We also had seven different cheeses to try: brie, camenbert, gouda, gorgonzoula, apricot & cream cheese, spring onion & chives and tasty cheddar.

It didn’t take long before everything was devoured and the students set off into town to continue the Friday celebrations 🙂

I hope you all had a great weekend! 🙂

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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! October 11th

Congratulations and farewell to our 4 students who graduated from Lexis Byron Bay!

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Nicolas, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. You have been a great student and you have learnt a lot during your time here. We hope you continue to surf and practice your English. All the best for your future and enjoy the next chapter of your travels 😀

Nicolas, from Chile, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. You are a very friendly and accommodating person and you have fit into the class with ease. Though your time with us was brief, we hope you enjoyed yourself and made many life long memories. All the best for your future. 🙂

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Carmen, from Switzerland, graduates from Paul’s Intermediate class. You are a very respectful student and you have improved a lot in your time here. It has been a pleasure to have you as a student and we wish you the very best for your future. ❤

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Filipa, from Portugal, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class.  You have a great personality and we have loved getting to know you. You are a confident speaker and your grammar is strong. Enjoy your next stop at the Gold Coast. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Australia. All the best ❤

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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 – Johnny

Our happy student this month is the wonderful fun-loving Johnny from Japan 😀 Johnny is always smiling and always keen to have a chat. He is the life and party at our student nights and I have been told he has some seriously impressive dance moves up his sleeve!

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Why did you choose to come to Australia and to Lexis Byron Bay in particular?

I firstly saw Lexis Byron Bay blog and noticed there was only a few Japanese students and a nice mix of people from different countries. I have also heard great things about Byron Bay and its magic. I hope my dreams come true while I am here.

What do you remember about your first day in school?

The day I started there was only 2 other new students. I was very tired and a little bit nervous for my test, but it was okay in the end. It was a good memory.

What are your English goals and how is Lexis helping you achieve them?

I want to improve my English. Eventually I want to be a fluent native speaker and find a job where I speak English. In class we have a lot of time to speak with other students, which is very helpful.

What do you like most about your classes?

The conversations. Compared to when I studied in the USA, i find it a lot easier here.

You’ve joined many of our activities. What has been your favourite one so far?

I like the student parties and always hanging out with my friends.

Outside school, what is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

Watching sunset and sunrise. The nightclubs and lots of socialising.. sometimes its crazy! 😀

What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to study at Lexis Byron Bay?

Lexis students are all very friendly. They are all happy to speak with you. It is important to talk to people from other countries, at Lexis there is a great mix of people from all over the world so it is always great practice.

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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.

It’s the Weekend… all ready! October 11th-13th

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WEATHER 

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SURF

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MARKETS

Byron Flea Market – Saturday

Kingscliff Markets – Saturday

The Channon Markets – Sunday

GIGS

Friday 

 The Hombres @ Railway Hotel
 DJ Charles Oliver @ Woody’s Surf Shack
 10:30am Children’s African Drumming Workshop presented by Gabriel Otu @ Byron Theatre
 5:00pm Ben Walsh @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Guy Kachel @ Targa
 7:00pm Mitchell Smith @ The Sun
 7:00pm Majun Bu + Ben Jansz + Vaggaphonics @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm Christian Patey @ Treehouse
 9:00pm Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar
 9:00pm Pink Zinc @ Beach Hotel

Saturday 

DJ My Happy Place @ Woody’s Surf Shack

 Slime @ Railway Hotel
 The 3rd Annual Byron Bay Guitar Festival @ Byron Bay Brewery
 1:00pm Fleabag – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron Theatre
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 7:30pm Matthew Armitage @ Treehouse
 8:30pm Lalapalooza – Alicia Rosskelly fundraiser @ Hotel Great Northern
 9:00pm Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar
 9:00pm Donny Beneét & Guests @ Beach Hotel

9:30pm James Scott @ The Sticky Wicket Bar

Sunday

Sunstone @ Railway Hotel
 The 3rd Annual Byron Bay Guitar Festival @ Byron Bay Brewery
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Jezza J & Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 2:00pm ‘A Tale of One Arabian Night’ presented by Bright Lights Performance School @ Byron Theatre
 4:30pm Bourbon Street @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm Nathan Kaye @ The Sun
 6:00pm ‘A Tale of One Arabian Night’ presented by Bright Lights Performance School @ Byron Theatre
 7:00pm MVMT Launch Safari DJs @ Beach Hotel
 9:30pm The Fuchs @ Beach Hotel

 

BYRON BAY TOUR CO. & HAPPY TRAVELS

Saturday

Sabotage Garden Party – BYO alcohol 

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Nimbin Happy Coach – $45

CINEMA

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Ad Astra (M)

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SUN 13TH OCT 10:10am4:20pm6:50pm

 

Amazing Grace (G)

FRI 11TH OCT 2:00pm
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Angry Birds 2 (PG)

FRI 11TH OCT 2:15pm
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Birds of Passage (MA15+)

FRI 11TH OCT 3:30pm
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SUN 13TH OCT 2:50pm5:20pm

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

FRI 11TH OCT 10:00am1:20pm2:30pm
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SUN 13TH OCT 10:00am12:40pm2:30pm

 

Downton Abbey (PG)

FRI 11TH OCT 11:00am
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SUN 13TH OCT 10:20am

 

Gemini Man (M)

FRI 11TH OCT 1:15pm3:45pm6:15pm8:40pm
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Good Boys (MA15+)

FRI 11TH OCT 4:00pm
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SUN 13TH OCT 5:15pm

 

Hustlers (MA15+)

FRI 11TH OCT 1:30pm3:45pm6:15pm
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SUN 13TH OCT 12:50pm3:10pm7:40pm

 

Joker (MA15+)

FRI 11TH OCT 10:30am1:00pm3:30pm5:00pm6:00pm7:30pm8:30pm
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LIFF19 Promised (PG)

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LIFF19 The Champion (M)

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (MA15+)

FRI 11TH OCT 12:45pm
SAT 12TH OCT 12:45pm8:30pm
SUN 13TH OCT 12:10pm

 

Palm Beach (M)

FRI 11TH OCT 11:50am
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SUN 13TH OCT 11:50am

 

Ride Like A Girl (PG)

FRI 11TH OCT 10:30am4:00pm8:30pm
SAT 12TH OCT 10:30am4:00pm6:15pm
SUN 13TH OCT 10:00am3:20pm5:30pm

 

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (M)

SAT 12TH OCT 8:30pm
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The Goldfinch (M)

FRI 11TH OCT 10:15am
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The Lion King 2019 (PG)

FRI 11TH OCT 12:00pm
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SUN 13TH OCT 12:00pm

 

Ugly Dolls (G)

FRI 11TH OCT 10:00am
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Working Woman (MA15+)

FRI 11TH OCT 11:00am4:00pm6:20pm
SAT 12TH OCT 11:00am4:00pm6:20pm
SUN 13TH OCT 10:15am4:00pm7:15

 

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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.

Making Dream Catchers! October 9th

It was a crafty kind of Wednesday for the students at Lexis Byron Bay with our free activity…

Dream Catcher Making!

We had a range of different fabrics and materials to work with and an assortment of beads, feathers and shells to decorate with.

The first step was to cover the hoop with with twine, wool or fabric so that you could no longer see the metal underneath. We then looped the twine around the hoop to form the web. It is difficult in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes much easier. We then added decorative beads and feathers to the base of the dream catcher to complete our master pieces. They looked fantastic!!

Previously students have given them as a gift (often to their homestay families!), hung them in their vans before going off traveling, decorated their bags with them, and taken them home as a souvenir of their time in Byron! Or they can use them for their original purpose and simply hang them in their rooms to protect them from bad dreams!

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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.

Taiko Japanese Drumming Workshop! October 8th

We kicked this week off with a BANG here at Lexis Byron Bay!

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We were lucky enough to have a visit from The Byron Bay Taiko Drumming Group! They brought along all of their traditional Japanese drums and and treated us to a special performance and workshop!

Between the morning and afternoon group we had a great time learning about different drum patterns and movements.

One of taiko’s most defining aspects is it’s dynamic playing style. Taiko playing is loud, hard, and fast, and involves a lot of choreographed movement which many identify with Japanese martial arts.

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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