Table Tennis Tournament! July 18th

We had our monthly table tennis tournament in the student lounge yesterday afternoon. It was another stunning day and the swell was good so a lot of students had decided to go to the beach instead..

But there was still some fierce competition around!

Our first match was Fernanda vs Nanami.

Thank you to the wonderful Sagiri keeping track of the score. This round the winner was Fernanda!

The next match was Josefina vs Sagiri, with Josefina winning this round.

It was then Naoki vs myself. I started out strong but in the end, Naoki claimed the victory!

Our second heat was Fernanda vs Naoki and then Fernanda vs Josefina..

Fernanda was our undefeated champion for this month and took home the 6 pack prize!

Congratulations and well played!

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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.

Soccer Game against BBELS! July 17th

We had another beautiful sunny afternoon for our regular soccer match against Byron Bay English Language School this week.

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Naoki, Nanami, Sagiri, Patricia and Marisa made up our team and we also had Max and Moon from BBELS to balance out the numbers.

It was a very fun game to watch. The score remained close throughout the entire game.  In the final quarter BBELS scored 3 goals making the end total 11-8 to them.

Thanks to everyone who played and those who came down to support.

Great game guys. See you all again for our next match on Wednesday 31st July at 2.30pm.

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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.

Hip Hop Dance Class! July 10th

Yesterday afternoon we had the wonderful Mina from Sydney come in and take us for a hip-hop dance lesson.

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We started off with a warm up and then Mina taught us some classic hip hop tricks and moves.

She broke down the moves to make it easy for us to follow. We did ‘The Running Man’, ‘The Cabbage Patch’ and some fancy criss-cross footwork.

 

 

We also learnt a short routine using a lot of the moves we had practiced in the warm up.

 

It was a great afternoon. I am all ready looking forward to Mina coming back next month. Keep an eye on the August activity calendar to see when our next lesson is 🙂

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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! Sagiri

The wonderful Sagiri has been a student at Lexis since April. In this time she has made us all laugh and smile with her funny jokes and kind personality. Her time here at Lexis Byron Bay is just about over and we are all very sad she is leaving.

I asked Sagiri some questions about her time in Byron Bay so far.

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Where are you from?

I’m from Japan

Why did you come to Australia?

Because there are a lot of beautiful beaches. I wanted to be friends with people from various countries and I wanted a lot of great experiences.

What is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

People are warm and kind. They always smile when our eyes meet. I can always feel a lot of happiness.

Is your English improving?

Yes, little by little. Learning English is difficult but fun!

What would you say to someone who is considering studying at Lexis Byron Bay?

You are lucky in Byron Bay, everything is easy-going and enjoyable.. even study!! It is important not to be upset!

What are your plans after you finish studying at Lexis?

I’m going to move to Gold Cost to work. However, I want to return to Byron Bay again in the summer because I love it here and I always want to have fun! 😀

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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.

Pizza Making! June 27th

Our activity yesterday afternoon was Pizza Making in the student kitchen.

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We made a total of 9 delicious pizza’s using a range of our favourite toppings.

Ingredients and toppings:

  • Capsicum/red pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Ham
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Tomato pizza sauce
  • Pizza base
  • Shredded chicken

As a group we chopped and prepared our ingredients and then began the creative process of decorating them before they went in the oven to cook.

The results were delicious!! I hope you all enjoyed your pizza’s 🙂

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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

Meet the Staff – Yoga Teacher Jimmy

Jimmy is our new yoga teacher while our wonderful Suzzi is on maternity leave. He has lived in Byron on and off for the last 3 years. When he is not teaching at Lexis he is teaching classes at Creature Yoga. Jimmy is known for always being the happiest person in the room with the loudest, most contagious laugh. Find out more about Jimmy and his recommendations for your time in Byron bay below and make sure you come along to his free class at 2pm every Monday in Room 8

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Where did you grow up?

I grew up in New Zealand, a small town at the top of the North Island.

Which languages can you speak?

I can speak only English, but can understand some of the Maori language, the indigenous language of New Zealand.

Which countries have you visited?

I have been to India, Guatemala,Nicuarigua, U.S.A, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Fiji, Papa New Gunia, U.K, Holland, Germany and Croatia

What do you love most about teaching yoga?

Seeing people connecting not only with others but with themselves and their breath.

What is your favourite yoga tip?

Find Mula Bandha, it is known as the master key.

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Apart from being a yoga teacher, what else have you always wanted to be?

I used to be a geologist, well still am really, but now I am a yoga teacher I have done the reverse.

Where will we find you at 11pm on a Saturday night?

On most Saturdays I go to a fire ceremony where we chant mantra’s. The ritual is known as Homa, which is Sanskrit for word meaning ritual.

What about 8am on Saturday?

I will most likely be doing my personal yoga practice somewhere in the shire or in the surf.

Tell us something not to miss out in Byron Bay…

Don’t miss out on the Hinterland. Highly recommend walks in Koonyum Range and Mount Jerusalem National Park.

Which is your favourite restaurant/cafe in Byron Bay?

Byron Bay Bahn Mi.

What is your dream holiday destination?

The Shire of Byron, NSW, Australia

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Tell us something we didn’t know..

There are 3 types of rocks, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.

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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.

Table Tennis Tournament! June 14th

Friday afternoon we held our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

We had 4 knock out rounds to determine a winner. Our prize was a delicious, six pack of Stone and Wood beer!

Thanks to everyone who played and those who came along to watch 🙂

In the end it came down to the wonderful Fernanda vs the classy Moises. It was a close match but Moises had the skills to bring home the win! Well done Moises and thank you for sharing your prize!

There will be a chance to compete again next month, so make sure you keep an eye on the student notices 🙂

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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.