Didgeridoo Lesson! 20 September

Yesterday we had Craig, from Fifth Circle Music Therapy, come in to teach us the basics of playing the didgeridoo!

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We started with vibrating our lips into the didgeridoo, then practiced incorporating different sounds and rhythms with this.

The didgeridoo is a wooden instrument developed by indigenous Australians. Craig told us a bit about the history and origin of this instrument which has been used within aboriginal tribes for years.

Craig taught us how to the imitate the sounds of two of Australia’s native animals, the kangaroo and dingo; first practicing without, then through the didgeridoo. We had lots of fun howling like wolves and making the bouncing noises of the kangaroo!

Some of us were more natural didgeridoo players than others… teacher Adrienne’s technique was best described as ‘cat’s bum’.

This was a brilliant authentic and cultural experience for all of us and one we all thoroughly enjoyed!

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.

Boomerang Painting! 22 February

Today we got creative with some Boomerang Painting!

We learnt a little bit about Aboriginal culture and art and then used this new knowledge to to paint our boomerangs!

We used examples of traditional Aboriginal art including the symbols for Australian animals and the method of dot painting.

It was a very relaxing and meditative way to spend an hour and everyone’s boomerangs looked amazing!

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.

Goodbye from Megan! 20 December

After nine months in the Activities and Student Services Officer role, I am finishing up at Lexis Byron Bay today. I will be starting a new job, an almost dream job for me, working with animals at a Veterinary clinic in Mullumbimby!

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Thank you to everyone, staff and students, for making this time so amazing! I’ve met such wonderful people from all around the world and I will miss you all.

Claire will be taking over my position and I have no doubt she will do an excellent job and be loved by all the students! Make sure to say hello and introduce yourself when you see her around school and running the activities.

I’ll still be living in the Byron Shire so will be sure to see many of you when I come into Byron Bay for a surf or a beer.

Best wishes to everyone for wherever your studies, work and travel takes you in the future!

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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.

January Activity Calendar!

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After Christmas we have a short break before returning to school on Tuesday 3rd January. We have an exciting month of activities to kick off the start of the new year! These activities are run in both the morning and afternoon especially for our lucky Lexis students.

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef in the garden from 11-12 and with Fee in Room 8 from 2:15 to 3:15.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we alternate the popular activity of Coffee Lounge, which gives students the chance to get to know each other while practicing English, with other fun activities. On the first Tuesday back we will have a BBQ to welcome all our new students, then on the following weeks we will enjoy learning to Skateboard with Flavio, Slackline with Olmo and we have an exciting BWT Travel Bonanza day with special deals and travel prizes to be won! We will finish off the month with the 1-hour Surf Lesson.

On Thursdays we start the month with a 1-hour Surf Lesson with the amazing team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay. We have Job Club the following week to help any students looking to work while they are in Australia. Then there is Aussie Cooking where we will bake some yummy Anzac Biscuits. The last Thursday of the month is Australia Day, which is a public holiday so there will be no school on this day.

On Fridays we will be keeping active and heading to the beach as much as possible to enjoy the Summer in Byron Bay! To start the month we have the Table Tennis Tournament to find out who our new Lexis Champion is, then we have Volleyball and the very Aussie game of Cricket on the following weeks before finishing off the month with a Sandcastle Building Competition (with prizes to be won!).

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Don’t forget that you can book your 3-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

Have a great month!🙂

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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! 16th December

Congratulations to the eleven students graduating from the General English courses at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Estelle is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a conscientious student who participates well in class discussions. She has been a great student to have in class and will do well with her English in future.We wish you all the best for your onward travels!

Marion is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been a real pleasure to have in class. Her enthusiasm and participation has really added to the dynamics of the class. She participates and contributes well in class discussions and has made good progress with her English. Enjoy the rest of your travels in Australia with your family!

Anna is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a very diligent and hard-working student. Her enthusiasm and contribution to the class were greatly appreciated. Her persistence and conscientiousness have paid off and she has considerably improved her English skills during her time here. Good luck with your Cambridge course in Brisbane!

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Miji is from Korea and graduates from Melinda and Becky’s Elementary class. Her speaking ability has has improved a lot and her confidence grown over the past ten weeks. Good luck with continued studies with Lexis in Noosa!

Ai is from Japan and graduates from Melinda and Becky’s Elementary class. Her English has improved greatly over the past few weeks, especially in grammar. She participated well in class activities and got along well with all her classmates.

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Romain is from Switzerland and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. He is a very capable student who has made great improvements to his English during his time at Lexis Byron Bay. We wish you all the best for your Cambridge Advanced course!

Saki is from Japan and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. She has been a lovely student to have in class and a pleasure to teach. Keep up the hard work in your Cambridge First course!

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Beatrice is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. In her short time at Lexis Byron Bay she has made an enormous impression in the classroom and in out-of-class activities. Her English skills are at a very high Intermediate level, especially her speaking and writing skills. These combined skills with her positive, enthusiastic attitude and lovely nature have helped create a fabulous learning environment. Good luck on your return to skiing!

Izabel is from Brazil and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. Her improvement since her arrival at Lexis Byron Bay has been excellent. She has worked incredibly hard in class and self study.She has played a leadership role in class and this has been a testimony to her language and personal skills. She is certain to make excellent progress with her further studies in the Cambridge Course.

Gwen is from France and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. She has worked very very hard in class. She showed impressive effort to improve her writing and speaking skills. These along with her warm inclusive nature made her a valuable class member. We look forward to seeing you around Byron over summer!

Andi is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. He has made excellent progress during his 12 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay, particularly in his grammar skills. He has grown in confidence with his speaking skills, which are now very good in both fluency and pronunciation. His intelligent questions and great sense of humour were really appreciated in class!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Skateboard! December 14

Yesterday we had Flavio from Byron Bay Skateboard School come by to teach us how to skateboard!

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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.

It’s The Weekend! December 16-18

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WEATHER

weather

 

SURF

surf

 

GIG GUIDE

Friday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON CASTLECOMER, AYLA
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM GOODRICH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM LEIGH JAMES 9PM NOCTURNAL TAPES & GUESTS
YAC, BYRON 8.30PM MOONFIRE MOONDANCE
BYRON BREWERY 6PM SEA GYPSIES CABARET
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM ROMI SOUNDS
MISS MARGARITA, BYRON 9.30PM DALE WALKER
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM SQUEAK LEMAIRE
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM ELENA B WILLIAMS

 

Saturday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON IN HEARTS WAKE, COLUMBUS, THE BRAVE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM DEVILS KIOSK
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM COMEDY IN THE PARK WITH MANDY NOLAN, GREG SULLIVAN, PAUL MCMAHON & MORE
BYRON BREWERY 2PM ELENA B WILLIAMS 7PM BLACK RABBIT GEORGE
BYRON THEATRE 1PM & 6PM THE GRASS IS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE BECAUSE IT’S FAKE
BYRON YAC 8AM BYRON FESTIVAL OF DESIGN
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM SARAH GRANT
MISS MARGARITA, BYRON 9.30PM DAN HANNAFORD
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ JAMIE
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM CHRISTIAN PATEY
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM AUCKLAND TRIO

 

Sunday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM CHEYNNE MURPHY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 3PM LOCALS CHRISTMAS PARTY 4.30PM LATE FOR WOODSTOCK 8PM SUNDAY SAFARI DJS
BYRON MARKET 8AM CHRIS JAMES COLLECTIVE & PAT TIERNEY
BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM AUCKLAND TRIO
BLUE LOTUS DANCE STUDIO, BYRON 5PM KIDS DISCO WITH DJS RAMAE, AL ROYAL, SUBLIME TRUTH
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 2PM DJ EVA J & DJ THE SUPERHERO

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Mullumbimby Markets

Byron Artisan Night Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Byron Community Market

Uki Buttery Bazaar

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ Byron Brewery

Friday

ARRIVAL 12:45pm
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS 3:00pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5:30pm
I, Daniel Blake 8:00pm

Saturday

I, Daniel Blake 10:45am
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 12:45pm
ARRIVAL 3:15pm
Captain Fantastic 5:30pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 8:00pm

 

Sunday

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS 11:00am
I, Daniel Blake 1:30pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3:30pm
Hell or High Water 6:00pm
I, Daniel Blake 8:00pm

 

EVENTS

Byron Moon Dance Night – Friday 16th December

Byron Bay Festival of Design – Saturday 17th December

Comedy in the Park – Saturday 17th December

 

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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.