Beach Games! 2 November

We are loving the beautiful summer weather here in Byron Bay!!

Last Friday we made the most of the sunshine by heading to one of Byron’s beautiful beaches for some fun in the sun 🙂

Orla took the morning group down and they enjoyed a game of bowls and a bit of volleyball practice.

I then took our afternoon group once they had finished their classes for the week. Everyone was in great spirits and excited for a weekend of wonderful weather ahead!

We had a practice on the beach first while we waited for everyone to arrive, then headed over to the volleyball courts at one of our student’s hostels.

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It was my first time playing volleyball and although I managed to get a few shots in, it’s safe to say I’m not a natural! I had lots of fun playing with the students though and they were all really patient and encouraging. I’m already looking forward to playing again!

After a couple of hours I had to return to school, just as more of our students arrived! I left them there to continue playing into the early evening 🙂

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Volleyball! 16 February

On Friday much loved teacher Josie took the students to the beach for a game of Volleyball!

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They played until the sun started to set, with the winning team then enjoying some post match beers!

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May in Photos!

Another great month of activities and fun at Lexis Byron Bay!

Skateboarding with Flavio!

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Poker Tournament!

Well done to our winner Laura!

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Beer Tasting!

 

Brazilian Cooking!

Where we made tasty Brigadeiros!

Boomerang Painting!

Beach Volleyball!

Table Tennis Tournament!

Congratulations to our May champion Roman!

Pizza and Games!

Lighthouse Scavenger Hunt!

Slacklining with Olmo!

Body Boarding!

Swiss Cooking!

Weekly Coffee Lounges!

Classroom Fun!

We had 13 New Starters!

And said Farewell to 24 Graduates!

 

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May Activity Calendar!

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We have another great month of activities planned for you at Lexis Byron Bay 🙂

All activities, except for surfing, are free and at 2pm every day!

We continue to offer Yoga classes every Monday for you to stretch out and relax! This alternates between Stef and Fee each week and will be in Room 8.

Each week on a Tuesday or Wednesday we have the popular activity of Coffee Lounge, or Tim Tam Lounge as a lot of the students like to call it! This is a great way of getting to know other students while playing games and enjoying Australia’s popular chocolate snack!

On the 2nd we have Flavio coming in to teach you how to Skateboard and Olmo coming in on the 25th for Slacklining!

We have a Poker Tournament on the 4th, with beer to be won!

On Friday the 5th everyone can enjoys some beers, with our Beer Tasting session in the garden!

We have two cooking activities this month, starting with Brazilian Cooking on the 10th then Swiss Cooking on the 31st!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 18th. This is after Aprils’ winner Helder leaves us, so who will be crowned our new champion?!

There will be a 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 17th. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

We then have Body Boards hired from Lets Go Surfing on the 26th, so join me down at Main Beach for some fun in the waves!

On the 11th we’ll be getting arty with some Boomerang Painting!

The popular activity of Beach Volleyball will be on the 12th!

We’ll be providing FREE Pizza accompanied with Games on the 19th; this will be a mix of Wii, chess, pictionary and card games, so there will definitely be something to keep everyone entertained!

On the 23rd we’ll be having a Scavenger Hunt around town! Everyone will get into groups and be given a list of things they need to get a picture of; the first group to complete the list gets a prize!

We have our bi – weekly Job Club on the 3rd and 17th. Myself or a teacher will be in Room 8 at 2pm to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 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 an amazing month! 🙂

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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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April Activity Calendar!!

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We have another month of exciting activities planned for our Lexis students!

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef or 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 fun activities such as Jenga and Uno! Tim tams are plentiful, and on the 12th we will have a special Easter coffee lounge with hot cross buns, and on the 26th we will have Anzac cookies to commemorate Anzac day which is on the 25th (school will be closed this day).

We have Flavio coming in on the 4th to teach you how to Skateboard and Olmo coming in on the 27th for Slacklining!

On the 6th we will have a Poker Tournament, with beer to be won!

We have the popular activity of Beach Volleyball on the 21st.

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 20th. Last months winner, Bruno, has now left so it’s time to find our new champion!!

There will be a 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 19th. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

On the 28th we have a Soccer Challenge against SAE college! This will be at Byron Bay Sports Fields at 3pm. Come compete for your school and make us winners! Sign up at reception, kit will be provided!

With it being Easter we have some Easter Cooking on the 11th and an Easter BBQ on the 13th!

Please be aware the school will be closed for the public holidays; Good Friday on the 14th, Easter Monday on the 17th and Anzac Day on the 25th!

Backpacker World Travel will be doing a Travel Fair in the student lounge on the 7th, with special travel deals for you all!

We have our bi – weekly Job Club on the 5th and 19th. Myself or a teacher will be in Room 8 at 2pm to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 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! 🙂

Beach Volleyball! 10 February

Last Friday we ended the week with a game of beach volleyball!!

Half the activity was spent figuring out how to put up the net! Good team work guys 🙂

Once that was done the fun began!

It was a beautiful hot and sunny day, so luckily the sea was nearby for everyone to cool off!!

Perfect way to start the weekend!! Hope you all had a good one 🙂

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.