Happy Student – Sina 🦘

Today our Happy Student at Lexis Byron Bay is Sina!

Tell us a little about yourself Sina:
My name is Sina, I’m from Switzerland and I’m 21 years old. Before I came to Byron Bay I was working as a carpenter. I want to learn English because I like to travel and then you have to speak English. I have been in Byron for four weeks.

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Why did you choose Byron Bay?
I chose Byron Bay because I was shown photos of the school and Byron and I wanted to go. It’s also the opposite to Switzerland, this is another reason why I wanted to go. It’s easy going and chill.

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What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia? Tell me more about your teachers and your classes.
Some things in English were hard. My weakness would be grammer, and the use of present or past tense. I had a good teacher and funny class. Michelle is funny and so nice. How she explains everything was very good.

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What was your favourite activity?
Jewellery making I think was my favourite. I liked boomerang painting too, though the skill of jewellery making is one that I can do every day.

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Tell me about your accomodation/homestay…
I was staying in Suffolk Park and had a very good house mother. She is a very good cook, and would read over my essays and help me with my English. I would also ride my bike to school, it was good and I can get the money back when I sell it.

What are your favourite things to do in Byron?
I love to watch the sunrise in Byron, and I like to do the lighthouse walk.IMG_20191109_095933What is your most magical moment in Byron?
I think the sunrise.

What did you like the most about Lexis Byron?
Well, it’s like school. A relaxing school.IMG_8776What is your advice for people who are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?
You should go! It’s a good place to make lots of friends from everywhere.IMG_0049

 

 

 

 

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.

Boomerang Painting 🎨 November 20th

Boomerang Painting took place downstairs in the common area at Lexis Byron Bay!

This is some of the beautiful work created by Sina and Lucia.

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We listened to Dreamtime music while we created stories on our boomerang canvas.
The students discussed the different symbols, colours and techniques each wanted to try.

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Lucia creating her artwork, and Sina working on her boomerang.

We read through the different types of boomerangs:

  • hunting boomerang
  • returning boomerang
  • cross boomerang

It was decided that what we were working on looked more like the ‘returning boomerang’, though was only for decorative purposes.

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Students also practiced their English while looking at the works in progress.

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IMG_0049Sina’s Boomerang: the main feature is the kangaroo. She has only seen one though is hoping to see more on her travels around Australia. Sina has been told that there are hundreds near Melbourne airport!

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Lucia’s Boomerang: the central focus on Lucia’s boomerang is the koala. She had great difficulty trying to paint it!

 

 

 

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.

Boomerang Painting! September 19th

Yesterday afternoon’s activity was Boomerang Painting.

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It was a stunning afternoon so we decided to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine!

 In Aboriginal culture it is common to see the style of painting where a lot of tiny dots are painted to create a specific shape. These shapes or symbols often represent things relevant to aboriginal culture.

Fabbi had the brilliant idea to bring along some cotton-tips. We used these to make the perfect tiny dots. I was so impressed!! They look just like the ones you can buy in a store. I hope you keep them as a nice memory from your time here in Australia and at Lexis Bryon Bay.

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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.

Boomerang Painting! August 8th

Yesterday afternoon’s activity was Boomerang Painting.

The traditional Australian boomerang has been historically used for hunting, as well as sport and entertainment. They are commonly thought of as an Australian iconic symbol, and come in various shapes and sizes with all sorts of beautiful, colourful designs. In Aboriginal culture it is common to see the style of painting where a lot of tiny dots are perfectly painted to create specific shapes. These shapes or symbols often represent things relevant to aboriginal culture.

We had the creative freedom to come up with our own unique designs or follow the more traditional Aboriginal designs. A lot of imagination and colour was used. The finished product looked beautiful.

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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.

 

Boomerang Painting! May 16th

Boomerang painting was on the agenda for today and we couldn’t of picked a better afternoon to spend indoors getting creative. The rain came down outside as we kept cozy and warm in Room 1.

Lamingtons and chocolate fingers were the perfect Australian treat to spike the sugar levels and get our creative juices flowing.

The traditional Australian boomerang has been historically used for hunting, as well as sport and entertainment. They are commonly thought of as an Australian icon, and come in various shapes and sizes with all sorts of beautiful, colourful designs. In Aboriginal culture it is common to see the style of painting where a lot of tiny dots are perfectly painted to create specific shapes. These shapes or symbols often represent things relevant to aboriginal culture.

There was some great takes on the traditional patterns and also some with Byron Bay flair. They all looked great!

Now to take them to the beach and test them out!!

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.

Boomerang Painting! 18 October PM

We were all very happy to have blue skies back yesterday afternoon!

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We were even happier that this meant we could enjoy yesterdays Boomerang Painting activity outside in sunshine 🙂

We had some examples to follow and the explanations of symbols traditionally used by aboriginals to tell stories with their paintings.

Everyone got really creative and came up with their own unique ideas; I was very impressed with all the end results!

 

 

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.

Boomerang Painting! 8 August

Yesterday we got creative (and a little messy!) with Boomerang Painting!

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I showed the students some symbols typically used by aboriginals along with their meanings and also some examples for them to copy,

but they were all happy to create their own designs!

After a relaxing hour of painting we put them to the test, with them returning most of time, until we lost 1 on the roof and 2 in a tree!

 

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! 16 May

Yesterday we had a lovely afternoon painting boomerangs!

I showed the students some handouts with symbols typically used by aboriginals along with their meanings, as well as some examples and templates for them to use,

 all the students got inventive though and came up with their own unique designs!

I was particularly impressed with Hansoo’s koala,

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and Suzie, who used a pointed accessory to carve a pattern into the paint.

Shiho’s was the most authentic,

But all the students designs were beautiful and creative <3

and they now all have a great souvenir to take home from Australia!

 

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! 18 January

Last Thursday we had a lovely and relaxing hour of Boomerang Painting!

We had templates and examples for the students to follow, but many just got creative and did their own thing!

Every boomerang was unique and beautiful and will make a great souvenir or gift from their time in 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.

Boomerang Painting!! 19th October

Yesterday here at Lexis Byron Bay we enjoyed a relaxing morning and afternoon of Boomerang Painting!

We had templates and aboriginal symbol meanings to give the students some inspiration, but they all also added their own creative touch!

Boomerangs are a great souvenir for the students to take home from Australia!!

Also a very therapeutic way to spend an hour!!

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.

 

October Activities Calendar!!

We have another great month of activities planned for our Lexis Byron Bay students!!

October Calendar

We start the month with a Pizza Party on the 3rd!! At 12.15pm we’ll be providing free pizza for all our students to enjoy!

On the 4th we then have the new activity of making your own Dream Catcher!! This will run at 11am and 2pm in the Student Lounge.

We then have our monthly Table Tennis Tournament on the 5th at 2pm!! For afternoon students we have a trip to the Farmers Market at 9am on this day, and also on the 26th!

We end the week with Body Boarding! Meet at reception at 11am or 2pm and we’ll head down to the beach together for your free board hire!

On the 9th we have a special Upcycling with Adrienne for our morning activity at 11am. Bring along an old piece of clothing you no longer wear and Adrienne will help you make it into something new you would wear!! For our morning students we have Yoga at 2pm in Room 8.

For our afternoon students they will have their Yoga class for this week on the 11th with Fee; 11am in Room 8.

After the success of this months, we have another Cooking with Bianca activity on the 11th at 2pm; this time it will be sweet snacks!

On the 12th we have Alba coming in to teach you how to Flamenco dance! This will be at 5.30pm so all our students can enjoy this activity together!

We have a Volleyball match at 11am and 2pm on the 13th; either at the beach or in the garden!

The following Monday, the 16th, we go back to having both our 11am and 2pm Yoga sessions on the Monday until the end of the month; in Room 8.

Sample some wines with Wine Tasting on the 18th; 2pm and 5.30pm in the Student Lounge!

We’ll be showing more of our creative sides on the 19th with Boomerang Painting; at 11am and 2pm in the Student Lounge.

On the 20th we have a Beach Picnic for our afternoon students (at 11am) and Cricket for our morning students (2pm at the beach or in the garden)!

Olmo will be coming in on the 24th for Slacklining at 2pm!

There will be a special 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 25th. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

We have a Soccer match at 11am and 2pm on the 27th; in the garden or at the beach.

For Halloween we will be having a BBQ on the 31st. Everyone is encouraged to come to school in Fancy Dress and there will be prizes for the best outfit! This will be at 12.15pm in front of school.

Once a week we will continue to have Coffee Lounge (Tim Tam Lounge!) for our morning students at 2pm, and for our afternoon students we are introducing Breakfast Club at 11am (days vary each week)!

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). Myself or a teacher will be able 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 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!

Lastly, don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

 

      Have an awesome month! 🙂

 

 

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.