Happy Student – Monica

Monica has been a student at Lexis Byron Bay for just over 3 months. In this time she has continued to shine! Monica is always warm and patient with new students and brings out the best in everyone around her. She has made many strong friendships during her time here and we will all miss her when she leaves us at the end of this week. Everyone that knows Monica, knows how truly kind and selfless she is.

We asked her a few questions for our ‘Happy Students Blog’ to get to know her even better:

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Where are you from?

I’m from Garopaba. It’s a small town in the South of Brazil.

Why did you come to Australia?

I came to Australia because I have friends here and the country’s wealth is quite similar to Brazil. I choose Byron Bay because it’s a small town, like my home town in Brazil and I feel at home here.

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What is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

I love Byron Bay and I don’t know if I can choose just one thing. I’m so lucky because I had a lot of good friends here and also I have made many good friends.

Is your English Improving?

Yes, for sure! When I arrived here I couldn’t speak well, but now I feel much more confident. 

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

You must go to Lexis Byron Bay, it is a great opportunity to learn English and make friends from many countries.

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What are your plans after you finish studying at Lexis?

I’m going to Thailand to learn about Thai Massage and then I’ll go back to Brazil..

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It has been a delight having you as a student Monica and I can’t thank you enough for all the laughs and good times you have brought to our activities!

 

 

New Starters! August 26th

A very warm welcome to our 5 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Marta is from Spain. In her free time she enjoys learning new sports, searching for new bands to listen to, second hand clothing shopping and watching movies.  She studied classical and contemporary dance, but unfortunately had to stop due to an injury. She also studied tourism and hopes in the future to work as an air hostess.

Gabriela is from Brazil. She enjoys going to the gym, doing jujitsu and dancing with her friends. She finished her masters degree in Public Administration and worked in this field for 6 years. Gabriela hopes to improve her English to continue her studies when she returns to Brazil.

Romina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland.  In her free time she enjoys skiing and while she is in Byron hopes to learn to surf. She has worked as a medical assistant in a surgery with 6 doctors. Romina’s job was to take blood and analyse it, also take x-rays and make vaccinations. She hopes to improve her English so she can travel alone around Australia and New Zealand.

Masaki is from Japan. He has played baseball from ten years and hopes to learn to surf while he is in Byron Bay. He has chosen to study in Australia because the people are kind, the scenery is beautiful and the weather is lovely. In the future he wants to be an English Teacher in a Japanese Junior High.

Rodrigo is from Brazil. He has transferred schools from Perth. He has a long enrollment with us and we look forward to getting to know him. He is very friendly and we hope he enjoys the Byron Bay way of life.

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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! August 21st

Wednesday afternoon we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament. It was a lovely sunny afternoon so we only had a small turn out, but it was still tight competition.

First up was Naoki vs Fabrice. It was a close game, with both competitors being equally as strong. In the end, Fabrice was the first to score 21 points and win the match. Next up was Fernanda vs Johnny..

Fernanda was July’s champion and also the runner up in June. She is a fierce competitor and hard one to beat! This month was no exception and she defeated both Johnny and Fabrice to win herself the 6 pack of beer!

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Congratulations Fernanda!!

Keep an eye on next months calendar for a chance to compete for a 6 pack of ice cold beer and win the title of Table Tennis Champion for the month!

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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.

Baking Extravaganza for RSPCA Cupcake Day! August 15th

Thursday afternoon we got together in the student kitchen to do some baking in preparation for the official RSPCA Cupcake Day! It has been a delicious week so far! Many students have been participating by baking all sorts of incredible home made treats to sell. All donations will go directly to supporting animals in need!

 

Thursday afternoon we made Chocolate Chip Cookies (with extra chocolate chips) and Classic Cupcakes with chocolate sauce and butter icing!!!

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We followed this nice and easy recipe:

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Once we had rolled the cookie mixture into balls and placed on the tray we added even more choc chips to the top before putting them in the oven to bake! 😀

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Whilst the cookies were in the oven we got started on making the cupcakes!

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We didn’t have a muffin tray to use, so they did come out of the oven a little bit square.. but they still tasted delicious so we didn’t mind. They took around 20 minutes to bake, which gave us plenty of time to prepare the butter icing and chocolate sauce for decorating. We also had sprinkles, coconut and left over chocolate chips to use!

Don’t they look cute? ❤ You can try them in today’s bake sale at break and lunch time along with many other yummy treats! Help us reach our goal of $300 by donating generously!!

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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! August 16th – 19th

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

Friday

 EPIC @ Railway Hotel
 Fait Accompli, Dicklord, Voiid, Visas @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm John Foggon @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Guy Kachel @ Targa
 7:00pm Christian Patey @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Joshua Tree @ The Sun
 9:00pm Pink Zinc @ Beach Hotel
Saturday
 Nick Cunningham @ The Sticky Wicket Bar – upstairs
 Micka Scene @ Railway Hotel
 Gooch Palms, Shivvs & Surf Trash @ Hotel Great Northern
 1:00pm Small Island – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron Theatre
 5:00pm Screaming Eagles @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic Night @ The Sun
 6:00pm Coco Republic @ Byron Bay Brewery
 6:00pm Acoustic Gypsy Jazz with Ben Julian @ Foxy Luu’s
 7:00pm Palm Wine Ambassadors @ Treehouse
 9:00pm Rhythm & Cutloose @ Beach Hotel
Sunday
 Ooz @ The Sticky Wicket Bar – upstairs
 Jesse Pumphrey @ Hotel Great Northern
 Sunstone @ Railway Hotel
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJ Jezza J and friends @ Treehouse
 2:00pm Sun Daze Live DJ Music on the Deck @ Byron Bay Golf Club
 2:30pm From Shock to Awe – Premier Screening plus Q&A @ Byron Theatre
 4:30pm Soul’d @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm Nathan Kaye @ The Sun
 8:00pm TEK it Easy @ Beach Hotel

MARKETS

Saturday

Alstonville Markets

Murwillumbah Markets

Murwillumbah Markets

Mullumbimby Markets

Sunday

Lismore Car Boot Market

Pottsville Markets

Uki Buttery Bazaar

BRYON BAY TOUR CO. & HAPPY TRAVELS

Saturday

Whale Watching – $80

Sunday

Tek it Easy @ The Beach Hotel – Free before 8pm

CINEMA

A Dog’s Journey (PG)

FRI 16TH AUG 10:50am1:30pm6:15pm
SAT 17TH AUG 10:50am1:30pm6:15pm
SUN 18TH AUG 10:50am12:30pm5:00pm

 

Camino Skies (PG)

FRI 16TH AUG 10:00am6:15pm
SAT 17TH AUG 10:00am6:15pm
SUN 18TH AUG 10:00am5:40pm

 

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (MA15+)

FRI 16TH AUG 10:30am
SAT 17TH AUG 10:30am8:30pm
SUN 18TH AUG 10:00am7:45pm

 

Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 1:00pm9:20pm
SAT 17TH AUG 1:00pm9:20pm
SUN 18TH AUG 12:15pm7:30pm

 

Late Night (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 11:00am3:45pm6:00pm
SAT 17TH AUG 11:00am3:45pm6:00pm
SUN 18TH AUG 10:20am3:00pm5:10pm

 

Midsommar (R18+)

FRI 16TH AUG 1:15pm
SAT 17TH AUG 1:15pm8:10pm
SUN 18TH AUG 12:40pm8:10pm

 

Mystify Michael Hutchence (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 4:00pm
SAT 17TH AUG 4:00pm
SUN 18TH AUG 2:50pm

 

Palm Beach (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 11:00am4:10pm6:20pm8:30pm
SAT 17TH AUG 11:00am4:10pm6:20pm8:30pm
SUN 18TH AUG 10:15am3:30pm5:40pm7:50pm

 

Parasite (MA15+)

FRI 16TH AUG 1:00pm
SAT 17TH AUG 1:00pm
SUN 18TH AUG 12:30pm

 

Rocketman (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 3:45pm
SAT 17TH AUG 3:45pm
SUN 18TH AUG 3:10pm

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 12:45pm
SAT 17TH AUG 12:45pm
SUN 18TH AUG 12:10pm

 

The Keeper (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 4:00pm
SAT 17TH AUG 4:00pm
SUN 18TH AUG 3:10pm

 

The Lion King 2019 (PG)

FRI 16TH AUG 10:40am1:15pm6:30pm8:00pm
SAT 17TH AUG 10:40am1:15pm6:30pm8:00pm
SUN 18TH AUG 10:10am1:15pm5:40pm7:30pm

 

The White Crow (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 1:15pm
SAT 17TH AUG 1:15pm
SUN 18TH AUG 12:30pm

 

Toy Story 4 (G)

FRI 16TH AUG 10:30am
SAT 17TH AUG 10:30am
SUN 18TH AUG 10:00am

 

Who You Think I Am (MA15+)

FRI 16TH AUG 10:30am8:30pm
SAT 17TH AUG 10:30am8:30pm
SUN 18TH AUG 10:00am7:15pm

 

Yesterday (M)

FRI 16TH AUG 3:30pm8:15pm
SAT 17TH AUG 3:30pm6:00pm
SUN 18TH AUG 2:45pm5:15pm

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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.

New Starters! August 12th

A very warm welcome to our 2 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today and Natalie and Patricia who are returning back to finish their studies with us!

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Eliege is from Brazil. Her favourite activities include diving and cycling. She has always wanted to come to Australia and is very excited to be studying here. While she is here she hopes to enjoy the beautiful nature and improve her English.

Agustina is from Argentina. She loves animals, she has four dogs and also a cat. She also loves the beach and the Summer season. She studied business management and found it very interesting. She is so happy to be in Australian as she loves the nature, amazing animals and way of life. She hopes to get a job in Byron and improve her English before returning home. 

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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! Friday 9th August

Friday afternoon’s activity was Pizza Making in the student kitchen.

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We had all the best toppings to make our own delicious pizza’s:

  • Capsicum/red pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Ham
  • Pepperoni
  • Roast Chicken
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Tomato pizza sauce
  • BBQ Sauce

Everyone showed exceptional creativity when decorating their pizza’s, especially Monica who was still feeling inspired from Boomerang painting and gave her pizza an Aboriginal design 😀

It was a delicious afternoon shared with a great group of students!

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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.