What’s on This Week – Activities Calendar! December 16th-20th

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AT RECEPTION!!!

 

Monday – 7:45am Early morning Yoga with Jimmy & Tuesday 5:45pm Afternoon Yoga with Brooklyn. This is a lovely way to start the week. If you can’t make yoga on Monday morning we now have another session on Tuesday! All you need is a towel and some water.

 

Monday – 2pm and Tuesday 11:30am Monday afternoon Coffee Club is new and will allow new starters to properly meet each other and any other students who come along. We usually play Jenga or Uno while enjoying tea, coffee, and a TimTam or two.
Remember this is a great way to practice your English!

Wednesday – Early Morning Meditation with Kristy. This is a guided half-hour meditation which starts at 8am in room 8. Anyone can join, just bring yourself.

Wednesday – Christmas Card Making in the student lounge. Need to send a Christmas card home or to a friend? Everyone loves a hand made card so come along and get creative. Downstairs in the student lounge. 11:30am and 2:00pm.

 

Thursday – Body Boarding at Main Beach! Never tried Body Boarding? Then this is the perfect time for you to do it. Meet at reception then walk down to the beach. All you need is a towel, water, and sunscreen. Boards are supplied by Let’s Go Surfing. 11:30am and 2:00pm

 

Friday – Christmas Party with Salsa and Sangria. Everyone is invited to join in the festive fun on the last day of school. We encourage people to bring a Christmas dish from their own country to share. We will eat, dance, then drink… Easy! 1pm in room 8.

 

 

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Coffee Club ☕ December 10th

We had our weekly Coffee Club today at Lexis Byron Bay!

And we have our nice little routine down pat these days!

What we do:

        • we put the kettle on and boil the water
        • we set the tea cups and mugs on the table
        • we arrange the different flavours of tea and coffee
        • and then assemble Jenga and Uno!

It’s a safe and fun environment to practice your English skills and to meet new people 🙂

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If you want to join us next week Coffee Club is on Monday 2pm and Tuesday 11.30am!

 

 

 

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Coffee Club ☕ December 9th

Recently we’ve introduced Coffee Club on a Monday afternoon at Lexis Byron Bay! ☕

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Or in Christian’s case today, ‘tea time’. He even had his little pinky finger out for the occasion 😋

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Fabian joined in with a coffee.

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And Eglantine had a mocha for the first time with us. She doesn’t usually like coffee, though this one was okay because it had chocolate in it too! 🍫

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The game of choice today was Jenga with the questions on each piece.

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There were fiery conversations about some of the topics that came up! Examples that stirred debate we’re about politics and the death penalty. However, it was nicer to speak about trivial subject matters like our dream holiday destination or our favourite flavours of ice-cream! 🍦

Join us tomorrow morning at 11.30am for Coffee Club!

 

 

 

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Coffee Club ☕ November 26th

We had Coffee Club today at Lexis Byron Bay! ☕ 

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And we played so many games of Uno!

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What do you get when you play Uno with Italians, Swiss and Aussies?
You get interesting and loud house rules!

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Can you tell who had a good hand in this round?

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Of course we had Tim-Tams and coffee while playing too 🙂

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Coffee Club ☕ November 12th

Nearing the beginning of Summer, it’s a hot start to the morning for our Coffee Club here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Discussions were had about the fires surrounding Byron Bay and NSW, and just how hot it is already even though it’s still Spring! This naturally led to conversations about how it’s currently Autumn/ Fall in the Northern Hemisphere where many of the students are from.

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Inbetween topics of conversations Tim-Tams were had! They were good even once they started to melt 😋

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Thanks for coming along and sharing your weekend stories 😊 Hope to see you next week for Coffee Club!

 

 

 

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Coffee Club ☕ November 5th

On Tuesdays we have Coffee Club at Lexis Byron Bay!

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We decided not to play Uno this week because it was so windy outside and we thought that the cards might blow away 🃏🌪️

Though Tim-Tams and hot tea went down a treat!

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Join us next week when hopefully the weather is better 🙂

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March Activities Calendar!

We have another brilliant month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our LEXIS students!

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate. Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing ($25 for the monthly 1 hour special or $55 any day for the 2 hour lesson)!

March Calendar

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

Once a month we have a free Sausage Sizzle for all of our students during the lunch break (12.15pm in front of school); this month it will be on Friday the 29th. We also have an early evening activity one Friday a month so our morning and afternoon students can mingle and enjoy some time together; this month it will be Wine and Cheese Tasting on the 15th!

We have free Yoga every Monday at 2pm and Tuesday at 11am – with Suzie in Room 8.

Every Monday at 11.30am and Tuesday at 2pm we have Coffee Club; join me or Orla for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

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.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). 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!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels March calendar:

https://lexisbyronbay.com/2019/02/26/march-weekend-activities-happy-travels/

Have a brilliant month! 🙂

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Coffee Club! January 29th

Last week, we had our last coffee club for the month of January! We gathered as usual outside the student lounge, sitting  under shade from the hot sun. We all sipped coffees/teas and chatted about life in Byron. For some of the group, it was their final week (we will miss you guys!) so we chatted about their highlights of studying in Lexis and living in Byron Bay. (There were many! 🙂 )

We also got into a serious game of Jenga! This one is extra fun for our Lexis students as each block has an English question attached to it – perfect for getting to know everyone better 🙂

 

The moment it all came tumbling down… (Sorry Nicol!!! 😀 )

 

Coffee Club happens outside the student lounge every Monday at 11.30am AND every Tuesday at 2pm. Come and join us to chat with new friends and of course, for coffee and Tim Tams! 🙂

 

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Coffee Club! (morning & afternoon) 18 December

Today, we had the last of our weekly Coffee Clubs for the year 2018!

For our morning Coffee Club we met, as usual, outside the student lounge at 11.30am. We had lots of nice coffees, teas and of course – Tim Tams! This week our game of choice was Uno – especially for Annick on her last week! 🙂 It is also Nadia’s last week so we will really miss them for all of our chats and activities.

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Lucky Leo – surrounded by women 🙂

For afternoon Coffee Club, we met in the same place, at 2pm. We again enjoyed some coffees, Tim-Tams and Uno – all while being serenaded by Eric and his renditions of Abba songs!! 🙂 Thanks Eric 😉

This time next week we will all be enjoying Christmas Day and the week after will be New Years Day so our next Coffee Club will be January 8th 2019!! See you then! 🙂

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Morning Coffee Club! 4 December

This morning, we had our first coffee club of not only a new month, but a new season! Summer is finally here! 🙂 It’s a bit cloudy here in Byron today but still beautifully warm, with a soft breeze blowing to keep us cool while we sipped our coffees and played………Jenga!

It was Tassia’s first time to play Jenga so she was super excited! 🙂

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Look at that concentration…

And then it was all over!

We are here for Coffee Club EVERY TUESDAY (11.30am for the afternoon students & 2pm for the morning students) so be sure to join us for some fun chat, games, coffees and Tim Tams! 🙂

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Morning Coffee Club – 27 November

It’s a beautiful day here again in Byron Bay and this morning we all gathered for our weekly Lexis Coffee Club! It’s always great to see some new faces and learn more about everyone. It is also a fabulous way to start off the morning – with a coffee in hand to wake us all up 🙂

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We all chatted together, each giving a little bit of information about ourselves and learning new names. Some of this morning’s students have just joined us since yesterday so are new to Byron. What an amazing time of year to come! 🙂

Everyone decided to play Uno and things got a little competitive – especially when Annick had to swap her hand of just a few cards in exchange for a much bigger one!

Coffee Club happens here at Lexis Byron every Tuesday at 11.30am (and 2pm for the morning students). It is a chilled atmosphere and a really fun and easy way to improve your English. Be sure to join us in the garden/student lounge every Tuesday! 🙂

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CHEERS! 🙂

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Morning Coffee Club – 16 October

Yesterday morning we gathered outside in the fresh air for our weekly morning Coffee Club. We chatted all things Byron as well as finding out more about each other and our native countries. We intended playing a game of Uno but instead, got caught up with our chat! IMG_7445

We learned loads of new and exciting information – from our best-known foods (and how to make them the correct way!), to how many people inhabit our homelands. Google was our friend for finding out this particular bit of information… 🙂

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I was also very pleasantly surprised to meet our Swiss student Shannon, whose name I immediately recognized – named after our longest river in Ireland – The Shannon! Looking forward to catching up with these guys (and some others who are out of shot) next week for some more interesting chats, facts, games and of course, Tim Tams! 🙂

 

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Coffee Club! 9 October

Summer is definitely on it’s way here in Byron Bay! It was a beautifully warm day so we enjoyed today’s Coffee Club in the sunshine <3

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The Tim Tams had to be eaten very quickly as they were melting in the heat, but luckily the students were happy to help out!

We were all amazed that Sacha has been in Australia one month and this is the first time he’s had Tim Tams?! He now loves them almost as much as the other students and said he’ll be coming back to Coffee Club again next week 🙂

We had lots of fun playing Jenga with questions, until Sacha knocked the tower over and had to do 10 push ups!

 

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Coffee Club! 25 September

It was lovely to see some new faces at Coffee Club yesterday, as well as some regulars 🙂

Coffee Club is every Tuesday at 11.30am and 2pm 🙂 Join me for a variety of coffees, Tim Tams and games!

 

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Coffee Club! 18 September

Today at Coffee Club we played Jenga with questions!

Each block has a question for the player to answer before placing it back on top of the tower. It’s a great way of learning new and interesting things about eachother!

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Coffee Club! 4 September

It was a rainy day here in Byron, making Coffee Club the perfect activity!

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We all warmed up with some coffees accompanied with Tim Tams.

It was great to see lots of our new students there getting to know eachother!

Meanwhile, in the kitchen, some of our students were making a cake with the lovely Mary to celebrate her birthday!

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Coffee Club! 9 August

Last week we had lots of fun playing Jenga with Questions at Coffee Club!

It’s our version of the block stacking game with added entertainment!

Each block has a question on so after successfully removing it you have to read out and answer the question.

It’s a great way of getting to know more about eachother and always opens up interesting and funny conversations!

 

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Coffee Clubs – July!

Throughout July we continue to have Coffee Club every Tuesday, affectionately known as Tim Tam club to many!

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Join me in the student lounge for coffees, Tim Tams and games!

Everyone’s favourite is Uno, but there’s always other options for the students to chose!

It’s lots of fun and a great way to meet other students!

Hope to see you there 🙂

 

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Coffee Club! 19 June

Yesterday at Coffee Club we played Heads Up!

Heads Up is a great app you can download on your phone, where you have to guess the word showing on the screen (which you hold up to your forehead) from clues being given to you!

There’s lots of different categories, including accents, animals, act it out (where you can’t speak!) and just for kids (which was our favourite)!

We had lots of fun working as a team to describe and act out the words to eachother!

 

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Coffee Club! 5 June

Tuesday was a little chilly here today in Byron, but perfect weather for a nice warm coffee!

Keigo and Asana chose to have their mochas soup style!

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 We had great fun playing Coffee Club favourite, Uno, out of the cold!!

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.

June Activity Calendar!

We have another month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our Lexis students!

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*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

 Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8. Mats provided!

We’ll also continue to have popular activity Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join me in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and conversations!

To start the month we have a Volleyball match! In the garden or at the beach; meet at reception at 2pm.

Flavio will be coming in on the 6th to teach you some Skateboarding skills.

Thursday the 7th we’ll be having an End of Cambridge Sausage Sizzle to say good luck and farewell to our Cambridge students after their 12 weeks of hard work!

On the 8th we have a very exciting Casino afternoon! There will be a poker tournament and roulette! Snacks provided!

Our June Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 13th! Beer to be won so get practicing!

For our cooking activities we have Vegan Cooking on the 14th and Pizza Making on the 27th!

Happy Travels will be hosting a Travel Trivia on the 15th with prizes to be won! Refreshments will be provided.

On the 20th we have a Soccer Match against BBELS! This will be at the sports fields, but meet at reception first at 3.30pm 🙂

We’ll be getting creative with Jewellery Making on the 21st.

Friday the 22nd we have Wine and Cheese Tasting, which is sure to be a popular activity!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 28th. This is a great option to give surfing a try and see if you’d like to book on to one of the 2 hour lessons for $55! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

On the 29th we’ll head to beach for a game of Cricket!

*Monday the 11th the school will be closed for the Queens Birthday; a public holiday here in Australia!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). 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!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55!

                                                             Have a brilliant month! 🙂

 

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Coffee Club! 15 May

It’s so lovely to be back at Lexis Byron after a little trip back to the UK! I feel extremely lucky to have a job that I can look forward to coming back to, this is all thanks to the wonderful staff and students I get to spend my days with 🙂

Today at Coffee Club Judit, one of our Spanish students, shared two games with us.

I won’t go into details as it involves everyone having to work something out, and we can hopefully play it again one day with some new students! Let’s just say lots of fun was had, especially when most of the group had figured out the pattern!!

Join me next week for more games, coffee and Tim Tams!!

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Coffee Club! April

We continue to have our weekly Coffee Clubs!

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Join me for coffees (cappuccino, latte, chocolate brownie are just some on offer!), Tim Tams and games!

The past few of weeks we’ve played Uno, President and Jenga with questions!

Always an enjoyable afternoon 🙂

 

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Easter Coffee Club! 27 March

Today at Coffee Club we swapped Tim Tams for Hot cross buns to celebrate Easter!

Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and some parts of the Americas. The buns mark the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning; including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices signifying the spices used to preserve him at his burial.

They are typically a spiced sweet bun but we also had some chocolate ones which we enjoyed warmed up with butter 🙂

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Coffee Club!

We continue to have our weekly Coffee Club!

Every Tuesday (occasionally Wednesdays, check the activity schedule!) join me for Coffee (Latte, Cappuccinos, Mochas!), Tim Tams and games!

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Uno always proves to be the most popular but we’ll be trying some new games in the coming months! Suggestions welcome 🙂

 

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Coffee Club! 23 January

This weeks Coffee Club had a special guest host; much adored teacher Josie!

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Josie enjoyed chatting and playing Uno with some of her CAE class, as well as getting to know other students from our General English courses!

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Coffee Club! 16th January

Today at Coffee Club we played President (known by the students as asshole!)

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Many countries have their own variations, but you can find the general rules here: https://www.pagat.com/climbing/president.html

We played the German version as it was Dano who first explained the game!

The game was of course accompanied by Tim Tams and Coffee!

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Coffee Club! 12 December

Today’s Coffee Club had a special host; teacher Claudia!

Claudia really enjoyed hanging out with the students and getting to know those she has never taught before!

She also enjoyed the Tim Tams and games! As I’m sure the students did too!!

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Coffee Club! 5 December

Today at Coffee Club we enjoyed a few rounds of Scattergories with our coffees and Tim Tams!!

For those who aren’t familiar with Scattergories; it’s a fun game to play when you only have a few minutes to spare, but also a game you can play for hours!

You pick different categories and then take it in turns to say a letter (do the alphabet in your head until someone shouts stop). Everyone then has to list something beginning with that letter for each of the categories! The time is up when the first person shouts out that they have a word for each and you then score 10 points if you are the only person with that word, or 5 if someone has the same word!

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There were some questionable answers and a heated debate on whether mushrooms were a vegetable, but everyone scored a 10 out of 10 for effort 🙂

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Coffee Club! 21 November

We may soon have to rename ‘Coffee Club’ ‘Uno Club’, as whenever I ask what game the students would like to play this is always the winner!

Myself and regular players Lydie, Charlotte and Maya were joined today by Haruki, Han, Choi and Maxime, who started Lexis just yesterday but is already settling in very well and making friends!

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Coffee Club! 10th October

Yesterday at Coffee Club we played 3 variations of Uno!

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Between us we had three different sets of rules we play by, so we thought it would be fair to have a turn with each!

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We started with my rules (the official Uno rules 😉 ), then Marta explained the Italian rules to us: you can put down after forfeit cards and also put down all your cards of any colour at once if they’re the same number.

We then played by Lydie and Charlotte’s Swiss rules, where you can put down at any time if you have the same colour and number; a much faster paced game but slightly confusing to then know who’s turn it is (for me at least, who lost!)

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