Christmas Cookie Decorating 🍪 December 12th

The festive spirit was alive and well at Lexis Byron Bay this morning when we did Christmas Cookie Decorating!

We had a Christmas playlist made on Spotify in the background playing while we decorated our cookies.

Ingredients used:

  • cookies/ biscuits
  • icing sugar
  • butter
  • water
  • cherries
  • sour worms
  • pretzels
  • desiccated coconut
  • sprinkles
  • smarties
  • chocolate buttons

Students were creative in what designs they made! Some examples were:

  • Christmas trees
  • stars
  • hearts
  • gingerbread men
  • snowmen
  • baubles
  • lights
  • Christmas wreaths
  • Christmas puddings
  • reindeers

It was a messy and yummy morning!

Hope you all enjoyed this fun activity and eating the creations afterwards 😋

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Kangaroo Beach Camping

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So it was the campout at the weekend …. the group had an awesome time despite a few showers here and there.

 

Plenty of kangaroos hanging around the campsite for students to watch and take great pictures…

Learning to fish was a highlight …

 

The boys also caught a few crabs. They look very please with themselves

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Drinking games, National Park walks, paddle boarding, a tour of Yamba and exploring the sand caves…..

A massive thanks to the Guides at Byron Bay Touring Co for putting on a great trip and to the students for making it such an awesome weekend.. the photos are so good thanks for sharing

This Decembers big trip is 2 days in Sunny Noosa… the tour will sell out fast so come and  see us down at the travels desk to enquire …..

Saturday- Surfers Live Festival Sunday- Nimbin Mardi Gras Festival

Saturday- Surfers Paradise Live Festival

Hey all!

What a weekend!! We took a group of students to the Gold Coast, firstly stopping at Australias largest outlet shopping centre, Harbour Town.

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We then grabbed some beers and headed to Surfers Paradise for the Live Music Festival.

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Some of Australias biggest bands were playing, the HOODOO GURUS, DARYL BRAITHWAITE & THIRSTY MERC, to name a few.

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The group had an awesome time.  Grabbing some great bargains at the shopping centre and listening to some awesome Aussie old school music.

Sunday- Nimbin Mardi Gras Festival

Nimbin Mardi Gras festival was pumping this weekend and a couple of the LEXIS students went on the Happy Coach down to Nimbin to enjoy the festivities.

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The Happy Coach stopped off at some cool locations before arriving at Nimbin for a spectacular event full of colour, wonderful people, music and culture.

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Byron Bay Touring Co cannot wait to take you guys on many more awesome adventures. Come say hey to us at the Happy Travels desk between 12-3pm Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday – we’d love to meet you all.

Dee & Mark

Farewell from Claire!

It is with much sadness I will be leaving my job as Activities and Student Services Officer at Lexis next week 🙁

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I have had an AMAZING 2 years with the school and have made lots of brilliant memories <3 More than this, I have met so many lovely, incredible, interesting people and made great friendships that I know will last beyond me working here.

It has been a huge amount of fun running the activities; wine & cheese tasting being a favourite, but not forgetting… skateboarding, slacklining, cooking, coffee clubs, volleyball at the beach, bake sales for charities, jewellery making, and sometimes I’ve even enjoyed doing the BBQs for 100 hungry students (only when helped by Eric!)!

The two best things about this job though…

  • Meeting and helping students from all over the world; it has been so rewarding <3  I have really enjoyed learning about other cultures and am now lucky enough to have friends to visit in lots of countries!
  • The wonderful team I got to work with every day <3

Thank you to everyone who has made this a fantastic place to work and an unforgettable experience. A special thank you to Lisa and Koko, two amazing ladies it has been a pleasure to work alongside every day.

It wasn’t an easy decision to leave somewhere that has brought me so much happiness, but I felt it was time for me to try something new! I will still be in Byron so will probably still see lots of you (normally in Woolworths or at the Rails!), and feel free to message me to meet for coffee or cocktails! Much love <3

 

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.

Bodyboarding! 24 January

Yesterday we enjoyed free bodyboard hire, courtesy of the wonderful team at Let’s Go Surfing!

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The students were having too much fun getting ready to go into the water that by time they’d sun-creamed up, I’d taken some photos and Lara had thrown some sand around, it was time for me to head back to school!

I managed to get one quick shot of them in the water before leaving them in the safety of the lifeguard zone. I can imagine there was just as much laughter in the water as there was out of it though 🙂

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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.

Fashion Show! Adrienne and Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate classes

Here at Lexis Byron our teachers love to make their lessons fun! That includes putting on Fashion Shows for the Pre-Intermediate unit on Fashion and Shopping!

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Our two Pre-Intermediate classes, Adrienne’s and Michelle’s, joined together for a very amusing afternoon of dress up!

I popped into the classroom to check out their outfits and get some photos as they prepared for the big event…

I didn’t even recognise Leo when I first walked in the room, so amazing was his bridal attire!

There was lots of laughter, but also lots of learning going on! The students had to use what they had learnt that week about passive tense to describe the outfits to eachother.

Whilst it was educational for the students, it’s also just an excuse for teacher Adrienne to get the boys in dresses!

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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

BIG LEXIS CAMPING WEEKEND!! Sept ’18

Loving the photos from this weekend’s Massive Lexis Camping Bonaza!!
What an awesome start to your Aussie Experience… Camping with kangaroos, BBQs on the Beach, paddle-boarding and of course lots of cold beers!!

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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.

March Activity Calender!

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

A few parties/BBQ’s will be happening; with the End of Cambridge Party on the 10th, Cambridge Welcome BBQ on the 13th, and End of Course BBQ on the 24th!

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 or Wednesdays we have the popular activity of Coffee Lounge, with Tim Tams and fun games aimed at encouraging students to get to know each other better, all while practicing their English!

We have a Trivia on the 2nd, with prizes to be won! This will be in the garden or student lounge.

On the 9th Jason from the Lexis Noosa marketing team will be coming in to do a Presentation about long term Business Courses. This is great for those who want to stay in beautiful Byron for longer!! Pizza will also be provided 🙂

Flavio will be coming in on the 14th to teach you how to Skateboard and Olmo on the 21st to teach you how to Slackline!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament is on the 16th! Will anyone be able to beat February’s champion, Roman?!

Sport-wise we also have Volleyball on the 3rd, then Rugby on the 31st (11am in the garden and 2pm at the beach for both activities)!

On the 17th we’ll be Wine Tasting; the perfect way to end the week and will no doubt be as popular as last month’s Beer Tasting!

We’ll be holding a Poker Tournament on the 8th with prizes to be won!

To get creative we’ll be Boomerang Painting on the 30th and making Sushi on the 23rd!

Let’s Go Surfing will be doing their 1 hour Surf Lesson special for just $20 on the 28th, or you can book in a 3-hour surf lesson with me anytime at Reception for just $50!

We have Job Club twice this month, on the 14th and the 28th. I’ll be in Room 8 at 11am and 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 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!

 

Have a great 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.

Coffee Club! 1st February

First Coffee Club of the month!

It was too hot for coffee today so we swapped this for beers! Although no-one minded that it was also too hot for Tim Tams as they still tucked into these as they melted!

We played cards games including Crazy Eight and President (although Marta thought this was a game Raphael was making up himself, especially after he won!).

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Lear provided some excellent backing music on the guitar!

Jain popped by to say bye to everyone before she leaves tomorrow; you’ll be missed Jain, we wish you all the best for the future!

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Roman then showed us some very impressive magic tricks, before everyone headed to the beach to enjoy the sun!

Thanks to all involved for a great afternoon 🙂

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.

January in Photos!

We had an awesome month of activities in January here at Lexis Byron Bay!

We started the year with a BBQ to welcome all our new students; 8 starting General English and 25 for the Cambridge Course!

We held our monthly  Table Tennis Tournament with Thomas walking away as the January Champion!!

Who will be February’s champion?!

 

Flavio came in to teach us how to Skateboard!

 

We also learnt how to Slackline from Olmo!

 

Aswell as Yoga every Monday we also had our weekly Coffee Lounges, where we played games including Ozzie Heads and Jenga with questions!

 

For Aussie Cookie we made delicious Anzac Cookies drizzled with melted chocolate!

 

Lots of you enjoyed Surf Lessons with Let’s Go Surfing!

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One of the highlights of the month was the competitive game of Beach Volleyball!!

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We had 87 New Starters in the month of January!

 

And sadly said Goodbye to twenty six students who had completed their studies!

Looking forward to another fun filled month in February 🙂 !!

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.

Coffee Lounge! November 28

Today at Coffee Lounge we had a lovely game of Aussie Heads in the morning and tested our brain power with Riddles in the afternoon!

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At the morning session, everyone asked excellent questions and discovered the name on their card very quickly!

Othman even figured out Boomerang with little difficulty, though this is his favourite Coffee Lounge game and he has played it a few times during his studies at Lexis Byron Bay!

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In the afternoon, Myuri, Mayumi and Natsumi were enthralled with the riddles and worked their brains hard to figure them out – successfully almost every time too! Tito resorted to google to find the answers but enjoyed the TimTams all the same 🙂

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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.

Skateboarding! November 16

Yesterday we had Flavio from Byron Bay Skateboard School come by to teach us how to skate! Everyone had a lot of fun and did really well, picking up their skateboarding skills very quickly. Here’s a few photos from the sessions…

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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.

English+Surfing with Alessa!

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Alessa is from Switzerland and studied at Lexis Byron Bay for two weeks on the English in Action – Surfing course. During those two weeks she studied English in the mornings and learnt to surf in the afternoons.

Her first visit to Australia was in January of this year, when she spent a month travelling with her family. She loved the country and the people so much that she had to come back!

 

She arrived in Australia with an Intermediate level of English and, although her time at Lexis Byron Bay was short, she feels has learnt more and improved her English language skills.

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Alessa (back row, on the right) with the other new students on her first day at Lexis Byron Bay

Alessa had never surfed before, so was quite nervous for her first lesson! Over the two weeks she had eight lessons with the team at Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay who taught her the basics of surfing and helped her to improve. By the end of the eight lessons, she was feeling very good in her ability to surf and hopes to keep surfing when she returns to Europe.