Sausage Sizzle! Friday 2nd

Friday afternoon we had a Sausage Sizzle to farewell our Junior students who are returning back to Hiroshima after their week studying with us at Lexis Byron Bay.

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The sun came out to shine as the sausages and onions fried away.

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Thank you to everyone who helped me out with setting up and managing the BBQ! Your help was much appreciated.

We will miss our junior students! We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron Bay and made many friends and life long memories!

Towards the end of the afternoon as we were packing up the BBQ the rain began. We were treated to the most beautiful rainbow! It was a lovely way to the end the week.

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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

Aussie Food Tasting! August 1st

Thursday afternoon the rain was pouring so we decided to have a last minute change of plans from our scheduled Photo Challenge to Aussie Food Tasting instead!

The students were able to try Aussie favourites: Vegemite, Lamingtons, Tim Tams, Macadamia nuts, Allens red frogs, Musk sticks, Caramello koalas, Anzac biscuits and Fairy bread! We also had sausage roll and mince pies

To accompany their snacks we had a selection of Kirks soft drinks and Milo (chocolate and malt powder mixed with milk), both popular here in Australia!

It was a tasty afternoon with a wonderful 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

Hiroshima Juniors final Coffee Club! (and announcement of Scavenger Hunt winner) -March 29th

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Today we had our final Coffee Club for our Hiroshima Juniors group! We had our usual favourites – delicious coffees and TimTams, as well as a very fun game of Uno. We all chatted about what everyone did yesterday evening and took the time to reflect on their two-week trip so far. Everyone agreed that they would like more time here at Lexis Byron Bay as they are enjoying it so much!

We also announced the winner of our recent Scavenger Hunt photography challenge – it was the amazing group Yoga shot, taken by Kanon. Well done Kanon! 😀 See her winning shot below and her accepting her prize – TimTams! 😀

 

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.

Hiroshima Juniors Surf Lesson @ The Wreck, Byron Bay – March 28

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This morning we hit the beach for our second surf lesson! It was a different kind of day – not as sunny, but the clouds and light were beautiful on the beach.

Some of the students returned to do a surf lesson, while the rest were happy to swim, walk the beach and pick interesting rocks and shells 🙂

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Wet-suits ready to go!

Blake from Lets Go Surfing picked us up promptly at 9am, dropping us to their shop by the beach. Once everyone got fitted with their boards and wet-suits, we were ready to hit the waves!

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On our way to the beach

Everyone had a quick dip in the sea to cool down before the lesson.

We had the lovely Amy as our instructor today and she went through all the important points, tips and safety instructions before they were ready to hit the waves.

While they were preparing for surf, the others went for another dip!

Ready for the waves!!!

We were later joined by Lexis students Nico and Anselmo!

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And a nice hot burger and chips to warm up afterwards! 🙂

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.

Hiroshima Juniors Scavenger Hunt! – March 26th

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Namaste! Love this photo of our Hiroshima Juniors stiking a Yoga pose! 😀

Yesterday, we had a very fun learning activity for our Hiroshima Juniors – a photo scavenger hunt in Byron Bay! To make it extra interesting, we have a delicious chocolate prize for the winner…

Each student was given the following photography brief:

  • A selfie with the beach
  • A photo of somebody eating ice cream
  • A photo with a tourist
  • A photo of someone drinking coffee
  • A photo of a Byron busker
  • A photo of your group outside Aldi
  • A photo of your group doing yoga poses
  • A photo of Byron Bay Library
  • A selfie outside the Rainbow Shop
  • A photo on the swings by the beach

Check out some of their amazing photos below! 🙂

 

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.

 

Hiroshima Juniors Coffee Club! March 27th

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This morning, we sheltered from the morning rain, in the comfort of the student lounge! We all met at 9am and began our time with a quick catch up on everyone’s week, finding out what we all got up to in the evenings and reflecting on their time so far in Byron. We all agreed that the last week and half has gone by very quickly! 🙂

We all enjoyed some delicious coffees and Tim Tams while playing some games of Jenga and Uno.

 

CHEERS! (or ‘kampai’, as they say in Japan 🙂 )

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.

Hiroshima Juniors Day at Emmanuel Anglican College – March 25th

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Arriving at the school!

On Monday morning, we left Lexis Byron Bay campus and headed, by bus, to Emmanuel Anglican College in Ballina. We all gathered in their school library and were greeted by staff and students in both English and Japanese! Each student was paired with a ‘buddy‘ – a student who would take them to their classes and look after them throughout the day.

After our welcome, each student was given a tour of the beautiful school grounds by their buddy, before joining them for their morning classes, which included Maths and Science.

Enjoying some chats with their buddies during the morning break.

Enjoying a fun game of Handball during break time!

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After break, I joined some of the students in English class, where the teacher was explaining how to structure an essay.

From 12pm, we joined the Japanese classes! This was lots of fun and each group of students (Year 8 and 10) greeted our Hiroshima Juniors in Japanese, while our Juniors greeted them back in English. Everyone had a little chat to get to know eachother better.

During these classes, our Hiroshima Juniors gave a brief presentation to groups of students, introducing them to their home-place, Hiroshima.

Some Japanese-themed decorations in the Japanese room.

Activities in these classes included ‘Kahoot’ – an interactive learning game to help with language skills, listening tests and finally, a ‘speed chat’ – where each of our students had 5 minutes to chat with a student in English, before moving on to the next student when time was up.

At 3pm it was time to leave and we all met at the front of the school, where everyone had the chance to say goodbye to their buddies. Thanks for having us, Emmanuel Anglican College! 🙂

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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.