New Starters! December 9th

We welcome four new starters this week at Lexis English Byron Bay!

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Thamires is from Brazil. She was born in Rio De Janeiro but now lives with her brother in Sao Paulo. She studies economics and works in a bank. In her spare time, she likes to read, play soccer, and run! Thamires would like to improve her English as her job works with clients from around the world. She came to Australia to study English because it’s a beautiful place, has nice beaches and the people are cool!

Maria is from Switzerland. She studied commerce and worked in a bank for two years but would now like to study naturopathy. She loves cooking and baking and both of her parents are Italian. She came to Australia for the good weather, the biodiversity, and also to learn English. She would love to stay in Australia for as long as possible, working, and studying something she’s interested in.

Marina is from Russia. She lives with her husband and daughter in Switzerland. She has come to Australia to study English which will enable her to have better communication skills which she needs for her job and travel.

Young is from Korea. He likes to listen to music and play sports and lives with his parents, two sisters and younger brother. He majored in material engineering at Dong-A University and would like to speak English fluently which is why he has come to Byron Bay to study English.

 

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.

Job Hunting Tips from our Lexis Students!

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We recently spoke with six of our students here at Lexis Byron Bay, to ask them a few questions about their part-time jobs. We found out where they work, what they like about their jobs and working in Byron and also, what their dream jobs would be…

Arriving in a new place, meeting new people, starting school as well as having to find a job can be difficult! Thanks to these students, we have some tips for our current and future students, to help with the headache of finding a job. Thanks to Judith, Leo, Ania, Maria, Pedro and Lucas for the tips and positive vibes! 😉

WAS IT HARD TO FIND YOUR JOB AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET IT?

  • No, it wasn’t too hard! Byron is small but you have lots of options for work. Everybody always finds a job! It really helps to be positive and focused.
  • It wasn’t too easy! I spent many weeks searching and bringing my CV to every store and restaurant.
  • When I arrived in Byron it was tricky to find a job as it was Winter season here, so a bit quiet, but I didn’t give up! I went to many places and gave in my CV and after a few weeks, got my job!
  • No, it wasn’t hard to find a job! My friend told me she was leaving her job at Orgasmic Falafel and asked if I would like to take over. This was the same for another job a few months ago, my friend was leaving his position at an Italian restaurant in town. I also got some cleaning work at my accommodation after suggesting some ways to make the public spaces better and cleaner for everyone. As I am a long term student here, I was also approached about some cleaning work here in Lexis.
  • I found a job on my first week in Byron! I recommend making a CV that is very personal to you – what do you know? What experience do you have? What are your strong points?
  • It took me about 15 days to find my job. I went around to all shops, bars and restaurants asking for the manager and handing them my CV personally.

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WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER STUDENTS LOOKING FOR WORK?

  • Be patient! It will all work out ok!
  • If you put in the effort and are persistent, you will find your job! Ask to speak with the manager where possible.
  • Keep in touch with people and tell everyone you are looking for a job. There are so many people coming and going so you can take their jobs as they leave.
  • Never give up! and try speak with the manager.
  • Make your CV interesting and personal to you. Show them why they should hire YOU! 😀

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Don’t forget to check our blog every Wednesday for a list of the latest jobs advertised online for Byron! 🙂

 

Missed out on our first jobs blog? See it here 😉

 

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New Starters! April 29th

Welcome to our 6 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Simon is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he enjoys playing Floorball. This is a game you play in a sports hall, with a small white ball  and a plastic stick. Simon is an apprentice house drawer and he will continue to study architecture when he returns home. He has chosen to study in Byron Bay as he likes the relaxed nature of the small town. After studying at Lexis, Simon, is going to travel the East Coast and continue to explore Australia.

Tommaso is from Italy. He has played guitar since he was young and started to play piano last year. Music plays a fundamental role in Tommaso’s life. In his spare time he also likes boxing, hiking and surfing. He finished high school last year and is now studying at University. He is in Australia to improve his English because he will need it for future employment.

Jvana is from a small town in the mountains of Switzerland. In her spare time Jvana likes to play football and all types of sports. In winter she enjoys, skiing, ice skating and boarding. She is excited to be in Australia to explore the country and improve her English.

Sagiri is from Japan. She has played the piano since she was three years old. She loves listening to music and going to live music concerts. Sagiri is very happy to be in Byron Bay, as she loves the sea and she thinks the town is very beautiful. While she is in Australia she wants to go to Uluru and also hug a koala.

Masato is from Japan. His hobbies include growing vegetables, making sweets, doing ‘Aikido’ and yoga. He is interested in agriculture. He would like to become a farmer in the future, he currently works as an insurance broker. He hopes to make a lot of friends from all over the world.

Nino is from Brazil. In his spare time he enjoys gaming and comics. He worked in civil construction for the past 20 years, so he has not been in a class room for a long time! He decided to study in Australia because of the beautiful landscape and the opportunity to work. He is hoping to improve his English on this trip and return to his country with a better understanding of the language.

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Morning Jewellery Making! April 3rd

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Yesterday we all met in the student lounge for our Jewellery Making activity. We had a range of different beads and shells to choose from. Everyone could get as creative as they liked but I gave them some tips and ideas to help them too.

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Thanks to Kristy for the egg boxes! They were perfect for separating the beads 😉

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This was the sliding adjustable knot I showed them how to make.

We made a range of bracelets, anklets and necklaces!

Check out these beautiful pieces!

Don’t miss out on all the fun activities we have lined up for the rest of the month. See our April Activity Calendar and keep an eye on the notice board at reception to sign up! 😉

 

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It’s the Weekend! 5-7 April

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WEATHER 

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 5

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY TUMBLEWEED, HOBO MAGIC, FROZEN PLANET
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE INVISIBLE VIBRATIONS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM JON J BRADLEY, 9PM FAT ALBERT
BYRON THEATRE 6PM & 7.30PM NORDURLAND – AN ARCTIC SURFING ADVENTURE
BYRON BREWERY 5PM CLAPTONE FEAT. TAYA, CABAL, CASIMIR AND MORE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM QUACKERS
PALACE CINEMAS, BYRON BAY 7PM JONI 75 – A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SATURDAY 6

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY BRAVE GOLF
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAVE SCOTT BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM DJ LORDY WARDY
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM SONS OF THE EAST
BYRON THEATRE 1PM I’M NOT RUNNING BY DAVID HARE – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM ELDORADO
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SUNDAY 7

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY BURGER JOINT
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY WALKER
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4PM THE FERAMONES, 9PM MOHNDOO
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM MOJO BURNING SIDESHOW – CREEK, NO PARADE, PIECES OF MOLLY, PLENKO
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM KOBYA, DARYL JAMES, STAN CEGLINSKI, RAKU O’GAIA
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 12PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS LUNCHLATE EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM LUKE YEAMAN

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday & Sunday April 6 – 7

Camping with Kangaroos Weekend Trip!

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

CINEMA

Pighouse Flicks

Friday 05 April

Free Solo 11:30 am
Everybody Knows  1:15 pm
Captain Marvel  3:45 pm

Saturday 06 April

Flying the Nest  9:45 am
Captain Marvel  11:15 am
Everybody Knows  1:20 pm
Captain Marvel  3:45 pm

Sunday 07 April

Flying the Nest  10:00 am
Everybody Knows  11:30 am
Captain Marvel  1:45 pm
Everybody Knows  4:00 pm
Captain Marvel  6:20 pm
Green Book  8:30 pm
And don’t forget about the new Palace Cinemas opening in Byron this weekend!
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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! 🙂

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Boomerang Painting! March 27th

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Today we had the very fun and creative activity of Boomerang painting! Our Hiroshima Juniors joined with  their classmates and together, we all painted our own individual boomerang.

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Everyone ready to start! 🙂

I had some painted boomerangs to show as examples, as well as some information about the meaning behind all the symbols – an interesting insight into the traditional Aboriginal style, used to tell stories through the artists paintings.

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See everyone concentrating hard on their masterpieces! 😀

Some finished details…

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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! 🙂

 

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Jobs! March 27th

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If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 12-1pm and 2-3pm; in room 8 every day except Mondays when it’s in room 7 – then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPIST – BYRON BAY

Buddha Gardens Day Spa Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary

The successful applicant will: Hold a Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Massage;  Have previous work experience in a similar position;  Outstanding customer service skills;  Excellent Presentation;  Proven track record for retail selling;  Have a warm, friendly and nurturing personality;  Applicants must have excellent communication skills;  Be highly passionate about your chosen career;  A professional attitude is essential;  Some Reception is required so the successful applicant should be able to up-sell treatments and maximize bookings.
We are unique and well established Spa.

SURF COACH

Byron Bay NSW

Casual/Temporary

Fully qualified level 1 surf coach required for our family run surf school in Byron Bay. 2yrs experience preferred. Own transport required.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

 

DEMI CHEF – CASUAL

Mgallery Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary

Elements of Byron offers a high quality dining experience with a strong emphasis on local fresh produce. Our kitchen caters for multiple food and beverage outlets as well as onsite conferencing and events. Your professionalism, commitment and respect will be rewarded by our Executive Chef taking a keen interest in your career to get you ready for future opportunities.

Requirements

  • Previous experience in a luxury hotel/resort or cafe environment
  • Full availability including weekends and public holidays
  • Relevant commercial cookery qualifications
  • Able to adapt to busy periods with a sense of urgency
  • Willingness to learn great technique
  • Able to follow recipes and plan your time accordingly
  • Actively demonstrate pride in your work
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food safety standards
  • Only applicants that have permanent resident status or unrestricted rights to work in Australia will be considered

Benefits: Regular shifts that provide work/life balance;  Opportunity to work with a variety of specialised catering equipment;  Career progression opportunities for those genuinely seeking culinary advancement

CLICK TO APPLY

 

BYRON BAY – BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPISTS URGENTLY NEEDED

BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPIST – BYRON BAYBeautiful Byron Bay, one of the most popular places in Australia. Amazing beaches, magical hinterland and a highly sought after lifestyle. If you are seeking a wonderful working environment not enclosed indoors, the sounds of Bali await right here in Byron Bay. Buddha Gardens Day Spa, a well established Spa, our therapists consistently receive wonderful praise and now an opportunity exists to join our exceptional team.

The successful applicant will: Be a qualified Beauty or Massage Therapist; Flexible, professional and happy attitude essential; Outstanding customer service skills; Reception Skills an advantage but can be taught to the right candidate; Proven track record for retail selling; Strong work commitment; Have a warm, friendly and nurturing personality; Excellent presentation; Be able to take direction and use initiative; Applications must have excellent communication skills; We are the only Day Spa in Byron Bay that has tropical gardens, heated plunge pool and sauna.

Come join our fabulous team!

CLICK TO APPLY

 

CASUAL RETAIL POSITION

Busy Byron Bay Shop looking for hard-working and experienced person, 3 days min. a week (must be available Saturday or Sunday if required).Must be extremely reliable, have a professional approach and a keen eye for detail. Great work ethic, positive attitude and approach to achieving great results and taking pride in their work. Please send resume. Thanks. Al

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FARM MANAGER/GARDENER

Byron Bay area Macadamia farm & 5 star accommodation venue is looking for an organised, responsible & mature person/s to join their growing team.This can be a live in position, and may suit a single person or the right couple that can share duties that include:

* Maintaining approx. 1500 Macadamia Nut Trees

* Maintaining & caring for a historic 8 bedroom residence

* Maintaining gardens and lawns around house to a high standard

* Guest liaison & property inspections from time to time

We are looking for a reliable team member/s to join our growing business, that takes pride in their work and has attention to detail. Experience in small farming management, gardening and ideally venue management would be a distinct advantage.

Total of about 20 – 30 hours per week – depending on level of skill. The position is located in Bangalow, 10 minutes from Byron Bay

CLICK TO APPLY

 

BYRON JUICE BAR

There is a position available in Byron Juice Bar in Byron Bay. 10 to 40 hours per week are available depending on the experience & skill set. This position could lead into potential sponsorship for a qualified chef or marketing professional. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 months of employment, have experience in a fast paced food outlet & have knowledge & experience in customer service. Also, it is essential to have an exceptional eye for detail in product quality & consistency, a high standard in cleaning, & a good understanding of food preparation, hygiene & procedures. Please email your resume & a brief description about your previous experience suitable to this position and when you can meet for an interview. Or preferably, come into the shop with your resume & ask to speak to Greg. Suitable applicants will be notified for an interview. Thank you & we look forward to hearing from you.

EXPERIENCED YOGA INSTRUCTORS WANTED

Heart and Soul Health Clubs, Byron Bay, are currently looking for experienced & professional Yoga Instructors to join their team. Please send your resume & 2 x photos to Jana at crowsnest@heartandsoulhealthclubs.com.au

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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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Hiroshima Juniors Coffee Club! March 20th

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Yesterday, we held coffee club in the morning especially for our Hiroshima Juniors group! We all met outside the student lounge downstairs at 9.00am and enjoyed some delicious coffees and TimTams 🙂

Learning how to say ‘cheers’ 😀

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We all chatted together and got to know each other a little better. We spoke about where we are from and what it is like there. I learned that Hiroshima is great for oysters and lemon trees, with lemon cake being a favourite way to use the lemons!

I learned about everyone’s school life and what they like/don’t like in school. Everyone has different hobbies, interests and aspirations, which is very interesting to chat about together. Some students are sporty, playing tennis (with a hard ball, something I just learned about yesterday!) and football, while others are musical and enjoy piano and trombone!

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We were so engrossed in our chats and getting to know eachother that we forgot to play any of our games! Next week, we will! 😉

Until next time…

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Lexis Juniors Walking Tour of Byron! March 18th

Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming eight junior students from Hiroshima, Japan. Once they were all settled in to Lexis, I took them on a little walking tour of Byron, to introduce them to their new surroundings and home for the next two weeks. 😀

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We set off from Lexis on Ruskin Street and walked down Jonson Street, towards the sea, stopping on the way for some delicious ice cream!

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Enjoying their ice-cream at Main Beach

 

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Everyone enjoyed walking along the water’s edge and taking some photos. The clouds in the sky looked spectacular before the rain came and we could see the light house in the distance!

Time to walk back to town before the rain hits!

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Luckily, when the rain came, we were under cover and watched as the brief but impressive thunder storm passed us by.

Before long, the sun was out again!

 

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Hiroshima Juniors New Starters! March 18th

Today we extend a very warm welcome to our junior students, all joining us from Hiroshima, Japan!

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Saho loves playing the piano. Her favourite subjects in school are Maths and English. She finds the English language very interesting and also studied it in Canada last Summer! She would like to improve her English speaking so she can work in other countries in the future.

Hisatoshi comes from a family of  five. His hobbies include listening to music and watching music videos on YouTube. He would like to be a doctor! He has studied English for fourteen years but really wants to improve his speaking skills for the future.

Taisei loves listening to music, reading, eating and is a keen tennis player. He is part of a tennis club in his High School back home. He would like to study English here in Australia so he can speak with many new people and feels that this experience will really improve his level of speaking. He would like to work all over the world in the future, so learning English is very important for him.

Momoka is 18 and has one sister who is a dance instructor. She loves watching videos on YouTube, finding it both fun and relaxing. She loves exercise, especially soccer and basketball and plays on a team for both sports back home.

Eriko (or ‘Eri’ as everyone calls her!) comes from a family of four. Her main hobby is dancing and she particularly loves dancing to Japanese and Korean Idol groups. She goes to an all-girls school and really enjoys her school life in Japan. She does six English classes a week at school and is looking forward to improving her language skills here at Lexis Byron Bay.

Misuho is part of a brass band club in her school and plays the trombone! Her hobbies are reading and playing games. She has a great love for plants. She really wants to improve her English so she can be friends with people from all over the world.

Taiki is a 17 year old High School student. He loves drawing – particularly cartoon characters such as Disney and Pokemon. He really wants to learn more English to make many friends here. He is trying to make a big effort with his listening, writing and speaking in order to do so.

Kanon comes from a family of four – and a cat! She loves playing tennis, piano and collecting precious stones. She is in the tennis club at her school and usually plays after classes. She wants to go to University and is interested in jobs which use the English language, so it is very important to her to improve her English speaking skills while here in Australia.

 

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New Starters! March 18th

Welcome to our 4 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Oliver is from Germany, but was born in France. He enjoys cycling in the city and the mountains. He works as a flight attendant for one of the biggest travel company’s in the world, Travel Union International. He want to refresh his English and is looking forward to travelling around Australia after studying at Lexis.

Ayumi is from Japan. She enjoys playing tennis, watching soccer games and movies. She loves Australia for the weather and the beaches. She hopes to get to see many Australian animals while she is here. She would like to be a flight attendant when she finishes school because in her experience travelling, they have always been very kind to her.

Celine is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys playing volleyball. She speaks French and German very well  and hopes to improve her English while she is in Australia. She thinks she will return to study when she leaves Australia or maybe go back to her office job that she loved.

Jessica is from Spain. She loves animals and is the proud mother of three cats that she has re-homed from Spain. She has a lot of interests and hobbies, but her main passion is surfing. She loves spending her time at the beach, even on rainy days. In the future she would like to become a surf instructor and yoga teacher and make her passion her profession.

 

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Graduation! 15 March

Congratulations and farewell to our nine General English students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Teresa, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s IELTS class. She has been a ray of sunshine and it is always lovely to see her smiley face around campus. Claudia says her positive attitude and outgoing personality, as well as her thoughtfulness to others, has made her an absolute pleasure to teach. We wish you the very best for the future, we are sure you’ll go far!

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Hikaru, from Japan, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been lovely getting to know him over the past 2 weeks; he is very eager to learn and immerse himself in the Australian lifestyle! We are glad this isn’t goodbye as Hikarua will start our Cambridge course next week!

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Shela, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been a joy having her here at Lexis; she is always friendly and with a smile on her face 🙂 She worked hard to improve in all areas during her 6 weeks with us, which will no doubt help her on her travels around Australia! Have a great trip Shela!

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Jan, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. He should be very proud of all the progress he has made since starting with us at Elementary level. Adrienne says he always participated well in class and she thoroughly enjoyed teaching him. Enjoy your travels around Australia Jan!

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Nazuki on her first day (far right, front row)

Nazuki, from Japan, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has made excellent progress in all areas, and should be very proud of all of her achievements and graduating with an A grade! She has made lots of friends with students from all over the world, and this is thanks to her kind and friendly nature. All the best for the future Nazuki!

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Andrea, from Italy, graduates from Josie’s Upper Intermediate class. Josie loved having his outgoing and friendly personality in class. He has a great level and confidence in English and graduates with a well deserved A grade! He has been a lovely, polite student and we will all miss him next week! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia Andrea!

Mathilde, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a very sweet girl and it has been lovely to watch her confidence grow during her time here. She worked very hard to improve in all areas and this showed in her test results. We wish you all the very best for the future Mathilde!

Nadine, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s Upper Intermediate class. Josie says it has been really nice having her as a student, adding that she is sure she has the ability to do really well on her upcoming Cambridge course. She has very good level of English and graduates with an A. Good luck with your Cambridge course Nadine!

Carmen, from Spain, graduates from Josie’s Upper Intermediate class. Josie has loved having in class, adding that she is positive, keen to learn and very patient and thoughtful to other students. She has been a hard working, conscientious student and this had paid off with her made excellent improvements in all areas! Best wishes for the future Carme!

 

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.

Cambridge Graduation! Paul’s CAE class – 15 March

Well done to our Cambridge students for completing their 11 weeks of study!!

We have loved having you all here at Lexis Byron the past 3 months!

                                          Good luck with your remaining exams ❤

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Paul’s CAE class: Laura, Rachel, Giorgia, Nora, Victor, Teacher Paul, Dorothea, Jeremy, Sonja, Jessy, Nuria and Alessandro 

 

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.

Cambridge Graduation! Elizabeth’s CAE class – 15 March

Well done to our Cambridge students for completing their 11 weeks of study!!

We have loved having you all here at Lexis Byron the past 3 months!

                                          Good luck with your remaining exams ❤

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Elizabeth’s CAE class: Daniel, Louise, Marina, Lucien, Duncan, Teacher Elizabeth, Eric, Andrea, Maite, Elsa and Elisa (Sven missing from photo)

 

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.

An afternoon of Bodyboarding! 14 March

Yesterday we headed down to the beach for some Bodyboarding!

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Summer is still here and it was beautifully warm in and out of the water 🙂

We collected the boards from the wonderful team at Let’s Go Surfing, then I gave the students a quick demonstration on the beach before they headed into waves!

The waves were pretty small but they all managed to catch a few and had lots of fun, which is the important thing!

 

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

Crepe Competition! 13 March

On Wednesday we had morning and afternoon Crepe Competitions!

We worked in two groups to follow the below simple crepe recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • A few pinches of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups of milk

METHOD

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Blend until smooth. Add a little water and mix to desired consistency. Cover and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, pour batter over pan, tilting from side to side so batter covers base in a thin film. Cook pancake for about 1 minute or until underside is golden, then use a spatula to flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden. Repeat with remaining mixture, spraying pan with cooking oil between pancakes.

Hongki impressed us all with his flipping skills, with Lisa and Laura also giving it a good go!

Once everyone had their own crepe, the competition started!

The students had strawberries, blueberries, bananas, honey, nutella, nuts and whipped cream at their disposal to help them create the winning crepe!

I couldn’t possibly try them all, so instead judged them on their appearance…

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Talita and Busakorn took the win with their delicious looking creation, combining all the available ingredients!

 

 

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! March 14th

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Today we all met at Lexis reception at 11am for today’s activity – bodyboarding!

We all walked together in the beautiful sunshine down to the centre of Byron. First stop was to the lovely people of Let’s go Surfing, where we picked up our bodyboards and extra sunscreen. Next stop – Main Beach! 😀

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And they’re off! 😀

We made sure to swim at the area where the lifeguards were on duty. Look out for the flag poles to keep away from any rips and stay safe! 🙂

Keep an eye on the March Activity Calendar for our upcoming activities – if you love water sports, you will see we are also doing a surf lesson at the end of the month! 😉

 

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

 

Sushi Making! March 6th

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On Wednesday last week we made Sushi! We all met in the kitchen at 11.30am.

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Our sushi ingredients: Yaki Nori (seaweed sheets), sushi rice, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, caster sugar, bamboo rolling mat, mayonnaise, cling wrap, tuna, smoked salmon, cream cheese, carrots, avocado, cucumber and of course – pickled ginger and wasabi! 

There is a lot of preparation involved in sushi-making so everyone had different jobs to do. The first thing was to get the rice cooking! We had special short grain ‘sushi rice’. Cooking rice can be difficult and we wanted it to be perfect so Jesse took charge, using his phone as a timer.

While the rice was cooking, everyone took to chopping and preparing the vegetables, cutting them into thin long strips, long enough to fit in a whole sushi roll.

The bamboo sushi mats had to be covered in cling film – this helps with making smooth rolls, so the rice doesn’t get stuck in the bamboo. It is also keeps the mats clean!

Opening the tuna proved to be quite the challenge! 😀

While we waited for the rice to cook, we covered all our filling ingredients and went outside to chat 🙂

 

Very excited that the rice is done! 😀

 

Sushi rolling time!