It’s the weekend! May 24th-26th

Weekend

WEATHER

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SURF

Surf

HAPPY TRAVELS & BYRON BAY TOURING COMPANY

See Dearne or Mark  to sign up for the weekend trips! They will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm.

Saturday:

(Top secret) Beach & Waterfall Tour – $25

Sunday: 

Kayaking with dolphins – $65

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GIGS

Friday
7:00pm Ragga Jump @ Railway Hotel
 8:00pm Hands Like Houses, Young Lions & Wharves @ Hotel Great Northern
 6:00pm Nick Cunningham + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:00pm Beja Meek @ Treehouse
 7:30pm Sacred Earth – Live in Concert @ Byron Theatre
 8:00pm Ball Park Music @ Beach Hotel
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
Saturday
 6:00pm Devils Kiosk @ Railway Hotel
 7:00pm Pacific Avenue, Port Royal & Flora Link @ Hotel Great Northern
 7:00pm 2040 (free screening for students) @ Palace Cinemas
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm DJ Just Sayin’ @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Coco Republic @ Byron Bay Brewery
 6:00pm Acoustic Gypsy Jazz with Ben Julian @ Foxy Luu’s
 7:00pm Christian Patey @ Treehouse
 8:00pm The SIDEMEN @ Byron Theatre
Sunday
 8:00pm Jesse Pumphrey @ Hotel Great Northern
 7:00pm Hell & Whiskey @ Railway Hotel
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Vinnie LaDuce & Jez Vegas @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Subsonic Launch Party @ Byron Bay Brewery
 3:00pm Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost – Art On Screen @ Byron Theatre
 4:30pm Lisa Hunt @ Beach Hotel
 8:00pm DJ My Happy Place @ Beach Hotel

MARKETS

ByronBay-Markets

FRI | 7-11am Mullumbimby

SAT | 8-11am Bangalow
SAT | 8am-1pm Uki
SAT | 8.30am-12pm Blue Knob Gallery 
SAT | 8.30am-11am Lismore Markets

SAT | Evans Head
SAT | Wilson Creek

SUN | Bangalow
SUN | Nimbin
SUN | Murwillumbah Showground

 

CINEMA

Palace cinemaFriday 24 May

Saturday 25th May

Sunday 26th May

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Friday 25th May
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Saturday 25th May
11:00am The Chaperone
12:50pm Gloria Bell
2:50pm   Top End Wedding
5:00pm   Avengers: Endgame
8:15pm   Top End Wedding
Sunday 26th May
10:45am The Chaperone
12:50pm Gloria Bell
2:45 pm Top End Wedding
5:00pm Avengers: Endgame
8:15pm Top End Wedding
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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.

Happy Student – Nami Koganezawa

The lovely Nami started her Lexis Journey in April. She will be here until October. Originally from Japan, Nami used to work in an Irish pub before she came to Australia.

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I asked Nami some questions about her time her in Byron Bay so far..

Where are you from?

-Kobe, Hyogo, JAPAN

Why did you come to Australia?

-To improve my English, especially listening and speaking. Also to experience the culture in Byron Bay and Australia.

What is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

-Going to Tallow’s Beach and exploring places like Crystal Castle.

Is your English Improving?

-Yes, I think it is getting better a little bit.

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

-People of Lexis Byron Bay are very kind. They have always helped me, anytime.

What are your plans after you finish studying at Lexis?

-I’d like to go on a trip around Australia and then back to Japan.

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Its great to have you at Lexis Nami!

We look forward to more fun activities and happy moments! 🙂

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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.

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Pot Plant Painting! May 2nd

We had a crafty Thursday afternoon painting terracotta pots!

Once again I was blown away by the creativity and talent of our students.

We discussed what we would do with our pot plant when we had finished and most of us decided we would gift our creation to a friend or our host families.

With our freshly painted pots we then added a beautiful flower. They looked amazing!

Great job everyone, thanks for a super fun afternoon!

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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.

Making ANZAC Biscuits! 24th April

On Wednesday we got busy in the student kitchen making ANZAC biscuits. The Anzac biscuit is a sweet biscuit, popular in Australia and New Zealand, made using rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and desiccated coconut.

Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps established in World War I. The biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during transportation.

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Alessia, Mano and Juliane having fun getting ready to bake! Also very excited about another public holiday for ANZAC day on Thursday!

INGREDIENTS

2  cups rolled oats
1  cup plain flour
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup golden syrup
125g butter
1 teaspoon bicarb soda

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METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Place the oats, flour,  sugar and coconut in a bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Melt the butter and golden syrup together in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Combine the bicarb soda with the water and then add to the butter mixture.
  5. Pour butter mixture into the oat mixture, and mix together until well combined.
  6. Place a large spoonful of the mixture onto baking trays lined with baking paper. Flatten to 7cm rounds and make sure there is room between each cookie for them to spread while baking.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden in colour.
  8. Allow to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. Enjoy this tasty Australian treat!!

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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.

Morning Jewellery Making! 3/10/18

Yesterday morning we gathered in the student lounge to learn how to make macrame wrap crystal necklaces! It requires a lot of concentration but is not as difficult as it looks! Everyone was so quick to learn and I was so impressed by their masterpieces. Here we are in action…

We used different stones, shells, wood beads and glass beads and wrapped them with a special thread, making sure they were long enough to go around the neck. Most of us made a necklace but we had two beautiful bracelets in the mix too! See our beautiful creations here… 🙂

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.

 

Happy Student Chiara !

 

This week I caught up with Chiara one of our Swiss Italian students who has been studying with us at Lexis Byron since September.

Chiara always has a positive vibe and a huge smile on her face so I thought I would ask her a few questions about her adventure so far studying English in Byron Bay……….

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So Chiara, why did you choose Byron Bay ?

I chose Byron Bay because I don’t really like to spend a long time in a city. I feel that the ocean and the easy going life style are two of  the most important things in life.

Byron Bay is so relaxed, chilled out and full of beautiful beaches and nature! I know a few students who have studied in Byron Bay and they were all very happy with their experience at Lexis English.

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What were your weakness in English before you moved to Australia ?

Before I came to Lexis I could speak English with people but not really explain myself well. I missed a lot of words and always felt a little shy. Since I’ve been at Lexis I have become a lot more confident and love to chat in English with my friends whenever I can.

Tell me about your teachers and your classes. 

I love my classmates they have become my close friends! We are always laughing and having a great time.  When I leave Lexis I’ll for sure stay in contact with them!

Adrienne, my teacher is amazing, funny and very helpful.

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Whats your favorite activity ? 

I enjoy all the activities at school and try to go to all of them. I do prefer the activities outside the school. My favorite was body boarding at the beach. It was really fun and the waves were amazing! We even saw dolphins!

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Tell me about your accommodation.

My accommodation is amazing! I am living in a homestay with Elly and Toby. They are really kind and they cook delicious food everyday. They will do anything to help me out and I really feel welcome and part of their family.

What are your favorite things to do in Byron ?  

I love going to the beach when I’m not at school. I live just a short bike ride away from the Tallows beach. I love to go there and walk without my shoes on!

Whats is your most magical moment in Bryon ? 

I think that everyday gives me something magical. Everyday is different compared to Switzerland. Just to see the sunrise and sunset is very special to me.

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What is your advice for people who are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?

Lexis is a very nice school, all the teachers and employees are very friendly and helpful. Everyone is very happy here, its easy to make new friends and have fun together !

 

 

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.

 

Meet The Staff – Harriett – Teacher / Front Desk Support Officer

A big hello to everyone at Lexis English!!

My name is Harriett but you can call me Harry!  I am super excited to be a new member of the Byron Team working in the sunshine as a new Teacher / Front Desk Support Officer.

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I am 26 , from the UK and arrived in Australia in June for my working Holiday visa. I have been living in Melbourne for the past 3 months but am very happy to be swapping the rain and cold for the beach and surf in Byron Bay!

I have spent the last two years living and teaching English and Art in Thailand.  I am so excited to get back into the classroom to have lots of fun  sharing my love for English with everyone at Lexis!

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I will be running the morning activities at 11am and teaching some classes in the afternoons.

I am very creative, I  love to drink tea, paint, draw, make and create. I hope to get messy and  artsy with everyone in some of our morning activities !

Please come along to the  for a cup of tea or coffee and introduce yourself.

I am really friendly, bubbly and love to meet new people!

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I am looking forward to getting to know you all and helping make your time at Lexis English fun and full of laughter!

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.