Happy Student – Monica

Monica has been a student at Lexis Byron Bay for just over 3 months. In this time she has continued to shine! Monica is always warm and patient with new students and brings out the best in everyone around her. She has made many strong friendships during her time here and we will all miss her when she leaves us at the end of this week. Everyone that knows Monica, knows how truly kind and selfless she is.

We asked her a few questions for our ‘Happy Students Blog’ to get to know her even better:

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Where are you from?

I’m from Garopaba. It’s a small town in the South of Brazil.

Why did you come to Australia?

I came to Australia because I have friends here and the country’s wealth is quite similar to Brazil. I choose Byron Bay because it’s a small town, like my home town in Brazil and I feel at home here.

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What is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

I love Byron Bay and I don’t know if I can choose just one thing. I’m so lucky because I had a lot of good friends here and also I have made many good friends.

Is your English Improving?

Yes, for sure! When I arrived here I couldn’t speak well, but now I feel much more confident. 

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

You must go to Lexis Byron Bay, it is a great opportunity to learn English and make friends from many countries.

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What are your plans after you finish studying at Lexis?

I’m going to Thailand to learn about Thai Massage and then I’ll go back to Brazil..

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It has been a delight having you as a student Monica and I can’t thank you enough for all the laughs and good times you have brought to our activities!

 

 

Happy Student! Sagiri

The wonderful Sagiri has been a student at Lexis since April. In this time she has made us all laugh and smile with her funny jokes and kind personality. Her time here at Lexis Byron Bay is just about over and we are all very sad she is leaving.

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

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Where are you from?

I’m from Japan

Why did you come to Australia?

Because there are a lot of beautiful beaches. I wanted to be friends with people from various countries and I wanted a lot of great experiences.

What is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

People are warm and kind. They always smile when our eyes meet. I can always feel a lot of happiness.

Is your English improving?

Yes, little by little. Learning English is difficult but fun!

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

You are lucky in Byron Bay, everything is easy-going and enjoyable.. even study!! It is important not to be upset!

What are your plans after you finish studying at Lexis?

I’m going to move to Gold Cost to work. However, I want to return to Byron Bay again in the summer because I love it here and I always want to have fun! 😀

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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.

Congratulations Nanami!!

Congratulations to Nanami for achieving 100% on her test today! 😀

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Thank you for being such a dedicated and happy student! 🙂 We appreciate you enthusiasm and hard work ❤

Well done Nanami!!

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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.

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

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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

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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.