Table Tennis Round 2! November 13th

The competition was high for the second round of Table Tennis today. Everyone brought their A-game to the table (pun intended) as the prize was a 6 pack of beer!

First round players

  • Zenon vs Juan
  • Joëlle vs Nadin
  • Tito vs Jack
  • Alice vs Ana
  • Sam vs Guilherme                                                                          

Instead of the usual ‘play to 21’ they played to 11.

Second round players

  • Zenon vs Nadin
  • Jack vs Ana
  • Sam vs Zenon

 

Third round players

  • Zenon vs Jack
  • Sam vs Jack 

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Jack was the champion of the day…well done Jack!!

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Thanks to everyone who joined in today!

 

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.

Graduating Students! November 8th

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Daria from Switzerland is graduating from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. You have a great sense of humour and you’ve become much more confident when you speak and your grammar and writing has improved. Enjoy your time in Australia and all the best on your future endeavors!🙂

Dominik from Switzerland is also graduating from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Your English is at a good level for travelling – well done! Continue to practice with your friends and enjoy using it. All the best for the future.

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Fabrice from Switzerland is graduating from Melinda and Elizabeth’s Intermediate class. It was a pleasure teaching you in class and your English has improved a lot since you have started at Lexis, especially your writing. All the best in the future!

Lea from Switzerland is graduating from Kristy’s Upper-Intermediate class. You are a lovely person and it’s been a pleasure to teach you. Your spoken English is natural and perfect fro everyday conversation. Continue to practice and all the best!

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Sascha from Switzerland is graduating from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Continue practicing your English, it’s perfect for travelling and talking with friends. All the best with your future plans.

Welcome to the Weekend! November 8th – 10th🎉

Weekend 8-10

WEATHER

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SURF

Surf

MARKETS

Byron Flea Market -Saturday

Kingscliff Markets – Saturday

The Channon Markets – Sunday

GIG GUIDE

Friday

Soul’d @ Railway Hotel

The Violent Monks + White Bleaches & Aunty Leo @ Hotel Great Northern

5:00pm Josh Hamilton Duo @ Beach Hotel

6:00pm Guy Kachel @ Targa

6:00pm World Tour with GANGA GIRI BAND @ Byron Theatre

7:00pm Luke Morris @ The Sun

7:30pm Moses Parker @ Treehouse

8:00pm The Steele Syndicate @ Byron Bay Brewery

 9:00pm Ragga Jump @ Beach Hotel

9:00pm DJ Alex Cruz @ Woody’s Surf Shack

Saturday
The Swamps @ Railway Hotel

Stumps + Grace Turner & Rattus Rattus @ Hotel Great Northern

1:00pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron   Theatre

5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel

5:00pm Wongo + Cha Lee + Sunny Day + Bean Dip + more @ Byron Bay Brewery

6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun

7:00pm Fleabag – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron Theatre

7:30pm BSYDE @ Treehouse

9:00pm Dale ‘Nudge Nudge’ Stephen @ Beach Hotel

Sunday
When Harry Met Swanny @ Hotel Great Northern

Byron Lighthouse Band @ Railway Hotel

12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Jezza J & Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse

1:00pm Rising Stars Youth Concert presented by Byron Music Society @ Byron   Theatre

4:00pm Barefoot Beats w/ Timboletti + Moontide + 3000 Grad + more @ Byron Bay   Brewery

4:30pm Living in the 70s @ Beach Hotel

5:00pm Manoa @ The Sun

7:30pm Rachel May @ Beach Hotel

10:00pm Illyus & Barrientos @ Beach Hotel

BYRON BAY TOURING CO & HAPPY TRAVELS

Saturday

Brisbane City and Koala Sanctuary – $89 per person

Sunday

Bare Foot Beats @ Byron Bay Brewery – Early Bird tickets $15 

CINEMA

Abominable (G)

FRI 8TH NOV 11:15am
SAT 9TH NOV 11:15am
SUN 10TH NOV 10:10am

After The Wedding (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 1:30pm9:10pm
SAT 9TH NOV 1:30pm9:10pm
SUN 10TH NOV 1:30pm

Angry Birds 2 (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 2:40pm
SAT 9TH NOV 2:40pm
SUN 10TH NOV 2:40pm

BFF19 Citizen K (M)

SUN 10TH NOV 5:45pm

BFF19 Hope Gap (M)

SUN 10TH NOV 1:00pm

Balloon (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 1:10pm8:30pm
SAT 9TH NOV 1:10pm8:30pm
SUN 10TH NOV 1:10pm8:30pm

Green Light (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 4:00pm
SAT 9TH NOV 4:00pm
SUN 10TH NOV 4:00pm

Hustlers (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 12:20pm6:50pm
SAT 9TH NOV 12:20pm6:50pm
SUN 10TH NOV 12:20pm6:50pm

Joker (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 1:15pm3:45pm6:15pm8:45pm
SAT 9TH NOV 1:15pm3:45pm6:15pm8:45pm
SUN 10TH NOV 12:45pm3:15pm6:00pm8:30pm

Judy (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:15am3:45pm6:15pm8:40pm
SAT 9TH NOV 10:15am3:45pm6:15pm8:40pm
SUN 10TH NOV 10:00am3:30pm6:00pm8:30pm

Last Christmas (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 11:00am2:00pm4:15pm6:30pm8:40pm
SAT 9TH NOV 11:00am2:00pm4:15pm6:30pm8:40pm
SUN 10TH NOV 10:30am1:15pm3:30pm6:00pm8:15pm

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 11:00am6:00pm
SAT 9TH NOV 11:00am6:00pm
SUN 10TH NOV 11:00am6:00pm

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:00am
SAT 9TH NOV 10:00am
SUN 10TH NOV 10:00am

Pavarotti (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:00am6:30pm
SAT 9TH NOV 10:00am6:30pm
SUN 10TH NOV 10:00am6:10pm

Promised (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 1:15pm
SAT 9TH NOV 1:15pm
SUN 10TH NOV 1:15pm

Ready Or Not (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 4:50pm
SAT 9TH NOV 4:50pm
SUN 10TH NOV 4:50pm

Ride Like A Girl (PG)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:15am
SAT 9TH NOV 10:15am
SUN 10TH NOV 10:00am

Terminator: Dark Fate (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV 10:30am3:45pm6:20pm9:00pm
SAT 9TH NOV 10:30am3:45pm6:20pm9:00pm
SUN 10TH NOV 10:30am3:45pm6:20pm8:30pm

Yuli (M)

FRI 8TH NOV 12:45pm
SAT 9TH NOV 12:45pm
SUN 10TH NOV 12:30pm

Zombieland 2: Double Tap (MA15+)

FRI 8TH NOV3:30pm8:50pm
SAT 9TH NOV3:30pm8:50pm
SUN 10TH NOV3:30pm

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.

Lawn Bowls! November 6th

Lawn Bowls, once associated as an ‘old person sport’ has since come into fashion again in Australia!

The sun was shining, and the wind was minimal today at Lexis Byron Bay– two aspects of lawn bowling that are imperative to the sport. The only thing that might make it slightly better would be to have a cold beverage in hand.

We started the game with two balls, each of different colours.

Let the bowling commence!

Celine giving it her best shot!

Who’s ball was closest to the jack???

Kristy using the two handed method😂 while Rony and Di used the classic underarm approach!

Not so easy trying to hit the jack (small black ball) but I think we were all winners in the end! 🤙

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Basic Lawn Bowling Rules

Lawn bowling is played by 2 teams of 1-4 players who try to earn points by throwing their “bowls” (balls) up the green so that they land closest to a small target ball called a “Jack.”

Playing Area

Lawn bowls, as it is officially called, is played on a square area usually measuring 120′ on each side. This area, known as a bowling green, is surrounded by a shallow ditch. The surface of the playing area is usually grass, but may be a sand-clay mixture or other artificial surface like carpet.

The green is divided into 6 rectangular “rinks” which allow 6 games to take place at one time. The rinks measure 120′ long by 20′ wide.

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Equipment

Aside from a playing area, the following equipment is needed for lawn bowling:

Bowls (Balls)

These balls vary in size between 4.5″ to 5.5″ in diameter and weigh no more than 3.5 pounds. They are made of a very hard, heavy wood or hard plastic material, and they come in a wide range of colors.

Lawn bowls are not spherical; they bulge out slightly on one side so that they follow a curved path when they are rolled.

The curved path of the ball helps bowlers maneuver their way past other bowls. Bowls can curve about 4′ to the side of the bulge over a distance of 100′. There is a mark on the ball to show the heavier side that has the “bias.”

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Jack

The Jack is the target ball. It’s white or yellow, about 2.5″ in diameter, and weighs about 10 ounces.

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Scoring

Once all of the bowls have been played, completing an “end,” scoring is determined in the following manner:

  • A team gets 1 point for each of its balls that is closer to the Jack than the closest opponent’s ball.
  • The team that scores in one end rolls first in the next end.
  • Games are usually played to 21 points.
*photos and info from http://www.kids-sports-activities.com/lawn-bowling-rules.html 
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.

 

Paper Free Day 📰 Wednesday 6th

Today is a World Paper-Free Day!

World Paper Free Day is an annual campaign that aims to reduce the amount of paper generated by people in their everyday work and personal life. Businesses and people are encouraged to stop using paper for the whole day in order to stop them being so reliant on it!

This means that we will be turning the photocopier and printers off for the day.

We already recycle papers and recycle folders, though there is always more we can do 😉

Other ways you can go paperless and be an eco warrior:

  • BYO coffee cup
  • Use your own refillable water bottle
  • Bring your own shopping bags

For more ideas and initiatives, check out these Byron based eco warriors!

www.iquitplastics.com 

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www.seedsprout.com.au

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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.

Table Tennis Tournament! October 23rd

Today was our monthly Table Tennis Tournament which was held in the student lounge. We had two matches during the day and both with a great turn out. Of course…. there was beer to be won!!

The first match had 3 knock-out rounds. Each game played was the first to 21.

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Ludo was our morning champ. Well done Ludo!

We had some strong players in the afternoon. Ana and Jack really gave it their best!

Nothing like a fast (or slow) game of table tennis!

Fabrice and Jack had to battle it out for first place and it was a super close game but in the end Fabrice won!

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Thanks to everyone who came and gave it a shot. Fantastic effort by all!

 

 

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.

Graduation! October 18th

Congratulations and farewell to our 3 fabulous students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay.

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Davide from Italy graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure to meet you and see how you’ve improved along the way. We wish you all the best and hope you are happy on your next adventure.

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Enrico from Germany is also graduating from Kristy’s Intermediate class. Thank you for being so positive! We are so impressed with your improvement in English in the short time you’ve been with us. Good luck and happy travels!

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Camille from France and is graduating from Paul’s Intermediate class. We’ve enjoyed having you at Lexis English and it’s been a pleasure to see you improved while you’ve been here. Hope you’ve had an amazing time in Byron Bay and we hope you enjoy the rest of Australia!

 

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.