Its the Weekend!! 17 – 19 March

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WEATHER

Weekend Weather

 

SURF

Weekend Surf

 

GIGS

FRIDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON DUSTY BOOTS, VANDERAA, ADAM HARPAZ

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM RUMBLEFISH

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM DAN CLARK DUO 9PM DORSAL FINS & GUESTS

BYRON BREWERY 6PM THE SEA GYPSIES

STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM LUKE MORRIS

LONE GOAT GALLERY, BYRON 6PM HEAVEN ON EARTH EXHIBITION OPENING

WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ VIVA

TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM THE GOLDEN MILE

SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 5PM ROHAN KNIGHT

BANGALOW HOTEL 1PM THE MADDIGANS

 

SATURDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON TROPICAL ZOMBIE, SEA LEGS, SEASIDE

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM LOCAL REVOLUTION

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE

BYRON BREWERY 7PM FERGO & THE BURDEN

STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM APOTEKA DJS 9.30PM FELIX

HOWL & MOAN RECORDS, BYRON 2PM WHARVES, CINEMA WRISTYS

WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON DJ NERY

TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM ALOHA BABY

PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM ELENA B WILLIAMS

BANGALOW HOTEL 7.30PM DISCO INFERNO 

 

SUNDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON THE LIVING END, THE BENNIES, GOOD BOY

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM THRILLBILLY STOMP

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM THE FERAMONES 8PM ELEMENTALS

BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM SEBASTIAN SCHOLTENS

BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM BOWIE UNZIPPED WITH JEFF DUFF

TREEHOUSE 12.30PM DJ EVA J & DJ ZUPERDUPER

SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 5PM HAYLEY GRACE

 

 

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ BYRON BREWERY

Friday 17th Mar

A Few Less Men11:15am
Fences1:00pm
Hidden Figures3:45pm
Moonlight6:15pm
The Great Wall8:30pm

Saturday 18th Mar

Fences11:15am
Lion2:00pm
Moonlight4:15pm
The Great Wall6:30pm
Moonlight8:30pm

Sunday 19th Mar

Hidden Figures11:15am
Moonlight1:45pm
Lion4:00pm
Moonlight6:15pm
The Great Wall8:30pm

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Night Market

Mullumbimby Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Sunday

Pottsville Beach Markets

Uki Buttery Bazaar

Lismore Carboot Market

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 – Yran!

Yran is from Brazil and arrived in Australia for his first trip abroad just one month ago. After spending his first week in the country in the lovely city of Brisbane, he then made his way south to start at Lexis Byron Bay. When choosing where in the world to go to learn English, he decided on Australia for the great weather, the more affordable living costs and for being able to study and work at the same time. Yran has now been in Byron Bay for just over three weeks and is absolutely loving it! He said there are so many great things about this town and area, such as the friendly people, the beaches and, his favourite thing above all, the Byron lifestyle.

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For his first month here, Yran is living in a homestay with a local family. He said the family are great and he would have booked to stay longer with them if he had known how wonderful they are. Unfortunately for him, the family have another student booked in with them so he couldn’t extend his homestay, but he knows the next student will be very happy with them! Instead, he is moving into a rental share-house with other locals and tourists living in Byron Bay for the Summer.

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Yran with his fellow students on their first day at Lexis Byron Bay

Within a week of arriving in Byron Bay, Yran was very proactive about getting his resume ready and scouring the town for some work. He lined up three interviews within the first week and landed himself a job at The Roadhouse, a popular bar cafe in Byron Bay. He has worked there for just over a week now and is really enjoying his job as a Dishwasher (or ‘dishie’ as Australians call it!). The people he works with are all locals, are patient with teaching the new skills and explaining English words, and they all have a great time together. Yran is learning a lot, not only about how the kitchen works, but also about Australian English and some of the slang we use. For example, one of his co-workers refers to  good things as ‘sweet’ and ‘sick’ (“the waves were sick!”, “that’s a sweet surfboard!”) all the time! Yran thinks it is a really  good idea to work as well as study, as it has helped him to integrate with locals and learn more English.

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Yran and Swiss student Thomas, enjoying coffee, Tim Tams and conversation at the Coffee Lounge activity

Despite improving his English by speaking with locals, he believes that most of the improvement has come through his classes at Lexis Byron Bay. He is learning a lot from both the teachers and practicing with other students at school. At school there is a wide variety of students from all over the world, so Yran has found that most of his friends speak different languages and they need to speak in English to communicate. This has helped him gain confidence and learn quickly in his first few weeks here.

Yran has five more months of studying at Lexis Byron Bay  and is looking forward to spending the Summer here. After graduating, he plans to head to Melbourne for a new experience, living in a big city with different weather and a different culture to both Brazil and Byron Bay. He hope to do more study there, possibly doing a short course in Permaculture, but he hasn’t decided yet.

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Yran and fellow students enjoying the free BBQ at Lexis Byron Bay

For other students coming to study at Lexis Byron Bay, Yran’s advice is to try hard with whatever it is you are doing here! Whether it is learning English, finding a job or somewhere to live, making friends and having new experiences, work on it everyday! He also recommends to be open to try everything while you are here and don’t be shy, as you will learn and experience more that way.

 

 

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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.

Graduation! February 26

We have 13 students graduating this week – Isabella, Artjan, Patrick, Marisa, Rina, Vanessa, Eleonora, Ranieri, Sarah, Nicole, Adeline, Machiko and Jasmin (although Machiko and Jasmin were not at graduation to be photographed!)

We wish you all happy travels, safe journeys home and lots of luck for the future!

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Teacher Claudia with Isabella and Artjan

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Teacher Kathleen with Patrick, Marisa, Rina and Vanessa

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Teacher Kathleen with Eleonora

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Teacher Becky with Ranieri

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Teacher Anji with Sarah, Nicole and Adeline

 

Well done Alex!

Alex is from Spain and he has been studying at Lexis Byron Bay for 6 weeks. Yesterday, he scored 100% on his weekly progress test. Impressively, this is the second time he has achieved full marks – great work, Alex!

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Coffee Club!

At Coffee Club this afternoon we enjoyed coffee and Tim Tams while playing Jenga with a Lexis twist – each block had a question to answer! Green blocks had easy questions, orange blocks were more difficult and red blocks were the most difficult.

Artjan, Chops, Nuria, Marco and Andrea joined me for the game and they all did a great job at removing the blocks and answering questions like “Do you like vegemite?” “What kind of kid were you?” and “What are your hopes, dreams and goals for the future?”

The tower became very tall and wobbly and in the end, it fell during Nuria’s turn. As a forfeit, Nuria has to write her name with a pen in her mouth!