Brunswick BBQ!! 23rd September

Last month BWT (Backpacker World Travel) arranged a special Brunswick BBQ day just for our Lexis students!!

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They arranged for the bus to pick everyone up from school in the morning to take them all to Brunswick to enjoy a Saturday in the sun with their Lexis friends 🙂

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They stopped at the bottle shop on the way so everyone could stock up on alcohol for the day’s antics!

Once in Brunswick they found a spot on the beach to set up. There they enjoyed drinks, a tasty BBQ and various ball games!

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BWT arranged a competition with a Slip ‘N Slide; the students were split into two groups and had to slide to the end and down a glass of goon. The winners from each turn then went on to compete against the other winners until it was down the last 3!

These three lucky students each won amazing prizes courtesy of BWT!

1st Place: Chris – 3 day/2 night Fraser Island trip!!

2nd Place: Oliver – Kiwi Experience pass for the North Island of New Zealand!!

3rd Place: Louis – Great Barrier Reef trip!!

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BWT will be planning more of these weekend trips in the near future so be sure to sign up! It’s a great way to make the most of your time in Byron (and Australia if you win a prize!!) and make new friends 🙂

 

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.

Volleyball!! 13 October

On Friday afternoon we headed to the beach for a game of volleyball in the beautiful sunshine!!

There was a slight malfunction with the net but the students displayed great teamwork in resolving this!!

Once the net was up and secure the competition began…

Upon seeing how much fun we have having some fellow beachgoers asked to join and the students happily welcomed them into the game!

After all their jumping around in the heat I made sure I had a cold beer (coke for Katjana!) waiting for them all 🙂

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.

 

New Starters! 16 October

Welcome to our seven new students at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Miyu, from Japan, loves to watch movies and listen to music. She works as an Aesthetician but would now like to study Naturopathy so she can help people with their health rather than their appearance, as she feels this is more important. She will study this in Australia after she has improved her English with Lexis over the next 9 months!

Jenny is from Switzerland, where she lives with her boyfriend and their 2 guinea pigs! She enjoys traveling, cooking, running and meeting up with friends. She has worked in the Post Office for eight years and is now the manager there! She wants to improve her English so she can make many new friends on her travels!

Fuka, from Japan, is mum to our lovely homestay officer Koko! After visiting back in August and coming along to some of the school activities she decided to enrol herself for 2 weeks of studies! She has four grandchildren who she would really like to help with their English when she returns to Japan, and then one day bring them all here!

Tifany, from Switzerland, enjoys skiing, running, sports and reading. She works as a teacher for children aged 8 to 10, which keeps her very busy! It was her childhood dream to come to Australia so she is very happy to be here in this beautiful country! She wants to improve her English as she feels it is very important for travel, work and hobbies!

Daniela is from Columbia. She loves to read religious books and also to work out. She works as a physical therapist in a private hospital. She has studied in Colombia and Spain, and also studied English in America for 2 years,  but is hoping her studies here in Australia will now help her to be fluent!

Sharon lives in Switzerland, but her mum is from Israel so she also speaks Hebrew.  She was working in a dental practice but quit to go traveling! She wants to improve her English so she can speak to people from all over the world. She chose Australia for her studies because she loves the beach, warm weather an nature!

Kento, from Japan, joins us from Lexis Noosa! He will start off in Michelle’s Elementary class and study with us here in Byron for 6 weeks!

 

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! 13th October

Congratulations and farewell to our 5 students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Andrea, from Switzerland, graduates from our Pre-Intermediate class. Her teacher Kristy is so pleased with the progress she’s made in her 6 weeks at Lexis and is very happy to award her with an A grade. Her positive, bubbly attitude is lovely to be around and we’re so glad she enjoyed in her time in Byron as much as she did! Have fun on your travels!!

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Silvia, from Brazil, graduates from Elizabeth and Julia’s IELTs class. She is a very enthusiastic student who is passionate about learning and pushes herself to progress. Her contributions to class have been greatly valued, as has her persistence, determination and dedication to learning. We wish you all the best for the future, you will be missed!

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Andy, from Switzerland, graduates from our Intermediate class. He was only with us for 2 weeks but his teacher Mel expressed what a pleasure it was to have him in class and hopes he comes back soon to study with us for longer! Best of luck for the future Andy!

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Lea, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. It has been a joy having her here at Lexis, her lovely personality has been a great addition to the classroom and out of class activities. She has improved in all areas of her English, particularly her speaking confidence, which we’re sure will help her on her travels around Australia!

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Natsumi, from Japan, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has studied with us at Lexis Byron Bay for 6 months and will be very much missed! She is a very conscientious and friendly student who is loved by staff and students. We are sad to see her go but wish her the very best for the future!

 

 

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.

Cooking with Bianca!! 11th October

After it’s popularity last month Lexis student and Chef Bianca kindly agreed to host another cooking class for us!

This time she showed us how to make a sweet, simple, quick, cheap, tasty snack!! Everything you could ever want!

She started by giving everyone some fruit to cut (strawberries, kiwis, bananas, berries, and apples), whilst she made a warm mixture of condensed milk, coconut and cream!

We all then went outside and she demonstrated the best way to present and layer our ingredients onto toast, explaining what flavours and colours work well together to make it look good, as well as taste good!

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It was absolutely delicious; so much so that none of us cared that we had nutella all over our faces!! Renata, while enjoying her second, described it as ‘the best day of here life’!

Luckily Bianca loves sharing her passion and knowledge of cooking with others as her fellows students have asked for this to be a regular activity! 🙂 🙂

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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.

Coffee Club! 10th October

Yesterday at Coffee Club we played 3 variations of Uno!

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Between us we had three different sets of rules we play by, so we thought it would be fair to have a turn with each!

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We started with my rules (the official Uno rules 😉 ), then Marta explained the Italian rules to us: you can put down after forfeit cards and also put down all your cards of any colour at once if they’re the same number.

We then played by Lydie and Charlotte’s Swiss rules, where you can put down at any time if you have the same colour and number; a much faster paced game but slightly confusing to then know who’s turn it is (for me at least, who lost!)

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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.

Roll on the Weekend! 13th – 15th October

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FRIDAY 13TH

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BORNEO, INDIGINEOUS, THEE END,  LESS

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM GOODRICH

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM LEIGH JAMES   9PM DAN CLARK BAND

BYRON THEATRE BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL

BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM HAYLEY GRACE & THE BAY COLLECTIVE

STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM DJ KYLE WALKER  9.30PM RAY RED

WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM JOSH LEE HAMILTON

TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM LIVE MUSIC

LUSCIOUS FOODS, BYRON A&I 6PM PASSANDO

BAY ACTIVE, BYRON A&I 4PM

SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 6PM HAYLEY GRACE

ELEMENTS OF BYRON, SUNRISE  5PM SOUL SISTERS

PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM GUY KACHEL

BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM PHIL & TILLEY

BRUNSWICK HOTEL 7PM MARK RIDOUT & THE RHYTHM

BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 7PM BOB DOWNE

MULLUMBIMBY FARMERS MARKET 8AM JESSE MORRIS BAND

ST MARTIN’S, MULLUMBIMBY 12.30PM ECSTATIC TEMPLE DANCE

7PM HOUSE OF BLISS KIRTAN

POINCIANA, MULLUMBIMBY

5PM LOUNGE SESSIONS WITH RESIDENT DJ DRILL HALL, MULLUMBIMBY

7.30PM DO NOT GO GENTLE

MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 8PM KRAPPYOKEE

BILLINUDGEL HOTEL 8PM MERCY-MERCY

LENNOX HOTEL 9.30PM CRUSH

TINTENBAR HALL 7.30PM TINTENBAR UP FRONT

BALLINA RSL BOARDWALK 5PM FRED COLE 8.30PM LUKE VASSELLA

CHERRY STREET SPORTS CLUB, BALLINA 7.30PM ADAM BROWN

ELTHAM HOTEL 6PM NEIL MCCANN

KINGSCLIFF SLSC 7PM BUGGY BROTHERS

SALTBAR, KINGSCLIFF 8.30PM STEPHEN LOVELIGHT

CHINDERAH TAVERN 6PM THE MILKMEN

MURWILLUMBAH SERVICES CLUB 7.30PM TROMBONE KELLIE GANG

TATTS HOTEL, LISMORE ROD MURRAYNIMBIN BUSH THEATRE 7PM SLIM PICKENS

CABARITA SPORTS CLUB BRETT HEALY PROJECT TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS 8PM GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

 

SATURDAY 14TH

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON VOLCOM TAKEOVER, GOONS OF DOOM, MINI SKIRT, BLISTER

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM A LITTLE PROVINCE

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM TOM & JARRY DJ

BYRON THEATRE BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL

BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM PETER HUNT & YESHE

BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM BYRON VIBES

BYRON SERVICES CLUB 7.30PM WILSON COOPER BAND

STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM DJ PARTY 9.30PM BIGGY P

WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ NERY TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM LIVE MUSIC

PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM PHIL & TILLEY

BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM GARY EDGAR

BRUNSWICK HOTEL 12PM OKTOBERFEST

BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 7PM BOB DOWNE

SOUNDSHELL, BRUNSWICK HEADS 10PM WAR ON TERROR AFTER PARTY, FEATURING A SMITTEN BLOATED MILITARY AND UNDERFUNDED EDUCATION AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BUDGETS

BALLINA RSL BOARDWALK 6PM THOR PHILLIPS 9PM DAN CLARK BAND

BALLINA RSL BOWLING CLUB 6PM GLENN MASSEY

SHEOAK SHACK, FINGAL HEAD 2PM TOMMY CASTLES 7PM RACHAEL BY THE STREAM SALTBAR, KINGSCLIFF 8.30PM DJ BEN

CHINDERAH TAVERN 7PM LEIGH JAMES

 

SUNDAY 15TH

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON DAN HANNAFORD

RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM ADAM BROWN & THE DIRTY CHANNEL

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM EPIC 7PM COCO REPUBLIC

BYRON THEATRE BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL

BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC

TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL  12.30PM DJS BRAIN SURGEON & EVA J SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE 5PM SURF REPORT

BANGALOW MARKETS 8AM SLIM PICKENS & DR BAZ

 

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Flea Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

The Channon Craft Market

Lennox Community Market

The Plateau Market at Alstonville

 

CINEMA

Friday 13th Oct

Madame1:45pm
Victoria & Abdul3:45pm
BBFF17 Sessions6:00pm
BBFF17 Sessions8:00pm
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