Graduation! June 14th

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

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Titus, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. We hope you have enjoyed your time here at Lexis Byron Bay. You have been a very hard working student during your short time here. All the best for your future and enjoy your time exploring Australia. 🙂

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Aiko, from Japan, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been great to have you at Lexis Byron Bay, we are sad to see you go but we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia. ❤

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Luc, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been fantastic to have you, thank you for all of your participation in activities. We will miss you on Tuesday’s Coffee Club, especially during games of uno. I hope you enjoy fulfilling your dreams of cuddling a koala before you leave Australia ❤ All the best for your future and please stay in touch 🙂

Roslane, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It is such a shame you are only here for 2 weeks. You have been a focused and dedicated student and I will miss your contribution to our activities . Enjoy the rest of your time in The Whitsundys.. you lucky thing! All the best for your future and please send us chocolate from your chocolate factory 😉

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Eva, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. You have made great progress during your time here in Byron. We are sad to see you go but wish you all the best for your move to the Sunny Coast. Hopefully we see you again 🙂

Tidjani, from New Caledonia, graduates from Adrienne’s Intermediate class. Congratulations on the excellent results you’ve achieved over the last 6 weeks. We will miss your polite and positive attitude. All the best for your future plans. Enjoy your month in Byron before you head home. I hope the waves are good for you 🙂

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Gabriela, from Brazil, graduates from Adrienne’s Intermediate class.  It has been wonderful having you as a student at Lexis Byron Bay. We will all miss your happy smile and positive personality. Enjoy Adelaide and all the best for achieving your future dreams ❤

Cyntia, from Chile, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been wonderful to watch you improve and become more confident. All your hard work has really paid off. I am going to miss you very much. Thank you for always being so polite and always making us smile. All the best for your future studies, I’m sure we will still see your happy face around Byron. Please keep in touch 🙂

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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.

Coffee Club! June 11th

Another stunning winter’s afternoon yesterday for Coffee Club

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Thank you Luc for reminding everyone of the rules and thank you to Monica for offering support to everyone who needed a helping hand.. you make a great ‘Uno Coach’ 😉

Long may this beautiful winter weather last. We are so lucky ❤ Enjoy everyone!

Make sure you come and sign up at reception for our awesome activities for the rest of the week. All activities are free and start at 2pm!

Today we have H.I.I.T Pilates in Room 8, tomorrow we have Aussie Food Tasting in Room 1 and Friday we have our monthly Table Tennis Tournament.. with of course, beers to be won!

See you all there 🙂

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.

Cambridge Graduation! Paul’s CAE Class – June 7th

Congratulations and well done to our Advanced Cambridge students for completing 12 weeks of study!

We have loved having you all here at Lexis Byron Bay! Thank you all for being such hard working students.

Enjoy the long weekend ahead, and good luck for your remaining exams! ❤

 

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Paul’s CAE class: Mario, Islania, Nadine, Chantal, Audeline, Alejandro and Joelle.

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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.

 

 

Creative Photo Challenge! May 30th

Thursday afternoon’s activity was The Photo Scavenger Hunt!

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Students were given the following list of 25 things to snap photos of around Byron Bay. By 4.30pm they were asked to submit their 5 best photos from the list and they would be judged on their creativity, humour and photography skills.

We had some amazing prizes up for grabs thanks to Happy Travels and Byron Bay Tour Company. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes included a kayaking with dolphins tour, a Nimbin trip, 2x tickets to the Aboriginal Dream Time Festival next month and beer & wine.

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We had some amazing entries.. but the top 3 were exceptional!

First prize went to Josefina and Camila!!

I was so impressed how you managed to include multiple things from the list in all of your photos. I love your wigs and hats, you look like you had so much fun!

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A photo of you on a surfboard,  wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo of you on a playground, wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay, whilst still wearing an outrageous hat!

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(This one made me laugh.. a lot) A photo of you with a happy Grandpa, who also happens to be a very Australian looking man, admiring a native Australia tree, whilst wearing another outrageous hat!!

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A photo of you under an umbrella, and talking on a public phone, whilst still wearing the outrageous hats!!

Second prize goes to Nami and Hinako!

Your photos are beautiful! Well done girls!

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A photo with a friendly dog

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A photo with you and the most Australian looking man

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A photo of you on a public phone

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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WOW!! A photo of you doing a yoga pose on the beach

Third prize goes to the wonderful Ayumi and Gabi

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay

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A photo of you enjoying a street performer

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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A photo of you admiring an Australian bird

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A photo of you with a rainbow

 

Special mention to all these other great entires. It was a hard task to judge! Thank you to everyone who got involved. I hope you had as much fun taking the photos as I had receiving them 🙂

 

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.

It’s the Weekend! May 31st – June 2nd

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WEATHER

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SURF

SURF REPORT

HAPPY TRAVELS & BYRON BAY TOURING COMPANY

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Student Party Night! Meet at Happy Travels (Byron Bay, New South Wales) at 8pm for free drinks and pizza with heaps of prizes and party games plus a live DJ. Then on to Cheeky Monkeys!
SATURDAY:
Kangaroo National Park tour/ 8am-6pm. If you have not seen a kangaroo yet then sign up for this trip of a lifetime, only $45pp (transport and National Park fees included)… limited spots!! So come see us ASAP to secure a seat on the bus.
SUNDAY:
Byron Craft Markets. FREE! Meet outside Happy Travels at 10am and go as a group to explore the many stalls! Make sure you go with an empty stomach as there are loads of good options there.

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GIGS

FRIDAY:
EPIC @ Railway Hotel
 Velvet Trip, Iluka, Stoker @ Hotel Great Northern
 4:00pm Steve Tyson @ Fresh
 5:00pm Jock Barnes @ Beach Hotel
 7:00pm Manoa @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Luke Morris @ The Sun
 7:00pm The Paddy Cakes + GOSH @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm Imperfect Worlds – 2019 Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Barefoot @ Beach Hotel
SATURDAY:
 Marshall & The Fro @ Hotel Great Northern
 King Coaste, Visas & Flat bickie @ Hotel Great Northern
 1:00pm All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson – National Theatre Live @ Byron Theatre
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 6:30pm Winter Wildlands Alliance Film Festival – An initiative to get kids outdoors @ Byron Theatre
 7:00pm Warren Earl Band @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Middlewing + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm DJ Reflex @ Beach Hotel
SUNDAY:
 Ben Camden @ Hotel Great Northern
 12:00pm Woodfired Sounds – Live: Sophie Ozard, Nick Cunningham, Matthew Armitage DJ set from Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Jesse Pumphrey @ Byron Bay Brewery
 4:00pm Slim Pickens @ Fresh
 4:30pm Goodrich @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm James Scott @ The Sun
 8:00pm DJ Pixhit @ Beach Hotel

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

CINEMA

Palace cinema

FRIDAY:

SATURDAY:

SUNDAY:

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FRIDAY:
12:00 pm

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SATURDAY:
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SUNDAY:

11:00 am
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.

Job Hunting Tips from our Lexis Students!

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We recently spoke with six of our students here at Lexis Byron Bay, to ask them a few questions about their part-time jobs. We found out where they work, what they like about their jobs and working in Byron and also, what their dream jobs would be…

Arriving in a new place, meeting new people, starting school as well as having to find a job can be difficult! Thanks to these students, we have some tips for our current and future students, to help with the headache of finding a job. Thanks to Judith, Leo, Ania, Maria, Pedro and Lucas for the tips and positive vibes! 😉

WAS IT HARD TO FIND YOUR JOB AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET IT?

  • No, it wasn’t too hard! Byron is small but you have lots of options for work. Everybody always finds a job! It really helps to be positive and focused.
  • It wasn’t too easy! I spent many weeks searching and bringing my CV to every store and restaurant.
  • When I arrived in Byron it was tricky to find a job as it was Winter season here, so a bit quiet, but I didn’t give up! I went to many places and gave in my CV and after a few weeks, got my job!
  • No, it wasn’t hard to find a job! My friend told me she was leaving her job at Orgasmic Falafel and asked if I would like to take over. This was the same for another job a few months ago, my friend was leaving his position at an Italian restaurant in town. I also got some cleaning work at my accommodation after suggesting some ways to make the public spaces better and cleaner for everyone. As I am a long term student here, I was also approached about some cleaning work here in Lexis.
  • I found a job on my first week in Byron! I recommend making a CV that is very personal to you – what do you know? What experience do you have? What are your strong points?
  • It took me about 15 days to find my job. I went around to all shops, bars and restaurants asking for the manager and handing them my CV personally.

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WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER STUDENTS LOOKING FOR WORK?

  • Be patient! It will all work out ok!
  • If you put in the effort and are persistent, you will find your job! Ask to speak with the manager where possible.
  • Keep in touch with people and tell everyone you are looking for a job. There are so many people coming and going so you can take their jobs as they leave.
  • Never give up! and try speak with the manager.
  • Make your CV interesting and personal to you. Show them why they should hire YOU! 😀

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Don’t forget to check our blog every Wednesday for a list of the latest jobs advertised online for Byron! 🙂

 

Missed out on our first jobs blog? See it here 😉

 

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.

 

Re-match Soccer Game against BBELS! May 22nd

Yesterday afternoon we had our highly anticipated re-match against BBELS.

When we played last time it was a disappointing loss for Lexis. After a close game, BBELS scored the winning goal in the final 5 minute tiebreaker.

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Enrique was our designated captain for yesterdays game. He took it upon himself to get us motivated by practicing a New Zealand haka. The haka is a type of ancient Māori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace. You will often see New Zealand sports team perform a haka before a game.

Great enthusiasm from the students! I had stitches from laughing so hard!

The students had some warm up exercises before the match started and lucky for us we also had the loudest support crew!

With all of our shouting we managed to attract a new friend.. The adorable Cookie!!

He was definitely ‘Team Lexis’!!

The match went on as the sun began to set.

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After 15 minute quarters we were all exhausted. Thank you Captain Enrique for keeping us enthusiastic! Unfortunately it was another close game, with BBELS taking the win with a final goal in the closing minutes. The final score was 4-3. Hard luck Lexis.

It was still a great afternoon. Thank you to everyone who played and came down to support!

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Keep an eye on next months activities calendar to see when our next match will be.

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.