Coffee Club! 18 September

Today at Coffee Club we played Jenga with questions!

Each block has a question for the player to answer before placing it back on top of the tower. It’s a great way of learning new and interesting things  about eachother!

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! 7 – 9 September

Weekend

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

See Sarah from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! She will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday 

Barefoot bowls! Beer, burger & bowls – $25

Sunday

Nimbin day trip & waterfall – $50

 

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 7
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS + ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS + THE SQUIDLICKERS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY PINK ZINC
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM LIVE MUSIC, 9PM NOCTURNAL TAPES & GUESTS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM DANIEL CORDERO EXHIBITION + FERGO & THE BURDEN + BLAC CARNIVALE
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD – FINAL BYRON ENCORE
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM DJ KYLE WALKER, 9.30PM OOZ
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM SKY EATER
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM ADAM HARPAZ

SATURDAY 8
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE STAINED DAISIES + PEACH FUR, GARAGE SALE & GARDENS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MARSHALL
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM REIFLEX, 9PM MY HAPPY PLACE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM THIS IS LIVIN
BYRON COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL 12PM ART FAIR
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM UPSTAIRS LOCAL DJS, 9.30PM BEAU & GRACE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM DTP
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS

SUNDAY 9
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY HOBO PONCHOS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY 2PM WRITERS AT THE RAILS FEATURING CHRISTINE
STRELAN & SARAH TEMPORAL, 7PM THE DIRTY CHANNEL
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LATE FOR WOODSTOCK, 9PM DJ LONGTIME & FRIENDS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 1PM BURNING HANDS BLUES BAND
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJ EVA J & FRIENDS

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

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 7th Sep

Beirut1:15pm
MAMMA MIA!: HERE WE GO AGAIN3:30pm
Working Class Boy5:45pm
On Chesil Beach8:00pm

Saturday 8th Sep

THE WIFE1:30pm
On Chesil Beach3:30pm
MAMMA MIA!: HERE WE GO AGAIN5:45pm
Working Class Boy8:00pm

 

 

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.

RSPCA Fundraising Week! 27 – 31 August

Throughout last week Lexis staff and students hosted bake sales to raise money for the RSPCA.

Tuesday through to Thursday our General English classes competed to raise the most money, with Pre-Intermediate winning themselves a picnic for raising $53 with their chocolate brownies!

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In second place we had Paul’s Upper Intermediate class raising $51 with their carrot cakes,

and Mel’s Intermediate class raising $47 with their chocolate chip cookies.

Last up on Friday we had the Lexis staff baking and selling to raise more money for this great cause (we unfortunately weren’t allowed to compete for the beach picnic)!

Campus manager Lisa made delicious vegan chocolate and raspberries brownies which she warmed up and served with vanilla ice cream

Teacher Kristy made cardamon and orange cupcakes with an orange and cream cheese icing

Homestay co-ordinator Koko made red velvet cupcakes with orange icing, Teacher Julia brought in a carrot and walnut cake,

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and I (Claire, activities and student support) made chocolate cupcakes topped with strawberry icing and a chocolate covered strawberry!

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We raised a further $82, so this combined with the $151 raised by our classes brings us to a total of $233!!!

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It was a brilliant week of sweet treats and everyone did a great job getting involved to help the animals! ❤

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The RSPCA  is a charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. To find out more about how our money will help them, or to donate more, check out their website: https://www.rspca.org.au/

 

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

New Starters! 3 September

Welcome to our nine new starters joining us Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Giorgia is from the Italian part of Switzerland. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, walking at the beach, shopping, skiing and travelling! She has just finished studying Economics at school and now wants to take some time to learn new languages! She will study English with us for 6 months and then wants to study German and French. She chose Australia for her studies because of it being a beautiful place with nice and helpful people!

Nora is also from the Italian part of Switzerland and has traveled here with her friend Giorgia. She loves animals and has a turtle and cat. She also enjoys reading, partying, skiing and eating Italian food. She has just finished studying Economics and is now dedicating this year to learning new languages, starting with English! She chose to come to Byron Bay because we have the best beaches and plenty of different activities!

Gara is from Lanzarote, one of the Canary islands in Spain. She loves animals, especially her two dogs and four cats. Her hobbies include going to the cinema and photography, which she studied in Madrid. She chose to come Australia to learn English so she can travel and meet people from all over the world!

Gilles is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he likes to hang out with friends, practice sports and hip hop dance. After he finishes his studies in Australia and his military service he will study Economics at University. He is wanting to improve his English because he feels it is important the world over and very useful for traveling. It has always been his dream to come to Australia so combining the two is what brings him to Lexis today!

Jin Wook is from Korea. His hobbies include Table Tennis and pocket ball. He works as a car engineer in Korea and is hoping to find a job here in Australia doing the same. He will study at Lexis for 3 months and then travel Australia, which he is very excited about! He went to Byron main beach when he arrived at the weekend and is already in love with Byron!

Salome is from the Italian part of Switzerland. She loves music and plays the harp. She also loves to travel, discover new places and experience new things.  She has just finished High School and is very excited to be here for a new adventure! As well as studying English she is also looking forward to going to the beach and doing lots of activities in Byron! After her 13 weeks at Lexis she will travel Australia before returning to continue her studies.

Cristina is from Spain. She loves sports, particularly triathlon and would now like to learn surfing here in Byron Bay! She works as a computer programmer in Spain and is hoping to find similar work here in Australia. She loves to travel and wants to improve her English  so it is easier for her and she can make new friends in other countries. She also thinks improving her English will help her find better work in Spain.

Daniel is Spanish but lives in Switzerland with his family. He enjoys all sports, but his favourite is Thai boxing. He also loves natures and his dog, especially combining the two by taking his dog for runs in the forest! He works in an architect office in Switzerland. He chose to come to Australia to learn English after two of his friends told him ‘it is the best country in the world’!

Saskia is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She loves snowboarding and hiking in nature. She has just finished studying to become a primary school teacher. She now needs to improve her English so she can take the Advanced test and start teaching next year. She chose Byron Bay for her studies because of it being a small town and having lots of nature.

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! 9 August

Last week we had lots of fun playing Jenga with Questions at Coffee Club!

It’s our version of the block stacking game with added entertainment!

Each block has a question on so after successfully removing it you have to read out and answer the question.

It’s a great way of getting to know more about eachother and always opens up interesting and funny conversations!

 

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.

Farewell to our Hiroshima Study Group! 10 August

Today we say farewell to our Hiroshima study group!

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We have thoroughly enjoyed having the 11 Hiroshima school students with us for the past 2 weeks!

As well as English classes they also took part in our homestay programme and daily activities.

I have really loved watching their confidence grow throughout the activities and will be missing them all next week!

During their time here we enjoyed a beautiful walk to Byron’s lighthouse, a didgeridoo lesson, volleyball at the beach, Aussie food tasting, boomerang painting , a scavenger hunt, and a sunny afternoon at the beach!

They also got to cuddle koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, go surfing in the one of the World’s best surf spots, and visit an Australian high school to share their culture with the students there.

Mikio, Ryo, Nonoka, Haruna, Rei, Itsumi, Ai, Yuno, Ryuta and Fuki graduate from Kristy’s  Elementary class. Kristy says she has loved teaching them all. They loved the language games they played in class and practiced lots of pronunciation, with them all making big improvements! They were very shy when they first joined us but their personalities all shone through into their second week!

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Mana graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle says she has a beautiful and graceful approach to learning. Her understanding of grammar and use of vocabulary has been excellent and her speaking has improved during her time with us.

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We are sure this has been a wonderful experience for them and one they will remember forever!

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.

Aussie Food Tasting! 3 August

Today’s activity was Aussie Food Tasting!

The students were able to try Aussie favourites: Vegemite, Lamingtons, Tim Tams, Macadamia nuts, Allens red frogs, Musk sticks, Caramello koalas, Anzac biscuits and Fairy bread!

Nobody was a fan of Vegemite! It’s always great to see people’s reactions when they try it for the first time!!

The clear favourite was Tim Tams, which all the students were already very familiar with!

There were some the students hadn’t heard of, like musk sticks, but they were happy to give everything a try!

To accompany their snacks we had a selection of Kirks soft drinks (Creaming soda, Lemon and Pasito flavours) and Milo (chocolate and malt powder mixed with milk), both popular here in Australia!

 

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.