Graduation! 18th August

Today we say farewell to just one student!

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The lovely Gloria from Spain, who graduates from our Intermediate class. Her positive attitude and bubbly energy have been a joy to have here at Lexis! Her teacher Paul says she is a very intelligent student who picked up new English quickly and effortlessly. We’re very sad to see her go but hope she enjoys her travels and comes back to us one day!

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.

Skateboarding!! 17th August

The weather was a hot 27 degrees yesterday! Crazy for winter here in Byron, where the maximum average for August is 20 degrees!

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We had Flavio come in to teach us some skateboarding tricks in the sunshine!

Byron Bay Skateboard School

 

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.

Cider Tasting! 11th August

Last Friday we ended the week with Cider Tasting!

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The students had 6 different ciders to try: Treehouse Cider – Apple, Somersby – Blackcurrant, Somersby – Pear, Strongbow – Apple, The Cider Lab – Apple, The Hills – Apple and Ginger.

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I covered the labels so the students could then guess the following:

CiderThey got a point for each correct answer (alcohol percentage could be 0.2% either side and price 20 cents each side).

Highest scorer was Tobias!

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The glorious winter weather continues, making it a perfect afternoon for sitting outside, soaking up the sun and enjoying some refreshing drinks!

The lovely Nozomi was also celebrating her birthday and was given this beautiful cake from her Lexis friends!!

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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.

 

New Starters! 14th August

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

Bryan, from Switzerland, is just 16 years old and will study with us in Byron for 16 weeks! He choose Byron Bay for his studies because he loves to surf and knows this is a great place for it! He is wanting to improve his English so he can become a ski instructor and communicate with people from all over the world!

Irina, from Brazil, has just finished studying biology at University. She chose to come to Australia because of her love of nature, because it is so wild and beautiful, perfect for adventures! After her studies she would like to continue her travels around the world and then open an Eco hostel in Brazil and become a jungle tourist guide!

Choi (Cheong Hyun), from Korea, only started learning English last year but has been so focused on learning English, studying 10 hours every day, taking Skype classes and watching American dramas, he is already at Upper Intermediate level! We are sure his English will continue to improve rapidly in his 8 weeks here with us at Lexis!

Heitor, from Brazil, is studying Engineering at University but has taken a break to come to Australia and improve his English! He currently works for FIAT but he wants to be able to speak English fluently as he feels it is necessary for a successful career. He enjoys soccer and surfing, so no doubt he’ll be enjoying the waves in Byron after class!

 

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.

Tie Dye! 3rd August

Last Thursday the students made Tie Dye tops; great for wearing around Byron Bay!

The first 10 students to sign up got a free top, and everyone else was welcome to bring along a white piece of clothing and also join in!

The method was quite simple (see below), with everyone having to wrap elastic bands around their swirled up tops, then apply a different color to each section!

Instructions

They then had to leave them for 4 hours to dry before they could see the results….

Which were great!! I’ve spotted quite a few of the students wearing theirs around school!

 

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.

 

 

It’s the Weekend! 11 – 13 August

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weekend Weather

 

SURF

Weekend Surf

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON THE DELTA RIGGS, THE CINEMA WRISTYS, EDWARD THATCH
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM DAVE SCOTT BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM DU’EAST DUO 9PM THE NINTH CHAPTER
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6.30PM PHIL & TILLEY
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM DJ KYLE WALKER 9.30PM LUKE MORRIS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM THE HIGH GRADE
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM PALM WINE AMBASSADORS
LUSCIOUS FOODS, BYRON A&I 6PM STEVE MANOA
HAMMER & HAND, BYRON A&I 5PM FIRED UP EXHIBITION
SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE JACK EASTWOOD
ELEMENTS OF BYRON 5PM BEN HANNA
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6PM KATIA DEMEESTER

SATURDAY 
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON THE BADLANDS, BUCK DEAN & THE GREEN
LIPS, LOS LAWS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM JUKE JOINT WAY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM RHYS BYNON
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM DJ PARTY 9.30PM JAMES SCOTT
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ NERY
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6PM DYLAN GUY PINKERTON

SUNDAY 
GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM MONKEY & THE FISH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM EPIC 8PM DJ LONGTIME
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 4PM DJ EMPTY PROMISES
SUN BISTRO, SUNRISE PASSANDO LATIN/BRAZILIAN
LINNAEUS ESTATE, BROKEN HEAD BUTTERY FUNDRAISER WITH CYE
WOOD, YESHE, MATT E BAIRD, MT WARNING, ILONA HARKER

 

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

 

 

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ Byron Brewery

Saturday 12th Aug

Churchill12:40pm
WONDER WOMAN2:40pm
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 25:20pm
Rough Night8:00pm

 

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.

New Starters! 7th August

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

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Myeongjun, from Korea, would like to be called by his English name, Richard, whilst he’s here with us at Lexis! This was the name he starting using when studying in the Philippines. He enjoys any exercise related activity, with his favourite sport being basketball. He decided to come to Australia and study here after recommendations from friends and is looking forward to practicing his English speaking with people from all over the world!

Johana is from Peru, where she lives in the capital, Lima. In her free time she enjoys cooking and making her own recipes. She also loves travelling to experience different places and cultures. She quit her job as a travel agent, where she has worked for 10 years, to come to Australia and improve her English to further her career. When she returns to Peru she would like to set up her own travel agency or change career and start working as a chef!

Valeriana, from Brazil, prefers to be called Valeria or Val. She loves travelling and going to the beach, so coming to Byron Bay for her studies was a great decision for her! She is wanting to improve her English so she can get a job within the tourism industry in Brazil.

Diego, from Brazil, lives with his mum and brother in Porto Alegre. He enjoys having BBQs with his friends, playing soccer and occasionally games on his computer. He is currently studying at college and just taking a break to improve his English and enjoy this beautiful country!

Emilie, from France, works as the technical director of a winery in Pomeral, near Bordeaux. Her parents also own a winery and this is how she started to love the tasting and producing of wine! Her other hobbies are surfing, which she is very much looking forward to doing every day while she’s in Byron! She is wanting to improve her English so she can communicate better with people from all other the world who she meets regularly at her work!

Pietro, from Italy, is still at High School and just here with us at Lexis for 1 week! He studies ancient languages such as Latin and Greek at his school, so wanted to come here to just focus on his English. He chose Australia because of how beautiful it is with it’s mix of nature and cities. When he finishes school he will start University to perhaps study to become a doctor!

Tobias, from Switzerland, works as an accountant for the government of Basel. In his free time he does a lot of sports, including soccer and basketball, and also goes to the gym twice a week to do weightlifting. It was his childhood dream to come to Australia and see it’s beautiful scenery and experience the culture, and he decided to combine this with improving his English! When he returns to Switzerland he would like to get a job with an International company and in order to do this he will need a pass on the CAE exam, which he will be completing here in November!

Bianca, from Brazil, loves sports and being in nature. She studied nutrition and gastronomy at University and opened her own restaurant in Brazil. She chose to come to Australia for her studies because of the lifestyle here and board sports that she’s really looking forward to doing in her free time!

Thayna, from Brazil, studied Biology at University but has worked for the last few years in a restaurant to save up money to come to Australia! She is really looking forward to this experience as she loves meeting new people and knows Australia is a great and beautiful country to learn and enjoy!

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.