Beach Activities and Surf Lessons! 31st July

Yesterday afternoon’s activity involved perfect waves and warm sunshine down at the beach! Some of our students took a surf lesson with Blake from ‘Lets Go Surfing’ and the rest of us enjoyed a nice walk and some time relaxing!

You can’t beat a glorious winters day in Byron Bay!

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Our surfing students were catching the waves at Belongil Beach. We tried to watch them but they had gone too far down the beach for us walking. Instead we found a nice spot by ‘The Wreck’ and set up a picnic rug. We had our usual coffee club treats (Tim-Tams) and great conversations.

We even had some furry friends come and say hello <3

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Some of us paddled in the water to cool off after the walk. We also practiced our soccer skills for this weeks game!!

It was a wonderful afternoon! Thank you Naoki, Nanami and Kana for showing great leadership skills and being so kind to our junior students!

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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

Pizza Afternoon! July 12th

Today’s activity was supposed to be pizza and video games.. but since it was such a beautiful afternoon we decided to skip the video games and sit outside and enjoy the pizza in the sunshine instead!!

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy this beautiful weather. I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.. if not before 😉

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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! June 11th

Another stunning winter’s afternoon yesterday for Coffee Club <3

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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 <3 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.

Garden Picnic! 22 November

After the downpour our morning group experienced for their beach picnic (read about it here! https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/11/22/morning-beach-picnic-22-november/) we were lucky to have the sun back out in time for our afternoon picnic!

Instead of going to the beach we decided to instead relax in the garden at school and enjoy our snacks there!

While the students enjoyed their time in the sunshine I took some natural completely unposed photos of them…

We had a wonderful afternoon enjoying our cheese, crisps and fresh fruit while playing a game of Uno!

 

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.

Lessons in the sun!! 19 October

It was a beautiful sunny day here in Byron Bay on Friday so many of our teachers decided to teach their classes in the glorious sunshine; Serena being one of them!

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Her Elementary class had a fun afternoon playing board games outside to revise what they had learnt that week about verb patterns.

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.

Morning Coffee Club – October 23

Yesterday morning, we gathered outside the student lounge for some morning coffee, Tim Tams, chats and a very fun and informative game of Jenga!

Thankfully, the sun is back, so we really enjoyed sitting outside in the fresh Byron air. We had some good debates over some of the questions put to us by our Jenga blocks…

Serious game faces here… 🙂

Don’t forget to come and find us again next week (every Tuesday at 11.30am and 2pm) outside the student lounge for more of the above and beyond! 🙂

 

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.

 

Coffee Club! 9 October

Summer is definitely on it’s way here in Byron Bay! It was a beautifully warm day so we enjoyed today’s Coffee Club in the sunshine <3

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The Tim Tams had to be eaten very quickly as they were melting in the heat, but luckily the students were happy to help out!

We were all amazed that Sacha has been in Australia one month and this is the first time he’s had Tim Tams?! He now loves them almost as much as the other students and said he’ll be coming back to Coffee Club again next week 🙂

We had lots of fun playing Jenga with questions, until Sacha knocked the tower over and had to do 10 push ups!

 

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.

An afternoon at the beach! 7 August

Yesterday myself and some of our Hiroshima study group students headed to the beach for an afternoon in the sunshine!

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6 of the group wanted to go surfing, so we booked them in with Let’s Go Surfing, and the rest of us went to the beach for a swim!

The weather was a beautiful 22°C and sunny (and this is winter here in Byron)!

The water temperature was a cooler 18°C but the girls didn’t hesitate to get in to play in the waves!

 

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

Byron Lighthouse Walk! 31 July

Yesterday I took a group of our students, including our 11 Hiroshima school students, on the iconic Byron Lighthouse walk!

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We started at Captain Cooks lookout so we could do the full loop and pass some of Byron’s beautiful beaches, including The Pass and Wategos.

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With so much stunning scenery along the way there were plenty of photo opportunities for everyone!

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When we got to the ‘Most Easterly Point of Australia’ we spotted a pod of dolphins who were jumping right out of the waves! It was such an amazing thing to be able to see <3   (If you look very closely you can see them in the pictures below!)

On our walk back down we took the rainforest route and saw a little wallaby hiding in the bushes, as well as lots of brush turkeys that the students were just as excited by!

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It was brilliant afternoon and I’m sure will be a lovely memory of their time 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.

Volleyball! 6 April

Last Friday we headed to one of Byron’s beautiful beaches for a game of Volleyball in the sunshine!

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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.

Lawn Bowls! 1 March

Last week we enjoyed a game of Lawn Bowls in the sunshine!

Simon and Ivan got off to a great start, taking a wide lead…

but Sandro and Danny stepped up their game to claim the lawn bowls championship title!!

Simon did redeem himself with some impressive juggling though…

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.

A snap shot of Friday at Lexis Byron!

It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining and everyone has that Friday feeling at Lexis Byron!

 

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As you can see by the giant smiles on their faces, the students have spent their lunch relaxing and chatting  in the sunshine!

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In the afternoon the General English students have their options classes. They are usually full of lots of fun, games and laughter!

 

This week in Harriett’s Speaking and Writing class the students  discussed famous super stars. The students enjoyed playing the guess who celebrity game. Some students really got into character  using different hats and props!

The class then decided to create their own Lexis English Celebrity talk show!

There was a variety of interviews in the classroom with  super star guests such as Rihanna and Selena Gomez. It was great fun and a great way to practice speaking and listening!

 

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Start of Course BBQ! October 7

To celebrate Week 1 of the coursebook this week, we had a BBQ in the garden for our Lexis students. It was another beautiful, warm day in Byron Bay and a perfect afternoon to relax and enjoy an Aussie sausage sizzle!

 

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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.

Coffee Lounge! September 27

Today we held two sessions of Coffee Lounge at Lexis Byron Bay.

At the morning session, we played a very exciting round of Lexis Jenga, building one of  the biggest towers I have seen!

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The students with the impressive tower shortly before it came tumbling down!

The students answered the questions on each brick they pulled from the tower and learnt many new words and phrases along the way, such as ‘advice‘, ‘regret‘, and ‘speeding ticket‘.

As the tower grew taller and taller, each turn became more difficult. The tower wobbled and threatened to fall many times, and nobody wanted to be the one who made it fall!

Eventually, after almost reaching the limit of how tall a Jenga tower can grow, it came crashing down onto the table. The students celebrated with TimTams!

In the afternoon, we enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather and sat out in the garden. The students chatted amongst themselves and as a group, learning about each other’s culture and their experiences in Australia. Having students from Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, Korea and Japan, there was a lot to share! We learnt that students in Korea study from 7am until 9pm, which shocked everyone at the table! We also discussed the different accents in Australia and other English-speaking countries, the difficulties with getting Student Visas for Australia, and showed the newcomers how to enjoy your coffee by drinking it with a TimTam straw!

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The students enjoyed their coffee in the sunshine!

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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.

Wine Tasting! July 29

This afternoon we soaked up the sun while tasting some delightful Australian wines.

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We tasted wines from all over Australia –  including some from the famous wine regions of Margaret River in Western Australia and the Barossa Valley in South Australia.

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While tasting the wines, we learnt a lot about the different ways to describe the smell and taste of the different varieties, such as the palate, density and aromas. We also compared the different types of wine available in countries across the world and the numerous ways in which they are enjoyed.

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After tasting the six different wines, the favourite was the Shiraz, followed closely by the Rose, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.

 

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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.

Learn to Slackline! July 22

It’s another beautiful day in Byron Bay! This afternoon we enjoyed the warm sunshine while learning how to slackline with Olmo from Balance Revolution.

First we started with a few warm up stretches and exercises to teach us the importance of breathing, focus and a clear mind in slacklining.

Then we were straight up onto the slackline – with the help of Olmo at our side, of course!

After a couple of tries on the slackline, everyone agreed that though it was a challenging activity, it was a lot of fun and worth practicing to improve at it!

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If you want to try it out your self, or continue practicing what you learnt today, you can find Olmo and his slacklines between Main and Clarkes beaches tomorrow!

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Stay tuned next month for another visit from Olmo at the school too!

 

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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.

Cider Tasting! May 25

This afternoon we soaked up the sun out in the garden while tasting ciders.

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We tried apple and pear ciders from all across Australia – from Victoria to Western Australia, Tasmania to South Australia, and even one brewed locally in Byron Bay.

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They all had very different flavours and everyone had a different favourite. Above all, it was a lovely afternoon enjoying great conversation with cool drinks in the sunshine!

 

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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.