Hiroshima study group go surfing! 7 August

On Tuesday some of our Hiroshima study group experienced what Byron’s most famous for…surfing!!

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The waves were perfect for beginners and the sun was shining and warm 🙂

They all had a great time and Let’s Go Surfing managed to get everyone standing!

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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.

Teen Activity Programme 2018 – English and Surfing!

We recently had three wonderful TAP students here with us at Lexis Byron!

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The Teen Activity Programme combines English classes with surf lessons, so they really get the best out of their Byron experience!

 

Before they left the boys kindly answered a few questions for us…

What’s the best thing about Lexis Byron?

Sacha: I liked that it’s a small campus, so everyone knows eachother. It’s really easy to talk to people and make new friends.

Theo: It was a really good combination of study, surf and free time! I also really loved my homestay.

Alex: Improving my English! I also really enjoyed the table tennis (Alex came a close second in our July Tournament!).

 

Tell me a bit about your teacher and lessons…

Sacha: All the teachers are really nice. They encourage you to participate and mingle with other students. We played lots of really good games that got us to mix together and get to know eachother.

Theo: I loved my teachers, Paul and Michelle. We would always do activities in class that would get us interacting and speaking with other students.

Alex: My teacher Claudia was very useful and interesting, because of her lessons I am sure I have improved my English.

 

How were your surf lessons and instructors?

Sacha: Really good! Because Theo and I already knew how to surf Let’s Go Surfing gave us private lessons instead of us having to go with the group. They would always take us to where the good waves were, they really knew the best spots each day. They were very kind, friendly, fun and gave good advice. We often had dolphins really close to us when we were surfing, which was an amazing experience.

Theo: Great! The instructors were really good and helped us improve. They always checked where the best waves were first and took us to so many different surf spots over the 4 weeks; Broken Head, Suffolk Park, The Pass, The Wreck, Belongil and Lennox!

Alex: My surf lessons were awesome, even though the waves weren’t really big every day. Dylan and the other instructors do an amazing job.

 

Did you enjoy your homestay experience?

Sacha: Yes, they made me feel welcome and gave me good advice on Byron (Sacha’s homestay father Mark even took him to see how surfboards are made!). I felt well looked after but sometimes wished I was with a family with another teenager, like Theo was.

Theo: I loved it! My host family had 2 boys similar age to me (14 and 17) so I spent every evening with them. They were also the same surfing level as me so we would go out surfing together.

Alex: Awesome! What a family! The Monrows are the nicest people I have met here.

 

What was your favourite thing to do in Byron when you weren’t studying or surfing?

Sacha: Finding good places to eat; there’s lots of reasonably priced places for food. There’s also lots of shops! The lighthouse is really nice, we saw a wallaby there; I always appreciated these moments.

Theo: Hang out with my host family.

Alex: Ride my bicycle in town, or to the top of Byron to see the view, and sometimes do some shopping.

 

What would you say to someone who was thinking about coming to Byron to study?

Sacha: Go and do it! It’s a really good experience. It’s a small town so makes a change from being in the city. All the people are really kind. There’s good food and surf to enjoy!

Theo: It’s a really good school for surfing and studying. Byron is a great location for trying out lots of different surf spots.

Alex: Everyone has to do what they want to do! Byron is best for surfing, but studying at Lexis was still very useful!

 

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

Teen Activity Programme

It’s TAP (Teen Activity Programme) season at Lexis Byron Bay! At this time of year, budding young surfers from all over the world come to join our English and Surfing programme, where they study English in the mornings and have a surf lesson in the afternoons.

Claire, our Student Services and Activities Officer, is amongst the staff members here to welcome them and help them with any questions they may have.

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TAP Surfing Students: Theo, Sacha and Ugo with Claire

We asked Claire to answer the following questions…

  1. What languages do you speak?

Other than English, I speak basic Spanish and French. In the future I would like to try and learn Japanese; so far I can say hello, goodbye and thank you!

 

  1. What countries have you lived in?

I’m from England so lived there most of my life before moving to Australia nearly 4 years ago. I have also lived in Spain (where my dad lives) and worked in Guatemala for 2 months training native speakers for English speaking roles.

 

  1. What do you enjoy most about your job?

The amazing team I get to work with and being part of the student’s journey! We really do have such lovely students who come to Lexis Byron and it’s wonderful to be able to help them and watch their confidence with the language grow. As well as being very rewarding my job is also a lot of fun!

 

  1. What are the most popular things that Junior students in Byron Bay enjoy doing?

Surfing is of course the favourite and Byron is one of the best places in the world for this!

They also enjoy meeting students from other countries and being able to hang out with them at the beach after a morning of studying!

When they’re not surfing or at the beach we also have free afternoon activities they can participate in; with skateboarding, soccer and volleyball being amongst the most popular with the juniors!

  1. What is Byron Bay’s best-kept secret?

Winter is the best time to come to surf! There are far fewer people so it’s much easier to catch your own wave!

 

  1. What is the best advice you could give to juniors and their parents?

Coming to Lexis Byron Bay will be an unforgettable experience they will forever be thankful for!

When they are here they should talk with students from other countries so they can practice their English as much as possible, and have new friends to visit once they return home!

 

 

Thank you for getting to know the staff from Byron Bay! If you are interested in the TAP program or would like for information please head over to our website: https://www.lexisenglish.com/course/teen-activity-program-tap/

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.

July Activity Calendar!

We have another great month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our Lexis students!

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*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8; this will alternate between instructors Stef and Fee each week. Mats provided.

We’ll also continue to have popular activity Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join me in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

On the 4th we have Lawn Bowls, a popular game here in Australia, in the garden!

Kristy will be leading a Meditation on the 5th; come and find your calm and focus in Room 2!

Friday the 6th we have a Tennis Tournament!  This will be at the Tennis Courts (corner of Tennyson and Carlyle Street), but meet at reception at 2pm and we can walk there together 🙂

We have 2 Soccer Matches this month; one against BBELS at the soccer fields on the 11th (meet at reception at 3.30pm) and a Lexis match in the garden on the 27th.

For our cooking activities we have Sushi Making on the 12th and Brazilian Cooking on the 26th!

Volleyball will be at the beach or in the garden on the 13th 🙂 

The July Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 18th. Beer to be won!

We get creative on the 19th Making Dream Catchers; a beautiful decoration, souvenir or gift to take home!

On Friday the 20th we’ll be treating everyone to FREE PIZZA along with some Games!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 25th. This is a great option to give surfing a try and see if you’d like to book on to one of the 2 hour lessons for $50! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

 

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). A teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

                                                      Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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.

Crepe Competition! 31 May

Yesterday we had a Crepe Competition here at Lexis Byron!

We worked in 2 teams to make the crepes, following this simple recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups plain flour

  • A few pinches of salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 4 cups of milk

METHOD
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Blend until smooth. Add a little water and mix to desired consistency. Cover and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

  • Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, pour batter over pan, tilting from side to side so batter covers base in a thin film. Cook pancake for about 1 minute or until underside is golden, then use a spatula to flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden. Repeat with remaining mixture, spraying pan with cooking oil between pancakes.

Then it was time for the really fun part; to make the tastiest, best presented crepe!

The students had plenty of tasty fillings and toppings to choose from; including bananas, honey, whipped cream, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, macadamia nuts, honey coasted cashew nuts, melted chocolate and Nutella!

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Everyone’s creations looked and tasted absolutely delicious, but there could only be one winner…

Well done Alex!!! The winner of a 2 hour surf lesson with Let’s Go surfing!!

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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.

June Activity Calendar!

We have another month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our Lexis students!

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*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

 Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8. Mats provided!

We’ll also continue to have popular activity Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join me in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and conversations!

To start the month we have a Volleyball match! In the garden or at the beach; meet at reception at 2pm.

Flavio will be coming in on the 6th to teach you some Skateboarding skills.

Thursday the 7th we’ll be having an End of Cambridge Sausage Sizzle to say good luck and farewell to our Cambridge students after their 12 weeks of hard work!

On the 8th we have a very exciting Casino afternoon! There will be a poker tournament and roulette! Snacks provided!

Our June Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 13th! Beer to be won so get practicing!

For our cooking activities we have Vegan Cooking on the 14th and Pizza Making on the 27th!

Happy Travels will be hosting a Travel Trivia on the 15th with prizes to be won! Refreshments will be provided.

On the 20th we have a Soccer Match against BBELS! This will be at the sports fields, but meet at reception first at 3.30pm 🙂

We’ll be getting creative with Jewellery Making on the 21st.

Friday the 22nd we have Wine and Cheese Tasting, which is sure to be a popular activity!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 28th. This is a great option to give surfing a try and see if you’d like to book on to one of the 2 hour lessons for $55! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

On the 29th we’ll head to beach for a game of Cricket!

*Monday the 11th the school will be closed for the Queens Birthday; a public holiday here in Australia!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). A teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55!

                                                             Have a brilliant month! 🙂

 

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.

April Activity Calendar!!

Come along to our FREE activities exclusively for our Lexis students! They’re a great way to make new friends, practice your English and have some fun!!

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We continue to have Yoga every Monday 2pm in Room 8, alternating each week between Stef and Fee.

We’ll also continue to have Coffee Club at 2pm on Tuesdays, with the exception of the 24th. Join me in the garden for coffee, Tim Tams and conversations!

On the 4th we have a 1 hour Surf Special for $25. This is a great option to give surfing a try and see if you’d like to book on to one of the 2 hour lessons for $50! Sign up and pay in reception. Pick up time from school is 3pm. Limited spots available so be quick!

Thursday the 5th we’ll be making Sushi in the Student Kitchen 🙂

On the 6th we’ll be heading to the beach for a game of Volleyball! Meet at reception at 2pm.

Flavio will be coming in on the 11th to teach you some Skateboarding skills in the garden!

We’ll be getting creative with Tie Dying on the 12th. Bring a white top or we have a limited number available for $3. Sign up in reception.

We have free Bodyboard and wetsuit hire on the 13th. Meet at reception at 2pm and we’ll head to the beach together!

The April Table Tennis Tournament will be held on the 18th! Get practicing and the beer could be yours!!

On the 19th we will be hosting a Sweet Exchange; everyone is encouraged to bring in something sweet they have either made or bought. You will then be able to try each other’s treats by giving a gold coin donation, this money will then be given to Positive Change for Marine Life. One of their volunteers will be coming in to give you more information on all the great things they do!

We’ll be tasting some Wines and picking our favourites on Friday the 20th. 2pm in the garden / Student Lounge.

We will be having a BBQ for Anzac Day on the 24th, and school will then be closed on Wednesday the 25th for this Public Holiday. On the 26th we will then be making Anzac Cookies and learning about Anzac Day ❤

Friday the 27th we have someone joining us from Byron Bay’s Rugby team to do some practices with you. More details to follow!

 

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). A teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

                                                              Have an amazing month! 🙂

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.