June’s Table Tennis Tournament!

This week we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

The competition started with 8 players in the first round:

Nil VS Cesc: Nil

Juan VS Felipe: Juan

Roman VS Joao: Roman

Felipe PC VS Mauricio: Mauricio

Onto the second round, the winners then making it through to the final were:

Nil VS Juan: Nil

Roman VS Mauricio: Roman

It was a tough final, with Nil putting up a good fight, but once again it was Roman who walked away as champion!!

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May’s Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our May Table Tennis Tournament!

The competition started with 8 players in the first round:

Raphael VS Diego: Diego (11-8)

Felipe C VS Tito: Tito (11-3)

Felipe PC VS Mauricio: Mauricio (11-7)

Angelo VS Roman: Roman (11-6)

As we had an uneven amount of players Roman boldly stepped up to also play against Shogo to secure his place in the the next round!

Roman VS Shogo: Roman (11-9)

Onto the second round, the winners then making it through to the semi- final were:

Deigo VS Tito: Tito (11-6)

Mauricio VS Roman: Roman (11-2)

Meaning the two players battling it out for the title were….

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Roman VS Tito

Tito played a good game but Roman, once again, walked away as our champion, winning 21-11!!

Tito was very gracious in his defeat and said ‘to come second to Roman in this competition is still a great accolade’; which I strongly agree with!

Enjoy your beers Roman 🙂

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April in Photos!

April was another fun month here at Lexis Byron Bay!

With it being the month of Easter we had a few Easter themed activities, including….

Easter Cooking, where we made delicious chocolate nests and choc chip cookies!

Easter BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt!

and an Easter Coffee Lounge with Hot Cross buns!

We also had a few of our regular Coffee Lounges with Tim Tams!

 

Helder won our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

Who will be May’s champion?!

Olmo came in to show you some Slacklining skills!

Lots of you enjoyed Surf Lessons with Let’s Go Surfing, including the Lexis special 1 hour lesson for first timers!

 

Plenty of time was spent at the beach, including an afternoon of Beach Games!

We won against SAE  College in the Soccer Challenge!

Go Team Lexis!

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We welcomed thirteen New Starters!

And sadly said farewell to twenty seven Graduates!

 

We have another great month planned for you in May; check out the activities calendar here: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2017/05/01/may-activity-calendar/

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May Activity Calendar!

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We have another great month of activities planned for you at Lexis Byron Bay 🙂

All activities, except for surfing, are free and at 2pm every day!

We continue to offer Yoga classes every Monday for you to stretch out and relax! This alternates between Stef and Fee each week and will be in Room 8.

Each week on a Tuesday or Wednesday we have the popular activity of Coffee Lounge, or Tim Tam Lounge as a lot of the students like to call it! This is a great way of getting to know other students while playing games and enjoying Australia’s popular chocolate snack!

On the 2nd we have Flavio coming in to teach you how to Skateboard and Olmo coming in on the 25th for Slacklining!

We have a Poker Tournament on the 4th, with beer to be won!

On Friday the 5th everyone can enjoys some beers, with our Beer Tasting session in the garden!

We have two cooking activities this month, starting with Brazilian Cooking on the 10th then Swiss Cooking on the 31st!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 18th. This is after Aprils’ winner Helder leaves us, so who will be crowned our new champion?!

There will be a 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 17th. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

We then have Body Boards hired from Lets Go Surfing on the 26th, so join me down at Main Beach for some fun in the waves!

On the 11th we’ll be getting arty with some Boomerang Painting!

The popular activity of Beach Volleyball will be on the 12th!

We’ll be providing FREE Pizza accompanied with Games on the 19th; this will be a mix of Wii, chess, pictionary and card games, so there will definitely be something to keep everyone entertained!

On the 23rd we’ll be having a Scavenger Hunt around town! Everyone will get into groups and be given a list of things they need to get a picture of; the first group to complete the list gets a prize!

We have our bi – weekly Job Club on the 3rd and 17th. Myself or a teacher will be in Room 8 at 2pm 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. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Don’t forget that you can book your 3-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

                                                        Have an amazing month! 🙂

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April Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

The competition started with 16 players in the first round:

Shogo VS Helder: Helder

Francesco VS Arthur: Arthur

Felipe VS Mauricio: Mauricio

Juan VS Bruno: Bruno

Gabriel VS Tom: Gabriel

Julio VS Mariana: Julio

Tito VS Christian: Tito

Roman VS Pol: Roman

On to the second round, the winners then making it through to the semi- final were:

Helder VS Arthur: Helder

Mauricio VS Bruno: Mauricio

Gabriel VS Julio: Gabriel

Tito VS Roman: Roman

Everyone played amazingly but the winners of the semi-finals were:

Helder VS Mauricio: Helder

Gabriel VS Roman: Roman

Helder took on February’s winner Roman in the final……………..

AND WON!!!

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Making him April’s Table Tennis Champion!!!

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Enjoy your beers 🙂

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Happy Student – Tito!

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Tito is from Switzerland – the small village of Malvaglia. He arrived in Byron Bay 6 months ago and enrolled at Lexis, starting in the Upper Intermediate class. After several months studying General English, he went travelling round Australia in his van, with friends he had met at Lexis. He traveled down the East Coast, into the outback and finally to Sydney, before returning to Byron. He is now knuckling down to study for his Cambridge Advanced Qualification. Tito has become part of the furniture here at Lexis Byron Bay; you will often find him waxing his surfboard, skulking around reception looking for Tim Tams or involved in a heated table tennis match. Tito is a fantastic student and a pleasure to have at school, he is loved by fellow students and teachers alike.

I decided to interview Tito to find out a bit more about his experience here.

Why did you choose Byron Bay?

I chose Byron because I didn’t want to live in a big town with all the hustle and bustle – I wanted to live in a small town – here with the waves I can find peace, enjoying the sunny weather and the fresh sea air. I think I would to define Byron Bay as an open minded and multi-cultural place.

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What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia?

I was a little bit rusty in everything concerning grammar – for this reason it was essential to go on a formal English course. Being here for 6 months, using the language has become natural – I think it is a process which takes time, but you can really see your improvements by being fully immersed in a situation where the use of this language is required.

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Tell me about your teachers and your classes.

I have been enrolled in upper intermediate and then advanced, where I had the opportunity to meet the amazing teachers Claudia and Josie – Claudia is an extremely knowledgeable teacher and I liked her way of explaining a lot of grammar rules which before were difficult for me to understand. Whereas Josie is the most motivating teacher that I have ever had and it’s a great pleasure to learn such a challenging syllabus with a teacher who makes it seem so easy and enjoyable.

What is it like living in our onsite Accommodation?

It’s an extremely comfortable and familiar place to live – there is a very sociable environment, it is very easy to make friends and as soon as you arrive you become part of the onsite family. It is always possible to go out of your room and hang around in the common area, seeing all of your friends. Since my arrival I’ve met a lot of gregarious people with whom I have organised many dinners, for example the Easter Sunday dinner where almost all the residents (50 people) cooked delicious dishes to share in a friendly and pleasant environment. Many students from around the world made different dishes from their home countries. I made a pizza from scratch, inspired by my Swiss Italian heritage – so tasty.

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What is your favourite activity that we run here?

The most attractive activity is undoubtedly the table tennis tournament, where only the student with the best skills can win the title and of course the beer. It is always full of cheering crowds, the competition gets very heated. Romain is better than me, so he usually wins, but I win second place, which is also an impressive accolade. Don’t worry if you think you are not going to win, we will still share the beer with you!

What are your favourite things to do in Byron?

Most days I enjoy spending my time at the beach, surfing, sunbathing and playing beach games such as Frisbee and Volleyball. It is wonderful to live and study right on the beach. I will never forget the time when a dolphin passed right under my surfboard, what a breathtaking moment! I often see dolphins when surfing, during the Summer it is as common as seeing bushturkeys. You also can’t leave Byron without experiencing the nightlife of this delightful town; Sticky Wicket, Lala land, The Rails and of course Cheeky Monkey’s are all lovely pubs/clubs where you can meet local people and share drinks and great discussions with your friends. A warning though: Do not abuse alcohol; otherwise you will pay the consequences the next day at school!

 

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March in Photos!!

Another great month of activities here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Our Cambridge students finished their exams so we had an End of Cambridge Party to celebrate and wish them farewell!

The students enjoyed sushi and a game of soccer in the sun!

We then welcomed our new Cambridge Students with our Cambridge Welcome BBQ!

With another BBQ the following week to celebrate the End of Course!

We had our weekly Coffee Lounges where we enjoyed games of Uno and Jenga (with questions!) accompanied with coffee and tim tams!

Bruno won our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

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Who will be April’s champion?!

Lots of you enjoyed surf lessons with Let’s Go Surfing, including the Lexis special 1 hour lesson for first timers!

Olmo came in to teach us some Slacklining skills!

 

We had a Friday afternoon Wine Tasting session, where the students sampled 6 different wines, naming the Sia Moscato as our favourite!

 

We made our own delicious Sushi for our cooking activity!

 

The students got creative with Boomerang Painting!

 

We welcomed 32 New Starters!

And sadly said farewell to 84 Graduates!

Looking forward to another fun-filled month in April 🙂

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.