It’s the long Easter weekend!! 29 March – 1 April

Happy Easter

It’s the long weekend! Easter Friday (30th March) and Easter Monday (2nd April) are Public Holidays so school will be closed – 4 day weekend!! Yeeeew!!

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Weekend Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

Want to go on a 4WD adventure in paradise?! You can visit one of Australia’s top destinations for a great price, thanks to Lexis’ travel specialist Iain!

There’s 13 people already booked in for the Easter weekend trip to Fraser Island, but still a few spots left if anyone wants to join in the fun!

Leaving at 7am Thursday from outside Happy Travels and arriving back at around 6/7pm on Monday.

If you’re interested speak to Iain when he is at Lexis today (Wednesday) between 12 and 3pm or text / whatsapp him on +61 422 150 756.

 

 

BLUESFEST

bluesfest

The biggest event happening in Byron this weekend is Bluesfest!!

If you haven’t already got tickets use promotional code YOURBF18 for up to 25% tickets! https://www.bluesfest.com.au/tickets/default.aspx?EventID=6

Groupon also have 25% off tickets: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/gl-29th-annual-byron-bay-bluesfest

If you’re not able to get them before they sell out/promo ends, then check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/justticketsnorthernrivers/about/ for people selling their tickets!

Playing schedule: https://www.bluesfest.com.au/pages/?PageID=289

 

GIGS

Gigs

THURSDAY 29
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY FRIEND ZONE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAN HANNAFORD
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8.30PM MICKA SCENE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM QUALITY ST HIP HOP NIGHT
THE RAILS DAN HANNAFORD
BALCONY BAR, BYRON BAY 7PM EMMA WHINE
FRESH, BYRON BAY 4PM STEVE TYSON
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LUKE MORRIS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM DELI
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM FUTURE FAKTORI
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 1

FRIDAY 30
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY P.C. & THE BIFFS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE SWAMPS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 12PM BLUESFEST BUSKERS COMP FINAL, 6PM DJ REIFLEX
BYRON BEACH MARKET 10AM KELLIE KNIGHT & THE DAZE, DIDGERA & DINKUM BOHOS
MARVEL HALL, BYRON BAY 6PM FLOW
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 6PM SARAH GRANT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 730PM THE IMPRINTS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM BEN JANSZ
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM KATIA DEMEESTER
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 2
BANGALOW HOTEL 6PM BILL JACOBI

SATURDAY 31
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY MARSHALL OKELL & THE FRO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY WALLFLOWER MEADOWS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM KIT BRAY
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET RAILWAY PARK 4PM GUY KACHEL
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 3
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM GREG KEW

SUNDAY 1
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY MATTHEW ARMITAGE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY ROMANIACS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LISA HUNT / 8:00PM SUNDAY SAFARI PRESENTS MOTEZ
BYRON THEATRE 8PM PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS
BYRON GOLF CLUB 12PM GREG KEW
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM OKA, GUY KACHEL, JOHN DIXON & RUSSEL BAND
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 5PM JORDAN GRACE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS DJ DANGEROUS
COBRA & FRIENDS
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 4
MONDAY 2
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY DANHANNAFORD
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MESCALITO BLUES
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8PM 4’20 SOUND REGGAE NIGHT
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM REGGAE AFTERPARTY
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 5

 

CINEMA

Cinema

Monday 2nd Apr

Finding Your Feet2:15pm
A Fantastic Woman4:30pm
Ladybird6:30pm
Game Night8:30pm

 

MARKETS

Markets

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

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.

BWT September Weekend Calendar!

Backpackers World Travel have another month of exciting discounted weekend trips for our Lexis students!

These trips are a great way to make the most of your time in Byron and meet new friends!

Don’t miss out on the whale watching tour as this is one of the best months to see them before their migration is over! September is typically the month the whales start heading back to the Antarctic, with their newly born calves in tow! They’re particularly playful as they teach their babies how to breach and tail slap!

See Karina in the Student Lounge on Monday, Wednesdays and Friday at 12.15pm or pop into their store in town to book the below trips and more!

BWT calender

 

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.

BWT June weekend activities!

BWT have some great specials on weekend trips for you!

BWT

Why not have a weekend away with your school friends and all head to the Gold Coast on Saturday the 10th?! It’s $135 including transfers, accommodation, drinks and BBQ!

Another exciting activity for this month…… the whales are here!! Join a whale watching tour for the discounted price of $79 on the 24th!

See Shak in the Student Lounge on Monday, Wednesdays and Friday at 12.15pm or pop into their store in town!

On the 21st of June BWT will also be here doing a Travel Talk for you guys with FREE pizza! Be sure to pop along for travel advice and freebies!

BWT Pizza

 

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.

Backpacker World Travel May Weekend Activities!

Backpacker World Travel (BWT) have another month of weekend specials for our Lexis students!

These activities can be booked through them at any time for any day, but by booking them on the below dates there’s a chance you’ll then be going with other Lexis students, or you can just all book on as one big group!

This weekend starts with a day trip to Nimbin with stops for lunch, a walk around the National Park and a beautiful waterfall!

See the BWT team to book any of the below 🙂

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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.

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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February in Photos!!

February was another fun-filled month here at Lexis Byron Bay!!

As it was the month of love we had a special Valentine’s BBQ and Secret Valentines postbox for the students and teachers to send messages to each-other!

We held our monthly  Table Tennis Tournament with Roman walking away as the February Champion!!

Can he be beaten in the March tournament?!

Aswell as weekly Yoga we also had regular Coffee Lounge, where we enjoyed coffee, Tim Tams, card games and Jenga!

 

Beer Tasting was a very popular Friday activity, for both the morning and afternoon students!

 

The boys and Marta enjoyed a game of competitive game of Soccer in the summer sun, with the winning team cooling down with their prize beers!

For cooking class we made delicious Koala Cupcakes!!

Volleyball was, as always, a great afternoon at the beach!!

We also had another beautiful afternoon at the beach for Cricket!

 

The students created some brilliant designs at Boomerang Painting!

They also displayed their drawing skills with a game of Pictionary!

(I’m positive they didn’t just come for the free pizza!)

We welcomed 43 New Starters!

And sadly said farewell to 47 Graduates!

Looking forward to another great month in March!!!

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.

Goodbye from Megan! 20 December

After nine months in the Activities and Student Services Officer role, I am finishing up at Lexis Byron Bay today. I will be starting a new job, an almost dream job for me, working with animals at a Veterinary clinic in Mullumbimby!

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Thank you to everyone, staff and students, for making this time so amazing! I’ve met such wonderful people from all around the world and I will miss you all.

Claire will be taking over my position and I have no doubt she will do an excellent job and be loved by all the students! Make sure to say hello and introduce yourself when you see her around school and running the activities.

I’ll still be living in the Byron Shire so will be sure to see many of you when I come into Byron Bay for a surf or a beer.

Best wishes to everyone for wherever your studies, work and travel takes you in the future!

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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.