What’s on This Week – Activities Calendar! December 16th-20th

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AT RECEPTION!!!

 

Monday – 7:45am Early morning Yoga with Jimmy & Tuesday 5:45pm Afternoon Yoga with Brooklyn. This is a lovely way to start the week. If you can’t make yoga on Monday morning we now have another session on Tuesday! All you need is a towel and some water.

 

Monday – 2pm and Tuesday 11:30am Monday afternoon Coffee Club is new and will allow new starters to properly meet each other and any other students who come along. We usually play Jenga or Uno while enjoying tea, coffee, and a TimTam or two.
Remember this is a great way to practice your English!

Wednesday – Early Morning Meditation with Kristy. This is a guided half-hour meditation which starts at 8am in room 8. Anyone can join, just bring yourself.

Wednesday – Christmas Card Making in the student lounge. Need to send a Christmas card home or to a friend? Everyone loves a hand made card so come along and get creative. Downstairs in the student lounge. 11:30am and 2:00pm.

 

Thursday – Body Boarding at Main Beach! Never tried Body Boarding? Then this is the perfect time for you to do it. Meet at reception then walk down to the beach. All you need is a towel, water, and sunscreen. Boards are supplied by Let’s Go Surfing. 11:30am and 2:00pm

 

Friday – Christmas Party with Salsa and Sangria. Everyone is invited to join in the festive fun on the last day of school. We encourage people to bring a Christmas dish from their own country to share. We will eat, dance, then drink… Easy! 1pm in room 8.

 

 

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.

 

Yoga with Brooklyn! December 10th

We’ve now added a new yoga session to our weekly activities calendar. If you’re unable to make the Monday 7:45am class then you can now try the Tuesday 5:45pm class!
These are free activities that we put on exclusively for our Lexis students.

Tuesday’s class is taught by the lovely Brooklyn and was slow and strong!

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Classroom 4 made the perfect yoga environment and the afternoon light was pretty good too!

 

We love it when students get involved and thanks to everyone who showed up. Hope to see you next week!

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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.

 

Next Weeks Daily Activities! December 2nd – 6th

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AT RECEPTION!!!

Monday – 7:45am Early morning Yoga with Jimmy & Tuesday 5:45pm Afternoon Yoga with Brooklyn. This is a lovely way to start the week. If you can’t make yoga on Monday morning we now have another session on Tuesday! All you need is a towel and some water.

 

Monday 2pm and Tuesday 11:30am Next week we start our new Monday afternoon Coffee Club. This will allow all new starters to properly meet each other and any other students who come along. We usually play Jenga or Uno while enjoying tea, coffee, and a TimTam or two.
Remember this is a great way to practice your English!

 

Wednesday  Early Morning Meditation with Kristy. This is a guided half-hour meditation which starts at 8am in room 8. Anyone can join, just bring yourself.

 

Wednesday – Make a Dream Catcher at 11:30am and 2pm downstairs in the student lounge! Design and make your own dream catcher which is a lovely reminder of your time here in Byron Bay!

 

Thursday Hip Hop Dance at 5.30pm in room 8 with Mina Sangsari! This is such a fun activity where Mina takes you through a series of dance steps and by the end of the class, you will have learned the whole routine!

 

Friday – Wine & Cheese Tasting at 5.30pm in front of the school! This is everyone’s favourite afternoon activity! Come along, sit in the afternoon sun, and try some delicious wine and cheese. What a great way to end the week!!

 

 

 

 

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.

November Activity Calendar!

Check out the November activities calendar we have planned exclusively for the students at Lexis Byron Bay!

There are two activities running everyday.

The morning activity at 11.30am-12.30pm and the afternoon at 2-3pm.

There will be one yoga class on Monday which will be held at 7.45am.

GIL will be from 12-1pm and 2-3pm.

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

Nov activity Calendar

We continue our Coffee Club on Tuesday’s; Join Siobhan or Di for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

Yoga will be held every Monday with teacher Jimmy in room 8 at 7:45. It’s a great way to start the week and it’s free for Lexis students.

Teacher Kristy runs a free Guided Meditation on Wednesday morning (except for 20th) between 8-8:30am in room 8. No experience needed, this group is open for everyone who has ever thought about giving meditation a go. Not only does Kristy guide you through a beautiful mediation, there is time to discuss the benefits and beliefs behind the practice. It is truly a beautiful way to start your day.

Make sure you come in to reception to sign up for the activities or come and see me if you have any questions 🙂

 

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

Meet the Staff – Yoga Teacher Jimmy

Jimmy is our new yoga teacher while our wonderful Suzzi is on maternity leave. He has lived in Byron on and off for the last 3 years. When he is not teaching at Lexis he is teaching classes at Creature Yoga. Jimmy is known for always being the happiest person in the room with the loudest, most contagious laugh. Find out more about Jimmy and his recommendations for your time in Byron bay below and make sure you come along to his free class at 2pm every Monday in Room 8

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Where did you grow up?

I grew up in New Zealand, a small town at the top of the North Island.

Which languages can you speak?

I can speak only English, but can understand some of the Maori language, the indigenous language of New Zealand.

Which countries have you visited?

I have been to India, Guatemala,Nicuarigua, U.S.A, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Fiji, Papa New Gunia, U.K, Holland, Germany and Croatia

What do you love most about teaching yoga?

Seeing people connecting not only with others but with themselves and their breath.

What is your favourite yoga tip?

Find Mula Bandha, it is known as the master key.

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Apart from being a yoga teacher, what else have you always wanted to be?

I used to be a geologist, well still am really, but now I am a yoga teacher I have done the reverse.

Where will we find you at 11pm on a Saturday night?

On most Saturdays I go to a fire ceremony where we chant mantra’s. The ritual is known as Homa, which is Sanskrit for word meaning ritual.

What about 8am on Saturday?

I will most likely be doing my personal yoga practice somewhere in the shire or in the surf.

Tell us something not to miss out in Byron Bay…

Don’t miss out on the Hinterland. Highly recommend walks in Koonyum Range and Mount Jerusalem National Park.

Which is your favourite restaurant/cafe in Byron Bay?

Byron Bay Bahn Mi.

What is your dream holiday destination?

The Shire of Byron, NSW, Australia

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Tell us something we didn’t know..

There are 3 types of rocks, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.

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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.

Suzie’s last yoga class.. May 13th

Our wonderful yoga teacher Suzie taught her final lesson with us today before she goes on maternity leave.

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Thank you Suzie for your beautiful practice every Monday afternoon.

Take care of yourself now and no more lifting heavy boxes!

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We look forward to following your journey and meeting your baby one day soon. All the best, we will miss you!

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Yoga will continue on Monday with another wonderful teacher.

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.

March Activities Calendar!

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

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate. Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing ($25 for the monthly 1 hour special or $55 any day for the 2 hour lesson)!

March Calendar

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

Once a month we have a free Sausage Sizzle for all of our students during the lunch break (12.15pm in front of school); this month it will be on Friday the 29th. We also have an early evening activity one Friday a month so our morning and afternoon students can mingle and enjoy some time together; this month it will be Wine and Cheese Tasting on the 15th!

We have free Yoga every Monday at 2pm and Tuesday at 11am – with Suzie in Room 8.

Every Monday at 11.30am and Tuesday at 2pm we have Coffee Club; join me or Orla for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels March calendar:

https://lexisbyronbay.com/2019/02/26/march-weekend-activities-happy-travels/

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.

Meet Suzie! Lexis’ new Yoga Teacher

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We are delighted to have the fabulous Suzie on board with us as our very own Lexis Yoga Teacher! Our students are really loving her classes each week. If you would like to join, her (free!) classes are every Monday at 2pm and Tuesday at 11am in room 8. 🙂

Here’s a little bit about Suzie…

1. WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
I grew up in a city called Preston it is located North West of England, close to Manchester and Liverpool.


2. HOW MANY LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?
I speak Swedish and little Hebrew. Oh! and English!


3. I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…
When I was younger I wanted to be an actress. As I grew older I wanted to do something that helped people.

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4. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU VISITED?
I have visited many counties but a few that touched my heart are: India, Sweden, Israel, Norway, Central America, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Andaman Island, Nepal, Thailand, Most of Europe…

5. I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW…
I am 18 weeks pregnant! 😀

6. TELL US 5 THINGS WE SHOULDN’T MISS OUT ON WHILE IN AUSTRALIA
– Eat Vegemite
– Visit Western Australia
– Visit vineyards
– Hold a koala bear
– Feed some kangaroos

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7. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN BYRON?
Going to the beach (my favourite is Tallows), sitting at Main Beach and watching the sunset and walking around to check out the street artists.


8. DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
My dream holiday would be to visit the Maldives.


9. TOP TIP FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING JOINING YOUR CLASS?
Don’t be afraid if you have never tried yoga before. We all start at the same place, its just up to us where we take it. If it’s been on your mind to start yoga , that’s your calling to start, nothing is easy in the beginning but with practice its get easier.

 

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

 

 

February Activity Calendar!

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

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate. Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing ($25 for the monthly 1 hour special or $55 any day for the 2 hour lesson)!

February Calendar

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

Once a month we have a free Sausage Sizzle for all of our students during the lunch break (12.15pm in front of school); this month it will be for Valentine’s Day on Thursday the 14th! We also have an early evening activity one Friday a month so our morning and afternoon students can mingle and enjoy some time together; this month it will be Beer Tasting on the 22nd!

We have free Yoga every Monday at 2pm and Tuesday at 11am – with Suzie in Room 8.

Every Monday at 11.30am and Tuesday at 2pm we have Coffee Club; join me or Orla for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels February calendar:

https://lexisbyronbay.com/2019/02/05/happy-travels-february-weekend-activities/

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.

 

December Activity Calendar!

We have some brilliant activities, exclusively for our Lexis students, planned for this festive month!

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate! Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing ($25 for the monthly 1 hour special or $55 any day for the 2 hour lesson)!

Activities

Yoga will continue to be every Monday in Room 8 at 7.45am – 8.45am. This allows everyone to be able to go together and start their mornings with some stretching and relaxation!

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me at 2pm in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversation!

We’ll be making the most of the beautiful weather, and Byron’s beautiful beaches, with a couple of beach activities! First we have Beach Games on the 7th, then Volleyball the following week on the 14th. For our afternoon students these activities will be at 11am instead of 11.30am to allow enough time to get to the beach and back before class. Morning students will remain at 2pm. Meet in reception first 🙂

Our Monthly Table Tennis Tournament returns on the 5th! Get practicing as there is a six pack of beer to be won 🙂

Thursday the 6th we will be making Sushi in the kitchen.

Get creative with Dream Catcher Making on the 12th. A great souvenir to take home or give as a gift!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 13th. 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! Pick ups from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

From the 18th we will be having a Christmas themed week, starting with Christmas Coffee Club, then Christmas Decoration Making on the 19th and Christmas Cooking on the 20th!

On the last day of school before the Christmas break, Friday the 21st, we have a special Christmas Salsa Party! All classes will be in the morning for this day and the party will start at 1pm. Nibbles and drinks will be provided, followed by a hour of Salsa Dancing! (see how much fun we had at our last salsa class: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/11/23/salsa-sangria-16-november/) !!

The school is then closed for Christmas, but we are then all back again on Monday the 31st of December!  We welcome our new Cambridge students this day so will be having a Cambridge Welcome Sausage Sizzle! 12.15pm in front of school – for everyone!

 

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

 

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels November calendar: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/11/28/happy-travels-weekend-activities-december-2018/

 

 

Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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

November Activity Calendar!!

We have another month of brilliant activities planned exclusively for our Lexis students in November!

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate! Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing and tie dye (you can bring your own white top/garment or purchase one from us for $3. All equipment/colours are free)!!

October Calendar

Yoga will continue to be every Monday in Room 8 at 7.45am – 8.45am. This allows everyone to be able to go together and start their mornings with some stretching and relaxation!

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me at 2pm in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

As we are coming into summer we have lots of fun beach activities planned; starting with Beach Games on the 2nd, a Beach Picnic on the 22nd, Volleyball on the 23rd and free Body Board hire on the 29th! For our afternoon students these activities will be at 11am instead of 11.30am to allow enough time to get to the beach and back before class. Morning students will remain at 2pm. Meet in reception first 🙂

To start the month we have Fun Faces! Not to be taken too seriously, you’ll be doing funny portrait drawings of each other that we can all have a good laugh at after (or discover we have some hidden artists!)!!

We have our Big Soccer Match against BBELS on the 7th. This will just be one game at 4pm at the Byron Sports Fields. Sign up in reception and help Lexis remain the Language School Soccer Champions!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 8th. 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! Pick ups from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

We have a couple of activities for our morning and afternoon students to enjoy together, both on a Friday at 5.30pm. There is Beer Tasting on the 9th and Salsa & Sangria on the 16th. Both fun and social activities to get your weekends started with all your Lexis pals!

Wednesday the 14th Happy Travels with be providing free pizza and punch and giving you some travel tips for your time in Oz! This will be at 12.15pm in the student lounge.

On the 15th we will be baking some cute Koala Cupcakes!

On the 21st 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 our chosen charities. More information to follow 🙂

On the 28th we’ll be Tie Dying! A greats memento to take away from your time in Byron Bay! Bring a white top or we have a limited number available for $3. Sign up in reception.

To end the month and the Cambridge courses 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!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

 

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels November calendar: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/10/30/happy-travels-weekend-activities-november-18/

 

Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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

October Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in October!

Now we have moved to two teaching schedules the activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate! Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm.

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing!!

Activities

Yoga will continue to be every Monday in Room 8, but has now moved to 7.45 – 8.45am. This allows everyone to be able to go together and start their mornings with some stretching and relaxation!

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me at 2pm in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

Wednesday the 3rd we’re getting creative with Jewellery Making; come along and make your own necklace or bracelet!

On the 4th we have a Crepe Competition! A range of ingredients (fruit, nuts, chocolate…) will be provided for you to compete to make the best crepe. The winners from the morning and afternoon sessions will each win a free surf lesson!

For our first sporting activity of the month we have Volleyball on the 5th; in the garden or at the beach (meet at reception first).

We have our Big Soccer Match against BBELS on the 10th. This will just be one game at 3.30pm at the Byron Sports Fields. Sign up in reception and help Lexis be the Language School Soccer Champions!

On the 11th we have a Photography Masterclass! Orla and I will be showing you some tips on how to get great photos! There will be a prize for the best one 🙂

Friday the 12th we have a Casino evening! This will be at 5.30pm so everyone can enjoy together. There will be snacks and a prize for the poker winner!

On the 17th we’ll be getting arty with Boomerang Painting!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 18th. 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! Pick ups from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

We then have another activity for everyone to enjoy together at 5.30pm…Wine and Cheese Tasting on Friday the 19th!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 24th! Beer to be won!

On the 25th we’ll be making Paella for our Spanish Cooking activity!

We have free Bodyboard and wetsuit hire for you on the 26th. Meet at reception at 11.30am or 2pm.

Halloween is on the 31st and we’ll be having a free Sausage Sizzle at 12.15pm in front of school. There will be prizes for the best fancy dress, so start thinking of an outfit!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

                                                      Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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

September Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in September! All activities are free except for surfing and didgeridoo lessons.

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English, and of course have fun!!

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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. Stretch out and relax to get your week started! Mats provided.

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

For sports we have Lawn Bowls on the 5thCricket (accompanied with strawberries and cream!) on the 7thSoccer on the 14th and Volleyball on the 21st!

On the 6th we have Korean Cooking in the kitchen.

Monday the 10th we welcome our new Cambridge students with a Sausage Sizzle! Free food for all 🙂

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 12th. 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!

We’ll being getting creative Making Dream Catchers on the 13th.

Wednesday the 19th Happy Travels with be providing free pizza and punch and giving you some travel tips for your time in Oz!

We are offering a Didgeridoo Lesson on the 20th! Cost is $5 per person and spots are limited so sign up in reception asap.

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 26th! Beer to be won!

On the 27th we’ll be Making Bags from old T-Shirts! You’ll get some great tips on how to be more environmentally friendly <3

Friday the 28th we have Beer Tasting! Come get your weekend started at 2pm in the student lounge!

 

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! Lessons are at 9am, 2pm and 3.30pm every day.

                                                      Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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

August Activity Calendar!

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

Activity Calendar

*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. Stretch out and relax to get your week started! Mats provided.

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club weekly. This will be on Tuesdays, except the week of the 6th when it is on the Thursday (9th). Join me in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

To start the month we are offering a Didgeridoo Lesson! This is the only activity (except surf lessons) that isn’t free. Cost is $10 per person and spots are limited so sign up in reception asap!

For sports we have Volleyball (at the beach) on the 2nd, Cricket (at the beach) on the 7th and Soccer (in the garden or at the beach) on the 30th!

Friday the 3rd we have Aussie Food Tasting! Come try some popular Australian snacks, including Tim Tams, Vegemite and Lamingtons!

We’ll being getting creative with Boomerang Painting on the 8th and Jewellery Making on the 16th!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 15th! Beer to be won!

We’ll be treating you to FREE FOOD on the 10th with a Sausage Sizzle, and then Pizza & Games on the 17th!

On the 22nd teacher Michelle will be doing a Cooking with Chocolate activity!

Kristy will be leading a Meditation on the 23rd; come and find your calm and focus in Room 2!

Teacher Paul will be leading a Pool Tournament on the 24th. Sign up in reception!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 29th. 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!

On the 31st we will be encouraging everyone to bake cupcakes to raise money for the RSPCA (https://rspca.org.au/). We will then be selling them in Room 8 to raise money to help the animals! More details will follow closer the time 🙂

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 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.

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 <3

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.

March Activity Calendar!

Come along to our FREE activities (excluding surfing) 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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From the 19th of March everyone will be studying in the morning, so activities will then just be once a day! Normally at 2pm, unless started otherwise 🙂

We continue to have Yoga every Monday at 11am (until the 19th of March) and 2pm in Room 8.

We’ll also continue to have Coffee Club weekly at 11am (until the 19th) and 2pm. Join me in the garden for coffee, Tim Tams and games! On the 27th we’ll be having an Easter Coffee Club with hot cross buns and Easter themed games!

For the first day of March we have Lawn Bowls, a popular Australian pastime! Join me in the garden at 11am or 2pm!

Then on Friday we have the 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 split between two charities: Golden Oldies Animal Rescue and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. Eating sweets for a good cause?! This will be in Room 8 during your break times: 10.30am and 3.30pm.

On the 7th we’ll be getting creative and making some beautiful Jewellery! 11am and 2pm in the Student Lounge.

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 will be on the 8th; sign up and pay in reception. Pick up times from school are 10am and 3pm 🙂 Limited spots available so be quick!

Friday the 9th we’ll be heading to the beach for a game of Volleyball! 11am and 2pm; meet at school first.

The March Table Tennis Tournament will be held on the 14th! Get practicing and the beer could be yours!!

We sadly say goodbye to our Cambridge students so on the 15th we’ll be having a Sausage Sizzle to wish them farewell. Free lunch for everyone!!

The farewell/celebrations continue with Beer Tasting on the 16th. This will be at 5.30pm in front of school so everyone can enjoy together!

Olmo will be coming in on the 21st to teach you how to Slackline! This is when we switch to one schedule, so he will be here at 2pm only.

On the 22nd we have Clothes Swap ‘N’ Style! Bring in an item of clothing that you can then either swap with another student or upcycle! We will have accessories and materials available for you to get creative and transform your old clothes into something new!

We’ll be having a game of Cricket at the beach on the 23rd! 2pm; meet at reception first.

On the 28th we have a Soccer Match against Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS)! This will be 3.30pm at the sports fields. Meet at reception at 3pm if you are not sure how to get there! Sign up in reception 🙂

To celebrate Easter we will be making some tasty treats with our Easter Cooking activity on the 29th! 2pm in the Kitchen.

We will be closed on Friday the 30th for Easter Friday. Speak to Happy Travels about trips you can book onto for the long weekend (we will also be closed Monday the 2nd of April for Easter Monday – 4 day weekend)!

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). Myself or 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 12-1pm (until the 19th) and 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.

January’s Activity Calendar!!

January’s FREE (excluding surfing and BWT trips!) activities exclusively for our Lexis                                                                       Byron Bay students 🙂

January Activities

We have Yoga every Monday at 11am and 2pm in Room 8.

To start the month (and year!) we have a Sausage Sizzle to welcome our new students and welcome back our existing Lexis students!

On the 4th we have a Poker Tournament with beer to be won! 11am and 2pm in the student lounge.

Friday the 5th we have free Bodyboard and wetsuit hire, courtesy of Let’s Go Surfing! Meet at reception first and we’ll head down to the beach together!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for just $20 will be on the 10th; sign up and pay in reception. Pick up times from school are 10am and 3pm 🙂

On the 11th we will be cooking a delicious Vegan recipe! 11am and 2pm in the kitchen.

Volleyball will be on the 12th at 11am and 2pm; either in the garden or at the beach, meet at reception first.

The January Table Tennis Tournament will be held on the 17th! Can Brice be beaten?! Beer to be won!

We’ll be getting artistic with Boomerang Painting on the 18th and and crafty with Jewellery Making on the 24th!

Friday the 19th we will be sampling some Beers! This will be at 5.30pm so morning and afternoon classes can enjoy a few drinks together!

Olmo will be coming in on the 25th to teach you how to Slackline! This will be at the park so please sign up and meet in reception first.

The school is closed on Friday the 26th for Australia Day!!

On the 31st we’ll have some tasty treats to enjoy at our Beach Picnic!

We continue to have Coffee Club weekly at 2pm, and for our morning students we have a mix of Breakfast Club, Smoothie Club and Coffee Club!

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). Myself or 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 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). 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!

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

 Have a great 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.

October Activities Calendar!!

We have another great month of activities planned for our Lexis Byron Bay students!!

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We start the month with a Pizza Party on the 3rd!! At 12.15pm we’ll be providing free pizza for all our students to enjoy!

On the 4th we then have the new activity of making your own Dream Catcher!! This will run at 11am and 2pm in the Student Lounge.

We then have our monthly Table Tennis Tournament on the 5th at 2pm!! For afternoon students we have a trip to the Farmers Market at 9am on this day, and also on the 26th!

We end the week with Body Boarding! Meet at reception at 11am or 2pm and we’ll head down to the beach together for your free board hire!

On the 9th we have a special Upcycling with Adrienne for our morning activity at 11am. Bring along an old piece of clothing you no longer wear and Adrienne will help you make it into something new you would wear!! For our morning students we have Yoga at 2pm in Room 8.

For our afternoon students they will have their Yoga class for this week on the 11th with Fee; 11am in Room 8.

After the success of this months, we have another Cooking with Bianca activity on the 11th at 2pm; this time it will be sweet snacks!

On the 12th we have Alba coming in to teach you how to Flamenco dance! This will be at 5.30pm so all our students can enjoy this activity together!

We have a Volleyball match at 11am and 2pm on the 13th; either at the beach or in the garden!

The following Monday, the 16th, we go back to having both our 11am and 2pm Yoga sessions on the Monday until the end of the month; in Room 8.

Sample some wines with Wine Tasting on the 18th; 2pm and 5.30pm in the Student Lounge!

We’ll be showing more of our creative sides on the 19th with Boomerang Painting; at 11am and 2pm in the Student Lounge.

On the 20th we have a Beach Picnic for our afternoon students (at 11am) and Cricket for our morning students (2pm at the beach or in the garden)!

Olmo will be coming in on the 24th for Slacklining at 2pm!

There will be a special 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 25th. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

We have a Soccer match at 11am and 2pm on the 27th; in the garden or at the beach.

For Halloween we will be having a BBQ on the 31st. Everyone is encouraged to come to school in Fancy Dress and there will be prizes for the best outfit! This will be at 12.15pm in front of school.

Once a week we will continue to have Coffee Lounge (Tim Tam Lounge!) for our morning students at 2pm, and for our afternoon students we are introducing Breakfast Club at 11am (days vary each week)!

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). Myself or 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 12-1pm and 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!

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

 

      Have an awesome 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.

September Activity Calendar!!

September sees another great month of FREE activities for our students!

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We start the month and end the week with Body Boarding! Meet at reception at 2pm and we’ll head down to the beach together for your free board hire!

On the 4th our new Cambridge course starts, so this calls for a Welcome Party!! We’ll be supplying pizza and drinks for everyone to enjoy in the garden!

We have another celebration at the end of the week, with our End of Course BBQ on the 8th!

We have a couple of cooking activities where 2 of our students will be sharing their passion with you! The first one is with Johana who will be teaching us to make the popular Peruvian dish Ceviche on the 6th. We then have Bianca showing us some Simple, Healthy and Cheap Cooking options for student life on the 27th!

After it’s popularity last month we’ll be doing another Tie Dye activity on the 13th! As we’ll have a lot more students this time round we ask that you please bring your own white garment or buy a top from us for $3! It’s great memorabilia of Byron Bay and your time at Lexis!

On the 21st we have Flavio coming in to teach some Skateboarding skills (for all levels!), and then Olmo the following week on the 28th for Slacklining! Both will be in the garden, no sign up required!

For our sports activities we have Cricket on the 7th and Volleyball on the 15th. Both will be in the garden or at beach depending on numbers and preference!

Our biggest sporting event will be the Soccer Challenge against SAE college on the 29th!  We are the current champions so help us hold onto this title by signing up and competing for Lexis! This will be at Byron Bay Sports Fields at 3pm. Sign up at reception, kit (top) will be provided!

There will be a special 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 14th. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 20th.

On Friday the 22nd we’ll be Beer Tasting in the garden to get the weekend started!

We continue to have our Yoga classes every Monday, except the 4th because of the party!

We also continue the much loved activity of Coffee Lounge (Tim Tam Lounge!); every Tuesday in the garden we’ll sit down for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). Myself or 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. 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!

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

                                                          Have an amazing month! 🙂

 

For BWT weekend activities click here: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2017/08/28/bwt-september-weekend-calendar/

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.

August Activity Calendar!

Lexis Byron Bay has another great month of FREE activities for our students!!

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We have a few of our popular favourites on there and also some brand new activities!

Yoga classes on Mondays will continue;  alternating between Stef and Fee each week, in Room 8.

Each week we have Coffee Lounge on Tuesday or Wednesday; most popular for the Tim Tams but also a fun way to practice English and make new friends!

Due to high demand we will be having a cooking activity EVERY week for the month of August! This starts with Pizza Making on the 2nd, followed by Spanish Tapas Making on the 10th, a Crepe Competition on the 16th and finishing with Mexican Cooking on the 24th!

To start the weekends we have some great Friday activities; beginning with Volleyball on the 4th, Cider Tasting on the 11th, Pizza and Games on the 18th and the new activity of Lawn Bowls on the 25th!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament to find August’s champion is on the 8th! Can Bruno be beaten?!

 Flavio will be coming in on the 17th to teach some more Skateboarding skills!

To get creative we have Tie Dye on the 3rd; FREE top included but only 10 spots available so come sign up with me in reception quick (or you can bring your own white top and still participate)! Also Boomerang Painting on the 30th!

To end the month we have a Poker Tournament on the 31st with beer to be won!

We have our 1 hour Surf Lesson special for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 22nd. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this! You can also book a 3 hour lesson any day for just $50!

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.

Weekly Job Club is on Wednesdays with GIL in Room 8. Myself or 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!

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!

BWT also have some great weekends trips for you to book. See Shak at the travel desk in the Student Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12.15pm to book!

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Have a fantastic month!!! 🙂

 

 

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 – Sakiko!

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Sakiko is 24 years old and she is from Kochi, a small town in rural Japan. She studied law at Kobe University and came straight to Australia after she graduated. She arrived in Byron Bay in June 2016 and has been at Lexis for an incredible here for 52 weeks! I interviewed Sakiko on her last day of school to find out about the remarkable year she has had.

Why did you choose Byron Bay?

While I was at University I was living in a big city, it was very crowded and busy for me. I wanted to live somewhere quiet and peaceful. My agent recommended Byron Bay to me and it is exactly what I wanted. Also I love yoga; I practised it in Japan for many years. Yoga is a big part of life in Byron, I practice yoga 3 or 4 times every week here.

Byron is a great place to come if you don’t know anybody. If you go to a big place it is hard to meet people but Byron is community so it is a good opportunity to speak with local people – it has a very friendly atmosphere here, everyone is happy to talk to you.

 

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

I found listening and speaking the most difficult – I think most Japanese have this problem. We don’t have speaking practise in class at school in Japan so I was not used to speaking. On my first day I couldn’t understand everything, even though everyone was speaking slowly, I just guessed what they were saying.  I did not feel ready to speak English yet, I’m afraid to make mistakes when I spoke. After 1 month and 2 months when I made a lot of friends from different places they really influenced me. Especially my Brazilian friends because I saw that they were not scared to make mistakes. I asked them once: ‘you don’t care about making mistakes?’ but they said ‘no I don’t care, I just speak.’ That was a really good lesson to learn.

 

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Tell me about your teachers and your classes.

I started in Intermediate class. I studied a lot of English to enter University, and my grammar was good. I have had so many great teachers. Paul is my favourite teacher because he is so interesting and he always makes us laugh. He taught me pronunciation, how English and Japanese are so different because of emphasis and intonation. It was very hard, I almost gave up, but he never gave up to teach me!

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One lesson we went to Byron Bay farmers market (we have this once a week in Byron, in the mornings, we can buy local products: fresh vegetables, fruits etc. It’s a great community atmosphere.) Here we interviewed the people working in the market. I was nervous but they are so kind to us, even though we were still learning. It was great because I often go to the farmers market but I don’t often have the chance to communicate with the producers about the local produce.

 

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What was your favourite activity?

Yoga was my favourite activity. Every Monday at school there is free yoga and I went every week for a year. I think I improved my yoga a lot. I also tried a lot of new activities, like surfing, skate boarding, slack-lining, cooking (we made koala cupcakes). They were very sweet for me but I enjoyed decorating them.

 

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Tell me about your accommodation.

My first 6 weeks I was in homestay accommodation, staying with Gill and John. They were so kind. I was nervous about living with them, but on my first day they took me around Byron Bay, to lots of places. We went up to the lighthouse and to different beaches. We had lots of BBQs at the house and we baked cookies.

Afterwards I find a share house on Gumtree. It takes my five minutes to get to school on foot. At the moment with 2 Australian people, this has helped me to learn English. My host is very kind and speaks slowly and explains what words mean to me and this really helped my English improve.

 

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What are your favourite things to do in Byron?

After I took a surf lesson, I decided to buy a surf board. During the Summer I surfed almost every day. It’s a good life, study and then go to surf. I think I got a bit better and I enjoyed it. I would meet up with my friends at the beach to surf.

 

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I also enjoy going up to lighthouse to see the sunrise. It is the most Easterly point of Australia and the view is amazing. The view always changes as the seasons change. One morning I met my friends at 4:30 am and we walked up in the dark and the stars were beautiful.

 

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I also love yoga here. It is very different to Japan, it seems more difficult and there is more variety of lessons. I can chose which I want to do depending on the condition of my body.

What is your most magical moment in Byron?

While I was doing the light house walk in the morning I saw whales and dolphins. One time I saw many dolphins very close to us on the walk. I was able to take this amazing picture:

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What is your advice for people who are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?

You should come here, all the teachers are very kind and there are good quality lessons that are interesting and never boring. It is a very small school here so it is easy for everyone to get to know each other. March was my favourite month, because it is not too hot but the Sun is still out and it is not so crowded here. Winter is also good here, the sky is clear and bright but it is not too hot, you can see beautiful sunrises!

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What are you going to do now?

I have 3 weeks holidays now before I move to Lexis Perth. Tomorrow I am going to travel in New Zealand for 1 week. After New Zealand my sister will come here to visit in Byron Bay. Then I am going to do the Gold Coast marathon with my sister. I have heard it is a good route, around the beach but very flat. It is going to be a very challenging event in my life but I like to try new challenges. I am a little but worried about that but also excited. I will study in Perth for 3 weeks and then go home back to Japan. When I go home I think I will look for a job. I would like to live one more year in Australia or New Zealand, I want more opportunity to use English and communicate with English speakers. In Japan I would love to do an international job that involves using English and possibly working with sports, for example I would love to have a job related to the Japanese Olympics in Tokyo 2020.

 Good luck with your marathon and your travels Sakiko, you will be missed here at Lexis Byron Bay!

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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.

April Activity Calendar!!

April Calender

We have another month of exciting activities planned for our Lexis students!

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef or Fee in Room 8 from 2:15 to 3:15.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we alternate the popular activity of Coffee Lounge, which gives students the chance to get to know each other while practicing English with fun activities such as Jenga and Uno! Tim tams are plentiful, and on the 12th we will have a special Easter coffee lounge with hot cross buns, and on the 26th we will have Anzac cookies to commemorate Anzac day which is on the 25th (school will be closed this day).

We have Flavio coming in on the 4th to teach you how to Skateboard and Olmo coming in on the 27th for Slacklining!

On the 6th we will have a Poker Tournament, with beer to be won!

We have the popular activity of Beach Volleyball on the 21st.

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 20th. Last months winner, Bruno, has now left so it’s time to find our new champion!!

There will be a 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 19th. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

On the 28th we have a Soccer Challenge against SAE college! This will be at Byron Bay Sports Fields at 3pm. Come compete for your school and make us winners! Sign up at reception, kit will be provided!

With it being Easter we have some Easter Cooking on the 11th and an Easter BBQ on the 13th!

Please be aware the school will be closed for the public holidays; Good Friday on the 14th, Easter Monday on the 17th and Anzac Day on the 25th!

Backpacker World Travel will be doing a Travel Fair in the student lounge on the 7th, with special travel deals for you all!

We have our bi – weekly Job Club on the 5th and 19th. 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 a great month! 🙂

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.

January in Photos!

We had an awesome month of activities in January here at Lexis Byron Bay!

We started the year with a BBQ to welcome all our new students; 8 starting General English and 25 for the Cambridge Course!

We held our monthly  Table Tennis Tournament with Thomas walking away as the January Champion!!

Who will be February’s champion?!

 

Flavio came in to teach us how to Skateboard!

 

We also learnt how to Slackline from Olmo!