BBELS: activities in August

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Even in the middle of winter Byron Bay is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor and indoor activities. In this month’s activity program you can choose to do many free or discounted activities arranged by Max (our activities manager).

You can choose to do activities at the beach such as dolphin kayaking, volleyball, surf lessons, snorkelling. We have other options for those who want to stay inside such as shopping trips, yoga.

We always try to ensure that our students have a perfect balance of study and fun here at BBELS. If you have any questions about our activities please speak with Max at the activities desk.


What’s cooking goodlooking…

This time it was per-Intermediates chance to have a cooking class.
The students learn new vocabulary for cooking utensils, ingredients and cooking techniques.

More importantly everybody sits down together and enjoys dishes from different countries. It is a great way to learn about a different culture and understand your class mates a little bit better.

Just watch out if the teacher asks you to eat Vegemite!!!

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It is on again, the BBELS BUDDY BBQ, find your buddy, get your tickets and enjoy a yummy free meal at the Cafe.

There is going to be the usual ‘live entertainment’, and by the sounds of the practicing, it is going to be wonderful.

Students often say that the ‘Buddy BBQ’ is one of the things they enjoy most about their time in Byron Bay.



Soccer thrills and spills on Wednesdays!

The BBELS soccer game yesterday was the perfect mix of fun and competition. There was lots of laughter and more than one summersault as each nation showed off their local soccer style.  Max, BBELS enthusiastic and super-friendly Activities Coordinator, tried his best to make everyone look good with his wild kicks to the sides. It was great to see some girls turn up and enjoy the game too. Until next week…hope to see you there!

Elementary’s Cooking Class

There were lovely aromas coming from the kitchen today as the Elementary class cooked up a feast. With lots of different nationalities there were lots of interesting dishes to choose from.

Cooking classes are one of the schools best activities as the students get to use all the vocabulary they have learnt as well as enjoying a wonderful lunch.

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It was an amazing night on Friday night, with one of the biggest buddy nights yet!!!
The band was great with Tom, Michael, Tim and Max playing.

The food was fantastic – thank you Luke at Cafe Oska.

All students are matched with a buddy from another country, that way everyone makes new friends and speaks English.

The BBQ is a free event for all BBELS students.

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Max has been working at BBELS for years now! His most popular afternoon activity is probably beach volleyball and his most awesome trip is Fraser Island. He is Pretty good at Ping Pong and poker as well, so don’t bet against him.

He has an excellent activity schedule for this month. If you have any questions ask Max.


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The Currumbin excursion is probably one of our most popular excursions. The students have a chance to get up close with native Australian animals.
In the education session the students can touch a snake or a lizard. In the park students can feed the kangaroos and wallabies and have their photos taken with a koala.

Currumbin is not a zoo but a wildlife sanctuary so all money goes into looking after injured animals and the park.

The elementary class went there on Wednesday and these were the great photos taken by Oriol.