Jewellery Making! October 17th

Thursdays activity was jewellery making!

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This week we had a box full of craft supplies which included a ton of thread, beads, and shells.

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With a little bit of instruction, everyone was free to make what they liked.

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Most people chose to make necklaces, anklets, and bracelets and the results were fantastic. Lovely work everyone!

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Thanks to everyone who made my first activity day a lot of fun. Can’t wait for the next one!

 

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.

Cooking with Chocolate! 6th September

For our Cooking with Chocolate activity on Friday we made delicious Vegan Brownies!

It was a stunning afternoon and many students had all ready left campus to go enjoy the beach..

But that just meant more brownie for those lucky students who were still around!

We all worked as a team, following the below recipe:

  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 200g dark chocolate (dairy free if you want to make it vegan)
  • 170g of self-raising flour
  • 3 heaped teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • 180g golden caster sugar
  • 230ml coconut milk
  • 200g raspberries
  • 200g walnuts

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Grease a square baking tin (roughly 20cm) with a little oil, then line with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the base doesn’t touch the water. Break 150g of chocolate into the bowl and allow it to melt, then set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar. Stir in the oil, milk and melted chocolate until combined.
  4. Chop and stir in the raspberries, remaining chocolate and most of the nuts reserving a few for the top. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle over the remaining walnuts, then place into the hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked on the outside, but still gooey in the middle.
  5. Leave to cool for around 5 minutes, turn out onto a wire cooling rack.

This was a simple recipe to follow that could be easily adapted with different chocolate, nuts or fruit depending on your taste.

After 25 minutes in the oven, our patience had worn thin and we could no longer wait for our chocolate fix. The brownie was still a little bit gooey in the middle, but nobody seemed to mind.  😀

I am all ready looking forward to making these brownies again, they were delicious!

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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.

September Activity Calendar

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

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!

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We have free Yoga with the wonderful Jimmy every Monday at 2pm in Room 8.

We continue our Coffee Club on Tuesday’s at 2pm; join me for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations! If the weather remains beautiful and sunny we will have our first coffee club of the month down the beach. Bring a take away coffee cup and meet in the student kitchen and we can all walk down together 🙂

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day 2-3pm in Room 8 (except Monday’s are in Room 2). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free Guided Meditation on Wednesday morning between 8-8:30am in room 8.

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

 

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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

 

Soccer Match Against BBELS! July 3rd

Yesterday afternoon we had our regular friendly soccer match against Byron Bay English Language School.

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The ground was still a little wet from all the rain we have been having lately but it didn’t stop us from running around and enjoying the beautiful sunshine!

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Our superstar Sagiri turned up just as the game was beginning and scored Lexis’ first goal! Well done Sagiri, we all love your enthusiasm on the field!!

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The second goal was scored by the wonderful Lousie and the third goal was scored by the skilled Nanami!! Woohoooo GIRL POWER!

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We also had the fierce Gabbi on the field defending the ball and Naoki and Dave out there showing us how it is done!!

It was another great game to watch! Well done Lexis!

The final score was 4 – 3 with BBELS winning this game! Our next match will be on Wednesday 17th at 2.30pm!

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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.

May in Photos!

WOW and just like that, it is the end of another month.. What a great month it has been! Here is a look back at all of the fun we have had in May!

The wonderful Suzy taught her last yoga class before going on maternity leave. We welcomed our new teacher Jimmy.

Coffee club continued to make us all laugh every Tuesday.

Alejandro was May’s table tennis champion.. Who will it be in June?

I was so impressed by your artistic skills when we painted pot plants.

I always look forward to our afternoons down at the soccer field.. Also I love the support from everyone that comes down to cheer us on! Next month we will claim the trophy back!

Sushi making was fun.. Thanks to Nana and Ai for saving us from a rice disaster!

We had a wonderful Friday afternoon enjoying the sun and hitting the waves on the body boards!

More artistic talent expressed in boomerang painting!

We all had a great boogie for Salsa and Sangria.

Mmmmmmm and that yummy afternoon we had cooking with chocolate and Hongki and Nana’s fantastic cookies.. HAHAHA

And finally all of the amazing weekend activities thanks to Byron Bay Tour Co. and Happy Travels

Cant wait to see what June has in store!

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.

Its the Weekend! May 17th – 19th

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WEATHER

Weather

SURF

Surf

HAPPY TRAVELS & BRYON BAY TOURING COMPANY

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See Dearne or Mark  to sign up for the weekend trips! They will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into the Happy Travels Store on Jonson Street!

Saturday:

Mullum at Night: Food & Music Festival $20 per person

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Sunday:

Trip to Broad Beach – stopping at Pacific Fair first to go shopping and then enjoying the Blues festival!

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Friday:

 6:00pm Byron Comedy Festival @ Byron Surf Club
 7:00pm Dennis Wilson Band @ Railway Hotel
 8:00pm Love Smith & Billy Bailey @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm Jon J Bradley @ Beach Hotel
 7:00pm Stephen Lovelight @ The Sun
 7:00pm Jez Mead @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Gaspar Sanz + Pure Milk + Sophie Ozard @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm The Celtic Tenors – The Irish Songbook Tour @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Fat Albert @ Beach Hotel
Saturday:
 7:00pm Goodrich @ Railway Hotel
 6:00pm Byron Comedy Festival @ Byron Surf Club
 8:00pm Gonzo, Donny Love & Baby @ Hotel Great Northern
 9:00am Exceptional Life Blueprint @ Byron Theatre
 1:00pm The Tragedy of King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron Theatre
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 7:00pm Nicole Brophy @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Allensworth @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm Jonny Drama @ Beach Hotel
Sunday:
 8:00pm Nick Cunningham @ Hotel Great Northern
 6:00pm Byron Comedy Festival @ Byron Bay Surf Club
 7:00pm The Propellers @ Railway Hotel
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Eva J & Vinnie LaDuce (DJ set) @ Treehouse
 4:00pm EPIC @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm Leigh James @ The SunAdd
 7:00pm Kyle Lionhart @ Byron Bay Brewery
 8:00pm DJ My Happy Place @ Beach Hotel
MARKETS
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CINEMA
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Palace cinema
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Saturday 18th May

Sunday 19th May

 

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.

Easter Coffee Club! April 16th

This week we spiced up Coffee Club with hot cross buns to celebrate Easter!

hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with raisins, currants or chocolate. They are marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally enjoyed on Good Friday. The eating of hot cross buns  marks the end of Lent because they are made with dairy products which are forbidden during this period.

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Talita, our birthday girl enjoyed her first ever hot cross bun! 🙂

It is safe to say everyone enjoyed the hot cross buns, especially warmed up with butter 🙂

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.