November in Photos! 2018

FUN FACES – PORTRAIT DRAWING!

 

BEACH GAMES!

 

SOCCER MATCH!

 

BEER TASTING!

 

HAPPY TRAVELS HAPPY HOUR!

 

BAKING KOALA CUPCAKES!

 

SALSA & SANGRIA!

 

SWEET EXCHANGE!

 

PICNICS!

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

TIE DYE!

 

BODYBOARDING!

 

END OF CAMBRIDGE SAUSAGE SIZZLE!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

HAPPY TRAVELS WEEKEND TRIPS!

 

STUDENT NIGHTS!

 

44 NEW STARTERS!

 

56 GRADUATES!

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.

Sweet Exchange! November 21

Last week we had our fourth Sweet Exchange here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Everyone was encouraged to bake or buy something sweet to bring in on Wednesday. All these delicious treats were then set up in one of classrooms for each of the break times, and everyone had to donate a minimum of $1 to then help themselves to as much sugary goodness as they could manage!!

We had a brilliant variety brought in by students and staff, including cookies, cinnamon scrolls, fresh fruit, vegan brownies, brigadeiros, muffins and of course Tim Tams! Absolutely spoilt for choice!

This was our most successful one yet, with us raising $332 for our two chosen charities!

The two charities we will be donating to were picked by two of our teachers. They both feel very passionately about their chosen charities and each gave a presentation to give us more information about what good are money will do!

Teacher Adrienne chose Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres), who are a non-government funded organisation who assist in conflict zones and areas affected by diseases, providing much needed medical treatment. You can read more about this amazing charity here (or ask Adrienne!): https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Teacher Michelle chose Sugarshine Animal Sanctuary, who provide a peaceful, loving home to animals of all shapes, sizes and personalities! Read more about the wonderful work they do here: https://sugarshinefarm.com.au/

The difference of money in each jar was very small and a lot of the students didn’t want to have to pick one charity, so it was decided that we will split to money evenly, giving them each $166!!

Once again, great work from everyone on supporting these brilliant causes!

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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.

RSPCA Charity Challenge! 30 August

This week our General English classes have been competing to raise the most money for the RSPCA, a charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

The class that raised the most money will be treated to a beach picnic as part of their lesson tomorrow 🙂

The results are now in!!

On Tuesday Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class raised $53 with their chocolate brownies

On Wednesday Mel’s Intermediate class raised $47 with their chocolate chip cookies

Today Paul’s Upper Intermediate class raised $51 with their carrot cakes

Making the total raised so far…$151!

and PRE-INTERMEDIATE the winners of the beach picnic!

We still have one more day left, with it being the Lexis staff bringing in the treats tomorrow! Let’s try and get it to $250 to help the animals ❤

 

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

 

RSPCA Cupcake Day 3 – Upper Intermediate

Day 3 of our Charity Challenge! Last but not least we had Paul’s Upper Intermediate class competing to raise the most money for the RSPCA.

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Having been a pastry chef for 15 years we had high hopes for Paul, and he did not disappoint!

Along with his class he made delicious carrot cakes ❤

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Koko, our homestay co-ordinator, loved them so much she wanted to buy a third but they’d sold out!!

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Well done Upper Intermediate, you’ve raised… $51 to help the animals!!

 

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

 

 

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2 – Intermediate

Today was our Intermediate class’ turn to try and raise the most money for the RSPCA!

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Teacher Mel and her class baked tasty chocolate chip cookies!

One batch was slightly more cooked so they were being sold at the discounted rate of 50 cents, with the soft and gooey batch going for $2.

So far they have raised $44 but there’s still cookies left! Donations welcome until Friday 🙂

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.

RSPCA Cupcake Day 1 – Pre-Intermediate

Today we had the first of our bake sales to raise money for the RSPCA Cupcake Day: https://www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au/

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The RSPCA is a charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. Throughout August they are encouraging people to have a Cupcake Day to raise money to help the animals that come into their care.

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Rather than just the one day, we are having four!! Each of our General English classes will have their own day to raise the most money, with Friday being the turn of Lexis staff!

The class that raises the most money will be treated to a beach picnic as part of their lesson on Friday!

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First up we had Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class, who made delicious brownies and decorated them with pink ribbon and cute dog stickers!

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Well done Pre-Int, you raised $51 so far!! Remember you can still donate until Friday! 🙂

 

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.

Sweet Exchange! 19 April

Last Thursday we had our third successful Sweet Exchange!

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This time our chosen charity was Positive Change for Marine Life. Based in Byron Bay, they have projects in various countries aimed at protecting our oceans and marine life.

We felt this was the perfect charity for us to raise awareness and money for! Everyone here at Lexis Byron loves the ocean, it is one of the main reasons our students pick Byron for their studies, so it’s really important that we are all aware of the impact we are having on it and small changes we can make to stop this.

One of PCFML’s volunteers, Louisa, kindly came in to educate us on all the great things the charity is working on and letting us know what we can do to help.

 

On Thursday all of our students and staff were encouraged to bake or buy something sweet to bring in and share with their school friends and teachers!

All the food was then set up in one of our classrooms ready for break time! Everyone had to donate a minimum of one gold coin ($1 or $2) and could then help themselves to as much cake, biscuits and chocolate as they could eat!

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Judit, one of our lovely students who is very passionate about helping our planet, put some facts on the board detailing the effect us using plastic bags and straws can have on the ocean, and little changes we can do to prevent this.

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We had a excellent variety of food brought in, including muffins, banana bread, Tim Tams, vegan brownies, bannoffee pie, cookies, caramel cake bars, shortbread, brigadeiro and a fruit platter!

Thank you to everyone who brought something in and everyone who donated, we have raised…

$158.70 to help the oceans!

 

If you would like to know more about Positive Change for Marine Life, volunteer or donate more follow this link: https://pcfml.org.au/

They arrange a fortnightly beach clean in Byron you can get involved in, and in the near future we are looking to arrange our own Lexis beach clean!

 

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.