December Activities Calendar!

December’s activity calendar is here!! 🙂 🙂

December Calendar

All activities, except surfing and BWT weekend trips, are FREE and exclusive to our Lexis students!

We start the month with Wine and Cheese Tasting! This will be at 5.30pm in front of school so both our morning and afternoon students can enjoy together!

On the 5th we have Smoothie Club at 11am, where we’ll make some delicious smoothies from fresh fruit, and Coffee Club at 2pm, where we’ll enjoy coffee, Tim Tams and conversations! On the 12th we will have Coffee Club for both morning and afternoon students (11am and 2pm)!

Free Body Board and wetsuit hire will be provided by Let’s Go Surfing on the 6th!

On the 7th we have Tie Dying at 11am and 2pm; bring your own white garment. or purchase a top from us for a small fee, to cover in colourful patterns! A great Byron Bay souvenir!

For sports we have Soccer on the 8th and Volleyball on the 15th (11am and 2pm); both will either be in the garden or at the beach, depending on weather and numbers!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 13th; at 11am and 2pm in the student lounge.

There will be a special 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 14th. Pick up times from school will be 10am and 3pm. Come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

With it being Christmas we have some fun festive activities planned for the week before! Starting with a Christmas themed Coffee Club on the 19th, followed by Christmas Cooking on the 20th and Christmas Decoration Making on the 21st!!

On the 22nd we will be having a Traditional Food Fair & Trivia! Everyone is encouraged to bring in a traditional food dish from their home country! You will then be able to help yourself to as much food as you like by giving a gold coin donation; this money will then be split between two charities (much like the Sweet Exchange we did this month!). More details to follow!

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

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 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.

Vegan Brownies! 9 November

Last week we made Vegan Brownies!

Harriett and myself assisted the students as they worked together to make this vegan friendly desert!

The results were delicious! If you’d like to try yourself at home here’s how:

Ingredients

5 tablespoons sunflower 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 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. Roughly chop and stir in the 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 pecans, 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, and then serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if you’re feeling extra indulgent.

 

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.

Cooking with Bianca!! 11th October

After it’s popularity last month Lexis student and Chef Bianca kindly agreed to host another cooking class for us!

This time she showed us how to make a sweet, simple, quick, cheap, tasty snack!! Everything you could ever want!

She started by giving everyone some fruit to cut (strawberries, kiwis, bananas, berries, and apples), whilst she made a warm mixture of condensed milk, coconut and cream!

We all then went outside and she demonstrated the best way to present and layer our ingredients onto toast, explaining what flavours and colours work well together to make it look good, as well as taste good!

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It was absolutely delicious; so much so that none of us cared that we had nutella all over our faces!! Renata, while enjoying her second, described it as ‘the best day of here life’!

Luckily Bianca loves sharing her passion and knowledge of cooking with others as her fellows students have asked for this to be a regular activity! 🙂 🙂

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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 in Photos!!

Cambridge Welcome Party!

 

Peruvian Cooking!

 

End of Course BBQ!

 

Tie Dye!

 

Volleyball!

 

Table Tennis Tournament!

 

Skateboarding!

 

Beer Tasting!

 

Cooking with Bianca!

 

Slacklining!

 

Soccer Challenge Against SAE!!

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Coffee Lounges!

 

Breakfast Club!

Lots of Surfing!!

 

77 New Starters!

 

17 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.

Student Cooking Class with Chef Bianca!! 27 September

One of our wonderful students, Bianca, kindly led a Cooking Class for some of her fellow Lexis students today!

Bianca studied Nutrition and Gastronomy at University and owned her own restaurant in Brazil where she worked as a Chef. She loves sharing her passion with others so offered to run an activity to teach us how to make quick and healthy toasties on a student budget!

As Bianca was doing the preparation and assigning people jobs she gave us lots of great cooking tips, like the best way to cut, how to tell how an avocado is ripe (it’s not by squeezing them all!) and flavours and textures that work well together.

Our fillings included avocado, mushrooms, tomatoes, scrambled eggs and bocconcini, flavored with lemon, snow pea sprouts, basil and leek!

We all then sat down together to enjoy our delicious creations!

Many of the students asked if Bianca could do this every day, but we’ve settled for one day next month! Thank you so much for sharing your love with us Bianca 🙂

 

 

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.

Peruvian Cooking! 6th September

Today’s activity was Peruvian Cooking!

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Johana, one of our students from Peru, very kindly led the activity and showed us all how to make the popular Peruvian dish Ceviche!

She done a great job of taking lead, giving fellow students jobs and talking to everyone about the dish; thank you Johana!

Although I was a bit apprehensive about eating raw fish, Johana explained to me the lime juice you cover it in actually cooks the fish a bit! I’m really glad I did try it though as it was delicious!!!

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It’s really great having our students share things from their country with us, so if you would like to host an activity to share your culture and/or passion come speak to me 🙂

 

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!!

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

September Calender!

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.