Wine Tasting! 20 April

Last Friday we finished our week off with Wine Tasting!

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We had 6 different wines to try; 2 Whites – Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, a Rose, a sweet Pink Moscato and 2 Reds – Shiraz and Merlot.

After trying each one the students had to guess the flavours and alcohol percentage.

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The Pink Moscato was most people’s favourite until they found out it was only was 5%!

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.

Bodyboarding! 13 April

Byron’s waves aren’t just perfect for surfing, they’re great fun for bodyboarding too!

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On Friday I took a group of students to the beach for free bodyboard hire, courtesy of the wonderful team at Let’s Go Surfing!

 

The weather was glorious and the water beautiful and not too cold, even as we head into winter!

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.

Easter Cooking! 29 March

Last Thursday we made some tasty Easter treats!

This included chocolate brownies with an Easter twist! Once the brownies were nearly ready we took them out the oven and pushed in caramel and malteser chocolate eggs, then put them back in for 5 minutes so they would melt into the brownie!

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Whilst we were waiting for the brownies to cook we also made some chocolate nests!

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These are really simple to make; melt some chocolate in a bowl over boiling water, then add cornflakes! We also added marshmallows and digestives biscuits to ours ūüôā We then popped some M&M eggs on the top to finish off the nest look!

Both were absolutely delicious and between us a lot of chocolate was eaten!

 

Brownie Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 125 g¬†butter
  • 1 1/2 cups¬†caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup¬†cocoa powder
  • 2¬†eggs
  • 1 tsp¬†vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp¬†salt
  • 1 cup¬†plain flour

Recipe

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir in sugar, cocoa, vanilla and salt.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Quickly whisk in eggs.
  • Fold through sifted flour.
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 18 x 28cm slab tin.
  • Bake at 170C for 25-30 minutes.
  • The mixture will seem soft but will harden on cooling.
  • Allow to cool in tin before removing.

For an Easter twist, take the brownie out the oven after 20/25 minutes and push chocolate eggs into it and bake for a further 5 minutes so they can melt into the brownie!

 

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.

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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 ūüôā

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 ‚̧

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!

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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.

Slacklining! 21 March

Yesterday we had Olmo come in for his last Slacklining session!

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Olmo has been working with Lexis for over a year and a half, giving our students a opportunity to try slacklining!

It’s always a fun and challenging activity, and yesterday was no exception!

A group of us headed over to the park to test our balancing skills

I was rather wobbly, much to the students amusements!

Thank you Olmo and good luck with your new adventure in Portugal!

 

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.

Beer Tasting! 16 March

Last Friday’s activity was Beer Tasting!!

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The students had five different beers to try: India Pale Ale (Amanda), Tropical IPA (Sierra Nevada),  Dark Ale (White Rabbit), Lager (Red Stripe) and a Pale Ale (Colonial).

They had a taste of each and then had to guess the flavours, country/state, alcohol percentage and price!

Everyone was very merry by the end , just as they should be on a Friday evening!!

 

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.

Jewellery Making! 7 March!

Today we made beautiful necklaces and bracelets during our Jewellery Making activity!!

I showed some of the students how to make net wrap pendants, but many got creative with their own designs!

We had a selection of shells, beads and stones for the students to use for their creations!

All the results were brilliant and will make a great souvenir or gift from their time in Byron!!

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.