Morning Surf Lesson! 13 December

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Yesterday, we all hit the beach for our surf lesson! It was quite a windy day but there were still plenty waves to catch 🙂 Our lesson was with Let’s Go Surfing and we started out at their shop first, where everyone got their wetsuits. From there, everyone got fitted to the right long board and we headed off to the beach to begin our lesson!

Once everyone was clear on the basic steps, it was time to hit the waves!

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Keep an eye on the Lexis activity calendar to see when we will have our next surf lesson and be sure to sign up at reception! 🙂

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

Morning Sushi Making! 6 December

For yesterday’s morning activity, we ventured into the [delicious] art of sushi making! 🙂

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We started out with our core ingredients of sushi rice, rice wine vinegar, nori seaweed sheets, soy sauce and the all-important bamboo mats – to roll the sushi. For the filling, we had a choice of smoked salmon, tuna, avocado, cucumber, carrots, cream cheese and mayonnaise.

The first thing to do was get the rice cooking – made all the easier by using a special rice cooker! Two of the students took charge of this, while everyone else set to prepping all the delicious fillings. Carrots and cucumbers were peeled and chopped to perfection – in long strips, to fit the long sushi rolls.

When the rice was cooked, it had to be cooled and prepared with the rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt. The rolling mats were prepped using some cling film to cover them – a great tip we got from Koko! 🙂 This makes them easier to use and keeps them clean.

Only one of the group (Nicol) had ever rolled sushi before so it was new to us all. Everyone did an amazing job!

Check out the amazing results!

Sushi perfection 🙂

And the best bit – enjoying it all at the end! 🙂

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.

Morning Table Tennis! 5 December

After a rainy night in the Bay, we had the perfect activity lined up for yesterday – table tennis! Gustavo was ready and waiting when I got to the student lounge and then the girls joined in 🙂

We had some very intense singles games first, followed by a less intense 2-against-1, followed then by a very fun and energetic doubles game (including me!).

 

We have some amazing fun (and FREE!) activities lines up for this month of December —-> (see here) <—- so be sure to sign up at reception and come along for a fun way to meet people and improve your English! 🙂

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.

Morning Coffee Club! 4 December

This morning, we had our first coffee club of not only a new month, but a new season! Summer is finally here! 🙂 It’s a bit cloudy here in Byron today but still beautifully warm, with a soft breeze blowing to keep us cool while we sipped our coffees and played………Jenga!

It was Tassia’s first time to play Jenga so she was super excited! 🙂

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Look at that concentration…

And then it was all over!

We are here for Coffee Club EVERY TUESDAY (11.30am for the afternoon students & 2pm for the morning students) so be sure to join us for some fun chat, games, coffees and Tim Tams! 🙂

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.

Tie Dye! 28 November

We went very retro here at Lexis for last Wednesday’s activity – tie dying!! 🙂

Everyone met promptly at 11.30am at the seating area outside the student lounge, by the garden. The first thing we did was cover all tables with layers of newspaper to avoid any staining. We then laid out the selection of white tops that we provided for anyone who did not have their own. There was a mix of styles (long sleeve, t shirt and vests). Some of the students even decided to customise a little and cut off the sleeves! Here we are, ready to go…

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The inks had to be prepared so some of the students took charge of this, adding water to the colour mix as well as a pinch of salt to stop the colours from fading on the fabric.

We looked at different ways to knot our fabrics and chatted about different designs we could make, using tightly wrapped elastic bands to divide colours and give those white lines and creases. Some people opted for the rolling/twisting method, some wanted vertical stripes, some wanted horizontal stripes, we even had some galaxy inspired designs as well as some free style!

Once that was done – it was time for the ink! 🙂

Things started to look very interesting, colourful and even sculptural…

Once everything was inked up, we then had to place them in air-tight bags, to be left for 24 hours. This was the hardest part as we all reeeeeally wanted to see how they turned out!

Here are a few of the end garments 🙂

 

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.

It’s the Weekend! 30 Nov – 2 Dec

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 30
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 5.30PM MOVEMBER PARTY – DROP  LEGS, ANTY, MAR HAZE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, FERGO & THE BURDEN
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 8PM FEENIXPAWL
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM LUKE MORRIS + GUESTS
BYRON THEATRE 6PM INSPIRE DANCE STUDIO ‘WE CAN FLY’
LONE GOAT GALLERY, BYRON BAY, 6PM ‘THE MAMBO ARTISTS NOW ‘ FEAT MATTHEW MARTIN, DAVID MCKAY, PAUL MCNEIL, JIM MITCHELL, REG MOMBASSA, ROBERT MOORE, JEFF RAGLUS, GERRY WEDD
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, UPSTAIRS 9PM FUTURE FAKTORI
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK, 6PM ELENA B WILLIAMS DUO

SATURDAY 1
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, 9PM COCO REPUBLIC
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MATTHEW ARMITAGE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 9PM LIME CORDIALE
BYRON THEATRE 6PM INSPIRE DANCE STUDIO ‘WE CAN FLY’
PERIWINKLE PRE-SCHOOL, BYRON BAY, 10AM PERIWINKLE CHRISTMAS FAIR
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SUNDAY 2
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 2PM WRITERS AT THE RAILS 7PM CHEYENNE MURPHY
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM JUNGLE FEVER
BYRON THEATRE 5PM ICONIC PRESENTED BY ENCORE PERFORMANCE STUDIO
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC, 2PM JOCK BARNES

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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

 

Saturday 1st December

End of Cambridge & Lexis Students BYO Beach Party & BBQ day!

Secret location…! $35

Sunday 2nd December

Byron Bay Sunday Markets – Live music, awesome food.

Group signup with travel desk. FREE!

 

MARKETS

 

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

CINEMA

Friday 30th Nov

They shall not grow old 11:00am
Boy Erased 1:00pm
First Man 3:15pm
Robin hood 6:00pm
Boy Erased 8:15pm

Saturday 1st Dec

Smallfoot 9:00am
They shall not grow old 11:00am
Boy Erased 1:00pm
First Man 3:15pm
Boy Erased 6:00pm
Robin hood 8:15pm

Sunday 2nd Dec

Smallfoot 9:00am
They shall not grow old 11:00am
Boy Erased 1:00pm
First Man 3:15pm
Boy Erased 6:00pm
Robin hood 8:15pm
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.

Morning Coffee Club – 27 November

It’s a beautiful day here again in Byron Bay and this morning we all gathered for our weekly Lexis Coffee Club! It’s always great to see some new faces and learn more about everyone. It is also a fabulous way to start off the morning – with a coffee in hand to wake us all up 🙂

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We all chatted together, each giving a little bit of information about ourselves and learning new names. Some of this morning’s students have just joined us since yesterday so are new to Byron. What an amazing time of year to come! 🙂

Everyone decided to play Uno and things got a little competitive – especially when Annick had to swap her hand of just a few cards in exchange for a much bigger one!

Coffee Club happens here at Lexis Byron every Tuesday at 11.30am (and 2pm for the morning students). It is a chilled atmosphere and a really fun and easy way to improve your English. Be sure to join us in the garden/student lounge every Tuesday! 🙂

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CHEERS! 🙂

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.