Morning Surf Lesson! January 9th

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This morning we all set off at 10am for our first surf lesson of 2019! 😀

The class booked out quickly, with only 8 available spaces per lesson (so make sure to book early next time to avoid missing out!). The small numbers mean that lots of expert help is available for everyone from our pro instructor, Blake, from Lets Go Surfing.

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Everyone got sorted with their wet suits, boards and sun cream (don’t be fooled by the clouds, it was very, very hot out there!!). Two of our group had tried surfing before but to everyone else, it was a first time experience. Blake took them through all the safety info first, followed by his many surf tips.

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Everyone ready to go 🙂

The sea was pretty rough today but everyone seemed to catch waves pretty quickly, with Silas standing up on his board almost immediately!

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Nice one, Silas! 🙂

We have a surf lesson for our Lexis students every month, so be sure to check our activities calendar regularly and book early for our next lesson! 🙂

 

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.

December in Photos!

SUSHI MAKING!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

 

MAKE A DREAM CATCHER!

 

SURFING!

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAKING!

 

CHRISTMAS COOKING!

 

CHRISTMAS SALSA PARTY!

 

CAMBRIDGE WELCOME PIZZA!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

LESSONS!

 

STUDENT NIGHTS!

 

HAPPY TRAVELS BYRON TOUR!

 

39 NEW STARTERS!

 

34 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.

January Activity Calendar!

We have another great month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our LEXIS students!

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate. Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing ($25 for the monthly 1 hour special or $55 any day for the 2 hour lesson)!

January Calendar

To welcome our new Cambridge students (as well as our new General English students and also welcome back our returning students!) we will be treating you all to FREE PIZZA! This will be in front of school during the lunch break (12.15pm) on December the 31st.

We are then closed on Tuesday the 1st for New Years Day (so you can all recover from your celebrations!) and then start off the new year with our popular Coffee Club on Wednesday the 2nd! Coffee Club will then be every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me (Claire) at 2pm for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

Monday the 7th we have another big group of new starters so will be having a Sausage Sizzle for the whole school to enjoy together and meet some new friends! This will be at 12.15pm in front of school. Another free lunch on us!

From Monday the 14th we will start to have Yoga twice a day, at 11.30am and 2pm in Room 8.

Our first cooking activity of the month is Brazilian Cooking on the 3rd, where we’ll be making delicious brigadeiros, and then on the 17th we have Mexican Cooking, where we’ll be making tasty enchiladas and tacos!

As the beautiful summer weather continues we have some fun beach activities planned throughout the month: Volleyball on the 4th, Beach Games on the 18th, Body Boarding on the 24th and a Beach Picnic on the 30th.

For competitions we have our monthly Table Tennis Tournament on the 16th and a Soccer Match on the 23rd.

We’ll be getting arty, crafty and creative with Boomerang Painting on the 10th and Jewellery Making on the 31st.

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 9th. 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 $55! Sign up and pay in reception. Picks up from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Limited spots available so be quick!

We will be having a couple of Friday evening activities so both our morning and afternoon students can enjoy together. This starts with Casino Royale on the 11th and then Wine Tasting on the 25th; both at 5.30pm.

School will be closed for another Public Holiday on Monday the 28th. This time for Australia Day!

 

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels January calendar:

https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/12/27/happy-travels-weekend-activities-january-2019/

 

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.

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

November Activity Calendar!!

We have another month of brilliant activities planned exclusively for our Lexis students in November!

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate! Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing and tie dye (you can bring your own white top/garment or purchase one from us for $3. All equipment/colours are free)!!

October Calendar

Yoga will continue to be every Monday in Room 8 at 7.45am – 8.45am. This allows everyone to be able to go together and start their mornings with some stretching and relaxation!

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me at 2pm in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

As we are coming into summer we have lots of fun beach activities planned; starting with Beach Games on the 2nd, a Beach Picnic on the 22nd, Volleyball on the 23rd and free Body Board hire on the 29th! For our afternoon students these activities will be at 11am instead of 11.30am to allow enough time to get to the beach and back before class. Morning students will remain at 2pm. Meet in reception first 🙂

To start the month we have Fun Faces! Not to be taken too seriously, you’ll be doing funny portrait drawings of each other that we can all have a good laugh at after (or discover we have some hidden artists!)!!

We have our Big Soccer Match against BBELS on the 7th. This will just be one game at 4pm at the Byron Sports Fields. Sign up in reception and help Lexis remain the Language School Soccer Champions!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 8th. 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 $55! Pick ups from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

We have a couple of activities for our morning and afternoon students to enjoy together, both on a Friday at 5.30pm. There is Beer Tasting on the 9th and Salsa & Sangria on the 16th. Both fun and social activities to get your weekends started with all your Lexis pals!

Wednesday the 14th Happy Travels with be providing free pizza and punch and giving you some travel tips for your time in Oz! This will be at 12.15pm in the student lounge.

On the 15th we will be baking some cute Koala Cupcakes!

On the 21st 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 our chosen charities. More information to follow 🙂

On the 28th we’ll be Tie Dying! A greats memento to take away from your time in Byron Bay! Bring a white top or we have a limited number available for $3. Sign up in reception.

To end the month and the Cambridge courses we’ll be having an End of Cambridge Sausage Sizzle to say good luck and farewell to our Cambridge students after their 12 weeks of hard work!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

 

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels November calendar: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/10/30/happy-travels-weekend-activities-november-18/

 

Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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

Afternoon Crepe Competition! 4 October

Yesterday we had a morning and afternoon Crepe Competition!

I (Claire) was the judge of the afternoon and had a very hard decision on my hands!

The students split into three groups to make the crepes, following this simple recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups plain flour

  • A few pinches of salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 4 cups of milk

METHOD
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Blend until smooth. Add a little water and mix to desired consistency. Cover and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

  • Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, pour batter over pan, tilting from side to side so batter covers base in a thin film. Cook pancake for about 1 minute or until underside is golden, then use a spatula to flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden. Repeat with remaining mixture, spraying pan with cooking oil between pancakes.

Eric showed off some very impressive flipping skills!

The teamwork was then over as they competed against eachother to present me with the best crepe!

They had plenty of tasty fillings and toppings to choose from; blueberries, bananas, honey, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate sprinkles, nuts, melted chocolate and Nutella!

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They all looked delicious but two really stood out as the best…

Eric had taken a lot of time and care to produce this wonderfully presented restaurant worthy creation…

and Lorene came up with the clever idea of mixing food colour into the batter to make this creative design that was then also beautifully presented…

As there was only one surf lesson to give away they decided to split the cost of a lesson so they can then go together! We gave them some Tim Tams to share as well; as if they hadn’t already had enough sugar for the day!!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

October Activity Calendar!

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

Now we have moved to two teaching schedules the activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate! Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm.

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing!!

Activities

Yoga will continue to be every Monday in Room 8, but has now moved to 7.45 – 8.45am. This allows everyone to be able to go together and start their mornings with some stretching and relaxation!

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me at 2pm in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

Wednesday the 3rd we’re getting creative with Jewellery Making; come along and make your own necklace or bracelet!

On the 4th we have a Crepe Competition! A range of ingredients (fruit, nuts, chocolate…) will be provided for you to compete to make the best crepe. The winners from the morning and afternoon sessions will each win a free surf lesson!

For our first sporting activity of the month we have Volleyball on the 5th; in the garden or at the beach (meet at reception first).

We have our Big Soccer Match against BBELS on the 10th. This will just be one game at 3.30pm at the Byron Sports Fields. Sign up in reception and help Lexis be the Language School Soccer Champions!

On the 11th we have a Photography Masterclass! Orla and I will be showing you some tips on how to get great photos! There will be a prize for the best one 🙂

Friday the 12th we have a Casino evening! This will be at 5.30pm so everyone can enjoy together. There will be snacks and a prize for the poker winner!

On the 17th we’ll be getting arty with Boomerang Painting!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 18th. 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 $55! Pick ups from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

We then have another activity for everyone to enjoy together at 5.30pm…Wine and Cheese Tasting on Friday the 19th!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 24th! Beer to be won!

On the 25th we’ll be making Paella for our Spanish Cooking activity!

We have free Bodyboard and wetsuit hire for you on the 26th. Meet at reception at 11.30am or 2pm.

Halloween is on the 31st and we’ll be having a free Sausage Sizzle at 12.15pm in front of school. There will be prizes for the best fancy dress, so start thinking of an outfit!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

                                                      Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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