Sushi Making! 6 March

On Wednesday we made sushi here at Lexis Byron!

We patiently waited for the rice to cook in the rice cooker, but after an hour had to put some of in the microwave to speed the process up! We were all hungry and keen to start making our rolls…

For fillings we had tuna, cream cheese, smoked salmon, avocado, carrot and cucumber.

One of our students, Dana, works in a sushi restaurant and rolled me a delicious tuna and avocado roll ❤ Thanks Dana and Surim for teaching us how to make sushi!

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

Christmas Salsa Party! 21 December

To celebrate the last day of school before the Christmas break we had a Salsa Party here at Lexis Byron!

Before the dancing began we had some nibbles and sushi, accompanied with sangria!! Perhaps a bit of an odd combination, but no-one was complaining!!

 

We had Christmas songs playing in the background and everyone was in great spirits and excited for Christmas!!

Danielle from Salsa Sassy then arrived to show us some moves!

 

A lot of our students joined in the fun, but there were others who preferred just to watch…

 

Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas break and looking forward to welcoming our returning students back on Monday ❤

 

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.

Sushi Making! 6 December

Yesterday’s activity was Sushi Making!

We all worked together to prepare the rice and fillings, with everyone having their own job, whether it be cutting carrots, slicing avocado or cooking the rice.

Once everything was prepped we all sat around the table to prepare our own individual sushi rolls. For fillings we had a choice of tuna, smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, carrots and avocado.

Some of the students then sliced theirs into small neat pieces, whilst others just wanted to eat theirs straight away!

Then we had Lucas who tried to smoke his…

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However they were eaten, they were all delicious!

 

 

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.

July in Photos!

LAWN BOWLS!

 

SOCCER MATCH!

 

SUSHI MAKING!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

 

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Keigo – Our July Table Tennis Champion!

 

DREAMCATCHERS!

 

PIZZA AND GAMES!

 

BRAZILIAN COOKING!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

28 NEW STARTERS!

 

21 GRADUATES!

 

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.

Sushi Making! 12 July

Today’s activity was Sushi Making, which is always popular here at Lexis Byron!

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I printed out instructions for how to make the rice, but luckily some of our lovely Japanese students stepped in to tell us how it’s really done!

Juliana, from Brazil, also told us about how they make their sushi in Brazil…sweet! Lots of us were queuing up to try her strawberry filled rolls!

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Everyone else had more savoury options to fill theirs! These included tuna, salmon, cucumber, carrot, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado!

We all had a fun afternoon and nice tasty treat at the end!

Thank you to our Japanese teachers 🙂

 

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.

 

 

 

July Activity Calendar!

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

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*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8; this will alternate between instructors Stef and Fee each week. Mats provided.

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

On the 4th we have Lawn Bowls, a popular game here in Australia, in the garden!

Kristy will be leading a Meditation on the 5th; come and find your calm and focus in Room 2!

Friday the 6th we have a Tennis Tournament!  This will be at the Tennis Courts (corner of Tennyson and Carlyle Street), but meet at reception at 2pm and we can walk there together 🙂

We have 2 Soccer Matches this month; one against BBELS at the soccer fields on the 11th (meet at reception at 3.30pm) and a Lexis match in the garden on the 27th.

For our cooking activities we have Sushi Making on the 12th and Brazilian Cooking on the 26th!

Volleyball will be at the beach or in the garden on the 13th 🙂 

The July Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 18th. Beer to be won!

We get creative on the 19th Making Dream Catchers; a beautiful decoration, souvenir or gift to take home!

On Friday the 20th we’ll be treating everyone to FREE PIZZA along with some Games!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 25th. 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. Limited spots available so be quick!

 

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.

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 $50!

                                                      Have a wonderful 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.