November in Photos! 2018

FUN FACES – PORTRAIT DRAWING!

 

BEACH GAMES!

 

SOCCER MATCH!

 

BEER TASTING!

 

HAPPY TRAVELS HAPPY HOUR!

 

BAKING KOALA CUPCAKES!

 

SALSA & SANGRIA!

 

SWEET EXCHANGE!

 

PICNICS!

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

TIE DYE!

 

BODYBOARDING!

 

END OF CAMBRIDGE SAUSAGE SIZZLE!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

HAPPY TRAVELS WEEKEND TRIPS!

 

STUDENT NIGHTS!

 

44 NEW STARTERS!

 

56 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.

Tie Dye! 26 November – Afternoon

Last week we had a fun afternoon Tie Dying!!

Before we could start getting messy the girls wanted to protect their clothes from any dye and came up with some beautiful fashion designs to do so! I think my favourite was probably Kiki’s, who added a belt around her newspaper dress!

I showed the students a simple way of getting the tie dye effect but, being the creative bunch that they are, they all wanted to experiment with their own designs!

Some rolled their tops up, separating sections with elastic bands then covering each with a different colour…

Estelle made tiny knots using elastic bands and ended up with this brilliant design…

Nuria used the same bottle of green dye, but kept adding more water so she could get lighter colours and end up with this faded effect…

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While trying to decide what I wanted to do with mine I accidentally splashed some die all over it, but just decided the go with it and add more! I’m actually pretty happy with the result…

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A great afternoon was had by all and we now each have a perfect memento of Byron Bay’s hippy vibe!

 

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.

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