January 2018 in Photos!

CAMBRIDGE WELCOME SAUSAGE SIZZLE!

POKER TOURNAMENT!

BODY BOARDING!

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VEGAN COOKING!

VOLLEYBALL!

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TABLE TENNIS!

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Morning Winner: Anthony

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3 time Champion Brice!!!

BOOMERANG PAINTING!

BEER TASTING!

JEWELLERY MAKING!

SLACKLINING!

BEACH PICNIC!

COFFEE CLUB!

70 NEW STARTERS!

21 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.

Vegan Cooking – Chinese Dumplings

Yesterday for our Vegan Cooking activity we made delicious Chinese Dumplings!

One of our teachers, Serena, has made them a few times and kindly shared the recipe with us and led the afternoon session!

Luckily I didn’t miss out though as I got to make them (and eat them!) with our morning group 🙂

 

They are really quick and simple to make; if you’d like to try them at home here’s how…

Ingredients

  • 1 packet vegan wonton wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 thinly slice leeks
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup hard tofu, cut into small dice
  • 4 cups chopped baby bok choy, Chinese cabbage or spinach
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus extra for tasting
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

  1. Heat the oil in the wok over high heat. (Alternatively, you can make this in a large saute pan.)
  2. Add the leeks ,garlic and ginge. Stir fry (use a spatula to stir, scoop and flip the ingredients) for about 20 seconds. Do so quickly to keep the garlic from burning.
  3. Add the mushrooms and stir fry again continuously to keep the ingredients from burning, but also to help everything release their moisture. Do this for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Add the greens, carrots and tofu .
  5. Add the water and soy sauce. Stir fry for about 2 minutes, or until the greens have cooked down and the tofu has heated through.
  6. Drizzle with sesame oil. Stir to combine. Turn off the heat.
  7. Taste the vegetables. If it feels like you need to adjust for seasoning, you can add a splash of soy sauce or you can add a pinch of salt to taste. Because soy sauces differ in saltiness, you may have to adjust as needed.
  8. Set aside to cool to room temperature before using in potstickers. As a filling, it will be too “saucy” so you will have to strain it.
  9. Once cool, assemble your potstickers. Place a small teaspoon of the filling in the centre of a wonton wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper with water. Fold the wrapper over the filling and pinch the edges together to seal. Place them upright on a plate, being careful not to let them touch or else they will stick together.
  10. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Add the potstickers and fry until browned on the bottom – 1 to 2 minutes. You may need to work in two batches if not all your potstickers fit in the pan. Add 1/4 cup of water, cover the pan and reduce heat to medium. Allow to steam until the tops are tender and the water has evaporated – about 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover the pan and flip the potstickers onto their sides to brown on each side (optional). Remove to a serving dish.
  11. Serve with soy sauce.

 

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.

January’s Activity Calendar!!

January’s FREE (excluding surfing and BWT trips!) activities exclusively for our Lexis                                                                       Byron Bay students 🙂

January Activities

We have Yoga every Monday at 11am and 2pm in Room 8.

To start the month (and year!) we have a Sausage Sizzle to welcome our new students and welcome back our existing Lexis students!

On the 4th we have a Poker Tournament with beer to be won! 11am and 2pm in the student lounge.

Friday the 5th we have free Bodyboard and wetsuit hire, courtesy of Let’s Go Surfing! Meet at reception first and we’ll head down to the beach together!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for just $20 will be on the 10th; sign up and pay in reception. Pick up times from school are 10am and 3pm 🙂

On the 11th we will be cooking a delicious Vegan recipe! 11am and 2pm in the kitchen.

Volleyball will be on the 12th at 11am and 2pm; either in the garden or at the beach, meet at reception first.

The January Table Tennis Tournament will be held on the 17th! Can Brice be beaten?! Beer to be won!

We’ll be getting artistic with Boomerang Painting on the 18th and and crafty with Jewellery Making on the 24th!

Friday the 19th we will be sampling some Beers! This will be at 5.30pm so morning and afternoon classes can enjoy a few drinks together!

Olmo will be coming in on the 25th to teach you how to Slackline! This will be at the park so please sign up and meet in reception first.

The school is closed on Friday the 26th for Australia Day!!

On the 31st we’ll have some tasty treats to enjoy at our Beach Picnic!

We continue to have Coffee Club weekly at 2pm, and for our morning students we have a mix of Breakfast Club, Smoothie Club and Coffee Club!

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). Myself or 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 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Lastly, don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

 Have a great 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.

November in Photos!

BEER TASTING!

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

SMOOTHIE CLUB!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

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November’s Champion – Brice!

 

VEGAN COOKING!

SWEET EXCHANGE!

 

JEWELLERY MAKING!

 

SOCCER!

 

BEACH PICNIC!

 

BREAKFAST CLUB!

 

CIDER TASTING!

 

END OF CAMBRIDGE BBQ!

 

SKATEBOARDING!

 

PIZZA AND GAMES!

 

COFFEE CLUB!

 

31 NEW STARTERS!

 

31 GRADUATES!

 

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.