A beautiful afternoon at the beach! 14 September

Last Friday myself and some of the students had a lovely afternoon at the beach 🙂

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The activity that day was soccer but the group got split up on the walk down to the beach and we lost those with the ball! They went ahead and had their game of soccer somewhere else on Byron’s beautiful stretch of beach, while we attempted our own game…

Improvising with a rolled up beach towel! Predictably this version of the game didn’t last long but there was plenty of fun and laughter!

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.

Graduation! 21 September

Congratulations and farewell to our two students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Jessica, from Japan, graduates from Mel and Julia’s Intermediate class. She has been a very respectful, studios student. Starting with us in Elementary she has worked hard to progress to Intermediate and should be very proud of all her achievements. She asked thoughtful questions, participated well during all activities and got along with all her classmates. We wish you the very best for the future Jessica!

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Carla, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has a wonderful bubbly, bright, positive personality and it was a joy having her here at Lexis. She has made excellent progress in her 12 weeks, starting in Pre-Intermediate and graduating Upper Intermediate with a well deserved A! Claudia says she participated actively in all class discussions and was always respectful and helpful to other students. All the the best for the future Carla, we will miss you!

 

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.

Didgeridoo Lesson! 20 September

Yesterday we had Craig, from Fifth Circle Music Therapy, come in to teach us the basics of playing the didgeridoo!

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We started with vibrating our lips into the didgeridoo, then practiced incorporating different sounds and rhythms with this.

The didgeridoo is a wooden instrument developed by indigenous Australians. Craig told us a bit about the history and origin of this instrument which has been used within aboriginal tribes for years.

Craig taught us how to the imitate the sounds of two of Australia’s native animals, the kangaroo and dingo; first practicing without, then through the didgeridoo. We had lots of fun howling like wolves and making the bouncing noises of the kangaroo!

Some of us were more natural didgeridoo players than others… teacher Adrienne’s technique was best described as ‘cat’s bum’.

This was a brilliant authentic and cultural experience for all of us and one we all thoroughly enjoyed!

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.

It’s the Weekend! 21 – 23 September

WeekendWEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

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!

This weekend is the Lexis Camping weekend!! Last month’s group had a brilliant time, and now it’s your turn! There’s limited spots available so see Sarah for more details and to get booked on 🙂

 

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 21
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JACK TULLY & THE SEERS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE SWAMPS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM PINK ZINC DUO, 9PM LA BOUM
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM GRITTY BLUES MACHINE
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM SHAKTI – WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FESTIVAL –
WOMEN IN CONCERT: PARISSA BOUAS, SHARNY RUSSELL, THE LOVEYS, SOPHIE OZARD, CLANCY MENZIES
TARGA, BYRON BAY 6PM LUKE YEAMAN
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9.30PM MANOA – UPSTAIRS 9PM DJ KYLE WALKER
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 7PM BEN JANSZ
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7PM LAUREL LAXXES
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM ADAM HARPAZ

SATURDAY 22
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY NICE BISCUIT + SEASIDE + THE FAMILY
JORDAN
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY GENTLE PERSONS CLUB & BAND OF DAWN
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DJ REIFLEX, 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM CARMADA PLUS GUESTS
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM SHAKTI – WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FESTIVAL INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE FEATURING KARMA DANCE
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9.30PM JAMES SCOTT – 9PM UPSTAIRS LOCAL DJS
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS

SUNDAY 23
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MERCY MERCY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM EPIC, 8PM DJ FONZAIUS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM BYRON GROOVE LOUNGE – FREESTYLE JAM
BYRON THEATRE 5PM RANGER TO RANGER FOLLOWED BY Q&A
BYRON GOLF CLUB 1PM GREG LYON AND THE HIP OPERATION
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 5PM MATT ARMITAGE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & DJ DANGEROUS COBRA
PARK HOTEL, SUFFOLK PARK THE EERIE THINGS

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

 

 

CINEMA

Friday 21st Sep

Foxtrot1:00pm
Book Club3:15pm
BlacKkKlansman5:30pm

Saturday 22nd Sep

Gurrumul1:30pm
Foxtrot3:30pm
Book Club5:45pm

Sunday 23rd Sep

Book Club1:15pm
Gurrumul3:30pm
BlacKkKlansman5:30pm
Book Club8:00pm
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Jobs! 19 September

Jobs

KITCHEN HANDS – TOP SHOP

2 X Kitchen Hands required. Pop into Top Shop with your resume and ask to speak to Charlie.

 

CASUAL KITCHEN HAND

A restaurant/other in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Kitchen Hand (up to 40 hours per week) to join our team. To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available both days at weekends
  • Have at least 6 months of experience as a Kitchen Hand
  • Have the right to work in Australia

CLICK TO APPLY

 

KITCHEN / PREPARATION HAND – TARGA

Email: targabyronbay@gmail.com 

 

KITCHEN HANDS, COOKS, CHEF – LOFT BYRON BAY

Loft Byron Bay will open its doors in October 2018, and we are looking for hard working and enthusiastic chefs, cooks and kitchen hands to join the newly formed kitchen team. To apply for these positions you must:

  • Be available to work lunch and dinner service
  • Possess basic cooking skills
  • Enjoy cooking good food
  • Work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Work well in a team
  • Be able to display an understanding of food related health and safety procedures
  • Be eligible to live and work in Australia

PLEASE NOTE, THESE POSITIONS WILL COMMENCE MID-OCTOBER 2018. This really is an exciting time to join a brand-new team and be a part of the exciting summer months in Byron Bay!

CLICK TO APPLY

 

HOUSEKEEPER

Required for family home in Myocum. 2-3 days, flexible hours, would suit friendly, efficient, professional housekeeper. Please call Craig 0414566746.

 

EXPERIENCED CLEANER

A part time position has become available in a small resort. Must have car, ABN (Australian Business Number) & experience in quality cleaning, attention to detail & be polite & well presented. Excellent rates. Phone 0422036770 or
email resume to: vistabyron@gmail.com

 

BAR AND FLOOR STAFF – LOFT BYRON BAY

Loft Byron Bay will open its doors in October 2018, and we are looking for hard working and enthusiastic, true hospitality professionals to work across our Bar & Floor departments. You must have a demonstrated passion for all things hospitality and come equipped with a high level of customer service and professionalism. Ideally located on Jonson Street with stunning beach views, Loft Byron Bay and is set to become the next iconic venue of Byron Bay, and now is definitely the time to get on board for the exciting times to come! The ideal Loft Byron Bay employee will have:

  • Extensive hospitality experience
  • Food & Beverage product knowledge
  • Great customer service skills
  • An outgoing and enthusiastic nature
  • The determination to work hard
  • The ability to work under pressure across both the Bar and Floor departments
  • A good understanding of the meaning of ‘teamwork’

PLEASE NOTE THESE POSITIONS WILL COMMENCE MID-OCTOBER 2018. If you are truly passionate about hospitality and want to forge a career forward now is the time to join our team! Applicants must be available 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends, must hold a current RSA and must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered.

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CASUAL COOK

A bar/restaurant in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Cook (up to 25 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available both days at weekends
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a Cook
  • Have the right to work in Australia

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SOUS CHEF

Work in one of the most beautiful places in Australia. You can imagine yourself right there catching some waves or taking a hike up to the historic Lighthouse and stand at the most Easterly point in Australia. Stunning rolling hills and Waterfalls to visit. About the role: -Start straight away for 4-6 weeks holiday cover. – Combination of lunch and dinner shifts. – Pub/Bistro food. – Leading the team of Head chef days off. Benefits: – Transport to and from the workplace. – Accommodation fully paid for. – Meals while on shift. – Ongoing career progression provided by Atlas People. – Get Paid for EVERY hour that you work! – This Venue is a busy Hotel, which serves modern Australian style food. This is a creative role and provides the right candidate the opportunity to work within an excellent team. About you: If you are and MUST BE trade qualified with three or more years’ experience, and: – Possess a strong work ethic and have excellent communication skills. – Can produce consistent quality. – Have a positive and ‘can do’ attitude. – Own traditional uniform and knives. – Have experience in quality a la carte dining. – Have a keen eye with high attention to detail. – Would like to assist with menu planning and suggestions. About Atlas People: At Atlas People, we believe that people come first. We pride ourselves on the service we give to our clients and candidates. So, if you have a positive outlook and a proven track record this could be the opportunity for you. Then this is the role for you! Please Apply now. ** ALL applicants must have full and unrestricted working rights within Australia. *** Applicants must be willing and able to provide a current National Police Check. If you have a current CV and are interested in hearing about other positions well, then please send us your details.  All information is held confidentially.  Website: www.atlaspeople.com.au Facebook: www.atlaspeople.com/atlaspeople

CLICK TO APPLY

 

 

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.

Coffee Club! 18 September

Today at Coffee Club we played Jenga with questions!

Each block has a question for the player to answer before placing it back on top of the tower. It’s a great way of learning new and interesting things  about eachother!

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.

New Starters! 17 September

Welcome to our eighteen new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Francine is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. In her free time she likes doing outdoor activities with her friends and also going to parties. She has worked as a secretary for 3 years but has now quit to learn English and travel! After her 4 weeks with us she will visit Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali and the Philippines!

Teresa (Maria Teresa) is from Catalonia, Spain. She enjoys cycling, cooking , reading and traveling. She studied Marketing and worked in the marketing department of a supermarket near Barcelona. She chose to come to Australia as the country has always interested her and she loves animals and is excited to see all the different ones we have here!

Kaho is from Japan. Her hobbies include yoga, swimming and cooking, especially sweet things like cookies and chocolate sweets. She visited Australia for 2 weeks when she was 17 and fell in love with the ocean, food and people, so decided to come back and study English! She is looking forward to meeting new people, improving her English and taking part in lots of activities.

Anaid is from Spain. She loves being in nature, at the beach and reading. She completed her Lawyers degree at University and now works in an office during the week and a coffee shop at the weekend. With English being a global language she wants to to have a good level so she can develop her career. She chose Byron Bay for her studies because she feels it is the perfect place for her; she is excited for adventures, meeting new people, working and learning a lot of English!

Fuki is from Hiroshima, Japan. Her hobbies are shopping, Instagram and travel! She will study with us for 4 months to improve her English for travel. When she has finished her studies she will find work on a farm, then travel around Australia, Asia and America!

Julia is from Brazil. She has three pitbulls who are the loves of her lives! She likes to read about Greek physiology and psychology. She is studying psychology in Brazil and would like to work in a hospital and own a clinic to help people suffering from mental health issues. To be here in Byron Bay is a dream come true for her!

Surim is from Korea. Her interests are science and making deserts. She will be here studying with us until July next year. Once her English has improved she would like to complete the IELTs exam and start University. She has studied Optometry in Korea but would like to advance her studies here in Australia.

Mireia is from Spain. She enjoys cycling (in the mountains and in the city), hiking, running and watching Netflix. She worked a s a community manager and looked after the social media for brands such as McCormick and Pioneer. She wants to improve her English so she can further her career when she returns to Spain. She loves fashion so in the future would like to work for an international fashion brand.

Vivienne is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her biggest passion is travel and meeting people from all over the world. She also loves to dance and went to dance school when she was younger. She came to Australia to visit relatives and improve her English so she is able to take the Cambridge First exam when she returns to Switzerland.

Tsu-Chen, English name Charlie, is from Taiwan. He has lots of hobbies , but his favourite is watching NBA live. He will study with us at Lexis for 15 weeks and is looking forward to improving his English level during this time, as well as enjoying the beautiful beaches and climate!

Estelle is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She loves to ski, hike in the mountains and go for drinks with friends. She has just finished an apprenticeship and received her Certificate of Federal Capacity. After 14 weeks of General English she will complete our Cambridge course, as she needs the Advanced certificate for her job in Switzerland.

Ania (Anna) is half Polish but lives in Spain with her family. She studied to be a nurse in Madrid and worked in surgery at a hospital. She enjoyed her job but had to see many bad things, so decided to take some time for herself and come study with us in Byron Bay for 9 months! She is very happy to be here improving her English, meeting new people and exploring new places!

Paula is from the Canary Islands, Spain. Her hobbies include basketball, watching series and reading books about pedagogy and education. She has a Degree in Education and is a teacher at a primary school. She wants to improve improve her English so she can become the best teacher to her students. She chose Australia for her studies because if has everything she could ever need!

Lara is from the French speaking part of Switzerland, in Geneva. She likes music and sports, particularly cross country skiing which she has been doing for 9 years. She has just finished college and is now taking some time to decide what she would like to study at University. She is excited to discover a different life in Australia after friends told her she’d never want to go home!

Isabelle is from Brazil. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking their dog Simba, going to the beach and cooking. She worked as architect and now needs to improve her English to find a better job when she returns to Brazil. She chose Australia for her studies because it is an amazing country and she knows she will make great memories here.

Helene is from Belgium. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, running and travel. Spending time with her friends and going to parties are her favourite things to do! She has just finished high school and is thinking of studying communication in Brussels when she returns to Belgium. It has always been her dream to visit Australia because of the relaxed vibe and wonderful landscapes.

Alex is from Spain. She works in marketing and needs to improve her English as most of their clients are international. She chose Byron Bay for her studies because she loves nature, animals, surfing, hiking, diving and snorkeling; all of which she can enjoys lots of here! She is also excited to learn about a new culture, meet new people and have new experiences!

Akane is from Japan. Her passions are travelling and yoga. She is studying History, Economy and Politics of America at University. After she has completed her 8 months with us she will travel Australia then return to finish her course and find work. She wants to learn about the culture of Australia and enjoy the beautiful beaches here in Byron!

 

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.