Graduation! June 21st

Congratulations and farewell to our students who graduated from Lexis Byron Bay!


Jesse, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been wonderful having you as a student, you have been a great character to get to know. We will all miss your sense of humor. I think I may even miss you sneaking into the office just to ring the bell and run away 😀 All the best with your future plans and please keep in touch.

Agustin from Chile, graduates from Josie’s Pre-Intermediate class. You have been a great student and your English has really improved since you first started at Lexis. Enjoy the rest of your time in Byron Bay, I hope the waves are good for you 🙂


Marcella in the middle on her first day

Marcella, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. You have worked hard in all of your classes and always asked intelligent questions.  As a result, you have improved in all areas of English. You should be very proud. We have all enjoyed your great sense of humour and enthusiasm. You have a bright future ahead and we wish you well in all future endeavors ❤

Nathalia, from Brazil, graduates from Mel’s Elementary class. You have been a hard working student and your dedication is shown in how much you have improved. Congratulations. You will be missed by your class mates and teachers. Enjoy the rest of your travels, we wish you all the very best 🙂


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.

Day out with Kangaroos

So Nami and Hinako won a trip down south to a National Park local to the Aussie kangaroos. The girls got to see these beautiful animals in their natural environment.



Ha ha the kangaroo in the front is totally posing for the camera…. Oh ….did I mention that this awesome National Park is by the beach ??


Check this cool dude below, using his tail for balance.

It’s not often that you get to see these awesome mammals by the ocean.

A massive thank you to Mark, from Byron Bay Touring Company for taking the girls down to see the kangaroos. Mark has been taking people down to see the kangaroos for many years and he can not wait to start our well loved ‘KANGAROO CAMPOUT’ in August.


Thanks Nami and Hinako for coming along and making it an awesome day….


And congratulations on being runners up in the photo competition.

A massive thank you to Alisha who organised the competition and the awesome prizes.

Hand Made Gift Cards! June 21st


Friday afternoon’s craft activity was Gift Card Making in Room 1!

Some of us made our special personalised cards for our host families and others made cards to give to a special someone with a birthday coming up next week…..

It was a lovely relaxing afternoon getting crafty. I hope whoever you decide to gift your card to is very happy to receive it. ❤


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.

Soccer Match Against BBELS! June 19th


Congratulations Lexis!! I’m sorry I missed the game on Wednesday, but I heard we played amazing! So proud of you guys!


Thank you to Enrique for helping out getting the team organised! You are a champion!


Keep an eye on the noticeboard to sign up for the next game against BBELS in another couple of weeks!


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! June 21st-23rd

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DJ Longtime @ The Beach Hotel – FREE


Nimbin Happy Coach – $55





 Micka Scene Band @ Railway Hotel
 Biggy P + Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar – upstairs
 Seaside, Towns, Sophie Ozard @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm John Fog @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Martin Lartigau @ Targa
 7:00pm Greg Kew @ The Sun
 7:00pm Jordan McRobbie @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Ruby Tuesdays + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Madam Parker @ Beach Hotel
 Living in the 70s @ Railway Hotel
 James Scott + Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar – upstairs
 Tijuana Cartel + The Starktones @ Hotel Great Northern
 3:00pm Future Faktori’s 3rd B’day Jackknife + More @ Byron Bay Brewery
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic Night @ The Sun
 6:00pm Acoustic Gypsy Jazz with Ben Julian @ Foxy Luu’s
 6:00pm The Hombres – Fundraiser for Sean’s Boots @ Byron Bay Golf Club
 7:00pm Josh Lee Hamilton @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Jack McCoy Talk Story @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm DJ Ceviche @ Beach Hotel
 When Harry Met Swanny @ Hotel Great Northern
 Sarah Grant Trio @ Railway Hotel
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Vinnie LaDuce & Jezza J @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Dos Loona @ Byron Bay Brewery
 3:00pm Love for Yeshe @ Kulcha Jam
 5:00pm John Mason @ The Sun
 6:30pm EPIC presented by Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Madam Parker @ Beach Hotel






Palace cinema

2040 (G)

FRI 21ST JUN4:30pm8:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:30pm8:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN4:30pm7:00pm


Aladdin (PG)

FRI 21ST JUN10:30am1:30pm6:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:30am1:30pm6:15pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am12:45pm5:50pm


Avengers: End Game (M)

FRI 21ST JUN12:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN12:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:00pm


Child’s Play (CTC)

FRI 21ST JUN12:30pm3:45pm8:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN12:30pm3:45pm8:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:10pm2:45pm8:30pm


Claire Darling (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:30am1:15pm6:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:30am1:15pm6:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am12:45pm6:30pm


John Wick 3: Parabellum (MA15+)

FRI 21ST JUN1:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN1:15pm


My Big Gay Italian Wedding (M)

FRI 21ST JUN6:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN6:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN5:15pm


Never Look Away (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:20am2:30pm8:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:20am2:30pm8:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am2:10pm7:15pm


Red Joan (M)

FRI 21ST JUN4:00pm6:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:00pm6:15pm
SUN 23RD JUN4:00pm5:30pm


Rocketman (M)

FRI 21ST JUN1:20pm3:50pm6:20pm8:40pm
SAT 22ND JUN1:20pm3:50pm6:20pm8:40pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:50pm3:20pm5:50pm8:15pm


The Heiresses (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:15am
SAT 22ND JUN10:15am
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am


The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

FRI 21ST JUN11:00am1:45pm4:15pm6:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN11:00am1:45pm4:15pm6:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:30am12:30pm3:30pm5:00pm


Tolkien (M)

FRI 21ST JUN11:00am
SAT 22ND JUN11:00am
SUN 23RD JUN10:30am


Top End Wedding (M)

FRI 21ST JUN3:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN3:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN2:50pm


Toy Story 4 (G)

FRI 21ST JUN11:15am1:30pm3:45pm6:00pm8:15pm8:50pm
SAT 22ND JUN11:15am1:30pm3:45pm6:00pm8:15pm8:50pm
SUN 23RD JUN11:00am1:15pm3:30pm5:45pm,7:50pm8:20pm


Wild Rose (M)

FRI 21ST JUN4:00pm9:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:00pm6:15pm8:50pm
SUN 23RD JUN3:30pm6:15pm8:30pm


X-Men: Dark Phoenix (M)

FRI 21ST JUN8:50pm
SAT 22ND JUN8:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN7:50pm


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.

Baking Koala Cupcakes with Kristy! June 20th

Yesterday afternoon’s activity involved our favourite native Australian marsupial, excessive amounts of sugar and a whole lot of creativity!!


It was Koala Cupcake day!! 🙂

Koala cupcakes (1)

Unfortunately I missed out on the fun and deliciousness as I was away sick, but thankfully the wonderful and clever Kristy was able to step up and help out!

The end results looked great, well done!

Kristy mentioned that to get the perfect shade of grey for the icing, it helped first mixing the food colouring into a smaller bowl and then adding it to the rest of the icing mixture to prevent it from turning out too dark. A very helpful tip to remember in the future. Thanks Kristy.


After baking the cupcakes, it is important that they cool down before taking on their transformation into Koala’s. Here the students are fanning their cupcakes. 😀 After this technique proved to be too much work, they went into the fridge for a few more minutes, just to be sure they were cool enough.

Then it was time to get creative..

They look so cute and delicious! Next time we will find an alternative to the licorice bullet’s that we used for noses as apparently nobody really liked the taste of them. 🙂 But all in all I am very impressed! I hope you enjoyed eating them as much as you did making them!


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.

Jobs! June 19th

If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 2-3pm in Room 8 then email to: and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂


Casual Chef

Must have a can do attitude, exude a professional attitude and come to work with a smile on your face

Mainly responsible for preparing and cooking the best burgers in town and maintaining high standards all the time.

Come and work in a great team environment where staff and safety are priority number one and with one of Australia’s largest beer companies.

Working at a brewery in Byron Bay? Where else would you rather be?


Hostel Bus Driver

We are looking for a 2 x person to drive our hostel courtesy bus. You will need a current working holiday visa and drivers licence for the position as well as be able to drive a manual vehicle. A minimum of one month commitment to the position is required. Accommodation is included as well as commission payments. We are in Byron Bay!

Chef/ Restaurant Cook @ Byron Bay



Reporting to the Head Chef and Directors, you will utilise your extensive industry knowledge and superior staff training skills to lead a young, talented team and drive productivity.

This is an opportunity to have ownership of your role and contribute to the growth of the business from the ground up.

The Chef, we are seeking must be a good communicator with the ability to set high standards. By achieving set target percentages, costs and team performance objectives the Chef will be rewarded, in addition to a base salary, by way of attractive financial incentive payments.

Key responsibilities include:
Ensuring a consistently high-quality product; Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and a Takeaway

Responsible for food

Menu cost control

Effective Head office & Front of House communication

Periodic reporting to owners

Maintaining development processes & procedures eg Cleaning processes

Provide strong support of the kitchen staff

Assist Head Chef.

OH&S & HACCP management

Support Head Chef to be creative menu Planning, design and pricing



  • Cooking: 2 years
  • Chef: 1 year
  • Commercial Cookery Certificate ( if you have)

Only suitable applicants will be contacted.


Farmstay Byron Bay

Free accomodation is available at a beautiful property near Byron Bay for 2-3 people. Stay in your own private studio on a property 10 mins drive to Byron with breathe-taking views of the mountains! The exchange is 2 per day done in the mornings. Free Wifi plus lifts into Byron most days. Work is pretty chilled with helping out around the gardens and house & painting & stuff. The farm is a beautiful sanctuary. Paid work is a possibility

Blueberry Farm

I am looking people for blueberry picking. Just 30 minutes drive from byron bay and 20 minutes drive from lismore. Please only call or sms. Don’t email please.



Vacancy Chef

La Cucina di Vino Ballina

Looking for qualified chef who has knowledge of modern Italian cooking. Will provide temporary accommodation, and award wages paid. Will sponsor if need be for residence to settle in Australia

Great part of the world to work located 10 mins drive from Byron Bay .Send your resume to private message.


Receptionist/Guest Service Agent

2 x Receptionist/Guest Service Agent for Luxury 5 Star Resort in Byron Bay 1 x Casual and 1 x Full-time Must be able to work across 7 days, including Public Holidays Present very well, be versatile and adaptable, capable, confident Responsible for: Attending to the needs of guests on arrival and during their stay, providing friendly and efficient service to guests at all times. Promptly taking guest luggage to and from guest rooms and manage the storage of luggage at reception. Ensuring the driveway, main entrances and reception area are always kept clean and tidy. Qualifications and Experience: Must be detail oriented, have knowledge of computers and basic calculations Must have experience within the Front Office environment, including areas of Reception, telephone, Night Audit and Reservations Proven ability and experience of Front Office/Reservations computer systems, preferably of the MAXIAL reservations system Australian Drivers Licence Required Skills: Ability to multitask in a busy and demanding environment Ability to balance the two activities of serving guests and completing tasks Ability to record information accurately Perform general secretarial duties such as preparing correspondence and attending to all incoming calls Ability to multitask and prioritise Excellent time management skills Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift heavy luggage when required


Housekeeping Needed In Ballina

I need someone for general cleaning / housekeeping. You should have some experience and live near Ballina 2478. Your responsibilities will include Floor cleaning and Laundry. Please apply if you think you’d be a good match for our family.

Stable Hand / Groom

Calling all horse enthusiasts!

We are seeking an experienced and committed person to join our great little team from July 2019.

Duties include:
Feeding and rugging horses
Paddock cleaning
Tack up and down of horses
Grooming , washing and basic veterinary care

Opportunity for riding, teaching, training and in vaulting and dressage to experienced applicants.

Package may include accommodation and the ability to bring your horse. Ideally we would like one full time person however we may consider a job share or part time position for the right applicant.



About the business and the role

Byron Fresh Cafe is located in the heart of beautiful Byron Bay, we are a thriving cafe open from 7.30am-10pm, 7 days a week. We focus on fresh, local ingredients and offer a healthy menu.

COOK – Full time

We have a full time position available.

The prime purpose of the cook role is to work in a team environment and ensure the smooth operation & flow of kitchen service, daily tasks include food preparation and working with-in the team cooking on the line

To join our team, you must:

  • Be available nights, weekend and all public holidays
  • Have proven 2yrs previous experience as a cook in a fast paced environment
  • Have the ability to work well under pressure whilst preserving an impeccable attention to detail.
  • Have sound knife skills and understanding of OH&S
  • Shifts are 2pm-10pm 5days pw including weekends
  • $55,000pa + super + AL
  • Available to start with-in 4 weeks


Commercial Cleaner – Ballina

Ballina NSW

*Seeking experienced cleaner for Ballina Homemaker Centre*

Morning shift 2 hours each day for 2-5 days per week.

We have an opportunity for a reliable, motivated individual to work for highly respected cleaning company in a retail centre.

The scope of this role is to deliver a consistent, high standard of cleaning keeping the Centre meticulous, particularly the toilets, walkways and carpark.

Duties will include cleaning toilets, emptying bins & using equipment such as a blower.

Applicants should be reliable and punctual, be able to work autonomously, follow safe work policies, have excellent communications skills and ability to converse with customers and managers in English.

Essential selection criteria – applicants must: be hard working and reliable, have an employment reference and be able to send a resume with these details and experience. It is highly preferable for applicants to be local to the area or have own transport.



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.