Last week we said goodbye to some of our favourite students!
The beautiful Erika is returning to Switzerland after an adventure that was short but sweet.
We farewelled the diligent Clayne, a model student!
We also said goodbye to Joao and Felipe, laid back Brazilian brothers sharing peace, love and smiles everywhere they go. The boys are off to the desert to experience Australian Indigenous culture and spread their message of world peace through travel.
And finally, we farewelled Adriano, another charming Brazilian whose energy will be greatly missed. He looks sad to say goodbye!
Good luck everyone, thanks for sharing your journeys with us!
Hospitality Staff – Byron at Byron have various positions: Full time bar person for evening shifts, kitchen staff and casual food and beverage attendant. All of these positions require experience and a NSW RSA is required for any restaurant positions.
Part Time Cleaner – Cleaner with own transport wanted for work in Ocean Shores, Byron Bay and Pottsville Beach. Need ABN and liability insurance. Call Rita from R&R Home Cleaning: 0418 133 482.
Modelling – Alternative Modelling Agency urgently requires male & female models; those with tattoos, piercings, dreads & wild hairstyles! For promotional photographic opportunities – ONE DAY ONLY!!! Call Astra: 0427 110 375
Au Pair – Live RENT FREE in Mullum home with young family in exchange for minding happy infant, 2 half days per week while mum works from home. Includes FREE Splendour Staff Ticket! 0417 937 373
Jobs for Lexis students … Get yourselves out there and get one of these positions!
Breakfast Chef: Belongil Bisto. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Part time experienced Nanny for 4, 9 & 10 year olds in Suffolk Park: Some childcare & light chores & petcare needed. FREE studio, food + bills + $100 per week. Car essential. Phone: 0407 362 361
Senior Wait Staff: Part time casual position for confident, experienced person. Email resumes to: email@example.com.
Floor Staff: Bayleaf and Marvell St Coffee Roasters are expanding and are looking for competent, passionate and experienced people to join their team. Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or go in person to see Timmy Monday – Thursday in the cafe.
Garden Maintenance: Hard worker needed for Garden Maintenance. Experience and transport essential: 0402 487 213.
Winter is upon us! And while Byron may be famous for its balmy summer weather, Lexis students Mirco and Erika discovered today that the winter has its great beauty too.
Braving a cold southerly wind, we climbed to the top of Cape Byron Lighthouse and were rewarded with spectacular moody views across the bay to Mount Warning and all the way down Tallows Beach to Broken Head.
At the museum, we learned about the history of the lighthouse and were amazed to discover that the light, visible for almost fifty kilometres, is powered by a single tiny globe refracted through a giant crystal lens! Mirco experienced first hand the surprising weight of a single whale vertebrae.
And although we didn’t see any whales in the water today, we’re pretty sure we spotted a shark swirling around in the depths. Awesome!
Many students at Lexis Byron Bay hope to find part-time work in Australia. Working is a great way to meet people and improve your English skills. As Byron is a popular tourist destination with over two million visitors per year, there is often employment available for students in the retail, tourism and hospitality industries, particularly during the summer months from October to March.
Fabio is a man of many talents! In his short time here at Lexis Byron Bay he has established himself as our resident handyman, undertaking casual maintenance and building work at the school, the student house and for several local businesses. He also works as a DJ at local bars, clubs and events.
Elena and Elena are friends from Spain both studying for their Cambridge exams at Lexis Byron Bay. The girls work together as cleaners at a resort in town. They generally work three or four mornings per week including Saturdays which leaves them with plenty of time to study and play!
Felipe is a 20 year old Brazilian student who is studying for his IELTS exams at Lexis Byron Bay. Felipe works twenty hours per week at the Cypress Tree Greek restaurant in Byron Bay, working evenings and weekend shifts. “I was really lucky to get this job. A friend was leaving town and needed a replacement, so I was hired straight away! It’s perfect for me with my studies.”
Carole is an 18 year old from Brazil who is studying at Lexis Byron Bay for six months. She has two jobs, working as a waitress at a Spanish restaurant several nights a week and doing casual work as a housekeeper for local motels and resorts. “Working is a great way to make friends and I am always talking with customers so I improve my English all the time!”