Lexis English is pleased to announce new pathway links with the following Institutions!

Take a look at our latest pathway opportunities towards further education!

Lexis English is the first school to offer pathway agreements towards a Diploma of Nursing at SBIT, which has IELTS 6.5 as the entry requirement.

For those of you who are interested in studying at Lexis Brisbane, we will be opening an English for Academic Purposes course starting on 10th September 2012.

For further information please contact info@lexisenglish.com, or visit our associate Institutions on the following links:

University of Sunshine Coast




Southbank Institute of Technology  


Sunshine Coast TAFE                                                                     


Brisbane North Institute of TAFE                                             


Skills Tech Australia                                                                      


Aviation Australia                                                                          


SAE Institute Perth                                                                        


Australian School of Tourism and Hotel Management  


Friday Farewells

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!

Jobs for Students

Lots of JOBS this week Lexis-ites! Get your resumes and yourselves out there and GET A JOB!

Pizza Chef / Kitchen Hand – Great Northern Bistro: need NSW RSA & experience. Email resume to: info@byronbayentertainment.com

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.

Splendour Bar & Cashier Staff – 27/27/28/29 July. Forward application with experience and NSW RSA to: splendourbarwork@gmail.com

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

Cleaners – Raes @ Wategoes: raes@wategoes.com.au

Part Time Nanny – For 4, 9 and 10 year olds in Suffolk Park. FREE studio rent, food + bills + $100 pw. Car essential. 0407 362 361

Jobs for Students

Jobs for Lexis students … Get yourselves out there and get one of these positions!

Breakfast Chef: Belongil Bisto. Email resume to eat@belongilbistro.com.au

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: emma@asiajoes.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: bayleaf@marvellstreet.com 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.

Style Surfing

Byron enjoyed unseasonably warm weather this week so we thought we’d hit the waves!

Our fourteen year old French exchange student Andrea showed the grownups how it’s done!

And Japanese student Sunny was amazing for a first time surfer.

Spanish student Carmen took this one on her belly but has made awesome progess after a week of lessons.

Happy days everyone!

Responsible Service of Alcohol

For students hoping to find a job in Byron Bay, it’s important to know that all employees  in the hospitality industry in New South Wales must have a Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate.

This is because every individual working in a venue that serves alcohol must be  completely aware of their legal responsibilities as suppliers and servers of liquor.

The RSA Certificate course includes information about:

  • The effects of alcohol on the human body and on society
  • Prevention of intoxication
  • Dealing with drunk customers and dangerous situations
  • Refusal of alcohol service to minors
  • Importance and benefits of an RSA Certificate

So if you want to get a part-time job while you study, it’s a great idea to complete your RSA course before you start looking for work. It only takes one day and it’s easy!

See Michelle and Sarah in the office at Lexis Byron Bay for information about upcoming  courses in the local area.

Australia’s Most Easterly Point

On their last day of school, Ginny took her wonderful CAE class to the lighthouse at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland as a reward for all their hard work.

It was a wild and woolly day, and Chiara was feeling wild and woolly too!

The girls enjoyed the view from behind the safety of the barrier…

…before venturing out to the most Easterly point of the Australian mainland.


Perhaps! But Chloe’s up for the challenge!

Congratulations CAE team! A well-deserved adventure after all your hard work.

Jobs This Week

Just a few jobs this week!

Short Order Cook – Must be available for Splendour and afterwards. Drop resume to Munch Juice Bar.

Painters – 3 months full-time work.  Phone 6685 5366.

Sales Assistant – 3 shifts per week at local jewellery store.  Resumes to info@ixtlan.com.au

Volunteer Position – 2-3 hours per week with Companion Animals Welfare.  Help care for puppies and kittens! Ph 6685 1444.

Cape Byron Lighthouse

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!

Jobs for Students!

ImageBar and Cashier Staff Jobs still available for Splendour in the Grass! Send resume and RSA certificate to splendourbarwork@gmail.com.

Security Officer for local shopping centre, 25 hours per week. Forward resume to lynn@bluestarsecurity.com.au.

Office Assistant for Hemp Foods Australia, 2 days per week. Send CV and cover letter to sales@hempfoods.com.au.

Chef for Beloporto Takeaway. Drop your resume in to Shop 12 Feros Arcade, Byron Bay.

Massage and Beauty Therapists for mobile work, minimum five years experience. Phone 6687 2527 and leave a message.

Good luck everyone!

Work & Study? It’s possible, meet our Lexis Students who do both…

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!”