Graduation 31 August 2012

We said farewell to another awesome groups of students today. Fifteen year old TAP student Antoine returns to France for another school year – a little bit taller, a little bit more tanned and a MUCH better surfer! Our old friend Leo is off to Cairns after nearly a year in Byron – we’ll miss you Leo! Japanese student Mamiko is off to Uluru for an outback adventure and Sergio and Laerte return to Brazil.


Goodbye and good luck everyone!


Getting Fresh at Lexis Byron Bay

Now that the weather is warming up, we were in the mood for something a little bit lighter for our weekly cooking adventure at Lexis Byron Bay. So we opted for Asian style salads for something light and tasty.

Thanks to Jisu, Hiroki, Lea and everyone else who helped prepare and eat the delicious cabbage and fried noodle salad and the (arguably) even more delicious rice noodle salad with fresh herbs and chilli. A bit of a change from our usual Aussie-style BBQ, just to keep things fresh!


As the town begins to stir after its winter hibernation, jobs are on the rise in Byron Shire. Check these out:

Swimwear Model Size 10 to test swimwear fits and shape. Email

Casual Cooks Beach Hotel. Must be available 7 days per week. Email applications to

Junior Graphic Designer for ad agency in Lismore. Send resume and PDF folio of 5 designs to

Casual Staff Required for Byron @ Byron Resort. Massage therapist, beauty therapist, wiater, night auditor and housekeeper.  Apply with cover letter and CV to

Experienced Wait Staff and Barstaff for Italian at the Pacific. Phone 0439 978 787.

Experienced Chef/Cook for Earth ‘n’ Sea Pizza and Pasta. Email Denise and

Experienced Cleaners Must have own car. Call 6688 4777.

Ballet Teacher Experienced teacher needed. Call Yvonne 6684 7779.

Gardener One weeks gardening work in Ewingsdale for energetic person $15 per hour. Phone Anthony 6684 7510.

Something for everyone this week – good luck!!

Jobs This Week

Casual Housekeeper for Byron Bay guesthouse. Must have ABN and work on weekends. Email CV with references to

Night Manager/Security Casual position includes nightshift and weekends. Phone 0438 207 166.

Cleaner for Holiday Accomodation Experience and ABN preferred. Phone 0427 600 0447.

Computer Programmer Must know CSS, JS, HTML5. Animation or 3D capabilities well regarded. Phone 0477 975 008.

Au Pair wanted 15 hours per week to care for 5 month old in exchange for room and board. Phone 0407 550 138.

Spanish students cook up a storm @ Lexis English Byron Bay!


Our wonderful Spanish IELTS class decided to cook traditional and delicious Spanish food for all of their fellow students and staff today.

The dishes included Spanish Omelette and Paella with prawns and chicken.

Beautiful, traditional Spanish food was enjoyed by everyone at Lexis English Byron Bay, even though the Paella took 3 hours to cook!

Jobs in Byron S…


Jobs in Byron Shire this week for Lexis students …


1. Mathematics Tutor: for year 8 student at Wategoes Beach. $50 per hour. Email:
2. Model needed for Life Drawing classes in Ballina. Good $$$. Phone Tara: 0435786568
3. Chef for busy takeaway – Beloporto, shop 12 Feros Arcade.
4. Italian at the Pacific require experienced bar staff with good wine knowledge. Phone: 0412 199 710.

Lexis Byron Bay Olympics


On Friday 10 August, Lexis English Byron Bay held a BACKYARD OLYMPICS and BBQ!!!

We made teams from all of the nations on campus, some were united nations … an excellent combination and diversity of cultures.

All of our students and staff had a great afternoon of competition and fun.

We declared Korea the Gold Medal winner, followed closely by Spain for Silver (although they seemed to cheat in many events) and a United Nations Junior Team of France and Japan topok out the Bronze.

Prizes were made up of Australian Tim Tams, Arnotts biscuits and Australian chocolate Koala shortbread!


Does Byron Bay get any better than this?

Mother nature turned it on for Lexis English Byron Bay students yesterday as we took a walk up inside the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse.

With perfect winter weather, impossibly clear skies and the deepest green sea imaginable, the TAP students, Tomoki, Sakura and Mion, along with Fabian from Switzerland and Michelle enjoyed an afternoon atop Cape Byron Lighthouse. The weather allowed us uninterrupted views to Australia’s most easterly point and beyond … it felt like we could see all the way to New Zealand, the sky was so perfect and clear.

The students spotted a large pod of dolphins, humpback whales and earlier in the day the Ranger from Cape Byron Marine Park spotted a 3.5 metre Bronze Whaler shark off the back beach near Tallows!Image

Hello Sunshine!

Today we welcomed five new students to Lexis Byron Bay. Mion from Japan is just thirteen years old and Antoine from France is sixteen. They joined Laerte from Brazil, Caroline from France and Fabian from Switzerland in a walk through town and along the beach for this morning’s orientation activity.

It’s such a lovely sunny day in Byron that we decided to conduct our introductions over a juice and a cuppa at the Beach Hotel. After taking the morning to settle in our newbies got straight into it, heading off for their first surf lesson this afternoon.

 What a great way to start your stay!

Flying Trapeze

They swing through the air with the greatest of ease, those daring young students on the flying trapeze!

Last Friday the daredevils among us braved the heights of the big top as we headed to Circus Arts Byron Bay for a lesson on the flying trapeze. Our capable instructors talked us through the steps as we practiced first on the rope swings at ground level. Then we were ready to strap on our safety harnesses and climb the ladder to the very top of the flying trapeze! With a safety net below us we knew it was safe, but nonetheless it took a lot of courage to jump off the platform and swing through the air!

French student Nathan went first, flying through the air with great style and thirteen year old Shotaru was brave enough to have a go too. We increased our confidence as time went on and all the students showed themselves to be extremely brave and acrobatic, swinging through the air upside down, right way up and even attempting a mid-air crossover!

Well done, everyone!

Bongo Beads

Today we headed into town to make some jewellery! The lovely staff at Bongo Bead Shop run workshops on how to make beaded bracelets, necklaces and other jewellery and they were happy to show us how it’s done. Students selected their own beads from a huge and colourful selection and then threaded their jewellery. Japanese TAP student Sakura made a name bracelet for her friend in Japan and then a lovely charm necklace for herself. Mamaki, Shotaru and Tomoki all made sets of super cool bead jewellery to wear here in Byron Bay. A great souvenir of everyone’s time in Australia!

Jobs This Week

Only a few jobs this week everyone so get in quick to beat the competition!

Native Indonesian or Mandarin speakers required for casual tutoring positions. Phone 0410 341 131.

Office Assistant for busy online business. Email

Wait staff for O’Sushi Byron Bay. Get yourself down to O’Sushi quick as these jobs always go fast!

Chef at Asia Joes in town.  Email