This Friday we said farewell to Momoko,Takashi and Fabian. The lovely Momoko has been here for a month after transferring from Lexis Brisbane. Since arriving in Byron Bay her English has improved greatly and she has also built her confidence through her close relationship with teacher Karen and making many wonderful and inspiring friends. Takashi joined us for only a short visit and is now returning to Japan to start a new job, while Fabian is heading off on round-Australia travels. Goodbye everyone!
A great snapshot of the team here at Lexis Byron Bay!
Today we said goodbye to Sarah who is leaving us to have a baby and welcomed back Yuka who returns from maternity leave. From left, staff are: Paul, Melinda, Sarah, Ginny, Karen, Michelle, Yuka and Toby, and Rose at the front.
Have a go at applying for one of these jobs Lexis students! Goodluck.
1. Volunteers for high profile events. Phone Melissa at CASPA: 02 6621 5446
2. Experienced Casual sales assistant – Homewares and Furniture store Ballina. Apply in writing to The Manager, PO Box 421, Ballina NSW 2478.
3. Hairdresser part time position. Email resume to: email@example.com
4. Experienced Breakfast Chef required @ Belongil Bistro. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. IT User Interface Consultant part time for a Byron Bay based project. Experience essential. Email resume and cover letter: email@example.com
6. Macadamia Castle requires Sushi Makers 2-3 hours per day. Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Cleaners for Raes @ Wategoes. Upmarket and experienced. Email resumes to: email@example.com
Lexis students were lucky enough to see humpback whales breach right up close while kayaking in the Bay this week!
It was a beautiful clear day on Thursday and our students paddled out into the bay for a kayaking adventure. A pod of dolphins joined us for a surf and we were lucky enough to see a whale breach less than fifty metres away from the boats. Amazing!
Longstanding students David and Carmen graduated today after six months at Lexis Byron Bay. Carmen and David both started with very little English and have today graduated at Upper Intermediate level! They are both working here in Byron Bay and hope to make Australia their permanent home. Great work guys!
“Thanks to all the teachers because I’ve been in all the classes. I started in pre-intermediate and tomorrow I’m testing for IELTS!”
“Thank you to all the teachers… I enjoyed it a lot – enjoy Byron and Australia!”
We also said farewell to Stacy, Shohei and Hiroki. Shohei is heading back to university in Japan and Hiroki is off to work on a farm for three months but is planning to come back to school if he is able to renew his visa!
“I’ve met lots of wonderful friends here – I will come back to this school because I love everyone.“
“I enjoyed studying English here because of the very kind staff and students…I wish I didn’t have to go back to Japan!”
“I spent a really nice time here. I will be a farmer for 3 months and if I get another visa, I will come back to study here again… thank you so much!”
1. Italian @ the Pacific: Floor Staff required. Phone: 0439 978 787
2. Byron Beach Cafe: Qualified Chefs, Cooks, Bar, Floor and Baristas. Must have experience and excellent references. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 02 6680 9234
3. Asia Joes: Wait Staff. Must ahve relevant experience. Email: email@example.com
4. House Keeper / Nanny: Live in considered in a seperate living area. 10 mins from Byron. Car owner preferred. Housekeeping, childcare and cooking. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of Lexis English, we would like to say a “BIG congratulations” to our partner agency Boa Lingua on their recent STM Star Award win!
Boa Lingua represents all five Lexis English Australia schools in Switzerland and France.
On behalf of Lexis English, we would like to welcome Backpackers World Travel to all five campuses at Brisbane | Byron Bay | Noosa | Perth | Sunshine Coast! Backpackers world travel believe education extends beyond the classroom and encourage students to really get to know this great country they are studying in…
“We have been working with international students for the past ten years. We are their travel gurus and know how to plan trips that cater to every need. Australia is a big place and we are here to make sure the best things about this awesome country aren’t missed. Whether you’re looking to sail the Whitsunday Islands, explore Fraser Island, skydive, learn to surf, head to our glorious Red Centre to sleep under the millions of stars, learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, or simply need a flight back home – we offer the best travel deals for all over Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand & Bali…
We are a multi-lingual team of experts from all over the world who all share one common love – travel! Our vast range of products and exclusive offers mean there is something for everyone (even for those on a shoe-string budget). So if you’re looking for the most cost-effective, flexible and dependable travel solution, throw out your guide books and come chat to us. Let the adventure begin…”
A united nations of students from Spain, Brazil, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan and Korea enjoyed the festivities and then they all headed off to the beach together to have a swim and continue the party with their new friends.
This week we farewelled another group of wonderful students, including some members of our IELTS class.
“Everyone has been so kind, nice and friendly. I’m really happy and lucky with you all.”
The gorgeous Albert came to Australia as a complete beginner and graduated today at Upper Intermediate level. Well done Albert!
Spanish architect Jorge has been here for 12 weeks, studying for his IELTS qualification. Jorge is hoping to settle permanently in Australia and is off to Sydney to find a job.
“I want to thank everybody not only for the English but also the experiences and rich things I learned here”
And finally we said farewell to the very charismatic Jack who certainly made the most of his time in Byron.
“It was a memorable experience. I hope we will meet again. Wish me luck & enjoy Byron!”
Good luck everyone!
Our sparkling Spanish couple, Carmen and David have secured work at Aabi’s Deluxe Apartments – directly across the road from Lexis English Byron Bay as live-in cleaners and caretakers of this beautiful abode!