What’s on in the Byron and Tweed Shire’s this week:


1. DJ Ruby Rose + 4 support acts plays the Byron Bay Brewery on Friday 27 September … only $25 at the door!

2. Dan Hannaford plays The Rails on Sunday …

3. Ms Renee Simone plays the Byron Bay Community Centre on Sunday …

4. Stains of Modernity – an exhibition bringing the underground to the fore, through paint on walls and sculptural forms. At Sauce Studio Murwillumbah from this Saturday 28 September until November 30. http://www.saucestudio.com.au

5. AFL Grandfinal … get to one of the local pubs, The Beachy, GreatNorthern etc … to watch the Fremantle Dockers V the Hawthorn Hawks battle for the AFL Grandfinal. Go the DOCKERS!!!

6. The Cat Empire plays Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday 28 September …

7. Markets … a variety of local markets are on!

8. WHALE WATCHING TRIP … why not book a whale watching boat trip with the team from Maya Backpackersworldtravel this weekend … get out and see these amazing mamals up close in their natural environament before they return to Antarctica!

Activities and workshops updates for this week …

Tuesday 24 September: No Surfing today so get to the Palace Cinema for Cheap Tuesday – only $10 per movie …
My pick is ‘Blue Jasmine’ the new Woody Allen movie starring the amazing Aussie Cate Blanchett!
11.45am, 1.30pm
2.00pm, 6.15pm
2D TURBO (G) 96m’
3.15pm, 7.10pm, 9.15pm
FRANCES HA (MA15+) 86′
4.00pm, 9.45pm
3.20pm, 8.15pm
5.15pm, 7.45pm

Wednesday 25 September: Claudia’s Vocabulary Workshop … 2-3pm! Don’t miss out – sign up NOW!

Thursday 26 September: Snorkelling to Julian Rocks – $55 … sign up at front office, book and pay with BWT!
Thursday 26 September: Learn to Surf with Style Surfing Byron Bay … only $45 and best coaches in town!

Friday 27 September: Lexis OLYMPICS IV!!! The gamees of the Lexis Olympiad are infamous … get your teams sorted for fun and hilarity with prizesfor the Lexis backyard Olympics IV!!!

Awesome prizes to be won with Emmanuel from Maya Backpackersworldtravel giving away another epic prize!!!
Last Olympics Leexis stduents won Tim Tams, A day trip to Nimbin and a Go Sea Kayaking trip!

Jobs in the Byron shire this week:

1. Delivery drivers required to deliver local phone books. Own vehicle required. Phone: 0419 899 4956

2. Barista for Cafe in Bangalow. Phone Karl or Katrina: 6687 1010

3. Graphic Designer for part time contract 10-20 hours per week. Must be highly proficient in Photoshop & Illustrator. $25 per hour. Emai lcover letter and resume to: michael@psychwire.com

4. Boutiquer Hotel in Byron Bay requires casual housekeepers. Previous cleaning experience is essential. Email resume to: escape@gardenbures.com

5. Night Packer required in Suffolk Park 10-15 hours per week. Experience preferrred. Email: sharonleemcqueeen@hotmail.com

Goodluck Lexis – ites!

Jobs and Training in the Byron shire this week:

1. Junior Dishwasher: Gringos @ Brunswick Heads. Phone: 6680 1415

2. Talented Bar, Wait Staff and Chefs required for Elenix Restaurant in Lennox Head. Apply in person with your resume: 90-92 Ballina Street, Lennox Head

3. Experienced Barista / Supervisor for Bangalow cafe. Phone: 6687 1010: Karl or Katrina.

4. Wait Staff for busy Chinese Restaurant in Bangalow. Must be able to work weekends. Phone: 6687 2382

5. Cook / Barista required for BIG MAMA in Mullumbimby. Please come in with your resume…

6. Experienced Cleaners required! Phone: 0413 190 266 .

7. Barista / Sandwich hand for Village Bakehouse @ Sunrise (next to IGA). Bring your resume in person.

8. Live – in – Au – Pair for 8 month old baby girl in Suffolk Park. Experience and references required. Immediate start. Call: 0406 746 569

Training … Byron Bay Barista School will teach you all aspects of coffee making and enable you to work your way around the world ! Phone: 0402 242 481

Goodluck everyone …

Meet our CAE teacher, Ian!



Why did you choose teaching as your career?

Because I love languages, love travelling and learning about other cultures and I love working with people.


Which class are you teaching at the moment?

I teach the Cambridge Advanced course


How long have you been teaching at Lexis Byron Bay? What did you do before you worked here?

It’s my first week here at Lexis Byron Bay, but I’ve been teaching English for nearly 20 years.  Most of my teaching was in Sydney, and I’ve also taught in Moscow, Bangkok, Korea, Mongolia and Paris!


Do you speak another language? What was your biggest challenge when learning it?

I speak French and German, pretty well, and a little bit of Spanish, Italian and Indonesian.    I studied French for 10 years, but when I got to Paris I couldn’t understand a word, so listening is very difficult for me!


What do you like the most about your job?

Creativity, interaction with people, making a difference in people’s lives and learning about students’ countries.


In your opinion, what is Byron Bay’s best kept secret?

The Pocket, where I live.  There are lots of these little valleys around Byron Bay in the Hinterland, which are beautiful,  green and peaceful.


If you were not a teacher, what job would you have now?

Well, I took a break from teaching for a few years and did something completely different, helping older people live in their homes instead of going into nursing homes (community care).


Please make Ian very welcome at Lexis!

Congratulations Boa Lingua!

Lexis English’s partner agency, Boa Lingua, has won the prestigious STM Language Star award for a record 5th time!  

Often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the language travel industry’, the awards are based on votes from schools all over the world.


Read more about Boa’s win here –



Welcome ‘HOME’ Chloe …


Welcome ‘HOME’ to Byron Bay Chloé Morineau!!!
The staff at Lexis missed you so very much and I am so glad you came home to visit us and tell us more about your grand adventures!
I am so thrilled for you that you are going to stay in Aussie – land a while longer, continue travelling and then return to Outback QLD with the lovely family on their cattle station for Christmas and continue to improve your English!
I can’t wait to visit you in France in the next few years …

Jobs and Training in the Byron Shire this week:


1. Byron Bay Barista School will teach you all aspects of coffee making to give you the skills to find work anywhere in Australia or the world … To book a place, Phone: 0402 242 481


1. Prep Cook for Wednesday shift and Junior Dishwasher for casual position at Gringos Brunswick Heads. Phone: 6680 1415

2. Kitchen Hand – 30 hours per week: 5.30am start. Email: jeremy@thelarder.com.au

3. FREE Accommodation on rainforest acreage in exchange for cleaning / gardening – 12 hours per week. Email CV to: onyamate@live.com

4. Bar Staff for Byron Bay Brewery – must have RSA – apply in person any day after 4pm!

5. Wait Staff for Kinoko Japanese Restaurant must have working Visa. Apply in person with resume.

6. Chefs, wait and bar staff required for Your Gourmet Catering for part time and weekend work. Phone: 0439 656 063 and email resume to: info@yourgourmet.com.au

7. Experienced Bar person required for a new Italian restaurant in Bangalow. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Phone: 6687 2247 or 0414 365 749

Goodluck Lexis – ites … these jobs are perfect for you!

What’s on in the Byron shire this weekend?



SAMPLE FOOD festival is on @ Bangalow tomorrow – Saturday 7 September from 8am – 4pm, so get down there for some delicious and cheap local food, cooking demonstrations, markets and other activities. FREE entry with tasting plates either $5 or $10. YUM!

Bob Evans (Jebediah front man) plays the Byron Bay Community Centre tonight, Friday 6 September …

The Paper Kites & Georgia Fair play the Northern on Saturday 7 September …

Diana Anaid plays the Ballina RSL on Saturday 7 September.

NRL games LIVE on the Big Screen at the Beachy on Sunday.

Plenty of whales about in the Bay still, so go for a walk to the lighthouse, have a swim and seee how many whales you can spot.

Better still, book a WHALE WATCHING CRUISE with the team from Maya Backpackersworldtravel and get out on the high seas!

Jobs in the Byron Shire this week:

1. Sales Assistant – House of Wellbeing. Email resume to: houseofwellbeing@gmail.com or text 0411 692 673

2. Cleaner + some Maintenance needed – Byron Bay Motel. Email: byronbaycleaner@gmx.com

3. Cook for Little Red Chilli in Sufffolk Park. Asian cooking experience preferred. Phone: 6685 3522.

4. Baristas with years experience needed for Byron FRESH Cafe. Email resume to: byronbayfresh@gmail.com

5. Cat carer in Sunrise area needed for a friendly feline for 2 months in your home. Phone: 0414 519 432

6. Petals Australia seeking friendly retail sales staff to join their team at Bangalow. Part time and casual positions. Email your resume to: Sarah: admin@petalsaustralia.com.au

7. Kangaroo Island Tourism Village – Kangaroo Island requires Managers or business partners. Email resume to: uzishein@yahoo.com

8. Live in Au-Pair required for 8 month baby girl. Wage + food + accommodation in queen size room in Suffolk Park. Immediate start. Phone: 0406 746 569

9. Au-Pair / Nanny wanted for 28 hours per week for 2 boys. Own room, free rent + healthy food + $125 per week. Phone: 0415 121 250 or email: marionellyard@gmail.com

Goodluck everyone ….

United Nations commence Lexis English Byron Bay today!


Welcome to our newbies …

Andreia, Andrea, Desiree, Ryo, Eleonora, Yurina, Ryo, Sandro, Isabela and Jana … from Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Italy, Brazil and Germany!!!
We hope you have a wonderful first day at Lexis English Byron Bay meeting new friends and classmates and enjoy the first week of English studies and excellent Byron Bay activities!