Happy Retirement to teacher Ian!!

Ian last day


It’s a very sad day today at Lexis | Byron Bay as we say goodbye to our wonderful teacher Ian! Ian has been teaching here at Byron Bay since September, and has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

His students love him, and we will miss his wit in the staff room!! Here he is making a farewell speech, showing us his old man walk and opening his leaving gift of wine and a Mary Ryan’s book voucher! Good luck Ian, Happy Retirement!!

Graduation Friday 30th May!

graduation 30 May


As May draws to a close, we say goodbye to more of our wonderful students. The IELTS class – Bastian, Eva, Oriol and Angela; are all leaving – Angela to return to Belgium and Bastian to Switzerland; whilst Oriol will remain in Australia and Eva will be jetting off to Melbourne before hopefully getting a job in an Aussie ski resort!

Vanessa, Lionel, Alberto, Lani and Pedro also left today – Lani had written a beautiful speech (which will be on the blog soon!) and Pedro ends his 24 weeks of studying with us.

Good luck everyone!!

What’s on this Weekend in Byron Bay!!




It’s almost the weekend woooohooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! I’m running out of imaginative things to say at the beginning of these Weekender posts, I really am.

Get your weekend rolling with live music galore – from Safia at the Beachy, Nathan Kaye Collective at the Rails and Death of Desa Mani, Dave Dog Atkins, Heavy B and the Boy and Jake Kemp at the Northern.

Arj Barker is also back at the Byron Community Centre with more stand up comedy.

Frothing on Fridays are going retro at the Ginger Pig this Friday night from 9pm – they will be blasting the 70s and 80s tunes – head along to see our very own Juliana and Mariana (their new promo girls) and to have a boogie with $5 Coopers and $10 cocktails.

And at the Buddha Bar on Friday – Boom Faya are putting on their last reggae, dance hall and roots night as a tribute to Byron, a farewell to one of their founding members and also as their one year birthday bash! This awesome event will start at 5pm and run through until midnight, featuring DJs, MCs, acoustic musicians and fire spinners!

On Saturday night at the Northern there is plenty of live local music with Pilots, Velociraptor, Sassin Fras and Chasing Ghosts; and DJ Cutloose is at the Beachy.

Diana Anaid is playing at the Rails; The Strands at the Buddha Bar and Firewall at the Ginger Pig. Arj Barker is also performing more stand up comedy at the Community Centre.

And on Sunday.. Luke Morris & Nick Brampton are playing at the Northern, and Ziggi at the Buddha Bar.

Sunday sessions will be in full swing with Loonaloop from 4.30pm at the Beachy (followed by DJ Captain Kaine at 9.30pm) and the Brackets and Jam live jam session at the Ginger Pig with local musicians taking to the stage from 6pm.

Writers at the Rails is on from 2pm – featuring fun local band the Dinkum Bohos, Rebecca Phoenix and Vasudha Harte and the Romaniacs. As teacher Kathleen attests, the Rails is always great on a Sunday afternoon!

Have a great weekend everyone!! xo





Jobs in and around Byron Bay this week!!


Do you need cash to head off on the awesome BWT Lexis Fraser Island trip??! Here are the jobs advertised in The Echo this week…

1 – Do you have a NSW RSA certificate and will still be around at the end of July? Splendour in the Grass are looking for paid bar and cashier staff to work at the festival from the 24-27 July. Please email splendourbarwork@gmail.com with your details, your previous bar experience and a copy of your RSA certificate.

2 – Made from Scratch Patisserie in Mullumbimby are looking for an experienced baker / pastry chef, as well as a retail sales person with coffee making experience. They will be opening in late June 2014. Please email CV to info@scratchpatisserie.com.au

3 – experienced barista able to work at a fast pace required for The Terrace Cafe in Brunswick Heads. Please email CV to brunsjob@outlook.com

4 – experienced breakfast cook required in Brunswick Heads, with early starts. Please email CV to brunsjob@outlook.com

5 – The Northern are looking for an assistant manager. If you have experience and are sticking around in Byron for a long time, and have your RSA, RCG and the ability to hold a security licence – please email CV to info@byronbayentertainment.com

6 – Byron Gourmet Pies in the A&I estate are looking for a fit, organised and reliable night packer to operate packing machinery and send out pallets. 5pm-10pm weeknights. Please email CV to info@byrongourmetpies.com.au

Good luck everyone! Don’t forget that we have Job Club in Room 2 at 2pm today.

World Cup is approaching!!



The World Cup is fast approaching! Kicking off on Thursday 12 June with Brazil vs. Croatia; the competition runs over a month until the 13 July.

Pighouse Flicks, the lounge cinema at the Byron Bay Brewery; are hosting nightly screenings of the games on one of their cinema screens from June 13 – entry is $10, you can buy food and soft drinks there; and the screenings are all BYO alcohol – so pack a cool bag with beer and come down to see your country play.



Key games in the first round are:

Spain vs Netherlands – Friday 13 June 4pm (Brazilian local time)

Australia vs Chile – Friday 13 June 6pm (Brazilian local time)

England vs Italy – Saturday 14 June 6pm (Brazilian local time)

Cote d’Ivoire vs Japan – Saturday 14 June 10pm (Brazilian local time)

Switzerland vs Ecuador – Sunday 15 June 1pm (Brazilian local time)

Germany vs Portugal – Monday 16 June 1pm (Brazilian local time)

Brazil vs Mexico – Tuesday 17 June 4pm (Brazilian local time)

Russia vs Korea Republic – Tuesday 17 June 6pm (Brazilian local time)

Go to http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/ for more information!