Tomorrow is an exciting day as the first students move into the Lexis | Byron Bay onsite accommodation.
Earlier today, I was lucky enough to take a quick tour round the facilities. Everywhere is light, bright, white and new. The rooms are extremely light and airy with comfortable beds, desks storage facilities. The bathrooms are sparkling and new, with private showers for boys and girls and a large shared vanity area.
The student lounge is also looking good (no photos yet as finishing touches are still being applied). It has a huge commercial kitchen with a cooking island containing induction cook tops.
For the full tour, come to the opening between 5-6pm tomorrow and enjoy the complimentary refreshments and music.
Today we had a lot of students graduating from Lexis Byron bay, many who have been here for a long time and feel like such a part of the family.
We had the Cambridge First Certificate class
along with the Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English class,
who graduated today and will be sitting their final exams in coming days.
Their teachers said that they have been very hard working, diligent and fun to teach. The students in these classes spend so much time together and often form strong friendships with each other and their teachers. It has been such a pleasure having their smiling faces here at Lexis every day.
We also had a number of students from General English who grauated today:
Ayaka, who has been with us for twelve weeks and who has improved her English dramatically, also graduated today.
Giacomo and Misako both graduated from Elementary class today. They have both been wonderful students and will be staying in Byron bay for some time, Misako, to complete her yoga teacher training and Giacomo to continue working and enjoying Byron life.
Samira and Nadia also graduated today. Samira will be leaving Byron bay and continuing her studies at Lexis in Perth. Nadia has been here in Byron for eight weeks and her teacher said she has been a brilliant student the whole time.
Thank you too all graduating students for the good approach to their studies, for the fun and laughter with each other and for the joy they have brought to Lexis!
The winners are in from each Lexis English School in Australia and it is time for Carol from Student Uni Travel to choose her favourite #LexisSelfie. The grand prize winner will receive a 3 day 2 night trip to Fraser Island valued at $420! Here are our entries and winners from each school.
Andreas and Julian and their Tooth-Brushing Selfie from Brisbane!
#sleepselfie by Christian Coray from Sunshine Coast
Patrick Jenni getting colourful from Perth
Our two Brazilian love birds: Will and Mar from Noosa
The Jellyfish kisser, Leonardo Da Cunha Barbosa from Byron
The competition results will be announced tomorrow, good luck to all entries.
There is loads of local bands, DJ’s and music around town this weekend. It is also the biggest weekend in Byron for Schoolies. There will be school leavers from Victoria, Queensland and NSW so be prepared for long queues at Woolies, the bottle shop, and at any music venue at night time.
If you want more details about events, activities, artists, muscians and Byron life, check out this excellent website with loads of current local people, places and ideas: http://commongroundaustralia.com/byronbay
Matt Armitage @ The Northern
Toni Swain @ The Rails
DJ Longtime @ The Beach Hotel
Brewery DJs @ Byron Brewery
Jalapeno Jazz Trio @ Ginger Pig
DJ Jimmy D @ Cocomangas
Harry Edwards @ Treehouse (and awesome pizza and cocktails)
Velshur, The New High, Kyle Lionhart @The Northern (These guys are all awesome talented locals from the Gold Coast and Byron)
The 9th Chapter @ The Rails
Scott Day Vee Duo playing for Lexis student drinks @ The Beach Hotel 5pm, Madison Kat at 9pm
Neem @ The Byron Brewery
DJ Pob @ Ginger Pig
Matthew Armitage @ Treehouse (talented local artist who plays all around town)
Luke Yeaman @ Pizza Paradiso
Sealegs, The Badlands, Skyways are Highways @ The Northern
Bossy Big Heart @ The Railway Hotel
DJ Fonzaius @The Beach Hotel
Broadfoot @ The Brewery
DJ Anton Leaf @ Ginger Pig
DJ Jimmy D & DJ QC @ Cocomangas
DJ Sanchez @Woodies Surf Shack
Dan Hannaford @ The Northern (cool Byron local guy who plays around town a lot)
Richie Williams Band 4.30pm, Sorority Party 8pm @ The Beach Hotel
There are so many activities to do in Byron and lots of different ways to travel around town – including skate boarding! After class on Tuesday Flavio Biehl, a Byron bay local professional skater, visited Lexis to teach us all how to skate!
Flavio gave great instructions and soon we are all rolling along and learning how to balance, duck down on the board, do ‘tic-tacs’ and wheelies. There were long skate boards as well as short ones, both designed to ride differently.
There were a few falls, but this was definitely outweighed by the fun and laughter.
As it turns out, we have some natural skaters here who picked up the skill and techniques of skating very quickly.
Full time or part time wok cook. Experience required. Immediate start. Drop resume to Byron Noddle Box or email email@example.com
Italian at the Pacific Experienced and well-presented cocktail/bar person required. Please call 0406 647 236. NSW RSA required.
CASUAL chef wanted NOW at The Middle Pub. 15 hours work a week. Must be a reliable team player. May suit older person or parent returning to work. Send current CV to the Manager. firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in resume at the bar.
BUSY women’s yoga teacher training business seeks an admin assistant for minumum 8 – 10 hours work per week with the potential for more hours during courses. Must have strong administration, IT and organisational skills. Experience in yoga teaching is a bonus. For a full job description email:email@example.com
Falls Festival Foodies Honest, hard-working people required for a food stall from 30th – 3rd January. Must be fit as you will work long hours. Experience serving food at a festival is preferred, but not essential. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
TRADITIONAL THAI is looking for apprentice and experienced chefs to join our passionate and professional team. Please email your resume to email@example.com or call us on 6685 5151
EXPERIENCED cleaners Looking for cleaners to work every Saturday from Mid December. Attention to detail is a must. Please don’t contact us if you have not cleaned before. The shifts are 4 hours..$25.00 per hour. Paid monthly. ABN is needed or ability to get one. Own transport is preferred. Travellers are welcome… if you have experience. Send an email with your details. Click here. Then click ‘send message’.
Casual weekend cleaner needed for busy Byron Bay Holiday complex. Regular hours every Saturday and Sunday. Looking for hard working, independent people who have a fine eye for detail. Must be available every Saturday and Sunday. Prefer previous experience. $20 per hour. Please email resume….click here then ‘send message.’
Chef, apprentice chef, kitchen hands at Frankie Brown We are looking for cooks, kitchen hands, and apprentice cook. The apprentice cook must be Australian or permanent resident.
Falls Festival kitchen staff looking for kitchen hand staff to work at the falls festival in Byron bay . Must have experience and be hard working. starting on the 28 of December
CARERS interesting, dependable people wanted to care for fun loving quadriplegic. No experience needed, training provided. Will need own transport. $25 – $37 per hour. Phone Warwick on 6684 7428
Tip: Ask to speak with the manager when you go to hand in your resume. Remember to smile, be friendly and try to engage in a conversation.
Today we have seven new starters at Lexis Byron bay!
We welcome Ayaka, who is from Japan and travelling Australia while earning English. Camila is from Brazil and is here to improve her English for her professional role back in her country. She has arrived along with her friend Andrea, also from Brazil who is here for the same reason! They are looking forward to the opportunity to learn a language and enjoy what Byron has to offer.
Jana is from the Czech Republic and is here to improve her English and also enjoy a different environment and culture. Severin is taking some time out from his carpentry job in Switzerland to study, surf and travel.
Kanami is here from a small city in Japan. She wanted to study in a smaller place, rather than big city and so has chosen here in Byron.
And finally Graziella is here from a town on the west coast of France.
A big welcome to all of you and we hope you enjoy your time here!
Today at Lexis Byron we said farewell to some wonderful people.
Pascaline is leaving Lexis to spend another month in Australia. Her teacher said she had started as a quiet student who quickly progressed and became one of the most talkative in the class! Pascaline has no plans for the coming time in Australia, she will just go with the flow.
Carlo’s teacher said his English improved dramatically in only a short amount of time while he has been studying at Lexis. He will now be travelling the coast of Australia with his girlfriend who will be arriving in the country in coming days.
Kaede’s teacher congratulated her on her studies and efforts – she took one week off work to come to Australia and chose to study at Lexis rather than spend her work break relaxing. Well done Kaede! She is going back to Japan this weekend.
And finally,Michael is leaving Lexis Byron for further travel. He will be travelling solo for some time around the country. His teacher said that the improvements in his English have been amazing, and he has gone up level after level in the Lexis classes. He has been with us for quite some time and has made many special friends.
One of the most famous and beautiful parts of Byron bay is also the most easterly point of Australia. The iconic Byron bay lighthouse is situated on cliff just near this point and has become a famous coastal landmark. From this point one can look out over Byron bay shire and across to the hinterland as well as out to the Pacific Ocean.
On Wednesday a group of Lexis students headed to the lighthouse to participate in a photo scavenger hunt!
In teams of two, the students completed various challenges as they made their way down from the lighthouse, seeing new places and taking photos of various landmarks, people and views.
They approached and spoke to locals and tourists, getting photo evidence of all their interactions.
And also completed physical challenges and visited various landmarks between from the lighthouse, to Wategos beach and the famous surf spot, The Pass.
The first team to make it back to Lexis won a six pack of boutique Aussie beer along with a pack of Tim-Tams! The winners were Miwa and Rico.
Check out some of the events and activities happening in and around Byron!
Hospital Craft Market: is on this Saturday 22nd Nov at 9am – 2pm. Entry is $4 at the Byron Bay High School.
Artisan Market @ Railway Park on Saturday night. There will be music, lots of lovely things to buy, and good vibes. Starts 5pm
Volunteers needed: Liberation Larder are a not-for-profit organisation operating in Byron bay. They are in need of some volunteers to help nurture and look after their gardens on Fletcher Street. It would be for 1-2 hours on a Monday or Thursday morning. If you are interested in getting involved and volunteering in Byron, call Helen 0439 409 655
Bay Insight Meditation presents the teachings of Buddha in the tradition of Insight Meditation. We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7.15 – 9.00pm at The Temple Byron, 46 Melaleuca Drive.
Mullumbimby music festival is on this weekend from Friday – Sunday! There are some excellent local and international musicians going to be there and it will be a great atmosphere and vibe. If you have the cash for tickets, I would recommend going! Click here for full details.
Open mic @ Byron Brewery. Definitely go along to the Brewery at some stage during your stay in Byron. They have their own beer, food, a bar, and open mic night often has some very talented musicians. It is a relaxed, chilled out and warm atmosphere.
DJ Sanchez @ Woody’s Surf Shack
Sarah Grant @ The Railway Hotel
DJ Longtime @ The Beach Hotel
Hot Sex Chocolate @ The Northern
Dan Hannaford (local acoustic artist, really good) @ The Railway Hotel 7pm
Squeak Lemaire Band @ The Beach Hotel
Nahko & Medicine for the People @ Byron Brewery (awesome political activist band) $40
Jalapeno Jazz Trio @ Ginger Pig
DJ Jimmy D @ Cocomangas
Potato Potato @ Treehouse (and the best pizzas in town)
The Runimaters, Dead Beat Band, Main Beach @ The Northern
Bohemian Cowboys @ The Railway Hotel
Bill Jacobi 5pm, Fish out of Water 9pm @ The Beach Hotel
Hayley Grace @ Byron Brewery
Phil Smith @ Frankie Brown
Abe Stewart @ Pizza Paradiso
The Art @ The Northern
Dawn Patrol @ The Rails
The Faders @ The Beach Hotel
Artisan Market @ Railway Park from 5pm onwards
San Cisco, Gunns, Montaigne @ The Northern (San Cisco are a fun band from Melbourne)
Mark Kelly @ The Rails
Betty Blisset 4.30pm, Elemental DJs 9pm @ The Beach Hotel
Treehouse DJ’s @ Treehouse
TIP: SCHOOLIES IS STARTING THIS WEEKEND:
Schoolies starts on the 22nd of November. Schoolies is basically when year 12 high school students complete their final exams. Many year 12’s around Australia go for one or two weeks to party, party, party. There are three major places where tens of thousands of students from all around Australia go to celebrate: Gold Coast, Bali and Byron bay. So in the next few weeks you will notice a lot of young people partying around town. There will also be increased numbers of police and very strict security at bars and pubs. Also, be prepared to wait in queues if you are going out late. If you want to know more about the schoolies, click here.
Remember to smile, have fun and congratulate any schoolies you meet- they have just finished school forever 🙂
Cleaner wanted: HI, looking for a cleaner 3 hrs fortnight. Free to shedule your own working day. Experienced on cleaning and reliable 20 $ per hours
Long term. Please contact me by email. (Click here and then click ‘send message’)
Italian speaking waiter position: Waiter – Byron Bay – professional waiter fluent in Italian & able to communicate well in english. Restaurant situated in central Byron Bay and open 5 days per week.
Please contact Matteo on 0449027225
Cameriere Byron Bay- stiamo cercando un cameriere italiano con esperienza ed un buon livello d inglese parlato per una posizione in un ristorante situato in centro a Byron Bay con opportunita’ di lavoro di 5 giorni a settimana. contattare Matteo 0449027226
Massage Therapist: casual and permanent in Byron CBD call 0402382344
Chefs and Waiters wanted for part time and weekend work to join our friendly and professional team. Must be available 13.12.14 Call 0439656063 or email your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fit/Healthy cleaners preferably with OH&S whitecard for construction industry. Experienced. Casual. 0405 437 431
St Elmo is looking for experienced waiters and bartenders for a busy Spanish reataurant in Byron Bay. Past experience and valid NSW RSA is neccessary. Send resumes to email@example.com
After sampling a number of different Aussie beers, a group of Lexis students went to the local pub, The Beach Hotel, for Friday drinks. It was a good time to hang out with other students and get to know each other a little better. Every student has an interesting story to tell about their life experience, culture and travels!
Speaking with other students from different cultures is a great way to open the mind and learn about people and places. For example, there were conversations about the Swiss Army, about working in different countries, family life, culture, dating and more.
There was even some arm wrestles! And, as always, lots of laughing.
There is SO much good live music around this week! Katchafire are playing tonight at the Brewery, if you like reggae, you will love them. Violent Soho are playing Saturday night at The Northern, if you like rock music, this is a really popular Aussie rock band. Also, on Tuesday at the Brewery, a guy called Nahko- an amazing soulful singer. And of course, all the usual fun at the usual places:
Artsexposure 7.30pm and Katchafire 8pm @ Byron Brewery
Jesse Morris Band @ Frankie Brown
Club Raider DJ’s @ Woody’s Surf Shack
Nathan Kaye @ The Railway Hotel
King of the North, Valhalla Lights @ The Northern
Vanessa Baker & The Electric Ecclectic @ The Railway Hotel
Greg Krew 5pm, Lepr and the Crooks 9pm, Barefoot Allley @ The Beach Hotel
Velshur @ The Byron Brewery
Jimmy D & DJ QC @ Cocomangas
Underground Hip Hop @ Ginger Pig
Potato Potato @ The Treehouse (and the best pizza everrrrrr)
Mr. Speaker and the Party People @ The Rails
Portugal the Man 7.30pm (this guys is really good, check him out here), Rhythm & Cutloose 9pm @ The Beach Hotel
Lionheir @ Byron Brewery 8.30pm
Celtic Tradition @ Byron Community Centre (Celtic Tradition” is a showcase of scottish and irish dance and music. Performers are from the long established “Cape Byron Celtic Dance”. The show also features music and song from Mark Cryle and Carmel Newman. $25 for a ticket)
Jimmy D & DJ QC @ Cocomangas
DJ Sanchez @ Wooody’s Surf Shack
The Artisan Market is on Saturday night at Railway Park (opposite the Byron bay community Centre)
Matt Armitage @The Northern
The Shooflys @The Rails 6.30pm
The Feramones 4.30pm, DJ Taya 9pm @ The Beach Hotel
Brewery DJs @ Byron Brewery
DJ Chris @ Ginger Pig
Also, Tuesday night at the Byron Brewery @ 7pm is Nahko & Medicine for the People (and more). This guys makes soul lifting, beautiful, spiritual amazing music. Tickets are $35. It will be a great show. Check him out here.
Enjoy, care for one another, smile at strangers and have fun 🙂
Yesterday we had an expert come into Lexis to show us how to do an interesting and unique activity: slacklining!
Josh Mannix is a professional slackliner who teaches all around Australia and internationally. He emphasised that when on the line it is important to focus on your breathing and being flexible, loose and relaxed.
It turns out, we have some students here who are excellent at it! Carlo, Simone and Fabian could even do little tricks and foot changes and turns.
By the end of the session we had a number of students who had really improved at this activity, and Josh said it was one of the quickest learning groups he had worked with!
Thanks to Josh for being a great slackline teacher!
This afternoon in the student lounge a group of Lexis people sat down to chai lattes, cappuccinos and Tim-Tams to get to know each other a little better.
Enjoying lattes and cappuccinos
We pulled up a big line of tables and everyone introduced themselves, telling the group something interesting or surprising about themselves. There were lots of laughs and some deep philosophical conversations which came out of these introductions! For example, a discussion about whether animals have intelligence and consciousness.
And then there was some silliness too…
We also had a special visitor! My sister, Penny, who has just arrived back in Australia after travelling Europe for five months. This made for interesting conversation with some of our European students. They discussed the different European places they had been and travelled to and the different opinions of these places and cultures.
Sharing stories, ideas and learning more about each other is a great way to practice the English language, and deepen our awareness of others. Coffee club at Lexis Byron is a great place for this to happen!
Byron bay buzzes with creativity. From street performers, buskers, to the live music scene, the talent around town is always on display. There is free live music every night and in Summer time, the Byron artisan market, the night market and the beach side market play host to some very talented individuals selling a vast variety of imaginative, artistic and dreamy creations.
So it is only fitting to discover that there are also loads of art galleries in and around town. Below I have listed a few. Go along and check them out if you get the chance during your stay in beautiful Byron bay!
Takeaway Cafe Looking for experienced front-of-house person. Coffee skills a bonus. Must be energetic, available on weekends and enjoy working with people. Please phone Donna on 66802843
Groundsperson: required for approximately four hours every week to help with wheelie bins and keeping gardens clean for a commercial property. Must be able to work with independence and initiative. More hours for gardening work for the right person. Please email resume. Click here.
Professional Cleaner: A part time position is available for a professional cleaner in residential/ commercial cleaning in Byron Bay and the surrounding areas.
The applicant must have:
– Own vehicle
– Relevant cleaning experience and attention to detail
We seek an applicant to join our friendly team who is intuitive, reliable, flexible and able to carry out instructions relating to specific tasks.
Please send a resume with a brief description about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
Work at the festivals in and around Byron! Hi there, we’re looking for someone with great energy, and a healthy lifestyle to become part of our festival food team. You will be required to do light cooking, cleaning and customer service work as well as set up & pack down of stall. It will really help if you love the festival experience – we’re definitely looking for someone with a good vibe. Also it is essential you can keep it together under pressure, it can get very busy. Our food focus is fresh & healthy so we want you to be fresh & healthy too. This job involves travel on weekends. You will receive a ticket to the festivals and $15 per hour. Please call and NO EMAILS!! Call Efi on: 0417212003
TIP FOR FINDING WORK IN BYRON:
Take your resume into a wide variety of businesses, even if they do not advertise for employees. You never know what their situation is. Always SMILE and be happy when you are giving your resume to the manager or owner of the business.
Today we have seven new students who have just arrived in Byron bay! First we have Constant (Cons) from Switzerland. He has been in the L.A in the U.S.A for the last three months! Elisa has come to Byron bay to study and will then travel Australia, and later Mexico and South America. Lisa has been studying art for four years and has just completed her Masters in the subject. There is lots of creativity and art in Byron – she is in the right place. Claudia will be surfing every day for the next two weeks as she learning surfing alongside English at Lexis every week.
We also had two new students transfer from different Lexis locations: Stefan from the Brisbane campus and Kevin from Maroochdore. They went straight into their classes this morning, so I didn’t get to snap a picture of them.
We welcome all of you to Lexis Byron, enjoy your stay!
Under a cloudy sky on Friday afternoon a group of us headed to the beach after class for a picnic and some soccer. There was lots of snacks that are popular Australian picnic food, such as crackers and dip, chips, fruit, sweets and cans of drink.
Most of the students got to taste something they had never tried before, such as musk sticks, three-olive dip, soy crisps, ginger beer and other delicious snacks.
The sun eventually came out as students relaxed on the beach, chatted, laughed and discussed all sorts of things- there was so interesting conversation
And, of course, there was a competitive game of soccer on the beach! We have some very good players here at Lexis!
Today we said farewell to two of our wonderful students Deborah and Elisa, who graduated from Lexis Byron bay.
Deborah’s teacher, Sammy, said she has been a delight to have in the class and that her beautiful smile and good energy was wonderful to be around. She is flying home to Switzerland tomorrow. Deborah said she had a wonderful time here in Byron and thanked everyone for the friendship.
Elisa’s teacher, Kathleen said that she had been happy and surprised with how much Elisa has learned and improved her English, especially because she often did not come to class! But when she did she was always happy and a lovely student to have here at Lexis.
Farewell guys! All the best for your future and lots of love from Lexis Byron bay!
There are a few different things happening this weekend, along with the usual fun at some of our favorite places!
The British Film Festival is on in Byron from the 6th – 16th of November. It has been travelling around the major cities of Australia. Check out the details here.
The Barrel Surf Movie is screening @ Patagonia on Jonson St. If you are a surfer or learning to surf, this will be some inspiration for you. (a “barrrel” is when surfing the wave it breaks over head and then forms a tube shape to surf through).
The Mullumbimby Show is this weekend. If you would like to see all kinds of different country things, such as sheep sheering contests, pie making and pie-eating contests,a truck show, equestrian shows along with market stalls, music and other entertainment, the Mulllum show should be an interesting event. Click here for details
The Sea Shepherd Benefit Gig is on at the Brunswick Heads hotel this Saturday 8th Nov from 12pm until 10pm. All funds raised will go towards The Sea shepherd, an organisation that works hard to protect whales, dolphins and ocean animals. Excellent local bands will be playing and there will be good people and good vibes.
If you haven’t been to the Byron Bay Brewery, make sure you do go along to check it out at some stage during your stay. There is an excellent band playing there soon called Katchafire on the 13th November. If you like live music, definitely get your tickets! For information about what’s on at the Byron Bay Brewing Co. Click here!
DJ Helmy @ The Byron bay Brewery
Afromoses @ Cafe Oska (this amazing musician plays 14 instruments and is a delight to watch. This show will be played during dinner.He also plays at the Beach Hotel on Sunday 9th).
Yacht Club DJ’s and more @ The Northern (Crazy party DJ’s)
A Little Province @ The Rails
Lee James 5pm, Bullhorn + Mr Speaker 9pm @ The Beach Hotel
DJ Danimal @ Wooody’s Surf Shack
Twin Haus, The Badlands @ The Northern
Ragga Jump @ The Rails 7pm (fun reggae band – they get everyone dancing to their funky music)
Sammy 2 Towels @ The Beach Hotel
Chameleon, Ray Kajioka, Steve Ward and more @ Byron Bay Brewery
DJ Sanchez @ Woody’s Surf Shack
Dan Hannaford @ The Northern
Marshall O’Kell Duo @ The Rails
Afromoses 4.30pm, Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup @ The Beach Hotel (Afromoses will be great to watch for those of you who like live music.)
There should also be surf around too. Have fun, look after each other and enjoy 🙂
There was a lot of talent at today’s table tennis competition. There were also a lot of games played as we had loads of participants!
The competition went for an hour and a half. We have some very talented and very competitive table tennis players here at Lexis Byron bay, but today one of our newer students, Jeremy, came through and managed to beat Leo, a fierce competitor! Well done to all the players today!
The two finalists decided to share the prize which was of six pack of cold Italian beer.
The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is the name of a Melbourne horse racing series held during October and November. There are many races held during this time, but the most prestigious and famous are the Melbourne Cup Day followed by, Oaks Day, Derby Day and Stakes Day. The Melbourne Cup race has become such a famous race that it is now recognized as one of the biggest horse races in the world, with many international horses competing for the prize. The prize money for this two minute race this year was over $3,500,000.
As you can imagine, race day is big in Melbourne and celebrated with a four day weekend (in Australia, most of our biggest National events are to do with sport). The race is now labelled ‘the race that stops the nation.’
Fashion and prestige surround the event and each year women and men dress up in their finest clothes to attend the various racing events during Spring Carnival to drink (usually a lot of champagne and sparkling wine) and bet (usually a lot of money).
There are fashion parades, champagne bottles, V.I.P marquees for the rich and famous, and then general seats or ground tickets for those who still want to attend, but do not want to spend big money. That being said, a ticket to the event will cost you, at cheapest, around $70.
Around the country there are parties and people gather to watch the event, placing bets on which horse the think will win the race. We did the same with Lexis students and spent the afternoon at the pub! We had a Lexis ‘sweep’ which is a luck-of-the-draw bet. Each student paid $2 to choose a horse at random.
And the winners were these guys!
After the race, there were a few drinks shared, with a number of Lexis students being surprised that the race was completely over in just a few minutes. People cleared out of the pub and collected their prize money. One student commented: “All THIS (the hype, the excitement and the buzz) just for two minutes?!?! It is crazy”
(Funnily enough, as a Melbourne born Australia, I can see his point.)
Ultimate Frizbee on the beach was a good kick off to the weekend! Ultimate Frizbee is a competitive game, kind of like soccer, but with a frizbee off the ground, rather than a soccer ball on the ground.
Two teams battled against each other to score goals with the frizbee. The wind made it a challenging game as it often changed the course of the frizbee and took it far far up and away in the wrong direction.
However, the teams managed to get used to it, throwing short and low. As usual, there were a host of Lexis students sun bathing, relaxing on the beach and swimming near by, watching and cheering on the other frizbee players.
It was also a time for beach swims, fun and relaxing in the ocean. Byron bay Main Beach beach is a regular hang out spot for Lexis students and it is easy to see why. It is one of the most beautiful places in Australia.
Grocery Assistant: We are looking for a person to work in the grocery department at Supa IGA Byron Bay ideally the applicant will be able to work days, nights and be available for weekend work. To apply application forms are available at the Service desk at Supa IGA Byron Bay. Click here to apply
Pedi-cab Driver: Backpackers are you looking for work in Byron Bay?? Join our awesome crew and become a pedicab rider for Down Under Pedicabs. Meet lots of people, keep fit and get paid to do it 🙂
THE JOB: You RENT the pedicab for the week (at night) and you keep all the cash you earn! Each pedicab is setup with a sound system so you can play your own music from your iPhone/MP3 player.
For more details please text 0448719523 or come and see us at Shop 5, 130 Jonson Street, Byron Bay!
Cleaners needed!: I am looking for several cleaners to start work from 29th November every Saturday for 4 weeks to clean to luxury holiday homes in Byron Bay! It will be between 4-5 hours each Saturday and may lead to more cleaning work. The job requires someone with good attention to detail, a hard worker with a great fitness level and is reliable. Previous housekeeping experience is essential! Hourly rate of pay. Please email me with your contact details, previous experience and current location. Only apply if you are able to work on saturdays. Click here to then ‘send message’ to Jesse.
Kitchen hand/ dishy and apprentice chef: Hard working and reliable staff needed. Previous experience is essential. Email resume to email@example.com (will need a car).
Juniors needed for dish washing in Brunswick Heads 66801415.
Retail shop assistant needed immediately for busy period. 2-4 days per week (including one weekend day). For quieter time, 1-2 days per week. Reiable, hard working, willing to clean and pack, customer focused. Bring resume with a current photo to: Shop 1/17 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
(Tip: Take your resume into places which have not advertised any job position- you never know what their situation is.)
We have a some interesting and fun activities coming up this month! This Tuesday (tomorrow) is the Melbourne Cup -Australia’s biggest horse race! Come along to The Northern after class to watch it on the big screen. The race starts at 3pm. There will also be table a table tennis competition on Wednesday and the end of Cambridge celebration on Friday where we will be heading for a picnic and fun on the beach! Also this month, a lighthouse adventure, beer tasting, skate board lessons with Flavio a local professional skater, and slacklining with Josh, who travels Australia teaching people how to master the art of slacklining! There are movies each week with free popcorn and lollies, language workshops, a Brazillian cooking class and more! Students can check out the ‘what’s on’ board in the student lounge for details. Enjoy guys!