May Activities Calendar

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Every day between 2pm and 3pm Lexis Byron Bay runs a popular free activity programme for students.

Above is the just-released May calendar. This months we have all the favourites such as Coffee Lounge, Yoga and Sports (garden or beach depending on the weather) as well as guest teachers Flavio (skateboarding) and Daniella (Salsa). We also welcome back Joshee and his slackline.

Then, we’ve got some new indoor activities for as the weather gets cooler: two grammar workshops and a Friday Australian beer tasting session.

Finally, don’t forget Student Night, every fortnight with free drinks, BBQ and music at Aquarius Backpackers.


The weekend is here again hope you are all excited! You should all get your raincoats out cause it looks like it’s going to be raining most of the weekend


Weather for the weekend! Looks like we have rain the whole weekend, with possible lightning storms on Saturday. Good luck out there and try to stay dry unless you’re surfing!

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas/Spanish Film Festival

  • 2D AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON(M) (no free tickets)

THU 1.40pm, 3.20pm, 6.15pm, 9.10pm FRI 1.20pm, 3.40pm, 6.40pm, 8.30pm SAT 10.50am, 3.30pm, 6.20pm, 8.45pm SUN 11.20am, 3.30pm, 6.20pm, 8.15pm MON/WED 1.20pm, 3.40pm, 6.40pm, 8.45pm TUE 1.20pm, 3.40pm, 6.40pm, 9.00pm


THU 12.50pm FRI/MON-WED 4.10pm SUN 9.20am

  • BOYCHOIR(PG) (no free tickets)

DAILY 2.10pm, 6.45pm


THU 11.30am, 4.30pm FRI/MON-WED 11.15am, 1.30pm SAT 9.40am, 1.15pm SUN 9.10am, 1.15pm

  • HOME(PG)

THU 10.45am FRI-WED 11.15am


THU/SAT-SUN 9.15pm FRI/MON-WED 9.30pm


THU-FRI/MON-WED 10.00am SAT-SUN 9.20am

  • SPA15 BLUE LIPS(18+) (no free tickets)

MON 6.30pm

  • SPA15 CARMINA AND AMEN(M) (no free tickets)

SAT 6.30pm

  • SPA15 CIUDAD DELIRIO(18+) (no free tickets)

WED 6.30pm

  • SPA15 EASY SEX, SAD MOVIES(18+) (no free tickets)

FRI 6.30pm

  • SPA15 FINDING GASTON(15+) (no free tickets)

SUN 6.30pm

  • SPA15 GET MARRIED IF YOU CAN(18+) (no free tickets)

SAT 4.15pm

  • SPA15 INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED(18+) (no free tickets)

TUE 6.30pm

  • SPA15 ISMAEL(18+) (no free tickets)

SAT 1.45pm

  • SPA15 MARSHLAND(15+) (no free tickets)

SUN 4.15pm

  • SPA15 SPANISH AFFAIR(M) (no free tickets)

THU 7.00pm

  • SPA15 TRACES OF SANDALWOOD(18+) (no free tickets)

SUN 2.15pm


DAILY 11.50am, 4.20pm, 9.00pm

Gig Guide

Friday 1st May:
The Northern –Sleep Makes Waves, Glass Ocean, Gay Paris, DJ Taya Mills
The Rails – (7pm) Simon Wright Band
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Luke and Sebastian (9pm) Bulhorn

Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Supamaorifulla

The Brewery – (7:30pm) Toby
Saturday 2nd May:
The Northern –  In Hearts Wake, Pilots, Feeling Dave, DJ Chris Bradley

The Rails – (7pm) Jesse Morris Band

The Beach Hotel – (9pm) DJ Jauren Mac
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery – (7:30pm) Dallas & Ant

Sunday 3rd May:
The Northern – The Beards, The Stiffys

The Rails – (6:30pm) Azadoota

The Beach Hotel – (4:30pm) Liisa Hunt (8pm) DJ Longtime


Byron Artisan Market – Saturday – Railway Park Evening 5pm – 9pm

Byron Monthly Markey – Sunday – Butler Park Reserve 8am – 3pm

That’s some of the awesome things to do this weekend so go out and have fun and enjoy!

Byron Bay Through the Eyes of a Student / Photographer


Here in Byron Bay you get the opportunity to see some beautiful sights. But very rarely do we get to see them through the eyes of our students, let alone a very talented photographer. Lexis Byron Bay’s very own Sylvain Maury has been studying with us for the past ten weeks. Not only has been hard at his studies with perfect attendance  but he has also been taking the past ten weeks to photograph Byron Bay.

Sylvain Photo 1I got to talk with Sylvain and ask him a few questions.

How long have you been doing photography?

I Began Wildlife Photography 8 Years Ago.

Sylvain Falcon

What is your favourite topic to shoot?

My favourite topic in photography is wildlife and especially the birds. I also shoot landscape photography.

Sylvain Photo 2 How do you like photographing Byron Bay?

Often I go to Cape Byron under the lighthouse to shoot landscape photography. I also like walking on the path of Arakwal Park.

How do you like Lexis Byron Bay?

Lexis is a good experience for me. Step by step I improve my English with my teacher.


Sylvain Photo 3What is your favourite shot taken here in Byron Bay?

I don’t really have one favourite shot here. The wildlife and the nature are amazing here. It is a pleasure for photography.

Jobs around Byron This Week!

That time of week again everyone! Here are your jobs up this week! Remember to keep trying and always be checking the paper and ! Also check in at job club every two weeks!

Italian Chef

We are looking for an expert chef, of chef de partie for recently opened restaurant in beautiful Byron Bay. Contact Manuel at 0432665927

Front of House +Head IT Tech Position Available

2 separate positions are available, at a full-time hire.
Although separate, you’ll be more likely to get the job if you can fulfil either position
Hiring is available ASAP
What’s required :
1. You are easy going and personable.
You are customer-oriented and pleasant.
You are patient
You are well presented and well-spoken (English is obligatory of course)
2. You’re within 25 – 35 years of age
3. You have worked in the field for at least 5 years and⁄or are certified.
4. You are creative and technical and well-versed with today’s technologies and solutions.
5. You maintain calm under pressure, good in multitasking.
6. You have knowledge of networks, file and printer sharing, permissions, User Account control and policies.
7. Various Operating Systems, including Windows XP⁄7⁄8, Server OS’s, (Lynux a bonus)
8. Familiar with MAC environment, OSX, iOS ..
This means you worked or managed a computer store, and⁄or performed tasks as an IT technician, whether mobile or in-house. You have consulted clients and troubleshooted situations as they are verbally given to you by your clients.
Playing computer games at home or helping your friends is NOT enough reason to apply so please refrain from wasting our time, and yours

Contact Nim 0430119099

Massage Therapist

We are looking for a massage therapist to work nights. Clients are normally males. Males are welcome to apply but it’s unlikely you will be interested. Call or text 0478772207 for more info

Sales Consultant – Looking for Sponsorship

Seeking new employees who want to work for a leading travel agency. We specialise in Backpacker travel all around Australia. We are a company that is ever expanding and growing. We are now looking for experienced sales representatives that are looking to build a career in Australia with sponsorship and even PR as a goal. We want hungry, committed people that want to make money that we can progress through the company in to Management Positions and even further to Area Managers. We pride ourselves on finding new raw talent and nurturing them in to experienced managers who can bring the next new stars through. Currently there are positions in Byron Bay for full time work.
Skills needed
Sales experience – face to face⁄b2b
call centre exp – fundraising work – club promotions
Door to door sales
Lots of confidence and Energy
Travelled the East Coast⁄West Coast Advantage
If you are reading this and think that you have the skills required and can be a sales rep for our company please get in touch!! S
Send an email to attaching your CV and cover letter as to why you should be hired.
Trials and Interviews being held immediately

Travel Consultant

Peterpans Adventure Travel, Australia’s largest Adventure Travel company is now recruiting well-travelled staff members to join our Call Centre sales team in Byron Bay.
Great working environment, discounted travel, competitive hourly wage plus weekly commission!
Role requirements:
• Must be able to commit to at least 6 months
• Excellent verbal and written (English) skills is a must
• Outstanding customer service
• Passion for travel
• Sales experience highly regarded
Please email your resume and cover letter to and check out our website to see what we are all about.

Live-In Au Pair in Bangalow

Live-in au pair wanted: 15 hours work per week in exchange for rent and bills.
We are a small family in the lovely hinterland village of Bangalow, 10 minutes from Byron Bay. We are looking for a live-in au pair to care for a gorgeous two year old boy and assist with light housekeeping such as making lunches, washing, tidying and occasional cooking.
In exchange, we provide a sunny self-contained apartment with bathroom and kitchenette, fully furnished and inclusive of bills and wi-fi.
Hours include weekday mornings, half day Friday and one weekend evening. The position would suit a student or traveller staying at least 6 months! Please email me with details about yourself and your experience.
Sarah 0405224885

Yoga Practitioner Wanted

To teach yoga for 4 weeks in Mullum from May 7th. Contact Jo at 0423293995


for dynamic health food store Grounded, proactive, mature, team player with passion for health/organics. Strong background in management & POS systems. Australian residents and new applicants need only apply. Successful candidates will be contacted with view to commence end May. Send resume to:


Happy, efficient & very experienced  LuLu’s Cafe Mullum. Phone 66842415

Meraki Bistro Ocean Shores

Requires experienced staff for the following positions. Grill cook/chef, pizza chef, kitchen hand, wait staff and functions/festival staff Please send email to

Well-known food brand

in Byron Shire requires a well-organised, eye-for-detail, neat and clean person to work with our team in the food preparation and mixing area. Position would suit a person with food preparation skills gained from commercial kitchens, deli or factory environment. The position could either be part time or full time. Please apply to

Evening Team Leader

for health-focused Cafe/Restaurant in the heart of Byron We are looking for a reliable mature person with strong leadership skills, and a great work ethic to run our evening services. • Minimum 3 years experience in a supervisor/manager role required • Current NSW RSA • 30+ hours • 2.30pm-11pm Tues/Wed/Sat/Sun • Must be a permanent resident • Barista skills essential • Strong food/wine and cocktail knowledge essential • Must be available all public holidays and all festivals Blues/Splendour etc Please email resume and references


Table View cafe is looking for a chef to join our dynamic team. Please check out our website at Email CV to or enquire in person. Thank you.

wickedweasel new recruits wanted Want to work with a great group of people, manufacturing world-class quality swimwear & clothing in beautiful Byron Bay? We are seeking even more people to work in our manufacturing departments & have both day shifts (8am – 4pm) & evening shifts (4pm – 9pm) available for successful applicants. Applicants must demonstrate: Good hand-eye coordination Ability to work in a team Sewing ability an advantage Email: Address: 156 Jonson Street Byron Bay NSW 2481 Applications close Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Meet the Staff – Teacher Paul Flanagan


Many of you will know Paul who has been teaching here since 2012. Paul has taught all levels and classes and is currently inspiring students on our Cambridge FCE Preparation Course. Below are some things you may or may not know about him:

  • He went to University in Indonesia (studying Islam, Linguistics and Indonesian)
  • He is a keen surfer and returns to Indonesia at least once a year
  • He used to be a chef and has worked in a number of restaurants in Byron Bay
  • In his twenties he was an amateur boxer and kick-boxer
  • His passion is pronunciation as anyone joining his class will know


Finally, here are some things that his students have said about him:

“Paul is a very patient teacher; funny, serious, reliable and organised.”

“He is the best and very helpful.”

“He’s a good teacher. He gives us more exercises – not only the book.”

“It’s funny in his class and learning English with him is easy.”

” He can explain the vocabulary and the grammar well and he checks that the pronunciation is correct.”

“I like Paul. He does a good job. He makes school funny and interesting with his jokes.”

“Paul is very funny and it’s a pleasure to learn with him.”

Student Accommodation – New Photos

The onsite student accommodation at Lexis school has been opened since late 2014 and has proved extremely popular with Lexis students, who can choose from single, twin or four bed dormitory style rooms.

For those of you that haven’t seen inside the accommodation, below are some photos of these gorgeous, clean, bright rooms.

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