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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New Starters 27.4.15


Today we welcome 3 new starters!

Suzuka  comes to us from Japan and will be with us for 17 weeks! She is from Okinawa and liked how Byron Bay was like home and that was why she chose to come here. She was studying English at college and here so she can work as staff in an airport.

Alex is from Spain and will be with us for 12 weeks! He lived in Barcelona where he studied political science. He wants to improve his English because of how it is so globally known!

Pablo also comes to us from Spain and is here for 7 weeks. Pablo loves to surf and wanted to come here for the surfing and to improve his English skills to get a Masters. At home he is a Surf Instructor and wishes to further his career in that.

Welcome everyone and we hope you enjoy your time here in Byron Bay!


Student Night at Aquarius!


Friday Night we had our fortnightly Student Night at Aquarius! The students got to enjoy drinks, food, and music! It was definitely a good time and the students had a lot of fun talking with one another and getting to know each other more. Everyone liked the food and had some good laughs!

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Real Life English – “excuse me, do you have this in a different colour?”


Fumika and Keiko get ready to practise their shopping skills

Here at Lexis English Byron Bay, we are big believers in teaching and practising functional language.

Today, Kathleen’s Pre-Intermediate class took to the shops to try out phrases they had learned, such as “how much is this, please?”, “can I try this on?” and “does my bum look big in this?”.

Before heading out they prepared a list of questions and request. Then, on returning to class they got into groups to compare experiences and discuss any problems they encountered and what they had learned.


Kathleen’s Pre-Intermediate Class

ANZAC Weekend

It’s ANZAC weekend here in Byron Bay. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It is a day to remember veterans around New Zealand and Australia and occurs each year on 25 April, the day the ANZAC soldiers first landed on the Gallipoli peninsula during WWI.

Also remember student night at Aquarius Friday night. Free Drinks, BBQ, and Karaoke!


Weather for the weekend! Looks like Friday is Partly Cloudy at 25 degrees during the day and 16 degrees during the night. Saturday and Sunday are both sunny and Saturday will be 26 and 16 at night and Sunday will be 24 and 12 at night.

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas

  • the_avengers__age_of_ultron___ew_cover_art_by_ratohnhaketon645-d7rbptp2D AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON(M) (no free tickets)

THU-FRI/SUN-TUE 1.00pm, 3.50pm, 6.40pm, 9.00pm SAT 1.20pm, 4.10pm, 7.00pm, 9.10pm WED 9.40am, 2.00pm, 6.35pm, 9.00pm



  • BOYCHOIR(M) (no free tickets)

THU-FRI/SUN-TUE 10.50am, 6.50pm SAT 3.00pm, 7.15pm WED 4.40pm, 6.50pm


THU-FRI/SUN-TUE 2.40pm, 7.00pm SAT 7.00pm WED 11.50am, 7.00pm

  • HOME(PG)

THU-FRI/SUN-TUE 10.00am SAT 1.00pm WED 10.15am

  • IT FOLLOWS(MA15+) (no free tickets)

THU-FRI/SUN-TUE 2.25pm, 4.50pm, 9.30pm SAT 5.10pm, 9.45pm WED 2.35pm, 4.50pm, 9.20pm


SAT 1.00pm WED 12.30pm



  • THE AGE OF ADALINE(M) (no free tickets)

THU-FRI/SUN-TUE 12.20pm, 4.30pm, 9.10pm SAT 4.40pm, 9.25pm WED 12.15pm, 4.15pm, 9.10pm


THU-FRI/SUN-TUE 10.15am WED 9.50am

Gig Guide

Friday 17th April:
a2486003735_10The Northern – Dead Beat Band, Dirty Frank, DJ Wadeep
The Rails – (7pm) The Camel Tones
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Leigh James (9pm) Wandering Eyes

Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Supamaorifulla

The Brewery – (7pm) Concrete Jungle
a2280940072_10Saturday 18th April:
The Northern –  Jimmy the Saint & The Sinners,Donny Love, DJ Sammond

The Rails – (7pm) Jimi Beavis

The Beach Hotel – (9pm) Rhythm & Cutloose
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery – (8pm) Phil Smith & Cisco Caesar

ArmitageSunday 19th April:
The Northern – Matt Armitage

The Rails – (6:30pm) Liam Gale & The Ponytails

The Beach Hotel – (4:30pm) Late For Woodstock (8pm) Roland Tings & Guests


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

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

Skating with Flavio!


Today’s activity was skateboarding with our favorite teacher Flavio! Many students got the opportunity to skate for the first time and start learning some awesome skills! We also have quite a few students who are pretty good already, so Flavio brought a ramp and a rail. Great beautiful day for skating here in Byron and an awesome activity!

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These are a few of my favourite things…

Today we say a very fond farewell to Yeonsin Lee.


Yeonsin (centre) with Student Services Coordinator, Grant and Accommodation Officer, Yvonne.

Yeonsin has been at Lexis since September last year, studying for 29 weeks in total. She has attended General English, Cambridge and IELTS classes and lived in both homestay and onsite accommodation. When she popped into my office to say goodbye I asked her to share some of her favourite things about her time here in Byron Bay.

My favourite things about…

…Byron Bay

“The weather, the beach and the relaxed atmosphere.”


…Lexis English School

“The teachers and staff who are all so warm, kind and friendly.”

…My English Courses

“The CAE course because although it was really difficult for me, my teacher and my classmates made me feel motivated and excited to come to class every day.”

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Yeonsin with her CAE classmates and teacher on graduation day

…Learning English

Now I can read books. I’ve recently read Paolo Coehlo’s The Alchemist and 11 Minutes and non fiction about Steve Jobs and the Dalai Lama. It’s wonderful!

…The School Activity Programme

“I loved the talking ones, like coffee lounge and cooking. I  also enjoy the weekly movie screenings.”

…My Accommodation

“Everything was good but, in particular, I loved my homestay in Suffolk Park because it’s such a lovely quiet place with beautiful beaches.”

And finally, what will you miss most about your time in Byron Bay?

“The people. All the people here. The teachers, staff, students, my homestay family – everyone!”


Yeonsin with friends outside the onsite accommodation

We’ll miss you too Yeonsin. Safe travels and come back and see us again soon.

Byron Shire Jobs 22.4.15


Mojosurf Pty Ltd is seeking an experienced accounts assistant to join our busy team. Essential experience for the role includes MYOB, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliations. Minimum 5 years’ experience required. Excellent communication skills, self-motivated and problem solver. Position is a casual role 2–4 days a week. New applicants only. Please email your resume to

Sunglass Fix

Fast growing Internet Company is looking for a reliable, detail oriented person who enjoys problem solving to work with small lens cutting machines and their hands to cut, fi t and install sunglass lenses. Bring your ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to learn; we’ll provide the training. To apply please send resume to

Evening Team Leader

for health focused Cafe/Restaurant in the Heart of Byron We are looking for a reliable mature local with strong leadership skills, and a great work ethic to run our evening services. We are very well organised, and have strong systems in place to ensure smooth operations. Our kitchen crew are great to work with. • Minimum 3 years exp in a supervisor/managers role required • Current NSW RSA • 35 + hours • 2.30pm-11pm Tues/Wed/Sat/Sun • Must be a permanent resident • Barista skills essential • Strong food/wine & cocktail knowledge essential • Must be available all public holidays & all festivals Blues/Splendour, etc. • We are looking for a stable long-term employee who takes pride in what they do • Award pay Please email resume and references

Rich Training Facebook and Email Marketing Experts

are seeking 2 Project Managers to join their team. Collaborating with our clients and communicating with our design team you will facilitate the creation of excellent social media marketing content. You must have a proven history of project management in some capacity, excellent computer skills, an exceptional and proven customer service history, great time management, Photoshop skills, focused attention to detail and honed editing and proofreading skills. This is a progressive company seeking individuals who are quick to learn, independently motivated and take great care in their work. This is a contract position. Income is earned on a per job basis. You will need your own computer and internet connection. To register your interest, please email your resume with a cover letter to Krista Fuller, Senior Project Manager,


St. Elmo Dining Room, in Byron Bay, is currently seeking experienced Chefs and Apprentices for full-time work. If you are passionate about Spanish food & hardworking. Please email your CV to: or phone Craig on 0410321604


to join established garden maintenance business. Must have own ABN. Serious applicants only.

Qualified structural Landscaper

We are looking for a experienced structural landscaper capable of working unsupervised on a subcontract basis. Must be able to pave, build retaining walls, timber screens, fences, have experience in setting out, establishing level, concrete, decks, drainage, planting and turfing. Knowledge of 12V lighting and irrigation an advantage. Own reliable transport essential. Must have ABN and green\white card. Please do not apply unless you are a qualified structural landscaper or have at least 5 year’s experience working for a structural landscaper. References essential. Please forward details and resume via email to


– Lead Generation Are you confident & well spoken? Do you consider yourself persuasive and likeable? Do you like working with skilled professionals? Are you ready and willing to learn new communication skills? Join our team of highly successful Telemarketers at our Byron Industrial Estate call centre. Call Jo on 66395027 to arrange interview


Requires reliable staff. Sous Chef p/t, Pizza chef 5 nights, Dishy/kitchen hand p/t, Senior FOH staff 4 nights. Only those with experience will be considered. Email:


reliable, strong female to assist quadriplegic man, 7.30-10.30am, manual handling req $26p/h. Must have tax fi le number. Ocean Shores. Craig 66805750

Well presented & experienced FLOOR STAFF REQUIRED

Must have NSW RSA CALL 0439 978 787 Italian at the Pacific

Qualified Chef Passionate

mature, flexible. Applications to:

Salumi Australia

is seeking a passionate food production operator specialising in artisan smallgoods Key requirements: – Exceptional knife skills – Basic computer knowledge – Ability to work harmoniously in a small team Contact: Massimo Scalas 0410 058 986


An experienced cleaner is required for six hrs a week to clean our home – we would require two hrs on Tuesday for general household duties and four hrs on a Friday for a full clean. We would also require two hrs⁄fortnight of cleaning outside of business hours at our small office in the Byron Bay Industrial estate. Permanent part time contract available for the right person.

Wait staff

2 helpers⁄ Wait staff needed for a private wedding in bangalow, beautiful venue, good pay, food included.
Must be reliable, diligent, happy and a great people person.

1pm to 1030pm – helping with food drinks and moving things.
$150per person cash.

Live in Au Pair

We are looking for an au pair to join our family of 5 in Byron Bay for one month, from the 30th April until the 30th May. We have a beautiful home and our lucky au pair will live in a brand new self-contained studio with flat screen tv, foxtel, WiFi, queen bed and lounge area with full food and board included. We are looking for a female who is trust worthy, responsible and loves kids of course. Must be a NON- smoker and have a driver’s license. The position requires help with our children, housekeeping and some cleaning. Wage is $200 per week for approximately 40 hours work. Please call or email Lisa 0422382710

Italian Chef

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

Chef / Cook

URGENT Experience Cook⁄ Chef require for busy Byron Bay Cafe.
Looking for a long term person who is well organise must have breakfast a la carte experience. 4 to 5 days a week inclusive of week end
Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Experienced Barista for Organic Establishment

Qualified and experienced barista required for Organic establishment in Byron for immediate start.
Bubbly personality with exceptional customer service skills required.
Interest and knowledge in organic and gluten free products and advantage.
The position will be casual, approx. 20-25 hours per week. Must be able to work independently. Must be able to multitask, ie waitressing, customer service skills very important.
At least 5 years demonstrated experienced with references essential.

Please send resume with contactable references relating to barista experience. Only experienced need apply. Thank you.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Location, Location, Location!

It’s nearly six months since the opening of Byron Bay Student Accommodation (BBSA). I asked current Lexis English student and onsite residence Pedro Cesco Litwin, who has been here since February, about the benefits of living on campus.


Pedro (centre) in the student lounge

1. Location

“First of all, you don’t waste any time travelling to and from school. But also, it’s really close to the supermarket and other shops and facilities like the library. Most importantly, it’s in the middle of all the best beaches and surf spots; the Pass, Tallows Beach and Wategoes.”


Surfboard rack for accommodation residents

2. Flexibility

“My girlfriend is studying at university in Melbourne. She came up to visit me earlier this month and, even though she didn’t study at Lexis, she was able to stay in the accommodation with me. This is a benefit you don’t usually get from a homestay or a student house. Also, while, I started in a twin room, I’ve recently moved into a four-bed student dormitory in order to save some money. This was really easy for me to do.”

3. Friends from all over the world

“When I was studying in Melbourne I stayed in a homestay and then a share house. Both of these were great at the time and enabled me to meet many native speakers. However, I really like the fact that, in the Lexis accommodation, I’m living with people from all over the world. It’s a real insight into other people’s cultures and ways of life. In the evenings we often share food or get together to play cards, ping pong or soccer or even to watch a movie.”

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Thanks for sharing, Pedro. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Byron Bay and your travels before you head back to Brazil. 

New Starters!!!


Today we have 4 new students joining us!

Livia from Brazil is here for 24 weeks. She just recently finished University back home and decided to come and work on her English here with us. She was excited because the weather and culture are like her home.

Andrew comes to us from Korea and came to Australia because he wants to choose what he wants to do as a career and decided to figure it out here. He wanted to study English because it’s important for getting a job.

DK is also from Korea and studied Public Administration but now wants to study at the National University of Agriculture back home, which he needs a high level of English to do. DK will be with us for 40 weeks!

Reto is from Switzerland. Reto is with us for 20 weeks and is excited about the weather and surfing here in Byron!

Welcome to all of you!
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Graduation 17.4.15

Today we have three wonderful students leaving us.

IMG_6540Mario – Switzerland – 6 Weeks

Mario was with us for 6 weeks in our Pre Intermediate class. His teacher said he was a brilliant student and brought joy and energy to the class. He also had a great imagination when it came to spelling. He will now head to a farm stay in Mullumbimby.

IMG_6533Isabelle – Switzerland – 4 weeks

Isabelle was with us for four week and was one of our Surfing in action students. Her teacher said she had a high level of English and was a good student.

IMG_6536Izaskun – Spain – 1 week

Iza was only with us for one short week but she said she enjoyed every second of it and was very sad to leave us and wishes she had come here much earlier. She is now heading home after a short visit to Brisbane.

Weekend Weekend Weekend!!!

Another weekend here in Byron Bay; Hope you’re all excited!


Weather for the weekend! Looks like Friday is partly cloudy at 24 degrees during the day and 19 degrees at night. Saturday sees daytime scattered showers and 26 degrees and then 19 at night. Finally on Sunday expect some scattered thunderstorms with a high of 26 degrees and a low of 17.

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas

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

WED 8.30pm


THU-SAT/MON-WED 4.00pm, 8.45pm SUN 4.00pm, 9.15pm

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THU-SAT/MON-TUE 11.40am, 4.10pm, 6.30pm SUN 9.40am, 4.50pm, 6.30pm WED 9.00am, 4.00pm, 6.30pm

  • EXHIBITION – VINCENT VAN GOUGH(CTC) (no free tickets)

SUN/WED 1.00pm

  • HOME(PG)

THU-SAT/MON-TUE 9.40am, 1.50pm SUN 10.00am, 11.50am WED 9.00am, 3.00pm

  • IT FOLLOWS(MA15+) (no free tickets)

THU-SAT/MON-TUE 2.00pm, 4.40pm, 9.10pm SUN 1.50pm, 4.40pm, 9.10pm WED 1.50pm, 5.00pm, 9.30pm


THU-SAT/MON-TUE 10.00am SUN 3.00pm WED 11.00am


THU-SAT/MON-TUE 6.20pm SUN 7.00pm WED 7.15pm

  • THE AGE OF ADALINE(M) (no free tickets)

THU-TUE 12.00pm, 2.20pm, 6.50pm WED 11.15am, 1.40pm, 6.10pm


THU-SAT/MON-TUE 8.30pm SUN 8.45pm


THU-SAT/MON-WED 9.50am, 11.50am SUN 9.00am, 11.00am

Gig Guide

a0774839249_10Friday 17th April:
The Northern – Ocean Alley, Blueberry Court, DJ Taya Mills
The Rails – (7pm) Dawn Patrol
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Scott Day-Vee Duo (9pm) The Belligerents

Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Supamaorifulla

The Brewery – (7:30pm) Righteous Voodoo
140576_home_heroSaturday 18th April:
The Northern –  Bootleg Rascal, Vinnie La Duce, Foodcourt DJs

The Rails – (7pm) Tea Society

The Beach Hotel – (9pm) DJ Discrow
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery – (4pm) 4’20’ Sound

Sunday 19th April:
The Northern – 360

The Rails – (6:30pm) Tully On Tully

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


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

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

Another Lexis Byron Bay Success Story


Yesterday, we received a lovely Facebook message from ex-student Leonardo Mozart Bicalho Da Cruz Araujo. He wrote:

I would like for thank my teachers in special (Sam ,Marie, Kathleen) and friends Lexis Schoool for my start in english. Today I’m very happy for undertand more english. Now I go back my country and I will back in August because can not stop. thank you very very very much

Leo studied at Lexis Byron Bay for 16 weeks, starting in October. When he arrived he could speak no English at all, although he understood a little. He joined our Elementary class and also had some private catch-up lessons to help him settle in.

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Leo with his Elementary classmates and teacher Sam

Leo was a model student. Even though his attendance wasn’t perfect, he always tried to speak English with everyone in the school and it was this social attitude that enabled him to leave the school with a B pass in Pre-Intermediate.


Leo enjoying a free beer with other students at Student Night

Everyone at Lexis wishes you a fantastic time back in Brazil Leo and we look forward to your return.

Salsa Lessons!


With our normal teacher for salsa not able to make it this week we had one of our students run a salsa class for us. Students gathered in the courtyard for some salsa lessons and had a lot of fun doing it. It was awesome to see students teaching students and everyone enjoying themselves! Thanks Juliana for filling in and teaching some salsa!!!

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Jobs in the Byron Area this week!

Here are the jobs going around the Byron area this week. Make sure to keep checking the echo (out on Wednesdays) and the Byron Bazaar (out on Thursdays)

Actress Needed

We are shooting film in and around Byron Bay and we need a lead female actress asap.

Please call Ceon 0411 481 609 or email


Housekeepers wanted for Resort in BYRON BAY, NSW. Must have housekeeping experience. Tanalog speaking an advantage. Excellent conditions with above award wages paid.
To apply send resume to

Travel Agent

Busy backpackers in Byron Bay is looking for dynamic people to join our team.
We sell every trip you could possibly want in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South East Asia.
Good commission based wage, hours flexible
We are looking for someone who has travelled Australia’s east coast and did Fraser Island ⁄ Whitsundays.
Give me brief description under 0422185973

Beauty Salon Manager

We are looking for a full time manager for our beauty salon in Byron Bay, North NSW.
You must have the appropriate qualifications and experience in a salon – we can offer sponsorship for the right candidate.
You will be responsible for day to day running of the salon.
You must possess:
strong communication and interpersonal skills
strong sales skills
the ability to consult with all clients
immaculate and professional presentation at ALL times
Flexibility to work a 7 day roster
Please email resume through.
Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

Artisan Style – Head Baker

Unique Opportunity for a High Quality, Artisan Baker: Byron Bay!!
We are an experienced team in the process of coordinating the opening of a high end, artisan bakery in beautiful Byron Bay. Our goal is to produce the highest quality organic products whilst maintaining a strong social conscience and community focus.
We are seeking a suitably qualified, passionate and experienced Head Baker to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to get in at the ground level of an exciting new business, with an experienced team, in a fantastic location.
The successful candidate will have experience at a comparable quality bakery, will be passionate about the quality of their products and take great pride in their work. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and have the opportunity to provide input on their preferred equipment choices, kitchen layout and product offering, as we head towards the launch of the bakery. Did we mention you get to live in Byron Bay!?
If this opportunity is of interest, please get in touch with your CV. Due to the number of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
We hope to receive interest from a diverse range of high quality bakers including female bakers, male bakers, bakers from minority groups, young bakers and more mature bakers. All high-quality bakers are encouraged to apply!

Bus Driver

Busy Backpackers in Byron Bay is looking for a female bus driver.
2 days on 2 days off, work for accommodation.
Needs to be outgoing and bubbly
For more details write me a text

Chef / Cook

URGENT Experience Cook⁄ Chef require for busy Byron Bay Cafe.
Looking for a long term person who is well organise must have breakfast a la carte experience. 4 to 5 days a week inclusive of week end
Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Casual Chef Required

The Pass Cafe situated at the iconic Pass surf break in Byron Bay is looking for a casual chef with the possibility to become full time for the right person. By no means is the position a casual walk in the park.
The successful applicant must be a highly motivated and driven individual able to work in a fast paced environment.
You must have experience in a similar paced establishment.
The Pass cafe is a family run cafe, run in a professional manner and expects all their employees to be as professional.
A minimum of 20 hours per week with both weekend and week day work a possibility.
Rates of pay are as per the award.
This is an immediate starting position.
All applicants must send their resumes via email. No applications will be taken at cafe level. (02) 6680 8028

Dive Master Internship

Dive master Internship – now taking applicants for June 2015!
Keen to be a Dive master? Want to earn your certifications in the temperate crystal blue waters of Byron Bay, Australia?
We are seeking energetic, reliable people to join our dynamic team, the Dive master Internship takes you from your Open Water certification all the way to Dive master. Applicants must have high level communication skills, customer focus, high attention to safety and the ability to work in a team environment as well as unsupervised.

The Dive master Internship is voluntary in exchange for all your dive courses, manuals, dives and industry experience.
International applicants must have a working holiday visa. To get more information or to apply simply send your resume or an inquiry to Please note applications close April 30th, 2015


Motivated & experienced. Great team environment. Send resume to:


A full-time exp breakfast chef/cook. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Email resume to:

Food Services Assistant

Permanent Part-Time Enquiries: Melissa Muir (02) 6639 8234 Reference ID: 248493 Closing Date: 26 April 2015 NSW Health Service: employer of choice Please apply online by visiting:

The Beef + Beach Restaurant & Functions @ Lennox Head

is looking for qualified professional staff for the following positions: Floor staff with full table service experience. Qualified Chefs for casual work on grill, pans, fryer and larder sections. Experience in seafood and steak house an asset and grill cooking essential for 1 position, full time could be considered for successful applicants after trial period. Great working atmosphere and conditions for the successful applicants. Only experienced career minded people that excel in a busy restaurant environment need apply. Overseas applicants must have working visas. Send a 1 page only resume to: Attn Troy –

seeks email marketeer. Flexible, self-organised, independent, persistent. Contact Simon at


for Health Centre in Byron Bay. Pref HICAPS. Ph 0414692673


fully qualified, casual position. Please send CV to


Positions are available in fresh produce, deli, customer service, dairy & grocery. Prior experience will take priority. Evening & weekend work available must be flexible. Email resumes to applications close 1/5/15

Coffee Club!


Today’s activity was coffee club. Students gathered to talk in English and enjoy coffee and Tim Tams. Students talked about their home cultures and about their travelling experience and where they first began to learn English. It’s very interesting to learn and share about all of these cultures. Join us again in two weeks for the next coffee club!


Mario Koch – English and Farmstay Student


Mario with his Pre-Intermediate teacher Kathleen

This week Lexis English Byron Bay will be very sad to say goodbye to Mario, a 22 year old Swiss German student, who has been at Lexis for the last six weeks.

But Mario, isn’t leaving Australia; he’s going on to a farmstay that Lexis organised for him. He will be working as a volunteer to provide animal care, housekeeping,  landscaping and cleaning for a rural farm hospitality business.

I met with Mario, this morning to ask him about his trip.

First of all, why did you decide to come to Australia?

Actually, I was going to go to Canada but my agent told me that there were too many Swiss students there and recommended Australia instead. I didn’t know which city to choose, just that I wanted to be by a beach, so I wrote different locations on bits of paper and chose Byron Bay at random. It was a good choice.

And why a farmstay?

I wanted to have the experience of living in the real world and mixing with native speakers as well as other international students. I’m really looking forward to it.


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How has your experience been so far?

Fantastic! I’m staying in a homestay in Suffolk Park, which is near a really great beach. I love to spend time there. I’ve also learnt so much at school. All my teachers and classes have been excellent. I really enjoy the way Kathleen, my Pre-Intermediate teacher teaches. She is very funny and makes you want to come to school.

My favourite lesson was when we went to the Farmers’ Market and then came back and wrote an article about it. We do a different writing each week and this is really useful because it means I can see where I make mistakes and which grammar I’m still not using.


Mario and his Pre-Intermediate Class at the Farmers’ Market

So are you happy you chose Byron Bay?

Totally. The beach is wonderful and it’s so great to feel free after coming here straight from the military in Switzerland. It’s really good to know that if I don’t want to get up and come to school I don’t have to. But I come anyway, because I choose to and I’m enjoying the process of learning.

Thanks Mario. We’ve really enjoyed having you here at Lexis English and wish you all the best for the future.

New Starters! 13.4.15


Today we welcome 4 new starters!

Iza comes to us from Spain and has been travelling and studying for a few months now. She wanted to spend her final week here in Byron Bay to visit our great little town! She graduated from University back home and worked for a bit before deciding she wanted to travel.

Olivier is from France and is a Chemistry student at university in Lyon. He just finished an internship in Melbourne and now wants to stay in Byron for a bit to improve his English before going home to finish his studies.

Fabian and Linard are from Switzerland and are both Professional Cross Country Skiers; training to be in the next Olympics! They won their trip to Australia to learn English through a radio competition back home and chose our school to study at!

Make sure to welcome all our new students this week!


Graduation 10.4.15

IMG_6477Nina – Switzerland – 10 weeks – Upper Intermediate

Nina was a great student and is now going off travelling for a while. She said thanks to her teachers and friends!

Anna – Italy – 2 weeks – Upper Intermediate

Anna was only with us for a short 2 weeks and really enjoyed her time her in Byron as short as it was. She is staying in the area for a while.

IMG_6480Michael – Switzerland – 8 weeks – Upper Intermediate

Michael said thank you to all his teachers and friends and will be travelling Australia for a month before heading home. He also said he will miss it here in Byron Bay.

IMG_6482Shiho – Japan – 7 weeks – Pre Intermediate

Shiho’s teacher said she was fun to have in class because she always had stories about her adventures and was very competitive. Shiho said she really likes Byron Bay, Kathleen (her teacher), and chocolate. Thank you everyone and Enjoy!

IMG_6485Flavia – Switzerland – 4 weeks – Pre Intermediate

Flavia graduated today with very good marks and is now heading to Africa to do a Cambridge course over there. She said thank you to every one and that she had a lovely time.

IMG_6475Sarah – Switzerland – 2 weeks – Intermediate

Sarah said even though she was here such a short time she still had a lot of fun. She also said thank you to her teachers and her new friends!

Real life – real English

At Lexis Byron Bay, our classes are always relevant to daily English-speaking life…even when our students occasionally don’t show up for class! In Elementary today, one student (not naming any names *cough*Rafael*cough*) told another student that he HAD to come to class today because class is very important… and then he himself didn’t come to class!

They were studying telephone conversations today and part of class was to practice daily-English language by doing a dialogue build. As a class we wrote an example dialogue together on the board, and then the rest of the class used it to model their own practice conversations on.

Below is a copy of our real-life-inspired dialogue build…enjoy =)

Marie in red is the Elementary teacher, and Raphael in blue was our inspiration for this piece of art

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We’re All Working for the Weekend!

Looks like for this weekend we have the usual live music throughout the week and movies playing and we even have The French Film Festival coming to Byron!


Weather for the weekend! Looks like scattered showers throughout the weekend with it being 23 at the highs and 16 at the lows.

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas


THU 4.20pm, 6.45pm FRI 1.20pm, 9.20pm SAT 12.30pm, 9.20pm SUN 2.50pm, 9.30pm MON 4.00pm, 9.20pm TUE 11.20am, 9.25pm WED 4.20pm, 9.00pm


THU 2.15pm, 9.15pm FRI-SAT 1.20pm SUN 12.40pm MON 1.45pm TUE 1.55pm, 9.20pm WED 2.05pm, 6.50pm, 9.20pm


THU/MON 10.00am, 12.00pm, 6.30pm FRI 11.10am, 6.30pm, 8.45pm SAT 10.15am, 6.30pm, 8.45pm SUN 11.15am, 4.10pm, 6.25pm TUE 11.45am, 1.45pm, 6.30pm  WED 12.00pm, 2.10pm, 6.40pm

  • HOME(PG)

THU 10.10am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm FRI 9.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm SAT 9.00am, 10.50am, 12.45pm SUN 9.00am, 10.50am MON 9.40am, 11.25am, 1.10pm TUE 9.15am, 11.00am, 3.00pm WED 9.00am, 11.00am, 3.00pm


THU/SUN 8.40pm FRI-SAT 3.35pm MON-TUE 8.45pm WED 8.50pm


SUN 1.00pm WED 11.00am


THU 12.10pm FRI/SUN 9.00am SAT 9.20am MON 9.45am TUE 9.50am WED 10.00am


THU 4.30pm, 9.15pm FRI-SAT/MON-WED 5.00pm, 7.10pm SUN 5.15pm, 7.20pm


spongeTHU 4.00pm FRI 10.50am TUE 4.05pm WED 4.15pm


THU 10.00am, 2.00pm FRI 9.00am, 11.00am SAT 11.15am, 3.00pm SUN 9.15am, 11.00am MON 11.40am, 3.00pm TUE-WED 9.00am, 1.00pm

Gig Guide

1_jacksonfirebird_main-420x0 Friday 10th April:
The Northern – Jackson Firebird, The Lockhearts, Edward Thatch & The Selvedge, DJ Taya Mills
The Rails – (7pm) Vanessa Baker & The Electric Ecclectic
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Seabomb (9pm) Madison Kat

Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Supamaorifulla

The Brewery – (7:30pm) James Bennett
ZiggyalbertsSaturday 11th April:
The Northern –  Ziggy Alberts

The Rails – (7pm) Paul Haselgrove & The Tamworth Tossers

The Beach Hotel – (9pm) DJ Sammy Owens
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery – (4pm) Juno Reactor Sound System

Sunday 12th April:
The Northern – The Ocean, Caligula’s Horse

The Rails – (6:30pm) Thrillbilly Stomp
The Beach Hotel – (4:30pm) Dubarray (8pm) DJ Taya


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


Alliance Française French Film Festival

  • 3 HEARTS(M) (no free tickets)

SUN 6.45pm

  • ALMOST FRIENDS(M) (no free tickets)

MON 6.45pm

  • BREATHE(M) (no free tickets)

MON 8.45pm

  • CHANCE ENCOUNTER(M) (no free tickets)

FRI 6.45pm

  • DIPLOMACY(M) (no free tickets)

SUN 9.00pm

  • EDEN(MA15+) (no free tickets)

SUN 4.00pm

  • FAR FROM MEN(M) (no free tickets)

MON 2.15pm

  • GEMMA BOVERY(MA15+) (no free tickets)

THU 7.00pm

  • GIRLHOOD(M) (no free tickets)

SUN 1.30pm

  • IN THE COURTYARD(M) (no free tickets)

SAT 4.30pm

  • LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT(M) (no free tickets)

MON 4.30pm

  • PARIS, JE T’AIME(MA15+) (no free tickets)

TUE 7.00pm

  • FFF15 SAINT LAURENT(MA15+) (no free tickets)

FRI 3.45pm

  • SAMBA(M) (no free tickets)

SAT 9.00pm

  • THE BELIER FAMILY(M) (no free tickets)

SAT 6.45pm

  • THE BLUE ROOM(MA15+) (no free tickets)

SAT 2.45pm

  • THE CONNECTION(MA15+) (no free tickets)

TUE 4.00pm

  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND(R18+) (no free tickets)

FRI 8.45pm

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

Jobs in the Byron Shire this Week


Cafe/ Restaurant in Brunswick Heads are seeking a Breakfast Chef / Prep Chef / Dinner Chef. Full Time And Part time positions available with great hours and rates. Must have minimum 3 years’ experience. Please contact Michael if you’re interested.0420927199

Kitchen Hand

Looking for an experience kitchen hand. Experience with Asian food an advantage.
Please email resume to

Advertising Sales / Account Management

Byron Bazaar is growing and we are looking for a new member
of our team!
– Experience in sales and/or account management preferred.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential.
– Experience working with CRM systems a plus.
– Must be a quick learner, a team player and a motivated self-starter
with extensive local knowledge.
Long term commitment required.
Approximately 20-30 hours per week. Base salary + commissions.
Send resume and cover letter to
with SALES POSITION in subject line.

International Marketing Development Specialist Required 

We are looking for a marketing specialist to join our exciting and expanding team at Aquarius. We are increasing our resident capacity considerably, and are hoping to raise the profile and awareness of our international resort. We are therefore seeking a marketing specialist with degree level entry from an accredited university, as well as any other qualifications pertaining to market based activities to join our thriving business. Previous experience is beneficial, but not essential, as on-the-job training will be provided.
The job will require, but not be limited to, a number of key tasks, including: providing strategic marketing planning, outlining and producing marketing briefs, generating and supervising the productions of advertisements and other promotional materials, media scripting and communication with local and national media related bodies. The job will also consist of communicating with suppliers and wholesalers to deliver products according to consumer tastes and demographics.
Fluency in English
University level degree from an accredited body
Additional training or course qualifications relating to marketing activity
Previous experience utilizing online and offline software, including website design programs and Adobe Illustrator
The role requires a person who can analyse current data trends, with relation to consumer behavior, preferences and seasonal demands. It also requires the candidate to make modifications to current marketing plans, and update them accordingly, based on consumer tastes and trends.
We operate a business with a multinational customer base; therefore, the role would benefit a candidate who has previous experience dealing with a diverse range of cultures and lifestyles.
The role is a permanent position based in Byron Bay, NSW.
The salary will be 55k per annum
Please forward your resume, cover letter and any other relevant documentation to

Travel Specialist

Out of Bounds Travel is a new upcoming Backpacker travel agency based all around Australia! we are now looking for new staff to join our growing team in Byron Bay and become a sales wizard!! Do you want to work in a fun, competitive environment with great bonus opportunities! If you are a success in the company then the offer of sponsorship is very realistic! So if you are backpacking and think you have the skills and experience for the role and are looking to extend your stay in Australia permanently this could be an appetizing opportunity!!
Do you have –
Previous sales experience – B2B Sales – Charity Fundraising – Nightclub Promotion –
Backpacker travel industry exp
Traveled the EAST COAST of Australia – Fraser/Whits an advantage!
Willing to commit for 6 months work in Byron Bay
Confident in your sales ability
Fun, Energetic, thrives a challenge
We offer
Full training given to the successful applicant
Good hourly pay rate
Huge commission opportunities and good bonus structure
Sponsorship opportunities for people who smash targets and are committed
The ability to work in various places around Australia
If you believe you have these skills and are interested in the role then get in contact NOW!

Part Time Cleaning Position

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
– Be able to commit to 6 months minimum
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

2nd Year Visa

Work with horses to gain your second year visa in Byron bay!
Horse experience a plus but not necessary. If you are a experienced rider there is the opportunity to ride and exercise the horses to gain your visa! 0404204940 


(p/t) for busy migration agent, solicitor. Byron CBD. MYOB/XERO exp pref. CV to:


Selling a cutting edge Facebook and email marketing product focused on supporting social and environmental change. The successful applicant will have • previous telephone sales experience preferably business to business • basic knowledge of Facebook and email marketing. Retainer and commission based. Training provided in small friendly office located in the Byron Industrial Estate Monday to Friday 9–3pm Phone Anna on 0401 271 911


exp pref, P/T, on-going, $17/hr. Mullum. Melissa 0401315450

Administrative Assistant

As a new business, we are looking for casual admin staff that is available to work on an on-call or as-needs basis.
You will be required to have, as a minimum, a basic home- office set up with a computer and reliable internet access.
Duties will be varied but mainly of an administrative nature and will include, but not be limited, to any one of the following: word processing, sales, retail assisting, marketing coordination, and other duties as required, mainly as per a personal assistant.
You must possess good communication skills, be flexible and adaptable, and be capable of working independently. You must also be reliable, confident and be capable of instilling a sense of confidence in your abilities while following through and producing results.
Experience is not absolutely essential though in this case, you must have a willing attitude and engage a willingness to learn.
If you feel you are able to work in this way and possess these personal attributes, please contact me directly for more information. 0412 812 642 Tracy

New Starters! After the Easter Holiday

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This week we have 6 new starters joining us after the Easter Holiday!

This group did exceptionally well on their placement tests and all speak English really well but are now ready to step up and get even better.

Hokuto comes to us from Japan where he is studying Business at university. He wants to improve his English because it is so important for getting a job in Japan. He came here to Australia for surfing and the culture.

Joelle is from the German part of Switzerland and is hoping to improve her English to help her studies to become a nurse.

Jerome comes from the German part of Switzerland as well and, in a strange coincidence, is currently working as a nurse.

Tanja is from the Netherlands and is actually training to be an English teacher in her country. She joined us here at Lexis to help prepare herself for sitting the the Cambridge CPE when she returns to her country.

Valentin is from Belgium and is a bartender at home and is currently studying as well. He is really excited to be here to improve his English for his travels.

Marie has come to us from Germany where she is studying International Business and wants to improve her English to help pursue a career in that field.

Welcome to Lexis Byron Bay! We hope you all have an amazing time here.

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Sadly we say goodbye to seven students this week. Good luck on all your Travels and Adventures!

photoMichela – Italy – 12 Weeks – IELTS

Michela started in Intermediate, then to Upper Intermediate, then went into IELTS. Her teacher said she is such a hard worker and a great student and asks lots of questions. Michela said thank you to all the different teachers that she has had and that she really enjoyed her three months here in Byron Bay!

Francesca – Italy – 12 Weeks – IELTS

Francesca wasn’t with us for graduation but spent a lot of her time in our IELTS class. She is a very avid surfing and is staying in Byron Bay a little longer to enjoy the town some more.

photo 5Giovanni – Switzerland – 12 Weeks – Upper Intermediate

His teachers say that he is a great student and has excellent grammar and excellent speaking skills. He said Thank you to his teachers Sammy Josie and Kathleen, and said he didn’t expect to learn so much in his time here and also that he didnt expect his 12 weeks to go by o fast. Giovanni s heading home to start working again.

photo 4Veronica – Italy – 12 Weeks – Upper Intermediate

Veronica’s teacher said she was wonderful to have in class and was a great student. She said thank you to all her teachers and to everyone who helped her. Also she said for her fellow classmates to enjoy Byron Bay.

photo 1Cody – Taiwan – 9 Weeks – Elementary

Cody knew almost no words in English when he started and worked very hard with his teachers over his nine weeks and he now holds conversations and is known to even make jokes in class as well. Cody aid when he started he basically only knew 1-10 and my teachers helped me learn my English and get better. Cody is going to work as a massage therapist a little longer and then travel Australia some before heading home to Taiwan.

photo 2Melanie – Switzerland – 8 Weeks – Pre Intermediate

Her teacher said her first week she was very scared and shy but she worked very hard to improve and graduated with excellent scores. Melanie said thank you to her teacher Kathleen and that she had a great time in Byron and met a lot of friends. Melanie is now going to go travel all around Australia.

photo 3Isabel – Switzerland – 8 Weeks – Pre Intermediate

Isabel was told by her teacher she was a very lovely student and was always asking questions. She would also come up after every class and thank her teacher for the lesson that day. Isabel said thank you to all of her teachers and was said to be finished her at Lexis.

Easter Weekend!!!

EASTER WEEKEND!!! FOUR DAY WEEKEND!!! Happy Easter everyone and with that we don’t have any school on FRIDAY or the following MONDAY! A lot of things are going on this weekend with Easter, Bluesfest, Friday Beachside Market, Sunday Monthly Market and more.


Weather for the weekend! Looks like Friday is mostly Rainy at 24 degrees and 18 at night. Saturday is Scattered Thunderstorms at 24 degree and 17 at night and there are showers on Sunday at 25 degrees and 17 at night and Monday is Partly Cloudy at 26 in the day and 18 at night.


Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas


THU-SAT/MON-WED 4.30pm, 7.00pm, 9.10pm SUN 4.40pm, 7.00pm, 9.20pm


DAILY 9.30pm

  • CINDERELLA(G) (no free tickets)

THU-SAT/MON-WED 12.10pm, 4.20pm, 6.30pm SUN 11.45am, 4.50pm, 7.10pm

  • HOME(PG) (no free tickets)

THU-SAT/MON-WED 10.10am, 12.15pm, 2.30pm SUN 9.00am, 10.50am, 2.50pm


THU-SAT/MON-WED 8.45pm SUN 8.40pm

  • RSC: LOVES LABOURS WON(CTC) (no free tickets)

SUN 1.00pm

  • SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE(G) (no free tickets)

THU-SAT/MON-WED 10.15am, 2.20pm SUN 9.00am, 1.00pm

  • THAT SUGAR FILM(PG) (no free tickets)

THU-SAT/MON-WED 4.15pm SUN 6.30pm


THU-SAT/MON-WED 6.40pm SUN 4.00pm


THU-SAT/MON-WED 10.00am, 12.20pm, 2.15pm SUN 9.30am, 11.00am, 2.00pm

Gig Guide

danhannafordFriday 3rd April:
The Northern – Dan Hannaford
The Rails – (6:30pm) Bohemian Cowboys
The Beach Hotel – (12pm) Bluesfest Busking Comp Final (9pm) DJ Helmy

Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Supamaorifulla
ThebadlandsSaturday 4th April:
The Northern –  Lepers & Crooks, The Badlands, The Swamp Stompers

The Rails – (2:30pm) The Samba-Blisstas (7pm) Soul’d

The Beach Hotel – (9pm) DJ Fonzaius
10661022_1680867128805823_1748998761_nWoody’s – (8pm) DJ Sanchez
The Brewery – (7:30pm) Anthony George & Dallas James

Sunday 5th April:
The Northern – Garrett Kato

The Rails – (7pm) Ragga Jump
The Beach Hotel – (4:30pm) Lisa Hunt (8pm) Captain Kaine


Byron Beachside Market – Friday – Main Beach Path 8am – 4pm

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

Byron Monthly Market – Sunday – Butler Street Reserve 8am – 3pm

Starlight Festival April 3rd – 6th Bangalow, A&I Halllogoheader2

Live Music, Tarot, Yoga, Psychics, Gourmet Food, Workshops, Reiki, Crystals, and more. Event entry $20 (2 Day pass $30) See Program:



Here is the Bluesfest Schedule! Starting with Thursday on until Monday.

 Thursday BluesFriday BluesSaturday Blues

Sunday Blues   Monday Blues 


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

Japanese Cooking! SUSHI!!!!

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Today’s activity was Japanese cooking led by a few of our Japanese Students! They gathered and showed our other students how to make the sushi! One of our students even wrote and drew an ingredients and how to list on a notepad to pass around to the rest of the students.

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Students enjoyed learning about another culture from their classmates and definitely loved eating the food. Everyone was teaching each other in English and helping out with all the cleaning, cooking, rolling, and 3 photo 4 photo 5  photo 2  photo 4 photo 5

Jobs this week!

Experienced Cleaner required for busy Hotel in Byron Bay. Working each Saturday and Sunday. Hard worker who can work at a fast pace accurately in a dynamic team. Please send resume and cover letter.

Night reception with RSA required. Live in position. Can be couple to cover 7 nights or single to do 5 nights. Busy Hotel in Byron Bay. Duties include shop sales, late check-ins, basic security ensuring that guests are quiet after a certain time. Candidates with good problem solving and people skills and hotel experience please email cover letter and resume. Air conditioned studio provided.

Unfortunately our wonderful nanny of 12 months is soon moving on so we are looking for another special person to join our family.
We have 2 children 4 and 6 and live on a stunning rural property 10 mins from Byron bay town centre.
We would initially prefer a brief live out arrangement until we were all ready to go live in but we are flexible on that.
We have a separate downstairs area with bedroom, living room and shower room. Wifi / Foxtel included.
We have a car for a nanny so you must have clean driving licence and ideally be over 25.
Duties are morning school routine 3-4 days a week plus some pickups. Also all washing, cleaning and ironing. Not usually weekends. On top of free accommodation/car/food we pay $150 per week for up to 20 hours work. Extra money on top for any adhoc evenings/weekend work.
It would be easy for our Nanny to take on other work for extra money, eg. evenings in a restaurant or other baby sitting and we can help work around that if necessary.
No couples considered.
Must have driving licence, be confident and have a natural, fun way with kids. Must be confident swimmer and enjoy the ocean.
We have ponies and may get a dog.
Please email resume showing relevant experience first. No phone calls please initially.


Couple for Permaculture Farm Work
We are seeking a couple to come and start on our farm asap.
We need a couple with knowledge and experience with permaculture and organic farming.
In return for your work we will offer you free accom in a beautiful fully self-contained brand new apartment on the property. We require 5 days of work at 5hrs per day.
Duties include yard maintenance, manual labour, planting, weeding, setting up a new garden and orchard and managing woofers on the property. We want a couple who are enthusiastic, hardworking and committed to seeing the property grow and flourish during our time of construction and building and creating a beautiful self-contained and sustainable property.
We will also offer you all of your meals, healthy and organic and we are also open specific dietary requirements.
You would become part of our family and want someone who is trust worthy and an open communicator and takes pride in your work and keeping healthy relationships.
Please get in touch as awe want someone asap!

Remedial Massage Therapist for a busy clinic in Byron Bay. Must have relevant insurance, professional association membership and health fund provider numbers (including medibank). Email

Experienced Waiters

We are looking for experienced waiters, with lots of proof able experience.
Some bar tending experience appreciated. 0432665927 

Kitchen Hand

We are a high volume cafe in Brunswick Heads looking for an all-rounder to help out in the kitchen. This job will require you to work quickly and efficiently as part of our outstanding team.
Travellers welcome who have transportation available to Brunswick Heads.
Please send through a resume with your contact details.

Musical Bingo Host

Hi there I am looking for someone to be a Musical Bingo host on the North Coast. Role involves running a two hour evening of musical bingo, playing short versions of songs off a lap top that people mark off there cards. It is a lot of fun but you must be comfortable in front of microphone and a have a positive fun vibe. Previous experience MC’ing etc not essential but wouldn’t hurt.


Technical Software Support Analyst

Agtrix is an innovative software company in the Byron Bay area that supplies systems for crop harvest management & agricultural supply chain logistics globally. It requires an outgoing person to provide technical software support on the phone & in person, user training, product QA & project administration. Email for more info


min 25 hours per week for busy Brunswick takeaway. Min 2 years exp. 66851355


4 hours every second week. Flexible. Ph 0402061110


required, minimum 2yrs exp. Must be able to handle high volume & fast pace. Phone 0413294982


required up to 3 days per week. Must be willing & able to lift heavy boxes. Contact Trevor at Edens Landing Mullumbimby on 66841007

Why English Only?

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Here at Lexis English Byron Bay we have a rule that students must speak English the whole time they are at school, not just in the classrooms. This policy is extremely popular with students, for three reasons:

1. They can make friends from other countries


If students are able to speak in their own language they automatically gather in same language groups for breaks and lunchtimes (so that they can relax and talk easily). However, with the English Only policy, students are forced to speak English so there is no reason to seek out students with the same mother tongue and, therefore, everyone makes more effort to get to know people from other countries. 

2. It’s polite in mixed company

It’s a horrible feeling when people nearby are talking in a  language that you don’t  understand, especially if it’s a big group and you are alone.

Here at Lexis Byron Bay we often have students who are are travelling alone from countries such as Taiwan, Czech Republic, Russia and Poland. They are totally reliant on English because nobody here speaks their language. At the same time there are big groups from countries like Switzerland and Brazil. If you are a German or Portuguese speaker, please try to imagine how you would feel if everyone was speaking Russian or another language around you. Wouldn’t it make you feel shy and uncomfortable and even worry that they were talking about you? We can avoid this with the English Only policy.


3. It’s the best way to improve your English. Fast!

English is a skill, like driving or learning to play a sport or an instrument. The only way to get better at a skill is to practise, practise, practise it.

In class you learn the theory and you practise what you learn with games, roleplays and other speaking activities that are designed to be as much like real life as possible. However, it’s when you actually have to use the theory in your everyday life that it becomes really real for you and, then, you remember it.

Imagine learning to drive in a classroom with a model car. It would be helpful, of course, but you cannot learn to drive properly until you practise in a real car on real street. English is the same. 

Or think about sports training. You need to warm up before you can really perform. Then if you stop and have a break you need to warm up all over again. English is the same. If you speak your own language during the break, then you have to warm up back into English when you return to class. It slows you down.

So, remember: To make more friends, be polite and improve your language skills…

keep calm