Welcome to our New Starters – 29 June 2015


Today we welcomed four new starters to Lexis Byron Bay; Mayumi from Japan, Omar and Vicente from Spain and Jacapo from Italy.

Mayumi is here on a Working Holiday Visa. She worked in H&M clothing store in Japan for five years and is hoping to do the same job in Australia when she finishes her English studies.

Omar has always dreamed of coming to Australia and now he is here. He is excited about seeing the Australian wildlife and improving his English. In the future he wants to study bio-engineering at university.

Vicente is a seasoned traveller to Australia; this is his third time. He’s doing our English in Action program, which means that he will study English in the morning and have surf lessons in the afternoon.

And finally, for Jacapo, this is his first trip out of Italy. He is very excited to be here and can’t wait to make friends and get involved in the Byron lifestyle. He told me that, in Italy, it’s very important to be able to speak English if you want to get a good job.

It was a pleasure meeting all of you this morning and we hope that you really enjoy your experience here at Lexis English in Byron Bay.


Big Prize Trivia Quiz

This afternoon a large group of students gathered in the student lounge to find out which team had the most general knowledge in the fields of Science, Geography, Sport and Music.


It was a tightly fought game and, in the end was won by only half a point. Everybody learned something, e.g. volcanoes erupt and golf was first played in Scotland, and everybody had a lot of fun.

Charlie’s Angels the winning team, led by today’s graduate Isaac, won twelve bottles of beer and the runners-up, the A-Team, won a small chocolate consolation prize.

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Graduation 26 June – Goodbye to two lovely students

This week Lexis Byron Bay says goodbye and good luck to two awesome students from our Upper Intermediate class: Samira Spring from Switzerland and Isaac Perez from Spain.

Samira has been at Lexis Byron Bay for six weeks. Her teacher described her as extremely clever and also wonderful to have in class. Samira thanked all her teachers and said that she was surprised by how much she had learned in such a short time. She also said that she’d really enjoyed meeting people and making friends from different cultures.


Isaac has been here for twelve weeks and, before that, studied at Lexis Brisbane. His teacher, Anji, said he was funny and gorgeous and charming and lovely and also a great actor and that she would miss having him in class. Isaac commented that he had been lucky enough to have been taught by all of Lexis Byron Bay’s female teachers and that he had had a lovely time in Lexis. He also said that one day all the younger students would realise how lucky they were to have such an experience at their age.isaa

We’ve really enjoyed having both of you in the Lexis family and wish you all the best for whatever happens in the future.

What’s on at the weekend?



Looks like it’s going to be sun and rain showers again this weekend with a high of 20 and a low of 13.

Going to the cinema?

Palace Cinemas

THUR 9.30AM 4.05PM 9PM
FR/SUN 9.30AM 1.45PM 9PM
SAT 9.15AM 11.40AM 8.50PM

THU 9.15AM

INSIDE OUT (PG) (no free tickets)
THUR 12PM 2.15PM 6.50PM
FRI/SUN 9.30AM 12PM 6.50PM
SAT 9.10AM 12.50PM 6.50PM

MINIONS (PG) (no free tickets)
THUR 8.45AM 10.35AM 12.25PM 6.40PM

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (M) (no free tickets)
THUR 11.25 1.45 4.20 8.30AM
FRI 11.30AM 4.10PM 8.30PM
SAT 10.35AM 2.50PM 9PM
SUN 11.30AM 4.10PM 8.45PM

TED 2 (CTC) (no free tickets)
THUR/FRI/SUN 2PM 4.25PM 6.30PM 8.50PM
SAT 2PM 4.25PM 6.50PM 9.15PM

Also check out what’s showing at PigHouse Flicks in the Brewery complex:

Gig Guide

Friday 26th June:
The Northern
– Yes Sir Noceur, Baskervillain, The Shady Nastys, DJ Taya Mills
The Rails – (7pm) Pink Zinc
The Beach Hotel – (5pm) Leigh James (9pm) Madison Kat
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Neary
The Brewery/Buddha Bar – (7.30pm) The Swamp Stompers

Saturday 27th June:
The Northern
– A Little Procince, Antimata, Dominiques, DJ Chris Bradley
The Rails – (7pm) Devils Kiosk
The Beach Hotel – (9pm) DJ Helmy
Woody’s – (8pm) DJ Mitchymitch
The Brewery/Buddha Bar – (7.30pm) Jaffer

Sunday 28th June: 
The Northern
– Jesse Pumphrey
The Rails – (7pm) Blue Skillet
The Beach Hotel – (4.30pm) Late for Woodstock, (8.00pm) DJ Captain Kaine


Bangalow Markets
Sunday 27th 9am to 3pm (at the Showground)

Nimbin Markets
Sunday 27th 8am to 3pm (on Cullen St)

That’s some of the awesome things to do this weekend so go out and have fun and enjoy! And see you for student drinks at Aquarius on Friday at 5pm!!

FREE Activity Calendar – July 2015

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We have some really great activities lined up for Lexis Byron Bay students in July. Some highlights include:

  • Yoga with Stefanie or Skateboarding with Flavio on alternate Mondays
  • The Film Studies Option Movie shown in Room 6 every Thursday – with popcorn
  • The extremely popular Aussie wine tasting on Friday 10 July
  • Our student night with free drinks, cheap drinks and BBQ at Aquarius on Friday 17 July
  • And, a very special extra activity on Wednesday 22 July – The Sky at Night with Phil from Starrynight Planetarium. He’ll be at the school at 5.30 with his telescope and some fascinating facts about the Australian night sky.

All of this on top of the regular and always popular Coffee Lounge, Job Club, Workshops, Cooking, BBQ, Trivia Quiz, Ping-Pong, Poker, Football and Volleyball.


Jobs this week in Byron Bay 24/06/15

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TripADeal is a fast-growing travel company based in beautiful Byron Bay, currently seeking dynamic staff to join their customer service team

You’ll answer phone, email and face-to-face enquiries, help customers get excited about their next holiday, and above all SELL SELL SELL awesome travel packages!

Hours are flexible from casual to full time depending on your availability; however evening and weekend work will be required.


Popular and well established Japanese restaurant KINOKO is seeking an experienced and qualified chef to work full time in its busy Byron Bay kitchen

The right applicant will be part of a dynamic restaurant located in the heart of Byron bay, working alongside a passionate team that thrive on creating wholesome Japanese inspired dishes with a modern flair.


Night shift supermarket cleaners with ABN required for a very busy Byron Bay location

Applicants must be available over a 7 day roster. Due to the location reliability is crucial, if this is you please send an email with experience and contact number today.


Waiters Wanted. Male Shirtless waiters needed

If you have a happy outgoing personality, a great physique and your own pay we offer attractive pay rates, a great atmosphere and loads of fun.


Live in experienced nanny⁄baby sitter required in Byron Bay

Casual. Between 5-20 hours help a week with 6 month old baby and household chores.

Fully furnished room supplied in a house with wifi, Netflix and Foxtel inclusive.

Female candidates only. Must be experienced or qualified child carer⁄nanny and have or willing to get first aid certificate.


Looking for a young couple, 21-40 to model for a romantic hippy⁄bohemian shoot

If you have a hippy house⁄camper to use as a backdrop, that would be great. Looking to create a natural shoot, where you’re in a natural environment, not posing for the camera. I’m a female photographer, looking to build my portfolio. I love capturing a special moment, a look, a glance, nothing too intimate, but something that shows how much you are in love. In exchange for modeling, you would be given an album of pictures. Memories that will last forever. Any couples interested in this fantastic opportunity, contact me for more information


BayGer, Gourmet Burgers,is a take away restaurant in Byron Bay seeking an experienced chef⁄cook to work in our busy kitchen


Telesales person

A great opportunity has arisen to join a fun company that caters for small to large businesses. We strive to help save the planet by recycling. We are looking for a hungry and tenacious telesales person, who is money hungry and success motivated, we have a great supportive team with a highly experience mentor.

Available Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4pm


Actor needed ASAP for short film in Byron Bay

Hi we are SAE students and we are shooting a short five minute film in and around Byron Bay. It is not a paid job but meals will be paid for on the days its shot. We are looking to shoot in the next couple of weeks.


We are currently looking to hire a German Retail Manager on a casual basis,working with us in our Byron Bay Office on a 5 day per week basis

Must be a Native German speaker with excellent written and spoken English and strong copy writing skills.


Graphic Design position available in production garment printing business

Photoshop and Illustrator creation and editing.


Santos Administrator

Mullumbimby. Office admin/all-rounder, 4 days pw, mid-July. Bookeeping experience and Quickbooks a plus. Email resume to accounts@santostrading.com.au

Hairdresser at Simply Sheer Hair 

Looking for a part-time, senior hairdresser. Call 6684 1441.

Restaurant Manager

Busy Byron venue seeks a career-minded person with minimum 5 years experience in fast-paced venues and minimum 3 years in management. Full-time. Email resume: byronvacancy@gmail.com

Echo Paper Delivery Person

The Echo has a contract position to insert, fold, bag and deliver The Echo to South Golden Beach and North Ocean Shores. You must have an ABN and be able to cover these areas early in the morning. You must have a reliable vehicle. Suits mature/responsible persons with a strong throwing arm. July 2015. Email simon@echo.net.au or phone 6684 1777.

Splendour Bar & Cashier Workers

July 23-26 at Splendour In The Grass Festival. Applicants must hold a current a valid NSW RSA. For an application form please email: splendourbarwork@gmail.com

Fashion Designer

Wanted to help expand swimwear label. Must be experienced in  running a fashion business, marketing, design and production. Tertiary qualifications essential. Start immediately. Email CV to: eve@miskini.com

Stoked Surf School Surf Instructors

Experienced Surf instructors needed for Byron surf school. Casual position with regular hours. Must hold minimum level 1 qualification with Surfing Australia or ASI, First Aid Certificate, Minimum LR Drivers license, experience as a head coach and be available weekends.Send resume to: info@stokedsurfschool.com.au

Retreat Staff

Enthusiastic and dedicated support staff needed for Byron vegetarian health retreat. Four retreats per year, must have a passion for health and love nurturing guests through their healing experience. Yoga qualifications a bonus. Email byronbayretreat@gmail.com

Don’t forget to keep an eye on Gumtree to see jobs as they are advertised:


Or check out this week’s Byron Echo for the full list of jobs advertised there this week