December in Photos!

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING!

 

BODY BOARDING!

 

TIE DYE!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

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December’s Table Tennis Champion: Brice

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

CHRISTMAS COOKING!

 

CHRISTMAS DECORATION MAKING!

 

STAFF PANTOMIME!

 

TRADITIONAL FOOD FAIR AND CHRISTMAS TRIVIA!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

15 NEW STARTERS!

 

49 GRADUATES!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Christmas Food Fair! 22 December

For the last day of school before the Christmas break the staff here at Lexis Byron Bay put on a special treat for our students…

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A pantomime based on Cinderella but with a Byron Bay twist!!!

Our talented teacher Anji wrote a brilliant script and each of the teachers and Lexis staff members had a role!

I think all will agree Anji and Adrienne were hilarious as the ugly sisters, and Kathleen was nothing short of amazing in her role as Madonna!

Everyone did a great job playing their parts and getting into their roles; who knew we had a team of such incredible actresses?!

After the pantomime we had our traditional food fair, where we had encouraged the students to bring in party food from their home country to share with their Lexis classmates and staff!

Kathleen’s class made tasty sushi and we had a variety of delicious sweet snacks, including Toblerone mousse from Switzerland and Brigadeiro from Brazil!

To finish the day we had a Christmas trivia with prizes to be won!

IMG_1156Merce came first, winning her a free surf lesson with Let’s Go Surfing! Second place won a six pack of beer and third place some yummy biscuits!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Graduation! 22 December

Congratulations and farewell to our twenty students who graduated from Lexis Byron Bay last week!

Charlotte, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. In her 14 weeks here at Lexis she has made improvements in all areas of her English, particularly in her speaking and listening skills. We are glad this isn’t goodbye as Charlotte will be back next year for our Cambridge course!

Lydie, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. She has worked hard to improve her English and has a great ability to understand the underlying concepts of grammatical structures. Lydie will also return for our Cambridge course next year! We hope you enjoy your Christmas break and look forward to seeing you in January!

Tifany, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. She has made incredible progress in her 10 weeks studying with us. She shows particular strength in her writing and understanding of grammatical structures. Given her aptitude and determination we are sure she will do well in our Cambridge course next year! Enjoy your break and we’ll see you in the new year!

Heitor, from Brazil, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. In his 19 weeks here at Lexis he has made many friends and provided much entertainment! He has also worked hard and progressed from Pre-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate with an A! We will miss your sense of humour Heitor and hope to see you again one day!

Gioele, from Switzerland, graduates from our Upper Intermediate class. His teacher Kathleen says he had a great attitude in class and demonstrated a solid command of the English language. His spoken English is fluent and shows intelligence and humour! Best of luck for the future Gioele!

Diego, from Brazil, graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. He has made amazing progress in his 20 weeks here with us at Lexis, starting in Pre-Intermediate and graduating from Upper Intermediate with an A! His participation in class and out of class activities is excellent and he is always ready with intelligent ideas and suggestions! We are very glad you’re staying in Byron, so this isn’t goodbye yet!

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Nana, from Japan, graduates from our Elementary class. Her teacher Michelle describes her as a polite courteous student who always participated well with her classmates. We have seen her speaking confidence grow significantly in her 4 weeks with us. She graduates with an A, which she should be very proud of!

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Julieta, from Argentina, graduates Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne says Julieta has exceeded her expectations and sailed ahead of the level, something she should be very proud of! Everyone has loved having her in class and she will be missed greatly! We hope you enjoy your farm work in Tasmania and the rest of your travels!

Serena

Joel, from Switzerland, gradates from Serena’s Pre-Intermediate class.  He has improved in all areas of his English in his 5 weeks here at Lexis Byron and should be very proud of his achievements! His teacher Serena described him as a diligent and polite student. We wish you all the best for the future!

Takako, from Japan, graduates from Serene’as Pre-Intermediate class. In her 24 weeks here at Lexis we have seen her English and confidence improve immensely. She was always very diligent and polite and a pleasure to be around. I will miss you at the activities, as will all your classmates and friends you have made at Lexis! Wishing you the very best for the future Takako!

 

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Leonie, from Switzerland, graduates from our Intermediate class. Her teacher Kristy says it has been a pleasure having her in class and her pronunciation is very clear and easy to understand. We hope you have enjoyed your time here in Byron and have a great time on your travels around Australia!

Alessia, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. She has been a great student who studies hard and seeks to understand anything she is unsure of. She has achieved consistently high results and we are sure she will do very well in the Cambridge course! Enjoy Lexis Perth and good luck with FCE!

Oxel, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been a joy to have him here at Lexis; he is always polite and friendly. He has also been a very good student, asking useful questions and making conversation with everyone in class. Well done for all your hard work and graduating with an A. Best wishes for the future!

Veronica, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been a pleasure having her here at Lexis. She is a very friendly student who is good at making conversation and trying to speak English fluently. We hope you enjoyed your short time here and the trips you managed to squeeze in! Good luck for the future Veronica!

Claudia

Gieorgia, from Italy, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class. It has been really great having her here at Lexis; she is always friendly and good to have a chat with! Her level of English is excellent and she graduates Advanced level with an A! Best of luck with your future studies and we look forward to still seeing you in Byron!

Gustavo, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class. He started with us 24 weeks ago at Pre-Intermediate level, and has now completed the Cambridge course and graduates at an Advanced level with an A; you should be extremely proud of yourself Gustavo, we are! Luckily we don’t have to say goodbye to his sense of humour and kindness just yet, as he will continue to stay in Byron!

Nadja, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class with an A! It has been wonderful having Nadja at Lexis Byron; she always has a smile on her face and a positive energy. Nadja is a very intelligent girl who we are sure will go on to do very well in the future! We wish you the very best with this, you will be missed!

Irina, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class. After already completing our Cambridge course Irina has an excellent level of English. Claudia says her enthusiasm and contributions to class discussions were all greatly appreciated! Enjoy the rest of your time in Byron, we look forward to still seeing you around!

 

IELTS

Lucas and Yuta (far right) . Neither were around for their graduation photo so here they are at Maxime and Rafa’s graduation!

Lucas, from Brazil, graduates from our IELTS class. He has only been with us at Lexis for 2 weeks but in this time he has worked very hard and improved his English in all areas. His teacher Josie says it has been a pleasure to have him in the class and wished he was staying longer! We hope you have an amazing time on your travels Lucas!

Yuta, from Japan, graduates from Josie’s IELTS class. He is an extremely hard working student and has a great attitude to learning. He participates well in class and out of class activities. We are happy he will return to us for the Cambridge course and are sure he will do very well!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Christmas Decoration Making! 21 December

Yesterday we made some beautiful decorations for our Lexis Byron Christmas tree!

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For our morning session we made pretty stars and beach themed baubles with sand, shells and lotus flowers!

In the afternoon we got creative making paper ball ornaments and some more stars!

It was great fun and the tree looks amazing covered in the students brilliant craft work!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Christmas Cooking! 20 December

On Wednesday we made delicious edible mini Santas!

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We started by using a mini Oreo for the biscuit base then followed the below recipe to make mini cheesecakes:

  1. Use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese (250g), caster sugar (1/2 cup), vanilla  essence (1 teaspoon) and lemon juice (1 tablespoon) until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  2. Divide the cream cheese mixture amongst the muffin cups, pouring it or spooning it over each mini Oreo.
  3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until slightly risen and just beginning to crack on the surface.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack and refrigerate while you make the toppings.

We then put a generous amount of whipped cream on each one, followed by a strawberry (with the top cut off) and another small blob of cream on the top; which became the fur trim, hat and bobble!

They tasted even more delicious then they looked!! Oreos, Cheesecake, Strawberries and Cream – what’s not to love?! Plus they looked super cute 🙂

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

It’s the Christmas break!! 22 December

Merry Christmas

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

GIGS

Gigs

FRIDAY 22
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 8.30 COG
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM JON J BRADLEY, 9PM FAT ALBERT
BYRON BREWERY 7.30PM WANDERING EYES (BEERGARDEN) 8PM TORA W MERRYN JEANN & KEELAN MAK
LUSCIOUS FOODS CAFÉ, BYRON 6PM PASSANDO
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON 9.30PM DAN HANNAFORD
THE SUN BISTRO, BYRON SURF REPORT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON 7.30PM SEASIDE
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS

SATURDAY 23
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM THE BADLANDS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM MARSHALL
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM DJ SAMMY 2 TOWELS
BYRON BREWERY 5PM DEATH BELLS, MINI SKIRT, CLOACAS DICKLORD, FLAT BICKIE, SKREECH
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM BROADFOOT / TRENT MORGAN
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON 9.30PM JAMES SCOTT
THE SUN BISTRO, BYRON TRIVIA LUKE MORRIS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON 7.30PM TAMWAH & ISSY B SISTERS IN SOUND
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ NERY

SUNDAY 24
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON FERGO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM LEIGH JAMES DUO

BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM RAGGA JUMP, 8PM SAFARI DJS
BALCONY BAR, BYRON 3PM NICK CUNNINGHAM
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
FOXY LUU’S, BYRON 12PM DJ MONSIOUR DIOP’S DEEP HOUSE ORIENTAL BEATS
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON 10PM ROMI
THE SUN BISTRO, BYRON GREGG PETERSON
TREEHOUSE, BYRON LUNCH – LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJ DANGEROUS COBRA AND EVA J

MONDAY 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
TUESDAY 26
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON MARSHALL O’KELL
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM CHRIS & JAMIE
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM LISA HUNT, 9PM DJ LONGTIME
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30 MUSICAL BINGO
HALL UNDER BYRON GYM 6.45PM NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJS JAMIE, SLHTTE, 4 EYES
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON 9.30PM LUKE MORRIS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON 7PM DJ DANGEROUS COBRA

WEDNESDAY 27
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON THE SWAMPS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM BEN JANSZ
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM JAMES D’KHAN, 8PM ELEMENTALS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM OPEN MIC WITH HARRY NICHOLS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON 9PM FELIX
TREEHOUSE, BYRON 7PM DJ JEZ VEGAS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ JAMIE

 

MARKETS

Markets

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Night Markets

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

 

 

CINEMA

Cinema

Saturday 23rd Dec

Wonder11:30am
Paddington 21:40pm
The Killing of a Sacred Deer3:40pm
Wonder6:00pm

Sunday 24th Dec

Closed – Merry Christmas

Monday 25th Dec

Closed – Merry Christmas

Tuesday 26th Dec

Paddington 211:45am
Loving Vincent1:45pm
The Killing of a Sacred Deer3:40pm
Downsizing6:00pm
Wonder8:30pm

Wednesday 27th Dec

Downsizing11:30am
Paddington 22:00pm
Murder on the Orient Express4:00pm
Wonder6:15pm
Downsizing8:30pm

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Jobs! 21 December

There’s not many advertised online this week, but you CAN still find a job!!

I would recommend dropping your resumes off in town and then going back again a couple of days later. The bars, restaurants and shops get lots of people dropping off resumes in the summer, so you need to stay determined and keep going back so when they do need someone new it’s your name they remember!

If you need any help with your resumes you can go along to GIL; everyday at 12pm and 2pm – in room 8 every day, except room 7 on a Monday!

Come and see me at reception if you have any questions or need resumes printed 🙂

GOOD LUCK!!

CHEFS / COOKS

Chef

QUALIFIED COOK

Luscious Cafe in Byron Bay is looking for a qualified Cook to join our team. Must have commitment to hard work, and proven 2 years’ relevant experience and qualifications as a cook. If you are presentable, hardworking, and reliable with strong knowledge and understanding of food health and safety (follow all HACCAP standards and WHS/ OH&S) and experienced with cooking, food prepping, menu planning, stock control and estimations (preferred, but not essential) you might be the perfect match for us.

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COOK – AGED CARE 

Central Byron Bay Location. Excellent hours – 6.00am – 2.00pm: Monday to Friday. Permanent position.

We require experience within an aged care commercial kitchen setting plus the ability to manage catering operations and food supply management. Also, you will have excellent knowledge of quality food safety and hygiene standards, seasonal menu creation (in conjunction with Nutrition Australia) plus meal planning related to quality food service.You must be willing to work autonomously and within a team, have an abundance of patience, smiles and a compassionate nature when interacting with our residents. Other Responsibilities although not limited to: – Adhering to Speech Pathology recommendations. – Storage & Inventory Management. – Special dietary requirements including allergies/intolerances & textured modified meals. – Maintenance & cleanliness of the kitchen & service area. – Excellent customer service skills. Qualification Requirements: – Certificate III in Commercial Cookery/Food Services – with actual hands-on experience OR Equivalent 3 years hands-on commercial cooking & willingness to work in an aged care setting. – Food Safety Certification highly regarded. – Knowledge of safe food handling practices & WHS. – Competent in food preparation, cooking & plating

Applicants must provide us with a CV, 2 work-related checkable references and be willing to obtain a national police check.

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CHEF

Main Street Burger Bar Byron Bay is looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join our crew. We run a very professional organised kitchen with flexible lifestyle hours and opportunity to grow within an evolving company. For the right candidate their is the potential for future growth and general career development within a fast growing company. We are seeking a chef confident with cooking an American style grill section, prepping and slow cooking meats and fish. Someone who is comfortable in a high volume kitchen and able to run a fast busy pass. You will be responsible for ordering, training junior staff and running the kitchen in the absence of the head chef. For the right candidate we can offer a 4 day work week, 3 days off. The right candidate will need to be punctual, have your own transport and be willing to work hard and reap the benefits with a long weekend!

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CLEANERS / HOUSEKEEPERS

Cleaner

CLEANER

Cleaner wanted for private house in Suffolk Park. $20 dollars an hour and usually $50 per week for 2.5 hours cash. MUST be a good, experienced cleaner and staying for a minimum of 3 months. First day is a paid trial. Apply through me at reception.

 

WINDOW CLEANER

Experienced with an eye for detail and good work ethic, min
2 years cleaning exp. Start now/Jan. 30+ hours per week. Email: chris@reachnclean.com

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.