March in Photos!

LAWN BOWLS

 

SWEET EXCHANGE

 

JEWELLERY MAKING

END OF CAMBRIDGE SAUSAGE SIZZLE

BEER TASTING

 

SLACKLINING

 

CLOTHES SWAP ‘N’ STYLE

 

SOCCER MATCH

COFFEE CLUB

 

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

It’s the long Easter weekend!! 29 March – 1 April

Happy Easter

It’s the long weekend! Easter Friday (30th March) and Easter Monday (2nd April) are Public Holidays so school will be closed – 4 day weekend!! Yeeeew!!

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Weekend Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

Want to go on a 4WD adventure in paradise?! You can visit one of Australia’s top destinations for a great price, thanks to Lexis’ travel specialist Iain!

There’s 13 people already booked in for the Easter weekend trip to Fraser Island, but still a few spots left if anyone wants to join in the fun!

Leaving at 7am Thursday from outside Happy Travels and arriving back at around 6/7pm on Monday.

If you’re interested speak to Iain when he is at Lexis today (Wednesday) between 12 and 3pm or text / whatsapp him on +61 422 150 756.

 

 

BLUESFEST

bluesfest

The biggest event happening in Byron this weekend is Bluesfest!!

If you haven’t already got tickets use promotional code YOURBF18 for up to 25% tickets! https://www.bluesfest.com.au/tickets/default.aspx?EventID=6

Groupon also have 25% off tickets: https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/gl-29th-annual-byron-bay-bluesfest

If you’re not able to get them before they sell out/promo ends, then check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/justticketsnorthernrivers/about/ for people selling their tickets!

Playing schedule: https://www.bluesfest.com.au/pages/?PageID=289

 

GIGS

Gigs

THURSDAY 29
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY FRIEND ZONE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAN HANNAFORD
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8.30PM MICKA SCENE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM QUALITY ST HIP HOP NIGHT
THE RAILS DAN HANNAFORD
BALCONY BAR, BYRON BAY 7PM EMMA WHINE
FRESH, BYRON BAY 4PM STEVE TYSON
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LUKE MORRIS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM DELI
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM FUTURE FAKTORI
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 1

FRIDAY 30
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY P.C. & THE BIFFS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE SWAMPS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 12PM BLUESFEST BUSKERS COMP FINAL, 6PM DJ REIFLEX
BYRON BEACH MARKET 10AM KELLIE KNIGHT & THE DAZE, DIDGERA & DINKUM BOHOS
MARVEL HALL, BYRON BAY 6PM FLOW
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 6PM SARAH GRANT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 730PM THE IMPRINTS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM BEN JANSZ
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM KATIA DEMEESTER
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 2
BANGALOW HOTEL 6PM BILL JACOBI

SATURDAY 31
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY MARSHALL OKELL & THE FRO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY WALLFLOWER MEADOWS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM KIT BRAY
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET RAILWAY PARK 4PM GUY KACHEL
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 3
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM GREG KEW

SUNDAY 1
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY MATTHEW ARMITAGE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY ROMANIACS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LISA HUNT / 8:00PM SUNDAY SAFARI PRESENTS MOTEZ
BYRON THEATRE 8PM PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS
BYRON GOLF CLUB 12PM GREG KEW
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM OKA, GUY KACHEL, JOHN DIXON & RUSSEL BAND
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 5PM JORDAN GRACE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS DJ DANGEROUS
COBRA & FRIENDS
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 4
MONDAY 2
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY DANHANNAFORD
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MESCALITO BLUES
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8PM 4’20 SOUND REGGAE NIGHT
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM REGGAE AFTERPARTY
BLUESFEST, TYAGARAH – DAY 5

 

CINEMA

Cinema

Monday 2nd Apr

Finding Your Feet2:15pm
A Fantastic Woman4:30pm
Ladybird6:30pm
Game Night8:30pm

 

MARKETS

Markets

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

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! 28 March

HOSPITALITY

Hospitality

CASUAL CAFE ALL ROUNDER

A restaurant in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Cafe All-rounder (up to 20 hours per week) to join our team. To be considered for this role you should: – Be available both days at weekends. – Have at least 1 year of experience as a Cafe All-rounder. – Have the right to work in Australia.

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DOMESTIC CATERING SERVICES – BANGALOW

We offer our residents freshly prepared meals and snacks, all cooked on site in our commercial kitchens. We are now seeking a Kitchen & Dining Hand to join our team to assist in providing high quality, nutritious meals to our residents. Please note this a casual position and will include weekend work. This role is based at our Bangalow residential village. About the role: – Assisting chefs with the daily running of the commercial kitchen. – Assisting with the preparation of meals for residents ensuring consistency in quality, taste and presentation. – Loading and unloading of dishwasher and hand washing utensils as required. – Monitoring and reporting on sufficient food supplies. – Ensuring compliance with HACCP legislation and Feros Food safety Plan. – Ensuring a safe working environment in the residential facility by working within workplace health and safety requirements. About you: – You hold a Certificate in Food Safety 1 and/or 2 (desirable but not essential). – You have prior Aged Care experience (desirable but not essential). – You have previous experience working in a commercial kitchen environment. – You have flexible availability with the ability to work weekends. – You are willing and able to work at least one 7.5 hour shift per week. – You respect the privacy, confidentiality and dignity of senior clients, and maintain a professional working relationships with clients at all times (but still be up for forging some great relationships with our residents and having FUN). For full details please see the attached position description. We encourage people with disability, lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job. Please note that successful applicants are required to complete a criminal history statutory declaration and undergo an Australian Federal Police Check. To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Kerry Bundock on (07) 5669 0593, quoting Ref No. 802600.

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CHEFS / COOKS

Cooking

CHEF

Local restaurant seeks an experienced cook to join a busy kitchen in Byron Bay Part-time. You will be working under an experienced Head Chef and the establishment is only open for dinner. The latest shift will be over at 10:30pm. Award wages apply, approx 20 hours per week for the right person or if you prefer this could increase to 40 hours per week. Immediate start. Normal hours 4pm – 10pm.

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CASUAL COOK

A restaurant in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Cook (up to 35 hours per week) to join our team. To be considered for this role you should: – Be available both days at weekends. – Have at least 1 year of experience as a Cook. – Have the right to work in Australia.

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CLEANERS / HOUSEKEEPERS

Cleaner

CASUAL HOUSEKEEPER – WOLLONGBAR MOTEL
23 Bedroom Motel. Weekday and Weekend Shifts. Immediate Start
Email resume and intro to manager@wollongbar.com

 

 

EVERYTHING ELSE!

 

CASUAL LABOURERS AND CLEANERS

Spinifex Recruiting is currently recruiting for highly skilled and experienced Construction and Horticultural Labourers to enter into our pool of labour hire candidates on the North Coast of NSW. Spinifex Recruiting is the regions leading Labour Hire agency, we pride ourselves on placing exceptional candidates with reputable local organisations. Successful candidates are required to have: – WHS Construction Induction White Card. – Current Drivers Licence. – Reliable transport. – Great work ethic and a good attitude. Spinifex frequently places our candidates into a variety of roles in the Ballina, Lismore, Byron Bay and Tweed Heads areas. Pay rates and duration of assignments differ depending on role. To discuss in more detail please call a consultant on 1300 800 301. To apply for position please click on the ‘Register’ button via the ‘Apply for Position’ link below.

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PROCESS WORKER

We are currently seeking several experienced Process Workers / Production Workers to join our busy food manufacturing client based in the Byron Bay Hinterland. The roles will involve working as an integral part of a team on fast-paced production lines performing a range of duties including sorting, quality control, packing products and general production labouring work. To be successful in this role you will be expected to have: – Previous experience working in food manufacturing / dairy and/or on production lines but not essential. – Must enjoy working as part of a productive team. – Must be physically fit for fast paced and repetitive environment. – Be flexible with working hours and the ability to work at short notice and on-call. – Ability to comfortably lift up to 15 kgs. – Your own transport including a valid Driver’s Licence. – Excellent personal presentation and good communication skills. This is a great opportunity to work with our reputable manufacturing company with the potential of ongoing employment for the right candidates.

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CARERS – AGED CARE

Greetings to all experienced and qualified Disability Support or Aged Care workers, along with those NEW to the industry and eager to help locals, while earning more closer to home.Joining Kynd is a great way to work close to home and offer your availability based on your schedule (so you work when you want). You’ll choose who you’re happy to help, manage your own profile within Kynd’s app and you set your own hourly rate! People have different ‘care’ needs and are always unique. So Kynd’s perfect for 1st time carers, people with ‘unpaid’ family care experience and experienced private or agency carers and nurses. Sound like you? Great! Introduce yourself and apply. Need to Know: – Help Locally: Or where you want. Save travel time/money. – Earn Great Money: The more you care, the more you earn. – Receive Requests: From locals for care and support visits. – Flexible Schedule: Choose your own schedule / availability. – Get Started Now: Applying and signing up is quick & easy! – Bank Transfers: Regular payments direct to your accounts. – Choose Your Rates: Based on your skills and expertise. – Choose Your Clients: Help the client’s which best suit you. – Insurance Coverage: Included whenever caring with Kynd. Your Role: – Companionship: helping your clients, simply by being there. – Meals & Groceries: collect + prep meals, support daily life. – Local Driving: for visits, social events or any appointments. – Personal Care: help with showers and personal care needs. – Domestic Chores: washing, vacuuming, dusting, cleans etc. – Nursing Services: technical support, if you’re qualified for it Specialist roles are available for Disability Support Workers (inc. NDIS) and Aged Care Workers (both Private and Packages). Requirements: – You’re genuinely motivated to create memories for people! – You’re warm, caring and compassionate – a “people-person”. – You’re highly reliable and communicate well with everyone. You will also need to have: – A SmartPhone (iPhone / Android). – A recent (last 18 months) successful Australian Police Check. – An ABN (as an independent contractor) or happy to get one. – A Driver’s Licence and reliable car will help, but isn’t critical. If you are progressed, you’ll need to pass a number of ID and safety verifications before your profile is activated. If you don’t have an ABN or Police Check yet, you can apply for that soon. Enjoy flexible work, being paid more for your time (and people being able to afford more of your time!), directly helping locals in need and the happiness of being your own boss, using Kynd. Whatever your skills and experience, you’re invited to apply!

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UBER DRIVER

Who we are: Help riders get around town by using Uber and get the fares you make each trip paid weekly into your account . Using the Uber app is a great way to earn cash on your schedule. The more you drive, the more you can earn. It’s simple and perfect for those looking for flexibility. What you need to know: – Earn Good Money: The more you drive, the more you earn. – Flexible Schedule: Make your own schedule and drive any time; day or night. – Getting Started is Easy: Signing up is quick & easy! – Get Paid Weekly: Get earnings deposited into your bank account weekly. Requirements: – You’re at least 21 years old. – You have a 4-door vehicle. – You have held a valid full driver’s licence in your state or territory for at least 12 months. – You’re listed as an insured driver for the vehicle you wish to drive. – You’re friendly and excited to earn money on your schedule! Additional Information: Anyone can drive using Uber. Remember, the best job isn’t a job – it’s driving with Uber! No car? No problem! Check out t.uber.com/marketplaceANZ for vehicle rental, leasing, and financing product offerings designed by third party providers specifically for ridesharing.

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PART TIME RECEPTIONIST – YHA HOSTEL

Are you looking for a job where you can have fun and meet people from all over the world every day? Is your passion for all things travel and backpacking? If your answer is yes, then WE are looking for YOU! YHA has 2 fantastic backpacker hostels in Byron Bay – Cape Byron YHA is a laid-back hostel located just a stone’s throw from the beach, and Byron Bay YHA is a centrally-located hostel right in the heart of town, and undergoing exciting new renovations! We are seeking Part Time Receptionists to join the awesome YHA team in Byron! As a Receptionist, you will be responsible for providing our guests with excellent service, giving heaps of helpful local tips and knowledge, recommending and selling a wide range of tours and activities, and ensuring they have a Byron experience they won’t forget! Are you, or do you have: – Amazing stories about your travelling and backpacking experiences? – The ability to contribute to the hostel’s friendly and cheerful atmosphere? – Excellent communication skills? – Out-of-this-world customer service skills? – A team player? – The ability to develop, organise and assist in guest activities? – The ability to multi-task and perform a variety of duties? – The ability to problem solve and perform well under pressure? – Knowledge of reservation systems? – Prepared to work evenings and weekends on a rotating roster? If you answered yes to all the above, then we are looking for you! So if you would like to be a part of our team, then: Write us a witty and interesting cover letter explaining why we’d be stupid not to hire you. Standard by-the-book cover letters are unlikely to keep us interested Attach your up-to-date CV Tell the funniest thing that’s happened to you whilst travelling. Embarrassing stories welcome!

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CASUAL SALES ASSISTANT – LORNA JANE

Are you a natural at creating conversation and building relationships? Do you enjoy making customers feel their absolute best and have a skill for discovering their perfect look? Are you passionate about active living? If YES, consider an Active Stylist role at our Byron Bay store today! WHY LORNA JANE: – Build your business career – be part of a flexible workplace where you can think creatively and make your mark. – We promise to challenge you – we love to continuously improve what we are doing. Work with our industry leaders and think differently! – We love to promote from within – building a career with us is more than what is on your resume, show us what you’ve got! – Great earning potential – with various competitive incentive and reward schemes, use your determination and passion to achieve your goals. – Global opportunities – with over 200 company owned stores, and operating in over 60 countries, a career with us can take all over the world! A LITTLE ABOUT THE ROLE…That you create an exceptional customer experience that is inspiring, motivating and energising. – That you connect with customers and build relationships, providing exceptional customer service. – That you thrive in a sales oriented environment & look forward to the daily challenge of reaching your target. – That you share the Active Living philosophy with all of our customers every day, inspiring your team member to do the same daily! A LITTLE ABOUT US..We are a positive, energetic and authentic brand, with 28 years of success in business and continued rapid expansion globally. We exist to inspire modern women towards Active Living through the daily practice of Move, Nourish, Believe, and together we get to make a difference in peoples lives every day! There are plenty of opportunities for you to build your career with Lorna Jane! From a casual Active Stylist to a State Leader, from the Warehouse to Design, and from Customer Care to Marketing we have a wide range of career options to offer. You just need to tell us about you! OUR BIG 5 – what we live and breathe: – We think customer our customers are at the heart of everything we do. – We challenge the status quo. – Be a game changer, the world has enough followers. – We are hungry for success, drive, dedication, & a never give up attitude = achieving our goals. – We are mindful – Mindful of where we came from and where we are going. Make decisions as if your name was on the door. – We believe in each other. – Stand proud & speak from the heart.

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LANDSCAPER WANTED
Seeking an experienced and preferably qualified Landscaper to join our team.
Immediate start. Adam 0421500096

 

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.

Easter Coffee Club! 27 March

Today at Coffee Club we swapped Tim Tams for Hot cross buns to celebrate Easter!

Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and some parts of the Americas. The buns mark the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning; including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices signifying the spices used to preserve him at his burial.

They are typically a spiced sweet bun but we also had some chocolate ones which we enjoyed warmed up with butter 🙂

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.

Super Food Cooking Class – Upper Intermediate

This month Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class took their lesson to the kitchen!

They each had to choose a super food (a food rich in nutrients), research it’s facts and history and then use it in a recipe!

Interestingly chocolate is considered a super food! Brilliant news 🙂 Research shows that dark chocolate especially can lower blood pressure!

Everyone then got to try each others dishes as the creator explained the information they had gathered about their super food!

 

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.

Clothes Upcycle! 22 March

Last week myself and some of the students got creative upcycling clothes!

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Rather than throwing out an old item of clothing you can make it into a new piece in just a few simple steps!

 

I shared some suggestions with the students on what they could do but they all got imaginative and made their own unique pieces!

 

Roman very kindly reinvented a top for me on the promise I would wear it for the rest of the day 🙂

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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.

New Starters! 26 March

Welcome to our six new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Hans (HanSoo) is from Korea. His main passion is playing the guitar and he is a member of his school’s band. He is also interested in cycling and would like to try surfing whilst in Byron. He wants to improve his English so he can better his life and travel the world! He is currently studying Medical Engineering in Korea but is taking a year long break to explore the world!

Jeferson is from Brazil. He enjoys sports, particularly soccer, swimming and running. Whilst in Australia he would like to learn to surf; he has definitely picked the best location for this! He studied Computer Science and has worked within this industry for the past 15 years. He chose Australia for his studies because of the warm weather, beaches and laid back lifestyle!

Victor (Vitezslav) is from the Czech Republic. His hobbies include running, working out and cycling. He studied to be a blacksmith and has worked as a laborer for the past four years. He will study at Lexis Byron for the next 9 months to improve his English so he is able to move to England to work. He is looking forward to exploring this country and learning to surf!

Martin is from Spain. His main interests are sports and travel. He also enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies and going out with friends. He will study with us for the next 12 weeks to further his English and decide what he would like to do with his future!

Shoto is from Japan. His main hobby is playing the guitar. He choose Byron Bay for his studies as he has heard great things about this beautiful town! He will study with us for 3 months and then work on a farm picking fruits. After he would like to get a car so he can travel around Australia!

Esther is from Spain. Her biggest love is to travel and meet new people. She also enjoys surfing, reading, sports and good food! She has a Bachelor Degree from the University of Barcelona and is a trained teacher. It has always been her dream to come to Australia so she is very excited to be here! In the future she would like to work on yachts with her boyfriend and English is important for this, so she will study with Lexis Byron for the next 6 months to improve this!

 

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.