End of Course Sausage Sizzle! 25 May

Last Friday our students were treated to a Sausage Sizzle to celebrate their End of Course!

The lovely Sarah from Happy Travels was on hand to help serve up the sausages, while the students helped themselves to salad and chips!

 

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June Activity Calendar!

We have another month of fun FREE activities exclusively for our Lexis students!

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*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

 Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8. Mats provided!

We’ll also continue to have popular activity Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join me in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and conversations!

To start the month we have a Volleyball match! In the garden or at the beach; meet at reception at 2pm.

Flavio will be coming in on the 6th to teach you some Skateboarding skills.

Thursday the 7th we’ll be having an End of Cambridge Sausage Sizzle to say good luck and farewell to our Cambridge students after their 12 weeks of hard work!

On the 8th we have a very exciting Casino afternoon! There will be a poker tournament and roulette! Snacks provided!

Our June Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 13th! Beer to be won so get practicing!

For our cooking activities we have Vegan Cooking on the 14th and Pizza Making on the 27th!

Happy Travels will be hosting a Travel Trivia on the 15th with prizes to be won! Refreshments will be provided.

On the 20th we have a Soccer Match against BBELS! This will be at the sports fields, but meet at reception first at 3.30pm 🙂

We’ll be getting creative with Jewellery Making on the 21st.

Friday the 22nd we have Wine and Cheese Tasting, which is sure to be a popular activity!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 28th. This is a great option to give surfing a try and see if you’d like to book on to one of the 2 hour lessons for $55! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

On the 29th we’ll head to beach for a game of Cricket!

*Monday the 11th the school will be closed for the Queens Birthday; a public holiday here in Australia!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). A teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $55!

                                                             Have a brilliant month! 🙂

 

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Happy Travels weekend activities – June!

The team at Happy Travels has planned another month of awesome weekend activities and student nights for you, our Lexis Byron students!

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Every Tuesday is the Keg Party. Meet at Happy Travels at 7.30pm and head to Cheeky Monkeys to drink a keg (barrel) of beer for free!

Then on Thursdays they have free pizza at the Happy Travels shop between 7.30-8.30pm. They’ll be a DJ there providing the tunes and getting you ready for another night in Cheekys!

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities / trips for you; including gigs, festivals, sports events, scuba diving and whale watching!

To join any of these activities, or any other trips you may like to do, just have a chat with Iain or Sarah! One of them will be here in the Student Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 3pm, or you can pop into their store in town.

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It’s the Weekend! 1 – 3 June

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

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HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

See Sarah or Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! One of them will be in the student lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday

Suffolk Park FC VS Woodburn FC Football Match. 3pm kick off at Suffolk Park.

Sunday

Snorkel or scuba dive at Julian Rocks.

 

GIGS

Gigs

FRIDAY 1
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DAN CLARK, 9PM MCKENZIE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM MAPSTONE
LUSCIOUS FOODS, BYRON BAY 6PM CLAUDIO LOCO + FRIENDS
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 7PM GREG KEW
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM UPSTAIRS DJ KYLE WALKER, 9.30PM BEAU & GRACE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.45PM TAMWAH
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY FUTURE FAKTORI PRESENTS BLAC KARNIVALE, TAI DANIELS, JAMIE L, KOLSYN, MY HAPPY PLACE
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM OLIVER NATHANTRUSDALE
SATURDAY 2
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY WANDERERS, BOATKEEPER
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAN HANNAFORD
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9PM DJ JUST SAYIN’
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM MAR HAZE + VANILLA GORILLA’S + THE DREGGS
BYRON THEATRE 1PM EVENT CINEMA – MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA, 8PM LUKA LESSON & SHAI SHRIKI
LONE GOAT GALLERY, BYRON BAY W.H. CHONG EVERYTHING CHANGES
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM DJS UPSTAIRS, 9.30PM BEN JANSZ
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.45PM ALOHA BABY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM SARA MCCAFFERTY

SUNDAY 3
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY 2PM WRITERS AT THE RAILS FEAT S SORRENSEN
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LIVING INTHE 70S, 8PM DJ LONGTIME
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM PETER TOSH TRIBUTE BY ANDREW TOSH + GUESTS
BYRON THEATRE 1PM CARAVAGGIO: THE SOUL AND THE BLOOD, 7PM ERIC BOGLE ALIVE & PICKIN WITH SPECIAL GUEST AMI WILLIAMSON
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM THE IMPRINTS, JAMIE ASHFORTH, GUY KACHEL & PAUL PEROV
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 5PM SARAH GRANT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY SUNDAY SESSION DJS LUNCH – LATE DJ JEZ VEGAS & DJ
DANGEROUS COBRA

 

 

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

 

 

CINEMA

Saturday 2nd Jun

Breath1:15pm
The Death of Stalin3:30pm
Breath5:45pm
Avengers: Infinity War8:00pm

Sunday 3rd Jun

The Death of Stalin1:00pm
Breath3:15pm
Avengers: Infinity War5:30pm

Monday 4th Jun

Breath1:15pm
The Death of Stalin3:30pm
Breath5:45pm
Avengers: Infinity War8:00pm

 

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Jobs! 30 May

Jobs

 

HOUSE KEEPER – DISCOVERY PARKS

Discovery Parks is Australia’s largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks located in more than 60 of Australia’s most desired locations. We are looking for a great person to join our Byron Bay team as a casual Housekeeper. You will provide housekeeping and cleaning for our various accommodation types including cleaning common areas to ensure the presentation of the property is in accordance with the high standards of our Discovery brand. You will be someone able to prioritise your workload to achieve daily outcomes whilst also understanding the bigger picture for the rest of the team. You will bring to the role: – Fantastic customer service. – Proven and demonstrated experience in a commercial housekeeping role. – A willingness to work with the housekeeping team, but also able to work autonomously. – Excellent time management skills. – Flexible attitude to hours, including weekends and on short notice. – A current valid drivers licence. Remuneration: A competitive rate will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience. How to Apply: Please visit the careers page on www.discoveryparks.com.au or via the link below. Please have your cover letter and resume ready to upload.

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PART TIME NANNY

This is a somewhat last-minute ad, as we just found out our caretaker has other obligations in June. We are Americans in Byron for a writing holiday looking for a conscientious, fun, loving nanny to look after our 11-month-old son on a part-time basis in June 2018 (until about July 4). He is a happy, fun-loving boy, and just needs lots of play-time, walks, naps, and bottles… and he’s mostly set. We will be staying in Suffolk Park, just a few blocks from the beach. You would need to be able to get to and from our house, but wouldn’t need a car for the actual position. We are looking for someone who can be flexible with hours — some days 9-4pm, others 12-5pm, about four days per week — and some evenings for babysitting would be a plus (although he’s sleeping at this time, so you just need to listen for him!). The rate would be about 21/hour. Please email with your experience and mobile number if interested and I will call you in the next couple days. Thanks much!

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COOK / CHEF

Busy Byron Bay cafe is looking for a full time chef/cook. Must have a strong background in cooking breakfast and working grill and cold larder. Shifts are mainly days with one night per week. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least six months of employment and can legally work in Australia.

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GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE ATTENDANT

Discovery Parks is Australia’s largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks located in more than 60 of Australia’s most desired locations. We are looking for a great person to join our Byron Bay team as a casual Grounds & Maintenance Attendant. You will assist with repairs and maintenance to facilities, grounds maintenance and irrigation and waste management within the high standards of our Discovery brand. You will be someone able to prioritise your workload to achieve daily outcomes whilst also understanding the bigger picture for the rest of the team. You will bring to the role: – Fantastic customer service. – Fit and energetic. – A great attitude and willingness to learn. – Experience in accommodation or commercial maintenance. – Previous trade employment or handyman skills, plus gardening/groundskeeping knowledge (and you love doing it!). – Knowledge of correct manual handling techniques and WHS awareness. – Excellent time management skills. – Flexible attitude to hours, including weekends and on short notice. – Pool maintenance experience would be advantageous. – A current valid (manual) driver’s licence is essential. Remuneration: A competitive rate will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience. How to Apply: Please visit the careers page on www.discoveryparks.com.au or via the link below. Please have your cover letter and resume ready to upload.

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IRONING

Person required to work on premises in Byron area every second week for 2-3 hours. Phone 0402061110.

 

 

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New Starters! 28 May

Welcome to our three new starters joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Eleonora is from Rome, Italy. She is an active person who loves sports and meeting new people. She works as a bartender and needs to speak fluent English for her job. She joins her brother who is already here in Australia and his girlfriend Carla who is also at Lexis with us! She is really excited for this new adventure and experiencing the Australian way of life!

Asa (Asana) is from Japan. She likes yoga and surfing, which are two of the main reasons she chose Byron Bay for her studies! She wants to improve her English so she can find a good job in Tokyo when she returns to Japan!

Catalina is from Chile. She completed her Masters in Physiotherapy and works as a Spa Therapist in a hotel. It has always been her dream to come to Australia and also to speak fluent English, so she decided to combine the two and come to Lexis Byron! She is very happy to be here, describing it as a beautiful country with amazing scenery and friendly people!

 

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

Graduation! 25 May

Congratulations and farewell to our nine students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Murilo, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He was an excellent member of the class, who always participated well in discussions and during activities. He’s improved his English all areas during his time in Byron and we are sure will continue to do so. Good luck for all you do in the future Murilo!

Joao, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Claudia says it was great having him in class and he always interacted well with other students during activities. All of his hard work and efforts have paid off, with him progressing from Pre-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate. Best wishes for the future Joao!

Victhor, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. He is a motivated student who’s English has improved a great deal in his 14 weeks at Lexis. His enthusiasm contributed to a positive class atmosphere and will be very much missed next week. We wish you the very best for the future Victhor!

Patrick, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class.  Claudia has really enjoyed having him in class, describing him as an interested and motivated student. His writing is particularly good and a talent we think he should pursue! The whole class enjoyed his humour and wit and will be missing him next week!

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Roman, from Switzerland, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having him here at Lexis. He has excellent speaking and listening skills and was always great to have a conversation with. His jokes and good humour were always very much appreciated in class and out of class activities. We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron as much as we loved having you here!

Rachel (Hyunjung), from Korea, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. She has worked hard and improved in all areas of her English, particularly her speaking ability. Well done for all your efforts Rachel! Best wishes for the future!

Juliane, from Brazil, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. It has been a joy having her here with us; she is a positive and enthusiastic student who always has a smile on her face. She started with us in Elementary and should be very proud of all her hard work and progress! Enjoy your break Juliane and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Shizuku, from Japan, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle has really enjoyed having her in class, saying she worked very well with all of her classmates and brought great enthusiasm and attitude with her every day. Her understanding of grammar and use of vocabulary is excellent and her participation in class was always productive. We wish you the very best the future Shizuku, it was lovely getting to know you!

Lizzy (Jiyeon), from Korea, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle says she has worked extremely hard and she has really enjoyed watching her progress. Her understanding of grammar, speaking and writing has improved a great deal and she graduates with a well deserved A! Good luck with your future studies Lizzy!

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Dream Catcher Making! 24 May

We had a creative afternoon making beautiful dream catchers!

First we watched a video from Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmtkc7FOWLw&t=3s) demonstrating how to make them, and then it was our turn to give it a go!

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It’s quite tricky at first but easy once you get going!

Once our nets were complete we added shells and beads to the centre and hung feathers from the bottom to make them even prettier!

 

 

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Soccer match against BBELS! 23 May

Yesterday we played Soccer against another of Byron’s local schools!

We lost some of our sign ups due to rain, but still had eleven determined players who weren’t going to be put off by a little bit of bad weather!

After the first 20 minutes the blue skies were back and we were even treated to a beautiful rainbow!

Our team was made up of 8 boys and 3 girls and they all played amazingly together, with great spirit and teamwork.

The students continued to play even as it got dark and the rain came back! Real competitors!!

Well done to Fabio, Joao, Jeff, Cristiano, Sevie, Alex, Benoit, Gabriela, Patrick, Laurene and Helena for securing Lexis a 4 – 1 win!!!

GO TEAM LEXIS!!

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It’s the Weekend! 25 – 27 May

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

GIGS

Gigs

FRIDAY 25
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM THE VANNS + PSYCHADELIC PORN CRUMPETS WITH RACKETT & SPECIAL GUESTS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY PINK ZINC
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM INO PIO, 9PM KING SOCIAL
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM CASTLECOMER + GUESTS
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM ALAN CLEMENTS UNCENSORED: SPIRITUALLY INCORRECT
GALLERY 7, BYRON BAY 5PM OPENING PARTY
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM UPSTAIRS DJ KYLE WALKER, 9.30PM JOSH LEE HAMILTON
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 6.30PM ZAC
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 7PM BIGGY P
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.45PM JORDAN MCROBBIE
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY MICK AND HANNAH
PIZZA PARADISO, BYRON BAY 6.30PM LUKE YEAMAN

SATURDAY 26
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY COCO REPUBLIC
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY RAGGA JUMP
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 10AM GROOVE THERAPY DANCE CLASS, 9PM DR RHYTHM
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM – BRAZILIAN PARTY – ZAMBABEM (BEER GARDEN) + WHITE BLANKS, CONCRETE SURFERS, BLEACH GIRLS (BAND ROOM)
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM MELBOURNE CITY BALLET CARMEN
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 6.30PM OLE FALCOR
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS, 9.30PM BIGGY P
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.45PM CHRISTIAN PATEY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM GREG KEW

SUNDAY 27
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY KIT BRAY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THOR PHILLIPS BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM MADE IN AUSTRALIA, 9PM SAFARI DJS
BYRON THEATRE 1.30PM MELBOURNE CITY BALLET CARMEN
BALCONY, BYRON BAY 4PM BEN WALSH
BYRON BAY SERVICES CLUB 4PM EPIC
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
BYRON THEATRE 1.30PM MELBOURNE CITY BALLET CARMEN
SAFYA, BYRON BAY MUSIC FROM THE SKYE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY SUNDAY SESSION DJS LUNCH – LATE DJ JEZ VEGAS & DJ DANGEROUS COBRA

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

See Sarah or Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! One of them will be in the student lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday

Nimbin and waterfall day trip

Sunday

Whale watching boat cruise

 

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

Murwillumbah Market

 

 

CINEMA

 

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Jobs! 23 May

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IRONING

Person required to work on premises in Byron area every second
week for 2-3 hours. Phone: 0402061110

 

COOK / CHEF

Busy Byron Bay cafe is looking for a full time chef/cook. Must have a strong background in cooking breakfast and working grill and cold larder. Shifts are mainly days with one night per week. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least six months of employment and can legally work in Australia.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

EXPERIENCED CHEF – NO BONES

New Vegetarian Restaurant seeking an experienced chef. Please call Yasmina on
0423 224 724

 

FORMWORK CARPENTER

We require Experienced Formwork Carpenters in Byron Bay for an immediate start. Serious applicants only as Centrelink may monitor applicants who do not give correct contact details, do not come for interviews, do not fulfill the requirements below or who are not interested in working long-term.) REQUIREMENTS: – MUST BE EXPERIENCED. – Fit and willing to work. – Own transport. – Punctual and reliable. – Have induction / white card. – Australian citizen or having the right to work long-term in Australia. Here is the link to apply: https://www.jobstar.net.au/item/formwork-carpenters-byron-bay-nsw-505181.html

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Coffee Club! 22 May

Today we played one of our Coffee Club favourites while we enjoyed our lattes and Tim Tams!

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UNO!

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

DJ Beginners Class! 18 May

Last Friday international DJ Mr Ha.Yes (better known to Lexis students as Happy Travels Iain) was here to give us a beginners class to DJing!

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Iain, who is a regular DJ at Coco Republic and has DJ’d at many of Byron’s popular nightspots (including The Brewery, The Northern, The Beach Hotel and Cheeky Monkeys!), showed our students some basic techniques of DJing!

This included beat match, mixing tracks, using effects and understanding musical structure and tune selection.

Maybe some of our students will joining Iain up on stage soon!

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 Starter! 21 May

Welcome to our one new student joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Carla is from Barcelona, Spain. She has been working in a Bingo hall for the past 5 years but is now wanting a new adventure! She will be living in Byron with her boyfriend until November, improving her English, working and enjoying this beautiful town! She has stayed in Byron previously and knew it would be the perfect location for her studies!

We’re very happy to have you here Carla, enjoy your first day!!

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! 18 May

Congratulations and farewell to our ten students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!

Luis

Luis, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. We have loved having Luis here at Lexis for the past 6 months; he has a great sense of humour and is always friendly and helpful to other students. Luckily this isn’t goodbye, as Luis will continue to live in Byron (as my neighbour!) so we are sure to still see him around!

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Rafael, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. It is an absolute joy to having him here with us over the past 24 weeks. He is a positive, courteous, friendly student. He should be very proud of his achievements, progressing from Pre-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate with an A grade! We wish you the very best for the future!

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Hansoo, from Korea, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. Mel says it has been great having him in class for several reasons; he works hard, asks intelligent questions, is quick to answer questions and interacts really well with all of his classmates. It has been pleasure getting to know you Hansoo! Good luck for the future!

Moe, from Japan, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. She has worked extremely hard in her 6 weeks here and this has resulted in excellent progress in all areas, particularly her speaking and pronunciation. Her lovely personality and bright smile have been a delightful contribution to class and out of class activities! Best wishes for the future Moe!

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Eri, from Japan, graduates from Kristy’s Elementary class. Kristy has really enjoyed teaching her, saying she loved how interested she was in the English language, and also her smile! She has improved in all areas, particularly her speaking, listening and grammar! We hope you enjoy your studies in the Gold Coast Eri!

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Thalia, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s Cambridge Advance class. Josie has loved having her in class, saying she has a great approach to learning and a positive attitude. She has an excellent level of English in all areas and graduates as Advanced. Enjoy your travels Thalia and we’ll see you back in Byron in a few months!

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Riccardo, from Italy, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle says he brought great enthusiasm and attitude to the class and worked extremely well with all his classmates. His participation in class discussion and activities has been productive and he’s been an asset to the class. We’ll miss you Ricardo, but will hopefully still see you around Byron!

Francesco, from Italy, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle says he has been a great member of the class, very fun and friendly. We hope you are able to find work in Australia and enjoy the rest of your time here!

Cinzia, from Italy, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has only been with us a short time but it has been lovely getting to know her. She is friendly and courteous student and we hope she comes back to study with us again one day! Good luck finding work here in Australia and enjoy the rest of your experience!

Maria, from Argentina, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has a positive and enthusiastic approach to learning English. She always participated in class discussions and worked extremely well with her peers. Her understanding of grammar and vocabulary is excellent and her speaking has improved in her short 2 weeks with us! Wishing you all the best for the future Maria!

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May’s Table Tennis Tournament! 18 May

There was lots of excitement and friendly competitiveness for yesterday’s Table Tennis Tournament! We had 18 players competing for May’s champion title, including Laurine representing for the ladies!! We also had a great number of students come along to spectate and cheer on their classmates!

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Everyone was paired off at random and played first to 11, with the winner staying on for the next round.

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Results from the first round:

Jeff VS Sevi: JEFF

Yves VS Roman: YVES

Alex VS Laurine: ALEX

Murilo VS Joao: JOAO

Ben VS ANTHONY: BEN

Benoit VS Victhor: BENOIT

Fabio VS Oscar: OSCAR

Patrick VS Andre: ANDRE

Cristiano VS Rafael: CRISTIANO

We had an uneven amount of players for the next round so one person was picked from the pot to progress straight through to the semi finals, this lucky person being BENOIT!

Results from the second round:

Jeff VS Joao: JOAO

Cristiano VS Yves: CRISTIANO

Ben VS Oscar: BEN

Alex VS Andre: ALEX

With Benoit going straight through we again had an uneven number of players for the semi finals, so at Oscar’s suggestion this time we picked a name from the players who were out the competition to give them a second chance at the glory! The name picked from the pot was…OSCAR!! Oscar then managed to beat last month’s champion, Ben, to get a place in the final!

Results from the semi finals:

Oscar VS Ben: OSCAR

Alex VS Cristiano: ALEX

Benoit VS Joao: BENOIT

The three finalists then all played against each other, with the below results:

Oscar VS Benoit: OSCAR

Oscar VS Alex: ALEX

Alex VS Benoit: ALEX

Making ALEX our May Table Tennis Champion!!!!

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Congratulations Alex, enjoy your beers!!

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Boomerang Painting! 16 May

Yesterday we had a lovely afternoon painting boomerangs!

I showed the students some handouts with symbols typically used by aboriginals along with their meanings, as well as some examples and templates for them to use,

 all the students got inventive though and came up with their own unique designs!

I was particularly impressed with Hansoo’s koala,

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and Suzie, who used a pointed accessory to carve a pattern into the paint.

Shiho’s was the most authentic,

But all the students designs were beautiful and creative <3

and they now all have a great souvenir to take home from Australia!

 

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

It’s the Weekend! 18 – 20 May

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

See Sarah or Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! One of them will be in the student lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday

STONE & WOOD BREWERY TOUR – Beer Tasting and DJs

Sunday

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY + KOALA CUDDLE!

 

GIGS

Gigs

FRIDAY 18
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9.30PM DONNY LOVE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY TRISTAN O’MEARA BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM LEIGH JAMES, 9PM ELECTRIC LEMONADE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM PORT ROYAL + KING COASTER + MIND + GARAGE SALE
BYRON THEATRE 10AM MACBETH BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – RSC LIVE SCREENING, 8PM HEAVEN & HELL: THE FRIENDSHIP OF JOHNNY CASH AND ROY ORBISON
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM UPSTAIRS DJ KYLE WALKER, 9.30PM JARRAH DAVIDSON DUO
SAFYA, BYRON BAY 7PM ENTROPIXX
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 7PM GRACE & BEAU
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.45PM ISY ISY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM NO NATION

SATURDAY 19
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM THE SQUIDLICKERS WITH KING COASTER & WOMB LORDZ
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9TH CHAPTER
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9PM NINJA HOUSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM NOMIKA + JABBERWOCKY DOWN
BYRON THEATRE 1PM CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING
SAFYA MUSIC, BYRON BAY FROM THE SKYE SUNDAY
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS, 9.30PM JAMES SCOTT
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS

SUNDAY 20
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY DAN HANNAFORD
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY THE PROPELLERS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LATE FOR WOODSTOCK, 8PM DJ REIFLEX & MY HAPPY PLACE
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
FRESH, BYRON BAY 4PM SLIM PICKENS
SAFYA, BYRON BAY SO-FI
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 5PM JAMES SCOTT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY SUNDAY SESSION DJS LUNCH LATE DJ JEZ VEGAS & FRIENDS

MARKETS

Markets

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Mullumbimby Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Ballina Market

Lismore Carboot Market

 

 

CINEMA

Friday 18th May

The Party2:30pm
Last Flag Flying4:00pm
MIDNIGHT OIL 19846:20pm
Closed: Private Function8:00pm

Saturday 19th May

The Party12:00pm
Last Flag Flying1:30pm
Isle of Dogs3:50pm
I Feel Pretty5:50pm
MIDNIGHT OIL 19848:00pm

 

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Jobs! 16 May

 

Jobs

 

KITCHEN HAND / COOK

Duties include, but are not limited to the following: – Make and manage established recipes as well as cleaning, food preparation and making of pies in accordance to BGP standards. – Provide quality control. – Mature, reliable, consistent, hard worker, team player. – General Kitchen Duties. – 7am start Mondays, 4am start 4 other weekdays.
Please send cover letter and resume to info@ byrongourmetpies.com.au using “Position Vacant” in the subject line.

KITCHEN HAND – OSUSHI
Please send CV/Application to: positions@osushi.com.au

 

HOUSEKEEPER

Discovery Parks is Australia’s largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks located in more than 60 of Australia’s most desired locations. The Role: We are looking for a great person to join our Byron Bay team as a casual Housekeeper. You will provide housekeeping and cleaning for our various accommodation types including cleaning common areas to ensure the presentation of the property is in accordance with the high standards of our Discovery brand. The Person: You will be someone able to prioritise your workload to achieve daily outcomes whilst also understanding the bigger picture for the rest of the team. You will bring to the role: – Fantastic customer service. – Proven and demonstrated experience in a commercial housekeeping role. – A willingness to work with the housekeeping team, but also able to work autonomously. – Excellent time management skills. – Flexible attitude to hours, including weekends and on short notice. – A current valid drivers licence. Remuneration: A competitive rate will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience. How to Apply: Discovery what matters – APPLY NOW! Please visit the careers page on www.discoveryparks.com.au or via the link below. Please have your cover letter and resume ready to upload. Prior to an offer of employment being made, candidates must be able to provide a Police Clearance to disclose any criminal offences or charges.

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MAINTENANCE CLEANER – OASIS APARTMENTS

Casual Part Time in Byron. 6:30am starts, Mon – Fri. Approximately 4 hours per shift. Must be fit, pool experience and reliable.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

EXPERIENCED COOK – BEACH HOTEL

Full time, experienced cook required for busy restaurant in Byron Bay. Permanent role. Must have 3 years experience or a relevant Certificate IV qualification.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

HEAD CHEF – BYRON BAY BREWERY

We believe growing great craft beers is about giving entrepreneurial people the space to be creative and experimental. At the Byron Bay Brewery, beer is the hero and we welcome people in to enjoy that experience. We are currently on the hunt for a dedicated, passionate and experienced Head Chef. You will be pro-active, an effective communicator and have the ability to lead and motivate an efficient kitchen team. This exciting role will suit an individual who is organised, has a desire for constant improvement and who can consistently provide high quality produce and service. Food safety is as important to us as quality and speed, and you will have a no-compromise attitude towards the management of food safety and OH&S in the kitchen. A love for beer and burgers is paramount, and significant experience in a similar role will be highly regarded. Interested?? If you have the right attitude and positivity we would love to hear from you – Apply Now and we hope to be in touch with you soon!

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COOK

Qualified cook required for a busy hotel with an extensive menu. You must be committed to working weekends and nights. Your role will include but not be limited to the following duties: – Preparing and cooking a wide variety of food. – Ensuring all products are of a high quality and standard. – Marinating food before cooking. – Seasoning food during cooking. – Serving and portioning prepared food on plates, and adding gravies, sauces and garnishes. – Ensuring that the ovens, grills and other cooking equipment are regulated and at appropriate temperatures. – Ensuring food is stored at appropriate temperatures and by proper methods. – Ensuring that any requests for special dietary requirements are met. – Assisting with the planning of menus and estimating food requirements. – Implementing and improving inventory systems and assisting with the ordering and receiving of produce. – Assisting with the supervision, training and mentoring of junior staff if and when required. Only apply if you have at least a Certificate IV qualification or 3 years full time experience as a Cook.

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CHEF / COOK – OSUSHI
Please send CV/Application to: positions@osushi.com.au

 

UBER DRIVER

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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NANNY – SUFFOLK PARK

To register and apply for this job and others like it please go to

https://www.weneedananny.com.au/creg.html

We are looking for an experienced part-time nanny for our sweet 11-month-old son. He is happy and relatively easy, and just needs someone fun and engaging for play, naps, and walks. We are Americans staying in the Byron area for June and part of July. Hours and days are flexible, but we’re hoping for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-4pm, or thereabouts. We have a large house in Suffolk Park, so you would need transport to and from (although we have a car and could potentially drive you home after work). Some evenings would be a plus, too. Please email me for info. Thanks!

 

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SKILLED CARPENTER REQUIRED

for local fencing company. Phone 0422207299

 

METAL ROOFER

experienced in all aspects of metal roofing. Casual.
Immediate start. Phone 0421988178

 

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Coffee Club! 15 May

It’s so lovely to be back at Lexis Byron after a little trip back to the UK! I feel extremely lucky to have a job that I can look forward to coming back to, this is all thanks to the wonderful staff and students I get to spend my days with 🙂

Today at Coffee Club Judit, one of our Spanish students, shared two games with us.

I won’t go into details as it involves everyone having to work something out, and we can hopefully play it again one day with some new students! Let’s just say lots of fun was had, especially when most of the group had figured out the pattern!!

Join me next week for more games, coffee and Tim Tams!!

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New Starters! 14 May

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

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Elmedina lives in Switzerland, but is originally from Montenegro. She used to work in a laboratory but is now studying to become a primary school teacher. In her free time she likes to draw and snowboard in the winter. In the future she would like to do a lot of travelling, and improving her English will help her with this!

Maho is from Japan. She is currently studying at University, majoring in architecture. She enjoys learning new languages and at the moment is learning Chinese and is now here with us to improve her English! She is looking forward to experiencing the Australian culture and meeting new people!

 

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

Beer Tasting 11 May

Today, we had our every popular beer-tasting activity, led by Josie as Claire is on holiday.

Claire had selected the beers before she left:

  • Stone and Wood (Green Coast)
  • Fixation (IPA)
  • White Rabbit (Dark Ale)
  • Red Stripe (Lager)
  • Colonial (Pale Ale)

All the students got a small taste of each one with Francesco and Rodrigo acting as bartenders.

Generally, the most popular beers were the lager and the dark ale but all were enjoyed and everyone agreed it was a great start to a Friday evening.

 

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Graduation 11 May

This week, we only farewell one student: Mariela Belen Baeza Retamal from Chile.

Mariela has been at Lexis for 18 weeks, starting in Pre-Intermediate and finishing as a solid Intermediate student. Her speaking and writing skills, in particular, have dramatically improved.

Mariela’s teachers enjoyed having her in the class as she always participated well and particularly enjoyed group discussions. Now, Mariela plans to travel a bit before applying for a working holiday visa to come back to Australia.

Hopefully, we’ll see you back in Byron sometime soon, Mariela.

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

Volleyball – 10 May

It’s a stunning, cloudless 26 degrees today in Byron Bay; perfect weather for a game of volleyball. I’m not sure who won but our teacher, Claudia, played the whole match and said she had a fantastic time.

 

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

It’s the Weekend! 11 – 13 May

 

weekend!

 

 

WEATHER

Weather 10 May

 

SURF

Surf 9 May

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

See Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He is in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday

FAMILY AFFAIR

Live electronic Visuals + DJs @ Byron Bay Brewery      $5 pre-sale

Sunday

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

perfect for beginners to advanced

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 11

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY SARAH BLASKO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY GOODRICH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM TUFFY, 9PM OUTSHINED
BYRON BAY BREWERY LAZY GHOST, FREE THE GENIE, DAGWOOD DOGS
BYRON THEATRE 6PM LOST CONNECTIONS: JOHANN HARI
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9.30PM BIGGY P  9PM UPSTAIRS DJ KYLE WALKER
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 7PM JOCK BARNES
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM ANIMAL VENTURA
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM SECRET GIG
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM THE DETECTIVES
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM SHEM & ROWAN
HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM TEDDI COX DUO
BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 7PM LOOKING FOR LAWSON: THE POETRY OF HENRY LAWSON IN MUSIC AND SONG

SATURDAY 12
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM DROP LEGS W THUNDER FOX &
PINEAPPLE LAZER
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY ANDY JANS BROWN BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9PM DJ JUST SAYIN’
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM FAMILY AFFAIR LIVE DJS, 8PM HAYLEY GRACE AND THE BAY COLLECTIVE
BYRON THEATRE 1PM MACBETH BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – RSC LIVE SCREENING, 7.30PM TONY BACKHOUSE & THE BACKROADERS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM DJS UPSTAIRS, 9.30PM OOZ
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM BRUNSWICK BOOTLEGGERS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM ELENA B WILLIAMS
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM DARK BLUE GRASS
THE SONG LOUNGE, BANGALOW A&I HALL 6.30PM NICOLE BROPHY, TIM STOKES
AND CHRISTINA GIORGIO AND THE WISHING WELL
HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM DIRTY CHANNEL DUO
BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 9.30AM ‘DROP N’ SHOP’ THE WIZARD OF OZ, 6PM SOUND OF MUSIC SINGALONG

Sunday 13
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY TIN CAN STRING BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM GOODRICH, 8PM DJ LONGTIME
BYRON GOLF CLUB 2PM GREG LYON AND THE HIP OPERATION
THE SUN, BYRON BAY 5PM MATT ARMITAGE
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY LUNCH ’TIL LATE DJ DANGEROUS COBRA & DJ JEZ VEGAS
HOTEL BRUNSWICK 4PM ROVING CROWS

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Byron Flea Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

The Channon Craft Market

Lennox Community Market

The Plateau Market at Alstonville

 

CINEMA

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FROM A-Z (a brilliant article by our student Patrick Diethelm)

 

For his writing task this week our Upper Intermediate student, Patrick, wrote this outstandingly good article. Indeed it was so good, we decided to share it below (completely unedited).

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Although I’m only 22 years old, I have big plans for my future. At least when it comes to traveling. And after I have improved my English here in Byron Bay, I think my adventure can start.

Lets’s start with a little flashback. The whole «I love to travel» – story started last summer. I just wanted to have some holidays in Spain, but none of my friends had the time or the money to join me. The solution? Going alone! The best decision ever. Despite the fact, that I had no idea how to book a flight or enter the right airplane, I was very proud of myself. I couldn’t believe, that I did this all on my own.

When I arrived in my hotel room in Barcelona, I sat on my bed and was thinking «What are you doing here alone?» On the other hand I was «Amazing, I can do whatever I want to do.» So, it was my decision in which restaurant I will have dinner, if I will go to the beach or rather have a little shopping day. Nobody that could interrupt me.

By this little solo trip I got inspired to go to Australia. Yes, I know it sounds weird but I used to be very shy and I thought if I travel alone in a foreign country that I will become more confident and learn more about myself.

Now I’m sitting here and thinking about how the next 365 days of my life will look like. I’m young, I worked for five years and still live with my parents, what means it’s easy to save some money. Because of that, I think it’s the perfect time to travel the world. From A like Australia across the world, back to Z like my hometown Zurich.

As soon as I finish the school here, I will sit on the back of a kangaroo and will explore the east coast of Australia as well as New Zealand. The Opera House, all the animals, the nature, so many things I would love to see.

After that, my trip is going to Asia. I will take a flight to Bangkok, going to walk around the streets, eat some roasted grasshoppers and get drunk in a casino. In the Philippines, I’m getting a tan at a beautiful beach and in Tokyo, I will learn how to make sushi.

Time to say goodbye to the Asian culture and hola South America. And to be honest, I think I have to buy a pepper spray, because people there seems to be very criminal. It sounds a bit mean, I know, but it’s just what people told me. Anyway, I love the heat, the hotter the better. While everyone is looking for a place in the shadow I will lay in the burning sun in Mexico while I’m eating tacos. Later in Brazil I’m taking some samba lessons, so I can impress my friends when I’m back home.

Then finally, to test my knowledge in English, off to the USA. There are so many amazing cities I’d love to see. Las Vegas, Florida, Chicago or Miami, the list is long. Not to forget, taking a helicopter flight in New York City to see the statue of liberty from above.

So, last but not least, back to Europe. The big capital cities are for waiting for me. Getting high in Amsterdam, eating a schnitzel in Vienna, drinking a cup of tea in London or taking selfies with the Eiffel tower in the background. Europe has a lot to offer.

Now, one year later and after all these his beautiful experiences, the time has come to go back home. Au revoir beautiful France hello Switzerland.

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Baking Healthy Brownies – 9 May 2018

Have you ever thought of using sweet potatoes in baking? No, neither had we but our teacher, Mel, had a recipe she was super keen to share. So, with Claire away on holiday, this week’s cooking activity was “Baking Healthy Brownies” with Mel.

You can find the full recipe below. And the verdict? Absolutely delicious!

 

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 200g (approx 2 cups) raw medium-sized sweet potato, peeled, grated and with extra moisture squeezed from it
  • 125g (1/2 cup) melted butter or macadamia or coconut oil
  • 170g (1/2 cup) sweetener of your choice e.g honey, maple syrup or rice malt syrup
  • 2 large organic free-range eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder or paste
  • 30-60g (1/4-1/2 cup) raw cacao powder (the more cacao, the richer the chocolate flavour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, cherries or nuts

METHOD

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
  2. In a large bowl, blender or processor, mix together the sweet potato, butter or oil, sweetener, eggs and vanilla until combined.
  3. Add the cacao, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and combine.
  4. Finally, stir in the coconut flour. Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid so you should only need two tablespoons. Your batter should be the consistency of a very thick airy (cake like) batter. Let it sit for a minute and if it still seems a little wet, add more coconut flour teaspoon by teaspoon.
  5. Line a small slice tin with baking powder.
  6. Pour the batter into the tin and top with the fruit or nuts.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until the centre is firm to touch or a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely before slicing. It will firm up when chilled.
  9. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. You can also freeze them.
  10. Enjoy at room temperature or warm with double cream, coconut cream, ice cream and fresh berries.

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Jobs! 9 May

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JOBS!  9 May

CLEANER

Newrybar private house.
4 hrs per fortnight, long-term. Must be experienced and reliable. $30ph.

Phone   Ross 0410606962

KITCHEN HAND/COOK

Duties include, but are not limited to the following.
• Make and manage established recipes as well as cleaning, food preparation and
making of pies in accordance to BGP standards.
• Provide quality control
• Mature, reliable, consistent, hard worker, team player
• General Kitchen Duties
• 7am start Mondays, 4am start 4 other weekdays. Please send cover letter and resume to info@byrongourmetpies.com.au    using “Position Vacant” in thesubject line.

CLEANING JOB

COMERCIAL CLEANING COMPANY CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A CLEANER THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT BYRON BAY AREA ***BYRON BAY NSW****** • Start immediately • Weekly payment • 18 p/h • 5 DAYS A WEEK,     Job must be done before 9am • 3 HOURS dayly All equipment provided Requirements: • cleaning experience • ABN • English level medium WhatsApp 0412353031

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COOK/KITCHEN HANDS

Seeking cook/ kitchen hand for Asia Joes in Byron. Pop in and ask for Chris or Stu or send your resume to me. Thanks

click to apply

 

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Coffee Club 8 May

As Claire is on holiday, Claudia presided over Coffee Club this week. She had a small group but they were very chatty. Some topics discussed included: travel, different cultures and things to do in Byron Bay.

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New Starters – 7 May 2018

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From left to right: Keigo, Severin, Laurene, Maria and Isabel

Today we welcome 5 fabulous new starters:

Maria is from Argentina and is staying with her friend here in Australia. She wants to improve her English because it’s important to get a good job in Argentina. Maria is a university student back home and her hobbies include cooking Asado and playing volleyball. If possible, Maria would like to stay longer in Australia and work towards to the Cambridge First.

Laurene from France is also a university student. She is from France but is currently studying medicine in Switzerland. She will spend 4 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay before travelling up the East Coast to Cairns. Her English is already good, even though she claims to have learned mostly from watching TV series, so she will join the Upper Intermediate class to work on accuracy. Her hobbies include water activities, hanging out with friends and music.

Isabel is from Zurich in Switzerland. She has already been travelling in Australia with her boyfriend and now he has gone home she has come to Byron Bay to study. She needs better English for her studies in Information Technology, which she will begin on her return to Switzerland. She likes reading, walking and playing the guitar amongst other things.

Keigo from Japan is here on a Working Holiday Visa, which means that he hopes to live and work in Australia for the next year. In Japan, he managed a Lacoste store so he’d like to do something similar if he can improve his English enough. In his free time, Keigo likes doing physical activities like dancing, double dutch and skating.

Severin (Sevi) from Switzerland is 27. He trained as an architect and worked for several small companies before beginning his travels in January. He has been working his way around South East Asia and New Zealand and has chosen to stop in Byron Bay for a while to ‘take a rest’. He’s looking to improve the accuracy of his English and also keen to meet other students who might be interested in travelling with him at the end of his course.

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Bodyboarding 4th May

On Friday afternoon, our CAE teacher, Josie, took a group of students for a free bodyboarding session.

After some brief instruction from the team at Let’s go Surfing (who also provided all the equipment), the students hit the water. It was a perfect day for it; the sun was shining and the waves were big enough to power the students to shore without being too overwhelming.

The students all had a great time and were even reluctant to leave the water at 4pm when it was time to return the boards.

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Graduation 4 May 2018

This week we say goodbye to 5 lovely students: Jose, Axel, Annina, Alicia and Andreia.

Jose graduates from the Pre-Intermediate class after 7 weeks at Lexis. His teacher, Michelle, said that his speaking was very strong for this level and that he asked great questions and provided a lot of input to class discussions.

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Axel has studied both General English and Cambridge First Preparation at Lexis Byron Bay. He is leaving after 16 weeks here to return to Switzerland.  Paul, his teacher for FCE described him as a friendly and attentive student and said that the class would miss his presence.

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Annina arrived 11 weeks ago with an already impressive level of English. She has studied both IELTS and Cambridge Advanced during her course of study. Josie, her CAE teacher was extremely pleased with her progress and believes that Annina will do very well in the exam if she decides to take it in Switzerland. She also described Annina as lovely to teach.

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