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.

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 Weekend! 1 – 3 June

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surfwe

 

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!

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.