Hallowe’en BBQ! 31 October

Today, we had our Hallowe’en BBQ! Everyone gathered promptly out front at 12.15pm, all waiting to sample Claire’s culinary BBQ delights 🙂 Student Eric kindly assisted with the cooking, Lorene provided the party music and Orla and Judit help set up the table of delights!

It’s an amazing day here in Byron Bay – bright, sunny and warm – perfect for eating outside!

Everyone lined up, creating their sandwich with barbecued meat, fresh salad and a variety of sauces and dressing, all washed down with something sweet!

As it was very hot, a lot of students didn’t want to dress up in costume, however we did have some interesting hats and head pieces wandering around, even among the staff! We really loved how one of our students Arisa was dressed in her traditional Japanese Kimono and gave her the chocolate prize for effort! She loves wearing it and welcoming questions about Japanese culture so be sure to ask her about it! 🙂

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Jobs! 31 October

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MASSAGE THERAPIST

Byron Bay NSW – Part time

Massage Therapist 100% flexible work to suit you. Ripple is a national mobile massage and beauty company and we are busy and expanding our teams. A fantastic opportunity now exists as a Massage Therapist, offering $70 per hour. Successful applicants will possess the following – Minimum Certificate IV in Massage, exceptional customer service skills, some weekend availability, professional and 100% reliable, passionate about their work. Position involves massage therapy and customer service. If you would like to join our vibrant team and work for Australia’s premier mobile service please apply now online 

CLICK TO APPLY

 

CLEANER & HOUSEKEEPER

Byron Bay NSW – Casual/Temporary

Housekeepers for resort in Byron Bay. Must be available Mon – Friday 10am – 2.30pm. Must have an eye for detail. Must be able to work as team player. Must be prepared to work hard. Must be reliable.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

ACTIVE, WELLNESS AND BEAUTY SALES ASSISTANT

Prae Store Byron Bay NSW – Part time

Prae is your go-to destination for all things on-trend in lifestyle, active, wellness and beauty. Our range of products have been carefully sourced – wherever possible from eco-friendly, sustainable and Australian brands who produce luxurious products. Our first store opened on the Gold Coast in February and we are expanding to our second store in Byron Bay. 

APPLICANTS WE ARE SEARCHING FOR: Having an interest and knowledge of natural and organic beauty and wellness products;  Confident in using makeup and willing to learn to colour match customers;  Minimum 1 year of retail experience;  Well presented, highly motivated and good work ethic;  Exceptional customer service;  Able to work alone;  Flexible and available to work weekends

CLICK TO APPLY

 

BEAUTY THERAPIST

Byron Bay NSW – Part time

Beauty Therapist 100% flexible work to suit you. Ripple is a national mobile massage and beauty company and we are busy and expanding our teams. A fantastic opportunity now exists as a Beauty Therapist, offering $70 per hour. Successful applicants will possess the following – Minimum Certificate IV, exceptional customer service skills, some weekend availability, professional and 100% reliable, passionate about their work. Position involves massage therapy and customer service. If you would like to join our vibrant team and work for Australia’s premier mobile service please apply now

CLICK TO APPLY

 

DELIVERY PARTNER – UBER EATS

Byron Bay NSW – Casual/Temporary, Contract

Have a car, motorcycle, scooter or bike? Become an Uber Eats delivery partner and help deliver food from your city’s best restaurants to hungry people across the city. Delivering with Uber Eats is a great way to earn money on your own schedule; simply sign on to the partner app and you’re set to go. It’s a simple and convenient solution for people looking for an earning opportunity that fits into their schedule.

What you need to know: Earn great money: The more you deliver around busy dinner times, the more you earn! Be your own boss: Deliver meals around your own schedule. Getting started is super simple: Signing up to be an Uber Eats delivery partner is quick & easy! Get paid weekly: Get earnings deposited into your bank account weekly.

REQUIREMENTS

Delivering by Car: Be 18 years old or older; Hold a full Australian driver’s license; Hold third party property damage insurance or comprehensive cover for your car; Ensure your car is currently registered and CTP-insured in the state you are delivering in; Access to a 1990 year or newer car

Delivering by Motorcycle or Scooter: Be 18 years old or older; Hold a valid Australian motorcycle license (probationary or full); Hold third party property damage insurance or comprehensive cover for your vehicle; Ensure your vehicle is currently registered and CTP-insured in the state you are delivering in; Access to a 1990 year or newer motorcycle or scooter

Delivering by Bicycle: Be 18 years old or older, and be fit and able to ride a bicycle!

All of our delivery partners must pass a background check.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

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Friday morning body boarding! 26 October

Last Friday, the sun was out and we all headed to Main Beach for a morning of sand, sea and…. BODY BOARDING!  What better way to clear the head before afternoon classes than get out for some fresh sea air 🙂

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We all met promptly at reception at 11.30am and walked together to our favourite surf shop to get our boards. We had the option of getting a wet suit but most of the group decided to brave the cold(ish) waters! Here they are, all ready and eager to get in the water!

Check out these awesome GoPro pics taken by some of our students!

It was a great day to be in the water and everyone caught some waves right from the beginning. Check out these sparkling sea pics… and join us next time!!

 

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November Activity Calendar!!

We have another month of brilliant activities planned exclusively for our Lexis students in November!

All activities will be twice a day (unless stated otherwise), so both our morning and afternoon students have  the opportunity to participate! Afternoon students will have their activities at 11.30am and morning students will be at 2pm (unless stated otherwise).

Joining the activities is a great way to make new friends, practice your English in a social environment , and of course have fun!!

All activities are free except for surfing and tie dye (you can bring your own white top/garment or purchase one from us for $3. All equipment/colours are free)!!

October Calendar

Yoga will continue to be every Monday in Room 8 at 7.45am – 8.45am. This allows everyone to be able to go together and start their mornings with some stretching and relaxation!

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me at 2pm in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

As we are coming into summer we have lots of fun beach activities planned; starting with Beach Games on the 2nd, a Beach Picnic on the 22nd, Volleyball on the 23rd and free Body Board hire on the 29th! For our afternoon students these activities will be at 11am instead of 11.30am to allow enough time to get to the beach and back before class. Morning students will remain at 2pm. Meet in reception first 🙂

To start the month we have Fun Faces! Not to be taken too seriously, you’ll be doing funny portrait drawings of each other that we can all have a good laugh at after (or discover we have some hidden artists!)!!

We have our Big Soccer Match against BBELS on the 7th. This will just be one game at 4pm at the Byron Sports Fields. Sign up in reception and help Lexis remain the Language School Soccer Champions!

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 8th. 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! Pick ups from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

We have a couple of activities for our morning and afternoon students to enjoy together, both on a Friday at 5.30pm. There is Beer Tasting on the 9th and Salsa & Sangria on the 16th. Both fun and social activities to get your weekends started with all your Lexis pals!

Wednesday the 14th Happy Travels with be providing free pizza and punch and giving you some travel tips for your time in Oz! This will be at 12.15pm in the student lounge.

On the 15th we will be baking some cute Koala Cupcakes!

On the 21st we will be hosting a Sweet Exchange; everyone is encouraged to bring in something sweet they have either made or bought. You will then be able to try each other’s treats by giving a gold coin donation, this money will then be given to our chosen charities. More information to follow 🙂

On the 28th we’ll be Tie Dying! A greats memento to take away from your time in Byron Bay! Bring a white top or we have a limited number available for $3. Sign up in reception.

To end the month and the Cambridge courses 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!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Teacher Kristy runs a free guided meditation every Wednesday morning between 8-8.30am in room 8.

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! Lessons are at 9am and 2pm every day, and 3.30pm on request.

 

For all your weekend activities check out the Happy Travels November calendar: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/10/30/happy-travels-weekend-activities-november-18/

 

Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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Happy Travels Weekend Activities! November ’18

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

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Every Thursday is Lexis student night!! Happy Hour at Aquarius Backpacker Bar @ 6pm, get your free meal with any drink then onto Cheeky Monkeys for your FREE drinks!!

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities / trips for you; including the popular camping weekend, gigs, markets, waterfalls and water sport activities!!

To join any of these activities, or any other trips you may like to do, just have a chat with our travel specialist Sarah! She is here in the Student Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 3pm.

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New Starters! 29 October

Welcome to our twelve students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Maria is from Barcelona, Spain. She plays handball and likes riding her bike. She works as a hairdresser in Spain. She decided to come to Lexis Byron Bay because of the recommendation from her cousin Pol who studied with us for 5 months in 2016, and also her friend Eric who is currently studying with us!

Gustavo is from Brazil and here with his wife Giovana. His favourite hobby is playing soccer. He works within administration but would like to study business when he returns from Australia. He is looking forward to improving his English over the next 20 weeks with us!

Giovana is also from Brazil. She loves animals and takes care of cats and dogs. She wants to improve her English for new opportunities in her professional and personal life. She chose to study in Australia so she can discover a new country, culture and people! She picked Lexis Byron Bay because her cousin Izabel studied with us for nearly a year between 2016-2017 and said it would be the best place for her!

Celine is from the South of France. She loves sports, with her favourite being volleyball and judo, which she has a black belt in! She has a masters degree in Chemistry and works the CNRS (Central National of Research Scientific). She needs to improve her English as it is very important for her future career.

ChangSeok, nickname Eidan, is from Korea. His biggest hobby is basketball, both playing and watching.  He started his English studies in Sydney but there were too many Korean people, so he decided to move to Byron Bay instead to meet people from other countries and improve his English quicker! When he finished his studies he would like to work in Uluru.

Nicol is from Italy and currently living in the Italian part of Switzerland with her family. She likes to spend time with her friends, playing sports. She also loves to travel, which is one of the main reasons she is here! She has worked as a secretary for 3 years in the state’s office, but is taking a year break to travel and improve her English and German. She chose Byron Bay for her studies as it has always been her dream to be near the sea and surf!

Marta is from Spain. She has been living in Sydney for the last year and a half but chose to move to Byron Bay because of the nature and yoga! She worked as a beauty therapist in Sydney, giving massages and facials. In the future she would like to manage a business focusing on health, yoga, surf and massages.

Silvia is from Italy. She loves travelling, reading and all sports, but particularly surfing! She has a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and an after-degree certificate in International Co-operation. It has always been her dream to come to Australia and she wants to be able to surf the beautiful Australian waves! When she has improved her English she would like to do an internship in Civil-Environmental Engineering.

Audrey is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She works with children, as a social worker. She wants to improve her English so she can travel the East Coast of Australia and makes friends with people from all different countries! She is very excited to be here for the Australia summer, especially as it is snowing now in Switzerland!

Elsa is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are drawing, painting, snowboarding and hanging out with friends. She studied applied arts and has worked as a decorator for the past 4 years. She wants to study English in Australia for many reasons; the main one being when she returns to Switzerland she would like to be a snowboard teacher and English is very important for this. She also loves travelling and knows English as important for this, as many people are able to communicate in English.

Yaiza is from Spain. She loves surfing, yoga, running and photography. She has been studying human resources at university and also working as a waitress. She wants a good level of English so she is able to speak fluently with people and get a good job. Her dream job is one which will allow her to work online so she has the flexibility to work and travel at the same time!

Alejandro is from Spain. He has been studying at Lexis Brisbane but decided he wanted to experience Byron Bay, so will now study with us for the next 3 months!

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Graduation! 26 October

Congratulations and farewell to our six students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Kana, from Japan, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. It has been an absolute joy having her here at Lexis and wonderful to watch her confidence in speaking grow and grow. She has a lovely personality and smile and has made many friends during her time in Byron. Best wishes for the future Kana, we will miss you!

Corentin, from Switzerland, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. He had made brilliant progress since he started with us in our Elementary class. Mel says he always asked thoughtful questions and got along well with all of his classmates. Wishing you all the best for the future Corentin!

Saskia, from Switzerland, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. Mel said she has been a pleasure to teach and a lovely addition to the class. She worked extremely hard in class, so it’s no surprise she’s graduating with a well deserved A; well done Saskia! We hope you enjoyed your time at Lexis Byron as much as we loved having you here 🙂

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Dayane, from Brazil, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She showed a good attitude towards learning and participated well in class. We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron Dayane and have a brilliant time on the rest of your travels!

Claudia, from Portugal, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She has made excellent progress in her 4 weeks at Lexis and has picked up the new language quickly. Her results improved a lot each week and she should be very proud of her achievements. Enjoy your time at Lexis Sydney!

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Vivienne, from Switzerland, graduates from Kathleen’s Cambridge First class. She has worked very hard during her studies and has proven to be a fast learner who asks intelligent questions. She has made great progress in all areas of her English and graduates at an Upper Intermediate level with a grade A! Everyone enjoyed having her sunny personality in class each day. We are sure you will do well in your FCE exam and wish you all the best!

 

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Meet the Staff – the lovely Serena!

This week, we learn more about Serena, our wonderful Elementary teacher 🙂

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1. HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

I speak 3 languages fluently: Italian, English and Spanish. I also speak a bit of German and French. 

2. I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…?

A Vegetarian Chef! Maybe one day! 

 

3. BYRON BAY’S BEST KEPT SECRET IS…

Not exactly a secret but Pizza Night on Tuesdays is where locals go.

 

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 4. I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW… 

that I’ve got a septum piercing. 

 

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO? 

Cooking, going to gigs and walking on the beach. 

6. HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?

Oh yeah. I’ve lived in Italy, England and Spain before moving to Australia.

 

7. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Seoul, Korea (I love Korean culture and food).

 

8. WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER?

I’ve always had a passion for languages and I also enjoy helping people learn. 

 

9. WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?

Listen to music in English and translate your favourite lyrics. Music is a great teacher! 

 

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Morning Spanish Cooking – Paella! 25 October

Yesterday, we all got to sample some Spanish style cooking, in the form of the well-known Spanish favourite, ‘Paella’. We all gathered outside the student lounge where we had a look at our chosen recipe and discussed how we would all work together. Luckily, we had a few Spanish cooks among us! We started out with our list of ingredients… I then learned that we definitely do NOT use chorizo in an authentic Spanish Paella… so we went with something a little different – Spanish/Lexis Style Paella! 🙂

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Everyone had different jobs to do in preparation for our cooking such as preparing and chopping the vegetables, sourcing pots, pans, bowls and any cutlery needed. We then lined everything up at our cooking station, all ready to go! We got in to the spirit of it all with some fun Spanish music playing in the kitchen.

Everyone helped out but two of our Spanish students, Jose and Maria, took the main responsibility of overseeing the actual cooking. We had to cook everything well first before adding in the rice and stock at the end, leaving it for a very long time then to simmer slowly. It is always tempting to stir and scrape the bottom, but apparently this is the wrong thing to do with Paella! It naturally sticks to the bottom and we just lightly fold through the top, as it’s cooking. Amazing to have our Spanish students for these little tips along the way! Check out our dish as it progressed…

 

There was a lot of love and effort put into the making of our paella and the hardest bit was waiting for it to cook! We had regular tasting along the way and eventually when it was all cooked, we were ready with 16 empty bowls!

End result: Spanish/Lexis Paella = DELICIOUS! 🙂

 

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It’s the Weekend!!! – 25 October

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WEATHER

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SURF

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HAPPY TRAVELS

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

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th: Lexis Camping Weekend!

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 26
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, PIST IDIOTS, ISRAELI CHICKS, PERVE ENDINGS, THE OOGARS, DJ MOHNDOO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM THOR PHILLIPS BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM JOCK BARNES, 9PM NICKY BOMBA & FRIENDS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM LDRU + CHEF DE PARTY + BLAC KARNIVALE + MORE (BEER GARDEN) THE HARDONS (BAND ROOM)
BYRON THEATRE 7PM BYRON BALLET DANCE COMPANY – SLEEPING BEAUTY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM MANOA
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM KRISTEN LEE MORRIS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM FUTURE FAKTORI
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SATURDAY 27
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, BOOTLEG RASCAL, THE MOVING STILLS, TONES & I
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM SILK & OAK
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM TOM & JARRY
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM JAY POWER WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANDREA KIRWIN
BYRON THEATRE 2PM & 7PM BYRON BALLET DANCE COMPANY – SLEEPING BEAUTY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM CHRISTIAN PATEY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SUNDAY 28
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY FERGO
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM EPIC, 8PM MOHNDOO
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM BYRON GROOVE LOUNGE – FREESTYLE JAM
BYRON THEATRE 4PM BYRON BALLET DANCE COMPANY – SLEEPING BEAUTY
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM ADAM HARPAZ

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

 

CINEMA

Friday 26th Oct

The Merger 1:30pm
Ladies in Black 3:45pm
Closed: Private Function 6:00pm

Saturday 27th Oct

Ladies in Black 1:30pm
The Merger 3:45pm
The House with a Clock in Its Walls 6:00pm
Crazy Rich Asians 8:00pm

Sunday 28th Oct

The Merger 1:15pm
Ladies in Black 3:30pm
Crazy Rich Asians 5:45pm
The House with a Clock in Its Walls 8:00pm

 

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Cheese & wine tasting – 19 October

Last week, both morning and evening students gathered together for an extra special evening activity of wine and cheese tasting! The sun was out, the wine was flowing, the cheese was disappearing fast and it was Friday – perfect!

We had a range of different cheeses to choose from – Brie, Goats cheese, Edam, Camembert, Gouda, Cheddar, Tasmanian Feta, Spring onion and chive cream cheese, apricot cream cheese… all accompanied by a range of different crackers. For wine, we had a range of reds – Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a crisp Pinot Grigio and a soft Rose.

We all had a lot of fun and it was great for all the classes to mingle together, chat about all things cheesy and get ready for the weekend ahead!

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Morning Table Tennis Tournament – 24 October

Yesterday morning we held a table tennis tournament in the student lounge! It was the first VERY sunny day in quite some time, so we had a small group for our morning session. We reckon the others were at the beach! They missed out on all our fun 🙂 As there were only three students in the tournament, things got quite competitive (especially with the promise of beer for the winner). Here are the guys with their game face on, ready to go…

The all had some warm-up games first, before things got really serious…

Of course, there can only be one winner – Gilles! In fact, he was undefeated in all of his games! Well done Gilles. Some cold beers coming your way 🙂

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Lessons in the sun!! 19 October

It was a beautiful sunny day here in Byron Bay on Friday so many of our teachers decided to teach their classes in the glorious sunshine; Serena being one of them!

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Her Elementary class had a fun afternoon playing board games outside to revise what they had learnt that week about verb patterns.

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.

“Survival English” Class go for Coffee!

Last week in Survival English, we learned about common greetings and ‘social expressions’. So, on Friday, we went to Santos to practise ordering coffee and general conversational skills.

We had golden chai, matcha tea and earl grey tea.

There was a water dragon that became friends with Abraham, too!  He said they were, ‘Best friends forever.’  They looked very comfortable together!

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Jobs! 24 October

Jobs

CASUAL BARTENDER at Trattoria Basiloco, Byron Bay

Job description: We are looking for a bartender to join our team! We need a dynamic person an all-rounder able to shake cocktails, pour drinks, work at the bar and able to help on the floor when needed.

Shift details: 20 – 30 hrs per week; Both days at the weekend

The ideal candidate will have: At least 1 years’ experience as a Bartender; The right to work in Australia; Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

CLICK TO APPLY

 

COMMERCIAL CLEANER

Spinifex Recruiting Byron Bay NSW; Casual/Temporary, Contract

Spinifex Recruiting is the North Coast’s leading recruitment agency, with over ten years’ experience servicing government and commercial clients. Spinifex Recruiting has a vacancy for a casual cleaner to work at a well-known venue in the centre of Byron Bay.

Duties include: sweep and mop all floors. Repeat mopping of floors as required; cleaning of all surfaces in bathrooms, including sinks and toilets; cleaning of all surfaces outside of the bar area, including tables, seats, walls, picture frames; removal, hose-down and return of large black bar mats (x 6); empty and removal of all rubbish bins behind the bar and in bathrooms; ensure overall cleanliness of the venue in preparation for opening each night

The successful candidate will need to be physically fit as the role can be quite demanding. For further detail please call Jason at Spinifex Recruiting on 0266 809 018.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

UBER DRIVER PARTNER

Casual/Temporary, Contract

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. 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 license 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!

CLICK TO APPLY

 

NAIL BAR CAFE

Seeking hardworking, reliable individual. Looking for the right person to join – Training will be provided. Call Naomi on 0438 247 791

 

NIGHT CARETAKER
Onsite studio apartment in Byron in exchange for night caretaker duties & some other minor tasks. Would suit couple. Please send resume to info@byronbaystudentaccommodation.com.au

 

RECEPTIONIST

Part time, required for busy Retreat Centre. Must be available Monday to Friday and have full work rights for at least 12 months. An interest in yoga and wellness is also a must and past graduates will be highly regarded. Please email your covering letter and resume to: operations@byronyoga.com. Applications close Friday 2nd of November

 

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Morning Coffee Club – October 23

Yesterday morning, we gathered outside the student lounge for some morning coffee, Tim Tams, chats and a very fun and informative game of Jenga!

Thankfully, the sun is back, so we really enjoyed sitting outside in the fresh Byron air. We had some good debates over some of the questions put to us by our Jenga blocks…

Serious game faces here… 🙂

Don’t forget to come and find us again next week (every Tuesday at 11.30am and 2pm) outside the student lounge for more of the above and beyond! 🙂

 

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Surf Lesson! 18 October

Last week, we hit Main Beach here in Byron Bay for our surf lesson! We all left our Lexis Campus together at 10am. Everyone got fitted with a wet-suit and we set off to get our boards for the beach. The boards were very long – better for catching the waves!

As we approached the beach, it looked beautiful. The sun was out for us but the sky over the distant sea looked very dramatic indeed. Thankfully, we were spared the rain and thunder for our whole session 🙂 Here they are, all ready to go!

Our surf instructor spoke with all students for the first few minutes at the beach, going over all the important tips and things to do/not do when in the water… then it was time to hit the waves!

We started at one section of beach, before moving further down, to catch some better waves. Some of our students had been surfing a few times already but for some of the others, it was their first time to try. Everyone did amazingly well. I think they are all hooked!

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New Starters! 22 October

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

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Anja is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In her free time she likes to play volleyball and go swimming. She works as a medical assistant, specialising in sports medicine. She wants to improve her English to make her travels around Australia easier!

Nuria is from Madrid but has been living in Mallorca for the past 13 years. She works as a chef on a private yacht, which is a job she loves! She would like to travel around the world cooking, learning about different countries cultures and traditions. Her goal for her 20 weeks with us is to be able to speak English like a native!

Shannon is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are snowboarding in the winter and playing soccer and riding her motorbike in the winter. She works as a car mechanic with her dad, but is thinking about working abroad in the next few years. She chose to study English in Australia because she really likes the accent and has always wanted to visit!

Chiara, nickname Chichi, is from Italy but currently living with her family in the South of Switzerland. She loves nature and outdoor activities, including horse riding, swimming and sailing. She has just finished high school and is now looking forward to new experiences and meeting new people in beautiful Byron Bay! She wants to improve her English so she is able to travel and work all over the world!

Alexandra is from Barcelona, Spain. She enjoys sports and cooking with her father in his restaurant. She studied nutrition and diet and will train to become a personal trainer when she finishes her studies with us next June! She decided to study English as she feels it is important for work, and chose Byron Bay because of the nature and chilled vibes!

 

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.

 

Graduation! 19 October

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

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Esther, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been wonderful having her here at Lexis and getting to know her. She has worked very hard to improve her English, starting in Pre-Intermediate and graduating from Upper Intermediate; you should be very proud of all your achievements Esther! We will miss you very much but know you will have an amazing time on your travels <3

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Francoise, from New Caledonia, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne loved having her in class this past week and says she participated well with all of her classmates. We hope you enjoyed your short stay in Byron and come back to study with us again one day!

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Alexandre, from New Caledonia, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has only been with us 1 week but the whole class loved having him there and wish he could stay longer! We hope you continue to practice your English and wish you luck with the rest of your studies.

Aza

Azahara, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michele says she brought a great attitude and enthusiasm to every class. She is a very kind and passionate person and we will miss her very much. We wish you the very best for the future Aza!

Gilles

Gilles, from Switzerland, graduates from Elizabeth and Julia’s IELTS class. It has been a pleasure having him here with us the past 7 weeks. He has been a polite, respectful and friendly student. His teachers appreciated all his participation and efforts, particularly in group discussions. Enjoy your travels around Australia!

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Morgane, from Switzerland, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. She has worked extremely hard during her 4 weeks with us and improved all areas, particularly her speaking. It is no wonder she graduates with a well deserved A, well done Morgane! We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron and wish you all the best for the future!

 

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!!! October 19 – 21

Its the Weekend!

 

WEATHER

Weather October 19-21

 

SURF

Surf Oct 19-21

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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

Saturday 

Kayaking with Dolphins – $65

Sunday

Byron Bay Rugby Festival!

Live Music, DJ and Food Trucks

10am – 5pm – FREE!!!

 

 

GIGS

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 9PM PETER BIBBY DONNY LOVE, BEDCLUB
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAN HANNAFORD
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM BEN WALSH, 9PM FOLLOW THE FOX
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PMMACHINE MACHINE + IN THE ELEMENT + AUGUSTA (BEER GARDEN), 7:30PM BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL MUSIC VIDEO SHOWCASE (BAND ROOM)
BYRON THEATRE THE 12TH ANNUAL BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL
FRESH, BYRON BAY 7PM SLIM PICKENS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7:30PM RACHEL BY THE STREAM
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS

WOODYS SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM FUTURE FAKTORI

SATURDAY 20
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY MOHNDOO, MY HAPPY PLACE, VISCOCITY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SOUL’D
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM COCO REPUBLIC
BYRON THEATRE THE 12TH ANNUAL BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL GROWN-UP FILM
LONE GOAT GALLERY, BYRON BAY 11AM ARTIST TALK – DEAN POWER
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 12PM LUNCH ’TIL LATE SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE, 7:30PM MANOA
WOODYS SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM REGGAE AFTERPARTY
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9PM LOCAL DJS
WOODYS SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS

SUNDAY 21
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY 7:30PM THE BRONX AUSTRALIAN TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS HIGH TENSION + PRIVATE FUNCTION
RAILWAY HOTEL THE PROPELLERS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4:30PM LIVING IN THE 70S, 8PM MY HAPPY PLACE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 5PM FRIEND ZONE PRESENTS WHARVES + FLOGGIN’ TELES +
DAN HANNAFORD
BYRON THEATRE THE 12TH ANNUAL BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL

 

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

 

 

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.

 

Boomerang Painting! 18 October PM

We were all very happy to have blue skies back yesterday afternoon!

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We were even happier that this meant we could enjoy yesterdays Boomerang Painting activity outside in sunshine 🙂

We had some examples to follow and the explanations of symbols traditionally used by aboriginals to tell stories with their paintings.

Everyone got really creative and came up with their own unique ideas; I was very impressed with all the end results!

 

 

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.

Morning Boomerang Painting! – 17 October

Yesterday morning we had a very fun, colourful and educational activity – Boomerang painting! We gathered in the student lounge (as it was raining outside) and looked at some examples of work by other artists. The style in which they were painted sees many, many tiny dots, perfectly painted into various shapes. These shapes can be ‘read’ as they each symbolise different things – for example, a tiny circle, within two more circles represents a campsite and a large dot, surrounded by smaller dots represents a star! See some examples here below…

We all really enjoyed the painting process! We all started with one base colour and as we waited for that to dry, came up with our designs. They were all so different! See some of the progress here…

In the end, we were all very happy with our finished pieces! We were so engrossed, I think we would all have happily stayed painting for another hour!

 

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Jobs! 17 October

Jobs

 

CASUAL HOUSEKEEPER (multiple roles available)

Have you ever considered working with Australia’s largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks? Discovery Parks is a growing industry leader located in more than 60 of Australia’s most desired locations. We’re on the lookout for an experienced housekeeper to join the team at our Byron Bay Park on a casual basis. You will be a strong team player willing to “own” your role. You will be a consummate professional, your guest satisfaction skills are second-to-none and you have a genuine desire to ensure the success of the Park and your team. To be successful in this role you must have the following knowledge, experience and attributes:

  • Fantastic customer service
  • Previous experience in a housekeeping role
  • Experience in commercial housekeeping and cleaning as per industry (desirable)
  • Team orientated but also able to work autonomously
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Flexible attitude to hours, including weekends and on short notice.

A current valid driver’s licence is essential.  This is a great opportunity to join a company that prides itself on good old Australian values; we’re hardworking, community minded and all about mateship. We believe in creating experiences that people will always want more of. Inspiring and share worthy, the real stuff memories are made of.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

DELIVERY

Deliver small local phone books.

Own vehicle required. Immediate start.

Phone: 0418994956 or 0419009517

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Morning Coffee Club – 16 October

Yesterday morning we gathered outside in the fresh air for our weekly morning Coffee Club. We chatted all things Byron as well as finding out more about each other and our native countries. We intended playing a game of Uno but instead, got caught up with our chat! IMG_7445

We learned loads of new and exciting information – from our best-known foods (and how to make them the correct way!), to how many people inhabit our homelands. Google was our friend for finding out this particular bit of information… 🙂

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I was also very pleasantly surprised to meet our Swiss student Shannon, whose name I immediately recognized – named after our longest river in Ireland – The Shannon! Looking forward to catching up with these guys (and some others who are out of shot) next week for some more interesting chats, facts, games and of course, Tim Tams! 🙂

 

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.

 

Casino Royale! 12 October

On Friday we had our own Casino Royale here at Lexis Byron!

There was a roulette wheel set up but everyone was only interested in competing in the poker tournament!

Eric did a great job of explaining the rules to everyone, with some help from Pablo.

We continued playing until 7pm, when we then counted up our chips to see who had the most…

Daniel was the clear winner, earning himself a 6 pack of beer which he kindly shared with some of his fellow players! It’s been a good month of prizes for Daniel, having won himself a Whitsundays trip from Happy Travels last week!

 

 

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.

New Starters! 15 October

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

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Deborah is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her passions are traveling and visiting new places. She works as an analyst in trade marketing. She decided to study English in Australia because she has always wanted to explore this country and learn more about the language!

Alexandre is from New Caledonia. His hobbies include surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and skating. He is also interested in space and flying. When he finishes school he would like to become a pilot and travel the world. It is important for him to have a good level of English to be able to fulfill his dreams.

Francoise is the mum of Alexandre, so also from New Caledonia! As well as sixteen year old Alexandre, she also has a nine year old daughter. She enjoys horse riding and cooking.  She studied law and worked as a lawyer within the education sector. She wants to improve her English for traveling and plans to visit New Zealand, the United States and England after her trip to Australia!

Fernando is from Brazil. She works in the investment department of a bank. In her free time she likes to watch movies and go out with her friends. Her biggest love is traveling. She wants to improve her English so she will have the confidence to speak to people from all over the world, and also so she can one day work for a global bank.

Noriko is from Japan. She works as a travel agent in Tokyo but has taken a year off to study and travel in Australia. She wants to improve her English so she can be a guide for tourists when the Olympic games are in Tokyo in 2020. Her hobbies are reading, walking and yoga. She chose Byron Bay for her studies because it is popular for yoga and the relaxed lifestyle here!

Rafaela is from Brazil. She has been in Australia for 2 years and already completed our Business course. She likes surfing, traveling and working out. She works at one of the nail bars here in Byron Bay. She loves living in Australia and is now studying IELTs with us so she can pass her exam and apply for a nursing course and extend her visa!

 

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.

Photography Competition – afternoon session! 11 October

Last Thursday we had a fun photo competition using the theme ‘faces in places’!

The students had to look closely at their surroundings and find faces in everyday objects they probably wouldn’t have looked twice at!

They had lots of fun looking for faces and some got creative making faces (technically cheating :/ but still great photos!)

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There was even the added bonus of a free surf lesson for the best photo…

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Well done Lorene! We thought this was a really funny original one! Enjoy your surf lesson 🙂

 

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Graduation! 12 October

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

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Teresa, from Spain, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has made great improvement in all areas of her English during her 4 weeks with us. Teachers Adrienne and Kristy both say they thoroughly enjoyed having her in class and she was always happy to try new things. Enjoy your travels and we wish you all the best for the future!

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Francine, form Switzerland, graduates from Kristy and Serena’s Elementary class. It has been a pleasure having her here at Lexis. She participated well in class and also in out of class activities. She has an excellent attitude to learning and worked hard to improve her English. We hope you enjoy your travels around Australia!

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Fernanda (far right) on her first day at Lexis 🙂 

Fernanda, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She was only here with us for a short 2 weeks but her English is now at a good level for traveling and being understood by native speakers. We hope you enjoyed your time at Lexis and continue to use your new language.

 

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Morning Photography Masterclass – 11 October

Yesterday morning, a few of us braved the rain and gathered together to chat all things photography! We had a range of cameras – from fancy digital SLR’s to iPods and phones. Here are some of the guys, all ready to go 🙂

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The theme of the day was a really fun project called Faces in Places. The idea is to look at EVERYTHING around you and try to find a naturally occurring face…

This project is not only fun, but works really well at training our eye to be better photographers. It makes us more aware of our surroundings and helps us to see beauty and potential in things that we might have otherwise walked past!

Things got interesting as we decided to make it a competition, with a fabulous prize of a free surf lesson for the best shot. Here are a few examples…

In the end though, we had to choose just one and we really loved this little gem. Congrats to our winner Annick! Get ready for your surf lesson! 🙂

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Meet the Staff – This week our newest recruit, Activities and Administration Assistant, Orla.

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HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

Fluently, just English – followed by Irish (dia dhuit! / hello!) and then French. I also know a little Polish (my sister-in-law from Poland). I really want to learn Spanish!
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I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…?

An artist and musician. (One out of two ain’t bad!) I was surrounded by art and music as a kid so have always had a great appreciation of both.

 

WHEN YOU ARE IN BYRON BAY, DON’T MISS OUT…

On all the amazing buskers around town, the drum circle by the beach at sunset and the amazing markets!

 

I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW…

My amazing Gran is 100 years old! (See photo of us on the day she officially turned 100 last May. We had a huge party to celebrate in Galway, Ireland).

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?

Eat amazing food, paint, draw, create, daydream, listen to music, play music, go to gigs, drink coffee, yoga, eat [dairy free] chocolate, sit in silence and take in the world around me

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HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?

I’m from Ireland and now living in Australia!

 

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Somewhere with amazing beaches, delicious and healthy food, yoga, inspiring places to explore – I was recently in Indonesia, it was heavenly.

  

WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?

Talking! Make friends who speak English, listen to the radio, watch movies, join different social groups, listen!

 

 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.