New Starters! 12 November

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

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Mary is from the German part of Switzerland, in the Swiss alps. Her hobbies include painting and writing. She also enjoys sports, particularly rock climbing, yoga and of course hiking in the alps! She works as a painter, but will find farm work whilst in Australia so she can save money to travel!

Nuria is from Barcelona, Spain. She likes to practice sports and go on adventures with her friends. She also enjoys going to cultural events, listening to music and taking her dog for a walk in the mountains. She studied sports at college and has since worked in a climbing centre. She wants to improve her English for travel and work!

Antonella is from Beunos Aires, Argentina. She is a freelance graphic designer and is training to become a yoga teacher. She wants to improve her English so she can meet people from all over the world and have a good job. She chose Australia for her studies because it is a wonderful place, beautiful beaches and the people who live here are very nice!

Rikiya is from Japan. He enjoys watching soccer, reading book and manga. He is studying at medical school to become a doctor. He chose Australia because his brother said it was a fun place to be! Also because it is a beautiful place and he is happy to be here for the summer season! As well as studying English he is also doing our surf programme, so will be improving at two things during his 6 weeks at Lexis!!

David is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His biggest passion is racing drones. He builds them himself, connecting a camera on the front, then wears goggles that send him a live feed of where the drone is going! He has completed an apprenticeship as a technical engineer for air conditioning but next would  like to study something more creative. He is here in Byron Bay to gain some life experience as well as improving his English!

Yonghun is Korean, but grew up in Japan. He lives in Japan with his wife, daughter and son. He has worked for 30 years as an x ray technician in a hospital. He enjoys surfing so is looking forward to catching some waves in Byron during his free time; this is the main reason he chose Lexis Byron for his studies!

Madoka is from Japan. She likes reading comics and listening to music. She also enjoys sports and has practiced karate for 7 years. She graduated from studying Physics at University in September, then visited France before coming here to Byron! When she returns to Japan she will start work at a trading company and needs English for this job. When she has finished her 5 weeks of study with us she will visit Cairns with her mum.

Maria is from Spain. Her biggest passion is playing the piano. She studied Business Administration at University but is now thinking of training to become a yoga teacher. She decided to come to Australia to improve her English because she would like to learn about another countries culture and have some fun!

Cynthia is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She loves sports, particularly skiing, cycling, football and hockey. She works for the postal service in Switzerland. After her 12 weeks of study she will travel Australia, and this is her main reason for wanting to improve her English!

Giuseppe is from Florence, Italy. He studies and works within agriculture there. He wants to improve his English as he feels it is important for many things, including getting to know people from other countries and cultures. His biggest passion is travelling and he has visited many places and plans on visiting many more!

Mai is from Japan. She loves music, with her favourite being hip hop. She also loves skateboarding. She chose Byron Bay for her studies because she loves the sunshine and wants to learn to surf! She is here to improve her English because she has a year working holiday visa in Australia and would then like to travel to California!

 

 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! 9 November

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

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Yuko, from Japan, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been wonderful to watch her confidence grow over the past 5 weeks. She has improved in all areas of her English and her understanding of grammar and use of vocabulary has been excellent. She has a beautiful personality and worked well with all her peers. We wish you the very best for the future Yuko!

Michele, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has been a lovely happy student with a great attitude. Teacher Michelle says she asked a lot of excellent questions and she was an asset to the class. Her hard work and productive participation in class has led to her improving dramatically in all areas and graduating with an A! Well done Michele, we are sure you will go on to do great things!

Alejandra, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been a pleasure having her here with us for 3 short weeks. She has a great sense of humour and was always fun to be around! She worked hard to understand new grammar and vocabulary and her speaking has improved a great deal. We hope you enjoy Lexis Sydney and hope to see you again one day ❤

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Debora, from Brazil, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne has loved having her in class and getting to know her. She has made excellent progress during her studies and graduates will a well deserved grade A+! Well done Debora, you should be very proud of all your achievements!

Fernanda, from Brazil, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne says it has been a pleasure having her in class and added that she always participated well and brought fun to the classroom! Despite only being here a short time she made lots of improvement in all areas of her English; good work Fernanda! Best wishes for the future 🙂

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Fiona, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been a very diligent and focused student and participated well in class and with her classmates. Claudia says it has been an absolute pleasure having her in the class and she will be missed next week! You should be very proud of all your hard work and efforts Fiona! Have an amazing time on your travels with Michele 🙂

 

 

 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.

Soccer match against BBELS! 7 November

On Wednesday we headed to the sports fields for a friendly soccer match against BBELS!

It had been a very hot day, but luckily by time we started playing at 4pm it had cooled down enough for a run around!

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We had a large number of players ready to lead Lexis to victory, so many that they had to take turns playing and supporting!

They were also joined by a team of Lexis supporters there to cheer them on!

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One of our students, Manuelle, is a very talented photographer and came along to take some snaps and give me some tips on taking my own! These ones here are the ones I took, and I’ll be uploading Manuelle’s once he’s had a chance to sort through them all! Keep an eye out for this blog, there’s sure to be a lot of great photos on there!!

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

It’s the Weekend! 9 – 11 November

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

Happy Travels

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 

ROUND TOWN PROMOTIONS DAY FESTIVAL – 3 venues around Byron

Sunday

Wake surfing and Wake boarding day trip

 

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 9
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, PANDAMIC, LOOSE LEAF, CACTUS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY GOODRICH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DU EAST, 9PM PINK ZINC
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM WILD MARMALADE + RHYTHM SUNBIRD,
TARGA, BYRON BAY, 6.30PM MARK RIDOUT
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM TOMI GRAY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS, UPSTAIRS 9PM PORT ROYAL
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM BIGGY P
HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM DAN HANNAFORD DUO

SATURDAY 10
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, FUTURE FAKTORI FREAKSHOW
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 2PM THE FULL COURSE – DJ EVENT
HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM PINK ZINC
FRESH, BYRON BAY, 4PM STEVE TYSON
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM LUKE YEAMAN
BRUNSWICK HEADS PICTURE HOUSE 4PM & 7PM THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SINGA LONG,

SUNDAY 11
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY KIT BRAY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY MERCY MERCY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM EPIC, 8PM MY HAPPY PLACE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 3PM JADE IMAGINE + SLEEPCLUB
BYRON THEATRE 3PM KLIMT & SCHIELE: EROS AND PSYCHE – ART ON SCREEN, 6.30PM LAUNCH ‘KERRY O’BRIEN: A MEMOIR’
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 CHRIS ARONSTEN

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan 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

 

 

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

 

Jobs! 7 November

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STAFF FOR WEDDING ON DECEMBER 1ST

4 people needed to help serve food and drink and tidying throughout the day. The wedding is in Eureka (about 30 minutes from Byron) so you will need a car. Working 4pm – around 9.30pm. Email johndoucas@hotmail.com

 

DECK BUILDER / LANDSCAPER / CARPENTER

2-3 days work. Build 9sqm ground level round deck. All tolls and materials provided. $25-35 per hour. Call or text 0402 712 422. 

 

CASUAL HOUSEKEEPER

Discovery Parks are 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.

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WAITER / WAITRESS

A restaurant in Byron Bay is seeking a full time Waiter/Waitress (up to 40 hours per week) to join our team. To be considered for this role you should: – Be available both days at weekends. – Have at least 3 years of experience as a Waiter/Waitress. – Have the right to work in Australia.

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GUEST SERVICE AGENT

Waves Byron Bay – Boutique Hotel in the heart of Byron Bay! We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, bubbly and vibrant Guest Service Agent who has experience in a similar hospitality role, or you may be a customer service superstar in a different industry – either way we would love to hear from you! If you are someone who goes the extra mile to provide a memorable guest experience, then this may be your next career move. To shine in this role you would need to have a positive attitude with plenty of energy and a dedication to always making a guest smile during their stay with us. We are a close knit team that are passionate about our guests and we are looking for a like minded person to join our Waves Family. Previous experience desirable in Channel Manager/Property Management System. Roster flexibility essential.

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GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE ATTENDANT

Discovery Parks 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.

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CASUAL PART TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE / WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

This position works across our two brands, both in the fashion & homewares industry. You’ll be working within a small team replying to our online store enquiries, picking and packing orders, despatching and keeping an eye on inventory management.  As we are a small but fast growing business, this position will provide plenty of variety in your day with lots of opportunity for learning and promotion. YOU WILL NEED: – A real passion for Customer Service and a willingness to go above and beyond for your customer. – Commitment to work through our busy period (Dec 27 & 28th are an absolute must), with flexibility to pick up more hours. – Solid computer literacy including knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook. – A sales or customer service background. – A willingness to learn. – To be thorough, careful and considered when carrying out tasks. – This job would involve some lifting. – A car is required to drop orders at the post hub around the corner at the end of each shift. – Previous experience working with Shopify, Starshipit and Adobe Creative Suite would be helpful but not essential. Hours are flexible, 1-2 days per week which could increase as the brands grow.

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FRONT OFFICE ATTENDANT

Discovery Parks are on the lookout for a customer service super star to join our front office team at our Byron Bay Park on a casual basis with a view to permanency.  A customer-facing role, your focus will be servicing our guests and ensuring they leave Discovery wanting more! In this role you’ll also provide support and assistance to the front office team. This role would suit someone with previous experience in a customer-facing setting and who ideally has worked within hospitality (using RMS would be an advantage). You will have outstanding customer service skills and will be computer literate with solid abilities in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. The role includes: – Meeting, greeting and checking-in customers. – Assisting customers by phone, email or in person. Monitoring, identifying and meeting their needs. – Handling and resolving customer complaints in a positive and professional manner. – Making reservations in a computerised system (RMS). We’re looking for people who are customer focused, enthusiastic, with great local knowledge that can be put to use assisting our guests. You’ll have flexibility in your working hours (including public holidays and weekends). If you’ve got some experience in front office/reception, a drive to deliver great customer service, and a bubbly personality with a ‘can do’ attitude, we’d like to hear from you!

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CHEFS / COOKS OF ALL LEVELS

Several positions available in an exciting new venue in the heart of Byron Bay. We are looking to build a dynamic kitchen team around the passionate and experienced senior chefs who will be driving the Bang Bang kitchen. Bang Bang will be delivering a fast paced, vibrant and professional new Southeast Asian dining experience straight to the forefront of Byron’s dining scene. Successful applicants will have: – At least 2 years cooking experience, preferably in busy venues. – An ability to work both independently and with a team. – Some knowledge of Asian cuisine highly preferred. – Most importantly a positive attitude and ability to face challenges without being overwhelmed. If this sounds like you and you’re ready to contribute to and learn from an excellent group of industry professionals determined to provide outstanding guest experiences and a vibrant workplace, please get in touch!

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BREAKFAST COOK AND HEAD CHEF – AQUARIUS

The role of Head Chef is ultimately the overseeing of the AQ bar & grill and The Rocks Cafe food operations.  The successful applicant may start immediately, or after serving their notice period. What you would be doing: – Food preparation and cooking, plating, presentation. – Maintaining and ordering stocks and supplies. – Menu planning. Who we’re looking for: – Able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and public holidays. – Experience in a similar role. – Creative, and passionate about food and providing high standards of food service. – Positive attitude and ability to thrive under pressure. About the company: Aquarius’s operations consist of accommodation, a poolside Bar and Grill as well as a popular cafe which is renowned by locals for it’s amazing breakfast and lunch.

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

Meet the Staff – our calm, kind and beautiful Homestay Officer, Kayoko (Koko)

If you are currently staying in a homestay, you have the lovely Koko to thank for organising it for you. Koko works extremely hard every day to match students to families, organise airport pick-ups,  manage payments and deal with any problems that arise regarding homestay and accommodation, and she always does it with kindness and a smile on her face.

Koko works in the afternoons (except for Tuesdays when she is here in the morning) so come and say hello if you haven’t met her yet. In the meantime, here are a few facts about her that you may not know.

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HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?     Two.

 

I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…?        

A happy, healthy and good person. And a good surfer!

 

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

…surfing and the whale watching boat trip! Also drive around and explore. It’s so beautiful around here.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?    

Surfing, yoga, meditation, jogging, forest walks, binge-watching good TV shows, getting a massage.

 

HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?  

Yes, America and Thailand.

 

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?    

Beautiful remote islands, and all of Europe trip

WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?    

Get an English-speaking boyfriend/girlfriend!  

 

 

 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.

Fashion Show! Adrienne and Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate classes

Here at Lexis Byron our teachers love to make their lessons fun! That includes putting on Fashion Shows for the Pre-Intermediate unit on Fashion and Shopping!

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Our two Pre-Intermediate classes, Adrienne’s and Michelle’s, joined together for a very amusing afternoon of dress up!

I popped into the classroom to check out their outfits and get some photos as they prepared for the big event…

I didn’t even recognise Leo when I first walked in the room, so amazing was his bridal attire!

There was lots of laughter, but also lots of learning going on! The students had to use what they had learnt that week about passive tense to describe the outfits to eachother.

Whilst it was educational for the students, it’s also just an excuse for teacher Adrienne to get the boys in dresses!

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