New Starters! 31 December

Welcome to our three General English students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Mayra is from Chile. She has been studying at our Lexis school in Brisbane but wanted to experience a different part of Australia, and Byron’s laid back vibe really appealed to her! She is very happy to be here with us for the next 12 weeks and joins Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class today.

Sara is from Italy. She loves to do sports, in particular running and going to the gym. She is studying law as one day she hopes to be a lawyer or a judge. She is here to improve her English as it will be important for her future job. She chose Australia for her studies as it has always been her dream to come here!

Jasmin is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She plays soccer for the local woman’s team and enjoys all sports. She also loves animals and children. She has just finished high school and is now taking a gap year before starting university in September. Last summer she worked in tourism and was able to use her English skills and would now like to further improve these.

 

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.

January Activity Calendar!

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

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 ($25 for the monthly 1 hour special or $55 any day for the 2 hour lesson)!

January Calendar

To welcome our new Cambridge students (as well as our new General English students and also welcome back our returning students!) we will be treating you all to FREE PIZZA! This will be in front of school during the lunch break (12.15pm) on December the 31st.

We are then closed on Tuesday the 1st for New Years Day (so you can all recover from your celebrations!) and then start off the new year with our popular Coffee Club on Wednesday the 2nd! Coffee Club will then be every Tuesday. Join Orla at 11.30am or me (Claire) at 2pm for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

Monday the 7th we have another big group of new starters so will be having a Sausage Sizzle for the whole school to enjoy together and meet some new friends! This will be at 12.15pm in front of school. Another free lunch on us!

From Monday the 14th we will start to have Yoga twice a day, at 11.30am and 2pm in Room 8.

Our first cooking activity of the month is Brazilian Cooking on the 3rd, where we’ll be making delicious brigadeiros, and then on the 17th we have Mexican Cooking, where we’ll be making tasty enchiladas and tacos!

As the beautiful summer weather continues we have some fun beach activities planned throughout the month: Volleyball on the 4th, Beach Games on the 18th, Body Boarding on the 24th and a Beach Picnic on the 30th.

For competitions we have our monthly Table Tennis Tournament on the 16th and a Soccer Match on the 23rd.

We’ll be getting arty, crafty and creative with Boomerang Painting on the 10th and Jewellery Making on the 31st.

Our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 is on the 9th. 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. Picks up from school will be at 10am and 3pm. Limited spots available so be quick!

We will be having a couple of Friday evening activities so both our morning and afternoon students can enjoy together. This starts with Casino Royale on the 11th and then Wine Tasting on the 25th; both at 5.30pm.

School will be closed for another Public Holiday on Monday the 28th. This time for Australia Day!

 

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 January calendar:

https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/12/27/happy-travels-weekend-activities-january-2019/

 

Have a brilliant month! 🙂

 

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Happy Travels Weekend Activities! January 2019

Check out the weekend activities the team at Happy Travels have planned especially for you, our Lexis Byron students!

The weekend activities are a great way to make the best out of your time in Byron, try something different and make new friends!

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Student Nights will continue to be every Thursday and will alternate between venues depending on where the best entertainment is that week! Sarah and Iain will keep you updated each week 🙂

For weekend activities they have put together a variety of free and discounted activities/trips for you; including a beach BBQ, gigs, kayaking with dolphins and snorkeling/diving at Julian Rocks!!

To join any of these activities, or any traveling you would 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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Christmas Salsa Party! 21 December

To celebrate the last day of school before the Christmas break we had a Salsa Party here at Lexis Byron!

Before the dancing began we had some nibbles and sushi, accompanied with sangria!! Perhaps a bit of an odd combination, but no-one was complaining!!

 

We had Christmas songs playing in the background and everyone was in great spirits and excited for Christmas!!

Danielle from Salsa Sassy then arrived to show us some moves!

 

A lot of our students joined in the fun, but there were others who preferred just to watch…

 

Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas break and looking forward to welcoming our returning students back on Monday <3

 

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Christmas Cooking! 20 December PM

Last week to help get us in the festive spirit we had a Christmas themed cooking activity!

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To start with we followed the below simple recipe to make bliss balls:

  • 1 cup walnuts (100 grams)
  • 1 cup almond meal (80 grams)
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa (20 grams)
  • 12 dates, seeds removed (180 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (30 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. Place the ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Firmly press and shape the mixture into balls. Place in the fridge to set.
  2. Eat and enjoy.

We then covered them in coconut flakes and icing sugar so they would resemble snowmen. They of course weren’t complete until they had their eyes (chocolate chips), nose (m&ms) and scarf (sour lace) though!

We also created some from marshmallows, even simpler than making the bliss balls!

What they may have lacked in appearance they certainly made up for in taste! The bliss balls were simply delicious!!

 

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Christmas Decoration Making! 19 December – PM

Last Wednesday we set about making some beautiful decorations to adorn our Christmas tree in the Lexis Byron reception!

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Orla led the morning session and explains how you can make your own, here on her blog: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2018/12/19/christmas-decoration-making-morning-19-december/

The most important thing to remember, and which I kept repeating to the students, is ‘two down, one up’! It’s very easy and relaxing once you get into it!

Check out the wonderful creations made by our students…

 

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Graduation! 21 December

Congratulations to our twenty nine students who graduated Lexis Byron Bay last week!

We said farewell to seventeen students and ‘see you soon’ to twelve students who also graduated from their General English courses but will return to us after the Christmas break to start their Cambridge courses!

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Michelle, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has made excellent progress during her 13 weeks with us, quickly progressing from Pre-Intermediate. She was a diligent and hard working student and should be very proud of all her achievements. Best wishes for the future Michelle, it was lovely to have met you!

Christelle, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a conscientious and hard working student who was always happy to contribute in class discussions. She always participated actively and asked interesting questions to further understand and improve her English.  We wish you the very best for the future Christelle!

Naiara, from Brazil,  graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has worked hard and was always enthusiastic and ready to learn. She was also very motivated and this led to her making vast improvements in all areas of her English. Well done on your progress Naiara, good luck for the future!

Julia, from Brazil, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She was a diligent student and worked very hard to improve her English. Claudia says she was an absolute pleasure to teach and we know she has made lots of friends here! Best wishes for the future Julia!

Also graduating from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class but starting our Cambridge Course we have: Elsa, Rachel, Nuria, Ana, Giorgia, Tania and Nora. 

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Benjamin, from Switzerland, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. Serena says his attitude was always positive and respectful and he was always happy to help his classmates. It has been wonderful to watch his confidence with speaking grow during his short time here. Have an amazing time on your travels around Australia!

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Anesa, from Switzerland, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTS class. She achieved an Upper Intermediate level, with her speaking being particularly good. She had a wonderful sense of humour and was always friendly and good to have a chat with. We hope you enjoyed your time at Lexis Byron as much as we enjoyed having you here!

Maria, from Switzerland, graduates Elizabeth’s IELTS class. Elizabeth has been very grateful for her contributions in class, adding it has been great to have her energy and perspective. She has been an attentive student and progressed well during her time here, achieving an Upper Intermediate level. Best wishes for the future Maria!

Also graduating from Elizabeth’s IELTS class but starting our Cambridge Course we have: Larissa and Maite. 

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Rikiya, from Japan, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. Mel says he has been a lovely addition to the class and was a pleasure to teach. He worked extremely hard and this resulted in him drastically improving in all areas and graduating with a well deserved ‘A’ grade! Well done Rikiya!

Patricia, from Spain, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. It has been a pleasure having her here with us at Lexis. She has improved in all areas, especially her speaking ability. Mel says she always asked good questions and she was very impressed with her knowledge of grammar rules. We will all miss your lovely smile Patricia!

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Celine, from France, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has come such a long way since she first started! It has been great to watch her confidence and English grow during her 4 weeks with us. On her last test she achieved 100% and graduates with a very well deserved ‘A+’ grade! Best wishes for the future Celine!

Nadja, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. In her short 4 weeks with us she has improved in all areas, particularly her grammar and writing skills. Her confidence in speaking has grown and she can now easily converse with others; which will be great for her travels around Australia and New Zealand! Enjoy your trip Nadja!

Carlos, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has kept us very entertained during his time at Lexis and we will all miss his bubbly personality when he leaves. He worked extremely well with all his classmates, always bringing great enthusiasm and attitude to class. It has been wonderful to watch his English improve since his first day and he should be very proud of his achievements!

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Eva (third from left, front row) on her first day back in October

Eva, from Spain, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. Josie says she has a great attitude in class; always participating well, asking good questions and keen to learn new English! She has a friendly and easy going nature, which has made her a pleasure to have at Lexis! We hope you continue to use your English and wish you well for the future!

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Jose, from Spain, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. His grasp of grammar was very good and he made great improvements in all areas. We hope you enjoyed your learning experience in Byron Bay and hope you continue to use your new language and mix with other nationalities. Best wishes for the future!

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Annick, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne has loved having her in class, and particularly appreciated her good sense of humour! Her speaking and writing skills have greatly improved during the last few weeks, as well as progress in all other areas. We hope you have an amazing time on your travels around Australia with your boyfriend!

Eiden (ChangSeok), is from Korea, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Adrienne says it has been wonderful to watch his confidence grow over the past 8 weeks, and says he has now really come out of his shell! Well done on your progress and ‘A’ grade Eiden! We wish you the very best for the future and getting your dream job at Uluru!

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Graduating from Kristy’s Intermediate class but starting our Cambridge Course we have: Elisa, Lara and Estelle <3

 

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The Lexis Byron Bay Staff Christmas Party

On Friday, Lexis Byron Bay staff enjoyed their annual Christmas Party at “The Italian” in Byron Bay. Sam, the General Manager and Jason and Ricardo from our Marketing Team came down from the Brisbane office, and Becky, Campus Manager at Noosa, also joined us.

The food and the company (and especially the cocktails) were all wonderful and it was a really fun night with lots of laughs. It’s great to work with such a brilliant team.

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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.

Christmas Cooking! (morning) 20 December

This morning, we had great fun for our Christmas Cooking activity – making snowman skewers! We had Christmas music playing to get everyone into the Christmas spirit 😀

The idea was to combine all of our ingredients to then place on a skewer and decorate to look like snowmen… and whatever other ideas we could come up with!

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All ready to go! More students joined in later too 🙂

The first thing we did was make our chocolate bliss balls so that we could place them in the fridge to set. They were a combination of dates, almond meal, walnuts, honey and cocoa with a pinch of salt and some vanilla essence. (It is a naturally gluten-free recipe so it suited our GF students too 🙂 )

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The ingredients for our Christmas treats

These were all blitzed in the food processor and then hand-shaped by everyone. They were then finished by rolling them in desiccated coconut – the ‘snow’! 🙂

Once these were set, everyone began making their snow people – we even had an octopus! They used marshmallows, M&Ms, chocolate chips and jellies to mimic buttons, eyes, hats, scarves and anything else they could think of. It was a very fun activity, enjoyed by all and the best part – they were delicious!

Check out the final results! 😀

 

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Morning Volleyball in the Garden! 14 December

On Thursday last, we had a fun and energetic volleyball game in the garden here at Lexis. We decided to play in the garden rather than the beach as the sky was looking a bit like rain!

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We gathered at 11am and the 4 girls divided into two teams. We mixed it up a bit during the game – changing sides and teams.

Despite the heavy clouds, it was a very hot day so some water breaks were necessary!

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Leo came to cheer on the girls (and to try and make the net higher! Thanks Leo…! 😀 )

We have some fun activities lined up for our last week before Christmas so check them out here and be sure to join us! 🙂

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It’s the Weekend! 21-23 December

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This weekend sees the start of our Christmas Holidays! Have a wonderful break! Eat, drink and be merry –  and we will see you back on Monday December 31st 🙂

WEATHER

Weather Dec 21-23

 

SURF

Surf Dec 21-23

 

GIGS

FRIDAY 21
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, LIVING COLOUR
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, GOODRICH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM JON J BRADLEY, 9PM NICKY BOMBA & FRIENDS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM BRAZILIAN PARTY WITH ZAMBABEM
BYRON THEATRE 7PM SOUTH IN SELF EXILE PRESENTED BY JACK BAILEY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM TOMI GRAY
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7PM THE BIG ILCH
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SATURDAY 22
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, 9PM, SEASIDE, THE VIOLENT MONKS, BEDCLUB, SOPHIE OZARD
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, THE SWAMPS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM TORA + R.O X KONOBA + BRADLEY STONE + TIMS BIG DAY OUT
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM THE AC/DC STORY – A ROCKUMENTARY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM ZAK KAOZ, 6PM OPEN MIC
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SUNDAY 23
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, SWAMP CATS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM LIVING IN THE 70S, 8PM EASY P
BYRON BAY BREWERY 4PM BYRON GROOVE LOUNGE – FREESTYLE JAM
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC

 

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 22nd:

Kayaking with dolphins. $65

Sunday 23rd:

Barefoot Bowls Christmas Party @ Byron Bowlo

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

 

CINEMA

Friday 21 December

The Grinch 10:00 am & 11.45am
Second Act 1:30 pm
Lean on Pete 3:35 pm
Creed II 6:00 pm

Saturday 22 December

The Grinch 12:00 pm
Creed II 6:30 pm
Second Act 9:00 pm

Sunday 23 December

The Grinch 10:30 am & 12.15pm
Second Act 2:00 pm
Creed II 6:00 pm
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Christmas Decoration Making! (morning). 19 December

We’re getting into the festive spirit here in Lexis Byron Bay this week with some Christmas-themed activities. Today’s was Christmas Decoration Making! 

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We set out to make a beautiful decoration for the tree, which required cardboard, wool, fancy paper, scissors, glue and straight pins. We also had some optional extra bits like wood beads, silver beads and wire.

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We started out by gluing our two cardboard squares together. The next step was to stick pins in all the corners, followed by wrapping the wool around each of the pins.

You repeat the steps, moving inwards until all the corners of the card are covered and you end up with a beautiful star shape!

Check out some of the beautiful decorations made by Islania and Orla!

The countdown to Santa’s arrival is on! Is your Christmas tree up yet? 🙂

 

 

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Jobs! 19 December

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To find jobs in Byron, the best thing to do is go to all the bars, restaurants, cafes, hostels and hotels handing out your resume in person. Places get especially busy during the Christmas holiday season and often require extra holiday staff.

If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 12-1pm and 2-3pm; in room 8 every day except Mondays when it’s in room 7. Then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

SERVICE PERSON / DRIVER

Kennards Hire Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary

About Kennards Hire:  In 1948 Walter Kennard was asked by a customer if he could borrow one of his concrete mixers rather than buy one, Walter replied “I won’t lend it but I will hire it to you.” And so an iconic Aussie family-owned brand was born…Kennards Hire has 160 branches across Australia and New Zealand, offering a diverse product range from general-hire equipment for the home renovator to heavy equipment for large construction projects. In addition, we offer six specialist business units. We’re the best at what we do and we’re still growing. We think about things differently, explore new ideas and we want you to do the same. We’re looking for people who put sweat and energy into their work.

Join a company that gives job security, listens to you and gives you the opportunity to share in our success.

What does a Service Person/Driver Do? As a Service Person/Driver you will focus on the needs of our customers.

You will need to enjoy working with your hands as you will service equipment to make sure it’s kept in top condition. A driver’s license is a must as you will make equipment deliveries, and you will enjoy meeting and talking with people as an important part of the job is to provide advice to our customers.

This is a varied role and no 2 days will be the same. At Kennards we work as a team, and so you will need to be fair dinkum and happy to adapt to helping out what needs to happen each day.

As a Service Person/Driver, you will work a roster that is dependent on your availability, which may include some weekend work. We offer some great benefits including a competitive hourly rate, comprehensive training and development and more!

To join our team, you will need to have : A drivers licence; MR or HR licence would be ideal but not essential; The availability to work weekends.; Experience in a customer facing role; Some computer skills; An interest in machinery and equipment, although training will be provided; This role requires some physical components including lifting and standing on your feet for long periods. A level of physical fitness is required.; Above all, you will have a positive attitude, be proactive, and be a strong team player.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

NANNY NEEDED

Byron Bay – Part time

We have 5 year old twin boys and we’ve just arrived in Byron (Beachcomber Drive) for a two week holiday. We’d love to find an experienced nanny to help us out evenings and who might be open to some night nannying. I look forward to chatting further. Kind regards Christine

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

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

CLICK TO APPLY

 

CASUAL HOUSKEEPER

Discovery Holiday Parks Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary

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.

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UBER DRIVER PARTNER

Uber Byron Bay – Part time – flexible hours

Who we are: Help riders get around town by using Uber and get the fares you make each trip paid weekly into your account . Using the Uber app is a great way to earn cash on your schedule. The more you drive, the more you can earn. It’s simple and perfect for those looking for flexibility.

What you need to know: Earn Good Money: The more you drive, the more you earn.; Flexible Schedule: Make your own schedule and drive any time; day or night.; Getting Started is Easy: Signing up is quick & easy!; Get Paid Weekly: Get earnings deposited into your bank account weekly.

Requirements: You’re at least 21 years old; You have a 4-door vehicle; You have held a valid full driver’s licence in your state or territory for at least 12 months; You’re listed as an insured driver for the vehicle you wish to drive; You’re friendly and excited to earn money on your schedule!

Additional Information:

Anyone can drive using Uber. Remember, the best job isn’t a job – it’s driving with Uber! No car? No problem! Check out t.uber.com/marketplaceANZ for vehicle rental, leasing, and financing product offerings designed by third party providers specifically for ridesharing.

CLICK TO APPLY

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Coffee Club! (morning & afternoon) 18 December

Today, we had the last of our weekly Coffee Clubs for the year 2018!

For our morning Coffee Club we met, as usual, outside the student lounge at 11.30am. We had lots of nice coffees, teas and of course – Tim Tams! This week our game of choice was Uno – especially for Annick on her last week! 🙂 It is also Nadia’s last week so we will really miss them for all of our chats and activities.

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Lucky Leo – surrounded by women 🙂

For afternoon Coffee Club, we met in the same place, at 2pm. We again enjoyed some coffees, Tim-Tams and Uno – all while being serenaded by Eric and his renditions of Abba songs!! 🙂 Thanks Eric 😉

This time next week we will all be enjoying Christmas Day and the week after will be New Years Day so our next Coffee Club will be January 8th 2019!! See you then! 🙂

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New Starters! 17 December

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

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Yuka is from Japan. She works as a dental hygienist and also as a textile artist. Her hobbies are walking and sewing. She last studied English twenty years ago so really wants to refresh her knowledge of the language and learn some new vocabulary!

Fernanda is from Brazil and has come here with her fiance Paulo. She loves to travel, go out for dinner and party with friends. She also likes to do sports and relax at the beach. She studied Biology at university but works as a traffic officer. She wants to improve her English so she has more confidence speaking with other nationalities and also to give her more opportunities in life.

Paulo is also from Brazil. He enjoys sporting activities, particularly working out and CrossFit. He also loves to travel and has visited more than 25 countries. He studied International Relations and works for the government as a foreign trade analyst. He chose Australia for his English studies as it is one of his favoruite countries, because of the nice weather and cool vibes!

Nadine is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. Her parents are both farmers and they grow fruit and vegetables, as well as having pigs and cows. In her free time Nadine likes to sew, knit, draw and see friends. She completed a 3 year apprenticeship as  a pastry chef and would next like to go to a hospitality school. For her studies she needs to speak perfect English, so this is what brings her to Lexis for the next 6 months.

Marina is from Madrid, Spain. Her passion is travelling, and she also enjoys reading and watching TV. After completing her studies in Tourism she worked as a receptionist in a boutique hotel in Ibiza. She is now here in Byron Bay to improve her English so she can find a better job when she returns to Spain.

 

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Graduation! 14 December

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

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Eva, from Sweden, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Her time with us has been very short but sweet, and we have loved having her here the past couple of weeks! She was very enthusiastic to learn and always happy to contribute in class discussions. We hope you enjoy your travels around Australia with your daughters!

Karsten, from Germany, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. His time with us has also been very short, just 1 week, after joining us from Lexis Brisbane. He worked well in class and participated actively in group discussions. We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron and managed to do plenty of surfing!

Laura, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Claudia says it has been lovely having her in class, describing her as an enthusiastic, hard working student who was always happy to contribute to class discussions. She was also a very motivated student and should be very proud of all her improvements! Well done on your much deserved A grade Laura!

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Class farewell drinks for Mary, Cecilia, Madoka and Leo

Mary-Sheila, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. She is an extremely diligent and enthusiastic student, which all of her teachers said made her an absolute pleasure to teach! Josie says her positivity and warmth made her a great contribution to the class. Enjoy your travels Mary!

Cecilia, from Spain, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. Josie described her as a positive and friendly student, with a smile and laughter that always brightened up the class atmosphere! We hope you continue to practice your English and wish you all the best for the future!

Madoka, from Japan, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. She had a great attitude to learning and put a lot of effort into her studies. She was always eager and interested to learn and this made her a real asset to the class. All of her hard work paid of with her graduating with a well deserved A!

Leonardo, from Brazil, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having him at Lexis. Leo is a very polite, thoughtful and friendly student. Josie said his outgoing and lively character always helped to lighten the class atmosphere and make everyone laugh. Enjoy your break Leo and we look forward to seeing you again when you start our Business Course!

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Lena, from Germany, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTs class. She is a focused, diligent, hardworking student. Elizabeth appreciated all of her efforts and participation, particularly her pertinent and passionate contributions in class discussions. Good luck for the future Lena, we are sure you will go on to do amazing things!

Andrea, from the Czech Republic, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTs class. She has been a wonderful student; hard working and always friendly. Her English has improved in all areas and she graduates at an Upper Intermediate level with and Advanced in listening. Well done Andrea!

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Ibon at our ‘Make a Bag’ activity

Ibon, from Spain, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been a polite, funny and friendly student. Thanks to his inquisitive nature and participation in activities he has made progress in all areas. We hope you continue to use your new language and wish you the very best for the future!

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Carlos at our soccer match against BBELS

Carlos, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has kept us very entertained during his time at Lexis and we will all miss his bubbly personality when he leaves. He worked extremely well with all his classmates, always bringing great enthusiasm and attitude to class. It has been wonderful to watch his English improve since his first day and he should be very proud of his achievements!

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Armel, from France, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. Serena has loved teaching and says he has become a very important part of the class and Lexis. She is grateful for the laughter and positive attitude he brought to school each day and the whole class will greatly miss him next week! Good luck with finding work in Australia Armel!

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.

THURSDAY NIGHTS WITH THE LEXIS CREW!

An Awesome group of Lexis Legends showing us how to bring in the weekend with a Bang!

First up, Happy Hour, card games and some free dinner, courtesy of Aquarius Backpacker Bar…

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Then on to Cheeky Monkeys from some free drinks, wet t-shirt silliness and dancing into the night!

#Legends!!!

Morning Surf Lesson! 13 December

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Yesterday, we all hit the beach for our surf lesson! It was quite a windy day but there were still plenty waves to catch 🙂 Our lesson was with Let’s Go Surfing and we started out at their shop first, where everyone got their wetsuits. From there, everyone got fitted to the right long board and we headed off to the beach to begin our lesson!

Once everyone was clear on the basic steps, it was time to hit the waves!

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Keep an eye on the Lexis activity calendar to see when we will have our next surf lesson and be sure to sign up at reception! 🙂

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

Dreamcatcher Making! 12 December

On Wednesday we had a delightful morning and afternoon making dreamcatchers!

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I demonstrated first how to make the netting and then assisted the students to do their own (with some needing more assistance than others!)

Using our box of materials, beads, shells and feathers we then decorated our dreamcatchers, with some beautiful results!

Carlos showed us just one of the many things they can now do with their dreamcatcher…

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Previously students have given them as a gift (often to their homestay families!), hung them in their vans before going off traveling, decorated their bags with them, and taken them home as a souvenir of their time in Byron! Or they can use them for their original purpose and simply hang them in their rooms to protect them from bad dreams!

 

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.

Morning Dreamcatcher Making! 12 December

On Wednesday we made everyone’s favourite – Dreamcatchers!

 

We started off with a wire ring, which we had to wrap, using various bits and pieces from our large box of materials, threads, wools and twine.

The next step then was to make the web part of the dreamcatcher. We watched a video and then I showed them in more detail, how to go about making their own. It looks a bit tricky but is surprisingly easy once you get into it. It is also very therapeutic! 🙂

Then it was time to add some embellishments to our webs. We had lots of beautiful bits and bobs – like feathers, beads, shells…

I was very impressed with the final results!

 

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! 14-16 December

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 14
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, 8PM, LUKE MORRIS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM, LEIGH JAMES, 9PM, PINK ZINC
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM MAKO ROAD + SOPHIE OZARD
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM DAN IRWIN
LOCURA, BYRON BAY, 7PM DREEMS JONO MA THOMAS VON PARTY CCOLO AKA MAGIC PIRATE
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, UPSTAIRS 9PM OLE FALCO

SATURDAY 15
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, MARSHALL & THE FRO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SOUTHWALL
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 6PM, DJ LONGTIME, 8PM, MOOD SWING & CHEVY BASS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM JOSH RAWIRI, 7PM BAY FM CHRISTMAS DISCOTHEQUE 80S VERSUS 90S
BYRON THEATRE 6PM BYRON BALLET OPEN DAY CONCERT
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SUNDAY 16
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, ROYCE 5’9, INDIGINOISE, THE VIKING
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAYS N DAZE
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM, LATE FOR WOODSTOCK, 8.30PM, BOO SEEKA & GUESTS
BYRON THEATRE JIM MOGINIE AND THE FAMILY DOG
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM CHEYNNE MURPHY & MARK HAZLETT SUN, SAM BUCKINGHAM, LUKE VASSELLA & SERHIY STRAZHNIK
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12.30PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC, 4PM GREG LYON AND THE HIP OPERATION
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM OOZ
THE FARM, BYRON BAY, 5PM JESSE MORRIS BAND
PARK HOTEL, SUFFOLK PARK, 5PM ROD MURRAY DUO

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 15th:

Mood Swing & Chevy Bass live @ Beach Hotel

Sunday 16th:

Dive or snorkel with turtles at Julian Rocks

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

The Channon Craft Market

Lennox Community Market

The Plateau Market at Alstonville

CINEMA

Friday 14 December

Smallfoot 9:30 am

Saturday 15 December

Smallfoot 10:00 am
Boy Erased 6:45 pm

Sunday 16 December

Smallfoot 10:00 am
Boy Erased 8:45 pm
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.

Lexis Weekend Activities

With the summer in full swing, it’s great to see our Lexis Legends out and about, enjoying some of the best that Australia has to offer!!

From 4×4 driving on the AWESOME Fraser Island, swimming in the pristine waters of Lake Mckenzie…