Photo Challenge Winners!

Wooohooooo! Check out these happy winners!

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First prize for Camila and Josefina! Enjoy Nimbin and Kayaking with Dolphins!

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Hinako and Nami in 2nd place, they both won a ticket to the Aborigunal Dream Time festival next month!

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Ayumi and Gabi will be set for the weekend winning the 3rd prize!

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May in Photos!

WOW and just like that, it is the end of another month.. What a great month it has been! Here is a look back at all of the fun we have had in May!

The wonderful Suzy taught her last yoga class before going on maternity leave. We welcomed our new teacher Jimmy.

Coffee club continued to make us all laugh every Tuesday.

Alejandro was May’s table tennis champion.. Who will it be in June?

I was so impressed by your artistic skills when we painted pot plants.

I always look forward to our afternoons down at the soccer field.. Also I love the support from everyone that comes down to cheer us on! Next month we will claim the trophy back!

Sushi making was fun.. Thanks to Nana and Ai for saving us from a rice disaster!

We had a wonderful Friday afternoon enjoying the sun and hitting the waves on the body boards!

More artistic talent expressed in boomerang painting!

We all had a great boogie for Salsa and Sangria.

Mmmmmmm and that yummy afternoon we had cooking with chocolate and Hongki and Nana’s fantastic cookies.. HAHAHA

And finally all of the amazing weekend activities thanks to Byron Bay Tour Co. and Happy Travels

Cant wait to see what June has in store!

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Creative Photo Challenge! May 30th

Thursday afternoon’s activity was The Photo Scavenger Hunt!

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Students were given the following list of 25 things to snap photos of around Byron Bay. By 4.30pm they were asked to submit their 5 best photos from the list and they would be judged on their creativity, humour and photography skills.

We had some amazing prizes up for grabs thanks to Happy Travels and Byron Bay Tour Company. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes included a kayaking with dolphins tour, a Nimbin trip, 2x tickets to the Aboriginal Dream Time Festival next month and beer & wine.

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We had some amazing entries.. but the top 3 were exceptional!

First prize went to Josefina and Camila!!

I was so impressed how you managed to include multiple things from the list in all of your photos. I love your wigs and hats, you look like you had so much fun!

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A photo of you on a surfboard,  wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo of you on a playground, wearing an outrageous hat!

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay, whilst still wearing an outrageous hat!

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(This one made me laugh.. a lot) A photo of you with a happy Grandpa, who also happens to be a very Australian looking man, admiring a native Australia tree, whilst wearing another outrageous hat!!

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A photo of you under an umbrella, and talking on a public phone, whilst still wearing the outrageous hats!!

Second prize goes to Nami and Hinako!

Your photos are beautiful! Well done girls!

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A photo with a friendly dog

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A photo with you and the most Australian looking man

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A photo of you on a public phone

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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WOW!! A photo of you doing a yoga pose on the beach

Third prize goes to the wonderful Ayumi and Gabi

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A photo with something that represents Byron Bay

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A photo of you enjoying a street performer

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A photo of you admiring some street art

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A photo of you admiring an Australian bird

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A photo of you with a rainbow

 

Special mention to all these other great entires. It was a hard task to judge! Thank you to everyone who got involved. I hope you had as much fun taking the photos as I had receiving them 🙂

 

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June Activity Calendar!

Check out the activities we have planned exclusively for our Lexis students in June!

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

Throughout the month we always have a variety of different activities, with a mix of sports, cooking and craft, so there’s something for everyone!

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We have free Yoga with Jimmy every Monday at 2pm in Room 8.

We continue our Coffee Club on Tuesday’s at 2pm; join me for coffee, Tim Tams, games and conversations!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day 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 on Wednesday morning between 8-8:30am in room 8. (Except for Wednesday 12th, as the class room will be occupied)

We continue our friendly Soccer Match with Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) every second Wednesday at 3:30pm. Meet in front of the school around 3pm and we can all walk down to the soccer field together. Help us claim back the trophy!

We have a couple craft-ernoon activities for you to make something special for a loved one or something you can keep to remember your time here at Lexis. Jewellery Making on Thursday June 6th and  Hand Made Gift Cards on Friday 21st June. Everything will be supplied but you are welcome to bring along your own materials to use if you wish.

On Wednesday 12th June Join Yuka for a very special one off High Intensity Interval Training Pilates Class in room 8. One hour that is sure to get the blood flowing and get you warmed up on a chilly winters afternoon.

On Thursday 13th June come along and try a variety of Aussie food – from lamingtons to vegemite sandwiches. You might just surprise yourself by what you enjoy.

Thursday 14th May we have another Table Tennis Tournament with fantastic prizes for the winner of course!

I am really looking forward to Baking Koala Cupcakes on Thursday 20th and then Making Pizzas the following Thursday 27th. YUMMMMM!

We also have our 1 Hour Surf Lesson for $25 on Wednesday 26th and on the last Friday of the month we will have a hit of backyard cricket and some fun playing Garden Games.

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We also have some INCREDIBLE weekend activities to get involved with thanks to Byron Bay Touring Company and Happy Travels! Make sure you see Dee or Mark to sign up.

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Have a fantastic June everyone!!

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Class trip to the Movies

On Wednesday our Intermediate and FCE class went to Palace Cinema to watch the movie 2040.

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It was about a journey to explore what the planet would look like by the year 2040 while focusing on what is happening now. From the movie we found that there are lots of solutions such as marine permaculture, shared energy, renewable energy, balanced agriculture and female empowerment and education.

We strongly recommend everyone to watch 2040 because it is such a good movie to learn about how we can contribute to a bright future.

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It’s the Weekend! May 31st – June 2nd

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WEATHER

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SURF

SURF REPORT

HAPPY TRAVELS & BYRON BAY TOURING COMPANY

THURSDAY NIGHT:
Student Party Night! Meet at Happy Travels (Byron Bay, New South Wales) at 8pm for free drinks and pizza with heaps of prizes and party games plus a live DJ. Then on to Cheeky Monkeys!
SATURDAY:
Kangaroo National Park tour/ 8am-6pm. If you have not seen a kangaroo yet then sign up for this trip of a lifetime, only $45pp (transport and National Park fees included)… limited spots!! So come see us ASAP to secure a seat on the bus.
SUNDAY:
Byron Craft Markets. FREE! Meet outside Happy Travels at 10am and go as a group to explore the many stalls! Make sure you go with an empty stomach as there are loads of good options there.

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FRIDAY:
EPIC @ Railway Hotel
 Velvet Trip, Iluka, Stoker @ Hotel Great Northern
 4:00pm Steve Tyson @ Fresh
 5:00pm Jock Barnes @ Beach Hotel
 7:00pm Manoa @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Luke Morris @ The Sun
 7:00pm The Paddy Cakes + GOSH @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:30pm Imperfect Worlds – 2019 Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Barefoot @ Beach Hotel
SATURDAY:
 Marshall & The Fro @ Hotel Great Northern
 King Coaste, Visas & Flat bickie @ Hotel Great Northern
 1:00pm All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson – National Theatre Live @ Byron Theatre
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 6:30pm Winter Wildlands Alliance Film Festival – An initiative to get kids outdoors @ Byron Theatre
 7:00pm Warren Earl Band @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Middlewing + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm DJ Reflex @ Beach Hotel
SUNDAY:
 Ben Camden @ Hotel Great Northern
 12:00pm Woodfired Sounds – Live: Sophie Ozard, Nick Cunningham, Matthew Armitage DJ set from Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Jesse Pumphrey @ Byron Bay Brewery
 4:00pm Slim Pickens @ Fresh
 4:30pm Goodrich @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm James Scott @ The Sun
 8:00pm DJ Pixhit @ Beach Hotel

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Brunswick Heads Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

CINEMA

Palace cinema

FRIDAY:

SATURDAY:

SUNDAY:

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12:00 pm

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SATURDAY:
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SUNDAY:

11:00 am
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Job Hunting Tips from our Lexis Students!

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We recently spoke with six of our students here at Lexis Byron Bay, to ask them a few questions about their part-time jobs. We found out where they work, what they like about their jobs and working in Byron and also, what their dream jobs would be…

Arriving in a new place, meeting new people, starting school as well as having to find a job can be difficult! Thanks to these students, we have some tips for our current and future students, to help with the headache of finding a job. Thanks to Judith, Leo, Ania, Maria, Pedro and Lucas for the tips and positive vibes! 😉

WAS IT HARD TO FIND YOUR JOB AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET IT?

  • No, it wasn’t too hard! Byron is small but you have lots of options for work. Everybody always finds a job! It really helps to be positive and focused.
  • It wasn’t too easy! I spent many weeks searching and bringing my CV to every store and restaurant.
  • When I arrived in Byron it was tricky to find a job as it was Winter season here, so a bit quiet, but I didn’t give up! I went to many places and gave in my CV and after a few weeks, got my job!
  • No, it wasn’t hard to find a job! My friend told me she was leaving her job at Orgasmic Falafel and asked if I would like to take over. This was the same for another job a few months ago, my friend was leaving his position at an Italian restaurant in town. I also got some cleaning work at my accommodation after suggesting some ways to make the public spaces better and cleaner for everyone. As I am a long term student here, I was also approached about some cleaning work here in Lexis.
  • I found a job on my first week in Byron! I recommend making a CV that is very personal to you – what do you know? What experience do you have? What are your strong points?
  • It took me about 15 days to find my job. I went around to all shops, bars and restaurants asking for the manager and handing them my CV personally.

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WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER STUDENTS LOOKING FOR WORK?

  • Be patient! It will all work out ok!
  • If you put in the effort and are persistent, you will find your job! Ask to speak with the manager where possible.
  • Keep in touch with people and tell everyone you are looking for a job. There are so many people coming and going so you can take their jobs as they leave.
  • Never give up! and try speak with the manager.
  • Make your CV interesting and personal to you. Show them why they should hire YOU! 😀

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Don’t forget to check our blog every Wednesday for a list of the latest jobs advertised online for Byron! 🙂

 

Missed out on our first jobs blog? See it here 😉

 

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Jobs! May 29th

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If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 2-3pm in room 8 then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

Recreation Activities Officer, Patrick Bugden VC Gardens – Casual

RSL Lifecare Suffolk Park NSW

Casual/Temporary

RSL LifeCare have an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and vibrant person interested in joining our recreation team at Patrick Bugden VC Gardens.

You will ideally have a certificate in Leisure and Lifestyle and some experience working with older people. In addition to this we require for you to have a positive attitude, lots of energy and intermediate computer skills.

We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference to the quality of life of our residents, is innovative, creative and prepared to create personalised programs to enhance physical and cognitive activity.

We offer a positive, creative and supportive environment.

Essential:

  • Empathetic, positive and caring attitude to the elderly
  • Experience in planning activities and events
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Current drivers licence
  • First aid certificate preferred

Desirable:

  • Cert IV Leisure and Lifestyle

CLICK TO APPLY

Housekeeping Needed In Ballina

I need someone for general cleaning / housekeeping. You should have some experience and live near Ballina 2478. Your responsibilities will include Floor cleaning and Laundry. Please apply if you think you’d be a good match for our family.

Au Pair Required

We are currently looking for an au pair to become part of our family. Our ideal au pair would love working with children and want to experience life in Ballina. Please send us a message if you are interested. Best wishes, Jasmine. Please apply if you think you’d be a good match for our family.

Pilates Instructor

Live near the beaches of Byron Bay and Lennox Head and enjoy the beautiful hinterland communities and nature. Create a great life/work balance.We are a boutique Pilates studio in the Northern Rivers looking to expand. Join other professional Pilates teachers and physiotherapists in our friendly, community based studio. You’ll need to be able to teach a variety of classes including Privates, duets, mat and reformer. Ideally this position is for someone with experience/knowledge in anatomy and physiology and able to adapt to different levels from beginner to advanced. A background in physiotherapy, osteopathy or rehab is ideal but not necessary.

The successful applicant will be able to choose from 1-4 days work per week or 8-25 hours. Pay negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

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BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPIST – BYRON BAY

Beautiful Byron Bay, one of the most popular places in Australia.

Amazing beaches, magical hinterland and a highly sought after lifestyle.

If you are seeking a wonderful working environment not enclosed indoors, the sounds of Bali await right here in Byron Bay.

Buddha Gardens Day Spa, a well established Spa, our therapists consistently receive

wonderful praise and now an opportunity exists to join our exceptional team.

The successful applicant will

Be a qualified Beauty or Massage Therapist

Flexible, professional and happy attitude essential

Outstanding customer service skills

Reception Skills an advantage but can be taught to the right candidate

Proven track record for retail selling

Strong work commitment

Have a warm, friendly and nurturing personality

Excellent presentation

Be able to take direction and use initiative

Applications must have excellent communication skills

We are the only Day Spa in Byron Bay that has tropical gardens, heated plunge pool and sauna.

Come join our fabulous team!

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Vibrant young person required

Hey, my name is Sarah.

I have Cerebral Palsy and use a wheelchair to get around. I love going on road trips to Byron Bay and other places and meeting people from around the world. Some people might call me a crazy hippie.

I’m looking for lifestyle assistants who can help me live my life to the max. If you’re a chilled out adventurous younger person with a great sense of humour this might be you!

No prior experience needed I’m just looking for the right person for me.

You need to have:
– manual driving licence
– first aid ( or ability to obtain)
– Police check (or ability to obtain)

CLICK TO APPLY

Byron Bay Organic Farm Woofing Opportunity

How would you like a working holiday in Byron Bay? Byron Bay Organics is based on a boutique certified organic farm in the pristine hinterlands near the quaint heritage village of Bangalow, just 15 mins from the world famous holiday and surfing beach of Byron Bay. We grow certified organic ginger, turmeric and garlic. We have a beautiful farm worker village comprising 5 funky rustic caravans, around a central kitchen, set amidst rainforest, with firepit, wood-fired pizza oven and gardens, with a great communal atmosphere. Our next planting period is in Spring and meanwhile we are seeking three energetic and honest woofers to maintain the farm worker village over the winter period. Duties include, weeding, brushcutting and general farm maintenance, feeding chooks and working in the vegetable garden. We offer free accommodation, free wi-fi, (electricity, gas and water included) in exchange for 10 hours work each (minimum stay 2 weeks, food not included). Your own transport preferred, but not essential. Please call Marie on (02) 6687 1594. Visit our website at http://www.byronbayorganics.com.au

Personal/Production Assistant

In search of a P.A for our onscreen talent. Bubbly personality and a bit of sparkle essential! JOB ROLL + Support our talent on set with Coffee, Energy and High Vibes + Cue Cards, Timers and Music Operate a clapper board + Communicate daily shoot schedule to our film team + Eye for detail + Clear communication, typing and email skills + Makeup and Hair skills advantages This is a full time roll from now until September, with potential for future and ongoing work. Must be available for a minimum of 4 days a week (Monday – Friday) Hours will vary but will be similar to 8am – 3pm or 10 – 5pm. Opportunity for growth and development throughout the business for the right fit. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team/family of high energy, fun, creative, slightly crazy, yet highly professional people. 🙂 We are a health, fitness and lifestyle company launching an online platform, and will be shooting in our purpose built film studio in the Byron Bay industrial estate. Our ideal candidate will be trust worthy, confident, fun and able to connect with Naz our trainer. PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL with a cover letter and resume to info@re-dux.com Thank you Raffaella Dice Director, Production & Media http://www.re-dux.com

Experienced Barista/Cashier Lennox Head near Byron Bay NO NIGHTS

FreewaveSushi & Burgers is a busy takeaway shop in Lennox Head near Byronbay.

We are seeking an experienced Barista / Cashier for approx 15-20 hours a week, with potential for more hours in time. This will be a long term position.

Duties include:

·Making hot drinks to a high standard

·Taking customer orders using a computerised till system.

·Cash handling

·General cleaning

·Food prep and assisting the chef during busy times

The right applicant will:

·Have strong coffee skills and experience , maintaining highstandards

·Have a bright demeanour and strong customer service skills tomaintain our important customer relationships

·Have a valid working visa.

·Be available weekends as we operate 7 days a week.

Be well presented

We will provide:

·Consistent working hours

·Long term employment

·Award pay rates with all applicable penalties

 

CLICK TO APPLY

Casual Receptionist – Cherry Street Sports Club

About the business

Cherry Street Sports Club located in beautiful Ballina has been newly renovated and our business is expanding fast. We promote a positive team environment whilst giving our members and guests the best customer service.

About the role

Our ideal candidate will have exceptional communication and multitasking skills as they will be required to greet and sign in members and guests upon entrance, take queries via phone and email and also perform some marketing duties.

Benefits and perks

Cherry Street Sports promotes ongoing training and support to help you grow your career. This position has the potential for part time employment for the right applicant. Our EA Agreement also has other benefits above the award for long term employees.

Skills and experience

As you will be the first face our members and guests are greeted with, a friendly personality, attention to detail and multitasking will be a must.

The ideal candidate:

*Must be available nights, weekends and public holidays

*Hold a current RSA certification and be able to deal with conflict situations

*Have exceptional customer service and communication skills

*Be able to handle queries and complaints via phone, email and general correspondence

* Have professional presentation and grooming

*Publisher, word and excel experience will be highly regarded

*Marketing and/or club or hotel experience highly regarded

CLICK TO APPLY

Labourer/Trades Assistant – Metal Fabrication

BDR Stainless is currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Trade Assist/Labourer to join our  Metal Fabrication/Installation team on-site in Lismore for approx. 16 weeks with the possibility of an extension or continuous work after the initial completion of the first phase.

To be successful you will need to have:

  • Metal Fabrication, Workshop and or Installation experience (preferred)
  • Must have or capable of attaining Construction Card
  • Forklift Licence (Preferred)
  • EWP and Working at Height tickets (Preferred)
  • Must have a valid Drivers Licence (manual)
  • Safety conscious in any work conditions and a good understanding of OHS
  • Have good communication skills
  • Able to problem solve, have sound logic, practicality and common sense

If this sounds like you and your looking to join a great team apply by forwarding a current copy of your resume immediately to john.edge@bdrstainless.com.au.

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CHILDCARE EDUCATORS/ ASSISTANTS WANTED *BYRON BAY*

  1. We are looking for someone with experience in the childcare industry,
  2. Has a qualification of at least a certificate 3 or higher,
  3. Flexible shift times between 7am-6pm.

CLICK TO APPLY

Exprienced Barista Barperson

TARGA Byron Bay has a position vacant for an all round hospitality worker with 3-4 yearsof coffee making experience.

4 morning shifts are available approx 5 hours each to begin, increasing after winter period.

Job description includes opening cafe, greeting guests, some table waiting and general cold drink and coffee making, cleaning, organising and re-stocking bar

Must hold a NSW RSA as some alcohol service and cocktail making required

Please only apply if you:

*have full day-time availability

*hold a NSW RSA

* have 3-4 years coffee making experience and can consistently make excellent coffee during busy periods

*are willing to help in other areas of service as required

*can work autonomously and posses a bright and friendly demeanour

CLICK TO APPLY

Food & Beverage Attendant

The Point Bar & Restaurant Ballina NSW

Casual/Temporary

We are looking for more vibrant and hard working casuals to join the team.   This exciting job offer may lead to further opportunities within the business. The successful applicants should have a high work ethic, attention to detail, be a team player, current RSA, willingness to learn, time management skills and excellent customer service skills.BARISTA skills/experience will be highly regarded.
Must be available AM/PM and weekends.

Enhance your knowledge base and become a part of the team.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

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New Starters! May 27th

Welcome to our 2 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Jina is from Korea. She lives in Ballina and works at the sushi shop in the shopping center. She studied cooking in Korea and has catered for weddings and big events. When she was 8 years old she came to Australia with her family and had a great time, this is the reason she wanted to come back. Jina wants to improve her English so she can communicate with people from all over the world.

Nathalia is from Brazil. She enjoys playing tennis and watching movies. She decided to study in Australia because she loves this country and the beautiful nature. She is lucky to  have a friend who has been living here for 6 years, so while she is in Byron Bay she is staying with her. She hopes to improve her English before she reruns to Brazil to continue her studies.

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Cape Byron Kayak with Dolphins

Hey Lexis Legends

This weekend some of the students went in search of Dolphins with Cape Byron Kayaks….

The trip started off with kayak lessons and safety training…

 The students set off on their Kayaks, cruising along the coastline of Byron Bay…..

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and this is what they saw …

Turtles and Dolphins .. Spectacular

Loads of chill time out there haha !! Not much paddling guys LOL!! 😉

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Simon enjoying the famous Australian Tim Tam 😉

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A big thank you to Cape Byron Kayaks for this awesome experience and for the amazing photos.

Graduation! 24th May

Congratulations and farewell to our two lovely students graduating Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Talita, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. What a journey you have had here at Lexis. You’ve come such a long way and you should be very proud of what you have achieved. It is very sad to say farewell but we know exciting times are ahead for you. From everyone at Lexis, we wish you well and we are all going to miss you!

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Enrique, from Norway, graduates from, Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been wonderful having you as a student here at Lexis. It is always a pleasure to have a conversation with you and we will all miss your happy face. Enjoy your trip to Bali, please come back and visit us.

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Ana Carolina, from … , graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. You’re such a kind and enthusiastic person, you have been amazing at encouraging other students and we will all miss you around here. We wish you all the very best for your future, please keep in contact <3

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Simon, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been fantastic having you at Lexis. With your hard work and diligence you have improved your English in all areas and you should be very proud.  We will miss your quick wit and participation in all activities. Enjoy your time now travelling. All the best.

Rafael, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle’s Upper intermediate class. We will all miss your charisma and your bleached beard! You are such an easy-going, friendly student and you should be proud of how much your English has improved in all areas. Take care, and all the very best.

Charlotte, from France, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been amazing to have your participation in class and in all activities. You have been such a diligent and focused student and we have seen your English and particularly your grammar improve, you should be very proud of yourself! All the best for your future.

Lisa, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. We hope you enjoyed your time here at Lexis, it has been great watching you progress. You are a dedicated student and always show enthusiasm in your learning pathways! Enjoy the rest of your travels around Australia and take care.

Tommaso, from Italy, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. Your friendly personality and great sense of humour will be missed here at Lexis. You have worked well in class over the past four weeks and as a result you have really improved in all areas of English. Enjoy your time in New Zealand, stay warm.

Jvana, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. You have been a wonderful student and a really lovely person to get to know. You have come along way during your time here at Lexis and you should be proud of how much you have improved. Thank you for all your hard work. You will be missed, especially by Lexis soccer team. Enjoy the rest of your travels around Australia, all the best.

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Ainhoa on her first day

Ainhoa, from Spain graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Your hard work and enthusiasm to class has really paid off and you should be proud of how much your English has improved. All the best with your future enjoy your holiday 🙂

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Cooking with Chocolate! May 23rd

Yesterday afternoon we all managed to give ourselves a belly ache by over indulging on the chocolate treats that we created.

We started off by making chocolate brownies following this simple recipe:

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain flour

Recipe

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir in sugar, cocoa, vanilla and salt.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Quickly whisk in eggs.
  • Fold through sifted flour.
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 18 x 28cm slab tin.
  • Bake at 170C for 25-30 minutes.
  • The mixture will seem soft but will harden on cooling.
  • Allow to cool in tin before removing.
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Tallita enjoying cleaning up, a little bit too much.

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We also decided to give chocolate chip biscuits a go. All was going well..

Until it was time to take them out of the oven..

Something had gone slightly wrong and we had managed to create one giant cookie pancake.. HAHAHA!

Luckily it still tasted delicious and we all managed to laugh at our epic fail.

With the left over chocolate, we made MORE chocolate biscuits that we shared with everyone in the student kitchen.

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What an absolutely delicious afternoon. I hope you have all recovered from the belly aches and sugar highs!

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.

Re-match Soccer Game against BBELS! May 22nd

Yesterday afternoon we had our highly anticipated re-match against BBELS.

When we played last time it was a disappointing loss for Lexis. After a close game, BBELS scored the winning goal in the final 5 minute tiebreaker.

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Enrique was our designated captain for yesterdays game. He took it upon himself to get us motivated by practicing a New Zealand haka. The haka is a type of ancient Māori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace. You will often see New Zealand sports team perform a haka before a game.

Great enthusiasm from the students! I had stitches from laughing so hard!

The students had some warm up exercises before the match started and lucky for us we also had the loudest support crew!

With all of our shouting we managed to attract a new friend.. The adorable Cookie!!