Happy Student – Renata!

Renata, aged 25, is from Brazil. For most of her life she lived in São Paulo, where she completed her degree in Marketing and also worked in an advertising agency for a couple of years. Despite loving her job, she was very tired of her life always being centered around work, so she decided to accomplish an old dream of living in Australia, not only to improve her English but also to change her lifestyle. She has now been living in Byron for 6 months and says she still catches herself impressed by the beauty that surrounds her and couldn’t be more thankful.

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It has been an absolute joy having Renata study here at Lexis Byron with us; she is always smiling, positive and friendly. She is also a hard working student, who has studied for 12 weeks in our General English classes as well as a further 12 weeks completing our Cambridge First course! She took a little break to explore some more of Australia and is now back doing our Business course for the next 30 weeks!

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Renata, classmates and teacher Claudia at her General English graduation!

I have personally loved getting to know Renata, as have her fellow students and teachers, and am always happy to see her at the out of class activities! In her time here at Lexis she has participated in many of these, including skateboarding, cooking classes, tie dye, pizza & games, and plenty of coffee clubs!

 

Being the lovely person that she is, Renata kindly agreed to take the time to answer some questions about her time studying at Lexis and living in Byron Bay!

–       Why did you choose Byron Bay?

When I decided to live abroad, I knew that I wanted to come to Australia but I would like to live in a city which could provide me a life that wasn’t possible to have in São Paulo, such as stay closer to nature, enjoy a morning life, no traffic around and, overall have a quieter and relaxing life. Here I can get around the whole town by bike, and since we are close to nature I also get motivated to be healthier and practice sports. However, the most important thing is that you don’t live under the impression that life is passing you by. Even working and studying, I still have time to enjoy my life and take care of me.

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–       What were your weaknesses in English before you came to Australia?

First of all, I didn’t have much practice as I only had classes twice a week, for 1 hour and 40 minutes each. I also didn’t learn any idioms and nearly nothing of phrasal verbs, which is essential for being able to speak as a native.

 

–       Tell me about your teachers and your classes…

My teacher Paul was by far the best one I’ve ever had. I did the Cambridge Course which was also the best choice that I’ve made in my program. It has helped me a lot to fix my mistakes, especially my lack on grammar. The classes were very dynamic, we worked very hard to improve all the skills: speaking, writing, use of English and reading. In spite of that, we always had time to have some fun too.

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Renata at her Cambridge graduation with teacher Paul!

 

–       What was your favourite activity?

Cooking activities were my favorite ones because it was an opportunity to taste something that you’ve never had before. At the end, we always had good food.

 

–       Tell me about your accommodation (homestay arranged by Lexis)…

I was really lucky to stay in such a good homestay. My family was made up of a couple, two kids, a dog and a cat. They were really kind and supportive, which made me feel like I was at home. The dinner was always something different, always delicious though. They had a cute daily habit to share during the dinner the best part of their day which for me was nice because we always had something to talk about, besides the beautiful practice of learning to be thankful every single day.

 

–       What are your favorite things to do in Byron?

Going to the beach (you never get sick of it), having a coffee at some cute Café (there are heaps of them), cycling around Byron, and last but not least, doing yoga. This one is definitely my favorite one. (Renata regularly attended our free yoga classes at the school on Mondays!)

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–       What is your most magical moment in Byron?

I’m not sure if I had a magical moment but lots of magical experiences. Just waking up every day and going to school and work by bike it’s already a magical moment to me. It doesn’t need to be something unique to be special. My routine is magical.

 

–       What is your advice for people who are thinking about enrolling at Lexis Byron Bay?

Go for it!

 

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Its the weekend !! 1st- 3rd December

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Weather 

weather 29th

Surf

surf 29th

 

Gigs

 

Friday 1st December

 GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON TAY OSKEE
THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM GOODRICH
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM THIS IS LIVING
BYRON THEATRE MULLUMBIMBY’S MAGIC
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM DJ KYLE WALKER 9.30PM BIGGY P

WOODY’S SURF SHACK,BYRON 9PM LIVE MUSIC BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM CHEYNNE MURPHY

PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM YOYO TUKI

Saturday 2nd December

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON 9PM CROCODYLUS,
THE RAILS, BYRON 7PM SWAMPS RUMINATORS, ISRAELI CHICKS, LIQUID FACE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM BLUE CHILD COLLECTIVE
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM CHEYNNE MURPHY
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET SUNDAY 9AM TIM STOKES & THE COASTAL FOLK, RAKU O’GAIA, MARKHEAZLETT AND MARK RIDOUT & THE RHYTHM
BYRON THEATRE 1PM YERMA, 7PM HEROIN TOWN
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM – 3AM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM OOZ
THE SUN, BYRON OOZ

WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ NERY

PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 6.30PM ADAM HARPA

Sunday 3rd December 

RAILS HOTEL BYRON 2PM WRITERS AT THE RAILS W
PETER WILLEY 7PM JAX HASE
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 4.30PM SUPERCHEEZE
MIDDLE PUB, MULLUMBIMBY 3PM JAM
POINCIANA, MULLUMBIMBY 11AM SUNDAZE WITH RESIDENT DJ
LENNOX HOTEL 2.30PM JOSH LEE HAMILTON 5,30

MARKETS

Friday

Mullum Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Night Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Sunday

Nimbin Markets

 

Friday 1st Dec

Suburbicon2:00pm
Three Summers4:00pm
Loving Vincent6:00pm
THOR: RAGNAROK8:00pm

Saturday 2nd Dec

Three Summers12:00pm
Loving Vincent2:00pm
Daddy’s Home 24:00pm
Suburbicon6:00pm
Loving Vincent8:00pm

Sunday 3rd Dec

Loving Vincent12:00pm
Daddy’s Home 22:00pm
Three Summers4:00pm
Loving Vincent6:00pm
Blade Runner 20498:00pm

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Jobs Jobs Jobs !! 29th November

HOSPITALITY / CHEF

Waitress

CHEF / BARISTA/ KITCHENHAND
CASUAL POSITIONS
Applicants need to be
enthusiastic, hardworking and available for weekend work.
Email your cover letter and CV
empiremullum@gmail.com

SEEKING FULL TIME & CASUAL CHEFS
St. Elmo Restaurant in Byron Bay are looking
to hire a full time Chef de Partie, as well as casual
chefs.
Applicants must have relevant experience, be
passionate about cooking, be a team player and
have a good work ethic. If interested, please email
your CV and contact details through to chef@stelmodining.com

EXPERIENCED BREAKFAST COOK

for busy cafe at Brunswick Heads. Min 20
hours includes weekends. Send resume
theterracecafebruns@gmail.com

EXPERIENCED CHEF/COOK

very busy Bangalow restaurant. Must be avail
weekends & nights. Long-term position.
Phone Jen 0438574714

Looking for an experienced restaurant manager

Busy Byron restaurant & bar.

Min. of 2 years management exp in a 100 pax of more venue.

Must be competent cocktail maker, a great server & understand how to manage a fast paced venue. Must have created internal systems & be able to demonstrate management of them. Must have experience of running large functions, managing bookings and managing a dynamic roster. Must understand banking, cashiering & till systems.

Great communication skills both written and verbal are important as is diplomacy & ability to work within a team.

CLICK TO APPLY 

Senior Kitchen Worker or Supervisor

We are making Kale Chips, and other extremely healthy (and tasty) snacks.
Our goal is to make healthy food tasty and vice versa and thus to inspire people to follow healthier lifestyle.
We are looking for senior kitchen worker or kitchen supervisor who will be able to learn our process and methodology, and be responsible for preparing batches of our healthy products.

Attention to details is vital. We care about the details and so should you, if you decide to join us.

Details:

— Part time permanent position
— 3-4 days per week, 7-8 hours a day.
— If you like healthy food and have any managing experience, but don’t have formal cooking experience, that’s ok.— We are located in Byron Arts & Industry Estate.— It is really important to work fast and stay focused
— Ability to not get bored and stay concentrated while doing monotonous work is important.
Please send a short story about yourself and your experience with healthy food and your CV to: olga@extraordinaryfoods.com.au

CLICK TO APPLY 

Experienced Cook/Chef

Experienced cook/chef

Busy Byron Bay venue

$55k FT perm job

Must have grill/pass/prep exp

min 2 yrs commercial experience

weekend/nights

happy, reliable, good English

email resume to: katerina@missmargarita.com.au

CLICK TO APPLY 

Chef

AJ – The Hideout Cafe – Byron Bay NSW

FULL TIME CHEF REQUIRED

The Hideout Cafe in Byron Bay is looking for a full time chef to join our team.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 2 years experience in a busy kitchen environment.

Must be experienced in breakfast and lunch menu.

Attractive hourly rates plus Superannuation depending on experience.

As part of the team, you will have daily meals, juice and coffee included.

Come in for a chat if you live locally or

Please send your resume to barikzai@hotmail.com

Or call 0413734350

 

CHEFS

Elements of Byron

Casual/Temporary

We are looking for talented and experienced Chefs to display their passion in a world-class resort which has become a destination in Byron Bay since opening in 2016. With the recent addition of 100 new villas, our dining and beverage facilities have also expanded to meet the demand. It’s an exciting time to join our kitchen team.

Elements of Byron offers a high quality dining experience with a strong emphasis on fabulous, fresh produce from the local area. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest equipment in a modern kitchen where we offer career progression and great training.

CLICK TO APPLY 

CLEANING 

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Cleaning 

The owners of a local business working between Bungalow and Byron.
Duties include house cleaning, laundry, general house maintenance, cooking, running errands & calendar management. Must have had prior experience in a similar role.
Experience preparing organic and vegetarian meals a bonus. Must have a car and licence. Send CV to: kendall@fashioncollective.net.au 4hrs a day x 5 days a week.
$25-30ph.

 

 

EVERYTHING ELSE

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Office Administration

Energy & Communication –

Energy and Communication are seeking a new Office Administrator

Energy and Communication are currently seeking an experienced office administrator who is used to the day to day life of a busy office environment. We are a medium sized renewable energy company who operate out of Byron Bay and Newcastle who construct solar installations all over Australia. Through years of experience in the electrical and renewable energy sector we have grown to 50 staff in 3 years and now manage 2 offices/warehouses with plans to open a third very soon.

Experience Required

  • Telephone and Customer Service skills
  • Scheduling
  • Computer Skills (google sheets, google calender, excel, word)
  • Organising Employees and Contractors

 

For the fastest response please email Quinton at quinton@energyandcommunication.com

Only successful applicant’s will be contacted.

CLICK TO APPLY

Warehouse Store person – Horizon Foods 

Warehouse / Store person/ MR Driver Full Time

Byron Bays leading Wholefoods Wholesale Distributor est 24 years, requires an experienced warehouse leader;

  • Mon -Fri 7:30am to 4:30pm
  • Receiving, checking and storage of stock
  • Co ordinating stock picking schedules
  • Stock control
  • Strong Work Ethic / Team Player
  • Physically fit
  • Flexible with duties
  • Attention to detail
  • Work well in a small team
  • LF Forklift license is a MUST!
  • Preference to have MR truck license for occasional delivery

Be part of our growing company and secure yourself a long term position in Byron Bay.

CLICK TO APPLY 

Leisure Travel Consultant / Customer Service – TripADeal

With a rapidly expanding Flights Team, PhoneAFlight (a sister company of TripADeal) is seeking an experienced Leisure Travel Consultant to handle phone, email and face-to-face enquiries, quickly finding the lowest available airfares for our clients and creating customised packages as required.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years experience working with a GDS, preferably Sabre. A comprehensive understanding of fares, GDS search methods, ticketing requirements, airline scheduling and flight routes is essential.

This is a full time position. Offering a competitive salary and great company culture. Not to mention the FREE gym membership and discounted travel opportunities.

CLICK TO APPLY 

Sales Consultant

Harcourts Northern Rivers –

Opportunities for Experienced Sales Agents

to join the most progressive agency in the Northern Rivers.

Most prominent Locations in both Ballina & Byron Bay.

Take your career to the next level!

Call Steve Leslie 0413 833 077

steve.leslie@harcourts.com.au

 

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Healing Centre in Byron is seeking experienced female
massage therapist part-time. 0449772166

CARER NEEDED URGENTLY

suit Jobsearch recipient. Cent’link Carer

Pension/Paym’t. jatara@hotmail.com.au

 

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

 

 

A snap shot of Novembers Breakfast clubs!

Its been a tasty month of delicious Breakfasts Clubs for our afternoon students.

From fresh healthy smoothies to local cheese and bread, we have had the best mornings full of yummy food and great conversations.

Today I thought I would put together some snaps of our mornings  shared together.

 

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Smoothie making is one of my favorite activities, experimenting with different combinations of fruit and inventing our own smoothies! Some of the students named their smoothies  and then voted for their favorite one.

Thank you for all the students who come into school early for the morning activities.

Its always lovely to hang out with you guys relaxing, eating yummy food, having great conversations and finding out all about your countries and life!

 

Keep an eye out for Decembers calendar to see what activities we have in store for you next month!

 

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Jobs 22nd November!

Hospitality 

Waitress

 

Food and Beverage Supervisor – Breakfast

Elements of Byron is looking for a Food & Beverage Professional to join our team and work in a world-class resort environment. Our recent expansion to 193 private villas, set amongst beautiful grounds with beach frontage, means we are entering a new and exciting stage.

THE POSITION

The role will suit a ‘morning person’ who can manage our breakfast service utilising their previous experience to supervise a team and deliver an exceptional dining experience. This is an opportunity to achieve success through your passion for food and innovation in Graze – our a la carte and buffet breakfast venue.

CLICK TO APPLY 

FULL TIME CHEF REQUIRED

The Hideout Cafe in Byron Bay is looking for a full time chef to join our team.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 2 years experience in a busy kitchen environment.

Must be experienced in breakfast and lunch menu.

Attractive hourly rates plus Superannuation depending on experience.

As part of the team, you will have daily meals, juice and coffee included.

Come in for a chat if you live locally or

Please send your resume to barikzai@hotmail.com

Or call 0413734350

CLICK TO APPLY 

Chef

AJ – The Hideout Cafe – Byron Bay NSW

FULL TIME CHEF REQUIRED

The Hideout Cafe in Byron Bay is looking for a full time chef to join our team.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 2 years experience in a busy kitchen environment.

Must be experienced in breakfast and lunch menu.

Attractive hourly rates plus Superannuation depending on experience.

As part of the team, you will have daily meals, juice and coffee included.

Come in for a chat if you live locally or

Please send your resume to barikzai@hotmail.com

Or call 0413734350

Cook

A suitably qualified cook is sought for our client’s boutique café that also caters for wedding functions and other special occasions.

The role involves, but is not limited to:

*Preparing menus and lists of produce required to meet daily demands;

*Ensuring consistent quality of all foodstuffs;

*Using food preparation tools, including ovens, grills and other cooking equipment and ensuring all equipment is clean and safe to use;

*Preparing and cooking food including regulating seasoning;

*Portioning, plating and garnishing food for service;

*Storing food in accordance with safe food storage practices;

*Preparing foods that meet special dietary requirements; and

*Working with self-direction as part of a tight kitchen team.

The ideal candidate will possess:

*At least two years of previous employment in a similar role;

*A clear understanding of Occupational Health and Safety practices;

*Sound organisational and communication skills; and

*Certificate III in Commercial Cookery or equivalent minimum qualification.

This position is being offered as permanent full-time with a market rate salary.

 

CLICK TO APPLY 

BLUE OLIVE DELI

Busy Byron cafe seeks hard-working deli assistant with
barista skills. 25 hours pw, long-term
position. Apply in person with resume

VEGETARIAN COOK

Crystal Castle has opening for vegetarian cook with
fl air. Min 3yrs exp in commercial kitchen
environment. Offering 3-4 days per week
casual. Exp in sugar free and GF methods
an advantage. Email resume & cover
letter to: videha@crystalcastle.com.au

CASUAL CHEF REQUIRED AT THE TOP SHOP

25-30 hours per week.
Applications close
Sunday 26th November.
Please forward
resumes to:
holly@techpantry.com.au

QUALIFIED CHEF MINIMUM 4 YEARS EXP
Want to join the Bayleaf crew then now is your chance.
We are looking for a qualifi ed chef to join our fast paced,
high volume cafe. We are seeking someone energetic who
can provide creativity and an awesome attitude while working
alongside our diligent team. We are offering great hours,
however you must be flexible and willing to work weekends.

If you’re someone who ticks these boxes, and are interested
in joining our conscientious workplace please send your CV
to jessehamilton89@gmail.com

 

Cleaning Jobs

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High end cleaner required

We are looking for a well presented cleaner to join our team in maintaining some of Byron’s high end properties. Qualities that are welcome would be flexibility, a team player, have attention to detail and willing to work during peak periods and Saturdays.

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you !

Please contact Chrissy on 0402 170… or Helene on 0412 139…

 

CLEANER full & p-time for residential & commercial cleaning.

Must have cleaning
exp, attention to detail, be reliable, good
communication skills, own car. Email to:
info@byronbaydoneanddusted.com

CONTRACT CLEANER WANTED
Byron Bay SLSC for approx. 7hrs pw.
adminbbslsc@byronbaysurfclub.org for
details. Applications close 1 Dec

 

 

Everything Else 

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Production Worker

There is a casual position open for the right person to join the dynamic, friendly team in our Byron Bay Bakehouse

A successful candidate would help in all aspects of creating our delicious products including blending, baking, packing, machinery operation, quality checks, weighing ingredients. problem solving, cleaning and everything in between.
We proudly make the highest quality Macadamia products for our award winning range, from Muesli’s, to Porrij, to Muesli Bars and delectable nut mixes.
We are looking for people who want to be involved – to become a part of our extended family, not just clock in and clock out.

CLICK TO APPLY 

Gardening work.

2 or 3 days work available starting 27/11 – pruning, spreading mulch, etc in private garden at Clunes. $25p/h. Can pick up/deliver you if necessary and can offer free luxury accommodation.

CLICK TO APPLY 

Multi Skilled Outdoor Worker (6 positions)

Position – Multi Skilled Outdoor Worker (6 positions)
Term – Perm F/T
Salary – 45K to $52K per annum
Enquiries – Malcolm Robertson 02 6685 …
Closing Date – 9am 4 December 2017

Farm stay

We have a 35acre property in a spectacular valley with a flowing creek, a dam, a natural spring and beautiful rainforest.

We are located 10min from isolated surf, 15min from Brunswick Heads, 25min from Byron bay and half an hour from Coolangatta.

We are a happy, down to earth, well travelled family with three cattle dogs, and an abundance of wildlife all around us.

We are looking for helping hands on our farm with everything from general maintenance painting/renovating etc.), gardening, landscaping, fencing….You name it, we have it to do! We could also be interested in an Au pair.

We are looking for people travelling in their own van/campervan/caravan or campers etc. We do not offer paid work as such but will provide meals and a van/campervan/caravan or campsite site in exchange for work.

All details will be discussed upon application depending on different circumstances.

CLICK TO APPLY 

 

BEAUTY THERAPIST

Beauty Therapist – GUARANTEED HOURS OR CASUAL POSITION – 100% flexible work to suit you. Ripple is a national mobile massage and beauty company and we are busy and expanding our teams. A fantastic opportunity now exists as a Beauty Therapist. Successful applicants will possess the following – Minimum Certificate IV, exceptional customer service skills, some weekend availability, professional and 100% reliable, passionate about their work. Position involves massage therapy, beauty therapy and customer service. If you would like to join our vibrant team and work for Australia’s premier mobile service please apply now and email your resume to info@ripplemassage.com.au

CLICK TO APPLY 

The Position

Strong time management and communication skills

Able to supervise a small busy kitchen

Strong team player

Take pride in an ever growing business

Maintain strict hygiene and safety procedures

Must be able to take control of the kitchen in the Head Chefs absence and maintain high quality standards. The applicant must be of good humour, safe, sound, tidy and creative.

CLICK TO APPLY

CASUAL SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR
required at Brunswick Hds. Babies
to adults. Must be local, accredited,
experienced & reliable. Ph 0432715626

FRUIT & VEG STORE POSITION
Suffolk. Heavy lifting, opening & closing
of store, fruit and veg presentation.
Customer service experience preferred.
Full time hours. Occasional weekends.
CVs to: daniellelouisemc@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

Graduation! 17 November

 A big congratulations to our five students who graduated from Lexis Byron Bay last week! We wish you all good luck and hope you continue to practice your English in the future!

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Louis, from Switzerland, graduates from Harriett’s Pre- Intermediate class. Louis has been a fantastic student who always joined in class activities. His English grammar and speaking confidence has improved a lot since he started with us 10 weeks ago. Louis’ class will miss him and wish him all the best for his future travels around Australia!

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Chiaki, from Japan, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate Class. Chiaki has been with us at Lexis for four weeks; over that time she has put a lot of effort into improving her English. She was always a smiley and positive presence in class. We will miss you at Lexis and wish you all the best for your future!

Sergio, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Sergio has been a fantastic addition to the school and his enthusiasm in class has been greatly appreciated! His English has improved a lot since he arrived in Byron; well done Sergio! We wish you all the best for the future!

Marina, from Spain, graduates from our Upper Intermediate class. Her teacher Claudia says it’s been a pleasure to have her in her class, she was always smiling and happy! This is not farewell yet as Marina will return to us in January to do our Cambridge Course; we wish you the very best with it!

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Tobias, from Switzerland, graduates from our Elementary class. He has been studying at Lexis for just two weeks but in this short time his confidence with his English ability has improved a lot. His Teacher Michelle says he has been a great student who has participated well in all class activities.  All of us at Lexis wish you the best of luck for the future!

 

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.

 

 

Friday Football!

This afternoon some of our students demonstrated their impressive football skills in the Lexis garden.

 

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They were still playing at the time of writing, but the beer for the winning team is waiting for them in the fridge.

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