Soccer Match against BBELS! 6 February

On Wednesday we played a Soccer Match against BBELS School. The students always really enjoy this activity; it gives them a chance to show off/practice their skills, interact with students from another school, and represent Team LEXIS!

Every time we have a match I am so impressed by the level many of our students play at, and also those who haven’t played much before but get involved and give it their best!

We had a brilliant turn out, with over 20 of our students wanting to play and represent their school. We started with 11 on each side and Jeff did a great job of swapping players on and off to make sure everyone got a turn on the pitch.

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We won 4-3, with Jeff and Gustavo each scoring 2 goals!

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Gustavo was very humble celebrating his goals, as you can see below… 🙂

Although both teams played competitively, and of course wanted to win, there was a good friendly atmosphere and everyone shook hands after the match and got together for a group photo!

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Meet Sam! Lexis’ new Travel Specialist :)

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Sam has just recently joined us, taking over from the lovely Sarah! He is part of the Happy Travels team and is our own Lexis travel specialist. He wants to help you have a memorable experience here in Australia and can be found at our Happy Travels desk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 12 and 3pm. Sam can help you book many weekend activities and trips around Byron but also around the rest of Australia (for great prices!). Go say hi! 😉

 

Here are a few things about about Sam and his travels…

1. WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

Half an hour north of Birmingham in the middle of the UK. A small town called Stone.

 

2. WHICH LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?

English and a bit of French and an even smaller bit of German and Italian.

 

3. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU VISITED?

France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Australia

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4. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?

The UK and Australia

 

5. WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?

The coast of Bamburgh in the North east of the UK – its rugged, desolate, and has great pubs.

 

7. TELL US 5 THINGS WE SHOULDN’T MISS OUT ON WHILE IN AUSTRALIA

– Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Tower – cheaper than a climb, much more fun!

– Port Macquarie Koala Hospital – the only hospital for Koalas that is run completely by volunteers

– Fraser Island – 90-mile beach in particular

– Airlie Beach – go for a tour of the Whitsundays, it is stunning

– Cronuts – a kind of weird blend of doughnuts and croissants

 

 

8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO IN BYRON?

The weekend markets and street food – it’s crazy how good the selection and quality is. Also a pint at the Rails.

 

9. WHERE WOULD WE FIND YOU AT 11PM ON A SATURDAY?

At a house party, probably in the kitchen with a bottle of rum, talking to strangers about how terrible Brexit is.

 

10. AND 8AM ON A SUNDAY?

Either hanging horribly from the night before, or trying to cook up some pancakes and eggs!

 

11. TELL US SOMETHING YOU TICKED OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST LAST YEAR

Finish my PhD and quit academia, work for a charity, and then move to Oz!

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12. AND SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TICK OFF THIS YEAR

See the sunrise from the Lighthouse, I always have the best intentions but other plans always seem to get in the way!

 

13. TOP TRAVEL TIP

Book early – its mad how quickly things get booked on the east coast – I’ve had my fair share of last minute scrabbling!

 

6. DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Morelia, Mexico – I really want to learn how to make the perfect carnitas and they’re supposed to do the best!

 

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It’s the Weekend! February 8-10

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WEATHER

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SURF 

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GIGS

FRIDAY 8

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY COG
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM MATT BUGGY, 9PM JOSH CASHMAN
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM GRIGORYAN BROTHERS & WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL
BYRON BREWERY 7PM BRAZILIAN PARTY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OOZ
FRESH, BYRON BAY, 7PM ELENA B WILLIAMS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM KERBSIDE COLLECTION
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SATURDAY 9

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE DEGGS, DUSTY BOOTS AND JACK BOTTS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 12.30PM EMMA BOSWORTH, 7PM BYRON LIGHTHOUSE BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE 1PM KING LEAR BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING STARRING IAN MCKELLEN, 7PM MOUNTAIN: A STORY OF EPIC DIMENSIONS
ARTISAN MARKET, BYRON BAY, 4PM ELENA B WILLIAMS
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM KERBSIDE COLLECTION
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM ASHA JEFFRIES AND BRIDGET BRANDOLINI

 

SUNDAY 10

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE SIPPY DOWNS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM Z STAR
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM LISA HUNT, 8PM MY HAPPY PLACE
BYRON BREWERY 5PM OKA
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM DJS VINNIE LADUCE & FIENDS
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM LIVE MUSIC, 4PM PAINTED CROW
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM ADAM HARPAZ

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sam from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He 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 & Sunday February 9th & 10th

Lexis/Happy Travels Weekend Trip

Camping with Kangaroos!

(See Sam for more details)

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

The Channon Craft Market

Lennox Community Market

The Plateau Market at Alstonville

 

CINEMA

 

Friday 08 February

11:50 am
2:05 pm
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
8:15 pm

Saturday 09 February

11:50 am
2:05 pm
4:05 pm
6:00 pm
8:30 pm

Sunday 10 February

11:50 am
1:50 pm
3:50 pm
6:05 pm
8:35 pm

 

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Volleyball! 1 February

Last Friday we headed to Byron’s main beach for a game of Volleyball!

After a week of glorious sunshine the sky was slightly overcast, but the temperature was still very high, with the students having to take a dip in the ocean to cool down between games.

There were 22 students who came along to play so they were split into three teams, taking it in turns to play against one another.

We got to the beach just after 2pm and the students were having so much fun they had to rush back when they realised it was nearly 6pm and the net had to be returned before school closed!

 

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.

January in Photos! 2019

BRAZILIAN COOKING!

 

VOLLEYBALL!

 

SAUSAGE SIZZLE!

 

BOOMERANG PAINTING!

 

TABLE TENNIS!

 

MEXICAN COOKING!

 

BODY BOARDING!

 

WINE TASTING!

 

BEACH PICNIC!

 

JEWELLERY MAKING!

 

FRASER ISLAND WEEKEND TRIP!

 

COFFEE CLUBS!

 

61 NEW STARTERS!

 

27 GRADUATES!

 

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Graduation! 1 February

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

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Elvie, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It was a joy having her here at Lexis. She always had a lovely positive energy in and out of class. Her English is at a great conversational level, ready for her travels around Australia! Enjoy your trip Elvie and we look forward to seeing you when you pass back through Byron!

Jungho, from Korea, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. His class will all miss his great sense of humour and him making everyone laugh. Kristy said it was fun answering his complicated questions and she loved his way of answering questions using as much language as he could! Enjoy your travels around Australia Jungho!

Corsin, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. He brought a lot of laughter to this class with his jokes and cheekiness. He improved in all areas, but speaking is his strength, with him learning lots of English/Australian idioms and slang! We hope you have an amazing time on your travels Corsin!

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Rejane, from Brazil, graduates from Mel’s and Serena’s Intermediate class. She was a positive, friendly student and her teachers loved having her in class, saying her laughter and smile always improved the class atmosphere. We wish you the very best for the future Rejane!

Noelia, from Spain, graduates from Mel’s and Serena’s Intermediate class. She has a lovely personality and her teachers loved her positivity. She has made lots of friends at Lexis during her short time with us, and everyone enjoyed her jokes and sense of humour. We will miss you Noelia!

Luka, from France, graduates from Mel’s and Serena’s Intermediate class. Mel said he was great at giving his opinion and discussing topics in class, and connected and participated well with all his classmates. Congratulations on your well deserved A grade Luka! Wishing you all the best for the future!

IELTS

Nicol, from Switzerland, graduates Claudia’s IELTS class. It has been an absolute joy having here at Lexis. She was always smiling, chatty and friendly to all students and staff. She was also a diligent, hard working student and should be proud of all her progress since she first started. Wishing you the very best for the future!

Alan, from Switzerland, graduates Claudia’s IELTS class. We have loved having him here at Lexis, he is always interesting to have a conversation with and we will miss him stopping by reception! Claudia says he worked extremely hard to improve his English in all areas. Good luck with the future and your IELTS exam!

Iero, from Brazil, graduates Claudia’s IELTS class. It has been wonderful getting to know him during his 16 weeks at Lexis. Claudia says he made improvements across all skill areas and always made valuable contributions to lessons. He was a hard working, enthusiastic and conscientious student. Good luck for all you do in the future Iero!

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Samira on her first day (fifth from left)

Samira, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She improved in all areas during her 4 weeks with us and her English is now at a good level for her travels. We hope you continue to practice your new language with your friends and enjoy using it 🙂 Best of luck for the future!

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Nicolas, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle and Adrienne’s Upper Intermediate class. He has been a great student and participated well in group discussions. He is a hard worker and we are sure he will achieve everything he sets his mind to! Enjoy your travels around Australia and best wishes for the future!

Valeria, from Columbia, graduates from Michelle and Adrienne’s Upper Intermediate class. All of her teachers have loved teaching her, saying she is a diligent and hard working student. She should be very proud of all of her accomplishments since she joined us 18 weeks ago. Best of luck for the future Valeria!

 

 

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Jobs! February 6th

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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 🙂
LIVE IN HELPER
Free accommodation in furnished room in exchange for home help cleaning and any pair.
Female only must be experienced and between 20-30 years old or so prefer traveler.
8-10 hours a week suits someone studying English or has another job
Call Jade: 0401 388 884

 

Love Film, Coffee and Choc Tops? Become a CINEMA TEAM MEMBER

Palace Cinemas Byron Bay NSW – Casual/Temporary

Calling those with a passion for film, coffee and wine!

Do you have an eye for detail and love to create an awesome customer experience?

Palace Cinemas, Australia’s leading independent premium cinema company, are seeking baristas, bartenders, ushers and box office team members to join our Palace Byron Bay team!

Palace requires staff with: A background in front of house hospitality service, with barista and bar-tending skills favoured; Passion and knowledge of film, wine, food and coffee; Exceptional presentation and a positive attitude; A friendly demeanour, the drive to succeed and ability to think on your feet; A team player mentality

Our business is 7 days a week, 365 days a year, therefore, we require open and flexible availability including nights, weekends and public holidays.  This also means that we are flexible and can roster you on shifts that suit your lifestyle (ideal for students)!

Palace Cinemas is a big family and comes with the best perks of all, free access to films!

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

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th February. Availability at this time is compulsory.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

PERSONAL CARERS

Byron Bay – Part time

  • Fantastic location in beautiful Byron Bay
  • Join a growing and vibrant organisation where everyone matters
  • Permanent Part Time position

We are currently seeking positive, fun loving and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. If you are the type of person who wants to support seniors to live their best life and believe senior years are something to be celebrated, then we want to hear from you!

At Feros Care Village Byron Bay we are far from traditional in our delivery of care, we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of our residents, creating a caring environment full of spontaneity, fun and laughter for everyone to enjoy. This position will average 20+ hours per week and will include sleepover shifts and shared weekends.

About You:

  • You hold a Certificate III in Individual Support/Aged Care/Disability (Essential)
  • You have previous experience in Personal Care
  • You are available to work a variety of shifts including morning, afternoon and sleepover. Sleepover shifts will be minimum once a fortnight
  • You are willing to perform general cleaning duties
  • You are able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • You are passionate about supporting others
  • You are willing to undergo a police check and prove that you have the right to work in Australia
  • Most importantly, you like to have FUN!

About Feros Care:

Feros Care is a multi-award winning not-for-profit organisation offering a range of aged, disability and community care services. What we care most about is helping people live bolder lives. Better connected. More active. More fulfilling.

We don’t just want our clients to live. We want them to dream. To get their feet wet and their hands dirty. To laugh, have friends, be happy. We call it growing bold and for over 30 years, we are making it real, both for older Australians and those living with disability.

Now if what we have said has excited you and you believe that you fit the brief, we would love to hear from you!

We encourage people with disability, lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.

When successful, you will be required to undertake a criminal records check in accordance with legislation and provide proof of your right to work in Australia.

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UBER EATS DELIVERS – DRIVER

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

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

Delivering by Car:  Be 18 years old or older · Hold a full Australian driver’s license · Hold third party property damage insurance or comprehensive cover for your car · Ensure your car is currently registered and CTP-insured in the state you are delivering in · Access to a 1990 year or newer car
Delivering by Motorcycle or Scooter: Be 18 years old or older · Hold a valid Australian motorcycle license (probationary or full) · Hold third party property damage insurance or comprehensive cover for your vehicle · Ensure your vehicle is currently registered and CTP-insured in the state you are delivering in · Access to a 1990 year or newer motorcycle or scooter
Delivering by Bicycle:  Be 18 years old or older, and be fit and able to ride a bicycle!

All of our delivery partners must pass a background check.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Our delivery partners come from all backgrounds and industries –anyone can deliver with Uber and earn great money!

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EXPERIENCED MEN’S HAIRDRESSER/BARBER WANTED

Wanted to join our team is an experienced men’s hairdresser/barber on a casual/part-time basis.
Must be reliable, committed, passionate and have experience in hairdressing/barbering.
Please call Sam 0424995163

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CHEF/COOK REQUIRED

Aquarius Backpackers Resort – Byron Bay

Awesome opportunity working with a killer team in one of Byron’s favourite eateries.

We are looking for a chef / cook for 3 to 4 shifts per week.

– Must be available to work on weekends;  Minimum 2-3 years experience;  Ability to work under pressure;  Punctual and organised;  Friendly and approachable;  Loves working within a team

Please contact brad_duncan@mac.com with a cover letter and resume to register your interest in the position.

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CHEF JOB

2 Fletcher Street – Byron Bay
Looking for a passionate and motivated chef de partie. Someone able to handle a section. Di vino has a dynamic kitchen , a young team of people focused on delivering extremely good quality Italian food. Great busy working environment. Lots of opportunities to learn and try new dishes according to season.
Text me or call me anytime , send me your resumè or come over for a chat to introduce yourself any day after 2pm. 0424 530 390
Experience required
PHOTOGRAPHER WANTED
Hi, we are launching a website in March and need a photographer to assist us with the images required. The aim of the shoot is to produce several images of me and my partner for our travelling website. With all images to be taken in a natural environment.
If you are wanting to build your portfolio, have experience and/or are happy to work with our budget, we would love to here from you.
Please email your interest to kirstyrn91@gmail.com
EXPERIENCED GARDENER WANTED
For ride-on mowing, brushcutting, weeding & trimming.
Equipment supplied, approx 1 day per fortnight.
$25per hour.
ABN pref.
Phone 0448338707
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