Boomerang Painting! 22 February

Today we got creative with some Boomerang Painting!

We learnt a little bit about Aboriginal culture and art and then used this new knowledge to to paint our boomerangs!

We used examples of traditional Aboriginal art including the symbols for Australian animals and the method of dot painting.

It was a very relaxing and meditative way to spend an hour and everyone’s boomerangs looked amazing!

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.

Goodbye from Megan! 20 December

After nine months in the Activities and Student Services Officer role, I am finishing up at Lexis Byron Bay today. I will be starting a new job, an almost dream job for me, working with animals at a Veterinary clinic in Mullumbimby!

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Thank you to everyone, staff and students, for making this time so amazing! I’ve met such wonderful people from all around the world and I will miss you all.

Claire will be taking over my position and I have no doubt she will do an excellent job and be loved by all the students! Make sure to say hello and introduce yourself when you see her around school and running the activities.

I’ll still be living in the Byron Shire so will be sure to see many of you when I come into Byron Bay for a surf or a beer.

Best wishes to everyone for wherever your studies, work and travel takes you in the future!

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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!

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After Christmas we have a short break before returning to school on Tuesday 3rd January. We have an exciting month of activities to kick off the start of the new year! These activities are run in both the morning and afternoon especially for our lucky Lexis students.

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef in the garden from 11-12 and with Fee in Room 8 from 2:15 to 3:15.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we alternate the popular activity of Coffee Lounge, which gives students the chance to get to know each other while practicing English, with other fun activities. On the first Tuesday back we will have a BBQ to welcome all our new students, then on the following weeks we will enjoy learning to Skateboard with Flavio, Slackline with Olmo and we have an exciting BWT Travel Bonanza day with special deals and travel prizes to be won! We will finish off the month with the 1-hour Surf Lesson.

On Thursdays we start the month with a 1-hour Surf Lesson with the amazing team at Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay. We have Job Club the following week to help any students looking to work while they are in Australia. Then there is Aussie Cooking where we will bake some yummy Anzac Biscuits. The last Thursday of the month is Australia Day, which is a public holiday so there will be no school on this day.

On Fridays we will be keeping active and heading to the beach as much as possible to enjoy the Summer in Byron Bay! To start the month we have the Table Tennis Tournament to find out who our new Lexis Champion is, then we have Volleyball and the very Aussie game of Cricket on the following weeks before finishing off the month with a Sandcastle Building Competition (with prizes to be won!).

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.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Don’t forget that you can book your 3-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

Have a great month!🙂

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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.

Graduation! 16th December

Congratulations to the eleven students graduating from the General English courses at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Estelle is from Switzerland and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a conscientious student who participates well in class discussions. She has been a great student to have in class and will do well with her English in future.We wish you all the best for your onward travels!

Marion is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She has been a real pleasure to have in class. Her enthusiasm and participation has really added to the dynamics of the class. She participates and contributes well in class discussions and has made good progress with her English. Enjoy the rest of your travels in Australia with your family!

Anna is from Germany and graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a very diligent and hard-working student. Her enthusiasm and contribution to the class were greatly appreciated. Her persistence and conscientiousness have paid off and she has considerably improved her English skills during her time here. Good luck with your Cambridge course in Brisbane!

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Miji is from Korea and graduates from Melinda and Becky’s Elementary class. Her speaking ability has has improved a lot and her confidence grown over the past ten weeks. Good luck with continued studies with Lexis in Noosa!

Ai is from Japan and graduates from Melinda and Becky’s Elementary class. Her English has improved greatly over the past few weeks, especially in grammar. She participated well in class activities and got along well with all her classmates.

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Romain is from Switzerland and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. He is a very capable student who has made great improvements to his English during his time at Lexis Byron Bay. We wish you all the best for your Cambridge Advanced course!

Saki is from Japan and graduates from Ellie and Anji’s IELTS class. She has been a lovely student to have in class and a pleasure to teach. Keep up the hard work in your Cambridge First course!

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Beatrice is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. In her short time at Lexis Byron Bay she has made an enormous impression in the classroom and in out-of-class activities. Her English skills are at a very high Intermediate level, especially her speaking and writing skills. These combined skills with her positive, enthusiastic attitude and lovely nature have helped create a fabulous learning environment. Good luck on your return to skiing!

Izabel is from Brazil and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. Her improvement since her arrival at Lexis Byron Bay has been excellent. She has worked incredibly hard in class and self study.She has played a leadership role in class and this has been a testimony to her language and personal skills. She is certain to make excellent progress with her further studies in the Cambridge Course.

Gwen is from France and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. She has worked very very hard in class. She showed impressive effort to improve her writing and speaking skills. These along with her warm inclusive nature made her a valuable class member. We look forward to seeing you around Byron over summer!

Andi is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. He has made excellent progress during his 12 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay, particularly in his grammar skills. He has grown in confidence with his speaking skills, which are now very good in both fluency and pronunciation. His intelligent questions and great sense of humour were really appreciated in class!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Skateboard! December 14

Yesterday we had Flavio from Byron Bay Skateboard School come by to teach us how to skateboard!

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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.

It’s The Weekend! December 16-18

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WEATHER

weather

 

SURF

surf

 

GIG GUIDE

Friday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON CASTLECOMER, AYLA
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM GOODRICH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 5PM LEIGH JAMES 9PM NOCTURNAL TAPES & GUESTS
YAC, BYRON 8.30PM MOONFIRE MOONDANCE
BYRON BREWERY 6PM SEA GYPSIES CABARET
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM ROMI SOUNDS
MISS MARGARITA, BYRON 9.30PM DALE WALKER
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM SQUEAK LEMAIRE
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM ELENA B WILLIAMS

 

Saturday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON IN HEARTS WAKE, COLUMBUS, THE BRAVE
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM DEVILS KIOSK
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET 4PM COMEDY IN THE PARK WITH MANDY NOLAN, GREG SULLIVAN, PAUL MCMAHON & MORE
BYRON BREWERY 2PM ELENA B WILLIAMS 7PM BLACK RABBIT GEORGE
BYRON THEATRE 1PM & 6PM THE GRASS IS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE BECAUSE IT’S FAKE
BYRON YAC 8AM BYRON FESTIVAL OF DESIGN
STICKY WICKET, BYRON 9PM SARAH GRANT
MISS MARGARITA, BYRON 9.30PM DAN HANNAFORD
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON 9PM DJ JAMIE
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 7.30PM CHRISTIAN PATEY
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM AUCKLAND TRIO

 

Sunday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON 7PM CHEYNNE MURPHY
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON 3PM LOCALS CHRISTMAS PARTY 4.30PM LATE FOR WOODSTOCK 8PM SUNDAY SAFARI DJS
BYRON MARKET 8AM CHRIS JAMES COLLECTIVE & PAT TIERNEY
BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM AUCKLAND TRIO
BLUE LOTUS DANCE STUDIO, BYRON 5PM KIDS DISCO WITH DJS RAMAE, AL ROYAL, SUBLIME TRUTH
TREEHOUSE, BELONGIL 2PM DJ EVA J & DJ THE SUPERHERO

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Mullumbimby Markets

Byron Artisan Night Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Byron Community Market

Uki Buttery Bazaar

Pottsville Beach Markets

Lismore Car Boot Market

 

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ Byron Brewery

Friday

ARRIVAL 12:45pm
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS 3:00pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5:30pm
I, Daniel Blake 8:00pm

Saturday

I, Daniel Blake 10:45am
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 12:45pm
ARRIVAL 3:15pm
Captain Fantastic 5:30pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 8:00pm

 

Sunday

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS 11:00am
I, Daniel Blake 1:30pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3:30pm
Hell or High Water 6:00pm
I, Daniel Blake 8:00pm

 

EVENTS

Byron Moon Dance Night – Friday 16th December

Byron Bay Festival of Design – Saturday 17th December

Comedy in the Park – Saturday 17th December

 

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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.

Jobs Jobs Jobs!!! December 15

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LIVE IN AU-PAIR, MULLIMBIMBY

Experienced live in Au-pair required for two wonderful children in Mullumbimby.
A girl 9 years old and boy 7 years old.
Renovated, self contained studio accommodation with own kitchen and bathroom. Please contact Uzi for details- 0456 635 006

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mullumbimby/other-jobs/live-in-au-pair-in-mullumbimby-nsw/1132864179?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

MUSIC FESTIVAL FOOD STALL WORKER

AT falls music festival. Help making wraps, cooking bacon egg rolls. Cooking on bbq. Very straight forward. Little experience will help but not necessary, just willing to work properly.

12:00 to 10:00 pm – 31st December, 1st January, 2nd January.

Call Kayhan 0420301119.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/kitchen-sandwich-hand/music-festival-food-stall-worker-wraps-and-rolls-/1132870648?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

NANY/ BABYSITTER/ ALL ROUNDER

We are a family of 5; 2 adults and 3 delicious children. Aged 3, 2 and 5 months.

We live right in town in Byron. We are looking for a very capable person who has lots of experience with children , to work 15 + hours per week. Must have experience, have a working with children check and love kids. Locals preferred.

Please text Barb 0423229782

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other-jobs/nanny-babysitter-all-rounder/1132830119?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

KITCHEN HAND REQUIRED START ASAP

Looking for a kitchen hand. Must be available every evening. Must have no other commitments. Please only email me and you must include a resume. Chloe – 0487390540

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/kitchen-sandwich-hand/kitchen-hand-required-start-asap/1132815220?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

GLASSY/BUSSIE REQUIRED FOR IMMEDIATE START – BYRON BAY

La La Land, in Byron Bay is looking for fun, vibrant, experienced bar staff to join the team! Must have previous experience, and a valid NSW RSA. Regular hours for the right candidate with room to grow into the bar. Must be reliable, responsible and willing to work late nights. Job Type: Casual

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/bar-beverage-staff/glassy-bussie-required-for-immediate-start-byron-bay/1132777532?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

CHEF WANTED

Chef wanted for few days per week (Thursday to Saturday)

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/chef-cook/chef-wanted/1132720605?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

RETAIL HELP FOR STALLS AT FALLS FESTIVAL BYRON BAY

ALEX AND ANI, an eco-friendly jewellery brand, needs help with running a jewellery stall at Falls Festival in Byron Bay. Ideally we would like someone to help us from the 30th December to 2nd January 2016 – ie for the full four days. As part of working on the stall you receive access to music/the festival events when you’re not working. If you’re willing to camp, you can stay on the Festival grounds – we do have accommodation – but ideally will ask our retail helper to camp next to the stall.

Duties – selling jewellery, talking about the brand (you will get training), managing stock, packing up for the night, doing a daily shift of around 6-8 hours each day.

Retail experience would be useful, but being friendly and talking to people is essential. We are a new brand and need to get the word out there about our jewellery. See http://www.alexandani.com.au to view the range.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other/retail-help-for-stall-at-falls-festival-byron-bay/1132703264?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

BEAUTY THERAPIST

Beauty Therapist $50 per hour 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 for employment as a Beauty Therapist. Successful applicants will possess the following Diploma or Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, exceptional customer service skills, some weekend availability, professional and 100% reliable, passionate about their work. Position involves 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 info@ripplemassage.com.au

https://jobsearch.gov.au/job/view/details/2277022934?context=0682e585-ba7c-4833-8822-95d4709904e6&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

PIZZA COOK

A highly regarded Italian restaurant requiring a full time Pizza Cook to join their busy team in delivering authentic Italian pizzas.

Duties: Overall, effective management and operation of restaurant kitchen – Prepare authentic Italian style pizza dough from scratch – Quickly prepare pizzas using a stone pizza oven and other menu items – Preparing ingredients and sauces for pizza toppings and calzones – Organise and control stock take inventory systems and receive and store produce – Work with the owner to source local and organic produce – Ensure safe practice of the stone pizza oven – Supervise, train and monitor work performance of junior staff members;

Qualifications: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and at least two years experience; or Certificate IV – Solid experience in Italian cuisine will be highly regarded (minimum 3 yrs experience)

Knowledge and skills: Extensive knowledge and be highly skilled in Italian pizza making such as knowing how to make pizza dough from scratch and using the right tools for the pizza oven – Hands on experience in dough stretching – Knowledge in cooking with a stone pizza oven – Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment – Good knowledge of portion control – Good communication ability in English – High standard of personal presentation and hygiene.

https://jobsearch.gov.au/job/view/details/2277022586?context=bb1ba05f-57c6-4a92-9260-8b3e8cfab582&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

RECEPTIONIST/GUEST SERVICE AGENT

We are currently seeking a professional and self-motivatedreceptionist/guest service agent to join our team at Byron BaySide Central Apartments. This role plays a key part in the daily operations by being responsible for ensuring that all guests are delivered exceptional service with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Due to the size of our team, this position is very hands-on and the successful applicant will have the ability to multitask in all facets of operation. All applicants must have unlimited work rights in Australia and must be available to work 9am – 5.30pm Fridays and Saturdays with the flexibility of additional days when required in housekeeping.

Your duties and responsibilities will include: Providing a high level of customer service – Extremely professional telephone and correspondence etiquette – Check in and check out of guests – Taking reservations & maintaining guests accounts – Assisting with all guests enquiries and providing knowledge of the facilities and surrounding area – Completing daily transaction and operational reports – In addition you will be flexible to assist other operations when required such as housekeeping and administration.

Our successful applicant will have: Excellent grooming and presentation skills – Flexible availability – A friendly, outgoing personality – Ability to work confidently unsupervised and as part of a team – A minimum 2 years experience in the daily front office hotel operations – High level of computer competency – Previous experience with Satin Software and SiteMinder Channel manager (highly advantageous) – Must have unlimited work rights in Australia.

Managers: info@byronbaysidemotel.com.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32425238?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

BARISTA FOR BUSY CAFE

Busy cafe is looking for a fast, friendly and experienced barista. Please send your CV to:

Yatzekb1@gmail.com.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/bar-beverage-staff/barista-for-busy-cafe/1132329509?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

ONLINE BLOGGER NEEDED

We are searching for a young online Blogger/bloggers with a strong social media presence. To network and refer quality traffic towards our new online travel company. Perfect for someone who wants to earn money while traveling or in their free time!!! The reward scheme is commission based. In regards to the commission structure we will cc you in the email we send to our customers to remain transparent with you so you know what they purchased. Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding anything you are uncertain about; we pride ourselves on our relationships with our partners and customers. Providing the best experience for the best price is our ethos. Cheaper and better than the large corporations, while earning you money!!!! 🙂

Email: jake@ratpacktravel.com. Phone: 0403 332 632

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/marketing-assistants/online-blogger-needed/1132320774?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

JUNIOR TECHNICIAN WANTED BYRON BAY

We are a small mobile phone and tablet repair business located in central Byron Bay. We are currently looking for a fast learning, highly motivated junior technician to join our team. The position will be on a casual basis initially that will turn in to full time work. No experience is required but applicant must be willing to take on formal training at a later stage. A current drivers licence is preferred for pick up and drop offs of devices along with a reasonably modern smartphone/ iphone to practice repairs on. Please send resume to oztechonline.au@gmail.com

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other-jobs/junior-technician-wanted-byron-bay/1132220326?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

FLOOR SUPERVISOR

Full time position – Fishheads Restaurant & Takeaway, Main Beach Byron Bay.

A full time Floor Supervisor’s position is available so come and join our management team ? Skills required: Excellent industry knowledge of food, seafood, coffee, service, and training – Train, motivate, manage and lead by example an enthusiastic young service team – Roster implementation – Plan, organize and co-ordinate a variety of function’s and business events – Be an excellent communicator to deal with frequent staff, customer & supplier enquires – Work closely with the head Chef, report directly to the Restaurant Manager/ Area General Manager & cooperate proactively with company Accountant, HR, Marketing, Admin – Minimum 2 years experience in same position – Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office.

If you possess the above qualities, are ambitious, and seek a rewarding & challenging career working at Fishheads Restaurants & Takeaway forward your resume without delay to:
hr@fishheadsbyron.com.au

 

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32416153?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

WAITSTAFF

For busy Chinese restaurant at Bangalow. Must be able to work weekends, Friday, Saturday dinner, experienced & fast.

Phone 66872382

 

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

 

QUALIFIED CHEFS – BEACH HOTEL

The Beach Kitchen in Byron is looking for qualified chefs for 30+ hours over summer and beyond. A busy fast paced work environment. Candidates must be able to work nights & weekends. Award rates.

Apply in person.

 

BARISTA / WAITPERSON

P/T position for Town Cafe Bangalow. Exp necessary.

Karl or Katrina 66871010 PART-TIME

 

CHEF/COOK

Breakfast & lunch Sunday & Monday. Popular Town Cafe Bangalow.

Phone 66871010

 

CLEANER

Full time for residential & commercial cleaning. Byron Bay & surrounds. Must have cleaning experience, attention to detail, be reliable, good communication skills, own car, ability to commit for min 1 year. 0498731447 EXP’D GARDENER 3-5 days pw for local gardening & mowing business, pref long experience with zero-turn mowers, hedging & brushcutting.

Text only 0410488247. kerrieferguson@gmail.com

 

BARISTAS / BAR STAFF

Looking for Baristas/Bar staff with a strong hospitality background and great work ethic to join the team at Byron Fresh Café. Minimum 3 years experience. Current NSW RSA. Immediate start. 30+ Hours. Must be available nights, festivals, weekends, all public holidays. Strong Coffee/food/wine & cocktail knowledge essential. *No travellers.

Please email resume: byronbayfresh@gmail.com or drop it into the cafe 7 Jonson Street

 

 

 

 

 

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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.