January’s Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our much anticipated January Table Tennis Tournament!

Our Lexis Marketing Manager Jason came all the way from Brisbane to compete after hearing how good our students are!

He got to warm up with our morning tournament, where he was beaten by Anthony, who also beat Karim and Yoran to become the morning winner!

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Anthony – our morning champion!

It was then onto the big event, the afternoon tournament, which started with 18 players!

The results from the first round were:

Sandro VS Benji: SANDRO

Karim VS Jean: JEAN

Jason VS Axel: JASON

Myeong VS Chris: MYEONG

Diego VS Sandra: DIEGO

Brice VS Pablo: BRICE

Linus VS Anthony: LINUS

Dano VS Erwan: ERWAN

Merce VS Simon: SIMON

This left us with an uneven number of players getting through to the quarter finals, so Jason’s name was picked out at random to skip through to the final!

Results from the quarter finals were:

Diego VS Jean: JEAN

Simon VS Myeong: MYEONG

Sandro VS Erwan: ERWAN

Brice VS Linus: BRICE

The semi final results were:

Myeong VS Erwan: ERWAN

Jean VS Brice: BRICE

The 3 finalists; Brice, Erwan and Jason then each played a game against each other to see who the ultimate winner would be!

Jason VS Brice: BRICE (11-6)

Jason VS Erwan: JASON (11-6)

Erwan VS Brice: BRICE (11-6)

Winning both his matches BRICE was crowned January’s (afternoon) Table Tennis Champion for the THIRD month in a row!!!

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Brice – our afternoon champion for the third month in a row!!

Well done Anthony and Brice, enjoy your beers!

 

 

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It’s the Weekend! 12 – 14 January

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weather

 

SURF

Surf

 

MARKETS

Markets

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Mullumbimby Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Ballina Market

Lismore Carboot Market

 

GIGS

Gigs

FRIDAY 19
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY FLOGGIN TELES, EDWARD THATCH, NICOLE BROPHY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY GOODRICH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 7PM PINK ZINC DUO, 9PM DJ REIFLEX
BYRON THEATRE CHILDREN’S 10.30AM AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE WORKSHOP WITH GABRIEL OTU, 8PM KITTY FLANAGAN
BYRON BREWERY 7.30PM – NICK CUNNINGHAM (EP LAUNCH) WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9.30PM SARAH GRANT, 7PM UPSTAIRS LOCAL DJS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY JOSH LEE HAMILTON
BANGALOW HOTEL 7PM HORACE & MICK

SATURDAY 20
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY FEAR OF MUSIC FT THE VELVET LIZARDS, MELTING COLOURS, MARIA STRATTON
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DEVILS KIOSK
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE + GUESTS
BYRON BREWERY 7.30PM – ATLAS & THE ATTIC W/ SALT & STEEL + GUESTS
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET SATURDAY 4PM SUGAR RUSH
BYRON THEATRE 10.30AM CHILDREN’S AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE WORKSHOP WITH GABRIEL OTU, 8PM KITTY FLANAGAN
SUN BISTRO, BYRON BAY 5PM JESSE MORRIS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY 9.30PM HELL & WHISKEY, 7PM UPSTAIRS DJ
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS

SUNDAY 21
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY DAN HANNAFORD
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY CONCHILLA
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 4.30PM LISA HUNT, 8PM GENERIK + GUESTS
BYRON BREWERY 8PM CHARLIE PICKERING
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 9AM BAND OF THE DAY – CHEYNNE MURPHY BAND, – BUSKERS: LUKE VASSELLA, ELENA B WILLIAMS & DIDGERA
BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM LIVE MUSIC
FOXY LUU’S, BYRON BAY 12PM DJ MONSIOUR DIOP’S DEEP HOUSE ORIENTAL BEATS
YOUTH ACTIVITIES CENTRE (YAC), BYRON BAY 5PM DEYA DOVA & INDIGENOISE
BRUNSWICK PICTURE HOUSE 9AM HOMEMADE JAM, 2PM CAPTAIN FRODO’S MAGIC CIRCUS

 

CINEMA

Cinema

Friday 19th Jan

Ferdinand11:15am
Paddington 21:30pm
Wonder3:30pm
Star Wars: The Last Jedi5:45pm
The Disaster Artist8:30pm

Saturday 20th Jan

Paddington 211:30am
Ferdinand1:30pm
Downsizing3:45pm
Wonder6:15pm
Star Wars: The Last Jedi8:30pm

Sunday 21st Jan

Paddington 211:00am
Star Wars: The Last Jedi1:00pm
Ferdinand3:45pm
Downsizing6:00pm
The Disaster Artist8:30pm

 

 

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Jobs! 17th January

HOSPITALITY – RESTAURANTS / CAFES

Waitress

 

ESPRESSO BAR ALL ROUNDER

 

Our Espresso Bar is a busy hub where connections are made within the Byron community. We have an uncompromising commitment to great tasting coffee, flavour and service. We care deeply about our customers and there is an emphasis on consistently delivering exceptional customer service. The Espresso Bar is open Monday – Friday and this position would require a full-time, 38 hours per week commitment. What we are looking for is a super friendly, professional and sincere team member who really relishes the opportunity to deliver exceptional customer service. Prior barista experience isn’t necessary; we have excellent in-house training in barista skills and building an in-depth knowledge of all things coffee and Allpress. Our perfect candidate would successfully deliver the Allpress brand experience and grow brand recognition through the Espresso Bar. Must have the ability to laugh and have a good time whilst prioritising the customer experience. We love what we do – join a team that is doing a great job and bring your skills to the role. Keen? Email Genna at Genna@allpressespresso.com.au with your resume and a cover letter telling us why you are the right person for us.

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CHEFS / COOKS

Chef

COOK – BOMBAY TO BYRON

Bombay to Byron restaurant requires a full-time experienced qualified Cook with a creative flair and passion. You will be responsible for preparing, producing and presenting superior quality food in a timely and professional manner. The ideal candidate will possess: – Previous experience, within in a commercial kitchen cooking Indian cuisine. – Trade Qualified (Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery). – Thorough understanding of food safety and hygiene of food preparation. – Innovative and have passion for preparing high quality restaurant meals, with the ability to produce and create menus. – An open friendly manner and positive attitude and team spirit. – Great attention to detail with an excellent ability to multi-task and prioritise varying work demands and work load. – Demonstrate ability to work unsupervised in a pressured environment. – Display excellent people, communication and customer service skills. – Ability to work a flexible roster, including nights, weekends, school and public holiday periods. – Good English language ability required. This is a full-time position working 38 hours a week. Salary range between $50,000.00 to $55,000.00 per annum.

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EXPERIENCED CHEF – BYRON FRESH

Byron Fresh Cafe is located in the heart of beautiful Byron Bay, we are a thriving cafe open from 7.30am-10pm, 7 days a week. We focus on fresh, local ingredients and offer a healthy menu. We are looking for a skilled chef to join the well established team – 40 hour per week. The prime purpose of the chef role is to ensure the smooth operation of service, working with the team to provide every guest with an experience like no other. The role is supported by a great team of professional hospitality staff and very progressive business owners. No split shifts, no back to back shifts and no long hours/days/weeks, the role will consist of 5 shifts per week, 2pm-11 and/or 1pm-9pm. We offer a very organised and positive environment. To join our team, you must: – Have proven experience in a previous chef role. – Have the ability to work well under pressure whilst preserving an impeccable attention to detail. – Have strong communication skills and work well within a team. – Have an excellent attitude and be genuinely happy. – Being hospitality you need to be full available weekends public holidays and festivals as these are the busiest time in the cafe. Skills: – Great communication skills. – Excellent creativity and experience. – High attention to detail and consistency. – Hardworking, reliable, personable, presentable and honest. For further information please contact byronbayfresh@gmail.com or call 0439 323 264

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COOK / CHEF – GREEN BISTRO

The green bistro it’s looking for a new chef or hard worker cook The right candidate will be enthusiast, fast and organize. Have some experience, and a good understanding of the hygiene in a kitchen. Part time/full time available.

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CASUAL CHEF – TOPSHOP

25-30 hours per week. Please forward resumes to:
charlie.topshop@gmail.com

 

CHEF DE PARTIES – THE ITALIAN

Please email your CV to enniswill@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

CLEANERS / HOUSEKEEPERS

Cleaner

HOUSEKEEPER – DISCOVERY PARKS

Discovery Parks is Australia’s largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks located in more than 60 of Australia’s most desired locations. We are looking for a great person to join our Byron Bay team as a casual Housekeeper. You will provide housekeeping and cleaning for our various accommodation types including cleaning common areas to ensure the presentation of the property is in accordance with the high standards of our Discovery brand. The Person: You will be someone able to prioritise your workload to achieve daily outcomes whilst also understanding the bigger picture for the rest of the team. You will bring to the role: – Fantastic customer service. – Proven and demonstrated experience in a commercial housekeeping role. – A willingness to work with the housekeeping team, but also able to work autonomously. – Excellent time management skills. – Flexible attitude to hours, including weekends and on short notice. – A current valid drivers licence.

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CASUAL CLEANER

A restaurant in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Cleaner (up to 35 hours per week) to join our team. To be considered for this role you should: – Be available both days at weekends. – Have at least 1 year of experience as a Cleaner. – Have the right to work in Australia.

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EVERYTHING ELSE!

MASSEUSE

Looking for a number of female masseuses for busy massage shop located in beautiful Byron Bay to start in February. Shop is located in the busy tourist strip. Earnings dependant on your availability as the shop is open 7 days a week at least 10 hours per day. Experience preferred but not essential as full training can be provided. Would suit working holiday, students, PR and TR, must be hard-working and pleasant if you are looking to save money, cheap accommodation can also be offered.
Expect to earn minimum $200+ per day depending on the hours you can be available.
Contact: 0415253336 (Celin)
If no answer, leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Email Byronmassage2018@gmail.com

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FRONT OFFICE RECEPTIONIST – DISCOVERY HOLIDAY PARK

Discovery Parks is Australia’s largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks located in more than 60 of Australia’s most desired locations. We are looking for a great person to join our Byron Bay team as a casual Front Office Receptionist. In this customer-facing role, you will provide support and assistance to the wider front office team and park management. Your focus will be servicing our guests and ensuring they leave Discovery wanting more! The Person: You will be someone able to prioritise your workload to achieve daily outcomes whilst also understanding the bigger picture for the rest of the team. You will bring to the role: – Proven ability to deliver fantastic customer service. – Great local knowledge that can be put to use assisting our guests. – Experience in the hospitality or accommodation industries. – Team orientated but also able to work autonomously. – Excellent time management skills. – Flexibility in your working hours (including weekends). – Experience in the use of reservations booking systems (RMS) is advantageous. – A current valid drivers licence. – A bubbly personality and ‘can do’ attitude. With all of the above, the most important thing you will bring with you is your passion for the Holiday Park lifestyle. We believe in creating experiences that people will always want more of. Inspiring and share worthy, the real stuff memories are made of.

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RESERVATIONS SALES SPECIALISTS – DISCOVERY HOLIDAY PARK

Discovery Parks is Australia’s largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks located in more than 60 of Australia’s most desired locations. We are looking for a great person to join our Byron Bay team as a Reservation Sales Specialist on a full-time, permanent basis. This position is an exciting opportunity for you to bring your outstanding customer service skills to a hands-on role selling and booking travel experiences to our broad customer base. As the direct point of contact for reservations for our Byron Bay park, you will have a passion for customer service and sales, a vibrant phone manner, and a good understanding of reservation systems and third party sites. Equipped with sound knowledge of the region and a drive to understand the customer’s accommodation needs, you will excel at turning an enquiry into a reservation. The Person: You will be someone able to prioritise your workload to achieve daily outcomes whilst also understanding the bigger picture for the rest of the team. You will bring to the role: – Fantastic customer service. – Demonstrated experience in handling high volume inbound calls relating to reservations and bookings. – Proven experience in converting call enquiries into sales. – Team orientated but also able to work autonomously. – Excellent time management skills. – Previous experience with RMS (reservations management system) highly regarded

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FRONT OFFICE AND GUEST SERVICES

About the business and the role: This 4 star apartment complex is located on the beachfront in beautiful Byron Bay. We are keen to find an enthusiast, possibly experienced, friendly, outgoing and highly-customer service orientated Guest Services Agent to join our team. This role is a pivotal part of our guest experience. Job tasks and responsibilities:  Providing efficient and professional service and ensuring a smooth check in and check out process for guests. – Taking reservation queries via phone & email, and actively using sales techniques to satisfy guest’s needs. – Attending to miscellaneous enquiries from guests to enhance their visit. – Managing guest concerns and using your skill and experience to find and action suitable resolutions. – Co-ordinating with cleaning & maintenance teams. – Ensuring all aspects of front office/reception run smoothly. Skills and experience:  Knowledge of RMS or Hirum preferred. – Applicants with experience in Hotel or Serviced apartments Front Desk (reception and reservations) is an advantage. – Strong focus on customer service. – Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. – Ability to multi task under pressure. – Enjoy working both autonomously and in a team environment. – Attention to detail, loyalty and reliability. – Must be able to work Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm. Job benefits and perks: – Attractive hourly rate plus Super. – Be part of a great, friendly & hard working team. – Work in beautiful Byron Bay.

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MARKET STAFF REQUIRED

2 to 3 shifts per week. 6am – 12pm. Must be 25 years old or over with drivers licence. Send resume to
kieran@oneorganic.com.au

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.

Coffee Club! 16th January

Today at Coffee Club we played President (known by the students as asshole!)

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Many countries have their own variations, but you can find the general rules here: https://www.pagat.com/climbing/president.html

We played the German version as it was Dano who first explained the game!

The game was of course accompanied by Tim Tams and Coffee!

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.

New Starters! 15th January

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

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Christophe is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He loves doing fitness activities, particularly skiing. He studied electrical engineering for 2 years and has now been working as an electrician for the past 4 years. He wants to improve his English as it will help him with his work in the future!

Marco is from Italy. He served in the military for 1 year, as well as having jobs in construction, distribution of alcohol and an ambulance driver! After studying with us at Lexis for 3 weeks he will move to Adelaide to find work, hopefully with only English speakers so he can continue to improve the language!

Yoran is from New Caledonia. He is currently studying at a large school there, with many cultures, including Malaysian, European, Polynesian, Asian and African. When he has finished his studies he would like to work in a job relating to the environment, and wants a high level of English to be able to do this in other countries!

Momoko is from Japan, and goes by her nickname Momo. Her main passion in life is make-up. She will study with us at Lexis Byron for 8 weeks and is really looking forward to improving her English in this time!

Lars is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he enjoys sports, cooking and being in nature. He completed an apprenticeship to be a chef and will start work in the best hotel in Switzerland when he returns! He chose Byron Lexis for his studies because his brother studied here 2 years ago and said it is a great place to be; nice beaches and friendly happy people!

Chantal is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her parents own a restaurant and her father owns a farm there. She works as a cook in hospital and also in a restaurant. Her hobbies include hiking in the mountains, swimming and skiing. After she has completed her 6 weeks of English studies with us she wants to do a farm stay in Australia to work with animals!

Isabel is from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. She loves animals and has two adopted cats. She also loves nature and that is why she chose Australia for her English studies! Her other hobbies include walking, dancing, yoga and driving off road with her jeep! She wants to improve her English so she can understand films and music better, and also so she can meet people on her travels!

Sophie is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She has just finished her Bachelor in Graphic Design and now wants to complete a Masters focusing on Graphic Design in the Fashion Industry. She will complete her Masters in Paris as well as an apprenticeship in a fashion studio. She is here studying with us for the next month to improve her English as the course will be in English and many people in the fashion industry speak in English, so it is very important for her career!

Eveline is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys sports activities, including crossfit, climbing, jogging, surfing and hiking. She finished her education to become a physiotherapist last year and worked to save money to travel! She is really happy to be in Australia, to get to know the friendly people, enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and surf in one of the best spots in the world!

Miriam is from Italy, but also speaks Polish as her mum is from there and they visit every year. Her hobbies include volleyball, swimming, singing and yoga. Her main passion is dancing, particularly ballet and modern jazz, both of which she has been practicing for 11 years. She wants to improve her English so she can pass an audition for a drama school in London! She chose Australia for her studies as she is interested to explore the nature and enjoy the sun!

Andre is from Brazil. He is studying business as college in Brazil but is taking a break to improve his English and also complete another course here in Australia. He enjoys riding his bike, going to waterfalls and being at the beach. He chose Australia for his studies because of the friendly people, beautiful nature, warm weather and beaches!

Martina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She works as baker and crates lots of different cakes. Her hobbies include soccer and going out with friends. She chose Byron Bay for her studies after recommendations from friends! Once she has finished her 4 weeks of study with us she will travel the East Coast for 4 weeks!

Kedsarin is from Thailand. Her hobbies include watching television. She wants to improve her English so she can speak with her husband and his family. In the future she would like to find work here in Australia, this is another reason for her wanting to have a higher level of English!

Phairin is from Chiang Mai, Thailand. She would like to be called by her nickname, Magic. She worked a variety of jobs in Thailand to save to come to Australia and live with her friend. She wants to improve her English to better communicate with people from all over the world and also for work!

Rocio is from Barcelona, Spain. She is currently living in Ibiza and working in one of their large nightclubs as a waitress! She studied Social Integration at college and will now study with us at Lexis Byron for 17 weeks. She wants to improve her English so she can find a better job and to speak with people from other countries on her travels!

Axel is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include riding his motorcycle and listening to music. He started an apprenticeship in a bank but didn’t enjoy it, so will start a new apprenticeship for a motorcycle company when he returns home. He chose Australia for his studies because it is a beautiful place with lovely weather!

 

 

 

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.

Volleyball! 12th January

On Friday our Volleyball activity had a special guest host, teacher Josie!

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All of Josie’s Cambridge class joined her at the beach, as well as students from our General English classes!

Josie says they all had a brilliant time and stayed at the beach for hours playing!

They were plenty of great shots and lots of fun had!

After the match many of them headed to Clarkes beach for a BBQ before hitting the town!

 

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.

Graduation! 12 January

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

Daniela

Daniela, from Colombia, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTS class. It has been an absolute joy having her at Lexis Byron; she is a friendly courteous student who was always lovely to speak to! We will really miss you but wish you the best with your future studies, we are sure you will go very far in life!

Anna

Anna on her first day; front row, far left

Anna, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s Advanced class. She is a hardworking student who’s efforts have paid off with her improving in all areas. Claudia really enjoyed having her in class and said her enthusiasm and contributions to group discussions were always greatly appreciated! We wish you the very best for the future!

Miguel

Miguel, from Spain, graduates from our Intermediate class. His teacher Kristy says he is an excellent student because he seeks to understand anything he is unsure of. He is great at making conversation and tries extremely hard to speak fluently. He has a brilliant attitude to learning and will be missed by all his Lexis friends! Good luck for the future!

Sharon

Sharon’s first day back in October last year! (third from right)

Sharon, from Switzerland, graduates from our Pre-Intermediate class. Her teacher Adrienne described her as a fun student with a great sense of humour! Her speaking skills have improved a great deal with her always making an effort to talk with English speakers. Adrienne says her last piece of writing was also superb! We hope you enjoyed your 12 weeks here in Byron and wish you the best 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.