Happy Student – Nicol!

Nicol is 21 and comes to us from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. She started with us last October and will be studying with us until the start of February this year. After her time with us in Lexis, she is going to travel further along the East Coast with friends before she returns home.

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Nicol enjoying some east coast adventures last weekend!

1. Why did you choose to come to Australia and to Lexis Byron Bay in particular?

I chose to come to Byron because since I was a child, I always dreamed about the Australian life – the beach, the surf… and Byron is the perfect place to realise this dream!

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2. What do you remember about your first day in school?

I remember that I was so happy to start here! Everybody was so friendly and everything was so well organised. My last school was too big – here is more personal as everybody knows you and your name 🙂

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First day of school! 🙂

3. What are your English goals and how is Lexis helping you achieve them?

My goal is to reach a good level of English for work and travels. I think that Lexis is a really good school – every week we are tested to check our progress levels and the teachers really help us and push us towards these goals.

4. What do you like about your classes? 

I love the variety! We are not always in the classroom – sometimes we have lessons to do outdoors!

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5. You’ve joined many of our free activities. What has been your favourite one so far?

The school organises a lot of activities and since the beginning, I have really enjoyed doing morning yoga every week. The other activities are always loads of fun – I really loved the craft ones, especially making dream catchers. The take-home pieces are great for remembering our time in Lexis!

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6. Outside school, what is your favourite thing about Byron Bay? 

I love Byron for the lifestyle, the music on the streets, the amazing beach, the public BBQ (which I used every day when my family was visiting in January!). I love that it is a small place but there is always something to do.

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7. What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to study at Lexis Byron Bay?

Absolutely come to Byron!! If you are looking for a chilled and amazing place, this is the place!! 🙂

 

Sushi Making 🙂

 

Beach games 🙂

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Salsa & Sangria 🙂

 

Lexis BBQ

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Meeting a quokka at Christmas time!

Mexican Cooking

 

We will miss you Nicol! Have an amazing time travelling 😉

 

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! 21 January

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

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Rebecca is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She enjoys playing floorball, and snowboarding in the winter. She has been working as a painter for the past 3 years and will return to this job after her 6 months in Australia. After her 3 weeks of studying with us she will will work on a farm then travel around Australia!

Patrizia is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She grew up on a farm and her hobbies include helping out on the farm, dancing and reading. She has also worked as a painter for the past 3 years, with Rebecca. They are here to improve their English ready for their farm work and travels in Australia!

Laura is from Spain. She loves live music and walking on the beach with her dog. She works as a marketing manager for a winery. During the summer they have lots of tourists come to visit the winery and part of her job is to lead tours for them; this is one of the main reasons she is here with us to improve her English!

Francesca is from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. After completing her studies to become a secretary she traveled around Germany for 6 months, learning German along the way. She now wants to improve her English, and chose Australia as it is so different to Switzerland and she wants to learn about another culture.

Ainhoa is from the Canary Islands, Spain. She loves listening to music, learning English, meeting new people and learning about new cultures. She has a Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources, and has just finished her Masters in Human Resources. She wants to improve her English as she is hoping to find a job in a big company that allows her to travel around the world for work.

Laia is from Barcelona, Spain. Her hobbies include snowboarding, surfing, tennis and traveling. She works in the laboratory of microbiology in a children’s hospital; a job that she loves. She wants to study in Australia because she loves it here and is looking forward to be able to surf lots as well as improving and using her English.

Giulia is from Germany. She loves natures and being outdoors. She has worked for the same sports shop in Luzern for 15 years. She is here with us for the next 4 weeks improving her English so she can then use it on her travels!

Abdallah is from France. He enjoys running, trekking and swimming. He has a wife and two sons; one is a psychologist and the other is a pilot for Cathay Pacific. He is now retired but used to be the director of a moving company and also a personal trainer in the navy. He loves visiting new countries and wants to improve his English as he sometimes has difficulty talking with people.

Isabell is from Germany. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike in the mountains, cooking and meeting up with friends. She is wanting to learn English as it will be important for future work and travels!

 

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! 18 January

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

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Akane, from Japan, graduates from Adrienne’s and Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. Her teachers say she has been a diligent and hard working student and was a pleasure to have in class. She should be very proud of all her achievements, starting in our Pre-Intermediate class and working her way up to graduating from Upper Intermediate with an A grade! Well done Akane. Best of luck for the future!

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Suzuka, from Japan, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She improved in all areas during her time with us and her test results show she has good knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron and wish you all the best for the future!

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Tomoko, from Japan, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. Her English has improved a great deal since she started with us at Elementary level 8 weeks ago and she graduates with a well deserved A. Her speaking skills have particularly improved, which will help her a lot on her travels around Australia; have an amazing time Tomoko!

Matteo, from Italy, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been wonderful having him here at Lexis. He is a friendly, polite, respectful, kind person and Adrienne described him as the dream student. He has made lots of friends during his time here, all of whom are sure to miss him. We hope you find a good farm job and enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia!

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Fernanada, from Brazil, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. Kristy says she has been an absolute pleasure to teach, adding that she has a great attitude to learning, participated well and always asked good questions. She has a friendly easy going nature and we have loved having her here at Lexis. Best wishes for the future Fernanda!

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Paulo, from Brazil, graduates from Elizabeth’s Cambridge Advanced class. He has an excellent level of English and graduates at an Advanced level. All of his hard work and efforts have paid off and we are sure he will go on to do well in the future! Elizabeth is thankful that he was always so willing to participate in class and says everyone will be missing him next week!

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Marta on her first day at Lexis (second from left, back row)

Marta, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s IELTS class. She has been an enthusiastic and hard working students during her 10 weeks at Lexis. Her teachers say she always asked interesting questions and participated well in class discussions and activities. Good luck with your IELTS exam, we are sure you’ll do well!

David, from Switzerland, graduates from Paul’s Cambridge Advanced class. It has been wonderful having him with us the past 9 months. He is always smiling and friendly and lovely to talk to. His command of the English language is excellent and Paul says he will very much miss his interesting and intelligent conversation. We wish you all the best for the future David!

 

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.

Mexican Cooking! 17 January PM

Yesterday afternoon we headed to the kitchen for some Mexican Cooking!! We had two recipes (one meat and one vegetarian), so everybody had a job to do, whether it was chopping the vegetables or cooking the mince.

For our meat dish we had beef tacos and for our vegetarians we had enchiladas filled with beans, veg and salsa sauce (Vanessa also adapted this to a vegan option by not covering it in cheese!).

What everyone was most excited for though was the cheesy nachos! Nicol had the task of covering the corn chips in cheese then popping them in microwave, and had everyone jumping on her as soon as they were ready!

The nachos kept us going whilst the enchiladas baked in the oven and we filled the tacos with our beef and veg mix.

There was plenty of food to fill our bellies and even some left over mince we’re going to have for lunch today!

 

 

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.

Mexican Cooking! (morning) January 17

Yesterday morning (Thursday) we gathered in the kitchen for our Mexican cooking activity! Our plan was to have a meat AND a veggie option – beef tacos and veggie enchiladas. Our main ingredients included beef, red peppers & onions, lettuce, mixed beans, re-fried beans, sour cream, various sauces, lime, cheese, taco shells, tortillas and of course – some corn chips and salsa to snack on as we cooked 😀

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As we were cooking two separate mixes, there were plenty of jobs for everyone to do – prep and chop the vegetables, divide the ingredients for each meal, find the chopping boards, pots, pans and the fun bit – the cooking! 🙂

As the onion tears were starting to get to us, one of the group had a genius idea to help her… sunglasses!!! 😀

 

Some shots of the cooking in progress…

Looking good, chef Max! 🙂

 

The food was so tasty – it’s not at all surprising that a few friends turned up just as the food was ready to eat…! 😛

 

What exciting activities are lined up for next week?

Check it out here!

 

 

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.

Jobs! January 16th

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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 🙂

NANNY NEEDED

Suffolk Park – Part time

We are looking for a nanny to help with our 3 month old baby – 2 days a week for up to 5 hours (some weeks may have more work). Based in Suffolk Park, Byron Bay. A nanny with experience taking care of babies will be preferred. Small household errands to be completed while baby is sleeping.

To register and apply for this job and others like it please go to

https://www.weneedananny.com.au/creg.htm

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FOOD & BEVERAGE STAFF – EVENTS

Beaumont People are proud to be partnering with a number of hospitality organisations across Byron Bay who are seeking experienced Food and Beverage professionals to work at upcoming events and conferences.

These roles will see you working on short term temporary assignments, delivering food and beverages to customers. You will be available to work days and evenings with availability on weekdays and weekends.

You must hold a current RSA in NSW and have your own transport. You must be available to attend an information session in our Byron Bay office on Wednesday 16th January at 11:00am.

Should you be interested in joining Beaumont People’s casual pool of hospitality staff then please apply today! For more information, please contact Krystelle Budd or Lauren Rodwell on (02) 9133 9322.

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

Point of Sale (Stock Control)

Byron Bay – Part time

An excellent opportunity awaits an experienced Pharmacy Assistant to join the team at LiveLife Pharmacy Byron Bay Plaza. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player that enjoys being organised and using their interpersonal skills. We are specifically seeking someone with Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Point of Sale experience to join our team.

As a LiveLife Pharmacy Assistant (Point of Sale), your key responsibilities will include: Coordinate all areas of Point of Sale including reporting; Provide exceptional customer service; Develop and maintain supplier relationships; Receiving and entering invoices; Monitoring stock and prices; Continually learning new products & keeping up to date with in-store promotions

You will be able to demonstrate the following: Pharmacy experience (Essential); Experience with stock control (especially receiving and entering invoices and monitoring prices); Ability to laugh and smile; Great attention to detail to ensure accuracy; Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; Excellent time management skills; High level computer skills; Being motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and willing

This position is a permanent part time position, with approximately 20-25 hours per week and may require weekend work. Immediate start available.
Remuneration will be based on your experience and qualifications.

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DELIVERY PARTNER – UBER EATS

Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary, Contract

WHO WE ARE: 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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BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE ACCOM
Seeking well-presented individual for check in services & other admin duties
Casual, incl weekends
Email: Joanna@shambhala.org.au

 

TEMAKIYA – BYRON BAY

Vacancies available now at our Byron Bay restaurants
WE NEED:
• Senior Shift/Shift Supervisors
• Chefs and Cooks (must have experience with Japanese food)
• Bar and FOH
Full-time, part-time and Casual positions
Email application to hello@temakiya.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.

 

 

New Starters! 14 January

Welcome to our fourteen new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Welcome to our 14 General English students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

 

Gilles is 24 and comes from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include snowboarding. He loves to travel with big groups of people and Australia is one of his favourite places! He would like to study here in Australia so he is here to improve his English in order to do so.

Winnie joins us this week from Germany. After travelling for the last three years she has decided to move here permanently and wants to improve her English to do so. She is a passionate musician – playing both piano and guitar. She loves to hold regular jam sessions and believes that happiness is only real when shared with others 🙂 She also enjoys yoga, photography and sunrise at Tallows beach.

Ana joins us from Spain. She came to Australia to improve her English and travel around the world. She loves playing tennis, watching TV and really wants to learn how to surf! She has a degree in Law but works in something totally different – she has her own clothing brand with an online shop. She loves her job! She came to Byron specifically for the way of life and perfect weather.

Jerome is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. He is 23 years old and loves skiing, skating, travelling, dancing and chilling with his friends. Music is very important to him and he plays guitar! His favourite bands are The Doors and the Rolling Stones. His job back home is outdoors which means he cannot work there December – May, due to all the snow. He is here in Australia now until May. He hopes to travel around Australia with his girlfriend, before returning home. He loves Byron as it’s a great place to meet new people from all over the world 🙂

Vadim Thomas joins us from Belgium. He lives in Brussles! He has many interests but his main ones are swimming, going to the gym and photography. He is here to improve his English so he can study Business in Milan and also so he can speak with people from all over the world!

Lucas joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His hobbies include reading, cooking and working on his PC! He left his job in mechanical engineering to come to Australia for a break and to refresh his English.

Daniel comes from Spain. He loves reading and plays many sports including running, swimming and chess. He loves science and studied Biotechnology at Uni. After a year working in this field, he decided to leave his job, in search of new adventures! He is here in Byron to meet new people, experience new culture and of course, learn English.

Daniel (or Danny) comes from Spain. He is a big lover of sports, particularly all water sports. He loves surfing and kite-surfing. Back home, he enjoyed playing football and hiking. He is here to learn English to help with future employment. He chose to study in Australia to experience our different culture and because he loves it here!

Eloha joins us from France. She is here to study English and surf! She would love to travel around the world. She is still currently in High School back home. She is not yet sure what she would like to study in the future, but just knows she wants more travel! 🙂 She is here because she wants to improve her English to help with her future travels and because she loves Australia.

Ana is from Barcelona in Spain. Travelling is her passion and she works as a flight attendant for a small airline in Spain. She loves all sports, both indoor and outdoor and loves the sea! Scuba diving is her favourite hobbie. Three years ago, when in Thailand, she got her licence to teach scuba diving! She also loves surfing, skating and mountain climbing. She came to Australia to learn English, do yoga and surf 🙂

Alessandro is from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. Since finishing school two years ago, he has been saving hard to travel! He chose to study here at Lexis as he loves nature and Aussie people 🙂

Tanja is 21 years old and joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are skiing, snowboarding, going to the gym and having lots of fun with her friends! She worked as a hairstylist for five years but is ready for something new now. She is studying English because she loves the language and wants to travel! She also thinks she will need to have English for future jobs.

Corsin Andri also joins us from the German speaking part of Switzerland! He is 22 years young 🙂 He enjoys all winter sports back home in Switzerland but has had to take time off this season, due to a knee operation. He wanted to study English here in Australia as he knows it will be a cool experience! After his time in Lexis, he is going to continue his travels in New Zeland.

Ana is from Spain. She joins us after studying at Lexis in Perth. She also spent some time living in South Australia and is looking for new experiences here in Byron Bay. Welcome to New South Wales, Ana! 🙂

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.