Happy Student – Sakiko!

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Sakiko is 24 years old and she is from Kochi, a small town in rural Japan. She studied law at Kobe University and came straight to Australia after she graduated. She arrived in Byron Bay in June 2016 and has been at Lexis for an incredible here for 52 weeks! I interviewed Sakiko on her last day of school to find out about the remarkable year she has had.

Why did you choose Byron Bay?

While I was at University I was living in a big city, it was very crowded and busy for me. I wanted to live somewhere quiet and peaceful. My agent recommended Byron Bay to me and it is exactly what I wanted. Also I love yoga; I practised it in Japan for many years. Yoga is a big part of life in Byron, I practice yoga 3 or 4 times every week here.

Byron is a great place to come if you don’t know anybody. If you go to a big place it is hard to meet people but Byron is community so it is a good opportunity to speak with local people – it has a very friendly atmosphere here, everyone is happy to talk to you.

 

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

I found listening and speaking the most difficult – I think most Japanese have this problem. We don’t have speaking practise in class at school in Japan so I was not used to speaking. On my first day I couldn’t understand everything, even though everyone was speaking slowly, I just guessed what they were saying.  I did not feel ready to speak English yet, I’m afraid to make mistakes when I spoke. After 1 month and 2 months when I made a lot of friends from different places they really influenced me. Especially my Brazilian friends because I saw that they were not scared to make mistakes. I asked them once: ‘you don’t care about making mistakes?’ but they said ‘no I don’t care, I just speak.’ That was a really good lesson to learn.

 

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Tell me about your teachers and your classes.

I started in Intermediate class. I studied a lot of English to enter University, and my grammar was good. I have had so many great teachers. Paul is my favourite teacher because he is so interesting and he always makes us laugh. He taught me pronunciation, how English and Japanese are so different because of emphasis and intonation. It was very hard, I almost gave up, but he never gave up to teach me!

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One lesson we went to Byron Bay farmers market (we have this once a week in Byron, in the mornings, we can buy local products: fresh vegetables, fruits etc. It’s a great community atmosphere.) Here we interviewed the people working in the market. I was nervous but they are so kind to us, even though we were still learning. It was great because I often go to the farmers market but I don’t often have the chance to communicate with the producers about the local produce.

 

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What was your favourite activity?

Yoga was my favourite activity. Every Monday at school there is free yoga and I went every week for a year. I think I improved my yoga a lot. I also tried a lot of new activities, like surfing, skate boarding, slack-lining, cooking (we made koala cupcakes). They were very sweet for me but I enjoyed decorating them.

 

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Tell me about your accommodation.

My first 6 weeks I was in homestay accommodation, staying with Gill and John. They were so kind. I was nervous about living with them, but on my first day they took me around Byron Bay, to lots of places. We went up to the lighthouse and to different beaches. We had lots of BBQs at the house and we baked cookies.

Afterwards I find a share house on Gumtree. It takes my five minutes to get to school on foot. At the moment with 2 Australian people, this has helped me to learn English. My host is very kind and speaks slowly and explains what words mean to me and this really helped my English improve.

 

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What are your favourite things to do in Byron?

After I took a surf lesson, I decided to buy a surf board. During the Summer I surfed almost every day. It’s a good life, study and then go to surf. I think I got a bit better and I enjoyed it. I would meet up with my friends at the beach to surf.

 

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I also enjoy going up to lighthouse to see the sunrise. It is the most Easterly point of Australia and the view is amazing. The view always changes as the seasons change. One morning I met my friends at 4:30 am and we walked up in the dark and the stars were beautiful.

 

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I also love yoga here. It is very different to Japan, it seems more difficult and there is more variety of lessons. I can chose which I want to do depending on the condition of my body.

What is your most magical moment in Byron?

While I was doing the light house walk in the morning I saw whales and dolphins. One time I saw many dolphins very close to us on the walk. I was able to take this amazing picture:

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

You should come here, all the teachers are very kind and there are good quality lessons that are interesting and never boring. It is a very small school here so it is easy for everyone to get to know each other. March was my favourite month, because it is not too hot but the Sun is still out and it is not so crowded here. Winter is also good here, the sky is clear and bright but it is not too hot, you can see beautiful sunrises!

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What are you going to do now?

I have 3 weeks holidays now before I move to Lexis Perth. Tomorrow I am going to travel in New Zealand for 1 week. After New Zealand my sister will come here to visit in Byron Bay. Then I am going to do the Gold Coast marathon with my sister. I have heard it is a good route, around the beach but very flat. It is going to be a very challenging event in my life but I like to try new challenges. I am a little but worried about that but also excited. I will study in Perth for 3 weeks and then go home back to Japan. When I go home I think I will look for a job. I would like to live one more year in Australia or New Zealand, I want more opportunity to use English and communicate with English speakers. In Japan I would love to do an international job that involves using English and possibly working with sports, for example I would love to have a job related to the Japanese Olympics in Tokyo 2020.

 Good luck with your marathon and your travels Sakiko, you will be missed here at Lexis Byron Bay!

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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.

Coffee Lounge! November 28

Today at Coffee Lounge we had a lovely game of Aussie Heads in the morning and tested our brain power with Riddles in the afternoon!

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At the morning session, everyone asked excellent questions and discovered the name on their card very quickly!

Othman even figured out Boomerang with little difficulty, though this is his favourite Coffee Lounge game and he has played it a few times during his studies at Lexis Byron Bay!

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In the afternoon, Myuri, Mayumi and Natsumi were enthralled with the riddles and worked their brains hard to figure them out – successfully almost every time too! Tito resorted to google to find the answers but enjoyed the TimTams all the same 🙂

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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.

November Activity Calendar!

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It’s the first day of NOVEMBER and we have an exciting month of activities planned in the mornings and afternoons especially for our 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 we have Coffee Lounge, which gives our students the opportunity to practice their English and get to know each other while enjoying great coffee and yummy TimTams!

On Wednesdays we will start the month with a 1-hour Surf Lesson for our students who want to learn to surf in Byron Bay. The following week we have Boomerang Painting for the morning activity and Beer Tasting in the afternoon. Then there is Skateboarding with Flavio, Flamenco Dance with Alba and we finish off the month with a Poker Tournament!

Every second Thursday we have Job Club for those students looking for work in Byron Bay and wanting extra help with writing their resume, preparing for interviews and applying for jobs. This week we will run a Table Tennis Tournament to see who this month’s Lexis Champion is, and on the other Thursday in November we will have a round of Pizza and Pictionary in the morning and Mindfulness Meditation with Chloe in the afternoon.

On Fridays we start the month with baking Anzac biscuits at Aussie Cooking, followed by Volleyball  in the garden or at the beach the next Friday. Then we have Slacklining in the morning and our next match against the SAE College at the Soccer Challenge on the 18th. To finish off the month and the Cambridge course, we have the End of Cambridge BBQ.

 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.

It’s the Weekend! October 21-23

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SURF

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Friday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – SONS OF THE EAST, THE MELTING CAPS, HOLLOW COVE
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM WALLFLOWER MEADOWS
BEACH HOTEL – 5PM DU’EAST DUO 9PM DUBMARINE
BYRON BREWERY – 2.30PM BREWERS CIRCUS
BYRON THEATRE – 12.30PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
PIGHOUSE FLICKS – 8PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
STICKY WICKET – 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK – 9PM SQUEAK LEMAIRE
LONE GOAT GALLERY – 6PM WIND WATER EARTH
TREEHOUSE – 7.30PM RACHEL BY THE STREAM
KULCHAJAM – 8PM ARMADREDDON
SUN BISTRO – 5PM JESSE MORRIS
PIZZA PARADISO – 6.30PM HOLLY TAPP

 

Saturday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – FEELING DAVE, THE VIOLENT MONKS, GOON ON THE ROCKS
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM CHRIS COOK BAND
BEACH HOTEL – 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON BREWERY – 2PM KATIA DEMEESTER 7PM MICKA SCENE
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET – 5PM HAYLEY GRACE
BYRON THEATRE – 11AM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL 7.30PM THE BENTLEY EFFECT
PIGHOUSE FLICKS – 8PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
STICKY WICKET – 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM OOZ
WOODY’S SURF SHACK – 9PM DJ JAMIE
TREEHOUSE – 7.30PM TAYLOR
PIZZA PARADISO – 6.30PM LUKE YEAMAN

 

Sunday

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – DAN HANNAFORD
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM RAGGA JUMP
BEACH HOTEL – 4.30PM LATE FOR WOODSTOCK 8PM TOUCH SENSITIVE + GUESTS
CLARKES BEACH – 7AM BYRON LIGHTHOUSE RUN
MAIN BEACH – 10AM SEASIDE SCAVANGE
BYRON THEATRE – 11.30PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
PIGHOUSE FLICKS – 8PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
BYRON BREWERY – 2.30PM DJ SUT
BYRON GOLF CLUB – 4PM OOZ
TREEHOUSE – 2PM SUNDAY DJS
SUN BISTRO – 5PM CHRIS ARONSTEN

 

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ Byron Brewery

Friday

Captain Fantastic 1:20pm
Bridget Jones’s Baby 3:40pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 6:00pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 8:10pm

 

Saturday

Sully 11:00am
Bridget Jones’s Baby 12:50pm
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. 3:15pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 6:00pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 8:00pm

 

Sunday

Captain Fantastic 11:00am
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. 1:20pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 4:00pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 6:00pm
Bridget Jones’s Baby 8:00pm

 

EVENTS

Byron Lighthouse Run – Sunday, 7am
Now in their 10th year, you can do a 10km run or a 6km walk and all proceeds go to charity!

Byron Bay Film Festival
The 10th Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) runs for 10 days across multiple venues from Friday 14th October- Sunday 23rd October 2016. AACTA Awards accredited BBFF is a platform for outstanding independent film talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking films.

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

 

Saturday

Byron Artisan Night Markets

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

 

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

Murwillumbah Market

 

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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.

Thai Cooking! October 19

Today we got into the kitchen to do some Thai Cooking.

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We cooked up a Thai Green Curry, in both the morning and afternoon sessions, and it was delicious!

The students learnt many new words and phrases to do with cooking (such as ‘grater‘, ‘to drain‘ and ‘ladle‘) and the ingredients we used (for example, ‘water chestnuts‘, ‘kaffir lime leaves‘, and for Othman who had never heard of it before, ‘tofu‘).

In the afternoon we even had a trained chef help us out! Lear is a student at Lexis but is also an excellent chef so he taught us a few tricks with frying tofu, juicing limes and chopping chillies!

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Here is the recipe for anyone who wants to try this at home…

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Ingredients

Oil 300g tofu
4cm piece of ginger 200g sliced water chestnuts
½ lemongrass stalk 1 small broccoli
240g Thai green curry paste 150g baby corn
500ml coconut milk 250g snow peas
500ml vegetable stock 250g bean sprouts
2-3 kaffir lime leaves 1/3 cup chopped salted peanuts
4 tsp sugar 1 small red chilli
Juice from 2 limes 250g rice noodles

 

Method

  1. Using the small holes on a grater, grate the ginger and lemongrass. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ginger and lemongrass, and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add curry paste and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add coconut milk and stock, stir to combine. Add kaffir lime leaves and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. In a frying pan, heat some oil. Cut tofu into 1cm cubes, then fry over medium heat until lightly browned on all sides.
  4. Add sugar, lime juice and tofu to the curry. Simmer for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the water chestnuts.
  1. Cook the rice noodles then drain. Cut the broccoli into small florets then cook in boiling water for 2 minutes. Trim the ends of the snow peas and the bok choy into quarters then add to saucepan with broccoli to cook for a further 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Drain the bean sprouts and slice the red chilli ready for serving.
  3. Divide the cooked vegetables between serving bowls. Pour green curry over the vegetables. Garnish with bean sprouts, peanuts and red chilli.

 

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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!!! October 19

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WWOOFERS WANTED/PAID WORK/BYRON BAY

Volunteer/paid position if you are interested to be around Byron Bay , required to help out for housekeeping, general duties, washing dishes, preparing food, some light gardening and other light duties, in exchange for all food and accommodation. Required for 16 hours per week for all your food and accommodation plus 5 hours per week paid at $20 dollars per hour. The property has a long beautiful creek frontage with swimming holes and plenty of forest, gardens to explore in spare time. Healthy delicious vegan food provided. Unlimited internet, lifts to town and beach provided each day. Plenty of free time to explore the area, and the many beautiful nearby national parks and beaches. Located 20 minutes to Byron Bay and 5 minutes to the beach. Please send an email if you are interested with info and availability

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other/wwoofers-wanted-paid-work-byron-bay/1126722996?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

LOOKING FOR CLEANER

Looking for an experienced cleaner to join our team. You must have eyes for details, be fast, reliable, and have your own Vehicle. Need to be available mornings and weekends. This position would suit a backpacker or a student, min stay 3 months. Send me a text with your experience 0423537923

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other-jobs/looking-for-cleaner/1126765995?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

HELPER WANTED/BYRON BAY

Helper wanted for farm stay/ housekeeping, general duties, washing dishes, cleaning floors, preparing food, washing windows, other light duties, in exchange for all food and accommodation. Work is 2 and a half hrs per day , for your own clean and comfortable room with own bathroom attached, and vegetarian food provided. Beautiful property close to Byron Bay. Lots of free time to explore the beautiful beaches and national parks. Please send an email with info about yourself to flowersrlovely16@gmail.com

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other-jobs/helper-wanted-byron-bay/1126770151?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

CASUAL FRONT AND BACK OF HOUSE STAFF

Two Positions Available: Front of house (cashier/waiting staff) & Back of House (food prep/production) Type: On-call, Casual Compensation: Dependent on experience. Koobideh serves tasty Persian food and drink in the Byron Bay area and beyond. We operate at different markets, festivals, and private events. We are looking to fill two different positions – one for front of house, and one for back of house. If you have experience working in a high volume/fast paced hospitality setting, then we’d love to hear from you! Must have own transportation as we move around for events. INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE EMAIL COVER LETTER AND CV TO: HELLO@KOOBIDEH.COM.AU. PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. To find out more about KOOBIDEH please visit: http://koobideh.com.au/.We look forward to hearing from you!

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other/casual-front-and-back-of-house-staff/1126608180?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

ITALIAN BAKER

Cercasi panettiere e/o pasticcere Italiano, possibilimente del Centro/Sud, con esperienza in produzione di pani tipici regionali, e con un forte interesse nelle tradizioni gastronomiche regionali. Essenziale la disponibilita’ a lavorare di notte alcuni giorni alla settimana. Onesto, affidabile, disponibile, energetico, e capace di lavorare in gruppo o da solo. Il lavoro consiste in panificazione (ore per lo piu’ notturne), manifattura di dolci e pasticceria, pulizia e mantenimento del materiale e posto di lavoro. La ditta e’ una piccola impresa di famiglia che si sta espandendo rapidamente nella regione di Byron Bay, e le ore e il salario aumenteranno progressivamente con la crescita dell’attivita’, e possibilita’ di sponsorizzazione per la persona giusta. Astenersi perditempo.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/chef-cook/italian-baker/1126631680?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

PERSON TO ASSIST

Male quadriplegic, personal care and h’work, 2-3 morns pw 7-11am.

Email mattharcla@gmail.com

 

PAID POSITION AS A FACE-TO-FACE FUNDRAISER

Work with our team fundraising for rainforest charities. Experience preferred but not essential as training is provided.

Phone 0455 443 166 or email work@therainforestproject.org

 

TEMP KITCHEN HAND FOR PRIVATE WELLNESS RETREAT

We are looking for an experienced (with references) kitchen hand to assist at our private wellness retreat located in an estate close to Byron Bay. You will be a fast worker and available for about 4 hours per day for between 10-14 November. You will be working with a great bunch of people in a beautiful estate in a large and well equipped commercial kitchen (with commercial dishwasher). Tasks will include serving, cleaning up, dishes, and helping with any food prep if required.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/kitchen-sandwich-hand/temp-kitchen-hand-for-private-wellness-retreat/1127109011?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

FRASER ISLAND TAG ALONG TOURS

Been to Fraser Island yet? We have an awesome opportunity here for you. Come and volunteer as camp assistants with the largest tag-along 4wd tour on Fraser Island and one of the largest adventure companies in Australia. Seeking happy and hard workers for 2 or 3 weeks minimum to maintain campsites, a bit of cooking and assisting guides. Includes food, accommodation, free tours and time to explore . We are a dynamic company and require people who can work with direction and with fellow volunteers to make the campers experience comfortable and enjoyable. Must be hard working, a few cooking skills help, happy to be outdoors and have a good sense of humour. Oh and must be able to count to 10 😉 If interested please email me asap with a few details about yourself, and I will try to get back to you a soon as I can. If I haven’t replied to your response my apologies but I am really busy and if I’m on the island I often don’t have phone signal. Cheers 🙂

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other/fraser-island-tag-along-tours/1094662798?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

NANNY WANTED

18 hours per week sole charge nanny for a 2 year old. Mid-week daytime hours only. Experienced a must and qualifications preferred. Must have current first aid and working with children’s checks. Job in Mullumbimby hinterland 25 mins to Byron. Must have car and driver’s license. $20 per hour. Spanish speaking a bonus. Email only don’t call, information about yourself thanks.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/childcare-after-school-care/nanny-wanted/1126606496?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

BACK PACKER TRAVEL AGENT

Greyhound Wicked Travel in Byron Bay is now HIRING. Have you travelled the East Coast? Have you got experience in Sales/Fundraising/Promoting? Fancy living and working in Byron Bay? We are an ever expanding team looking to recruit new members to be trained up for our summer season. We offer a brilliant wage, with rewards for our top sellers. If you are a self-motivated individual, can work well in a team and enjoy working towards targets – we have a position for you. To apply – please send a text to 0404679711 with your name, nationality and a short introduction to yourself. Successful candidates will receive a telephone interview – and then we will take it from there.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/sales-representative-consultant/back-packer-travel-agent/1126903432?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

DOG MINDER NEEDED FOR REGULAR DAYCARE!

I have a lovely border collie x kelpie dog called Sophie who would love a companion 3 days/week when I’m working in the office. I live in Alstonville and work in Byron Bay, so anywhere in between is convenient. Sophie is desexed, vaccinated, wormed, very gentle by nature and loves socialising with other dogs but she is also a good jumper, so a high fence is a must. Please get in touch if you would be able to keep Sophie company in your own home during the day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other-jobs/dog-minder-needed-for-regular-daycare-/1127141361?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

COME AND WORK IN A FUN, VIBRANT CIRCUS CENTRE!

Café Barista / Circus Coach 15+ hours Fri & Sat- café & circus coaching. Flying Trapeze Coaches For summer work. Experience essential. Cleaner Approx 10 hours / week Job

Descriptions at www.circusarts.com.au/employment

 

FRENCH CREPES MAKER NEEDED FOR MUSIC FESTIVAL (CHRISTMAS PERIOD)

We are looking for crepes maker cook with experience in high volumes. You will be capable to do your prep and know how to do crepes on two hot plates at the same times. Please send us your CV and experience. Good salary for the right applicant.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other/french-crepes-maker-needed-for-music-festival-christmas-period-/1127123522?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

SOUS CHEF

If you are nuts about our beer, crazy about customer service, and passionate about hospitality, this could be your next exciting endeavour. The Byron Bay brewing Co. is home to the highly awarded Byron Bay range of beers. We are currently on the hunt for an experienced and creative Sous Chef to join our team. To be successful in this role you will be pro-active, an innovator, and have the ability to support the head chef and motivate a highly capable kitchen team. Reporting to the Head Chef, some of your key responsibilities will include: – Menu development and implementation, displaying creativity and passion for food – Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of all kitchen operations – Successfully managing, motivating and developing a kitchen brigade – Managing and monitoring financial budgets, food and labour costs and other expenses – Ensuring communication between the kitchen and the floor is excellent. This dynamic role will suit an individual who can bring with them creativity, flair and flexibility, and a genuine passion in providing a consistently high quality experience for your customers. In return you will be provided with a unique opportunity to develop your hospitality career within the venue and more broadly within Lion. We can also offer you: – Above award remuneration and bonus structure – Genuine Work/Life balance – Generous staff discount on delicious beers – Huge potential for career advancement within the wider Lion network – The chance to work in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia. If you think you are perfect for this role then please apply including a cover letter on why you’re the ideal candidate.

https://jobs.lionco.com/job/Byron-Bay-Sous-Chef-NSW/370013100/?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

RECEPTIONIST

We are looking for a receptionist for our busy holiday park in the heart of Byron Bay. Duties include but are not limited to: telephone enquiries, advance holiday bookings, guest services, monitoring house keepers, cash handling. The position offers 25 to 30 hours per week and will involve weekend work. Although it is a casual position we are looking for a person willing to give a long term commitment. jodie@firstsunholidaypark.com.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32039475?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

PART TIME NANNY

Wanted – A nanny to be registered with the nanny pilot program. MUST have qualifications in childcare, police checks, working with children checks, senior first aid, anaphylaxis training AND be willing to get your own insurance. DO NOT contact without these or undertaking these. If no childcare qualification then must have extensive nanny experience and may be considered but not preferred. MUST have experience minimum 2 years in childcare environment. Must be experienced with 1-3 age group. Hours most likely 12-16 a week over 2-3 days mid-week. Pay $27 qualified $25 non-qualified per hour. Location Suffolk Park, Byron Bay. Light cleaning and food handling. Start asap. YOU MUST go through the government agency nanny pilot program application process and screening. LOOKING FOR someone healthy living, happy positive and that enjoys working with children. Email for first contact only.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/childcare-after-school-care/part-time-nanny/1127142930?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

FUN SALES JOB IN BYRON BAY

Greyhound Wicked Travel is Australia’s fastest growing backpacker travel agency, we have 3 stores in prime locations around Byron Bay CBD and we are looking for an exciting, motivated individual who can become part of our friendly sales team. In this job you will be trained to sell backpacker tours from Byron Bay to Cairns with all the stops in between, so experience on the East Coast is preferred. The pay rate $24 per hour on weekdays and $39 on weekends. We have a great bonus structure and free trips on offer for those who meet sales targets. We also offer sponsorship visa’s to those who excel in the company if they wish to stay long term. What do you need to apply? (These are preferred but not essential): • 3+ months left on working holiday visa • Must be fluent in English speaking, reading & writing • Experience in Sales, Promotion, fundraising, marketing, recruitment • East Coast experience is a bonus (Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Skydive, Barrier Reef) • A positive, can-do attitude & the ability to work well as part of a team When, Where & How? Trials are currently being held THIS WEEK in store -Apply Now! Please TEXT your Name/Nationality + WHY you think you will be perfect for the job to 0423472139 and i will call you to arrange an in-store interview. Toby

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/sales-representative-consultant/fun-sales-job-in-byron-bay/1126815672?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

CHEF

Experienced & qualified for Fig Tree Restaurant.

  1. info@figtreerestaurant.com.au

 

ASSISTANT NIGHT AUDITOR

With its stylish design and architecture, the multi award winning Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is inspired by its pristine surroundings. Set within a stunning subtropical rainforest.  The Byron at Byron Resort provides an idyllic escape in a relaxed atmosphere whilst offering all the special touches. Our guests enjoy exceptional service, great food and wine, all with a smile. Self-rated as five star, The Byron at Byron is regarded as the industry leader in both the Byron Bay region and amongst other similar high standard properties within Australia. We are currently seeking applicants for the role of full-time Assistant Night Auditor to be part of our dedicated and professional Front Office team for an immediate start. Essential Requirements of the successful candidate: – Previous night audit/front office experience – Enthusiasm for delivering exceptional levels of guest service and building rapport – Sound knowledge of Maxial or a similar PMS and Microsoft Office programs – Strong team player – Ability to multi-task and prioritise – Very high standard of personal presentation – Availability and willingness to work nights, which will include weekends and Public Holidays – 10pm to 6am – Must hold or be willing to obtain an RSA. The right candidate will be a leader with a “can do” positive attitude who leads from the front! Only applicants with previous experience in a similar role should apply. The Byron at Byron is an equal opportunities employer. To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. For further information, please contact: Human Resources – The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa 02 6639 2152 or hr@thebyronatbyron.com.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32042029?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

VICTORIA’S: BREAKFAST CHEF

Breakfast chef required.

Please phone Rae on 0427228886

 

F+H JEWELLERY – WORK EXPERIENCE FOR PREMIUM FASHION BRAND

F+H Jewellery is quickly forging a reputation as Australia’s tough-luxe jewellery brand, with a focus on creating original modern designs with a strong clean-lined aesthetic. We are currently searching for an enthusiastic individual for a work experience role to assist in our office in Byron Bay working directly with owner & director, Sharona Harris. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone wanting to gain experience working with a premium fashion brand. REQUIREMENTS: – Great attention to detail – A passion for fashion, celebrity and influencer news – Basic computer skills (own laptop also required) – Ability to learn new tasks quickly – Any marketing, photography or social media experience will be highly regarded. HOURS: This role would be for Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 2pm. To apply for this position email with your resume and cover letter.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/other-jobs/f-h-jewellery-work-experience-for-premium-fashion-brand/1127144195?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

BARISTA/SANDWICH HAND

Must be experienced in coffee, part-time position.

Apply in person at Village Bakehouse (next to IGA Sunrise) Byron

 

PIZZA/PASTA CHEF

Full time & part time positions available in busy Suffolk Park restaurant for enthusiastic and experienced cooks / chefs. Opportunity to join a happy team.

Call 0422208428 or email resume to byronpizza@gmail.com

 

EXPERIENCED CHEF & SOUS CHEF

Full time, for Treehouse Restaurant.

Dan 0466885358

 

EXPERIENCED RELIABLE, VEGETARIAN COOK

Required for busy Retreat Centre. References and an interest in Yoga are essential.

Please email resume to operations@byronyoga.com

 

UBERX DRIVER PARTNER

WHO WE ARE: Drive with Uber and get paid weekly in fares by helping our community of riders get around town. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash on your schedule. The more you drive, the more you can earn. It’s simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or any type of other opportunities. REQUIREMENTS: – You’re at least 21 years old – You have a 4-door vehicle – You have a driver’s license and insurance – You’re friendly and excited to earn money on your schedule! ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you have previous employment experience in transportation (such as a delivery driver, driver, professional driver, driving job, truck driver, heavy and tractor-trailer driver, cdl truck driver, class a or class b driver, local truck driver, company truck driver, taxi driver, taxi chauffeur, cab driver, cab chauffeur, taxi cab driver, transit bus driver, bus driver, coach bus driver, bus operator, shuttle driver, bus chauffeur) you might also consider partnering with Uber and earn great money. We also welcome drivers who have worked with other peer-to-peer ridesharing or driving networks like Lyft, Sidecar, Deliv, Postmates, Roadie. Our driver partners come from all backgrounds and industries ranging from traditional driving and transportation industries to other industries.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32069012?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

EXPERIENCED CHAUFFEUR

F/T and P/T contract basis. Must have authorised private hire vehicle driver licence & excellent customer service background.

Resumes to: reservations@ luxurytransfers.com.au

 

GOOD DRIVERS WANTED NOW

Shifts avail for taxis & hire cars. Training provided. Min 12 month Aust Licence required.

Email: info@byronbaytaxis.com

 

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

With its stylish design and architecture, the multi award winning Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is inspired by its pristine surroundings. Set within a stunning subtropical rainforest.  The Byron at Byron Resort provides an idyllic escape in a relaxed atmosphere whilst offering all the special touches. Our guests enjoy exceptional service, great food and wine, all with a smile. Located just a five minute drive south of the township of Byron Bay, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa offers an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Maintenance Manager to join our professional team delivering the highest level of service, standards and attention to detail. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for providing the guests with a secure, comfortable environment by maintaining the hotel’s assets through ongoing preventive maintenance programs, and ensuring that all mechanical systems are operating in accordance with resort policies and procedures, and according to government laws and regulations. Duties include: – Maintain facilities and equipment by conducting inspections on a regular basis to determine need and extent of service, equipment required, type of operation, and maintenance needed – Keep all mechanical, electrical, and structural blueprints and diagrams up to date; maintain library of parts lists, maintenance manuals, reference books, catalogues, etc. – Assign work orders by priority, delegate duties and supervise quality of work – Prepare a preventive maintenance program and follow in order to reduce the possibility of equipment breakdown, and the resulting need for emergency repairs – Respond to guest complaints and department service requests efficiently – Achieve the best price and suitability of products by appropriately selecting from available contractors and vendors – Assist in preparing the operating budget for engineering, recommend items to be included in the resort’s capital budget and adhere to the approved budget – Providing assistance with day-to-day property maintenance to satisfy guest expectations whilst ensuring highest quality results in a timely manner. Skills and Experience Requirements: – Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook – Experience and understanding of Property Preventive Maintenance Programs – Very good presentation, communication and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail – Ability to train and mentor maintenance support employees – Significant level of drive and initiative in maintenance, ground and landscaping activities – A calm and positive attitude while working under pressure – Trade qualifications and 5 years’ experience in a management role preferably within the hospitality industry. All applicants must have full working rights in Australia to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. To apply please forward a cover letter and resume to: hr@thebyronatbyron.com.au. The Byron at Byron is an equal opportunities employer.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32043880?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

PART TIME MARKETING / GRAPHIC DESIGN ROLE

Byron Bay Detox is a family run natural health company that has been manufacturing and supplying wellness products throughout Australia and New Zealand for over 12 years. Sales channels that support the business are national and state based distributors, wholesalers plus an e-commerce store. Due to strong growth and recent expansion, Byron Bay Detox now seeks a part-time Graphic Design / Marketing Intern to join the team based in Byron Bay. Must be able to work autonomously, effectively and be flexible with work schedules. Potential full-time employment opportunity after successful completion of internship. Your responsibilities: – Responsible for your own as well as collaborative projects within the sales and marketing function – Design and edit of print and online material, including newsletter ads, catalogues, brochures, flyers and product packaging – Website banners and other digital images/assets – Shop design and branding – Social Media Management – Blog posts; conduct, edit and publish interviews with collaborators – Liaise with distributors and clients. The successful candidate will have: – Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite – Understanding of B2B marketing – Understanding of Google Analytics, AdWords and Social Media platforms – Some experience using Mailchimp – Excellent content writing skills – Understanding of SEO and content marketing – Web video production, filming/editing highly regarded but not essential – A positive attitude, self-motivated with strong work ethic – Degree qualified or currently studying Graphics Design or Marketing is highly regarded – Industry and product knowledge in the natural health and wellness space desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will be offered: – A part time internship, 2 days a week – Hands on role with the opportunity to put your creative ideas to market – Great opportunity to include a Marketing and Graphic Design role on your CV – Join a reputable company in the marketing team with exposure to a fast growing industry. If you think you’ve got what it takes, submit your CV and cover letter via the APPLY NOW button or email to detox@byronbaydetox.com.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32041902?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

CHEF DE PARTIE

TARGA Restaurant on Marvell st, requires CHEF DE PARTIE. Hard working and experienced chef to join our team. We are a modern European restaurant open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Must be available until February but position could be on-going. Please email targabyronbay@gmail.com

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/chef-cook/chef-de-partie/1126695849?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

CHEFS WANTED

Chefs wanted for beach side restaurant. Pans, grill and larder positions available, breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts available. must be a team player, well presented, experience in Italian food and culture a plus, travellers welcome. Menu is simple, local and Italian inspired. email cv to Att: Chef.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/chef-cook/chefs-wanted-/1126710266?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

TRADE COUNTER SALES – PLUMBING 

Reece is different. We’re a big business that works hard to retain the great things from when we were a small business. We value common sense as highly as a university degree. We promote people based on performance, and that’s the secret to our success – having the right people, with the right attitude in the right roles. Reece is a place where you can promote yourself. Our core business is supplying plumbing and bathroom products and services to plumbers and retail customers. Our staff are a vital part of our business providing friendly, expert service. We now have an opportunity for a Trade Counter Sales person to join the team in Byron Bay. Role requirements: – Customer Service (this includes maintaining a friendly, tidy and professional appearance) – Sales (including over the counter sales, customer development and quotes) – Stock Management – General computer skills – Maintaining a high standard of general housekeeping within the branch and vehicles – Embracing the Reece values, policies and procedures  – Being a supportive team member. Applicants must have a current manual driver’s licence and be committed to learning and professional development. You won’t need plumbing industry experience; just confidence, initiative, enthusiasm, ambition and you’ll also be given the opportunity to move forward along the Reece Career Pipeline. Why wait? This is your chance to join a great company that offers excellent conditions and comprehensive on the job training. Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining an Australian visa please visit LIVE IN australia.com.

http://reececareers.com.au/Jobs/jobdetail.aspx?pkJob=23626&nav=search&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

BEAUTY THERAPIST

GUARANTEED HOURS & CASUAL. 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/2276423049?context=79921f56-407e-4dfd-a4df-5f1ba70d2c89&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

MASSEURS & TAROT READERS

Established centre looking for qualified & experienced professional females with excellent customer service skills. Avail for weekends & flexible shifts.

0449772166

 

MEDIA & PR COORDINATOR

We are a boutique fashion label based in Byron Bay but this role can be remote. Your role as the Media & PR Coordinator will help you gain a further insight into the fast paced sector of fashion media and set you on an exciting career path with references and experience from a reputable fashion company. ABOUT THE ROLE: * 4 week internship, 1 day per week * You should have some media experience working with magazines /bloggers * Follow media / marketing guidelines and meet the requirements * Prepare internal and external reports where appropriate * Liaise with the creative director and outside media companies * You’ll learn how to identify opportunities for innovation and creativity where appropriate. WHO ARE YOU? * You will have a qualification in a relevant field e.g. media, marketing, communications, fashion * You will have a high level of commercial-awareness within the fashion industry * You will have a high level of experience using Instagram * Understanding of Bloggers and their roles * A willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the job done * Someone with solid interpersonal and communication both verbal and written skills is essential * You should possess strong administration, organisational and planning skills and prioritise work without any loss of accuracy * Able to manage time effectively in order to meet deadlines while also working within a budget * You have the ability to find practical solutions to problems * You are creative and imaginative, able to generate and transform creative ideas and able to think outside the box * You are able to work with a team as well as take own initiative * You’re interested in professional development * Able to demonstrate an active interest in contemporary marketing. If this sounds like you, please send a 1 page resume to media@dreamergroup.net. Thank you.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/byron-bay/media-planning-strategy-buying/media-pr-coordinator/1126659428?utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Regular hours. Pref female. Byron CBD.

0413075532

 

REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Seeking remedial therapists with health fund rebates to work in our new clinic Ballina Remedial Massage. Must be experienced, professional, reliable & passionate. Good rates.

Ph 0499490088 or email: info@bangalowremedialmassage.com.au

 

CHEFS – BYRON BAY, NEW LUXURY RESORT & DYNAMIC TEAM

Elements of Byron Beachside Resort is a new and very impressive resort located just north of the Byron Bay CBD. We are looking for dedicated and passionate chefs to join our dynamic team to work in a world-class resort environment. THE POSITIONS: We are looking for motivated, dynamic, people who are able to multi-task and prioritise with pace and expediency to ensure the high standards for our Restaurant/outlets and conference and events are met. We are looking for the following full-time and casual chef roles: – Chef de Parties – Demi Chefs – Commis Chefs – Apprentice Chefs. IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING: – Previous experience in a 4 or 5 star resort/hotel – Full availability including weekends and public holidays – Great attention to detail with an excellent ability to multi-task – Trade Qualification or working towards a qualification – Commercial Cookery Certificate or equivalent – Comprehensive knowledge of hygiene standards – Excellent presentation. So if you are a professional and dynamic Chef please click APPLY and attach a cover letter, indicating the position you are interested in, and resume to your application.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32026641?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

CASUAL LABOURER

Fit and enthusiastic labourer required for deck work, incl sanding, painting and repairs. Must have ABN and car.

Email richardneylan1@bigpond.com

 

CDP | AWARD WINNING VENUE | AWESOME CULTURE & MENU | GET PAID FOR OVERTIME !!

Above Market Salary – Take home pay $900 per week! Refined menu and stunning venue – great add to the CV. Award winning Head Chef willing to train and mentor enthusiastic chefs. THE VENUE: Award winning venue experiencing a solid, successful trade. Known for its on-trend refined food offering, friendly, approachable service and stunning interiors. THE ROLE: We require an experienced Chef De Partie for a high paced, high volume kitchen in the heart of Byron Bay. Be given the opportunity to work all sections, have input into new menu creation, ordering, stock take while working alongside the industry’s best. Real opportunity to progress amongst the team and successful hospitality group. YOU: – Dynamic, passionate and creative – Have the ability to think on your feet, quickly and enjoy the fast pace of the kitchen – HACCAP and WHS understanding – At least 2 years in a similar role – A keen interest in food and dining trends – A want to learn and progress through the chef ranks. To apply online, please click on the apply button. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Julia Long on +61 (2) 8016 5430, quoting Ref No. 133255 or otherwise please check out our website for other available positions. www.frontlinehospitality.com.au

https://www.seek.com.au/job/32027335?tracking=ILC-S%2AAU%2A-JOR-Referrer-4324&utm_campaign=joraau&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=joraau

 

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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.

Well done Andi!

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Well done to Andi who achieved 100% on his progress test this week!

Andi is from Switzerland and has been studying at Lexis Byron Bay for just three weeks so far, and will be staying with us for another nine. He has impressed his teacher and class and one of his classmates thinks that, with these results, he will be moving up from Pre-Intermediate to the Cambridge class in no time! Congratulations Andi and keep up the good work!

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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.

Coffee Lounge! October 18

Today at Coffee Lounge we practiced our English conversation skills with a couple of games! Of course, we also had some yummy coffee and TimTams as well!

In the morning, we played Lexis Jenga which is the same as traditional Jenga, but with a question on each tile. After pulling out a tile, you then answer the question.

From today’s questions we found out that Bruna’s favourite ice cream flavour is vanilla, Stefan has been to eight different countries, Saya’s favourite thing to do in Byron Bay is go to the beach, Isabella once got a speeding ticket for R$80 (approximately AU$30 – a cheap fine by Australian standards!), and Othman’s favourite season is Winter because the weather is much cooler then in his home country of Saudi Arabia.

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This game is a great way to practice and learn English words and phrases while also getting to know your fellow students. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Frida, the dog enjoying her coffee in the photo, who was being looked after by Lexis student Isabella!

In the afternoon, we played Charades which involved acting out English phrases for the other students to guess.

Some phrases were quite difficult and were a good opportunity to learn a phrase the students had never heard of before. For example, ‘raking leaves‘, ‘chasing a tornado‘ and ‘landing a plane‘. Others were a bit easier and were a lot of fun to act out and guess, such as ‘milking a cow‘, ‘filming a movie‘ and ‘washing an elephant‘! Every student who acted out a phrase got a TimTam (which is enough to convince even Roman to join the game!) and enjoyed the time learning English and laughing along with their friends.

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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.

 

English+Surfing with Alessa!

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Alessa is from Switzerland and studied at Lexis Byron Bay for two weeks on the English in Action – Surfing course. During those two weeks she studied English in the mornings and learnt to surf in the afternoons.

Her first visit to Australia was in January of this year, when she spent a month travelling with her family. She loved the country and the people so much that she had to come back!

 

She arrived in Australia with an Intermediate level of English and, although her time at Lexis Byron Bay was short, she feels has learnt more and improved her English language skills.

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Alessa (back row, on the right) with the other new students on her first day at Lexis Byron Bay

Alessa had never surfed before, so was quite nervous for her first lesson! Over the two weeks she had eight lessons with the team at Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay who taught her the basics of surfing and helped her to improve. By the end of the eight lessons, she was feeling very good in her ability to surf and hopes to keep surfing when she returns to Europe.

One of Alessa’s favourite things about Byron Bay was the people. In particular, she enjoyed meeting all the people at Lexis Byron Bay and the friends she has made from all  over the world.

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Alessa (second from right) enjoyed the Coffee Lounge conversation activity with other Lexis Byron Bay students

Alessa said she would definitely recommend the English in Action – Surfing course to anyone thinking of studying English and learning to surf in Byron Bay. She said the team at Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay  are really nice, very motivated, always have a smile and make the lessons really fun!

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Alessa (centre) with her Lexis classmates on graduation day

Now Alessa is enjoying two months of travelling around Australia. After Byron Bay she is off to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and then Perth before  flying back to Switzerland.  We hope she has a great time travelling around the country and continues to practice both her English and her surfing!

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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.

Well done Maya!

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Congratulations to Maya who achieved 100% on her weekly progress test yesterday!

Maya is from Japan and is half way through her twelve weeks studying at Lexis Byron Bay. Along with her teacher Mel and her classmates, Maya is very proud  of herself and excited to be making such great progress with her English skills. Well done Maya…and Happy Birthday! 🙂

 

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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.

New Starters! October 17

We have ten new starters at Lexis Byron Bay this week!

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Maurizio is from Genova, Italy. He enjoys horse riding, fishing, being in nature and around animals. He loves to travel and over the past five years he has visited more than 20 countries, all with a wide varieties of cultures and foods. He has been working with his cousin as a waiter for a pizza catering business and hopes to get sponsorship to stay in Australia. For this, he needs to pass the IELTS test which is why he chose to study English at Lexis Byron Bay.

Alexandra is from Germany. In her free time she likes to go out with friends, listen to music and read books. She also learns the flute and is part of a choir. She has worked as a nurse for four years and enjoys working in her local hospital. She came to Australia to study because she wants to improve her English to help when travelling and listening to music. After four weeks at Lexis Byron Bay she plans to travel for two weeks before she has to return home. It is such a short visit, but she hopes to return again next year to see more of the country!

Ji-Young is from Korea and is one of four in her family, with her mother, father and younger sister. She has many hobbies that she enjoys, such as travelling, watching movies and listening to music. She studies Environmental Planning at University and has done research on the environmental effects in her city. Ji-Young has travelled to many places but has never lived in another country. She decided to live in Australia so that she could improve her English while also enjoying warm weather, seeing dolphins here in Byron Bay and learning to surf.

Sheryl is from Switzerland. She likes to keep fit, hang out with friends and travel. She came to Australia to learn English in Byron Bay for four weeks before travelling the east coast. She is looking forward to experiencing a new country and a different lifestyle. She hopes to have a great time and meet lots of people in Australia and her onward travels in Fiji. Her future plans include travelling to many countries, getting married and living a happy life with family and friends.

Janine is from Switzerland and lives with her family including her parents and younger brother and sister in a small village near Lucerne and the Swiss mountains. She works as a draughtsperson for an architectural office, drawing plans for people building houses. In her free time she plays the clarinet and trumpet. She decided to come to Australia to experience a new place and a beautiful country. She flew over here with her friend and, after six weeks of studying English, they will meet up again in Brisbane to travel. They plan to rent a campervan and drive to Cairns, spend a week there and then drive back down to Sydney to fly back to Switzerland.

Julie is from France and is one of five in her family. All her family members live in different locations – her mother in Montpellier, her father in Bordeaux, her sister in Marseille, her brother in Milan, Italy, and now herself in Byron Bay, Australia! She loves to travel and would be very happy if she could travel for the rest of her life. She also enjoys reading, going to the cinema, having fun with friends, and keeping fit with running, going to the gym or swimming at the beach. She works in sales and has been in her job for six years. She wants to improve her English because it is spoken so widely across the world and is helpful for travel, and she is also planning to work in Australia.

Stefan is from Switzerland and is one of four in his family, with his mother, father and older brother. He likes to play field hockey with his team every week, though he says they are not doing too well this season! After finishing high school, he has worked for a few years as a Landscape Gardener and completed his one year of Military Service. He is interested in plants, animals and other cultures. When deciding to study English, he chose to come to Australia so he could experience the beautiful plants, animals and landscapes of this country. He would also like to learn how to surf while he is here. Stefan wants to learn English to help with travelling and to enable him to teach German to the refugees in his town.

Gaetan is from Belgium and lives with his family, including his mother, father and older brother, near the city of Brussels. During his free time he likes to participate in many different sports, such as hiking, soccer or going to the gym. While studying at a Physical Education school, he has also been working many different jobs in his holidays to save up for his trip to Australia. He wants to study English because it is widely spoken around the world and could be beneficial for his career. He decided to study in Australia because it is a beautiful place that he has never visited before. He also likes to surf, which Australia is perfect for!

Ai is from Japan. She came to Australia on a Working Holiday visa and hopes to learn enough English to travel and work here for the next year.

Paulo was born in Brazil and lived there until he was 27, when he moved to Germany to study. While studying in Germany, he met his wife and they now live together in Germany with their three children. He also has a father and brother living in Brazil, and another brother living in Perth, Australia. Paulo likes to go surfing, mountain biking and travelling. He works for DHL, which is a German logistics company, in the IT Department. He enjoys his work and has a lot of fun in the workplace. This company is international, with colleagues working in many different parts of the world, which is why he wants to improve his English. He decided to study in Australia so that he could also visit his brother in Perth, surf the many great beaches and to see the beauty of this country.

 

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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.

Table Tennis Tournament! October 14

Today we had planned to play volleyball but, unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and it was not a pleasant day to head to the beach. Instead, we held a Table Tennis Tournament!

With the last tournament being held just last week, the players were highly motivated to defend or claim the title of Lexis Champion! Today’s winner was Roman, who has a strong background in tennis (as a tennis instructor back in Spain!) and won the 6-pack of beer to enjoy.

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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.

Farmer’s Market visit! October 13

Yesterday Kathleen’s Intermediate class went to the Byron Bay Farmers Market to practise this week’s target language: food, cooking and modal verbs. It was a delicious lesson!

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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! October 14

We have four students finishing at Lexis Byron Bay this week: Carla, Maria, Alessa and Lucia.

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Carla is  from Spain and graduates from Iruka’s Intermediate class. She has been an exceptional student who has worked hard to achieve great results. In class  she has been enthusiastic, helpful and respectful to other students. Outside of class she has worked well on homework and self-study, and is described as a model student by her teacher! Carla plans to enjoy another couple of weeks in Byron Bay before heading to back Spain, but hopes to return to Australia in the next few years to continue learning and practicing her English. We look forward to seeing you back here Carla!

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Maria is from Spain and graduates from Claudia and Ellie’s Upper Intermediate class. She is a lovely student to have in class, with an enthusiastic and dynamic personality that always lifts the class atmosphere. She contributes very well in class and has shown herself to be a dedicated and intelligent student. Maria has worked hard during her time here and has improved her English in all areas. She will be in Byron Bay for a few more weeks before travelling in Australia and possibly doing some more studies. You will be missed in the Lexis Family but we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Australia!

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Alessa is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Intermediate class. She has been at Lexis Byron Bay for just two weeks, on the English in Action – Surfing course. In class she made a positive impact, with her lovely nature putting other students at ease and encouraging them to speak. This enabled her to get lots of speaking and listening practice, which resulted in great improvements in these skills. She is a quick learner, picking up and using the new grammar and vocabulary taught in class. After learning English in the mornings, she spent most of her afternoons learning how to surf the famous Byron Bay beaches! Alessa now has two months of travel around Australia planned before going back home. Enjoy exploring more of Australia!

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Lucia is from Slovakia and graduates from Paul’s CAE Advanced class. She showed great aptitude for the English language and, with just four weeks at Lexis, she studied for two weeks each in the Upper Intermediate and Advanced (CAE) classes. She now plans to do some travel while figuring out her next step – possibly to continue studying English. We wish you all the best for the future – whatever it may hold!

 

 

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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! October 14-16

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIG GUIDE

FRIDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – CHESTA HEDRON, HOBO MAGIC, JOSH SWAN
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM WILLY MCELROY & THE IMMIGRANTS
BEACH HOTEL – 5PM DAN CLARK DUO 9PM NOCTURNAL TAPES
BYRON THEATRE – 6.30PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT
PIGHOUSE FLICKS – 8PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
BYRON BREWERY – 6PM BREWERS CIRCUS
STICKY WICKET – 9PM LOCAL DJS 9.30PM LUKE MORRIS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK – 9PM JAMES BENNETT
SUN BISTRO – 5PM STEPHEN LOVELIGHT & PHIL EMMANUEL
PIZZA PARADISO – 6.30PM PAT TIERNEY

 

SATURDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – OSAKA PUNCH, A LITTLE PROVINCE, REUD MOOD
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM BIG FAT GUY
BEACH HOTEL – 9PM TOM & JARRY DJS
BYRON THEATRE – 11.15AM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
PIGHOUSE FLICKS – 6PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
BYRON BREWERY – 2PM LADI ABUNDANCE 6PM MISS RENEE SIMONE
STICKY WICKET – 9PM FUTURE FAKTORI FUNK 9.30PM THE WEATHER MEN
WOODY’S SURF SHACK – 9PM DJ JAMIE
TREEHOUSE – 7.30PM ANGIE HUDSON
PIZZA PARADISO – 6.30PM ELENA B WILLIAMS

 

SUNDAY

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL – OOZ
RAILWAY HOTEL – 7PM KIMMY & CREW
BEACH HOTEL – 4.30PM EPIC 8PM DJ LONGTIME
BYRON THEATRE – 11.15AM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
PIGHOUSE FLICKS – 4PM BYRON FILM FESTIVAL
BYRON BREWERY – 2.30PM DJ GROOVES
BYRON GOLF CLUB – 4PM GREG LYON & THE HIP OPERATION WITH KIRK LORANGE
TREEHOUSE – 2.30PM DJ SECRET SPOT & DJ EVA J
SUN BISTRO – 5PM TESS LATU & PHIL EMANUEL

 

EVENTS

BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL
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The 10th Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) runs for 10 days across multiple venues from Friday 14th October- Sunday 23rd October 2016. AACTA Awards accredited BBFF is a platform for outstanding independent film talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking films.

 

MARKETS

FRIDAY

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

SATURDAY

Byron Artisan Night Markets

Bangalow Farmers Market

Mullumbimby Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

SUNDAY

Byron Bay Markets

Lismore Carboot Market

Pottsville Beach Markets

Uki Buttery Bazaar

 

PIGHOUSE FLICKS @ Byron Brewery

FRIDAY

Sully 1:30pm
Bridget Jones’s Baby 3:20pm
Captain Fantastic 5:40pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 8:00pm

SATURDAY

Captain Fantastic 11:30am
Bridget Jones’s Baby 1:50pm
Sully 4:10pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 6:00pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 8:00pm

SUNDAY

Bridget Jones’s Baby 11:20am
Captain Fantastic 1:40pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 4:00pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 6:00pm
BBFF16 Film Festival 8:00pm

 

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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.

Learn to Skateboard! October 12

This  morning we were joined by Flavio from Byron Bay Skateboard School, who taught us how to skateboard!

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After some initial nerves (having never been on a skateboard before) the students got on to a skateboard to start practicing!

In no time at all, they were looking very comfortable on the boards, mastering how to turn, grabbing their board and stopping. Most importantly, they had a lot of fun doing it and didn’t want the session to end. We look forward to the next session in November to keep learning new skate skills and get a few more beginners on the boards!

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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.

Coffee Lounge! October 11

It was a perfect day for Coffee Lounge with the weather turning wet and windy in Byron Bay today! We warmed up with some hot coffee, demolished a couple of packets of TimTams and enjoyed great conversation with friends.

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In the morning we practiced speaking English in a game of ‘Aussie Heads’, asking yes/no questions to find out the name of the card on our head. The cards had names of animals, places, objects or sports on them, for example a surfboard, kangaroo, Uluru and cricket.

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In the afternoon the conversation was flowing between all the students, chatting about their lives in Byron Bay, comparing cultural customs from their different countries and planning the night ahead at the Student Night in Byron Bay tonight!

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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.