End of Cambridge Sausage Sizzle! June 7th

Last Friday we celebrated our Cambridge students completing 3 months of study with a good old fashioned Australian Sausage Sizzle!

I hope you all enjoyed my grill master skills 😉

Good luck to all our Cambridge students on your remaining exams! ❤

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.

 

Job Hunting Tips from our Lexis Students!

job-search

We recently spoke with six of our students here at Lexis Byron Bay, to ask them a few questions about their part-time jobs. We found out where they work, what they like about their jobs and working in Byron and also, what their dream jobs would be…

Arriving in a new place, meeting new people, starting school as well as having to find a job can be difficult! Thanks to these students, we have some tips for our current and future students, to help with the headache of finding a job. Thanks to Judith, Leo, Ania, Maria, Pedro and Lucas for the tips and positive vibes! 😉

WAS IT HARD TO FIND YOUR JOB AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET IT?

  • No, it wasn’t too hard! Byron is small but you have lots of options for work. Everybody always finds a job! It really helps to be positive and focused.
  • It wasn’t too easy! I spent many weeks searching and bringing my CV to every store and restaurant.
  • When I arrived in Byron it was tricky to find a job as it was Winter season here, so a bit quiet, but I didn’t give up! I went to many places and gave in my CV and after a few weeks, got my job!
  • No, it wasn’t hard to find a job! My friend told me she was leaving her job at Orgasmic Falafel and asked if I would like to take over. This was the same for another job a few months ago, my friend was leaving his position at an Italian restaurant in town. I also got some cleaning work at my accommodation after suggesting some ways to make the public spaces better and cleaner for everyone. As I am a long term student here, I was also approached about some cleaning work here in Lexis.
  • I found a job on my first week in Byron! I recommend making a CV that is very personal to you – what do you know? What experience do you have? What are your strong points?
  • It took me about 15 days to find my job. I went around to all shops, bars and restaurants asking for the manager and handing them my CV personally.

dream-job

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER STUDENTS LOOKING FOR WORK?

  • Be patient! It will all work out ok!
  • If you put in the effort and are persistent, you will find your job! Ask to speak with the manager where possible.
  • Keep in touch with people and tell everyone you are looking for a job. There are so many people coming and going so you can take their jobs as they leave.
  • Never give up! and try speak with the manager.
  • Make your CV interesting and personal to you. Show them why they should hire YOU! 😀

inkedyoure-hired2_li.jpg

Don’t forget to check our blog every Wednesday for a list of the latest jobs advertised online for Byron! 🙂

 

Missed out on our first jobs blog? See it 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.

 

Re-match Soccer Game against BBELS! May 22nd

Yesterday afternoon we had our highly anticipated re-match against BBELS.

When we played last time it was a disappointing loss for Lexis. After a close game, BBELS scored the winning goal in the final 5 minute tiebreaker.

IMG_2563

Enrique was our designated captain for yesterdays game. He took it upon himself to get us motivated by practicing a New Zealand haka. The haka is a type of ancient Māori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace. You will often see New Zealand sports team perform a haka before a game.

Great enthusiasm from the students! I had stitches from laughing so hard!

The students had some warm up exercises before the match started and lucky for us we also had the loudest support crew!

With all of our shouting we managed to attract a new friend.. The adorable Cookie!!

He was definitely ‘Team Lexis’!!

The match went on as the sun began to set.

IMG_2631

After 15 minute quarters we were all exhausted. Thank you Captain Enrique for keeping us enthusiastic! Unfortunately it was another close game, with BBELS taking the win with a final goal in the closing minutes. The final score was 4-3. Hard luck Lexis.

It was still a great afternoon. Thank you to everyone who played and came down to support!

KMIA3156

Keep an eye on next months activities calendar to see when our next match will be.

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.

Salsa & Sangria! May 17th

Friday afternoon we strapped on our dancing shoes and got funky for Salsa & Sangria with Danni from Sassy Salsa.

IMG_2475

We started off with a warm up to get us into the swing of it…

And then we got straight into learning a short ‘reggaeton’ routine…

Which then quickly escalated into an epic group dance circle…

Now everyone was well and truly warmed up and ready to enjoy some sangria! I made the sangria following a simple recipe of red wine, orange juice, a table spoon of maple syrup and diced apple, strawberries, orange and lemon.

Our lesson continued learning some salsa moves and practiced with a partner.

IMG_2469

Thank you everyone for such a fun afternoon! I am already looking forward to our next dance lesson. 🙂

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! 17th May

Congratulations and farewell to our two lovely students graduating Lexis Byron Bay today!

IMG_2400

Hannah from Switzerland graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. Though brief, it has been an absolute pleasure to have you at Lexis. We wish you could’ve stayed longer! You should be proud of how refined and accurate your English has become. Well done. Take care and all the best ❤

Nanaka from Japan also graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been a delight getting to know you. You have been a very determined and and studious student and you have come a long way. All the best with finding a job. Take care and please come back and visit 🙂

 

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.

It’s the Weekend! May 3rd – 5th

weekend 8

WEATHER

weathermay

SURF

maysurf

GIGS

Friday

 7:00pm Soul’d @ Railway Hotel
 8:00pm The Badlands, Port Royal and Chilli Gomez @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm Du’East @ Beach Hotel
 6:30pm The Power of Sound @ Byron Theatre
 7:00pm James Scott @ The Sun
 7:00pm B Syde @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Concrete Surfers + Garage Sale + Demi Casha @ Byron Bay Brewery
 8:00pm Jono Ma + Eva J @ Locura
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm The Superlove @ Beach Hotel
~~~
Saturday
 8:00pm babe rainbow @ Hotel Great Northern
 9:30am The Tragedy of King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare – National Theatre Live Screening @ Byron Theatre
 4:00pm Barefoot Beat UONE @ Byron Bay Brewery
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic @ The Sun
 7:00pm Heed the Porter @ Treehouse
 7:30pm Taikoz 4tet Live! @ Byron Theatre
 8:00pm Iain Hayes @ Locura
 9:00pm DJ Lordy Wardy @ Beach Hotel
 7:00pm Byron Lighthouse Band @ Railway Hotel
~~~
Sunday
 8:00pm Fergo @ Hotel Great Northern
 7:00PM Cinco De Mayo party @ Locura
 7:00PM Grizzlee Train @ Railway Hotel
 10:00am Broadfoot, Juzzie Smith, Sam Buckingham, Yoyo Tuki @ Byron Community Market
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Eva J & Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 4:30pm Supercheese @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm Josh Lee Hamilton @ The Sun
 8:00pm Tom & Jarry @ Beach Hotel
“`
HAPPY TRAVELS
Happy Travels
See Iain from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!
Saturday
Harbour Town: Gold Coast Festival $25 per person
Sunday
Byron Bay Craft Markets – FREE
““`
““

 

 

 

Palace cinema

 Friday 3 May

Saturday 4 May

Sunday 5 May

 

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! April 29th

Welcome to our 6 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

group photo

Simon is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. In his free time he enjoys playing Floorball. This is a game you play in a sports hall, with a small white ball  and a plastic stick. Simon is an apprentice house drawer and he will continue to study architecture when he returns home. He has chosen to study in Byron Bay as he likes the relaxed nature of the small town. After studying at Lexis, Simon, is going to travel the East Coast and continue to explore Australia.

Tommaso is from Italy. He has played guitar since he was young and started to play piano last year. Music plays a fundamental role in Tommaso’s life. In his spare time he also likes boxing, hiking and surfing. He finished high school last year and is now studying at University. He is in Australia to improve his English because he will need it for future employment.

Jvana is from a small town in the mountains of Switzerland. In her spare time Jvana likes to play football and all types of sports. In winter she enjoys, skiing, ice skating and boarding. She is excited to be in Australia to explore the country and improve her English.

Sagiri is from Japan. She has played the piano since she was three years old. She loves listening to music and going to live music concerts. Sagiri is very happy to be in Byron Bay, as she loves the sea and she thinks the town is very beautiful. While she is in Australia she wants to go to Uluru and also hug a koala.

Masato is from Japan. His hobbies include growing vegetables, making sweets, doing ‘Aikido’ and yoga. He is interested in agriculture. He would like to become a farmer in the future, he currently works as an insurance broker. He hopes to make a lot of friends from all over the world.

Nino is from Brazil. In his spare time he enjoys gaming and comics. He worked in civil construction for the past 20 years, so he has not been in a class room for a long time! He decided to study in Australia because of the beautiful landscape and the opportunity to work. He is hoping to improve his English on this trip and return to his country with a better understanding of the language.

~

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.