New Starters! December 9th

We welcome four new starters this week at Lexis English Byron Bay!

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Thamires is from Brazil. She was born in Rio De Janeiro but now lives with her brother in Sao Paulo. She studies economics and works in a bank. In her spare time, she likes to read, play soccer, and run! Thamires would like to improve her English as her job works with clients from around the world. She came to Australia to study English because it’s a beautiful place, has nice beaches and the people are cool!

Maria is from Switzerland. She studied commerce and worked in a bank for two years but would now like to study naturopathy. She loves cooking and baking and both of her parents are Italian. She came to Australia for the good weather, the biodiversity, and also to learn English. She would love to stay in Australia for as long as possible, working, and studying something she’s interested in.

Marina is from Russia. She lives with her husband and daughter in Switzerland. She has come to Australia to study English which will enable her to have better communication skills which she needs for her job and travel.

Young is from Korea. He likes to listen to music and play sports and lives with his parents, two sisters and younger brother. He majored in material engineering at Dong-A University and would like to speak English fluently which is why he has come to Byron Bay to study English.

 

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.

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!

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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.

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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! 😀

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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WEATHER

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SURF

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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
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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
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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
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HAPPY TRAVELS
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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
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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