April Table Tennis Tournament!

Yesterday we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

The competition started with 16 players in the first round:

Shogo VS Helder: Helder

Francesco VS Arthur: Arthur

Felipe VS Mauricio: Mauricio

Juan VS Bruno: Bruno

Gabriel VS Tom: Gabriel

Julio VS Mariana: Julio

Tito VS Christian: Tito

Roman VS Pol: Roman

On to the second round, the winners then making it through to the semi- final were:

Helder VS Arthur: Helder

Mauricio VS Bruno: Mauricio

Gabriel VS Julio: Gabriel

Tito VS Roman: Roman

Everyone played amazingly but the winners of the semi-finals were:

Helder VS Mauricio: Helder

Gabriel VS Roman: Roman

Helder took on February’s winner Roman in the final……………..

AND WON!!!

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Making him April’s Table Tennis Champion!!!

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Enjoy your beers 🙂

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Jobs! 15th March

HOSPITALITY (BAR / RESTAURANT / CAFES)

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KITCHEN HAND / COOK / APPRENTICE

We are looking for a cook or apprentice for a busy catering business. 2 to 3 days per week and most Saturdays at weddings depending on how busy we are. Cooking experience will be a bonus but really just wanting a hard worker,willing to learn, efficient, reliable, team player, can do attitude. Duties include food preparation and general kitchen stuff including washing up. Driving licence and car essential, if don’t have car you are responsible for own transportation. Send me resume kitchen@eatdrinkcatering.com.au

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WAITSTAFF

EXPERIENCED waitstaff required for unique fast paced restaurant in Bay Lane. Candidates should know how to rock the floor and provide great customer service while working as part of a dynamic team. Familiar with front of house operations. Start immediately. Good flexible conditions for right candidates. PLEASE TEXT or drop resume into THAI LUCY during opening hours.

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BARISTA

A cafe in Byron Bay is seeking a part time Barista (up to 30 hours per week) to join our team. To be considered for this role you should: – Be available both days at weekends. – Have at least 3 years of experience as a Barista. – Have the right to work in Australia.

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COOK

Slice Pizzeria in Byron Bay is looking for a qualified Cook to join our kitchen. Must have a passion for Italian food, commitment to hard work, professionalism, a dedication to perfectionism and proven 2 years’ relevant experience and qualifications. Must be able to open dough with bare hands (traditional method). Must be presentable, hardworking, and reliable with excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge and understanding of food health and safety (follow all HACCAP standards and WHS/ OH&S). Experience with menu planning and stock control and estimation preferred, but not essential. Think it might be you? apply online with your CV and cover letter.

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CHEF / COOK

Seeking experienced chef/cook, for a popular Byron Bistro. Must have a good attitude and be flexible. Please email resume to jimfintin@gmail.com.

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BAR TENDER

Experienced fast paced bar tender required for late night venue in Byron Bay. Successful applicant will be able to work under pressure and over weekends. Strong knowledge of cocktails, spirits and beer are necessary. Current NSW RSA must be obtained before application is submitted. Please email resume to attached email.

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For more information on how to get an RSA (for serving alcohol) and Barista courses, click on this link: https://lexisbyronbay.com/2017/02/01/rsa-and-barista-courses/

 

 

CLEANING

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CLEANER

Professional Cleaning team wanted for holiday houses in central Byron, must have own
equipment, eye for detail and be flexible with days. Contact through email byronholidayhouses@gmail.com

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CLEANER

Strongarm Service’s has CLEANING POSITIONS available for hard workers in the Byron Bay Area. Strongarm Services has been operating for over 17 years, we are a family owned and operated trusted business. We specialise in commercial and holiday let cleaning. All employees are provided with on site training with on going development to be the best cleaners in Byron. Strongarm provides all the best equipment and products needed to complete a 5 star clean at each job. We require honest, reliable and hardworking individuals to join our fun family team. You must be fit and willing to do hard physical work. You must have a willingness to learn and a strong desire to provide our customers with outstanding service. You must have attention to detail and only a high quality of work is accepted. You must be living in the Byron/Ballina shire for at least the next 12 months. Drivers license and own car preferably. All work conditions, hours and pay rates will be discussed at time of trail. Please email strongarmcleaning@hotmail.com with your availablity. Our Strongarm family are looking forward to having some cleaning super stars join the team.

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CLEANER

We currently have an opportunity for a motivated professional cleaner to join our Done & Dusted Team in Byron Bay. A part-time and full-time position is available in residential and commercial cleaning in Byron Bay and the surrounding areas. Candidates will be considered if they have the following: *Relevant experience in the cleaning industry *A passion for cleaning with high attention to detail *Reliable and physically fit *Excellent communication and ability to use initiate *Have English as a first language or speak fluent English *A driving license and own vehicle *Able to commit to a minimum of 6 months, a preference for long term The position is available for an immediate start for the successful candidate and will be approximately 15 – 25 hours for part-time and to 30 – 35 hours for full-time. Please send a resume with a brief description about yourself to info@byronbaydoneanddusted.com or call 0498731447

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CLEANER

Lady needed, aged 30 to 50, for cleaning in bed and breakfast, must be local and have an eye for detail, 3 days per week, Sun, Mon, Tues, 10.30 to 1.30, $22p/h

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ROOM ATTENDANT

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is currently seeking applicants for the role of Room Attendant to be part of our dedicated and professional Housekeeping team. Essential Requirements: – Housekeeping / room attending experience. – Ability to engage with guests to provide a high level of customer service and guest satisfaction. – Excellent interpersonal, communication, organisational and time management skills. – Ability to multi task & prioritise as well as work in a team. – Availability and willingness to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, days, evenings, weekends and public holidays. – Immaculate grooming. – Commitment. To apply, please via email – careers@thebyronatbyron.com.au

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ALL OTHER WORK!

Office Work

BACKPACKER TRAVEL SPECIALIST

Greyhound Wicked Travel is the #1 Backpacker Travel specialists in Australia, and we are currently recruiting for a new SALES STAR with a natural CONFIDENCE and ability to achieve results. Join our fun, friendly and motivated team in BYRON BAY, to help backpackers from around the world organise and book their exciting travel around Australia! Do you have? – Sales Experience (promo, door 2 door, telesales, club rep, charity fund raiser). – Fun, Energetic, Self-Motivated with a POSITIVE ‘Can do attitude’. – Travel experience on Australia’s EAST COAST an advantage. – 4-6months commitment. Sprichst du deutsch? Dann hast du sehr gute Karten in unser Team aufgenommen zu werden. DO YOU BRING A BIG PERSONALITY WITH LOTS OF ENERGY, THAT CAN CLOSE A SALE FIRST TIME? We are after someone who is or has been a backpacker and can help fellow travellers organise their amazing travels around Australia, by getting people into our shops, and buying their dream tours!! – Earn a competitive hourly wage. – Weekly commission paid $$$. – Travel incentives as rewards for top performers.- Ongoing training is given. – Opportunities for sponsorship for our TOP sales performers.
Email: ENTER YOUR EMAIL with your resume and short introduction to why you think you’re perfect for the job and what sales background you have!

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SALES ASSISTANT

New Sydney based ladies fashion store opening in Byron Bay Easter. We are looking for casuals who have a flair for styling, bright bubbly personality with exceptional customer service. Weekend work available. Apply with CV to alexandria.rogister@gmail.com
Interview process begins early April 2017.

RECEPTIONIST
Permanent-Part-time 36.25hrs per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Must have or obtain Certificate of Registration. Positive attitude. Extremely organised. Good listening skills. Strong computer skills with Word, Excel, Email, Phone System and willingness to learn new software. Typing speed of 60wpm minimum. Work under pressureAgency pays for annual CPD (12 points). Long term employment. For expressions of interest, please email Kylie via email admin@byronbaysales.com.au together with your resume and references.  Closing date 16 March 2017.

 

WAREHOUSE CASUALS

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Warehouse all Rounders for our clients busy warehouse located in Byron Bay. Previous warehouse experience is essential. The successful applicant will be experienced in warehouse paperwork and computer systems, receipting, scanning, storage and dispatch of goods. The successful applicant will have good organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. The successful applicant will have a “hands on” attitude and be experienced in working within in a fast paced environment. A strong focus on safety and customer service is also required. To be successful for this role you will need to have the following: – Previous warehouse experience. – Pick & Pack experience. – Willing to learn. – Strong attention to detail. – ‘Team player’ attitude. – Available Monday – Friday. – ASAP start. – You will need to be physically fit. – Have your own transport. Highly Desirable: – Forklift licence and experience working in a confined space, loading flatbed semi-trailers. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Justine Dorrell on 0414 584 758

CUSTOMER SERVICE / RETAIL

f you’re driven by putting a smile on a customers face and enjoy helping others, you should like working as part of the Bunnings team. As a team member at Bunnings, you will work in an informal environment that has retained a family feel. You will have the autonomy to make decisions, not have to work to many rules and have some fun along the way. Relevant experience is helpful, but it’s your attitude and values that are the most important. Customer service team members are the face of Bunnings. They are the first point of contact with our customers and play a critical role in representing the Bunnings brand and providing customers with a great shopping experience. This role will involve evening and weekend work. What you can expect to do: – Customer service. – Merchandising. – Stock. What we need from you: – Previous retail experience is preferred, but not critical. – A passion for customer service. – An ability to work in and contribute to a team. – An ability to work a seven day roster. – Strong verbal communication skills. – Flexibility to work in other departments when required. – You may also be required to work in other departments when required. What’s in it for you: – Flexibility. – Opportunity to actively support the local community. – Team member and spouse discount. – Training. – Career opportunities. – Health and Wellness plan. – Having your ideas listened to. – Incentives. – Discounts with corporate partners

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Graduation! 10th March

Congratulations to our 9 students who graduated from their General English courses last week!

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Carola is from Italy and graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. She worked very hard during her 8 weeks at Lexis and progressed from from Pre-Intermediate up to Intermediate with a grade A! She was a delightful contribution to the classroom environment with her lovely personality and smile. Good luck for the future!

Leo is from Switzerland and graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. He was a pleasure to have in class, with his positive attitude and his encouragement to get his classmates speaking. During his 4 weeks with Lexis his English skills improved in all areas but particularly in his fluency. We will miss your great sense of humor and wish you all the best for the future!

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Julie is from Korea and graduates from Ellie’s IELT’s class. She was a very competent student and picked up the English language quickly. She was a pleasure to have in the class and will be missed. We wish you all the best for the future!

Sam is from Belgium and graduates from Ellie’s IELTs class. He has a great attitude to learning and worked very hard during his 8 weeks at Lexis Byron Bay. He was a pleasure to have in class and many of the out of class activities! He picked up the language very quickly and we’re sure he’ll continue to improve this on his travels around Australia. Have a great time!

Angel is from Spain and graduates from Ellie’s IELTs class. He studied very hard during his 4 weeks at Lexis and picked up and applied new vocabulary very effectively. He was great to have in class and during activities, always a pleasure to speak with! We wish you the very best for the future!

Hiroki is from Japan and graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. He has been a valued student and and always participated in class with enthusiasm and a good humour. In his 25 weeks with Lexis Byron Bay he has improved greatly in all areas and his grammar and vocabulary knowledge are particularly good! We wish you the very best!

Gina is from Switzerland and graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class. She has a great ability to learn new grammar and vocabulary quickly and accurately apply them to speaking and writing. Her class participation was marvelous; she was able to discuss a wide range of subjects in depth and fluency and with a great respect for her classmates. We wish you all the best, you will be missed!

Ann-Katrin is from Germany and graduates from Kathleen’s Upper Intermediate class.In her 2 weeks at Lexis she made a great impact in class with her enthusiasm to express her ideas and use her new vocabulary studied in class! We will miss your lovely smile and wish you all the best for the future!

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Kanae is from Japan and  graduates from Kristy’s Pre-Intermediate class. Her English grammar, speaking and writing have all improved since she started Lexis 8 weeks ago.  She is always great to have a conversation with and has been friendly and helpful to her classmates. She has been a pleasure to have in class and during activities, you will very much be missed!

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! 13th March

Welcome to our two new students starting General English courses this week!

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Helder is from Brazil and has just spent to last 6 months in Perth studying at Lexis! He had a great time there and is now looking forward to his time at Lexis Byron Bay, we’re sure he’ll enjoy it just as much!

Yoko is from Japan and will be studying with us at Lexis Byron Bay until May. She joins Kristy pre-intermediate class. She just arrived on Saturday but is very happy to be in Byron!

 

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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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIG GUIDE

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.

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.