Happy Student – Monica

Monica has been a student at Lexis Byron Bay for just over 3 months. In this time she has continued to shine! Monica is always warm and patient with new students and brings out the best in everyone around her. She has made many strong friendships during her time here and we will all miss her when she leaves us at the end of this week. Everyone that knows Monica, knows how truly kind and selfless she is.

We asked her a few questions for our ‘Happy Students Blog’ to get to know her even better:

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Where are you from?

I’m from Garopaba. It’s a small town in the South of Brazil.

Why did you come to Australia?

I came to Australia because I have friends here and the country’s wealth is quite similar to Brazil. I choose Byron Bay because it’s a small town, like my home town in Brazil and I feel at home here.

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What is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

I love Byron Bay and I don’t know if I can choose just one thing. I’m so lucky because I had a lot of good friends here and also I have made many good friends.

Is your English Improving?

Yes, for sure! When I arrived here I couldn’t speak well, but now I feel much more confident. 

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What would you say to someone who is considering studying at Lexis Byron Bay?

You must go to Lexis Byron Bay, it is a great opportunity to learn English and make friends from many countries.

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What are your plans after you finish studying at Lexis?

I’m going to Thailand to learn about Thai Massage and then I’ll go back to Brazil..

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It has been a delight having you as a student Monica and I can’t thank you enough for all the laughs and good times you have brought to our activities!

 

 

New Starters! August 26th

A very warm welcome to our 5 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay today!

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Marta is from Spain. In her free time she enjoys learning new sports, searching for new bands to listen to, second hand clothing shopping and watching movies.  She studied classical and contemporary dance, but unfortunately had to stop due to an injury. She also studied tourism and hopes in the future to work as an air hostess.

Gabriela is from Brazil. She enjoys going to the gym, doing jujitsu and dancing with her friends. She finished her masters degree in Public Administration and worked in this field for 6 years. Gabriela hopes to improve her English to continue her studies when she returns to Brazil.

Romina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland.  In her free time she enjoys skiing and while she is in Byron hopes to learn to surf. She has worked as a medical assistant in a surgery with 6 doctors. Romina’s job was to take blood and analyse it, also take x-rays and make vaccinations. She hopes to improve her English so she can travel alone around Australia and New Zealand.

Masaki is from Japan. He has played baseball from ten years and hopes to learn to surf while he is in Byron Bay. He has chosen to study in Australia because the people are kind, the scenery is beautiful and the weather is lovely. In the future he wants to be an English Teacher in a Japanese Junior High.

Rodrigo is from Brazil. He has transferred schools from Perth. He has a long enrollment with us and we look forward to getting to know him. He is very friendly and we hope he enjoys the Byron Bay way of life.

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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.

Graduation! August 23rd

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

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Naoko, from Japan, graduates from Claudia’s Elementary class. It has been a pleasure having you at Lexis this week. You have participated well during class and got along well with your classmates. I hope you continue to improve your English in the future. We wish you all the best. ❤

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Fernanda, from Chile, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. You have a great command of the English Language and can be easily understood by native speakers. We are going to miss your daily visits to reception. Please keep in contact and keep living the dream as ultimate Table Tennis Champion! 😀

Jenn, from Korea, graduates from Upper-Intermediate class. You are such a lovely person and we have all enjoyed having you at Lexis Byron Bay. You have made many friends and we will all miss you. All the best for your future. ❤

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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.

Pot Plant Painting! 22nd August

Yesterday was the perfect afternoon to Paint Pot Plants!

We soaked up the beautiful Byron Bay sunshine and sat out the front of Room 1. We were able to let our creative minds run wild and paint whatever we liked on our pots.

Most of us decided we would give them away to our friends or host family as a gift. They were looking fantastic!

We had some Alyssium and Snap Dragon seedlings to plant after we had completed our pots that made them look even more spectacular.

It was such a relaxing activity, we could of stayed painting all afternoon.

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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.

Table Tennis! August 21st

Wednesday afternoon we had our monthly Table Tennis Tournament. It was a lovely sunny afternoon so we only had a small turn out, but it was still tight competition.

First up was Naoki vs Fabrice. It was a close game, with both competitors being equally as strong. In the end, Fabrice was the first to score 21 points and win the match. Next up was Fernanda vs Johnny..

Fernanda was July’s champion and also the runner up in June. She is a fierce competitor and hard one to beat! This month was no exception and she defeated both Johnny and Fabrice to win herself the 6 pack of beer!

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Congratulations Fernanda!!

Keep an eye on next months calendar for a chance to compete for a 6 pack of ice cold beer and win the title of Table Tennis Champion for the month!

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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.

Jobs! August 21st

If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 2-3pm in Room 8 then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

Jobs

Nursery/ Sales person Required

Nursery/ Sales person Required for busy retail nursery in Byron Bay

5 days per week

Essential :

  • Horticultural experience
  • Retail experience
  • Customer service skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge in pest and diseases
  • Lifting will be required, previous experience is essential

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Casual Kitchen Hand in Byron Bay

A retail shop/other in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Kitchen Hand (up to 15 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Have at least 6 months of experience as a Kitchen Hand
  • Have Australian work rights

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Housekeeping cleaner

Requirements

  • Previous experience in resort or hotel cleaning
  • Really good eye for detail
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Enjoy cleaning
  • Ability to work at a fast pace
  • High level of customer service & guest relations
  • Able to use initiative & work proactively

Benefits

  • Small team & friendly environment
  • Beautiful tropical gardens & surrounds
  • Short shifts

The position is across a 7 day roster and involves weekend work. Looking for long term candidates.

To apply please email your application with resume and a covering letter that details your relevant experience to: escape@gardenburees.com.au

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Bar & Floor positions available at Loft Byron Bay to start immediately – Loft Byron Bay

Loft Byron Bay is looking for hard working and enthusiastic, true hospitality professionals to work across our Bar & Floor departments. You must have a demonstrated passion for all things hospitality and come equipped with a high level of customer service and professionalism.

Ideally located on Jonson Street with stunning beach views, Loft Byron Bay is a new and iconic venue of Byron Bay, and now is definitely the time to get on board!!

The ideal Loft Byron Bay employee will have:

  • Extensive hospitality experience
  • Food & Beverage product knowledge
  • Great customer service skills
  • An outgoing and enthusiastic nature
  • The determination to work hard
  • The ability to work under pressure across both the Bar and Floor departments
  • A good understanding of the meaning of ‘teamwork’

If you are truly passionate about hospitality and want to forge a career forward now is the time to join our team!

Applicants must be available 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends, must hold a current RSA and must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered.

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Pastry chef – Byron Bay immediate start

Sunday Sustainable Bakery requires an experienced pastry chef to start as soon as possible. We are specialists in a large range of items, it would be great if you have knowledge in alternative products, vegan, sugar free gluten free etc. We pay very well for the right person as we understand high quality and someone with experience has excellent use of time. About 30 hours a week, 7 – 2pm shifts but this is flexible.

BARISTA EXTRAORDINAIRE

We are looking for a highly experienced barista and all rounder to join our fast pace, hard working team.
This role will include weekends with 6.30am starts, working at one of Byron Bay’s most famous beaches and surf spots just a few steps away.

The perfect candidate would possess experience such as

-working in a fast pace environment

-able to work with large influxes of orders

– have a minimum 2 years in coffee making and coffee skills

– be friendly

-have excellent attention to detail

Other experience which is highly regarded include:

– Running, clearing tables, packing away

-Helping with day to day tasks to creating a steady flow within the work place

-Cleaning, rotating stock and leaving work areas up to a high standard

-Fast and friendly even during our busiest of periods

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SPA MANAGER BYRON BAY

A rare opportunity exists for a Spa Manager to oversee the day to day running of

Buddha Gardens Day Spa. Full-time position for right candidate.

Must have:

. Experience in Spa Management

. Qualifications as a Beauty/Massage Therapist

. Able to work autonomously

. Able to lead and motivate a team

·Well-presented and strong customer service skills

·Reception Experience

. Must be a permanent resident of Australia.

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PIZZA COOK SUFFOLK PARK

Busy restaurant in Suffolk Park (Byron Bay) looking for a pizza chef / cook for a part-time position with the potential to go full time. Experience essential. Must be reliable, have a passion for your profession and be able to work in a very fast paced environment.

This is an opportunity to join a happy team working lifestyle hours – mid-afternoon to around 9pm.

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BYRON BAY – BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPISTS URGENTLY NEEDED

BEAUTY/MASSAGE THERAPIST – BYRON BAYOpportunity exists for a qualified Beauty/Massage Therapist to join Buddha Gardens Day Spa.

If you are seeking a wonderful working environment not enclosed indoors, the sounds of Bali await right here in Byron Bay.

The successful applicant will

Be a qualified Beauty or Massage Therapist

Flexible, professional and happy attitude essential

Outstanding customer service skills

Reception Skills an advantage but can be taught to the right candidate

Proven track record for retail selling

Strong work commitment

Have a warm, friendly and nurturing personality

Excellent presentation

Be able to take direction and use initiative

Good Team player

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Kitchen Hand Required for Bayleaf Cafe

We are busy cafe in the centre of Byron Bay, seeking an absolute legend to join the family.

Applicant must have –

Great attitude!!

Must be punctual

Attention to detail

Ability to multi-task

Flexibility in working week

Previous experience in a similar role would be good but is not essential

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Babysitter wanted in Bangalow – babysitting Bangalow

A babysitter wanted in Bangalow for 2 children, babysitting in Bangalow. Hey, My name is Angelique and I’m looking for some childcare help while my husband travels for work. We like to connect with people and will return to that same person as the children enjoy having the same person when possible.

Club Duty Manager

Frontline Hospitality Byron Bay NSW

Permanent

What you’ll bring to this role

A strong leader

Proficient in Food Beverage and Gaming

Energetic and Personable and full of passion for the industry

Ability to multi task and lead from the front

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Passionfruit Pickers

Stokers Siding NSW

Casual/Temporary

Packing Picking and boxing

2 x reliable persons who can work a 7 day roster

5.15am start in Summer 6.15am starts in Winter

30-70 hours per week available work

Seasonal work

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Casual Retail Staff

Kaisercraft currently have exciting opportunities for Casual Retail Staff to join our team at our brand new store in Ballina.

We are after sales people with exceptional customer service skills, passion, accountability and a willingness to work hard within a team

What you will bring to the role:

  • Be available to work between 9 – 18 hours per week.
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Availability to work Monday – Sunday
  • Flexibility to work weekends and late trading hours according to business needs and peak trade periods
  • Excellent customer service and teamwork skills
  • Computer skills essential
  • A high level of energy, passion and enthusiasm
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

CLICK TO APPLY

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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.

RSPCA CUP CAKE DAY FUNDRAISER!

Friday was the Official RSPCA Cupcake Day! We had so many wonderful students who contributed their time and skills by baking and buying delicious treats to sell. Our goal was to raise a total of $300.00..

 We exceeded our target and made a total of $317.10!!

Thank you so much to you all for support!

A great big THANK YOU to Naoki, Monica, Nayumi and Maho who managed to raise an incredible $100.85!! You have won our competition!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Not only did these guys bake delicious treats to sell, Naoki also spent his afternoons playing his guitar and busking on the street. He donated all of that money he raised to the charity! Congratulations guys, I hope you enjoy your Nimbin Tour and Kayak with Dolphins Tour!!! You deserve it!

Gina and Juliette also made an incredible contribution of $59.25 selling their amazing home made Granola and cookies!! Thank you girls and well done 😀

Thank you to Jin Hwa who also contributedwith her beautifully made treats.. Not only were they delicious, they were also beautifully packaged!

All of the money we raised directly helps animals suffering from abuse and neglect. Every year the RSPCA provide food, bedding, medical attention and a second chance at life to over 135,000 stray, surrendered and seized animals!!

I am so proud of everyone who got involved!

Thank you!!

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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.