Photography! February 7th

On Thursday last, we gathered in the student lounge to chat all things photography!

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We met at 11am and had a range of phones and cameras between us. We had a brief introductory chat to establish what we all knew about photography.

We all learned about composition (the placement of the subject(s) in the photo) and why good composition is so important. We also learned about composition guidelines such as the Rule of Thirds and how to apply that to a photo.

Finally, we also looked at perspective which was a really fun one to capture together 🙂

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Having fun with our perspective shots! (See below how they took this)

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Some more process shots of students capturing some exaggerated perspective 😀

Check out these awesome portraits of our students.

(great composition too! 😉 )

 

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Jobs!February 13th

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If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 12-1pm and 2-3pm; in room 8 every day except Mondays when it’s in room 7 – then email to: adminbyron@lexisenglish.com and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂

PART TIME CLEANER BYRON BAY

A business in Byron Bay is seeking a part time Cleaner (up to 30 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Be available at least 1 day at weekends
  • Have at least 1 year of experience as a Cleaner
  • Have the right to work in Australia

CLICK TO APPLY

 

UBER EATS DELIVERY DRIVER

Have a car, motorcycle, scooter or bike? Become an Uber Eats delivery partner and help deliver food from your city’s best restaurants to hungry people across the city. Delivering with Uber Eats is a great way to earn money on your own schedule; simply sign on to the partner app and you’re set to go. It’s a simple and convenient solution for people looking for an earning opportunity that fits into their schedule.

What you need to know:· Earn great money: The more you deliver around busy dinner times, the more you earn! · Be your own boss: Deliver meals around your own schedule. · Getting started is super simple: Signing up to be an Uber Eats delivery partner is quick & easy! · Get paid weekly: Get earnings deposited into your bank account weekly.
REQUIREMENTS: Delivering by Car· Be 18 years old or older · Hold a full Australian driver’s license · Hold third party property damage insurance or comprehensive cover for your car · Ensure your car is currently registered and CTP-insured in the state you are delivering in · Access to a 1990 year or newer car
Delivering by Motorcycle or Scooter· Be 18 years old or older · Hold a valid Australian motorcycle license (probationary or full) · Hold third party property damage insurance or comprehensive cover for your vehicle · Ensure your vehicle is currently registered and CTP-insured in the state you are delivering in · Access to a 1990 year or newer motorcycle or scooter
Delivering by Bicycle· Be 18 years old or older, and be fit and able to ride a bicycle!

All of our delivery partners must pass a background check.
ADDITIONAL INFO:Our delivery partners come from all backgrounds and industries –anyone can deliver with Uber and earn great money!

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SALES POSITION AVAILABLE

We are looking for an amazing fun happy person to join our lovely team. The position we have available is a casual position from 1 – 3 days per week. The position is for an immediate start with trials this week.
Retails sales experience is essential. We need someone who is able to work on their own, someone who loves to talk to people with a mature attitude.
Please email resumes to info@barefootblvd.com.au

 

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KITCHEN HAND AT HEALTHY FOODS PRODUCTION

We are looking for kitchen hand to join us at Extraordinary Foods.
We are making healthy and tasty products. Our goal is to make healthy food tasty and vice versa and thus to inspire people to follow healthier lifestyle.

Details: 2-3 days per week, 7-8 hours a day;   We are located in Byron Arts & Industry Estate;  It is really important to work fast and stay focused;   If you like healthy food, but don’t have formal cooking experience, that’s ok;  Ability to not to get bored and stay concentrated while doing monotonous work;  You should commit at least for 6 month work here

Please send a short story about yourself and your experience with healthy food and your CV to: olga@extraordinaryfoods.com.au

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GET FIT AND EARN GREAT MONEY

We are looking for new Pedicab riders in our ByronBay location. The riders generally make between 700-1500 a week in travel cash. Flexible shifts offered leaving you plenty of time to explore this beautiful part of Byron Bay

Please contact us to arrange an interview. We are hoping to start new team members from Monday onwards.
Heaps of events going on over the next few months and lots of money to be made.

We look forward to talking with you soon.

 

 

FARM WEED CHIPPING WORKERS

Looking for weed chippers for casual work this week on a farm 20minutes from Byron. Must be hard working and strong. 3pm-8pm to avoid the heat of the day. Good Hourly rate.Please call to find out more info.

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HEALTHY CAFE POSITION AVAILABLE

Byron Bay -part time

There is a position available in a healthy smoothie bar in Byron Bay. 20 -30 hours per week are available & more hours for the right person.
This position could lead into potential sponsorship for a qualified chef or marketing professional. Applicants must be able to commit to 6 months of employment, have experience in a fast paced take away food outlet & have knowledge & experience in customer service. Also it’s essential to have an exceptional eye for detail in product quality & consistency, a high standard in cleaning, & a good understanding of food preparation, hygiene & procedures.
Please email your resume, a photo of yourself & a brief description about your previous experience suitable to this position. Please email byronbaywork@gmail.com Suitable applicants will be notified for an interview. Thanks & we look forward to hearing from you.

THE RAILS KITCHEN IS HIRING CHEFS!

We are looking for reliable, experienced and hard working individuals to join our friendly kitchen team.The work will be fast paced so best suited for someone who works well under stress.

It’s a very fun environment to be a part of and we will all enjoy a good laugh whilst getting the job done.

Good hourly rates.

If this is you, do not hesitate to contact me and send your CV through! Cheers, Michael

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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

Aussie Food Tasting! February 8th

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Last Friday, we kicked off the weekend here at Lexis with some Aussie Food Tasting! We had a separate tasting for both our morning and evening students, at 11.30am in the student lounge and 2pm in room 2, meaning LOTS of food for everyone! 🙂

We had a range of delicious (and some not so delicious…!) foods to try:

  • Fairy Bread (white bread with margarine/butter and sprinkles)
  • Musk Sticks (pink semi-soft sweet stick with floral, musk flavours)
  • Allen’s Red Frogs (chewy jelly treats)
  • Macadamia Nuts (found in both New South Wales & Queensland)
  • Anzac Biscuits (oat biscuits)
  • Vegemite (yeast extract spread, popular with toast!)
  • Mini meat pies (pastry pies filled with meat, gravy, onion, mushrooms & cheese)
  • Sausage Roll (savoury pastry snack & popular party food)
  • Caramello Koala (chocolate bar filled with caramel)
  • Tim Tams (I think we all know what these are!! 😀 )
  • Lamingtons (a small sponge cake square coated in chocolate and coconut)

 

 

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This is what tasting Vegemite for the first time looks like!!

 

Some shots from both our morning and afternoon tasting 🙂

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Aussie food tasting was lots of fun! All of the food was finished….. except for the Vegemite! 😀

 

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

Meet Sam! Lexis’ new Travel Specialist :)

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Sam has just recently joined us, taking over from the lovely Sarah! He is part of the Happy Travels team and is our own Lexis travel specialist. He wants to help you have a memorable experience here in Australia and can be found at our Happy Travels desk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 12 and 3pm. Sam can help you book many weekend activities and trips around Byron but also around the rest of Australia (for great prices!). Go say hi! 😉

 

Here are a few things about about Sam and his travels…

1. WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

Half an hour north of Birmingham in the middle of the UK. A small town called Stone.

 

2. WHICH LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?

English and a bit of French and an even smaller bit of German and Italian.

 

3. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU VISITED?

France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Australia

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4. WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?

The UK and Australia

 

5. WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?

The coast of Bamburgh in the North east of the UK – its rugged, desolate, and has great pubs.

 

7. TELL US 5 THINGS WE SHOULDN’T MISS OUT ON WHILE IN AUSTRALIA

– Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Tower – cheaper than a climb, much more fun!

– Port Macquarie Koala Hospital – the only hospital for Koalas that is run completely by volunteers

– Fraser Island – 90-mile beach in particular

– Airlie Beach – go for a tour of the Whitsundays, it is stunning

– Cronuts – a kind of weird blend of doughnuts and croissants

 

 

8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO IN BYRON?

The weekend markets and street food – it’s crazy how good the selection and quality is. Also a pint at the Rails.

 

9. WHERE WOULD WE FIND YOU AT 11PM ON A SATURDAY?

At a house party, probably in the kitchen with a bottle of rum, talking to strangers about how terrible Brexit is.

 

10. AND 8AM ON A SUNDAY?

Either hanging horribly from the night before, or trying to cook up some pancakes and eggs!

 

11. TELL US SOMETHING YOU TICKED OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST LAST YEAR

Finish my PhD and quit academia, work for a charity, and then move to Oz!

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12. AND SOMETHING YOU WANT TO TICK OFF THIS YEAR

See the sunrise from the Lighthouse, I always have the best intentions but other plans always seem to get in the way!

 

13. TOP TRAVEL TIP

Book early – its mad how quickly things get booked on the east coast – I’ve had my fair share of last minute scrabbling!

 

6. DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Morelia, Mexico – I really want to learn how to make the perfect carnitas and they’re supposed to do the best!

 

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

 

LEXIS HITS FRASER ISLAND!!!

What better way is there to spend a long weekend then hitting up the World Famous Fraser Island with 28 of your new pals?!?

 

With so many Lexis Legends pumped to join the Fraser Island adventure, we had a private bus grab them from Happy Travels in Byron Bay and whisk them down to Noosa!

 

2 nights in the beautiful town of Noosa and 2 days and 1 night 4 Wheel Driving along the gorgeous beach highway of Fraser Island, through it’s unique rainforest and playing in the incredible fresh water lakes… these legends had an AMAZING time!!!

 

Absolute beauty of a  long weekend with an Awesome crew of Lexis Legends!!! x

Morning Beach Picnic! January 30th

Last Wednesday morning started out with grey, cloudy skies but the sun came out just in time for our beach picnic! We met at 11am and headed towards Main Beach, here in Byron. It was super hot out so we found a lovely place on the grass area, under the shade of a tree. We had beautiful views, with the sea right in front of us. The best view in Byron! 😀

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Our tasty picnic was made up of snacks such as blueberries, strawberries, crackers with an assorted cheese plate, French onion dip, crisps, orange juice and some sweet lamingtons to finish!

We all chilled out in the shade, listening to music (on the speaker that Moses kindly brought! 🙂 ) and chatted about our lives at home, here in Byron and about all of our future travel plans 😀

 

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.

Jewellery Making! January 31st

Yesterday was the last day in January and the last activity on our January Lexis calendar was jewellery making! We all met in the student lounge at 11.30am. I had a basket full of amazing craft supplies including a range of beads, shells, glass stones, wire, feathers, threads and various types of macrame cord.

I showed the group how to make a crystal wrap necklace, using a macrame knotting technique. For this, we each chose one stone, then used 3 long lengths of cord to begin our piece. We then make a little net to tightly hold the stone and braided the remaining pieces to hang around the neck. It is a relatively simple technique but takes time and precision.

Everyone was free to either follow what I was doing or use their imagination and create their own individual piece. To get them on their way, I showed them some examples and some tips and tricks for tying adjustable knots. We had necklaces, bracelets and ankle bracelets!

 

After the crystal net was formed, everyone had their own method for holding the necklace in place while they braided/plaited the remaining strings!

 

The finished pieces looked amazing! They were all so different – some people added beads and different knots to personalise their own.

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.