February’s Table Tennis Tournament!

Today we had our February Table Tennis Tournament!

With two of our Cambridge classes doing extra studies in preparation for their exams we didn’t have as many players as usual, but the competition was still tough!

The final came down to Yuta and Sandro…

With Sandro walking away with the beer and February’s champion title!!

IMG_2128

 

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.

It’s the Weekend! 23 – 25 February

Weekend

 

WEATHER

Weekend Weather

 

SURF

Weekend Surf

 

GIGS

Gigs

FRIDAY 23
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY GRENADIERS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY GOODRICH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 9PM REGURGITATOR & MINI SKIRT(BBSF)
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM – REGGAE NIGHT – STAY NICE, INO PIO, KATIA DEMEESTER, DOUGY, KING CRAZY, MISTA SAVONA + GUESTS
BUSKING, JOHNSTON STREET, BYRON BAY 8PM THE GENES
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY UPSTAIRS 7PM LOCAL DJS, 9.30PM LUKE MORRIS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM JESSE MORRIS BAND
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 8PM FUTURE FAKTORI:GODLANDS / BLAC KARNIVALE / JAMIE L / TAI DANIELS / L8HOVEN
LONE GOAT GALLERY 5PM BBSF ART SHOW
DENING PARK, BYRON 7PM SUNSET CINEMA: NO STATIC IN THE STARS
BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM KATIA DEMEESTER

SATURDAY 24
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY BSIDERECORDS, DJ CASIMIR
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY 8PM WANDERERS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 6PM THE VANNS + GUESTS
BYRON BAY THEATRE 5.30PM SONIC IMMERSION WITH KASSIA MEADOR 7.30PM TAKE EVERY WAVE FILM PREMIERE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM CHRISTIAN PATEY, BANKSIA, CHE BURNS
BYRON ARTISAN MARKET RAILWAY PARK 4PM HANNUMAN, DEAD SET AND FUN NUGGETS
STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY UPSTAIRS 7PM LOCAL DJS, 9.30PM OOZ
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 7.30PM BLACK RABBIT GEORGE
THE STICKY WICKET BAR BYRON 7PM DJ PARTY 9.30PM OOZ
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY 9PM LIVE DJS
DEUS STORE BYRON 5.30PM DEUS SESSIONS
DENING PARK 9PM SURF ART MARKETS (BBSF)
ONBOARD STORE, BYRON, 6PM SURF HAPPENINGS Q&A MALCOLM CAMPBELL, TAYLOR KNOX
BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL
EWINGSDALE HALL 10AM – ORPHANS OF WEST PAPUA FUNDRAISER
PIZZA PARADISO, SUFFOLK PARK 7PM LUKE YEAMAN

SUNDAY 25
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY DAN HANNAFORD
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY ANDY JANSZ BROWN BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY 5.30PM THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 2PM – GREEN ACRES FEAT INFECTED MUSHROOM, LOUD + MORE
BALCONY BAR, BYRON BAY 4PM LEIGH JAMES
BYRON GOLF CLUB 4PM CHRIS ARONSTEN
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY 12PM TIL LATE DJ DANGEROUS COBRA & EVA J
BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL
WATEGOS BEACH 8AM – 2PM FREESTYLE AND STOKE

 

MARKETS

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

 

 

CINEMA

Cinema

Sunday 25th Feb

Coco10:45am
Sweet Country1:00pm
Closed: Private Function3:00pm

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! 21 February

Being a keen cook, teacher Serena was very excited to be leading yesterday’s Thai Cooking activity today!

IMG_2066

Herself and the students made delicious rice paper rolls ❤

20180221_120111

They used vegetable for the fillings so it was vegan friendly, but you can put anything you like in; try with chicken or shrimp!

If you would like to make them at home, here’s how:

RICE PAPER ROLLS

Ingredients

For the Spicy Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water, to thin out the sauce, if necessary

For the noodle filling:

  • 300gr thin rice noodles noodles (also called bean threads)

For the vegetable filling:

  • 1 seedless cucumber
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled
  • 1/2  red bell pepper
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • half a red cabbage, cu tinto strips
  • thai basil and/or mint leaves

8 rice paper wrappers (discs)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Make the spicy peanut sauce: Whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce until smooth and creamy, and set aside.
  2. Make the rice noodle filling: If the  noodles are very long, break them into smaller bits. Cook the cellophane noodles according to the package directions. We heated a medium saucepan full of water until almost boiling, then turned off the heat, added the noodles, and let them sit for about 10 minutes.Drain the noodles, put them in a bowl, .
  3. Make the vegetable filling: Slice the cucumber, carrot, and red pepper into thin strips . Slice the cabbage into thin strips.
  4. Soften the rice wrappers: Fill a round cake pan halfway with warm-hot water. (It should be quite warm, but cool enough to stick your fingers in it without getting burned. We let boiling water cool off for about 5 minutes.) For each wrapper, immerse it in the hot water bath until it softens, which takes about 30 seconds. Watch for it to begin curling, then immediately flip it over and continue flipping until it is just softened. Use both hands to pull it up out of the water, being careful so it doesn’t collapse on itself, and spread it immediately on a plate.
  5. Put filling in the center of the wrapper: Fill the center of the softened wrapper first by laying about 3 to 4 herb leaves down the center. Then lay down about 1 to 2 tablespoons of noodles (you want to have enough for 8 rolls). Then, add 1/8 of the veggie mixture. Add a few sprigs of herbs.
  6. Roll up the summer rolls: To roll up your roll, first fold the top and bottom edges of the wrapper over the filling, then fold in the edges towards the center and continue rolling the filled wrapper until it’s closed and tight. Continue this process with each of the wrappers. You may need to change your hot water halfway through.

To serve, slice in half with a sharp knife and serve the peanut sauce on the side.

 

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.

Jobs! 21 February

HOSPITALITY

Waitress

SKILLED CASUAL BARISTAS

Minimum 2 years experience in a busy cafe/bar. Current NSW RSA. Latte art. Immediate start. Must be available nights, festivals, weekends, all public holidays.   Please email resume to byronbayfresh@gmail.com or hand resume in to 7 Jonson St.

COOK/KITCHEN HAND
For busy restaurant. RSA an advantage.
Phone 0404005340

 

ESPRESSO BAR ALL ROUNDER

At Allpress we are a team of espresso specialists, roasting and serving beautiful coffee in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Japan and Singapore. Our culture is all about building trust with each other and the people that we connect with. We value simplicity and take a planned and considered approach to everything we do. The search is on for an energetic and highly motivated coffee lover to join our Espresso Bar team. Our Espresso Bar is a busy hub where connections are made within the Byron community. We have an uncompromising commitment to great tasting coffee, flavour and service. We care deeply about our customers and there is an emphasis on consistently delivering exceptional customer service. The Espresso Bar is open Monday – Friday and this position would require a full-time, 38 hours per week commitment. What we are looking for is a super friendly, professional and sincere team member who really relishes the opportunity to deliver exceptional customer service. Prior barista experience isn’t necessary; we have excellent in-house training in barista skills and building an in-depth knowledge of all things coffee and Allpress. Our perfect candidate would successfully deliver the Allpress brand experience and grow brand recognition through the Espresso Bar. Must have the ability to laugh and have a good time whilst prioritising the customer experience. We love what we do – join a team that is doing a great job and bring your skills to the role.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

DISH HAND – TYAGARAH

A caterer in Tyagarah is seeking a casual Dish Hand (up to 40+ 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 6 months of experience as a Dish Hand. – Have the right to work in Australia.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

CHEFS / COOKS

Chef

COOK / CHEF – MEZ CLUB
Busy Byron venue. Experience on grill/pass/prep within busy kitchen. Minimum 2 year commercial experience. Cert 3 commercial cookery required. Available full time, salary negotiated. Please email resume to: jobs@mezclub.com.au

 

CHEF / COOK – SUN BISTRO
Passionate, hard working chef to join our fast, friendly work enviroment. 20+ hours, award wage. Contact 6685 6500 or Rob@thesunbistro.com

 

SOUS CHEF & HEAD CHEF

Atlas People is seeking several Chefs including a Sous Chef & Head chef level for a fantastic Byron Bay region venue. You will be reliable, creative and be calm under pressure. Once again we are dealing with a leading venue in the region and is an opportunity to work in a location of stunning beauty. You will appreciate the chance to show case your extensive experience & take pride in the quality of food you produce and attention to detail with your presentation goes without saying. In return they offer, stable employment for the right candidate, accommodation, meals on shift, competitive salary/hourly rate, career progression within the venue, and regular days off. To be successful you will have: – 3+ years experience as a Sous Chef or a Head Chef. – Qualification in Commercial Cookery. – Ideally experience in a remote or regional area. – A positive attitude. Successful applicants will be available to work a roster with a combination of breakfast, lunch or dinner including some split shifts. At Atlas People, we believe that people come first. We pride ourselves on the service we give to our clients and candidates. So, if you have a proven track record of simply doing a great job as a chef, then this could be the opportunity for you. For more information please email your CV and contact details to data@atlaspeople.com.au

CLICK TO APPLY

 

CHEF – BLUESFEST

CHEF FOR HIGH VOLUME CATERING FOR BACKSTAGE CREW, NEED CHEF TO COVER LUNCH DINNER FOR 7 DAYS
CHEF PREPARED TO ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES AND ENJOY THE THIS GRAND EVENT 26 march to 3 april
PLEASE E MAIL IF INTERESTED TO Stumac30@yahoo.com would love to hear from you
CHEF – THREE BLUE DUCKS

Three Blue Ducks is looking for hard working, talented and creative chefs for our fast-paced, farm to table restaurant in Byron Bay. This is a successful cafe/restaurant that has become a destination in Byron Bay with an ethos for sustainability and food awareness. In this role you will work closely with the kitchen team, producing quality food, so that guests are blown away by the food you produce. You will bring to the role: – Outstanding team leadership skills and a fun, healthy attitude to work within a team. – Experience in cooking high volume. – Knowledge of produce driven cooking. – A true interest for ethical food, hospitality and people. – A generous approach to training and inspiring staff. – Amazing communication skills. – Great food safety knowledge. This is an amazing opportunity for a career minded person in a growing business. We are looking for someone who is happy and energetic to roll the sleeves up and get stuck in, someone who is truly passionate about being a chef in a beautiful location with great conditions. An attractive salary will be offered to the right candidate along with the opportunity to build a successful career with in this progressive company. If you are interested, please send through a CV and cover note about yourself to paul@threeblueducks.com – please note we require at least 3 years experience within the kitchen.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

CLEANERS / HOUSEKEEPERS

Cleaner

HOUSEKEEPER – DISCOVERY PARKS

Discovery Parks is Australia’s largest owner operator of holiday and accommodation parks located in more than 60 of Australia’s most desired locations. We are looking for a great person to join our Byron Bay team as a casual Housekeeper. You will provide housekeeping and cleaning for our various accommodation types including cleaning common areas to ensure the presentation of the property is in accordance with the high standards of our Discovery brand. You will be someone able to prioritise your workload to achieve daily outcomes whilst also understanding the bigger picture for the rest of the team. You will bring to the role: – Fantastic customer service. – Proven and demonstrated experience in a commercial housekeeping role. – A willingness to work with the housekeeping team, but also able to work autonomously. – Excellent time management skills. – Flexible attitude to hours, including weekends and on short notice. – A current valid drivers licence. A competitive rate will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience. Please visit the careers page on www.discoveryparks.com.au  Please have your cover letter and resume ready to upload. Prior to an offer of employment being made, candidates must be able to provide a Police Clearance to disclose any criminal offences or charges.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

EXPERIENCED CLEANER

Minimum 3 years high end cleaning. Local residents, flexible casual hours in Byron Bay. ABN (Australian Business Number) required.
Immediate start. Corrinne 0408261337

 

EVERYTHING ELSE!

CASUAL SALES ASSISTANT – COTTON ON

The role of a Sales Assistant in our stores is hands-on and varied. You’ll take initiative to ensure our customers are given the very best customer service and you’ll look to your store manager for direction on operational store tasks and achieving goals. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: – Understanding of delivering the very highest standards of customer service. – Completing tasks with a sense of urgency. – Confidence to actively introduce new and exciting products to customers and drive to achieve sales budgets. OUR CULTURE: To describe COTTON:ON in six words is easy; optimistic, passionate, real, energetic, collaborative and, most importantly, ethical. Our team members are a passionate group of people, committed to making a real difference in people’s lives through our philanthropic arm, the Cotton On Foundation. It is our shared belief that we can make a difference to lives of everyone we touch, from our backyard to the world. BENEFITS: – Competitive wage. – Exceptional product discounts.

CLICK TO APPLY 

 

CASUAL LABOURERS

Spinifex Recruiting is currently recruiting for highly skilled and experienced Construction and Horticultural Labourers to enter into our pool of labour hire candidates on the North Coast of NSW. Spinifex Recruiting is the regions leading Labour Hire agency, we pride ourselves on placing exceptional candidates with reputable local organisations. Successful candidates are required to have: – WHS Construction Induction White Card. – Current Drivers Licence. – Reliable transport. – Great work ethic and a good attitude. Desirable Qualifications include: – Certificate in Horticulture/Green keeping. – Chemical Spraying. – Chainsaw Tickets. Spinifex frequently places our candidates into a variety of roles in the Ballina, Lismore, Byron Bay and Tweed Heads areas. Pay rates and duration of assignments differ depending on role. To discuss in more detail please call a consultant on 1300 800 301.

CLICK TO APPLY

 

UBER DRIVER

Help riders get around town by using Uber and get the fares you make each trip paid weekly into your account . Using the Uber app is a great way to earn cash on your schedule. The more you drive, the more you can earn. It’s simple and perfect for those looking for flexibility. What you need to know: – Earn Good Money: The more you drive, the more you earn. – Flexible Schedule: Make your own schedule and drive any time; day or night. – Getting Started is Easy: Signing up is quick & easy! – Get Paid Weekly: Get earnings deposited into your bank account weekly. Requirements: – You’re at least 21 years old. – You have a 4-door vehicle. – You have held a valid full driver’s licence in your state or territory for at least 12 months. – You’re listed as an insured driver for the vehicle you wish to drive. – You’re friendly and excited to earn money on your schedule! Additional Information: Anyone can drive using Uber. Remember, the best job isn’t a job – it’s driving with Uber! No car? No problem! Check out t.uber.com/marketplaceANZ for vehicle rental, leasing, and financing product offerings designed by third party providers specifically for ridesharing.

CLICK TO APPLY 

 

MARKET STAFF REQUIRED

2 to 3 shifts per week. 6am-12pm. Must be 25 years old or over with drivers licence. Send resume to kieran@oneorganic.com.au

 

BRUSHCUTTING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Casual, at Coopers Shoot. Experience, local preferred. Phone: 66853017

 

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.

Fashion Show – Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate Class!

Last week to end their unit on Clothing, Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class put on a fantastic Fashion Show!

In small groups they had to create an outfit for one of their team to to wear and show off on the catwalk!

Using the vocabulary they had learnt throughout the week, each team gave a very amusing description for their outfits!

Everyone made a brilliant effort and it was an extremely entertaining afternoon for all!!

 

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.

Volleyball! 16 February

On Friday much loved teacher Josie took the students to the beach for a game of Volleyball!

28125130_10102496440425781_1675139874_o28125240_10102496440485661_1012370907_o

They played until the sun started to set, with the winning team then enjoying some post match beers!

28169197_10102496625469951_1143355065_o

 

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! 19 February

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

IMG_2049

Murilo is from Brazil. He has many hobbies, but particularly loves surfing, soccer and being in nature. It has long been his dream to come to Australia so he is very happy to finally be here. He wants to improve his English as he believes it will open many doors and opportunities for him!

Joao, from Brazil, has been studying engineering at college for the past year, but decided to take a break so he can travel! He chose Byron Bay for his studies because he loves to surf and knows this is one of the best places for it! After his 14 weeks of study at Lexis he would like to travel the rest of Australia and then Indonesia. He wants to improves his English to help him on his travels and so he can hopefully find work in Australia!

Annina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. She loves all sports, with her favourite being volleyball. She completed an internship within the food industry, before starting her studies in Food Science and Technology, but will switch to studying Health Science and Technology in September. She wants to improve her English to help her with her studies!

Victhor is from Brazil. He loves to surf and practice a variety of sports. He came to Australia to meet new people, and chose to study first to improve his English level and make it easier for him to make friends from all over the world! Byron Bay was the perfect pick for his studies as he will be able to surf and enjoy the beautiful beaches after class!

Ana Maria is from Brazil. She loves to play water polo and also surf, but has to drive a long way or catch a flight to do this! Here in Byron, she will now only have to walk 5 minutes from school to catch some waves! She works as a Fire Fighter for the National Environment Institute and travels all over the country. She is here to improve her English as she needs to use the language for her work.

Gabriela is from Brazil. Her biggest passion is photography. She has just finished high school and is now taking a gap year before starting University to study Architecture. She is looking forward to meeting new people, having different experiences and improving her English. She chose Australia for her studies as she feels it is a similar to her lifestyle in Brazil, with the beaches and warm weather!

 

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.