Coffee Club! (morning & afternoon) 18 December

Today, we had the last of our weekly Coffee Clubs for the year 2018!

For our morning Coffee Club we met, as usual, outside the student lounge at 11.30am. We had lots of nice coffees, teas and of course – Tim Tams! This week our game of choice was Uno – especially for Annick on her last week! 🙂 It is also Nadia’s last week so we will really miss them for all of our chats and activities.

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Lucky Leo – surrounded by women 🙂

For afternoon Coffee Club, we met in the same place, at 2pm. We again enjoyed some coffees, Tim-Tams and Uno – all while being serenaded by Eric and his renditions of Abba songs!! 🙂 Thanks Eric 😉

This time next week we will all be enjoying Christmas Day and the week after will be New Years Day so our next Coffee Club will be January 8th 2019!! See you then! 🙂

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New Starters! 17 December

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

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Yuka is from Japan. She works as a dental hygienist and also as a textile artist. Her hobbies are walking and sewing. She last studied English twenty years ago so really wants to refresh her knowledge of the language and learn some new vocabulary!

Fernanda is from Brazil and has come here with her fiance Paulo. She loves to travel, go out for dinner and party with friends. She also likes to do sports and relax at the beach. She studied Biology at university but works as a traffic officer. She wants to improve her English so she has more confidence speaking with other nationalities and also to give her more opportunities in life.

Paulo is also from Brazil. He enjoys sporting activities, particularly working out and CrossFit. He also loves to travel and has visited more than 25 countries. He studied International Relations and works for the government as a foreign trade analyst. He chose Australia for his English studies as it is one of his favoruite countries, because of the nice weather and cool vibes!

Nadine is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. Her parents are both farmers and they grow fruit and vegetables, as well as having pigs and cows. In her free time Nadine likes to sew, knit, draw and see friends. She completed a 3 year apprenticeship as  a pastry chef and would next like to go to a hospitality school. For her studies she needs to speak perfect English, so this is what brings her to Lexis for the next 6 months.

Marina is from Madrid, Spain. Her passion is travelling, and she also enjoys reading and watching TV. After completing her studies in Tourism she worked as a receptionist in a boutique hotel in Ibiza. She is now here in Byron Bay to improve her English so she can find a better job when she returns to Spain.

 

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! 14 December

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

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Eva, from Sweden, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Her time with us has been very short but sweet, and we have loved having her here the past couple of weeks! She was very enthusiastic to learn and always happy to contribute in class discussions. We hope you enjoy your travels around Australia with your daughters!

Karsten, from Germany, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. His time with us has also been very short, just 1 week, after joining us from Lexis Brisbane. He worked well in class and participated actively in group discussions. We hope you enjoyed your time in Byron and managed to do plenty of surfing!

Laura, from Switzerland, graduates from Claudia’s Upper Intermediate class. Claudia says it has been lovely having her in class, describing her as an enthusiastic, hard working student who was always happy to contribute to class discussions. She was also a very motivated student and should be very proud of all her improvements! Well done on your much deserved A grade Laura!

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Class farewell drinks for Mary, Cecilia, Madoka and Leo

Mary-Sheila, from Switzerland, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. She is an extremely diligent and enthusiastic student, which all of her teachers said made her an absolute pleasure to teach! Josie says her positivity and warmth made her a great contribution to the class. Enjoy your travels Mary!

Cecilia, from Spain, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. Josie described her as a positive and friendly student, with a smile and laughter that always brightened up the class atmosphere! We hope you continue to practice your English and wish you all the best for the future!

Madoka, from Japan, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. She had a great attitude to learning and put a lot of effort into her studies. She was always eager and interested to learn and this made her a real asset to the class. All of her hard work paid of with her graduating with a well deserved A!

Leonardo, from Brazil, graduates from Josie’s Fast Track Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having him at Lexis. Leo is a very polite, thoughtful and friendly student. Josie said his outgoing and lively character always helped to lighten the class atmosphere and make everyone laugh. Enjoy your break Leo and we look forward to seeing you again when you start our Business Course!

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Lena, from Germany, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTs class. She is a focused, diligent, hardworking student. Elizabeth appreciated all of her efforts and participation, particularly her pertinent and passionate contributions in class discussions. Good luck for the future Lena, we are sure you will go on to do amazing things!

Andrea, from the Czech Republic, graduates from Elizabeth’s IELTs class. She has been a wonderful student; hard working and always friendly. Her English has improved in all areas and she graduates at an Upper Intermediate level with and Advanced in listening. Well done Andrea!

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Ibon at our ‘Make a Bag’ activity

Ibon, from Spain, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has been a polite, funny and friendly student. Thanks to his inquisitive nature and participation in activities he has made progress in all areas. We hope you continue to use your new language and wish you the very best for the future!

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Carlos at our soccer match against BBELS

Carlos, from Spain, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has kept us very entertained during his time at Lexis and we will all miss his bubbly personality when he leaves. He worked extremely well with all his classmates, always bringing great enthusiasm and attitude to class. It has been wonderful to watch his English improve since his first day and he should be very proud of his achievements!

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Armel, from France, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. Serena has loved teaching and says he has become a very important part of the class and Lexis. She is grateful for the laughter and positive attitude he brought to school each day and the whole class will greatly miss him next week! Good luck with finding work in Australia Armel!

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.

Dreamcatcher Making! 12 December

On Wednesday we had a delightful morning and afternoon making dreamcatchers!

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I demonstrated first how to make the netting and then assisted the students to do their own (with some needing more assistance than others!)

Using our box of materials, beads, shells and feathers we then decorated our dreamcatchers, with some beautiful results!

Carlos showed us just one of the many things they can now do with their dreamcatcher…

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Previously students have given them as a gift (often to their homestay families!), hung them in their vans before going off traveling, decorated their bags with them, and taken them home as a souvenir of their time in Byron! Or they can use them for their original purpose and simply hang them in their rooms to protect them from bad dreams!

 

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.

Morning Dreamcatcher Making! 12 December

On Wednesday we made everyone’s favourite – Dreamcatchers!

 

We started off with a wire ring, which we had to wrap, using various bits and pieces from our large box of materials, threads, wools and twine.

The next step then was to make the web part of the dreamcatcher. We watched a video and then I showed them in more detail, how to go about making their own. It looks a bit tricky but is surprisingly easy once you get into it. It is also very therapeutic! 🙂

Then it was time to add some embellishments to our webs. We had lots of beautiful bits and bobs – like feathers, beads, shells…

I was very impressed with the final results!

 

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! 14-16 December

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 14
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, 8PM, LUKE MORRIS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM, LEIGH JAMES, 9PM, PINK ZINC
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM MAKO ROAD + SOPHIE OZARD
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM DAN IRWIN
LOCURA, BYRON BAY, 7PM DREEMS JONO MA THOMAS VON PARTY CCOLO AKA MAGIC PIRATE
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, UPSTAIRS 9PM OLE FALCO

SATURDAY 15
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, MARSHALL & THE FRO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY SOUTHWALL
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 6PM, DJ LONGTIME, 8PM, MOOD SWING & CHEVY BASS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM JOSH RAWIRI, 7PM BAY FM CHRISTMAS DISCOTHEQUE 80S VERSUS 90S
BYRON THEATRE 6PM BYRON BALLET OPEN DAY CONCERT
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SUNDAY 16
HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, ROYCE 5’9, INDIGINOISE, THE VIKING
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY DAYS N DAZE
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM, LATE FOR WOODSTOCK, 8.30PM, BOO SEEKA & GUESTS
BYRON THEATRE JIM MOGINIE AND THE FAMILY DOG
BYRON COMMUNITY MARKET 10AM CHEYNNE MURPHY & MARK HAZLETT SUN, SAM BUCKINGHAM, LUKE VASSELLA & SERHIY STRAZHNIK
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12.30PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC, 4PM GREG LYON AND THE HIP OPERATION
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM OOZ
THE FARM, BYRON BAY, 5PM JESSE MORRIS BAND
PARK HOTEL, SUFFOLK PARK, 5PM ROD MURRAY DUO

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sarah from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! She 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 15th:

Mood Swing & Chevy Bass live @ Beach Hotel

Sunday 16th:

Dive or snorkel with turtles at Julian Rocks

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

Byron Bay Markets

The Channon Craft Market

Lennox Community Market

The Plateau Market at Alstonville

CINEMA

Friday 14 December

Smallfoot 9:30 am

Saturday 15 December

Smallfoot 10:00 am
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Sunday 16 December

Smallfoot 10:00 am
Boy Erased 8:45 pm
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Jobs! 12 December

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To find jobs in Byron, the best thing to do is go to all the bars, restaurants, cafes, hostels and hotels handing out your resume in person. 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 🙂

LOOKING FOR NANNY/NIGHT NANNY FOR HOLIDAY STAY IN BYRON

We have 5 year old twin boys and we’ve just arrived in Byron (Beachcomber Drive) for a two week holiday. We’d love to find an experienced nanny to help us out evenings and who might be open to some night nannying. I look forward to chatting further.
Kind regards, Christine

UBER DRIVER PARTNER

Uber Byron Bay – Part time – Flexible hours

Who we are: 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: 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 or you can deliver by bike or scooter!!

(Check out the flyers at Lexis reception)

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SECURITY GUARD

Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary

About us… HERNE’S SECURITY SOLUTIONS was founded in Lismore NSW and offers over a decade of experience in the Security Industry. Our Security Guards showcase attention to detail – making clients and patrons feel safe-and-secure, with a welcoming hospitality-orientated atmosphere.

About the role: Security Guards will be offered the opportunity to undertake the roles of either CROWD CONTROL or STATIC GUARD.

Successful Applicants will receive the following benefits: Competitive pay-rates: above Fairwork Industry Awards; 24/7 support: from supervisors; Staff development: skill-set and qualifications; Job role development: with the potential to progress within the company. Successful Applicants will be required to maintain the following qualifications: NSW Security License (1AC); Drivers License

Additional (but not essential) qualities will include: Experience and references: of previous contracts and employment within the Security Industry.; NSW RSA/RCG Card; NSW Working With Children Check?; NSW White Card

Application: Apply ONLINE (including proof of relevant qualifications) and will be contacted for an interview when suitable. For any further information about the position – please send an email to: enquiries@hernessecurity.com.au

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CASUAL BARISTA

Byron Bay – Casual/Temporary

A cafe in Byron Bay is seeking a casual Barista (10 – 20 hours per week) to join our team.

To be considered for this role you should:

  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a Barista
  • Have the right to work in Australia

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GO BYRON DRIVERS WANTED

– Choose your own hours
– Earn great money and be your own boss
– Full training provided
– Email: info@gobyron

 

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Massage Therapists wanted by Feel Good Massage for Woodford Folk Festival.

Phone Juan 0432348699

 

CLEANER

We are looking for an experienced cleaner for our busy B&B.

ABN a must!
Please call 0403357969 for more details.

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.