It’s the Weekend! 15 – 17 February

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❤  HAPPY VALENTINE’S WEEKEND!  ❤

 

WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 15

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, DJS CASIMIR & LOVE SMITH
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM THE HOMBRES
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM JON J BRADLEY, 9PM PINK ZINC
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7.30PM STUMPS + NELIPOT + FLOAT THERAPY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM GREG KEW
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM JAYO & KATALYSRT
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE 7.30PM VAGINA CONVERSATIONS
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SATURDAY 16

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM SOUL’D
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM DJ JUST SAYIN’
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM DOS LOONA
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM FINGAL & THE CURIOSITIES OF ESSEX
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SUNDAY 17

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, JESSE PUMPHREY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM THE TRISTIAN DUO
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM THE HOMBRES, 8PM DJ EASY P
BYRON BAY BREWERY 5PM FRIENDZONE
HOTEL BRUNSWICK 7PM LIONHART
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM EVA J & VIVA SON & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM TESS LATU
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM LEIGH JAMES

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sam from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He 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 February 16th

Byron Bay Dive Centre – Learn to dive taster session. FREE!

Sunday February 17th

Wake surf & wake board

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Mullumbimby Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Byron Twlight Market

Sunday

Ballina Market

Lismore Carboot Market

Byron Bay Market

 

CINEMA

Friday 15 February

Eighth Grade  9:50 am
The Mule  11:45 am
Free Solo  4:00 pm
Ben is Back  8:20 pm

Saturday 16 February

Storm Boy  9:45 am
Ben is Back  11:45 am
Green Book  1:50 pm
The Mule  6:15 pm

Sunday 17 February

Eighth Grade  9:45 am
Ben is Back  11:40 am
The Mule  6:05 pm
Green Book  8:20 pm

 

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.

 

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! 😉 )

 

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!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!

CLICK TO APPLY

 

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

 

CLICK TO VIEW JOB

 

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

CLICK TO VIEW JOB

 

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.

CLICK TO APPLY

HEALTHY CAFE POSITION AVAILABLE

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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

CLICK TO APPLY

 

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! 8 February

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

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Tanja, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. It has been wonderful to have met her; she is an optimistic person who is great at making conversation with others. She used all her new grammar and vocabulary well and graduates with a much deserved A! We wish you every happiness with your future travels Tanja.

Daniel, from Switzerland, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. Kristy said he was a pleasure to teach, and his positivity and warmth was always communicated through conversations with others. He used his new vocabulary and grammar well and was good at self correcting himself. We wish you all the best for the future Daniel!

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Sara, from Italy, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. She has been a lovely, friendly student and made lots of friends in her 6 weeks with us. She has made great progress in all areas and has worked really hard to improve her pronunciation. We wish you all the best for the future!

Ana, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. She has worked very hard to learn all the new grammar and vocabulary taught in class. Her speaking has improved significantly and she has been practicing it lots with her new friends from different countries. All the best for your future endeavors Ana!

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Bastien on his first day (boy in back row!)

Bastien, from France, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. He has improved in all areas during his 17 weeks at Lexis, particularly his speaking ability. We are glad he made the most of his time in Byron and will continue to do so for the remainder of his time in Australia!

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Maria on her first day (far right, front row)

Maria, from Spain, graduates from Mel’s Intermediate class. Mel really enjoyed having her in the class because of her good nature and positive attitude, adding that she was able to combine a serious approach to learning with a great sense of humor. We are glad this isn’t goodbye as Maria will join us again in March for our Cambridge course! Enjoy your break Maria!

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Mai, from Japan, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She has made brilliant progress during her time with us, with her test results reflecting this and her graduating with an A! Well done for all your hard work Mai. We hope you continue to practice your English in Japan and wish you well for the future!

Cynthia, from Switzerland, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She has been a respectful and hardworking student. She has made great progress in all areas of her English, particularly her speaking and listening skills. Good luck with your farm work and enjoy the rest of your time in Australia!

Gilles, from Switzerland, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. He has made progress in all areas of his English during his short time with us. He participated well in class and would always ask questions if he was unsure – a great way to learn! Enjoy Noosa and your travels around Australia!

Eloha, from France, graduates from Serena’s Elementary class. She has been a diligent and hardworking student, as well as always positive and respectful. She achieved excellent results in all her tests and graduates with an A! Good luck with your future endeavors Eloha!

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Anaid, from Spain, graduates from Claudia’s IELTS class. She was a hard working, focused and diligent student. Claudia loved having her positive attitude in the class. It’s been great to see how much her English has improved thanks to her hard work. Enjoy Lexis Perth Anaid and we’ll hopefully see you again one day!

Jenn (Jeonghyeon), from Korea, graduates from Claudia’s IELTS class.We have loved having Jen with us at Lexis for the past 6 months. She is a kind, sweet and positive person who was always lovely to everyone she met. She was also a motivated student who always participated well during class activities. We hope you enjoy Lexis Noosa as much as you enjoyed Byron!

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Lucas, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle and Adrienne’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been an absolute pleasure having him here at Lexis. He has been with us since March and I loved him being a regular at many of our out of class activities. He always made an effort to make new students feel welcome and made many friends with students from all over the world. He will be very much missed, but we’re hopeful we’ll see him again one day!

Maria, from Chile, graduates from Michelle and Adrienne’s Upper Intermediate class. Her teachers loved having her in class, describing her as a great student who participated well in group discussions. She has a brilliant attitude so we are sure will continue to do well in future!

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Helene, from Belgium, graduates from Paul’s Cambridge Advanced class. It has been a joy having her here with us the past 19 weeks. She was a sweet, friendly student with a positive attitude and lovely bright smile. Her teachers say she was a conscientious student who was a pleasure to teach. She graduates at an Advanced level and we are sure will do well in her upcoming Cambridge exam. You will be missed Helene!

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Jerome, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. Michelle loved having him in class for many reasons; he worked hard, participated well in class discussions (with a great combination of intelligence and humour), was always respectful and helpful to other students. We wish you the very best for the future Jerome!

Rebecca, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. During her short time with us she made excellent progress and achieved good results in all her tests, giving her a well earned A! We hope you enjoyed your time here in Byron and continue to use your new language!

Patrizia, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Pre-Intermediate class. She has only been with us 3 weeks but has made great improvements in all areas, with excellent knowledge of grammar. Well done on well deserved A grade Patrizia! Good luck for the future!

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Ramona, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. She was only here with us for a short 2 weeks, after transferring from Lexis Perth, but it was lovely to have met her. She was a friendly, polite and respectful student. We hope you have an amazing time on your travels around Australia and Bali!

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Silas, from Switzerland, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. He has made excellent progress in his 5 weeks at Lexis and should be very happy with the level his English is now at. Enjoy your trip up the East Coast of Australia!

 

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

New Starters! 11 February

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

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Kana is from Japan. She enjoys watching movies and going to the museum. She wants to improve her English so she can help overseas tourists when they visit Japan for the 2020 Olympics. She chose Byron bay for her studies because her friend lived here for a year and absolutely loved it! We are hoping Kana will enjoy it just as much 🙂

Sandro is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. He loves going hiking and biking in the summer. In the winter he enjoys going skiing and going on ski tours. He studied car diagnostics for 2 years and now works as a car mechanic. He wants to improve his English so he can speak to people from all different countries!

Makiko is from Japan. She likes going to the beach, gardening and yoga. She works as a massage therapist and is very interested in learning about health and natural medicine. She would like to improve her English so she can learn many healing skills from all over the world.

Carina is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her hobbies are swimming and doing yoga. She also loves to meet up with friends and go to concerts. She completed an apprenticeship as an early childhood teacher and loved her job working with children. She is now taking a few months out to travel around Australia and Asia, learning English and making lots of friends along the way!

Jun is from Japan. He works in a Junior and Senior school as teacher of the Japanese language and also in charge of the drama club. He is really looking forward to trying surfing whilst here in Byron and will be taking part in our English + Surf programme. He wants to improve his English so he can teach foreigners about the history of Okinawa, his home town.

Pascal is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. His biggest passion is motorcycling, but he also enjoys climbing and hiking in the beautiful Swiss mountains. He works as a certified metal worker, a job he really enjoys. He is here with us to improve his English for traveling!

Sirilak is from Thailand. Her family run their own business; a farm, small restaurant and shop. Her interests include drawing, painting, visiting art galleries and cooking. She is here to improve her English so she can get her dream job as a flight attendant. She chose Australia for her studies because she loves to travel and knows talking with native speakers will help her improve her English quicker

Thomas lives in the Swiss mountains, in a town called Frutiga. His hobbies are soccer, skiing, motorcycling and going out with friends. He has just completed his apprenticeship as a Poly Technician. He needs to improve his English as he will travel to Russia in August for a competition relating to his profession and will need to speak in English. He chose Byron for his studies because it is a beautiful and relaxed town and he would love to learn to surf!

Rahel is from the German speaking part of Switzerland. Her interests include sports and travelling. She is taking a gap year to travel and will then study architecture at University. She decided to study in Byron because of the beaches, surfing and warm weather, and is already in love with the nature and easy going lifestyle!

Maria is from Spain. In her free time she enjoys cooking and enjoying food and wine with her friends and family. She works in Human Resources for a Spanish hospitality company. She wants improve her English so when she returns to Spain she can find a new position as a General Manager in a hotel. She chose Australia for her studies as it has always been her dream to visit and she is looking forward to meeting people from all over the world.

Noemi is from the French speaking part of Switzerland. She likes to go swimming and on adventures! She works as a nursery nurse and works in kindergarten. She is here with us at Lexis Byron so she can refresh her English and have a holiday at the same time!

 

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

Soccer Match against BBELS! 6 February

On Wednesday we played a Soccer Match against BBELS School. The students always really enjoy this activity; it gives them a chance to show off/practice their skills, interact with students from another school, and represent Team LEXIS!

Every time we have a match I am so impressed by the level many of our students play at, and also those who haven’t played much before but get involved and give it their best!

We had a brilliant turn out, with over 20 of our students wanting to play and represent their school. We started with 11 on each side and Jeff did a great job of swapping players on and off to make sure everyone got a turn on the pitch.

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We won 4-3, with Jeff and Gustavo each scoring 2 goals!

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Gustavo was very humble celebrating his goals, as you can see below… 🙂

Although both teams played competitively, and of course wanted to win, there was a good friendly atmosphere and everyone shook hands after the match and got together for a group photo!

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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