The time of year is here again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Tuesday, 21 March 2017 through until Thursday, 30 March, 2017. We have always had wonderful support for our homestay program. We thank those families who have hosted students and who are now leaving us, as their youngest child moves on to high school.
Hosting is a wonderful experience for your family. It is an opportunity to have first hand exposure to Japanese people and culture as well as share Australian life with a Japanese student, offering them a memorable Australian experience. And we pay you as well! Here is a past host sister’s thoughts on hosting Read here.
In 2017 Myojo are bringing out 21 students, along with 4 teachers. This year there were only 12 students who came out. See previous post . This was the smallest number we have had. With numbers increasing again for next year, we are hoping that families that have hosted before are able to continue. If you were one of the families who offered to host last year but missed the opportunity it would be a good time to put your family’s name forward again. If you have not hosted but are interested in finding out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Next year we will be seeking to place these students in Yr 4 -7 classes for their time at school.
Students will receive forms this week during Japanese lessons. If you don’t see them and you are interested in hosting please pop in to see us or comment on here.
Sarah Vinall and Keiko Yoshino