We are now planning the fifth biennial Woodend @ Myojo Study Tour for September 2020. Our current Year 4, 5 and 6 students have a wonderful and unique opportunity to travel to Myojo Gakuen, Tokyo, and be hosted by their fantastic families.

The dates that we are looking at are Saturday September 5 to Friday September 18.

Our students will stay in the homes of Japanese families for the duration of their visit apart from one night when we intend to visit historic Hakone, a very scenic and interesting area a few hours from Tokyo.

During the weekdays the children will attend Myojo School and during the weekends they will be with their host families.

We will be holding an information night on MONDAY AUGUST 19 at 6pm IN THE STAFFROOM. We invite any families who are thinking about having their child involved in the programme to come along and listen to students who took part in the program last year and the teachers speak about the fantastic, life changing experience that the Myojo study tour can provide for your child.

To gauge numbers, could you please either comment on here or email me at Sarah.Vinall740@schools.sa.edu.au  if you are considering the programme for your child.

Also, a note is being distributed during Japanese lessons this week also with a return slip if you are planning to attend.


The University of Melbourne in working with the Australian Asia Foundation states: 

Asia literacy provides our young people with a competitive edge in today’s world and contributes to our national advantage. Young Australians who possess a regional and global  mindset and skill-set will be able to build a creative, prosperous and socially cohesive Australia and develop harmonious regional and global communities that can work together to  resolve the issues that affect us all. 


We see our relationship with Myojo School as being an important part of the knowledge, experience and understanding that our young people at Woodend Primary School can develop in relation to our Asian neighbours.   Because of this we believe strongly that it is an important opportunity for our Year 5, 6 and 7 students, and therefore are keen to offer it as an option for families to consider.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sarah Vinall

Japanese Teacher