Hosting Myojo Students


What a wonderful 10 days we have recently enjoyed with our 19 Myojo students and 3 staff joining our Woodend community. This year was the 13th visit for Myojo Gakuen students and staff. All of the Myojo students were visiting… Continue Reading →


Hosting a Japanese student 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… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our Myojo visitors!

Today we had a Welcome Assembly for our Myojo visitors.  This year is our 11th year of association with Myojo School in Japan and we enjoyed reacquainting with Jun and his staff as Jun has been one of the founders… Continue Reading →

Only 6 More Places For Host Families for Myojo@Woodend 2017…DON’T MISS OUT!

We thank those families who have already expressed an interest in hosting a Myojo student during their Myojo@Woodend visit in March 2017.  The interest has  been great.  Vinall Sensai will be working through the host family selection process over the next few weeks…. Continue Reading →


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… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our Myojo Buddies

This year marks our 10th year of participation in the Myojo Homestay program and we are excited to welcome 3 staff and 12 students from Myojo to Woodend this week. Thank you to our host families who make this possible by providing… Continue Reading →

What Was It Like Hosting A Student From Japan?

Here’s Alyssa’s impressions. We’d love to hear from others who hosted Myojo students.  Please leave your comments below! Over the last 9 days I have had a Japanese  student staying at my house. Her name is Satoko. Satoko was visiting Woodend… Continue Reading →

Myojo at Woodend: Host Family BBQ

We love this week with our buddies from  Myojo.  Monday night was anther lovely night where over 100  children, parents and staff enjoyed a BBQ dinner together.  The atmosphere was terrific and always makes us feel so good about everyone… Continue Reading →

Host Families Welcome Our Myojo Students

We are very fortunate to have 22 families able to host our Myojo students.  We really appreciate their involvement in this program.  This  is the 9th year Myojo students have visited our school and we are very grateful for the large… Continue Reading →

Welcome To Our Myojo Buddies

Twenty two students and four staff from  Myojo Gakuen have arrived at our school for another wonderful week staying with our host families.  This is always an exciting week for our families and for the host classes.  Our staff too have… Continue Reading →

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