In Term 3 2018, our school will be welcoming students from Seika Primary School, Japan, for a cultural exchange experience. This is the second time we are receiving students from this school, and last year’s visit was a great success.
A major component of this visit is Home Stay, which is an opportunity for the Japanese student to stay with a local family and have a taste of Aussie life. It is a rewarding, enlightening and enjoyable experience for the whole family, and a wonderful way to befriend someone from overseas.
We are seeking families who would be interested to host these students (10/11 year olds) for a short stay between 8 August and 13 August 2018 (5 nights).
Families from Prep to Year 6 are welcome to apply (i.e. your child does not have to be the same age as the students) and our wish is for the majority of these students to stay with St Peters’ families to truly experience our community.
Interested families will receive an introductory session with a Home Stay support person, have access to a 24/7 support line, and receive a non-taxable payment to cover the cost of providing three meals per day, school drop off/pick-ups, and normal household utilities.
If you would like to be part of this exciting program, please fill in the forms that are availble by a link in this week's newsletter or contact Home Stay Coordinator Mimi Petrusma on 0402 888 970 or by email on email@example.com. I really encourage you to take up this significant opportunity to get to be an ambassador for St Peter’s and Australian. Expression of interest forms are also available form the school office.