As a family, we are all excited to experience new cultures. We have opened our home to a number of students now, each providing us with unforgettable experiences and fond memories. We hope that the students enjoy our hospitality, and their stay in Australia is full of long lasting happy memories.

Honoka’s Departure

Honoka’s Departure

The past 7 weeks have been challenging, to say the least. We have always had a positive and memorable experience with all of our previous Home Stay students, until now. This experience was so disconcerting for us, that we have decided to no longer accept any more students. Naturally we have had our share of difficulties with previous students, but we were always able to overcome them quickly; either from clarifying the language barriers or persistance from both parties. The…

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Welcome Honoka

Welcome Honoka

Today we welcomed Honoka, our latest Home Stay Student from Haruhigaoka High School in Kakamigahara City, Gifu, Japan. Honoka is here for seven weeks and leaves just before Easter. Honoka is only our second female student, so Emma is very excited to finally have another girl in the family. We hope she enjoys her time here in Australia. Honoka is the oldest sibling and lives with her mother, father and two younger brothers. She is staying with us from Saturday…

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Farewell Kota

Farewell Kota

Sadly, today was our last day with Kota. The past two weeks have gone so quickly. We are all going to miss him very much, especially Ryan. We hope he has a safe trip home and enjoyed his time here in Australia with us. We look forward to catching up with him again in the future, maybe this time we will come to visit him in Japan. Here are a few photos from our last night with Kota showing him…

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Welcome Kota

Welcome Kota

Today we welcomed Kota, our latest Home Stay Student from Tokushima Japan. Kota is here for two weeks and leaves just before Christmas. We hope he enjoys his time here in Australia. Kota is from Tokushima-kita High School. He lives with his mother, father and two younger sisters. He is staying with us from Sunday 8th December 2019 to Saturday 21st December 2019.

Welcome Sumito

Welcome Sumito

Today we welcomed our latest Home Stay Student from Osaka Japan, Sumito. He is only here with us for a short stay (1 week), but we hope he enjoys his time here in Australia. Sumito will stay with us from Monday 21st October 2019 to Monday 28th October 2019

Farewell Dinner for Hideto

Farewell Dinner for Hideto

It is sad to see the time has come to say goodbye to Hideto. Here are some photos and a couple of short videos of Hideto’s farewell performance dinner. After dinner Hideto and his class performed the song Stand By Me.

Welcome Hideto

Welcome Hideto

Today we welcomed our latest Home Stay Student from Japan, Hideto. He is staying with us for about a month. We hope he enjoys his time here in Australia. Hideto will stay with us from Sunday 4th August 2019 to Saturday 7th September 2019

Welcome Yuga

Welcome Yuga

Today we welcomed our latest Home Stay Student from Japan, Yuga. He is only here with us for just under two weeks. We hope he enjoys his time here in Australia. Yuga will stay with us from Saturday 21st July 2019 to Friday 2nd August 2019

Farewell to Ayumi – Cobb & Co Museum Visit

Farewell to Ayumi – Cobb & Co Museum Visit

Today is Ayumi’s last day with us, so before she left we thought we would show her the Cobb & Co museum. Everyone had lots of fun trying out the various ways to generate electricity. Ryan could barely touch the pedals on the electric bike, but he still managed to generate some electricity. We were pleasantly surprised when we ran into several people that we knew. Ryan & Emma were both excited when they saw Chloe was visiting the museum…

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Welcome Ayumi

Welcome Ayumi

Today we welcomed our latest Home Stay Student and first female student from Japan, Ayumi. She is only here for a bit over a week. We hope she enjoys her time here in Australia. Ayumi will stay with us from Wednesday 20th March 2019 to Thursday 28th March 2019