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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Peak to Park Weekend

Peak to Park Weekend

This weekend has been a big weekend for us. We started the weekend as usual with Parkrun…just with a bit of a twist. We had my mum come visit and stay with us on Friday night. She joined us at Parkrun, which was only her second time doing Parkrun and, she smashed her PB by 7 minutes. Kellie, Robert and their kids also joined us for there first ever Parkrun. To make it even more special, it was the first…

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First Day of School 2020

First Day of School 2020

The new school year has started today! For Declan, this is his final year of school, which is exciting, a little scary and hard to believe all at the same time. Emma is going into Year 5 this year. She is in a composite class of Year 5 and 6, with only three other grade 5 students. She seemed nervously excited of the unknown of what the day will bring. I’m sure that she will quickly get over her nerves…

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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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