2020 JAPAN TOUR
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Dear Parents/Guardians of Year 3 and 4 Students,
Thank you to the many families who attended the recent Japan Home Stay and Tour information session. The opportunity is available for a group of our cherubs who will be in Years 5 or 6 in 2020. It is exciting to say that already a vast number of ‘expression of interest’ forms have been received.
In the event that you were unable to be at the event and would like to register your interest in your child participating in the next tour, please complete the form below and return it to the office, or alternatively you can pick up a form directly from Mary (office).
TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN YEARS 3 – 4
Konnichiwa, the school is now calling for expressions of interest in the Japan home stay program for 2020. Details regarding the Japan tour are not able to be provided at this stage; however I can say that the tour will occur in April/May 2020 for a period of approximately 10 days. The cost will be in the vicinity of $2,600-$3,000.
A brief overview of the itinerary is as follows:
We will depart Melbourne and fly to Nagoya where our group will be met by delegates from the City of Obu. We will be transported to a hotel where the children and our staff will stay overnight. The following morning we will be collected from the hotel by staff from Ishigase Elementary School and taken to school where the children will join their classes. The host families will collect the children from school that afternoon and our children will then commence their 5 day home stay visit. The home stay visit will include a weekend. Following our 5 day school stay our group will travel to Kyoto where we will be based for 3-4 days. We will see many of the sights in Kyoto and travel to Nara for a day to see other sights of interest. We may also consider including Tokyo/Osaka as part of our next tour. The days are all incredibly busy and we take in as many wonders of this exceptional country as we can manage.
I have been on 8 trips to Japan with children and I truly believe the tour is an incredible opportunity for them. I have seen their social skills develop, resilience build and confidence soar. The groups have bonded exceptionally well during the previous trips and I have no doubt that this will once again occur.
If you are interested in your child being considered for participation on the 2020 tour to Japan, please fill in the form below and return to me, Sue Higgins, by Wednesday the 21st of November.
2020 JAPAN TOUR
I, __________________________________________, parent of _______________________________ am interested in my child being considered for the 2020 tour to Japan.
My contact number/s is: ___________________________________________________________
My email address is: ___________________________________________________________