Japanese Homestay 2016
KMS Meidai Japanese Homestay Program
Kadina Memorial School Year 10 families hosted 10 Japanese students from Tokyo’s Meidai High School early in Term 3.
This is the 15th year KMS, formerly Kadina Memorial High School, participated in the program.
Japanese students improved their English language skills while attending various lessons at school, including cooking traditional Australian food during Home Economics and making boomerangs in Technical Studies.
School excursions to Gorge Wildlife Park to hold a koala in the Adelaide Hills and a visit to Gumview Free Range Eggs near Paskeville were highlights of the two-week homestay.
An official Welcome Assembly with Middle School students and a Mayoral Reception with Copper Coast District Council Mayor Paul Thomas were also held.
Student enjoyed living with their Australian families, visiting local tourist destinations, sporting events and numerous group get-togethers, including a bonfire at one of the host family’s property.
The program is regarded as an important extra-curricular event on the school calendar as it provides local students, their families and school community an opportunity to learn about another culture, providing a rewarding experience despite the language barrier.