Day 9 – Big Welcome at School…

Monday 26 September

Busy busy day! Well done by everyone. Your children did you proud as they stood on stage at the Welcome Assembly; then went into full immersion classes. 

It was such a heart warming scene to see our students reconnect with the Minokamo students they hosted in Australia earlier this year. Genuine friendships have been made.

Walking through the five stories of the high school building sees our students engaged in various classes. From English, Japanese Lit to special Culture lessons with the principal.

This afternoon Mr Connolly has set up his volleyball girls to take on the girls volley ball team of Minokamo! Good luck Genesis girls….


  1. Hi Aimee, I hope you’re enjoying yourself and you’re not missing home too much. I expect loads of good pictures!!
    Have fun,
    Emily H πŸ˜‰

  2. Well done everyone. You are truely becoming Japanese now, in school and at home. An amazing experience, we’re very proud of you Leila. Love from us all.

  3. Hi Hannah. Great to see you at your host school. Hope you have an awesome week. We are following every post for news. Lots of Love R2H1G.

    1. Thanks Dad, nice to hear from you guys. I don’t get to see the blog often let alone have time to reply but I am reading all the messages from our family and friends and it’s so encouraging. I’m having a blast and will be meeting my host family this afternoon and going home with them! Can’t wait to get home and tell you all about it but I’m going to enjoy the rest of the trip as much as I can. Love you and miss you all and please tell everyone I say hi (and sorry I can’t respond to all the messages). See you soon! xx

  4. Hi Caitlin, Have a great homestay experience. Make sure you say Hi to Kirara and her family from all of us here. Love Mum, Dad and Dom.

    1. Thanks guys, I am having a great time. Sorry I haven’t sent I message yet. The family is really lovely and they are taking good care of me. Last night we played uno and memory. Kirara’s sisters are so cute and nice and I am enjoying my home stay. Thanks for sending the messages! I miss you guys and can’t wait to see you again πŸ™‚
      Love from Caitlin πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Em and Kristy miss you.
    I hope you went easy in the Volleyball Kristy, we all know how you hit the ball. It’s good to see your faces and it looks like everything is going well. Love you both heaps xx

  6. Hi Bella
    Say hi to Seri for us. She would have been so happy to see you and you her.
    Enjoy your home stay!
    Lots of love.
    Mum and Dad xxxooooβ˜ΊπŸ’œπŸ‘

    1. Hey Guys!
      I will do!
      Sorry I couldn’t message sooner but.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM! I love you so so much and I hope dad spoils you. I hope you have a great birthday and I love you to the moon and back.
      Lots of love
      Bella πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œβ€οΈβ€οΈ

    1. Hello Beverstock Family!
      Yes… The first day at Minokamo school was fun and I will say hello to Manami. I miss you guys and TessaπŸ’™πŸ’™β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

  7. So proud of you Tahlia! All the best with this week at your homestay! Hope you got some good serves in volleyball! X love you heaps xx mum

  8. Hi siaan. Fabulous to see your smiling face. Who is your Japanese friend & how did the volleyball go? Thinking of you as you go to homestay tomorrow. Say hello to them from us. Mumxx

    1. Hey I’ve gotten all your messages so far I think
      The Minokamo Volleyball team were amazing they never missed and it went exactly where they intended it to land. We were thrashed. My buddy Nao is great we’re the same height πŸ‘πŸ½

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