Heart to Heart- Our Minokamo Friends

To all at Minokamo Gakkuen we will never be able to express our sincere appreciation for all that you do. Your kindness and care are the reasons our students have flourished and had this great adventure!

The following video highlights some of the staff of Minokamo who constantly greeted us with warm smiles and helped us each day – ありがとうざいました!


  1. What an amazing experience the children have had. We will be forever grateful to the teachers and students of both Minokamo school and Genesis Christian College for the chance for Abbie to do this. Thank you Minokamo staff and students for looking after them so well and for all the wonderful things they have done this week. We are looking forward to hearing all the stories first hand when they arrive back home on Saturday.

  2. Awwww what a great song!! Well done!! Can’t believe your school week is finished already!
    Back home we had a “typical’ (haha) Aussie occurrence of a kangaroo (ok a wallaby) in our backyard today! Wasn’t something I expected in suburbia! She got stuck in our backyard and once we managed to help her out I noticed her little baby joey was left behind :(. A quick trip to the vet, who arranged a wildlife carer, so crossing fingers it makes it. It’s so young, still with eyes closed and no fur. The carer is keeping me updated and they said it weighs just 130gms!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend with your host family!
    Mum xo

  3. We can not thank the teachers and staff at Minokamo for there thoughtfulness and love for our children. With every post we watch, we can see the enjoyment and happiness in our children’s eyes. You have given them adventures and let them see a new world far from anything we could have ever imagined. They will treasure memories that they will never forget. I for one, feel this will be a life changing moment in our sons life.
    We would also like to thank the students from Minokamo. As we can see, they have welcomed our students with open arms, friendship and warmth. With out there support and comradeship, I know our children would not have blossomed as they have. We can not thank you all enough.
    Grahame and Amanda.

  4. Thank you so much to the friends and families of Minokamo for your love and kindness you have shown to our children. It’s been wonderful watching your daily experiences and something the children can cherish forever. Remembering the tears when Minokamo children left Genesis this year left me emotional this morning watching your link. We are so greatful to Mrs Shimizu and Genesis for organising such a fun filled and comprehensive trip. Have fun in your last week in Japan and stay safe.
    Blakey, we love and miss you and can’t wait to see your photos and listen to your adventures next weekend.
    Love Mummy and the fam 😘😘😘😘🐾🐾

  5. Thank you to our wonderful sister school. You have truly welcomed and looked after our children. I’m sure it will be an experience that they will never forget.

  6. We can’t thank you enough teachers for giving our children adventure of a lifetime . We are so appreciative to see they all have flourished. Thank you so much.
    Sanjeev & Dipa

  7. Thank you so much for looking after Joshua and for giving him an experience of a lifetime! We are forever grateful.
    Karen and Jason

  8. Thank you so much to each and every teacher who has made this adventure for our children possible. We are so grateful for the care they have received. Many blessings to you and your families, from Alexa and Michael

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