Messages and instructions for JOE 2020 Team:
Welcome to JOE 2020
Watch this space as we start to prepare for our next adventure in 2020.
Hello parents; thank you for your messages on the post. It’s lovely to see your encouraging messages; statements like, “we’re proud of you”, “try everything”, “make great memories “; these are such positive statements that help all the students. On JOE we like to keep it positive and focused on the moment so that our young people can gain the best experiences.
In regards to emails, only a few students wanted to email last night; unfortunately due to security on the web browser we had difficulties. With support from our college tech team we have a work around for emailing.
We are so very proud of the effort and attitude displayed by all the students in our care. With thanks Mrs S and Miss R
Good afternoon from Kyoto:
We have arrived in Kyoto and are checking into our hotel. All are well and feeling both Genki and Mushi Atsui!
Less than 24 hours to go:
Please encourage your family and friends to post a comment below introducing themselves so they can be approved onto the blog sooner rather than later, as things are about to get busy.
Parents please note along with the phone numbers (Australian global roaming just dial as if we are still here) of Miss Roche and myself here is my direct Japanese mobile number…
(Japan International Code is 81) 08048842586 (drop first zero)
This will be available from Monday afternoon. -Mrs S
Countdown to Departure: 3 Days!
If you wish to stay in touch with our team members and receive notifications when we post news or videos on this blog then please write an introduction message below; once approved all follow message will automatically be seen. Then click following on the home page, and you’re on board to join the fun of JOE! With thanks – Mrs Shimizu
Term 3 Week 9:
Hi team, we will have our last Parent and Student meeting on Friday 14 at 6.00pm. It’s a big one! All students must attend with a parent/guardian; you will be collecting your bags, shirts, a few documents. We will be asking for all passports to be handed in. Once done let’s enjoy a celebration supper together! With thanks Mrs Shimizu.
Term 3 Week 8:
Hi students, well done in your cultural item for the welcome assembly. This week there are no meetings due to block exams. On Tuesday at Chapel we will do shirt presentation and prayerful send off for the team. If you have any questions you can touch base with Miss Roche or Mrs Shimizu. Next meeting is ( Week 9) Friday 14 September at 6.00pm ( the big one!). Regards Mrs Shimizu
Term 3 Week 2:
Welcome back hope you have all rested well over the school holiday break. This will be a busy term and there are tasks that each JOE 2018 member needs to complete.
Lots to do and only 62 days to go!
Friday 27 July, Break 2, JOE Club meeting in L6. Thanks – Mrs Shimizu
Term 2 Week 7:
Just a reminder we will have a JOE Club meeting on Fri 8 June, Break 2. Thanks – Mrs Shimizu
Term 2 Week 2:
Thank you for a great meeting today. Remember an email for the survey regarding room mates has been sent. So jump online and complete this before our next meeting. The same with the Home stay application form you received today. Any questions see Mrs Shimizu or Miss Roche. Thank you.
Welcome back to school team, remember we have our first meeting for Term 2 this Friday 27 April Break 2 in L6. We are aware that a few students will be out on an excursion. For the rest please attend as you will be given your Host Family Application forms. Collection of missing Code of Conduct forms will also be done. See you all them – Mrs Shimizu.
Term 1 Week 6: Thanks team for attending last week’s meeting. It was a happy and warm welcome you gave the staff who have now joined JOE 2018! Thank you!
This Saturday our friends from our sister school will be arriving. Let’s make them feel really welcome and help them make great memories! – Mrs Shimizu and Miss Roche.
Term 1 Week 2: Welcome to 2018! Our first meeting of the year is this Friday 2 February, Break 2 in L6. Remember to bring a pen and your workbook. This time in the lead up to our departure will move quicker than you realise. Let’s make the most of these meetings! Thank you – Mrs Shimizu and Miss Roche.
Term 4 Week 6: Thank you for attending the last JOE Club meeting for 2017. Hope you have enjoyed getting to know the other team members a little. Next year the meetings will focus on language and a lot of preparation for your time at the sister school. Thank you!
Term 4 Week 3: Great job today students! Thank you for attending the JOE Club meeting. Not so easy reading and pronouncing each others names in KATAKANA. 皆さんよく頑張った、ありがとう！
Please remember to use your work booklets. And if you have lost and truly can’t find the one you were given please send me an email and arrange for a new one. Just one more meeting for this year…
Term 3 Week 7: Thank you for attending today’s JOE Club meeting. Thank you for playing along with the games and quizzes. We hope you enjoyed getting to know each other a little bit more, Miss Roche and I learnt a few interesting things; I think I found my “tribe”; those that do not like outside activities! Remember there is a date change on the Timeline document you took home. Today only 3 students were in non-attendance, so thank you to everyone else for making to the meeting. Those students will need to collect our first workbook from Mrs Shimizu.
Term 3 Week 4: First team meeting done! Thank you to all the students who attended. We hope you enjoyed your Japanese lunch of various donburi.
We had some interesting items on the Bucket List for your Japan adventures. Snow monkeys are for a winter trip, sorry we are going end of summer start of autum; visiting both Disneyland and Disneysea, wish we had enough time; seeing Sumo, maybe doable! Thank you for your great input.
Term 3 Week 1: The first JOE 2018 meeting will be on Friday 4 August.