ECC Japanese Exchange Visit

In Term 1 we hosted a group of fifteen Japanese students from around Japan, who study conversational English at ECC.  During college hours our visitors enjoyed a range of Australian high school experiences including baking ANZAC biscuits with Ms Martinelli, ESL, exchange and buddy lessons. The ANZAC biscuits were a real highlight.  Special thanks go to Ms Robinson's Tourism class who did an excellent job introducing the ECC students to our college according to their individual timetables. At the conclusion of the school program, all visitors participated in a raffle to receive something Australian to take home.

Out of school hours involved a variety of experiences with host families and a day trip to Rottnest Island with buddy students.

The true success of any exchange is measured best by the degree of care demonstrated between those involved and the connections made. The amount of tears shed as our visitors were farewelled onto the bus was a beautiful demonstration of the type of school community we have. Awesome! Many, many thanks to all family members involved; parents, buddy students, siblings and others. You are all wonderful.

Families interested in Hosting for future visits can register their interest with Shoji Australia via their website .

Mr Phil Chadwick

Japanese Teacher

HOLA The Arts/ Languages