Japanese Sister School Exchange Program 2017

Osaka Minami SHS Students’ visiting: Saturday 21 October – Wednesday 25 October 2017


We are pleased to announce that in October this year, 80 students from Minami Senior High School, our sister school in Osaka, will be coming to Australia. As a result we urgently need to arrange families to host the students for 4 nights.

Over the past twenty years the friendship between Mount Waverley Secondary College and Minami has been built on support by families like yours and we appreciate that you continue to make a difference to our valuable educational program.  Many previous host families have developed lasting connections with Japanese visitors, and students have experienced fantastic opportunities to develop their language skills.

The group will arrive in Melbourne on Saturday 21 October and will stay with their host families for 4 nights. They will depart from Mount Waverley Secondary College Senior Campus on Wednesday 25 October.


Things you need to know:

  • Minami students will need to be collected from the College’s Senior Campus hall on the morning of Saturday 21 October
  • Our visitors are from a top English specialty school
  • No expensive outings are required – everyday family  life is most appreciated
  • Host students will have opportunities to further develop their language skills and intercultural understanding
  • MWSC students will have access to a range of activities with Minami SHS students
  • Hosting is an experience which looks great on students’ CVs 


Please complete the online Home Stay application below if you are willing to host one or two students. Applications should be lodged no later than Friday 25 August.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me on phone on 9803 6811, or email to mls@mwsc.vic.edu.au

Thank you for taking the time to consider this request.



  Mr Les Mullins, Head of Exchange Programs


Mrs Julie Cain



Mrs Julie Cain, Senior Campus Principal



…..80  40 students have a host family – 40 still waiting


MWSC seeking host families

Application form for families interested in hosting students from our sister school.
  • Home Stay 2017 Application form

    If you would like to be a host family for our Minami sister school visitors when they arrive 21-25 October, please complete the following questions by Friday 25 August. 80 students will be needing a place
  • Please provide the following information:

  • Please provide the name, age and relationship within the family of all household members. Please use one box per person.

    Please indicate below your choice, Note: 90% of the group will be female. We are happy for male MWSC students to host female Minami students, if appropriate accommodation is proivded.
    It is a requirement for ALL the adults of hosting families to have a 'Working With Children Check' card. If you do not have one you can apply online or through your local Post Office. You will be applying as a "Volunteer" and therefore there is no cost. Please forward a copy of the WWCC cards to the college.
  • The college thanks you for supporting the Home Stay program and making this application.