International Students

Moonta Area School welcomes international students. We have students who are in Australia for 6 to 12 month stays and we also home host students on short term visits.

Students who come for a long term stay are enrolled at our school for the duration of their visit and take the same lessons as Moonta Area School students. They become actively involved in the school and local community and make life-long friends.

Short term visits are usually for a group of students. In term three our school annually hosts a group of Japanese students from Meiji Nakano Hachioji High School, near Tokyo as a part of the Japanese Homestay Program. Each student is hosted by a local family to experience our Australian country, school and family life by joining in activities. Our school provides daily English lessons and an immersion program designed to help build confidence in English offering authentic opportunities to practice speaking and interactions with many of our R-6 classes, as well as spending time with their Australian ‘buddies’ in their classes. Additional activities include making Cornish pasties and boomerangs, learning about indigenous culture and art, Aussie music, as well as attending various sight-seeing excursions to Adelaide, shops, museums, beach, farms and a Mayoral Reception.

The benefits of these programs are wide-ranging for everyone involved at our school and in our community. It has contributed to the global perspective of our curriculum and provided unique and first hand learning experiences for students, families and staff.

 

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