Japanese Exchange Visit Application 2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers

As we head into an incredible 22 years of student exchanges with Befu Elementary School, students from our school once again have the opportunity to visit Japan later in the year.  A group of approximately 30 Year 7 and 8 students will travel to Fukuoka (Auckland's sister-city) and visit Befu Elementary School, the sister-school of Remuera Intermediate.

We have developed an exchange programme where students from both countries are able to experience another culture and compare and share lifestyles, education, interests and customs.

This year's visit includes the following:

1. Remuera Intermediate students will visit Fukuoka from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 11th of September. The group will be accompanied by five adults, including the Principal, Assistant Principal and Teachers.

2. The students will be home-stayed for approximately 5 days. The remainder of the time they will be staying in hotels or travelling on overnight flights (10 days travel in total).

3. There will be some opportunity for students to attend Befu School classes. We also spend time on organised sightseeing and educational trips.

4. The cost for students will be approximately $3,850 including airfares, taxes, insurance and local Japanese travel. Spending money (approximately $300) is additional.

Students who are interested in participating in this trip should get an application form from Miss Gatfield or click here for a copy. Applications need to be completed by Monday, March 25 and should be accompanied by a C.V. highlighting the applicant's interests and achievements.

Shortlisted applicants will participate in a group interview and successful applicants will be notified by the end of term 1.

Robin Gatfield
Year 8 Assistant Principal