Homestay Hosts Wanted

Homestay Hosts Wanted

Every year, for the May half term week and at other times during the year, we give our students the opportunity to stay with host families in the local area which enables them to experience British life and practice their English. We are currently looking for new hosts who are able to look after a minimum of two students for the week from 23 May to 31 May 2020. Guidance information is attached.

Many of our families have been hosting our students for a number of years and find the cultural experience rewarding and enjoyable. We have received positive feedback from our hosts, some of which you can read below.

Rikkyo School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including references and Disclosure & Barring Service checks.

If you are interested in becoming a host or would like further information, please contact Michelle Moorhead on 01403 822107 or email to [email protected]

GUIDANCE FOR HOST FAMILIES

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Comments from host families:

“During the half-term period we had three students stay with us: Mitsutaka, Dan and Genki. We are writing to say how much we enjoyed their company in our home. All three students showed themselves to be friendly, respectful and to have a great sense of humor. They were helpful and kind and joined in when asked. These boys are a credit to your school and their families. We wish them every success for the future.”

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“I wanted to write and say that our first homestay experience has been a wonderful one. We hosted Rina, Mana and Aiko who were an absolute delight and a credit to the school and themselves. If you can please pass this onto their teachers it would be much appreciated. If we ever have the opportunity to host any of these girls again we would be very happy!”

Many thanks

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“Just to let you know that the three girls staying with us over half-term – Mizuki, Ai and Ayano – were lovely homestay students. It was a pleasure having them in the house and I would happily do it again.”

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“It was with great pleasure that I hosted four of your students, Daisuke, Wataru, Atsushi and Yo last week. They always tried hard to practise their English at meal times, and we had some good conversations over supper. They told us that they had a good week, with local outings to Horsham and Guildford, a shopping trip to London, and playing with Kipper our dog. Paul and I wish them all well!”

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“Just to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed having the Rikkyo students. They were a credit to the School and, of course, Japan. They interacted so well with our daughter, Malama, who was enchanted with them.”

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“Both Haruhi and Marika were an absolute delight and would be welcome to come and stay with us at any time”.

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“The three girls got on well with each other and with my children. At mealtimes together they spoke English and were well-mannered. They ate all the meals I cooked, watched movies with my boys and did a jigsaw puzzle together. They were a pleasure to have in the house”.

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“I just wanted to write to you to say what a lovely week we have had with Riku and Mifu staying with us. They are both so polite and well mannered and have fitted in really well with our small family. They have been so kind to us and are extremely respectful.

Their English is very good and they have made great effort at ALL times in conversations. I hope they have left having learnt a little more English from their stay with us.

We will miss them both so much when they are gone and hope they have a lovely summer when they get home. Their parents should be very, very proud of them.”

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“My husband Paul and I hosted Keita, Yoshiki, Satoshi and Yuhei during half term week. As this was the first time we had taken part as hosts for the Rikkyo School, we did not quite know what to expect during their stay.

Firstly, they were all very polite. Secondly, they were punctual when going out or returning home, and thirdly, they were a joy to cook for. We had some good conversations round the table about their families, Japan and school. Together, we enjoyed a Japanese dessert sent by Satoshi’s father.

Despite the appalling weather all week, they shopped in Guildford and London and visited the Spectrum. Here at Plum Tree Cottage they played billiards, watched tennis and football, were delightful with our cats and dogs, and bravely swam in the pool one sunny but cold evening.

We wish them all well for the future, hope Keita and Yoshiki pass the English exam, and praise them all for their mature conduct.”