Hello, Mr. Kamakura,
Sorry I was late sending e-mail. This week and last week were very busy. 22th was my first school day. I was little bit nervous and little bit excited. I entered Year 9. My coordinator said Year 9 is a little bit easy for me. But I don't think that. It was very difficult for me. Especially, Commerce class is very difficult for me. The words are very difficult.
Every Friday, we have English class by my coordinator. It is very fun and I think it is easy for me. Because, my coordinator speaks slowly. And every Friday, I have a party. My host brothers and sister go to their friend's house. And then we sing some songs that are about Christian, worship and talk a lot. So I always talk a lot in English. It is very hard but I think it is a very good experience.
And every Saturday, we go to church. My host farther is a person in a high position. So we need to go to a lot of places. Last Saturday, I had to wake up at 5:30!! It was very hard but I think it is very good for me. And my host mother said we don't work and study on Saturday. We need to enjoy this time. So I can't do my homework.
Every Sunday, I always do my homework in the morning. And in the afternoon, we always go to other places. Last Sunday, we went to swimming pool with my host brothers and my host father. And at night, we went to bowling. I enjoyed it.
Almost every Tuesday, I have Year 9 Challenge. It is like an extracurricular class. Last time, we went to 1000 steps that is very famous hill. And we had to climb it twice while remembering childhood. It was very good experience.
By the way I had a very big homework. It is memoir. We had to write 500 words in English. It was very difficult for me. But my host family helped my homework. So I am very busy every day. But I managed to live. No , I'm joking. I always live a full life. See you!!
How are you? Mr. Kamakura and Mr. Arakawa,
Today was my first day to go to school. I made some friends which are exchange students from China etc... Although some of them have been staying in Melbourne for several months, they can speak English very well. So I was very surprised that things and grown my enthusiasm not defeat them. The other, I chose a class which is EAL (English as an Additional Language) and math, Japanese etc... What is more, I played badminton at school's gym and decided to join the match to other school some other day. I'll send more detailed report about school and home stay next time.
Hello. My Australian life went by quickly.
I had big event in a week. For example I watched tennis game and went shopping, celebrated Australian day!! I could make friends who are wonderful!! My friends who are from Brazil, England, Germany, and Thailand. They can speak English fluently. I realized that I have to study.
Kindest regards, R.F.
Hello, Mr Kamakura! How are you?
Today is 2 weeks I stayed in Australia. I am hard English and a time difference. Jan 31th, host family's sister came to my host family's house. She has two children. Children are Lucas and Qillian. I played Wii with Lucas. I wanted to play with Qillian, but she couldn't play it because she is two years old. I had good time a half day.
Next day, I went to the mountain with my host family. I saw many animals, for example cow, horse and sheep. I couldn't see them in Japan so I was happy! We went to host family's friend house which is in mountain. They took care of horses, dog and sheep. And they grow fruits. I was surprised. I was very tired but I had a good time.
From Feb 2nd, I went to school. I am in trouble because I can't make friends who aren't an international student and I am hard speaking and listening to English. To communicate with English is difficult for me. But I started playing badminton too! I will be hard studying English, making friends and playing badminton!
Hi, Mr. Kamakura! How are you?
On Friday, I started school. I was looking forward to it. But honestly, I had no confidence. So I was worried about it. Because I'm not good at English. The first day was nervous. So I can't speak to my classmates. I thought, "I couldn't." On Monday I watched TJ's (my host brother) basketball game. On Tuesday, I played volleyball. I enjoyed this game because it helped me be friendly with classmates. I want to make more friends!
This week I catch the bus to school in the morning with Kyra (my host sister).
I'll do the best I can. From Y.A.
Dear Mr. Kamakura,
How are you? I play basketball almost every day with my host brother and exchange student from Thailand whose name is Chat. He is good at basketball.
I'm enjoying at school. Math is easy. Because l learned it last year. And we have year 9 challenge. I went to 1000 steps. That is too hard but I enjoyed with year 9 members.
Dear Mr. Kamakura.
Today, my host school (Nunawading) started. I was very nurvous, but I did my best. Host family and cordinator say that "Don't be shy." I chant this word. And lunch time, I talked with many people. Almost all of them are kind, so I was happy.
And I played basketball with friends. We enjoyed and I made friends! I am really happy. I want that this situation will to go on. And I'm really happy to come to this school.
Yours truly, K.Y.
Hello! A lot of funny and interesting things in this week.
1) We met our new host families. My new host family lives in forest. I like nature, so I really happy. And my host mother is a music teacher. I like music and I play the guitar, so we are fit. The photo is my host family's dog. When they finished shower, I took this photo.
2) I went to school for the first time. It is interesting! There, students speak so fast that I cannot understand all, but I tried to listen more carefully. And after eat lunch, we played soccer with school friends. I'm very looking forward to going to school tomorrow.
And... Oh it's time to go to bed! So Good bye!
Dear Mr. Kamakura,
Hello, it passed 5 days when I left Japan. I'm enjoying in Australia. I have come to Australia two years ago in summer. So, I am used to live here very early. And, my host members helped me many times. Very thanks, everyone. I experienced many things. I will write about the stories.
Arrived Australia day, I visited a suburb of Melbourne a.m. I walked in there with Meiho's friends. It was warm and interesting. There were many people and tall trees in Melborne. I ate hamburger which is very delicious and bigger than Japanese hamburger. That evening, I stayed at Edmonds house with Meiho friends.
My host mother is Bicki. She is very cheerful. I enjoyed with them. And other Edmonds family's house was very near. So, I saw them many times.
I used English a lot of time. But, I used Japanese when I talk with Meiho friends. This is my regret. I went to many kind of interesting places. At beach, I swam in the sea. Although Japan is in winter, Australia can be swum. In near my house's park, we played soccer, basketball, and badminton. It was exciting. In supermarket, there were many strange goods. Those were very interesting. In Moonlit Sanctuary, I took many pictures in the zoo. There were many birds. And dingoes are so cute! In Frankston city, there was fun. Sand statues festival was interesting for me. Next, shopping mall in Frsnkston was very large. That had many shops, so it was a lot of fun.
I live in Phakenham now. Beaconhills will start on Feb 2nd. I will send e-mail when I start go to school. See you.
Hello, Mr. Kamakura! How are you doing?
By tomorrow, we will have been staying here for three weeks. Our school life has already begun. It also passed a week. I chose math core, higher, physics, chemistry, EAL and Japanese as a schedule of the school. Actually, l would like to have chosen PE, but I couldn't choose it because of our school's curriculum.
In private, I went to the city with my parents and their friends. Our purpose was going to Victoria market. That was a huge market. I bought some fruits, t-shirt and kangaroo's meat.
I would like to take part in the badminton community, so I'm looking for the community now. Everyday is very busy. Forgive me my short report. Goodnight!