Fujimi International Exchange

On Sunday 26th July, our International Exchange group from Tokyo arrived safely at the College to a warm welcome from their host families. The excited and rather nervous Japanese students were eager to meet their new families and experience home life in Perth. Many of our host families have hosted in previous years and their generosity is greatly appreciated. In particular, this year I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Wright Family who are hosting a student from Fujimi High School for the eighth year.


On Monday the 35 Fujimi Exchange Students, 2 Fujimi Teachers - Ms Sachi Yanagisawa and Mr Takahiro Yuzurihara, Ms Yoko Yamazaki and Ms Kazue Hopkins from Japan Tourist Bureau, Ms Melanie Talbot and Mr Andrew Paterson from Perth International College of English were welcomed by Mrs Kathleen Negus before being shown around the College by our Year Eleven students of Japanese. Then, Mr Neville Collard presented a "Welcome to Country" followed by an introduction to Aboriginal history and artefacts.


Over the week the Fujimi students have participated in a wide range of engaging and fun experiences such as: rock climbing with Mr Cameron Haines; learning Italian with Ms Desa Lucas; interviews and treasure hunts around the College with the Japanese students and Ms Terri Ingleton; drama games with Ms Kaitlyn Green; Aboriginal Art with Ms Kiri Moore and ice-creams in Kings Park in the rain! On Thursday the group were treated to displays of Australian flora and fauna with our Year 10 Students of Japanese acting as tour guides at Caversham Wildlife Park, followed by Supa Golf in the Swan Valley. This has truly been a real Aussie adventure and the best part is the warm and cosy hospitality provided by our wonderful host families.

A BIG thank you to all involved in supporting the Fujimi Exchange, especially to Ms Glen James for her tireless work in assisting in the co-ordination of this exchange. The group have one more week of this once-in-a-lifetime, brilliant Aussie experience.

State and National Examinations

Over the next couple of weeks, many of our Language students will be sitting State and National examinations that will give them international accreditation to recognise their skills in being able to communicate in a second language.

Our Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 students of French will be sitting the Alliance Française Examination on Tuesday 4th August.
Our Year 10, Year and Year 12 students of Italian will be sitting the Western Australian Association of Teachers of Italian (WAATI) Examination on Monday 10th August.
Our Year 9 students of French, Italian and Japanese will be sitting the Assessment of Language Competence (ALC) Examination over next week.

Success in these examinations will not only provide our students with feedback about their Language skills, but also reward them with valuable certification to support their future careers and employment applications.

On behalf of the Language Teachers, we wish you all 'Bonne chance!"; "In bocca al lupo!" and "Ganbatte!". Good Luck from all of us.