Japanese Exchange

Masterton Intermediate School continues to enjoy an ongoing relationship with its sister school Shijonawate Gakuen Junior High School in Osaka, Japan. 
 
Each year Shijonawate Gakuen students and teachers travel to New Zealand and spend approximately two weeks being hosted by Masterton Intermediate students and families, visiting local attractions and being educated about our culture and language and within our school.
 
At the end of each year, up to twenty lucky Year 7 students are selected to travel to Shijonawate Gakuen Junior High School the following year along with some of their teachers to experience life in Japan. The students work extremely hard for nearly a year to fundraise the necessary funds to be a part of this exchange. It is an extremely rewarding experience for our students with much learning and growth packed into their thirteen day exchange.
 

Visit here to view our blog for this years visit to Japan

Visit here to view our photos from last years trip to Japan