Motoyama staff and students treated to unique cultural experiences.

Rowville Secondary College welcomed international visitors from its Japanese sister school, Motoyama Junior High School last week.

It is the seventh visit from the College’s sister school.

“The relationship remains strong, and is recognised as a real success story across the state,” International Programs Coordinator Chris Rodier said.

The Motoyama staff and students were officially welcomed at an assembly on Monday.

The visit has been mutually beneficial for the College’s students and the Motoyama staff and students, with both parties learning about new cultures.

Students from the College’s 8C class presented the Motoyama staff and students with footballs, courtesy of Ross Haywood Sports, followed by an AFL skills session including a modified indoor game. The session finished with a round of indoor hockey.

“After arriving on Saturday they have taken part in host family, school and community activities,” Rodier said.

“Teacher Mr Takada and students have also presented lessons on various aspects of Japanese culture and lifestyle.”

Motoyama Junior High School is located in Kobe, a city on Osaka’s central bay.