Jonai Exchange

Hugh Boyd Jonai Exchange Program

In 1973, students from Hugh Boyd Secondary and students from Jonai Junior High School in Shizuoka, Japan started an amazing program to help children understand what life was like for their peers almost 12,000 km away. Despite postponements for world events, such as 9/11, SARS, and a tsunami, our trips have not been cancelled in over 40 years! We are thrilled to be sending staff and students to Japan again in October 2016 to have an amazing adventure, filled with learning and international camaraderie. No  other school has a longer “at home” component to their school exchanges, giving our  students an expanded opportunity to immerse in the culture and language of our Japanese friends. The students always tell us that the homestay is their favourite part.