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【学校情報】2A生徒 留学報告(オーストラリア)

Next month, which is November is my last month in Australia.

During the last school holiday of this year I slept over at my friend’s house. We took a lot of photos, talked until late night and spent such an amazing time. Her mother made a lamb roast for dinner. That was so good. Her family were so good to me. The next day, we went bowling with some of my other friends. The bowling centre’s computers were all broken so we had to write our scores by ourselves but we still had a really great time.
On the 3rd of October it was my host mother’s birthday. We had a great party. I gave her a Japanese noren and a scarf. We ate donuts instead of a cake. The donuts were put on a tower. It was so pretty. I hope she had a good birthday.
My host parents took me to the Big Pineapple and Gingerbread man’s factory. The pineapple was huge and cute. The pineapple is about 16m tall. At the factory, I did a lot of things such as I had amazing morning tea and lunch, we rode on a train and a ship and we visited some shops. The train took us to a tour of the whole area of the factory. We saw old tools, birds and plants. The ship was my favourite part. We had to find the gingerbread man who was travelling around the world. Sadly, he didn’t go to Japan but still, I had a lot of fun.
I went on an excursion for my school’s hospitality class. I went to the “Next” hotel and restaurant. This excursion was for my assessment so I could find good points and bad points in this restaurant. The hotel focuses on technologies so the hotel looked really useful and comfortable. The hotel is in the city so there are a lot of conference rooms in there. I will do my best to get a good mark.
I went to a dance competition with my school’s dance squad. The competition was the last one for me and year 12 students. We couldn’t get awards but still we did the best performance. This dance was choreographed by a year 12 student. I love her dance. I would like to use these skills which I got in this dance squad in my unicycle dances.
We went to a beach to watch the full moon rise. That time was my second last time. I walked my host brother’s dog with my unicycle. I practiced doing some tricks on my unicycle. I didn’t think I can do these skills so I was really surprised with myself.
I went to two museums this month. One of them is an island museum. We are living near an island so we went there. I saw rubbish fashions and recycle activities. In Australia, a lot of activists are protesting for climate change so I thought these things are really valuable to save the earth. The other museum was a train museum. The museum was huge and has a lot of trains and exhibits of science. The old trains didn’t have inside door handles. According to my host parents, they had to open the doors from the nearest windows. I experienced driving a train but there were a lot of buttons so it was really difficult for me.
I also went to a primary school for another school excursion. My host parents' grandchildren are going to the school so I saw and did activities with one of them. She was really surprised when I went into her classroom. This excursion was for my early childhood study’s assessment. My group prepared two activities for the children such as making a fan and pasta necklace. The children were so cuddly. Before I met them, I was concerning about communications with them because I have never communicated with children of such a young age except for my host grandchildren but they asked and spoke to me a lot. When I left there, they didn’t let me go while hugging me and they gave me kisses. I thought I would like to be an Australian prep teacher but this time, I don’t have any responsibilities so I could have a lot of fun. I think it is difficult to be an adult and work somewhere with a lot of responsibilities.
I took part in the school awards night as a member of the dance squad. We performed a dance in front of parents and my friends. I got an award at this art and culture night. The performance was the last performance of this year. I have experienced a lot of things in this squad. I am really glad to have belonged in this group.

I have just 30 days left in Australia. I don’t want to leave here, Australia! My friends, host family and this environment make me wish I could stay. I have to make these last days valuable so I would like to spend these days without regrets.