PRESCILLA & MICHAEL BOX

Adelaide, Australia

Member since Jul 2008

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PRESCILLA & MICHAEL BOX

Adelaide, Australia

About our homestay

MY NAME IS PRESCILLA
BUT EVERYONE CALLS ME MUM
AND MY HUSBAND IS CALLED MICHAEL(DAD)....

SOME OF OUR HOSTED DAUGHTERS ARE OR HAVE BEEN ARE...
BRENDA,MAY, KARMEN, YAN, SELINA, CHESSY, CINDY, CHRISSY,MINJI, CLARA, MEIKE, LUIZA & KATHARINA & many others PLUS A HOST OF SHORT TERM STAYS FROM JAPAN, KOREA, HK & CHINA... YUKALI, AKINO ,KAYO BECKY Ji Won, Sumi, MIAKO, ESRAA, EMILY, WALAA & SEVERAL OTHERS SOME 48 IN TOTAL IN 12 YEARS
OUR YOUNGEST HAVE BEEN 14 BUT,MOSTLY HAVE BEEN BETWEEN 16 & 18 UP TO 23

A LOT OF OUR HOMESTAY DAUGHTERS HAVE HAD BIRTHDAYS WHILE STAYING WITH US,

AS ALL PARENTS KNOW...
THERE COMES A TIME WHEN OUR CHILDREN GROW UP & LEAVE HOME
THIS IS LIFE........

MANY WHILE STAYING WITH US HAVE CELEBRATED THEIR BIRTHDAYS OR SHARED A CULTURAL CELEBRATION....
WE HAVE HOSTED SOME 48 + STUDENTS AND BEFORE HAVE RAISED OUR OWN FAMILY OF BOYS WHO HAVE NOW LEFT HOME..

WE HAVE 2 BUSINESSES AND I ALSO WORK AS A MEDICAL TECHNICIAN,

MY HUSBAND IS ALSO A MUSICIAN (SINGER / GUITARIST) AND SONGWRITER.

WHO REALLY LOVES HAVING & HELPING THE STUDENTS TO ENJOY THEMSELVES...

AND IMPROVE THEIR ENGLISH & GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

AND HE ALSO LIKES TO LEARN FROM THE STUDENTS AS WELL...

WE HAVE FAMILY GET TOGETHER'S WITH MY SISTERS
& THEIR FAMILIES & THEY HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED THE STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE HAD BEFORE....

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE INDEPENDANT...

MOST MEALS ARE INCLUDED WITH FLEXIBILITY FOR WEEKENDS ETC... YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO ALSO PREPARE ANY THING YOURSELF AT ANYTIME ..
TREAT OUR HOME AS YOUR WOULD LIKE YOUR OWN FAMILY HOME TO BE TREATED AS A FAMILY MEMBER


SO YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO CLEAN & KEEP TIDY YOUR OWN ROOM,

LEARN TO DO YOUR OWN WASHING & IRONING OF YOUR CLOTHING

AND HELP AROUND THE HOME TO KEEP IT IN A COMFORTABLE & LIVABLE CONDITION...

JUST LIKE IN ANY NORMAL FAMILY HOME IF EVERY ONE DOES THEIR SHARE IT MAKES IT EASY FOR ALL...

WE TREAT & THINK OF YOU AS FAMILY & NEVER AS JUST STUDENTS IN A BOARDING HOUSE..

""A HOUSE MAY SOMETIMES BECOME A HOME, BUT A REAL HOME IS NEVER JUST A HOUSE""

THERE IS NO SMOKING, DRUGS OR DRINKING OF ALCOHOL IN OUR HOME BY ANYONE AT ANY TIME..

FRIENDS THAT YOU MAKE ARE WELCOME TO VISIT AT SUITABLE TIMES OF THE DAY / NIGHT AS ARRANGED

BY ASKING BEFORE MYSELF OR MY HUSBAND...
FOR ANY UNDER 18 YEAR OLD WE HAVE VERY EASY GOING , FAIR BUT AS REQUIRED BY THE EDUCATIONAL DEPT / AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GOOD FAMILY BASED RULES TO ENSURE THE SAFETY & ENJOYMENT OF ALL...
AS THE BELOW WILL INDICATE....

WE ALSO LIKE TO MEET THEM AND WITH SUITABLE ARRANGEMENT YOU CAN ALSO VISIT THEM IN THEIR HOMES,
AS LONG AS WE & THEIR PARENTS OR HOME STAY PARENTS ALSO KNOW & APPROVE...

WE ARE EASY GOING & FLEXIBLE BUT,TAKE OUR CARE OF YOU AS BEING THE SAME AS YOUR OWN PARENTS.....

JUST LIKE YOUR OWN PARENTS
WE WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS SAFE,

TO DO THAT WE NEED TO BE TOLD OF YOUR PLANS THAT ARE NOT PART OF YOUR NORMAL DAILY ROUTINE

WE ALSO ENJOY THE SAME CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR PREVIOUS HOMESTAY DAUGHTERS
&
THEIR FAMILIES & WE MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH THEM ONCE THEY GO BACK HOME TO THEIR OWN COUNTRIES


MY HUSBAND & I REALLY ENJOY BEING HOST PARENTS
&
ARE VERY EXPERIENCED
&
HAVE EXCELLENT REFERENCES THROUGH THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT & NON GOVERNMENT HOMESTAY / EDUCATION ORGANISATIONS...

CURRENT FEES ARE AS INDICATED BUT SUBJECT TO CHANGE USING THE EDUCATION DEPT FEE STRUCTURE AS A BASIC GUIDE...

*** HOLIDAY HOLDING FEES FOR NON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IS THE NORMAL WEEKLY RATE LESS 40% FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR PERIOD AWAY..

HOME STAY FEE INCREASE AS OF JAN 2017 FROM $250 INCREASE TO $270 IN LINE WITH D.E.C.GUIDELINES .. THERE HAS BEEN NO INCREASE FOR 2016 IN THE HOME STAY FEE

internet is $6.25 PER WEEK PAYABLE PER MONTH ( EVERY 4 WEEKS )

PLEASE CALL ME DIRECT IF YOU WANT TO ASK ANY MORE QUESTIONS OR EMAIL.......

Member since Jul 2008


Amenities :

Includes meals? Yes Meals Yes

Allows smoker? No Smoking No

Wireless Internet?

Pet at home? No Pets No

Pick up at the airport? Yes Pickup Yes

Preference :

WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME GIRL STUDENTS (All high school / Uni SA / Adelaide Uni & Flinder's Uni) AGED BETWEEN 15 TO 24 + YRS APPROX..

FROM GERMANY, FRANCE. SPAIN,ITALY(EUROPE)& BRAZIL(STH AMERICA)& CHINA/HONG KONG & JAPAN & OTHER PLACES IN THE WORLD..

Family member :

MY HUSBAND MICHAEL, MYSELF WELCOME ALL OUR HOMESTAY STUDENTS TO OUR FAMILY
HOME ..

Local information :

WE ARE LOCATED ABOUT 10 MINUTES FROM THE HEART OF THE CITY OF ADELAIDE,
IN THE WESTERN SUBURBS at WELLAND, JUST BEHIND THE WELLAND SHOPPING CENTRE OFF PORT ROAD
EXCELLENT BUS SYSTEM ABOUT 300 METRES FROM OUR DOOR ON GRANGE ROAD & straight to the city )

A RANGE OF HIGH SCHOOLS AND THE ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY ARE
ALL ARE WITHIN EASY REACH FROM OUR HOME...

ALONG WITH SHOPPING CENTRES AND MANY PLACES OF INTEREST, BEACHES ETC


USE OF THE TELEPHONE FOR LOCAL CALLS ( NOT TO MOBILE/CELL PHONES OR OVERSEAS CALLS )
A " CALL CARD " IS ABLE TO BE PURCHASED FROM MANY SHOPS FOR THIS PURPOSE....

ALTHOUGH, WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE YOU MAY CALL HOME TO YOUR FAMILY TO TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE ARRIVED SAFELY
AS THEY WILL BE EXPECTING YOU TO DO THAT..
( YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO DO THAT )
&
WE HAVE CABLE INTERNET WHICH WE ALL SHARE & SHARE THE MONTHLY COST WHICH IS APPROX $30 PER MONTH EACH / around 100GB IS THE CURRENT ALLOWANCE FOR YOUR OWN USE


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