Ichikawa Gakuen High School - John McGlashan College

Saturday 28th October 2017

A longstanding friendship and partnership. 

Ichikawa 2017 at the Albatross Colony
Ichikawa 2017 at the Albatross Colony

Ichikawa Gakuen High School are celebrating 80 years of successful school life so this year seemed to be a good year to visit the school and learn a little bit more about Japan, Tokyo and the school we have had a longstanding partnership with. 

The visit was a very educational one, with a school that is a lot bigger than us, with bigger grounds and many happy students who even recognised Mr Garry. The Japanese hospitality is renowned and deepening that connection by showing our hospitality seems like the right thing to do. Which brings me to the:

Ichikawa 2018 visit

John McGlashan College along with St Hilda’s will again be hosting the Ichikawa High School Group from Tokyo next year. Last year 24 boys were hosted by JMC families for their two week stay in Dunedin during March. This is a wonderful experience for the Japanese students and is only possible with the support of our generous families. The visit is a great opportunity for students and their families to share your everyday life while gaining an insight into a new culture.

If you have a spare room and are interested in or would like more information on hosting a Japanese student from 12-24 March 2018, please contact Kathryn Temple at:
or phone 03 467 6620 extension: 219

Ichikawa 2017 in Dunedin
Ichikawa Gakuen - the sports ground.
Ichikawa Gakuen - students come by bike!
Ichikawa 2017 - one of the groups hard at work at John McGlashan.
Ichikawa Gakuen - the new learning environment during an English class. 
The Ichikawa 2017 group!