Avon Maitland Schools – The Choice of Brazil

36 Brazilian Students Coming in September

Recruiting Drive for Host Families in High Gear

BringingtheWorldThe Avon Maitland District School Board has been selected by the Brazilian State of Pernambuco as one of its key school districts in all of Canada for the placement of Brazilian Students as part of its "Win the World" Program. 600 high school students from Pernambuco are coming to Canada for 1 semester beginning September 3, 2013 and 36 of those students are coming to Avon Maitland.  The word came in from Brazil on July 2 and these students will be spread out across our district in all 9 secondary schools.

We are now actively seeking host families for these students in all communities of Huron and Perth. This is truly a great international experience for your family and for our visiting students from abroad. Host families also receive remuneration to offset additional expenses as a result of hosting a student. We also have students from several other countries attending our schools for whom we need to find host families.

If you are interested in finding out more, are interested in hosting a student, or know someone who might be, please contact me right away.

Our international program is growing and the homestay experience is key to its success. Our effort to bring international students to the district adds to our student numbers thereby diminishing the impact of declining enrolment, allows us to offer better programming in our high schools, protects and/or creates teaching positions, provides our students with a better understanding of the global society in which we live and establishes new lifelong friendships across the world.

To assist you in understanding the expectations of a host family select this link for our AMDSB-Host Family Support Manual.

Please contact me email at showe@yourschoolsincanada.com or call 519-851-6349. For more information about our international program you can visit our international website at yourschoolsincanada.com.

Steve Howe
International Education Administrator
Avon Maitland District School Board