- Friday, 16 November 2018 02:06
There are welfare rules and regulations that apply specifically to hosting students under 18. One of the homestay requirements is that ALL adults residing in the house must have current working with children check clearances while hosting minors. Therefore, Hosts with students under 18 should always check with Homestay agencies before taking on other adults.
Although technically Hosts may be able to have adult students and Airbnb at the same time, it would be most appreciated if hosts can inform our staff in advance.
These two types of guests have different requirements and expectations. Hosts may also need to look into other matters such as insurance and local council regulations before considering Airbnb.
- Wednesday, 28 February 2018 02:50
Road Safety – Look out Before you Step Out
It’s easy to become complacent about road safety, especially on walks that are familiar to us. Taking risks and not being mindful of road safety can have serious consequences, which sadly has happened to some of our students in the past.
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- Friday, 04 March 2016 03:29
Earlier 2016 the Department of Education have advised that their under 18 students should not be charged additional fees for internet access in the homestay. Most host families have come back to us and advised that they are happy to provide this to their students for free, as they have unlimited internet plans for the family already. However, you are not obligated to provide the internet.
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