A sister school agreement exists between Copperfield College and Fuji Junior High School, Fuji City, Shizouka Prefecture, Japan. The agreement was formally signed and witnessed in a ceremony at Fuji Junior High School on November 16, 1996. The purpose of the agreement is to foster cultural understanding and friendship between the young people of Japan and Australia.
To facilitate the agreement biennial visits are proposed between the two schools. The visits will encompass travel to the sister school in alternate years by a group of students and teachers.
During visits to the sister school’s country, accommodation will be arranged in homestay situations for both students and teachers.
Students travelling to the sister school’s country will be responsible for their travel costs. College Council will support the program by funding the airfare and other transport expenses for up to three (3) staff members accompanying students to Japan. Personal expenses and personal gifts will not be funded.
The duration of sister school visits should not be for periods of less than one week. They will incorporate a significant amount of time spent in classroom situations in the host school. Sightseeing excursions and duration of the stay in the sister school country will be determined by negotiation at the time of planning a visit to the sister school.