2016 -2017 Exchange Student – Tom Deshayes from France

Michael Gavin Monthly Updates

 Tom Deshayes – Inward Exchange Student from France

Tom Deshayes [France]Our inbound exchange student Tom Deshayes, arrived safely Wednesday evening at Melbourne airport.  He has taken a day or two to settle in.

Thursday he slept in and spent some time in the afternoon with Maria and looking around Lilydale and Lilydale Lake.

Friday we met with Rosina Fotia, Principle Lilydale Heights Secondary College.  He will start school on Monday in Year 11.  They are very keen to support Tom and were very warm in their welcome.  He has selected the subjects he will study this semester, and he has some uniform.

On Monday the school will orientate him and get him set up to access the school network.

Saturday he was introduced to Maria’s Council work with a breakfast at Sky High Restaurant, to recognise the volunteer youth mentors coordinated by youth services at Yarra Ranges Council, pity it was very foggy and cold meaning there was no view.  We then drove to Healesville for a Citizenship ceremony at 10.30am.

Lunch at the Yarra Valley Chocolatier & Ice Creamery.  Saturday night he went the movies with another exchange student (from a non-Rotary program) at Reading Cinemas.

Today we picked up a bike from Hans Witlox, so he can ride to and from school.  He is looking forward to it.Tom Deshayes [France] with bike

Tom will join us at the next Club meeting where you will be able to meet him.