Japanese Guide Visit – Monday

August 7, 2017


Happy Birthday Mahiro

The day began with a quick family celebration for Mahiro’s 15th birthday. We even managed to display some Ballarat sunshine for the occasion.

Lumen Christi Primary School

LumenChristi JapaneseGirlGuidesOur visiting Japanese Guides started the day with a quick visit to Lumen Christi Primary School where some of our host families and other local Girl Guides attend school.

They spent time participating in some Australian activities with the grade 5/6 classes. They had a tour of the school, watched an Australian story and sampled Aussie foods.

Lumen Christi students learn Japanese as a second language.

Sovereign Hill

GirlGuidesBallarat Japan2 e1502105918469This was followed by a full day at Sovereign Hill enjoying:

  • candle making
  • bowling
  • redcoat display
  • a mine tour
  • lolly making demonstration
  • climbing the poppet-head
  • historic photo session
  • panning for gold
  • shopping


Mt Clear Secondary College

GirlGuidesBallarat Japan6Our Guides then met up with teachers and students from the Mt Clear Secondary College. Girls from Mt Clear had themselves been hosted by some of our Guides whilst in Japan so this was an ideal opportunity for a reunion.

Sam, Noriko and their team prepared a lovely meal.


So many activities in such a short time frame.


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Waterbombs with the Scouts

Sebastopol Girl Guides Canoeing 2024 (11)

Canoeing on Lake Wendouree

St Patricks Day 2024 Delacombe JG (1)

Saint Patrick’s Day

11th Ballarat Archery (2b)

Target Practice

Clean Up Australia 2024 (19)

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Tie-Dying Challenge

Leap Year 2024 Delacombe (6)

Leap Year

District Thinking Day 2024 (119)

Thinking Day at the Water Park

Sebastopol Guides Pancake Day (3)

Outdoor Pancakes

Wattle JulieAnne

Wattle Award for Opal