ABOUT 40 students from Japan visited Butler College as part of their Western Australia tour this month.
The students from Sanda Shounkan Senior High School came to WA for a two-week tour during their summer holidays, and visited the college in return for its visit last year.
“It started last year with a group of 10 students and a couple of staff going across to visit this school in Japan,” acting principal Barry Rose said.
“The meeting was positive so we invited them back here. We are envisaging that that is going to be an ongoing arrangement.”
Mr Rose said the visits gave Butler students opportunities to learn about the cultural and lifestyle differences and similarities.
It also led to the school discovering more local links with Japan, including three staff who have lived there and several other teachers and students who speak Japanese.