**The minimum entry age for our Junior/Summer Camp program is 7 years old. Students aged 7 to 11 years
old must be accompanied by a guardian/chaperone for each day of the program during every
All meals, laundry, transport to & from the College by the Homestay family. May be placed with other students of the same nationality in the Homestay.
All meals, laundry, transport to & from the College by the Homestay family. Can only be booked when two students are required to be in the same Homestay.
Three meals per day, 7 days a week is to be provided. Students make their own way to the College and do their own laundry, unless the Homestay family chooses otherwise. This option only available to students over 18 or under 18 students travelling and staying with a guardian who is over 18 years.
Breakfast and Dinner to be provided from Monday to Friday. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner to be provided on the weekends. Students make their own way to the College and do their own laundry, unless the Homestay family chooses otherwise. This option only available to students over 18 or under 18 students travelling and staying with a guardian who is over 18 years.
To enable us to find the best suited Homestay family for you, please answer the following questions in as much detail as possible.
* Fees apply as indicated in pricelist above.
** Must be completed if welfare is to be provided by Shafston. Please note that this option is subject to approval by Shafston International College.
Intercity: Transfer from Brisbane airport to Gold Coast accommodation or Gold Coast airport to Brisbane accommodationLocal: Transfer Brisbane airport to Brisbane accommodation or Gold Coast airport to Gold Coast accommodation* Compulsory for students under 16 years old travelling without adult supervision. Price is per transfer.** Compulsory for students who have been identified as an 'Unaccompanied Minor' by their chosen airline or have purchased this product through the airline.
The Shafston International College Youth and Junior programs include:
Please note that this program does not include travel & medical insurance. It is mandatory for the student to carry travel & medical insurance upon their arrival to a Shafston Homestay Family and/or joining the program.
Upon applying to join the program, a copy of the student’s passport and a copy of their travel & medical insurance policy must be attached.
The Summer/Junior Camp program is available for students aged 7 and above. Students aged between 7 and 11 years old may join the Summer/Junior Camp program, but they must be accompanied by a chaperone or guardian for each day of the program during every activity. The chaperone or guardian will be fully responsible for students during the program and will be required to pay an application fee and activities fee.
Notification of cancellation of an Airport Greeting and Transfer must be made twenty four (24) hours prior to the advised arrival flight details. Notification of cancellation should be made to the Homestay department via email and via phone to the emergency driver phone number provided on the Airport Greeting and Transfer confirmation. No refund will be payable if cancellation is not received.
If you are aware of any flight delays or if you have missed your connecting flight, you must call the airport transfer contact number. The driver will need to know your new flight details as soon as possible. If we are not advised of any flight changes and you require another transfer, this will be charged at another standard Airport Pick-Up rate. Students choosing to make their own way to their accommodation, without first contacting the Airport Transfer Service mobile number 48 hours prior to arrival, will not be eligible for a refund.
Please refer to our Terms & Conditions listed on the Shafston website. The Application and Accommodation Placement fees are not refundable. Full payment of the program must be made before commencement and check-in at Homestay.
Shafston International College is unable to process an enrolment until all details have been completed on the form, and the Terms and Conditions has been signed by the Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s).
1. Shafston International College:
1.1 Under Australian Government law, Shafston International College is held responsible for the care and welfare of all its students under 18 years of age, which means that Shafston International College has the right to reject the request to make any changes to any existing arrangement.
1.2 Under no circumstances should any under 18 students live in a Backpackers or Hostel, or with other students or minors in a share house, or on their own.
1.3 Should the student require completion of the Form 1257 - Undertaking Declaration, a minimum of 1 week notice must be given to Shafston International College.
1.4 From time to time, Shafston’s teachers and Activities Centre may arrange ‘off-campus’ class activities. Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) hereby give consent for the student to attend all excursions organised through Shafston International College for the entire duration of their studies at Shafston International College.
1.5 Shafston International College will notify the relevant Education Agency and/or the student’s Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) should any students under 18 years is found to be in a situation of inadequate care or faces danger to personal security or has been frequently absent from class without reason.
1.6 Shafston International College has a legal duty to report any issues pertaining to low attendance or issues with the welfare of the student to the Department of Home Affairs.
1.7 If the student’s enrolment is suspended or cancelled, Shafston International College will report the matter to the Department of Home Affairs. Shafston International College will closely liaise with the student’s Education Agent and/or the Parent(s) and/ or Legal Guardian(s) to find alternative care arrangements before relinquishing welfare responsibilities.
2. Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s):
2.1 Should the Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) select option 1 pertaining to the student’s accommodation, the Homestay Department at Shafston International College will carefully select a suitable Homestay Family to care for the student.
2.2 The Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) understand that it may take quite some time to find a suitable Homestay Family, so please allow the Homestay Department as much time as possible to secure an appropriate Homestay Family.
2.3 The Homestay Department at Shafston International College will maintain frequent contact with the Homestay Family to ensure that there are no issues or problems.
2.4 Any issues or problems raised must be brought to the attention of the Homestay Manager, who will act upon the information in an appropriate manner within 7 days of receiving the notice of the issue.
2.5 If the Homestay Department is unable to find a suitable Homestay Family, we will contact the student’s Education Agent and/or Parent(s) and/ or Legal Guardian(s) immediately and alternative arrangements will need to be organised.
2.6 The Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) agrees to discuss section 3 and 4 of these terms and conditions with the student prior to arrival to the Homestay Home.
2.7 Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) understands that they must inform Shafston International College of any changes to the accommodation arrangements they have chosen.
3. Homestay Rules U18 but Above 16 years old:
3.1 Should the Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) select option 1 pertaining to the student’s accommodation, then the following Homestay rules will apply:
3.1.1 Curfew is strictly set to 9:00pm for the student.
3.1.2 The student must maintain regular contact regarding their whereabouts with their Homestay Family when outside the Homestay Home. An indication of estimated pick up time or arrival to the family home must be clearly articulated by the student.
3.1.3 The student must carry a mobile phone with an existing working phone number whilst in Australia to assist in maintaining contact with the Homestay Family.
3.1.4 Strictly no use of illegal drugs within the homestay.
3.1.5 No friends allowed in the student’s bedroom.
3.1.6 Should the student be absent from school, the Homestay Family must maintain contact with the Homestay Department.
3.1.7 The Homestay Family must not be absent overnight whilst the student is staying with them. Should the Homestay Family require to be absent overnight, they must arrange for another adult to stay in their home (this must be put in writing to the Homestay Department and is subject to approval by the Homestay Manager).
4. Homestay Rules U16:
4.1 Should the Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) select option 1 pertaining to the student’s accommodation, then the following Homestay rules will apply:
4.1.1 Students who are under the age of 16 must remain with their Homestay families at all times.
4.1.2 Students must be accompanied by an adult at all times unless other arrangements have been authorised by Shafston Homestay department.
5. Host Families Rules:
5.1 It is the duty of the Homestay Family to report any problems, concerns or student absences promptly to the Homestay Department at Shafston International College.
5.2 All members who are 18 years and older that are residing permanently in the Host Family home must hold a current Queensland Government approved “Blue Card,” which determines a person’s eligibility to work with children and young people.
5.3 The Homestay Family must only speak English in the home and assist the student to practice English.
5.4 The Homestay Family must provide a safe environment, which is clean, comfortable and well-maintained. The student’s bedroom is to be private, clean and warm and the student must be provided with good healthy food, laundry facilities and a supportive environment.
5.5 The Homestay Family is to provide Homestay care as per the type of care agreed upon with Shafston International College.
5.6 There is not to be any other international students of the same nationality or who speak the same language residing in the home, unless approved by Shafston International College and/or the Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s).
5.7 The Homestay Family may enforce additional house rules, which may not be listed above in section 3 and 4 of these terms and conditions. Should there be any disagreements regarding the Homestay Family rules, the Homestay Department should be notified and a dispute resolution process will be engaged.
If the activity you are booking requires a payment, you will need to visit the Activities Coordinator in Reception to make the payment prior to the activity.