Homestay Information

Many of our International Students are hosted by existing students of Thornbury High School and their families. Becoming a Homestay Family can be a tremendously enriching experience, forging life-long bonds and cultural ties between both host family and their guest. Experience your city through the eyes of a stranger, and expand your family’s understanding of new cultures, new languages, and new learning opportunities by hosting an international student for the duration of their stay.

Homestay families are granted a bursary of $330 per week to help cover the living costs of housing an international students.

If you’re interested in becoming a Homestay family for our international students, please click here to download a flyer, or contact Paul Mameghan directly via phone (03) 9480 4066 or email

You can also view Thornbury’s Homestay Policy here, as well as information from the Department of Education here.


International Students