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Family Room- Information

  • We spend a lot of time together durning the week in this room all together. My son likes to watch movies in here while I cook so we can talk together while we prepare our meal every night. This room is special to my family as we can all be together while doing different things. Sometimes we cook together, other times I cook while my son watches a movie and then we share dinner together and talk about our day and what he learned at school and this is a special time for us to get together at the end of the day and share our meal together and talk. This is a great tradition for you to join in with as you can learn about me and my family, we can learn about you and your family and your culture. You can practise your english with my family and most importantly you can be part of my family, as I know it is difficult for you to be away from your own family in a new country in a new school, learning a new language.

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Dining Room- Information

  • We eat all our meals together as a family in our dining room, and on weekends we have family and friends over to share a special meal together. We like to cook all varieties of food as we love food and sharing food, and we love to learn to cook new styles of food. We welcome all cultures to our family, and love to learn about new cultures and new traditions. If you have a favourite meal that your family makes for you, we would love to learn about that and share that with you, as we know that food is an important part of not feeling so sad from being away from your family.

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Kitchen- Information

  • We have a fully stocked kitchen to make anything, including a coffee machine, a machine to make fresh fruit juice, a machine to make ice cream, tea, toaster, all the pots and pans and utensils to make delicious meals. A big fridge, and oven and a dishwasher and microwave to heat up food. We have all new appliances too. If you are learning to cook, this is a great kitchen to do that with everything you need.

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Bedrooms- My sons bedroom

  • This is my son's bedroom, he just started high school, so he spends time in here doing his homework and spending time with his friends and playing video games.

My Office- Business

  • This is my office, I work here during the day, and help my clients with any applications and or projects they are currently working on. I work from this room during the day from Monday through to early Saturday afternoon, and again on Sunday night. This is a very special place for me as it's filled with pictures of my son and art and lots of books and its quite and peaceful in here to work for many hours.

Bedroom- My bedroom

  • My bedroom has my own private bathroom so you will be sharing a bathroom with my son. My bedroom is in the back of the house as I often work late with my laptop from my room. I usually work during the day from my home office, and at night so I don't disturb anyone, I work from my bedroom.

Bedrooms- Student bedroom

  • This is your own private bedroom. You have the biggest bed, its a King size bed, with new bedlinen and two bedside table to fill with clothes or your school books. You also have a bookshelf filled with over 200 books to practice reading in english and learn many different subjects from politics, to art, to cooking to design, to engineering, to architecture, to cultural books and many more subjects. You also have a chest of drawers to put all of your clothes in, a desk for you to study on, your own coffee machine for those late nights that you will be studying and your own TV if you would prefer to watch a movie by yourself in your own room. Its a very big room, and you have lovely views across the front garden from your bed and from your desk.

Movie Room

  • We spend the weekends in this room. My son plays Xbox and playstation with his friends in this room, and on weekends we watch movies in here and all spend time together as a family. We only watch movies or read books or play video games in here, we eat all our meals in the dining room instead.

Laundry Room

  • We have a brand new Bosch washing machine that's big enough for a family of 4.
  • A big laundry sink to soak and hand wash any delicate items
  • An ironing board and iron
  • All the products and equipment for your laundry needs
  • Each person in each room, gets their own set of new towels
  • The laundry is a separate room, next to the family room

Universities near our home

  • RMIT University- Melbourne Campus: Only 8km from our home, or 20 minutes on the bus from the street outside our home- RMIT
  • Latrobe University- Melbourne Campus: Only 8km from our home, or 20 minutes on the bus from the street outside our home- Latrobe University
  • Latrobe University- Bundoora Campus: Only 8.3km from our home, or 20 minutes on the bus from the street outside our home- Latrobe University- Bundoora Campus
  • Swinburne University- Hawthorn Campus: Only 3km from our home, less then 10 minutes on the tram close to our home- Swinburne University
  • Deakin University- Burwood Campus: Only 7km from our home, or 20 minutes on the bus from the street outside our home- Deakin University- Burwood Campus
  • Melbourne University- Melbourne Campus: Only 8km from our home, or 20 minutes on the bus from the street outside our home- Melbourne University
  • Monash University- Melbourne Campus: Only 8km from our home, or 20 minutes on the bus from the street outside our home- Monash University
  • Victoria University: Melbourne Campus: Only 8km from our home, or 20 minutes on the bus from the street outside our home- Victoria University

Restaurants and cafe's close to our home and Supermarkets

Frank & Harri Cafe

Real food made from scratch. Bake goods, pastries, take home meals and pantry items now available to order for in store pick up or delivery.

  • Laurent Kew
  • Zoobiba Cafe

Transportation close to our home

  • Into the CBD:
  • Tram 48 will take you into the city: 25 minutes
  • Tram 75 will take you into the city: 25 minutes
  • Tram 109 will take you into the city: 25 minutes
  • Tram 116 will take you into the city: 25 minutes
  • Bus 302 will take you into the city: 25 minutes
  • Bus 304 will take you into the city: 25 minutes

Family Members

Mum:

Name: Suman

Occupation: Marketing, Communications and Social Media and Digital Media

Dad:

Name: Ash

Occupation: Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Children: 2

Family activities and interests

Mum- Activities and Interests:

  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Learning about different cultures to my own
  • Science
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Business
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscaping
  • Art
  • Music
  • Shopping
  • Watching movies
  • New dining experiences at cafes and restaurants
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Visiting Museums
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Entertaining at my home- I often make a special dinner or breakfast for family ad friends once a week at my home

Dad- Activities and Interests:

  • Reading
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Cooking
  • Art
  • Poetry
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Watching movies
  • Learning new things
  • Visiting Museums
  • Entertaining at my home- I often make a special dinner or breakfast for family ad friends once a week at my home
  • New dining experiences at cafes and restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Entertaining at my home

Children- Activities and Interests

  • Seeing their friends
  • Playing outside
  • Visiting the parks and playgrounds
  • Visiting Scienceworks(Government sponsored science Museum)
  • Science
  • Video Games
  • Programming
  • Watching movies
  • Visiting extended family and friends
  • Playing with their toys and spending time together
  • Both our boys love food

Family homestay rules and requirements

Homestay payment form

Family Homestay Contracts

Family Homestay location

Student Applications and supporting documentation and references

Student Profile- Family and cultural background

Student Profile- Studies, length of duration and Visa documentation

Student Profile- Emergency contact and medical information and contacts

Student Profile- Country of origin Embassy details

Cafe Websites- close to our home

Supermarket Websites- close to our home

Bocacia Cellars - Wine and Alcohol

Bocacia Cellars: Specialty boutique department store to buy alcohol

Established in 1963 and expanded in the subsequent years, we have a fully fledged store with a substantial liquor department, as well as a full meditteranean-influenced grocery, delicatessen, butcher, green grocer and bakery. We are not simply an online store with no physical stock acting as a 'wine-broker', we carry over 99% of the products listed in stock and pride ourselves on our supreme service including low prices and next day delivery.

As the face of our business, our products are represenative of us. In any facet of the business, whether it be liquor or grocery, we endeavour to house the best selection of products from a variety of regions around the globe, with a strong emphasis on locally produced and organic foods where possible. The wines we house, are a culmination of a 40-year passon and each and every wine from current releases to our substantial back catalogue have been correctly cellared and temperature controlled.

Bocacia IGA - Supermarket

Welcome to Boccaccio SUPA IGA. “Fifty years and still going strong,” the D’Anna clan likes to say,

Our store established in 1963 is a family affair and the ethos for our store is one of continuous improvement.. We drew inspiration from Le Bon Marche in Paris and Eataly in Milan when we designed the store. We had the deli built in Florence and shipped over and it is stocked with gourmet smallgoods.

There are five cheesemongers and more than a thousand cheeses in the store. We carry 500 local cheeses and also import a lot, such as hard cheeses from Italy. We have a whole team of butchers as well as an underground bakery that produces Austrian and Italian-style breads.
We have a Mediterranean-influenced range and also specialise in gluten-free products, including pasta of all shapes and sizes.”

Come in and see our newly refurbished store – it has been described as striking with acres of fresh produce inside our Mediterranean influence grocery, delicatessen, butcher, fresh produce and bakery for your eating pleasure.

Our family have been serving locals in Melbourne since the 1960s when we started by delivering fresh bread, spaghetti and oil to the crowds of Italian migrants and we still deliver that quality today for hungry Melburnians.

Feel free to come in and experience some of the quality produce we have in-store. This includes our refrigerated wall of prosciutto imported directly from Parma, two of our in-house cheese-mongers, Bernard and Jerry – with their vast array of European products, such as Tete de Moine from Switzerland and Reypenaer Gouda from the Netherlands to mention a few and our in-house bakers.

And wine lovers come in and enjoy. Boccaccio has become one of Australia’s leading wine merchants. We have a fully fledged store with an extensive liquor department including our fantastic cellar of over 3000 wines. We are not simply an online store with no physical stock acting as a ‘wine-broker’, we carry over 99 per cent of the products listed in stock and pride ourselves on our supreme service including low prices and next day delivery.

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