The Company aims to provide a high degree of customer satisfaction, maintain its present position as a leader in its field and operates in an efficient and ethical manner. Our professional staff has set such standards that SAS is now the primary homestay provider for many of the major Institutes and Colleges throughout Victoria and has successfully placed students from countries all over Asia, South America and the Middle East.
Our Company is proud of its achievements. We are determined to continue our professional standard of service to students, homestays and the educational institutes.
I have been married to my husband Peter for 47 years and have raised three children of my own. Peter was an economics teacher in secondary schools throughout country Victoria. On retiring from teaching he worked for a large manufacturing company and now Peter assists in interviewing prospective homestay hosts.
In following my husband’s career path I have experienced many occupations and volunteer activities. I have worked for Government agencies, transport companies, country newspapers and legal firms as well working in aged care facilities. Over the years I have held the position of President, Secretary and Treasurer of kindergartens, schools and football clubs as well as a school councillor.
My involvement in the homestay industry began in 1998. From this time on I have continued to play a hands on role in the running of the business. During this time my husband and I have hosted students and trainees from around the world. ( Japan, Russia, Indonesia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China and Korea). These students ranged in age from 13 to 40. They include both male and female students and their length of stay ranged from two weeks to 12 months.
With our combined life experiences we can truly say to hosts, institutes and students WE COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS!
Our Commitment to You:
· All host families are visited by a SAS member of staff as to their personal suitability for providing homestay.
· All members of host families aged 18 years and above must provide a current Victoria Police Clearance and Working with Children card.
· All host families are constantly reviewed as to their continuing suitability as a host.
· Should the student not settle into his/her host family within a three month period, another host family will be found at no charge. A total of three (3) host families will be supplied.
SAS STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT
CHILD SAFETY POLICY
SAS places students in homestay that are under the age of 18. SAS recognises its responsibility and is committed to child safety, protecting children from harm and being a child safe organisation.
SAS is committed to:
SAS supports and respects all children, as well as our staff and homestay hosts. All children, regardless of their gender, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, or family or social background have equal rights to protection from abuse, harm or maltreatment.
Everyone working at and hosting students for SAS is responsible for the care and protection of the children within their care and reporting information about suspected child abuse or harm of children and young people. SAS is aware of the Victorian State mandatory reporting obligations and associated legislation. Child protection is a shared responsibility between SAS, all schools/institutes, students, and homestay hosts.
It is highly recommended that hosts undertake some training in Child Safe Standards at the Commission for Children and Young People. Tailored information sessions are free and you can book for the Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme on the link below:
If you would like more information on Child Safety please feel free to contact SAS on 9485 1900 or email@example.com
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