Home Stay

Thornlie SHS is proud to be a Perth government school that welcomes fee paying international students into our school community for their secondary education.

We are one of a number of Western Australian public schools who have a long history of providing education to international students. Each year our schools welcome students from over 30 countries around the world.

Many of our international students are hosted by (live with) families in the community during their studies – this is known as Homestay.

Homestay is a long-standing, well-established form of accommodation for international students that has been used by public schools for many years.

For Western Australian public schools, Homestay is coordinated by the Australian Homestay Network (AHN). AHN is Australia’s leading international student homestay provider.

AHN is the preferred homestay provider for Thornlie Senior High School.

We are keen to expand the number of local families in the Thornlie Senior High School community providing Homestay to our international students.

The following link provides information about the AHN and the opportunity to become a Homestay host for Thornlie Senior High School:


I would be most grateful if you could consider this information and if interested, apply to become an AHN host today!

I have no hesitation in recommending the AHN to you.

Donna McDonald