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International Pen Friends (IPF) School Class Online Application Form


(If you would like
to print the School Class Application Form directly from our website please click here)

A list of names and addresses of four international correspondents for each student will be sent to the teacher of school group. The name and home address of each student in the school group will also be passed to 10 other club members during the year. Please allow approximately 4-6 weeks for the return of the pen friend lists. The pen friend lists and any other service ordered will be sent to the teacher/group leader by email.

Please regularly check your spam and junk mail folders if you are waiting for your pen friend list or a reply from us as our emails may end up there and be automatically deleted by your email program after a few days. We do not send spam emails.

Please complete all details on the online application form below, check that they are correct and then click the Submit Application box towards the end of the page. If that isn't done, the online application form will not reach us.


IMPORTANT: To pay online, please complete the School Class Online Application Form below and pay using PayPal to IPF's PayPal account: penpals@ozemail.com.au (click here to pay with PayPal). Payment can also be sent separately to the address shown below (one payment for total amount). Please complete all details.

Teacher/School Details:
   
Teacher's First Name:
 
Teacher's Surname:
 
School Class, Reference or Grade:
 
Name of School:
 
School's Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Teacher's Email:
 
 
Do your students require male or female correspondents or both? (please select)
 
Male Female Both
Comment:
 
 
Have you previously joined a school class into IPF?
  Yes No
How or where did you learn about our club?
 
     
Select whichever items are of general interest to your students:
Animals Antiques Art Astrology Camping
Cars Chess Computer Cooking Crafts
Dancing Environment Exchange Holidays Farming Fashion
Fishing Gardening Genealogy Health & Fitness History
Internet Languages Literature Movies Music
Philately Philosophy Photography Reading Religion
Science Social Work Sport Theatre Travel
Writing        
 
Select any items your students would be interested in exchanging:
Cards Stamps Souvenirs Books
   

Please select AT LEAST 8 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES in which your students would like to have pen friends.
We always try to match country requests, but if there are requests we cannot meet, we will provide you with pen friends from other countries.

Special Note: It should be understood that although we have student members in many countries, they may not all be able to correspond in your students' selected languages. For example, a very young Danish student may not be able to correspond in English.

Africa
Algeria Angola Kenya Uganda
South Africa Africa General Egypt  
Indian Ocean Islands General
The Americas
Argentina Brazil Canada Caribbean
Colombia Mexico Peru USA
South/Central America General
Asia/Pacific
Australia Indonesia Korea New Zealand
China Taiwan Asia-General India
Japan Malaysia Philippines Singapore
Thailand Pacific Islands General
Western Europe
Austria Denmark Finland Greece
Iceland Italy Norway Spain
Switzerland Scotland Belgium France
Germany Holland Ireland Malta
Portugal Sweden England Wales
Western Europe General
Eastern Europe
Albania Croatia Estonia Latvia
Poland CIS Slovakia Bulgaria
Czech Republic Hungary Lithuania Romania
Russia Ukraine Eastern Europe General
Middle East
Israel Saudi Arabia Iran Turkey
Middle East General
     
Please click the box to confirm that the information you have provided is correct.
If the box is not clicked, we cannot process your application form.
Yes, the information I have provided on this application form is correct.
     
ADMISSION FEES    

Please pay using the currency rate shown below for the region you live in. We can also accept Canadian currency converted against the USA rate, New Zealand currency converted against the Australian rate and Scandinavian and Swiss currencies converted against the Euro rate.

If you want to pay using PayPal and your local currency isn't shown below, you can convert it against the Euro rate and pay the fee in your local currency according to that conversion (subject to PayPal allowing your local currency to be used).

If you Google 'currency conversion' you will be able to find sites that calculate currency conversion rates.

Payment in Australian Dollars includes GST for residents of Australia (ABN 80 070 592 343).

   
     

 

Aus/NZ

Japan/Asia

Europe

UK

USA/
Canada

Select:

Australian$

Japanese¥

Euro €

Sterling £

US$

 S1 Service - For 10 students aged 10 - 17
 (40 names and addresses will be provided)

AUD $80

¥ 7,000

€ 50

£ 45

US$60

 S2 Service - For 20 students aged 10 - 17
 (80 names and addresses will be provided)

AUD$160

¥14,000

€100

£ 90

US$120

 S3 Service - For 30 students aged 10 - 17
 
(120 names and addresses will be provided)

AUD$240

¥21,000

€150

£135

US$180

Please Note: To participate in the school service you will need to enrol a minimum of 10 students. The admission fee for each student is AUD $8, ¥700, €5 £4.50 or US$6 per student. If the number of students you wish to enrol is not exactly 10, 20 or 30 as mentioned in the above services, you may enrol your school class based on the admission fee per student. For example, a school class of 12 students would cost AUD$96, ¥8,400, £54, €60 or US$72.
     

People & Places Magazine – Highly Recommended for All Members
People & Places is in addition to our pen friend service and can only be purchased by people who are joining IPF, exisiting IPF members or teachers who are joining a class into IPF.
Everyone who subscribes has free entry into the Letters from Holly and Ted Competition and could win US$50!
IPF's magazine 'People & Places' is a fun and informative way to stay in touch with the pen friend world. The full-colour magazine includes the latest IPF news and items submitted by members including member profiles, pen friend stories, letter writing adventures and advice, travel articles, photos, poems etc.
There are also competitions, give-aways and a
prize of US$200 for the best article published in each edition.

Select:

 DM Service - One issue of IPF's Digital Magazine People & Places

AUD$10

¥1,000

€ 7

£ 6

US$8

 No Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

   
Booklet on Letter Writing and Pen Friend Hints
Designed to enhance the pen friend experience for people of all ages.
Select:

 B1 Service – Booklet on Letter Writing and Pen Friend Hints (pdf file)

AUD$ 8

¥1,000

€ 6

£ 5

US$ 7

 No Booklet

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total Number of Students in this Application:
 
Total Number of Magazines Ordered:
 
Total Number of Letter Writing Booklets Ordered:
 
Total Payment:  (Please confirm currency and amount):
 

     
Select Method of Payment as Detailed Below (applications without payment cannot be processed)
PayPal to IPF's PayPal account: penpals@ozemail.com.au (click here to pay with PayPal)

Direct Deposit into IPF’s bank account: Bank: Westpac, Branch: 73 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481, Australia, IBA Number: WPAC AU2S, BSB Number: 032 573, Account Number: 159 103, Account Name: International Pen Friends.  Please email or mail deposit receipt details to IPF.

Payment is being sent by mail to: International Pen Friends, PO Box 430, Paynesville, VIC 3880, Australia.  IPF can accept: cash notes in any of the above currencies (no coins) or Australian personal cheques or Australian bank cheques or Australian Money Orders, made payable to:  International Pen Friends. One payment for the total amount.

As the bank fee for depositing foreign cheques, foreign bank drafts and foreign money orders is now extremely high, it is no longer feasible for IPF to absorb the bank fee or to charge members extra for the cost of the bank fee. We can only accept cheque, bank cheque and money order payments in Australian dollars. Other payment methods can be made using any of the above currencies.
If you Google 'currency conversion' you will be able to find sites that calculate currency conversion rates.

Western Union. Payment to: Julie Delbridge, address: 20 View Street, Paynesville VIC 3880, Australia. (Western Union require payments to be made to an individual's name, not an organisation's name). If making a payment using Western Union, please send an email to: admin@ipf.net.au, advising of the date payment was made, the amount and the Money Control Number.

   
Please Note: Applications cannot be processed until payment is received in full. One payment for the total amount.
Comments (Optional)
   
Please send us a note if you have any additional comments
 
     
Students' Details (Form 700E)
   

Please complete the full name, home address, year of birth, gender and languages (email is optional) for each student.
We have provided space for 15 students' details to be completed below.
If you have less than 15 students, please complete details for as many students as you have.
If you have more than 15 students, please submit this form, then complete and submit another form with just the Teacher's name and the students' details.

A separate typed list showing the required details can also be sent to us in an email if that is more convenient for you.

To help us provide an efficient and accurate pen friend service, we ask that the students' details are sent to us in a typed format rather than in handwriting. The details from all application forms are manually entered into our database and some handwriting can be challenging for us to read and to enter the details correctly into our database.

After completing the students' details, please press the 'Submit Application' box at the end of the form to submit the application. If you don't do that, the online form won't reach us.

 
1.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
2.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
3.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
4.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
5.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
6.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
7.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
8.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
9.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
10.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
11.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
12.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
13.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
14.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 
15.
   
Student's Full Name (First Name and Last Name):
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box):
 
Suburb/Town:
 
State/Province:
 
Postal/Zip Code:
 
Country:
 
Email (optional):
 
Year of Birth:
 
Gender:
  Male Female
Languages:
  English French German Greek
Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 

 

Important: please check all of the above details carefully.
When you are confident that the details are correct, Click the Submit Application box below.

     
   

Thank you for joining your school class into IPF.
Best wishes, and happy letter writing!

Please regularly check your spam and junk mail folders if you are waiting for your pen friend list or a reply from us as our emails may end up there and be automatically deleted by your email program after a few days. We do not send spam emails.

Please also ensure that your email account has enough storage space available to accept attachments and your email filters allow you to receive attachments.

Julie Delbridge
IPF President
Head Office Postal Address:
International Pen Friends (IPF)
PO Box 430
Paynesville VIC 3880
Australia

Email: admin@ipf.net.au
ABN 80 070 592 343
20 View Street, Paynesville VIC 3880 Australia
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