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International Pen Friends (IPF) - School Class Application Form

(If you would like an Online School Class Application Form, please click here)

Please download our pdf School Class Application Form or email us at: admin@ipf.net.au and we will email you a form you can complete and email back to us. The pdf form can be downloaded to your desktop, saved, completed using your keyboard, saved and emailed or mailed back to us. Alternatively, you can print the Student Details Form(s) and the School Class Application Form directly from here (please complete the details in a typed format to help us provide an efficient and accurate pen friend service). We can also accept all the required details typed in an email if that is more convenient for you.

Please print this form and return with your Student Details Form(s) and admission fee (as shown below) to:
Julie Delbridge, International Pen Friends, PO Box 430, Paynesville VIC 3880, Australia

A list of names and addresses of four international correspondents for each student will be sent to the teacher of the school group by email. 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 services 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 WRITE CLEARLY
Full name of teacher (or person in charge):  ........................................................................................................
School class name, reference or grade: ....................................  Email Address: ..............................................
Full school address: ...............................................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................................................................
City/Suburb: ........................................ State: .......... Zip/Postcode: ........... Country: .......................................

Teacher to sign to confirm that the details provided are correct:......................................................................
Office Use Only:
Membership Number: 2029 ................................
Do the students require male or female correspondents? ......................................
How or where did you learn about our club? ......................................

Underline whichever items are of general interest to students: art, animals, antiques, camping, chess, crafts, dancing, exchange holidays, fishing, frank discussion, gardening, history, literature, languages, music, philately, photography, religious discussion, reading, science, social work, sport, theatre, travel, writing, computer science.
Exchange of Articles: cards, stamps, souvenirs, books.

Underline the countries in which the students would like to have pen friends: (YOU MUST SELECT AT LEAST 8 COUNTRIES). We always try to match country requests, but if there are requests we cannot meet, we will provide pen friends from other countries.
AFRICA:
Algeria, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, South Africa, Africa (General).THE AMERICAS: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, USA, South/Central America (General). AUSTRALASIA: Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, China, Singapore,Taiwan, Thailand, Asia (General), Pacific Islands. WEST EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, Other West European Countries. EAST EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine. MIDDLE EAST: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Gulf States, Middle East (General).


Details relating to each of the students should be typed or clearly written showing:
Full Name, Home Address, Male or Female, Year of Birth, Languages the student can correspond in.
(Use as many copies of the
Student Details Form as required and return them with this form.)

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 Swiss currencies converted against the Euro rate.

If you don't live in one of the regions mentioned below, please pay using 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 live in Eastern Europe, South America, Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Africa, Asia (excluding Japan) or Middle East, you can send an email to admin@ipf.net.au to obtain the rates for your country.

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 Europe UK

USA / Canada

 Tick Service Required

Australian $

Japan ¥ 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

 

 DM Service - One issue of Digital Magazine 

AUD $10

¥ 1,000 € 7 £6

US $ 8

 

 B1 Service - Letter Writing Booklet

AUD $ 8

¥ 1,000 € 6 £5

US $ 7

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 2480, 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 advise the date payment was made, the name and address of the sender, the amount and the Money Control Number.

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, €5, US$6, £4.50 or ¥700 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, €60, US$72, £54 or ¥8,400.

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