ISTA presents...

Amman HS festival

January 23 - January 25, 2020

Please note that this festival is now sold out to overseas visiting schools wishing to be hosted with families. However there are still places available for local schools who can travel daily or schools willing to stay in a hotel.

Artistic information

Title
Lying with the truth

At this festival we will explore…
the difference between measurable facts and sincerely held beliefs, between fake news and reality and how these affect our identity and the way we view the world.

Inspiration
800 year old Byzantine amphitheatre located in Downtown Amman which used to be an indoor theatre and political forum.

Frame
Conceptual, historical, ethical.


 

Important Information

Festival dates
23rd – 25th January 2020

Festival address
Amman Baccalaureate School
Al Hijaz Street
Dabouq
Sweileh 11910
Jordan

Festival website
www.abs.edu.jo

The festival starts at:
9:00am on Thursday 23rd January 2020.

The festival finishes at:
5:00pm on Saturday 25th January 2020.

Event coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke
keriann@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 21st November 2019.
Registration closes on 5th December 2019.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 21st November 2019.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window opens.
You should arrive into Amman by evening on Wednesday 22nd January 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 5:00pm on Saturday 25th January 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Local schools will attend from Thursday morning onwards.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Tuesday 21st January 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 5:30pm on Saturday 25th January 2020.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Monday 20th January 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 14th November 2019.


Finances

Students

Registration fees
Students from member schools – GBP £216.
Students from host school – GBP £165 for the first 25, thereafter GBP £216.
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

Surcharges
Airport transfers – GBP £10.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Accommodation costs
GBP £TBC per student per night based on shared accommodation; GBP £TBC for three nights.

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £226.
Non-local member schools – GBP £236 plus accommodation, unless a hosted school.
Host school – GBP £175 for the first 25, thereafter GBP £226.

Teachers/chaperones

Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £50.
Non-member schools – GBP £102.

Surcharges
ISTA t-shirt (optional) – GBP £12.
Airport transfers – GBP £10.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Accommodation costs
GBP £TBC per teacher per night based on single room accommodation; GBP £TBC for three nights.

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
Local member schools – GBP £72.
Non-local member schools – GBP £82 plus accommodation.
Local non-member schools – GBP £124.
Non-local non-member schools – GBP £134 plus accommodation.
Host school – GBP £72.

Please note:

1. A GBP £500 non refundable, non transferable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.

2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.

3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.

4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.


Travel & Visas

All participants will fly into Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.

For schools
You are responsible for booking your own travel and securing visas for the festival.

For artists
You are responsible for booking your own flights and will work with your EC to provide all information in a timely manner.
Artist teams are launched 12 weeks prior to the festival and all flights must be booked 10 weeks prior to the festival.
You are also responsible for ensuring you have the correct visa.


Accommodation

ISTA will book a hotel for teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists close to the school.

For schools

For teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be booked for 3 nights from 22nd January 2020.
We work on a costing of GBP £90 per person per night for adults; including breakfast.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2019.

For students
There is room for the first 20 overseas visiting school students booked to stay with a host family which is now fully booked. These students will stay with families from the host school community; there is no additional cost for this.
Homestay housing for students will be provided for 3 nights from 22nd January 2020.

Students not staying with host families will stay in a hotel booked for them by ISTA. Students will stay in shared rooms at the designated hotel.
Shared rooms will be booked for 3 nights from 22nd January 2020.
Where possible students will be placed in rooms with peers from the same school.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2019.

Schools will be invoiced at the time of registration for all accommodation costs.

For local participants
No accommodation will be booked for local schools.
You are responsible for organising your own daily travel.
Breakfasts will not be provided.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for you for 4 nights from Tuesday 21st January 2020.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 20th January 2020.
You will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during your stay.


Meals

For schools
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel or with host families.
Lunches will be provided daily.
Evening meals are provided either at the host school or with host families. No evening meal provided on Saturday.
One evening meal for teachers/chaperones will be the social meal. This is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.

For artists
All meals are provided by the host school.


Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Starts on Thursday 23 January at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 25 January at 17:00 .

Venue

Amman Baccalaureate School
Al Hijaz Street
Dabouq
Sweileh 11910
Jordan

Participants

• American International School – Chennai
• American School of Doha
• Amman Baccaleaureate School
• International Academy Amman