ISTA presents...

Casablanca (Bonsai) HS festival

March 18 - March 21, 2021

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Artistic information


Title
A place beyond

At this festival we will explore…
… how sharing knowledge and understanding each others’ values can break down cultural and religious barriers.

Inspiration
A visit to Hassan II, the largest mosque in Africa (and 3rd largest mosque in the world).

Frame
Cultural, historical, architectural.

Important information


School address
Casablanca American School
Route de la Mecque
Lotissement Ougoug
Quartier Californie
Casablanca 20150
Morocco

School website

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 18th March 2021.
The festival finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 21st March 2021.

Event coordinator
TBC

For participants
Registration opens on 3rd December 2020.
Registration closes on 17th December 2020.

Please note
All information required in the registration forms should be collected before 3rd December 2020.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window opens.
Participants should arrive in time to be at the school for the 4:00pm start on 18th March 2021.
Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 12:30pm on Sunday 21st March 2021.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
Artists need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 17th March 2021.
Artists should not plan to leave the school until after 1:00pm on Sunday 21st March 2021.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Tuesday 16th March 2021.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 7th January 2021.

Finances


Students
Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £216.
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

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

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £226.
Non-local member schools – GBP £236.

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.

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

Please note
All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.
A non refundable, non-transferable deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be deducted from your final invoice.
The deposit will be as follows:
For bookings of 1 – 10 students GBP £500.
For bookings of 11 – 15 students GBP £750.
For bookings of 16 or more students GBP £1,000.
Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel and visas


All participants will fly into Casablanca.

For participants
Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and securing visas for the event.

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

Accommodation


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

For teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be booked for 3 nights from 18th March 2021.
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 2020.
Teachers/chaperones will be responsible for paying for rooms on arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.

For students
Students will stay with families from the host school community; there is no additional cost for this.
Housing for students will be provided for 3 nights from 18th March 2021.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for artists for 4 nights from 17th March 2021.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep on 16th March 2021.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay.

Meals


For participants
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.
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 18 March at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 21 March at 12:30 .

Venue

Casablanca American School
Route de la Mecque
Lotissement Ougoug
Quartier Californie
Casablanca 20150
Morocco

Participants

• Bavarian International School
• Casablanca American School
• International School of Dusseldorf
• Pechersk International School
• St John’s International School