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Hong Kong Upper MS/HS Festival

March 24 - March 26, 2023

Wait List

This festival is now open to Upper MS and HS aged students (ages 12-18)


Festival title: The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.

Artistic Information

Festival Title
The Legend of Tin Hau

Festival Focus
“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” Confusius

The theme looks at withstanding storms. Considering our recent global history and current situation, this theme might be one that our young people would benefit greatly from exploring.

Global Challenge and Area of learning
The environment

Cultural Experience
Chi lin nunnery

The Legend of Tin Hau

Important Information

School address
French International School Hong Kong
28 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

School website

The event starts at 8:30am on Friday 24th March 2023
The event ends at 5.30pm on Sunday 26th March 2023

Event Manager
Sophie Galton

Registration opens 30th December 2022
Registration closes 13th January 2023

Please note
This festival is open to local Hong Kong participants only.

Participants should arrive at the host venue by 8:30 am on Friday 24th March to register before the festival opening at 9:00am.

Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 5:30pm on Sunday 26th March 2023.

Financial Information

Registration fees

Student Learners
Members: GBP £238
Non members: GBP £274
Host Organisation: GBP £184 for the first 15 students and GBP £238 thereafter

Members: GBP £75
Non Member: £86

*this includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt

Cultural Experience GBP £10

Total cost per student learner
Members: GBP £248
Non Members: GBP £284
Host Organisation: GBP £194 for the first 15 and GBP £248 thereafter

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Members: GBP £85
Non Members: GBP £96

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 learners GBP £500.
For bookings of 11 – 15 learners GBP £750.
For bookings of 16 or more learners GBP £1,000.

Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Local Travel

Participants will arrange their own travel between their homes and the host venue each day.

If the distance/traffic is a concern, participating organisations will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation near the host venue.


For participants

Lunch will be provided daily at the host school/venue.

Evening meals will be provided at the host school/venue on the first and second days.

If a social meal is to be part of the festival schedule for adult chaperones and ISTA artists this is priced at approximately GBP £30 per person.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 24 March at 08:30
Finishes on Sunday 26 March at 17:30
(Local Time)


French International School Tseung Kwan O
28 Tong Yin St,
Tseung Kwan O,
Hong Kong


• Creative Secondary School Hong Kong
• French International School of Hong Kong
• Renaissance College, Hong Kong
• West Island School