ISTA present...

Malta HS Festival

November 9 - November 12, 2023

Wait List

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Artistic information

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Global Challenge and Area of learning
Tuning In – Tuning into our environments, our world and beyond

Cultural Experience
A walk through Valletta – our capital city. The focus will be on visiting places that connect with our past, ones that have been influenced by the world around us and ones that reflect the changes within Maltese society – focusing mainly on the change in tradition/beliefs and ideologies.

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Important information

Venue address
Verdala International School
Fort Pembroke, Pembroke, Malta
Venue website

The event starts at 3:00 pm on Thursday 9th November 2023
The event ends at 1:30 pm on Sunday 12th November 2023

Event Manager
Emily Grant

Registration opens on 24th April 2023.

All information must be submitted by 7th September 2023.

Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed.

A late registration fee of GBP £200 will be charged for registrations not complete by this date. Please see this document for the information required to complete registration.

Booking and registration processes for festivals

Participants should arrive at the host school for registration by 3:00pm on Thursday 9th November 2023

Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 1:30pm on Sunday 12th November 2023

Please arrange travel accordingly.


Waitlist procedures

Once the maximum number of bookings has been reached the event will display “Waitlist“.
If this happens please email the Event Manager for the festival (listed under Important information on the event webpage) and ask to be added to the waiting list. Please provide the number of students and teachers you wish to reserve in your email.

Financial information

Registration Fees

Student Learners
Members: GBP £250
Non-members: GBP £300
Host organisation: GBP £195 for the first 15 students and GBP £250 for each thereafter.

Educator Chaperones
Member: GBP £85
Non-member: GBP £105

*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt for all participants

All participants:
Cultural Experience: GBP £10

For non-local participants: 
Airport/Train Station Pick-up/Drop off: GBP £10

Total cost per student learner
Local member: GBP £260
Non-local member: GBP £270
Local non-member: GBP £310
Non-local, non-member: GBP £320

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Local member: GBP £95
Non-local member: GBP £105
Local non-member: GBP £115
Non-local, non-member: GBP: £125

Please note

– All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.

– Once submitted, you will receive a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit invoice for 50% of the registration fees for the number of students you have booked.

– Your place at the event will only be confirmed if we receive payment of your deposit within 21 days.

– You will be invoiced for the remaining 50% of registration fees and any applicable surcharges upon completion of the registration form.

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

Travel and visas

All participants will arrive into Malta International Airport, Malta

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


Hotel model

Please Note:
Festival hosts will arrange a block booking reservation at an appropriate hotel. Participating organisations are responsible for booking and paying for their group’s accommodation at the recommended hotel.
Airport/Station pick up/drop off and daily local transportation to the festival venue will not be provided for organisations choosing to book at a hotel other than the one recommended by the host.
ISTA and the host organisation will not take responsibility for any arrangements made between the organisation and the hotel.

Hotel Information
Hotel Name: Cavalieri Art Hotel
Hotel Address: Spinola Road San Ġiljan, STJ 3019, Malta
Hotel Phone number: +356 2318 0000
Hotel website 

Contact: Bernice Bugeja

Single Deluxe Marina room on BB – €80 per room per night
Double Deluxe Marina room on BB – €90 per room per night

For adult chaperones
Single rooms should be booked for 3 nights from Thursday 9th November 2023

For learners
Shared rooms should be booked for 3 nights from Thursday 9th November 2023


For hotel stay students and all adult chaperones

Please ensure you book breakfast at the hotel.

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

Evening meals will be provided at the host school/venue.

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

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 09 November at 15:00
Finishes on Sunday 12 November at 13:30
(Local Time)


Verdala International School
Fort Pembroke
Pembroke PBK 1641


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