Travel Insurance Policy at ISM


ISM students take part in a wide variety of cultural events locally and overseas every year. As a result sometimes injuries and accidents do occur. Our faculty and advisers are first aid trained as well as our bus marshals who travel with our groups domestically to events. In the event of an accident or injury that occurs at a school event, whether inside our campus or outside campus, the School provides for an automatic medical insurance coverage (the “Mandatory Medical Coverage”) for claims that may be filed with the School’s medical insurance provider. Please note that coverage of an incident and/or reimbursement of the amount claimed will be assessed by the insurance company and is not determined by ISM.

Parents have made use of the School’s Mandatory Medical Coverage whenever their children have sustained injuries while at school. However, please understand and accept that this coverage is not intended for and cannot be used as a general health insurance scheme. In view of this, the School strongly advises that parents obtain their own separate comprehensive medical insurance for their entire family while located in the Philippines.

Coverage for Accidents Which Occurred Within the Philippines

If your child is involved in an accident, injury, emergency surgery, disability, death, etc. related to a school related event which he/she participated in within the Philippines that requires a visit to a doctor or if there is any medical expense incurred and you wish for the same to be covered by the School’s Mandatory Medical Coverage, please make sure to collect an Insurance Claim Form from the ISM Clinic. The parent is required to then submit said Form to the insurance company with all appropriate supporting documentation within sixty (60) days from when the incident occurred. You may also choose download these forms by clicking on the links below.

The amount of coverage per student is One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P100,000.00) per school year.

Coverage for Accidents Which Occurred Abroad 

The same procedure stated in the paragraph above should also apply to incidents occurring during a school event outside of the Philippines. The amount of coverage per student is Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P2,500,000.00) per trip, per school year.

However, it is recommended for all overseas travel that parents obtain a separate adequate medical coverage for their child. To ensure that all ISM students attending overseas trips have medical cover in case of accident, injury, emergency surgery, disability, death, etc. while on an overseas School-related trip, all traveling members will be covered via School’s travelinsurance and Mandatory Medical Coverage for the duration of the trip. If you do not wish to be covered, parents are required to submit to the Fine Arts/CAS Office, at least one (1) week prior to the trip, a copy of their own separate medical insurance policy and other related documentation that shows coverage for their child. In so doing, you will not be billed automatically under the School’s Mandatory Medical Coverage if an incident occurs. On the other hand, if you choose to avail of the School’s Mandatory Medical Coverage, your bill for the said coverage will be included in the regular billing invoice sent to you by the School.  The approximate cost per student availing said coverage for a trip is seven hundred pesos (P700) for a three day trip  or nine hundred pesos (P900) for a five day trip

Insurance Overview

Claim Form (proving sickness or loss)

Schedule of benefits



FAO International Trips 2016-17

Fine Arts Office will oversee the following international trips during the 2016/17 academic year:

  • HS IASAS Dance Exchange hosted at ISM (September 16 to 18)
  • HS IASAS MUN in Taipei (November 9 to 13)
  • HS THIMUN in Singapore (November 21 to 25)
  • MS ISTA in Hong Kong (November 23 to 27)
  • HS Vex Formosa Robotics Competition in Taipei (December 1st to 4th)
  • MS AMIS Orchestra in Singapore (February 8 to 12)
  • HS IASAS Art/ Dance/ Drama/ Tech  in Kuala Lumpur (March 1 to 5)
  • HS IASAS Music  in Jakarta (March 1 to 5)
  • HS IASAS Debate & Forensics in Bangkok (March 1 to 5)
  • MS GIN in Hong Kong (March 3 to 5)
  • MS AMIS Band hosted at ISM (March 8 to 12)
  • MS AMIS Boys & Girls Choir  in Jakarta (April 5 to 9)

If your child is selected for one of these trips, all forms and documentation should be directed to the Fine Arts Office for processing.



IASAS Dance Exchange 2016@ISM- Housing needed

This year ISM hosts the IASAS Dance Exchange. Each IASAS school will bring 10 Dancers to participate in a range of workshops with various Dance professionals. The schools arrive on September 16th and  leaves on September 18th. On the Friday night there will be a show from a professional dance group which host families are welcome to attend. Here is the housing letter:

IASAS Dance Exchange Housing Letter

Please contact me (Marsha Hillman) with any questions:

+6328408400 ext 630/631

New ATAC/ FAO Sport & Activity sign ups

All HS students have recently received an email from Mr. Collett, which includes links to the new ATAC/ FAO sign up system. The aim of this system is to improve safety, communication and student support for co-curricular activities.
Thanks to all students that have registered via the ATAC/ FAO online system for your sports and cultural activities for this school year. PLEASE check with your parents that they have received an email to approve your selections and that they do so. The system is currently showing many students whose parents have approved BUT it is also showing many students as PENDING and without parent approval.
We require your parent to approve in order for you to take part in S1 sports, year round activities and the HS play.
Again please register if you have not done so already (links are below) and check that your parents have received an email to approve and ask them to complete their part of the process by approving your selections. There was a small glitch with this but it has been fixed now.
Remember tryouts for Soccer/XC and Volleyball start on Thursday and the HS Play auditions start next Wednesday. Tryouts schedules and S1 practice schedules are posted on ATAC blog and re on school notice boards. The HS Play cast and crew Google form sign ups are on this blog or the Fine Arts Council Google + community.

HS Play Auditions 2016

The auditions for the HS Play take place after school (3:00 to 4:50) on August 10th, 11th and 12th in the FAT. You should be avaliable for both the 10th and 11th with the 12th being for lead character callbacks. If you are auditioning, please fill out this Google form before midday on Tuesday, August 9th:

HS Play Audition Sign Up

If you would like to be a crew member, please fill out this form by midday on August 16th. The first crew meeting is in the FAT after school on Wednesday, August 17th. You must attend this if you wish to be considered:

HS Play 2016 Crew Sign Up

The play this year is loosely based around Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing; however, the setting will be modernised and Elizabethan language will not be used. The play will be devised so students will be involved in creating the updated dialogue and and plot! There will also be a band incorporated into the action so having some musical ability for some of the lead characters would also be an advantage. More will be revealed at assembly on Friday by Ms. Monsod, the director for this year’s play!

HS Model United Nations @ ISM 2016

The Model United Nations group at ISM meets during Semester 1, twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Lofthouse. Any HS students is free to join the group and learn the MUN procedures and skills. During the season, anybody who has joined can take part in the MUN Locals, which is held by a different Manila school each year.  This year the locals are being hosted by British School Manila on October 21st and 22nd.

From this main group, two groups are selected to represent the school at International MUN events:

  • IASAS MUN is being hosted by Taipei American school this year from November 9th to 13th. We take 14 MUN students to this event.
  • THIMUN Singapore is the asian sister event of The Hague Model United Nations, which is one of the premier High School MUN events in the world. This is hosted by the Hwa Chong Institution and runs for 5 days from November 21st to 25th. We typically travel with 17 students for this event.

How do I get involved? The MUN club will have their initial meeting at 3pm on  Tuesday, August 16th in the Little Theatre.


Fine & Performing Arts Calendar 2016/17

Event Dates 2016-17 Location
HS GIN Locals Sep 2-3 @Chinese International School, Manila
IASAS Dance Exchange Sep 16-17 ISM hosts!
Great Works Concert Tue, Sep 20th FAT
MUN Locals October 21/ 22 @British School Manila
HS Play Thu-Sat, Oct 13-15 FAT
Filipiniana Fri, Oct 21 FAT
IASAS Model United Nations Nov 9-13 @Taipei American School
THIMUN Nov 21-25 @Hwa Chong Institute, Singapore
AFAC Recital Tue, Nov 22 LT
All Strings Concert Wed, Nov 23 FAT
All Bands Concert Thu, Nov 17 FAT
All Choirs Concert Tue, Nov 28 LT
MS Art Show Wed- Mon, Nov 23- Dec 5 FAT Lobby
MS International Schools Theatre Festival (ISTA) Nov 24-27 @Hong Kong Island School
MS Art Open Wed, Nov 23 FAT Lobby
K-12 Dance Recital Sat, Dec 3rd FAT
G2 Concert Fri, Dec 9th FAT
ES Children’s Musical Thu, Jan 26 FAT
AMIS Strings Feb 8-12 @Singapore American School
IASAS CC Previews Feb 13-28 Music in AMR/ Dance- Drama in FAT
MS GIN March 3-6 @Hong Kong Academy
AMIS Band March 8-12 ISM hosts!
IB2 Art Exhibit Opening Wed, Mar 8 FAT Lobby
IB2 Art Exhibit Mar 8- 24 FAT Lobby
Tri M Jazz Night Tue, Jan 31 LT
International Day Fri, Mar 24 FAT
HS Finale Concert Tue, April 4 FAT
AMIS Mixed Girls’ and Boys’ Choir April 5-9 @Jakarta Intercultural School
HS Film Festival Wed, Apr 19 LT
HS 100% Dance Thu, Apr 22 FAT
MS/HS Art Exhibit Opening Thu, May 4 FAT Lobby
MS/HS Intro & Explore Art Exhibit May 4-17 FAT Lobby
MS Play May 4-6 FAT
K-8 Dance Recital Sat, May 13 FAT
HS Dance Finale & Advanced Dance Solos Wed, May 24 LT
IB1 Art Exhibition Opening Tue, May 23 FAT Lobby
IB1 Art Exhibition May 23-Jun 2 FAT Lobby
Preschool Concerts May 29- Jun 2 LT
AFAC Recital Tue, May 30 LT
MS Music Finale Concert Wed, May 31 FAT