International School Manila will be hosting an International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) Drama Festival for Middle School students from March 14th to 18th, 2019. Three other international schools will join our own ISM students in exploring the theme of Pakikipagkaibigan and how it relates to service in our community.
One of the most important aspects of hosting a successful festival is providing home stays for the visiting students. We are hoping your family is happy to host students from the visiting schools.
“Why should my family consider hosting?”
Hosting is an excellent opportunity for ISM students because it promotes international understanding, develops adaptability, and forges friendships, which often last well beyond Middle School. More importantly, it’s fun!
Hosting also has a very practical purpose: it keeps the costs of running the event at a manageable level for families. Many ISM students have already benefited (or will do so in the future) from home stays in other countries for events such as ISTA, AMIS and IASAS. Therefore, hosting ISTA students is a chance to repay past and future kindnesses as well as make new international friends!
“Hosting sounds fun, but I would like to know a few more details…”
Here is a link to an ISTA information letter which gives mores specific details about dates and the role hosting for ISTA. Please read this letter and if you have any more questions, email the ISM Fine Arts Director Marsha HillmanHillmanM@ismanila.org
“I can host ISTA students! What do I do now?”
Please follow this link and complete the details so we can match students to your household:
Welcome back to another exciting year for the Arts at ISM. Having been inspired by various experiences over summer, teachers are back from the break and are now keen to see our talented students breath life into their ideas. The link below is a list of the major events the Fine Arts Office supports throughout the year. (In addition, we support many curriculum-derived events and details of these will come throughout the year from the organising teachers.)
ISM is hosting an International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) festival between January 22nd and 25th. The theme is Baiyanihan, a Filipino word for a spirit of communal unity and cooperation, and we hope to embody this by featuring a Saturday Service trip as part of the program of events. We are still in need of host families for our guests who are G7 and 8 students from Malaysia, Japan, China and Hong Kong.
In addition, we will be the first school ever to trial scholarships for our service learning partner students. Ten children from various service learning groups will be included in all activities. If you feel that you could accommodate some of these students, there is a special space on the housing form to tick.
If your family could help with housing, please readed the detailed information sheet then fill out the housing form linked here and email or return it to the Fine Arts Office by Wednesday January 14th.
Welcome back! Here is a list of the Fine and Performing Arts events for the year. Make this the year you try something new! The first big events for HS are auditions for the HS Play and in MS the afterschool program includes a a One Act Play Festival. For more information, come and see me, Mrs. Hillman, at the Fine Arts Office.
ISM will be sending 20 Middle School students to the MS ISTA Drama Festival at Tanglin Trust School in Singapore from February 16-20, 2012.
We would like to send 18 actors/performers and 2 technicians as this festival will include a technical theatre ensemble.
The theme for this year’s ISTA festival is Power to make or break
STARTING POINT: Wind will assist a kite to delicately carve the sky; it can also fuel a fire that ferociously tears through a city. Let’s explore this together.
Information sessions will be held September 27 and 28 at 3:00pm in room 1149 – Ms. Purdue’s Room. Interested students should attend one of these sessions to find out about the festival, as well as what is necessary for the audition
Auditions will be held October 4 and 5 at 3:00 pm in Room 1149. Please see Ms. Purdue or Mrs. Matthew for more information.
ISTA participation is limited to students in grades 7 &8 only.
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