The CEESA community of international schools provides learning experiences for our AISB students through workshops, festival performances and sport competition providing our students great opportunities to meet and share experiences with students who have similar lifestyles and interests. Experience has shown that many of these meetings lead to lasting friendships.
When our AISB Vampires travel to CEESA events the host school community will welcome our sons and daughters into their homes for the duration of their stay. When AISB hosts a CEESA tournament our international guests are similarly housed by our own school community. These events are able to happen thanks to our supportive parent community and their hospitality.
Families who have children participating in the middle and high school athletic and activity program must be aware of the hosting responsibilities that AISB undertakes through our membership and support of CEESA. By accepting membership and participating in the program, the student and family also accepts the responsibility for providing accommodation for our international visiting teams. This responsibility extends to match the number of sports and activities respective students participate in throughout the school year. While it is not a requirement of families with students in the elementary school to be a part of the program it could be very beneficial for the Athletics and Activities Department if families would be willing to help out.
The VAMPIRE HOST PROGRAM pamphlet can be picked up from the Athletics and Activities Office or Reception. Please complete the enrollment form and return as soon as possible. All other information regarding the VAMPIRE HOST PROGRAM needs to be retained by the family. AISB has committed to host the events listed in the pamphlet.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
Why are our students housed and what is the reciprocal housing agreement?
When our teams travel to CEESA events our athletes and participants are housed by families from the host school, and this is offered when schools visit AISB.
Why don’t the students stay in hotels?
The extra cost and organization of arranging hotel accommodation, and the extra supervision that would be required make hotels a poor choice. The reciprocal housing agreement has been in place since the beginning of CEESA and works very well in practice. The friendships that develop between the students and the important learning experience of staying as a guest in the home of someone you have just met, are added bonuses. AISB students do however, stay in hotels when events organizers, such as, ISTA and MUN do not arrange host families.
My son/daughter participates in the Athletics & Activities Program. Will we have to house visiting students?
Yes. As parents of an AISB Athlete or Activity participant you have a responsibility to the program to provide housing at somepoint during the season or for CEESA events. While we understand the burden on host families the positives of the experience definitely outweigh any negatives!
HOST FAMILIES GUIDELINES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
By accepting membership and participating in the program, the student and family also accepts the responsibility for providing accommodation for our international visiting teams.
This responsibility extends to match or exceed the number of sports and activities respective students participate in throughout the school year.
Any AISB family with children is welcome to enroll in the VAMPIRE HOST PROGRAM
Each host family should follow these general guidelines, as well as read the HOST FAMILIES RESPONSIBILITIES FORM – which is sent out before each event.
- Provide housing for at least 2 visiting students, if possible more can be requested. Housing single students is discouraged by AISB and CEESA.
- If housing cannot be provided by the family they are responsible to find another AISB family to take their responsibility for the host weekend.
- On each day provide meals that are not provided by AISB
- Transport to and from school by private vehicle, unless alternative transport is arranged. Please ensure that your guest arrives at school 30 minutes prior to the start of any activity. Respective school coaches may have cause to amend this at certain times
- Adhere to curfew rules. All students must be in the host families at 22:00. All middle school students should not be allowed out of the host families supervision
- Substance abuse is strictly prohibited
- Any violations of # 5 and 6 must be reported to the Athletic Director
- A comfortable sleeping arrangement.
- Please expect to be contacted by your guests coach or chaperone at some stage during the event
- Under no circumstances will housing arrangements be changed during the tournament.