ISTA Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
(for Children and Young People attending festivals)

The ISTA experience is a learning opportunity for students, teachers and artists. ISTA values diversity and collaboration, celebration and play, friendship and collegiality. These values underpin our practice and inform our development. Our code of conduct is based on respect: respect for the people, the place and the perspectives. Being part of an ISTA event involves embodying and modelling the ISTA values in order to ensure high quality learning, internationalism and theatre.

  • Respect the laws, customs, culture and people of the host country.
  • Respect the rules of your host family and the host school/venue.
  • Respect the curfew time set. The curfew for high school festivals is 10:00pm and the curfew for middle and primary school festivals is 9:00pm.
  • Do not explore the local environment without the supervision of your teacher or host family.
  • In certain situations, high school students may be allowed out without adult supervision but only on the condition that an adult in the host family has given their permission; your whereabouts and time of return are known; and that you can be contacted by mobile phone.
  • Do not travel in a taxi or use public transport unless accompanied by a member of your host family or your teacher.
  • Do not use transportation where the driver of the vehicle is a student.
  • Wear appropriate clothing at all times.
  • The use of alcohol, tobacco or un-prescribed drugs is strictly forbidden.
  • Respect the process, your peers and your teachers by being punctual and participating in the event to the best of your ability and with full commitment.
  • Respect and learn from the multiple perspectives of all the participants.
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