Hosting Visiting Teams
Housing plays a very important part of the programme. Without housing, there would not be any travelling or participation with other International Schools. If your child has been selected for a team, then you will be expected to house visiting students on some of the dates. This applies to all teams within the Athletics programme.
If a team is hosting an ISST or SCIS tournament, then there is mandatory housing for that team and also the other teams of that sport. Other sports teams will also be approached to help out.
Housing Rules and Regulations (ISST Regulations)
Students shall follow all instructions given them by their host parents and their coaches as if their own parents gave these instructions to them. This applies to all activities irrespective of location undertaken during the period of the tournament or competition. Our highest priority is doing everything possible to ensure student-athlete safety and protection. The following is a list of expectations for host families. These regulations apply to all students: both those from the host school and those visiting throughout the competition's duration and, for visiting students, apply also during the journey to and from the site of the event.
1. Students are expected to comply with all instructions given them by their host parents and their coaches as if their own parents gave these instructions to them. This applies to all activities irrespective of location undertaken during the period of the tournament or competition.
2. Smoking, any other use of tobacco, the drinking of alcohol and the use of drugs are not permitted by the student-athletes.
3. Housing arrangements made by the responsible official of the host school may not be changed.
4. Students must be in the home of the host parent by the curfew hour set by the school. Students in Grade 7, 8 & 9 or Year 8 & 9 are not allowed out of the host's care unless chaperoned by the host parent and/or the coach. (This applies for all the days of the visit).
5. Neither host families nor students may negotiate changes to the ISST regulations for students with respect to curfew, housing arrangements, the use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs or any other rules or provisions set forth by the host school.
6. Housing parents should avoid being alone with a visiting student-athlete(s).
7. Each student-athlete should have their own “bed”. Please avoid asking guests to share a bed. This could mean that visitors are on an air mattress, pull out bed or a cot.
8. Please understand that you are responsible for these visiting student-athletes during their stay. With this in mind, ensure that there is always a parent present. Host parents need to be in a state of readiness and in full capacity to respond in case of emergency.
9. In the event that a student is injured or has a medical emergency, the host parents should immediately contact the coach along with the Athletic Director or Housing Coordinator. In the case of life threatening injuries, emergency medical personnel should, of course, be contacted first.
10. Please be on time to pick up the guests. Spending the night away from home can be stressful for these young people (and their parents) so we want to avoid adding more stress where possible.
If you have concerns about a student’s behavior in regards to abuse or neglect please contact the Athletic Director who will coordinate as per ISB procedures.