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ADULT ITINERARY

Begin your day at the Main Gate with a bacon, egg and cheese bagel from Canada, accompanied by a cappuccino from the Kasteel coffee house.

After the parade, enjoy a stroll through the International Food Festival housed in the Old Gym and visit China, France, India, Kenya, Scandanavia, Russia and the United Kingdom for brunch bites (find the full menu here) and it’s never too early for a sangria, found at the AIS Alumni booth.

Enjoy some dance and musical performances at the main stage, or stroll through the AIS Art Gallery while your stomach settles and then head over to the Bistro cookery to raise a glass and enjoy the BBQ in South Africa, followed by a traditional Lebanese mezze.  After catching the 13:00 cooking demo, buy a pack of tombola tickets at the Alumni booth, then head back toward the Kasteel, stopping by Japan for some sushi and green tea.

At 14:00 in front of the Kasteel, students show off their STEM projects with robot races and electronic skateboards. Don’t miss this chance to see what the future holds for AIS and ask Nina and Pepper about the new STEM Centre.

Back on the lawn, gather bravado with a pretzel and beer in Germany, then cross to the Netherlands to test your strength at the strong “man” contest and nibble some “kaas”.  The United States awaits with a sugar rush to get you over the afternoon siesta slump at their candy store.  Rest and digest on the lawn or play some games behind the Kasteel.  But don’t forget to return to enjoy exotic delicacies from Morocco, Belgian “frietjes” and grab dessert with the now famous Hungarian funnel cake stand. Along the journey, you will find many booths are selling for take away – you’re covered for dinner and late night snacks!  Vegetarians and carnivores will all leave satisfied, and no worries, AIS is nut free.

Can’t get enough of the day, please stay and help the community knock down and restore the space – all hands are needed and appreciated!

Thanks for joining in this last event of the 50th year Anniversary celebration. We hope to see you again in 2020!!

ALUMNI ITINERARY

Welcome back to AIS!  Begin your day as you enter past the new Reception and take a left to Canada for a bacon, egg and cheese bagel breakfast.  Hungover from the Alumni Prom the night before?  Head straight to the newly renovated Kasteel (aka International Coffee House) for an espresso and enjoy the opening ceremony where fellow alum, Juan Villanueva, will perform La Traviata to get you in a festive spirit. Head of School, Andreas Koini, awaits with Pepper to welcome the community and begin the celebration. Follow the parade of nations to the International Food Festival housed in the Old Gym where you will find the Alumni booth ready to welcome you with Sangria and memories of the last 50 years at AIS. Pick up an Alumni Badge.

At 10:30, the AIS time capsule will be opened. What awaits?  Maybe you already know?

After the ceremony, meet fellow alumni for a photo opp back at the booth or meander about the gym visiting China, France, India, Kenya, Scandanavia, Russia and the United Kingdom for brunch bites (find the full menu here). At 11:30 join a tour of the campus to see what has changed since you’ve been away. If you’re not joining the Alumni Basketball tournament in the New Gym at noon, return to the Food Festival to enjoy some dance and musical performances and investigate the other side of the Bistro to raise a glass and enjoy a traditional Lebanese mezze followed by a BBQ in South Africa.

After catching the 13:00 cooking demo, head back toward the Kasteel, stopping by Japan for some sushi and green tea.  Back on the lawn, gather bravado with a pretzel and beer in Germany, then cross to the Netherlands to test your strength at the strong “man” contest and nibble some “kaas”.  The United States awaits with a sugar rush to get you over the afternoon siesta slump at their candy store.  Rest and digest on the lawn or play some games behind the Kasteel.

Are you more nature or more techy?  At 14:00, return to the Kasteel and decide to join the Ikebana demonstration inside or check out the STEM tent to see electronic skateboard demonstrations and what current students have been doing in the 3-D lab.   Nearby the exotic scents of Morocco will entice you, taste some nostalgia with “frietjes” at the Belgian booth and grab dessert with the now famous Hungarian funnel cake stand.

Head back to the Alumni booth to collect your AIS memorabilia mug and finish the day with your fellow alumni. Catch the final cooking demo of the day – an enormous Spanish paella will be simmering in the Bistro!  Along the journey, you will find many booths are selling for take away- you’re covered for dinner and late night snacks!  Vegetarians and carnivores will all leave satisfied, and no worries, AIS is nut free.

Thanks for joining in this last event of the 50th year Anniversary celebration. We hope to see you again in 2020!!

CHILDREN’S ITINERARY

Welcome to International Day!

Have you ever visited China? Or the USA? Or Lebanon?  Today is all about exploring countries that you may never have been to, sampling food and playing games with toys from across the world! New adventures await! Treasure hunt your way across campus and see how many new things you can discover.

Have you ever eaten a bacon, egg and cheese bagel?  A yummy treat from Canada will fill your tummy and give you energy to start a day of fun and exploration.

Did you dress in your National costume today?  Progress to the playground at 9:45 to join Miss Sylvie and collect your “international little person” that you will carry in the Parade of Nations. Bring along hand held flags if you have them.  At the steps of the Kasteel wait to see our special guest, Pepper, with Mr. Koini. I wonder what she will say?

When you hear the drums, join the gang and parade over to the Old Gym to dance and sing the school song before watching the Time Capsule being opened. What treasures did students twenty years ago put in the chest for you to find?

In the Old Gym, wander around. Discover “blini” (mini pancakes) in Russia, sip mango milkshakes in India, and consume a delicious crepe from France while across the border, you watch how traditional Chinese dumplings are made. At 11:00 head to the United Kingdom where a balloon sculptor will make a special gift just for you. Get your picture taken with the Queen of England, then take a stop in Kenya to find out what a mandazi is and finish in Scandinavia where a mini lego land awaits. Enjoy playing with your friends or relax in a bean bag and listen to a real Russian band on stage from 13:00-14:00.

The sun may be shining so get outside to the Games area!  A bouncy castle, doughnut challenge, lollipop tree and face painting are just part of the fun.  Don’t miss your chance to throw a sponge at Mr. Koini or some brave teachers. On your way, visit Germany for a pretzel and nibble some “kaas” and “stroopwafels” in the Netherlands. Plenty of games around if you just explore!

Do you like science and technology?  If not, you will!  Come to the Kasteel plaza at 14:00 and watch robots race and fellow students demo their electronic skateboards.  And in the games area you and see what you can create with a team of scientists in the STEM tent.

On the lawn the USA takes you out to the ballgame with cornbread and slushies in blue and red. And if that’s not enough, grab a bag and fill up on sweet treats at the candy store.

With lots of energy to burn, grab some friends and head to the Games area to join a human size foosball match!  Work up an appetite for dinner in Morocco, “frietjes” in Belgium and for dessert, funnel cakes from Hungary!  At the end of the day, share your adventures with your family and start planning your next holiday to your favorite country that you discovered today!