KIST comes alive each year towards the end of October with a colorful celebration that is the result of weeks of careful planning by our entire school community - parents, staff and students.

KISTival, the annual school festival, is the largest and most important fundraising activity held during the school year. Several thousand visitors pass through the gate each year into a fantastic world of witches, ghosts, Halloween pumpkins and a host of other amazing characters. Visitors enjoy a range of multicultural foods at the world food court as well as shops and bazaars, a games arcade; live entertainment with performances by students, staff, parents and special guests; and the always popular grand raffle with amazing prizes, in addition to activities such as face painting and nail art. A costume competition is also held and prizes are awarded in various categories.

Money raised from KISTival is put toward the purchase of learning materials that benefit all students in the school such as library resources, computers; art and science supplies, musical instruments pr sporting equipment, or it is put towards specific projects aimed at improving the general learning environment or school facilities. Because of this, the entire school community works very hard to ensure the festival's success in order to raise as much money as possible. For this reason, to ensure that all families contribute as equally as possible, participation is compulsory for all families through assistance with pre-festival preparations and on-the-day attendance and booth support. In fairness to all families, those unable to assist prior to or on the day of the festival are asked to make a monetary donation in lieu of participation.

The festival is open to all families and friends of KIST as well as members of the general public. A small admission fee is charged to cover the cost of garbage disposal on the day.

KISTival trivia!

  • The name "KISTival" was introduced in 2010. Prior to this, the event was referred to simply as the "School Festival" (with the exception of 2009 when it was called "K. Festa").
  • A school festival has been held every year since the school's founding. In 2017, however, a special event called "K.20 Celebration" was held in place of KISTival to commemorate the school's 20th anniversary. 

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Flea Market



Facepaint and Nails

Face and nail painting



Food and drinks


View From Above

View from above