Athletics and Activities Blog

April 28 2023,
Athletics and Activities

Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chinthes,

Last weekend ISY co-hosted the tri-sports tournament. This tournament is played over three sports, volleyball, football and basketball. Continue reading to see how our ISY teams performed.
For two days next week ISY will be closed for holidays, Monday and Wednesday. Please read below how this affects the ISY facility schedule.

Upcoming Athletics 

    MS Badminton Saturday May 6th @ International School Myanmar

    High School Athletics

    During the weekend ISY had three teams entered into the tri-sports tournament, one girls and two boys teams. This tournament is played over three sports but teams only have a roster of up to twelve players for all the sports. This means the athletes need to be multi skilled and fit.
    The tournament started with volleyball at International School Myanmar on Saturday morning, football at South Dagon field on Sunday morning and finally basketball on Sunday afternoon at ISY. This proved to be a long and challenging weekend for our athletes but also fun. This weekend also gave our seniors a chance to represent ISY and play with their mates one last time.
    The girls team fought hard all weekend and gave a good showing in all the sports. They especially played well in basketball on the final afternoon. The girls would win the basketball but ended up finishing second on the tri-sports table. Well done girls!
    ISY had two boys teams in the tournament. One team was made up of seniors and the other team was from lower grades. Both teams played very well over the tournament. So well in fact that it came down to the last game of basketball that ultimately decided the winners. Our ISY lower grades team would end up second and our seniors team would be the 2023 winners. Well done to both boys teams.
    This weekend was tough on our young athletes and challenged them. They were tired and sore by the end of it. However, our ISY athletes showed what it means to represent ISY and they played hard and did their best right till the final siren on Sunday evening. All our representatives should be proud of themselves.

    Facility Schedules

    May the 1st and 3rd there are public holidays. This will affect some facilities at ISY.
    On May the 1st and 3rd the pool and inside gym (basketball courts) will be closed. All other areas will remain open as normal.

    All other schedules will remain the same.

    Please remember that to use any of ISY’s facilities you must fill out the booking form.

    Tennis Court

    Weekdays 2:30-6:00PM

    Weekends 8:00AM-5:00PM

    (Middle and elementary school students need to be accompanied by an adult)

    Swimming Pool
    Open 6 – 7:30 AM Monday – Friday
    Monday 5-6 PM
    Tuesday 3:30-6 PM
    Wednesday 5-6 PM
    Thursday 3:30-6 PM
    Friday 5-6 PM
    Open Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM
    Closed Sunday
    (Please note to use the Swimming Pool you must book your place)

    Fitness/Weights Room
    Closed 7 AM – 2:30 PM (School hours)
    24 hours (Please note to use the Weights/Fitness Room you must book your place)

    **Please note** The Fitness/Weights Room is busy with a lot of equipment in it. Could all users please tidy up after themselves. This means wiping down equipment after using them and returning all weights and moveable equipment back to its correct place. This will make for a much more pleasant experience for everyone!

    HS students may use the Fitness/weights Weights Room unsupervised.
    MS students may use the Fitness/Weights Room only with adult supervision.
    ES students are not allowed in the Fitness/Weights Room.

    Outdoor Areas
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3:30 – 6 PM
    The Field
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the field will be used until 5:30 for ISY sports teams practice.

    (Please note that to use the Outdoor Spaces you must book your place)
    8 AM – 6 PM
    **These times may change once more sports start up at ISY**

    Community Activities

    Zumba classes are on every Tuesday in room 200W. These classes are fun and an easy way to get moving. There is a supportive group of community members attending that will make you feel welcome. The cost is 15,000MMK for each person for each class. You simply pay the instructor.

    What: Zumba
    Where: 200W (Above the fitness room)
    When: 4:00-5:00 every Tuesday
    Cost: 15,000 MMK per person per class
    Why: For fitness and fun!

    Swim Team

    The swimming team will continue their training. The secondary school team trains on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the elementary school team trains on Monday and Friday.

    Questions or More Information

    As always, if you have any questions about what is in this blog or anything else that you may think of related to activities or athletics please feel free to contact me at:

    Kindest regards,

    Mr. Jonathan O’Sullivan

    The International School Yangon
    20 Shwe Taungyar Street
    Bahan Township
    Yangon, Myanmar

    +95 (0) 9 880 441 040


    The 5th Annual ISY Fundraising Gala is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the PARKROYAL Hotel Yangon and will be in their Yadanar Ballroom starting from 6:00 pm. The theme will be The Garden of Hope. The Gala supports and links to ISY’s strategic theme of Sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please see this linked sponsorship document with the sponsorship packages and form. Any questions regarding sponsorship should be directed towards our Advancement Associate, May Su Yadana Bo ( or +95 9 880 441 040, +95 9 964 210 248. You can also see further details about ticket purchases for the event on our ISY Gala webpage and Facebook Event page.