Athletics and Activities Blog

April 7 2023,
Athletics and Activities

Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chinthes,
Last week was a first for ISY in athletics. On Saturday ISY had three mixed touch rugby teams playing in the same tournament. ISY had an elementary school team and two high school teams. Please read below for more details on how these teams played.
The Thingyan holiday is next week and this will affect our facility availability. Please read the “Facilities” section below for all the opening and closing times for our ISY facilities.
This week is the last week for after school activities.

Elementary School Athletics 

Last Saturday ISY entered their first ever elementary school touch rugby team into a tournament. Touch rugby has been played at SEASAC competitions in the high school for some years now and has featured as an after school activity for the last two years. However, this is the first time ISY has had an official team in the elementary school.
The team was a mixed team and played three games. All their games were fast, fun and filled with challenges that the young athletes met with determination.
Well done to all our ISY elementary school athletes.

High School Athletics

Touch Rugby

Last Saturday ISY was able to enter two high school touch rugby teams into a local tournament. Touch rugby has been played at SEASAC competitions in the high school for some years now and has featured as an after school activity for the last two years. However, this is the first time ISY has had an official mixed team, let alone two teams!
The teams played several games throughout the day. They played with speed, determination and a willingness to learn and do the best they can. One of our teams ended up making the final!
Although we did come second place, the day was not about placings but strengthening touch rugby as a sport at ISY and Yangon. All the athletes should be proud of their efforts in representing ISY, the ISY Way and themselves.


On Thursday and Friday last week, the ISY badminton team played in a city wide tournament with many other schools in Yangon. This was not a team event so our athletes were competing in singles and doubles competitions.
Although all our athletes represented ISY with pride and achieved success, these students won some final placings:

3rd Girls Singles, Maggie Class of 25 
2nd Boys Doubles, Alex and Chris Class of 27 
1st Girls Doubles, Phu Phu Class of 27 and Grace Class of 23 

Well done to these athletes and to all our badminton players that competed in this tournament.

After School Activities

This week is the last week of after school activities for this session and the school year. The last day is today, 7th of April. The variety and range of activities for this session has been even better than the last. I am looking forward to the new school year to introduce the next session of after school activities.

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.

Facility Schedules

The facilities schedule will change slightly for the Thingyan holiday.
The pool will be closed on the 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th of April.
The pool will be open from 8-12 on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April.
The gym will be closed for the Thingyan Holiday.
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**

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.