Athletics and Activities Blog

August 25 2023,
Athletics and Activities

Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chinthes,

The first full week of school has been completed. It has been a full week of high school athletics as some of our teams have started practicing with some middle school teams starting next week. Swim tryouts were held this week and another trial day will be next week. Please read below for high school and middle school athletics and swim team information. Also, please look at our new SEASAC (Southeast Asian Student Activities Conference) section for any dates and information around SEASAC.
Another important part of school life here at ISY is after school activities (ASAs). ASAs give all our students an opportunity to experience service learning opportunities as well as different cultural and sports activities.
ASAs will start next week. Please read the ASA section below for more information about ASA times, days and places.

After School Activities 

On Monday 28th August, the first session of After School Activities will begin. You may check the confirmed After School Activities lists students have successfully registered for in PowerSchool. Elementary School students will meet after school outside the Elementary School main building and their ASA instructors will pick them up from there. All Secondary Students should note the location of their ASA and go directly there for a 2:40 start.

ASA Times:

Elementary school ASAs 2:25-3:05

Middle and high school ASAs 2:40-3:25

Upcoming Athletic Events

Middle school:

Girls and Boys basketball practice Wednesday and Friday at 3:30 @ ISY Gym

High School:

Girls and Boys Volleyball Tuesday 29th, 3:30@ Yangon International School

    Elementary School Athletics

    Make up swim team trials will be held next week. Please read below in “Swim Team” for information on how to sign up and what is expected of swimmers.

    Middle School Athletics

    The Yangon Citywide Invitational Table Tennis Tournament will be held on the 9th of September at Yangon International School. Signup sheets will be placed outside the gym main doors Monday next week. Please look out for these and add your name if you are interested in representing ISY at this tournament.
    Middle school basketball season is upon us! All students wishing to play basketball should add their names to the signup sheets outside the main gym doors. These will be taken down on Monday afternoon. Practice will start for all interested athletes on Wednesday, 30th at 3:30-4:30 and Friday, 2nd at 3:30-4:30.
    There will be some games against other schools and teams will be selected for these games. However, everyone is welcome to join practices.
    If there are any middle school swim team members that would like to play basketball please talk to your swim and basketball coaches about a compromised practice schedule.

    Make up swim team trials will be held next week. Please read below in “Swim Team” for information on how to sign up and what is expected of swimmers.

    High School Athletics

    The Yangon Citywide Invitational Table Tennis Tournament will be held on the 9th September at Yangon International School. Signup sheets will be placed outside the gym main doors on Monday next week. Please look out for these and add your name if you are interested in representing ISY at this tournament.
    Trials have concluded for high school volleyball this week. Successful athletes should be informed shortly by the respective coaches. The first game for the High School girls and boys teams will be against Yangon International School on Tuesday, 29th August, starting at approximately 3:45 PM. All supporters are welcome.
    Football trials have also started for the boys High School team and fitness and skills training have started for the girls. There are some good skills that were worked on last year and these are coming through this year as well. This season should be promising for ISY football.
    Make up swim team trials will be held next week. Please read below in “Swim Team” for information on how to sign up and what is expected of swimmers.

    SEASAC Information

    The Southeast Asian Student Activities Conference is the athletics and activities conference that ISY belongs to outside of Myanmar. Each year ISY sends students to athletic, Model United Nations conferences and arts festivals. These events are a very valuable opportunity for our students to connect with other like minded students across Southeast Asia. This section in the Athletics and Activities blog will outline some of the important information and general happenings around SEASAC events.
    Volleyball and football teams have started their trials/training for the upcoming SEASAC season. The students are looking forward to the chance of representing ISY internationally. Over the next two months these young athletes will be showing discipline when training with their respective teams.
    SEASAC golf and SEASAC cross country signup sheets have been taken down. If you still would like to sign up for either of these two teams it is not too late.
    Note, golf and cross country do not conflict with volleyball or football.

    SEASAC Dates:
    SEASAC Football @ British School Jakarta, November 3, 4, 5
    SEASAC Volleyball @ NIST, Bangkok, November 3, 4, 5
    SEASAC Golf @ Bangkok Patana School, November 22, 23, 24
    SEASAC Cross Country @ Garden International School, Singapore, November 24, 25

    Swim Team

    Swim trials were held at the beginning of this week. There will be trials for those that missed out next week on Monday the 28th immediately after school. Please contact the Athletics Office for more information on the swim team trials.
    Successful trialists will be informed by email after the trials have finished.

    Facility Schedules

    ISY facilities are open and ready to be enjoyed by the ISY community. You will be able to see below the available times to different facilities.
    Please note, to use ISY facilities you MUST use this booking form. This form also includes a liability waver.

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

    Fitness/Weights Room
    Weekdays
    Closed 7 AM – 2:30 PM (School hours)
    Weekends
    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
    Weekdays
    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)
    Weekends
    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:

    josullivan@isyedu.org

    Kindest regards,

    Mr. Jonathan O’Sullivan

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

    +95 (0) 9 880 441 040

    office@isyedu.org

    FUNDRAISING GALA

    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 (mbo@isyedu.org) 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.