Athletics and Activities Blog

February 23, 2024
Athletics and Activities

Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chinthes,

Our high school basketball teams secured second place in the Yangon Athletic Conference league last night. Please read below to see how their matches went this week.

Our middle school boys football team had a match against the ILBC International School on Wednesday. With the grade 6 students away on Chinthe Expeditions the squad was severely depleted. However, in true ISY spirit they played hard right to the end. Please read below for the match report. 

Today, tomorrow and Sunday ISY is sending a sizable Yangon Model United Nations delegation to Yangon International School. Continue reading below for information and what this is and how MUN is becoming a mainstay at ISY.

YAC Girls Basketball

Upcoming Athletic Events and Practices

Middle School:

MS Football, March 6, 3:30 PM Vs ISM at ISY
MS Football, March 7, 3:30 PM Vs YIS at ISY

High School:

HS Basketball Girls Semifinal Feb. 27 ISY Vs YIS at ISY
HS Basketball Boys Semifinal Feb. 27 ISY Vs ILBC at ISY

HS Basketball Girls and Boys Finals Feb. 28 ISY Vs TBD at ISY

Practice Times

HS Softball:
Wednesday girls/boys 3:30-5:00 PM
Saturday girls/boys 9-11 AM (AREA club)

HS Touch Rugby
Tuesday 2:40-5:00 PM (ISY Field)
Thursday 3:30-5:30 PM (ISY Field)

HS Basketball:
Tuesday/Thursday girls/boys 3:30-5:30 PM (ISY Gym)
Saturday practices will be confirmed by your coaches

HS Badminton
Monday/Wednesday girls/boys 3:30-5:30 PM (ISY Gym)

ES Swim Team:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:20-3:20 PM

MS and HS Swim Team:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30-5:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 6:45-7:45 AM

    High School Athletics

    On Tuesday ISY traveled to the International School Myanmar for girls and boys high school basketball. On Thursday ISY hosted ILBC International School.
    On Tuesday, after a delay the boys played first. The game kicked off with both teams scoring one after the other, keeping things really close. Right up until the last 3 minutes, it was anybody’s game, with the scores super close – ISM even got ahead of ISY for a bit. But then, in those last few minutes, ISY just took off and ended up more than 10 points ahead. It was a really good, tight game where both teams gave it their all.

    On Thursday at ISY the boys played second this time. The game between ISY and ILBC was great and kicked off right on schedule. ISY got to play almost all our players, and everyone scored on the court. We won by a lot, and in the very last second of the game, Ty hit a 3-pointer right at the buzzer. It was an exciting game and a really good one before the final match.

    On Tuesday the ISY girls’ team had a hard time starting off to a slow start and could never quite catch the ISM team. But Thursday’s match up against ILBC was a real thriller with both teams trading the lead until the final minutes where the Chinthes defense prevented ILBC from scoring and the offense got a few key shots to drop for an excellent victory.

    YAC Boys Basketball

    Middle School Athletics 

    On Wednesday our boys middle school football team played ILBC International School at South Dagon field. With several players sick and the Grade 6 students on their Chinth expedition this would always be a tough assignment for our young footballers. ISY performed valiantly, showing grit and determination until the final whistle. Unfortunately the odds were stacked against us and we would lose 0-3 in the end. The MVP for the day was Demir (Grade 7).

    Yangon Model United Nationas

    This year the Yangon Model United Nations will be held at Yangon International School.
    Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country. For example, a student may be assigned the United Kingdom and will have to solve global topics such as nuclear non-proliferation or climate change from the policies and perspectives of the United Kingdom.

    Our ISY students are traveling to YIS as delegates, chairs and note passes. ISY have students from grade 6 to 12 participating in this three day conference. The conference will start tonight, continue for a full day on Saturday and then a half day on Sunday. We wish the students well for the whole three days.

    After School Activities 

    Parents will be able to check their child(ren)’s ASA schedule on PowerSchool. They will also be able to check where and when the ASAs will be and who is the ASA supervisor. This information will be automatically updated as changes are made to the students’ ASA schedules.

    The times for ASAs are as follows:

    Elementary school ASA 2:20 – 3:05 PM
    Middle and high school ASA 2:40-3:25 PM

    SEASAC Information

    What is SEASAC?
    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.

    SEASAC Dates:
    SEASAC MUN @ NIST, March 1, 2, and 3
    SEASAC Softball @ BPS, March 22, 23 and 24
    SEASAC Badminton @ UWCE, March 22, 23 and 24
    SEASAC Music @ UWCE, March 15, 16 and 17


    Swim Team

    Here are the training times for our elementary, middle and high school swim teams.

    ES Swim Team:
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:20-3:20 PM

    MS and HS Swim Team:
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30-5:00 PM
    Tuesday and Thursday 6:45-7:45 AM

    Community Sport

    Every Saturday a group of ISY community plays badminton and pickleball in the ISY gym. This is from 3:00-5:00 PM. 

    If you are interested in playing either of these community sports please come along at the given day and time and you will be welcomed.


    ISY Sports Broadcasting

    Last year a sports broadcasting club was started at ISY. They were able to cover some of our high school basketball games with great success. They produced a very professionally polished product.
    This year they will cover our high school athletics for the whole year. If you are interested in this please follow the link below and this will lead you to the group’s Youtube page. So far the group has covered two high school volleyball games and some of the high school basketball games from last year.

    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 and be a member of the ISY community. No people outside of the ISY community will be given access to ISY without previous permission. 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
    Open 6:30 – 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
    Monday, 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