Athletics and Activities Blog
January 13 2023,
Athletics and Activities
Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chinthes,

Happy New Year for 2023!
I am pleased to inform you all that we have a new tennis court on the top of the SAS building. Please see below how you can make a booking to use this excellent new facility.
We have well and truly started our next season of athletics at ISY. Our high school and middle school students are busy practicing football, touch rugby, tennis, and basketball. Continue reading for more information about upcoming matches.

Upcoming Athletics

Middle School Football

Wednesday 2:40-3:25 PM: Training for boys and girls
Friday 3:10-3:55 PM: Training for boys and girls
Friday 27th, January: Girls and boys Vs Yangon International School @ ISY

High School Basketball

Tuesday 17th, January: Girls and boys Vs ILBC International School @ ILBC
Tuesday 24th, January: Girls and boys Vs ILBC International School @ ISY

Tennis Court

The tennis court is located at the top of the West side of the SAS building. This facility is for all ISY community members to use. To use this facility you will need to make a booking using the ISY Facilities booking form. The tennis court will be available all day Saturday and Sunday and after 2:30PM on school days. For safety, elementary and middle school students will need to be accompanied by an adult to use the court.
The court will be available to book from tomorrow, the 14th of January.

After School Activities: ASA

On the 20th of January all parents will be sent information on the new session of After School Activities. This information will have everything you need to know about all the new and returning after school activities.
The process will be much the same as last time with one very important change. This time, on the first day of sign-ups, students will only be able to sign-up to two activities. On the next day of sign-ups students will have no restrictions on how many ASAs to choose.

Days, Dates and Actions:
Monday the 23rd, at 7:00PM the sign-up system will be opened for two ASAs per student.
On Tuesday the 24th at 7:00PM, the sign-up system will be opened for any more
ASAs that a student would like.
On Wednesday the 25th at 7:00PM the signup system will close.
On Thursday after 5:00PM parents will be able to access Power School and view their child(ren)’s after school activities schedule.

Middle School (MS) Athletics

Football has started for middle school students. Just like the other middle school sports, everyone is welcome to come and play. Training is on Wednesday at 2:40-3:25PM and Friday at 3:10-3:55PM. It is not too late to join. From the players that attend trainings there will be boys and girls football teams selected to play the other Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) schools. The first YAC game will be on the 27th of January against Yangon International School.

High School (HS) Athletics

After a relaxing three week break high school athletics is back up and running! ISY’s tennis, basketball and touch rugby teams are training hard for the upcoming South East Asian Sports and Activities Conference (SEASAC) events.
Our girls and boys basketball teams have their first Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) match on Tuesday. Our teams will travel to ILBC International School to play their respective teams. This should be a good indication of how our teams are coming together. Please read next week’s athletic blog for a report on these games.

Swim Team

The swimming team will continue their training this new year. The secondary school team trains on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the elementary school team trains on Monday and Friday.
It is not too late to try out for the swim team. If a student is interested they can talk to Coach Chu Chu and arrange a trial swim. All competent swimmers are welcome.

Facility Schedules

The facilities schedule has returned to normal after the December break.
Please remember that if you want to use the new tennis court you must make a booking.

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