Athletics and Activities Blog

June 2 2023,
Athletics and Activities

Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chinthes,

The term, ‘winding down’ does not seem to be in the ISY vocabulary. This week there were many events in the ISY calendar and athletics were among them.
On Friday, ISY hosted the ISY Friendly Swim Meet with ILBC International School, Network International School and Yangon International School. Then on Saturday, ISY had two elementary school teams in a football tournament at the 3M field. Please continue reading for updates on these athletics.
With the summer holidays starting soon some of the facilities schedule will be slightly changed. Please read below for all the information on how the facilities schedule changing may affect you.
Finally, ISY has some of the best facilities in Yangon and as ISY community members you are all welcome to come and use these facilities within the scheduled time. I would just like to remind you of two things. One, is that before you use any ISY facility you must fill out the Facilities Signup Form. The second is that our facilities are for the ISY community. Private coaches will not be granted access to the campus.

Elementary School Athletics

Elementary sport was in action last week with two events featuring our younger athletes. First was the Friendly Swim Meet hosted by ISY and the second was a football tournament on Saturday at 3M field.
For a recap on the swim meet please read the “Swim Team” section of this blog.
On Saturday, ISY entered two elementary school teams into the 3M football tournament. It was a hot day but an enjoyable one. Both teams played many games and all the players had a good amount of playing time on the field. The day was topped off with medals and certificates.
This was a good day for all.

Middle School Athletics

For a recap on the swim meet please read the “Swim Team” section of this blog.

Swim Team

Friday after school ISY hosted the ISY Friendly Swim meet. Attending were ILBC International School, Network International School and Yangon International School. This was a chance for our young swimmers to experience what it was like to be in a swim meet. This meet was for grade 3-8 athletes.
Our swimmers went through their warmups and were ready for their races. Our swimmers got to experience the thrill and excitement of being called for their race. They felt the nerves when they were sitting in the marshaling area waiting for their heat to be called. Then it is time to sit behind the starting blocks. Finally their race is called and it is time for them to feel the rush of competition when that whistle goes!
This was a great way to end the swimming year and to show what hard work our swimmers have put into their training this year. Next year we will have a full year of swimming so keep a lookout for more to come from our swim team.

The elementary school swim team will have their last training for the school year on Monday the 5th.
The middle and high school swim team will have their final training for the school year on Wednesday the 7th.

Facility Schedules

From June 10th the ISY facilities will move to our Summer schedule. This will not affect most of our facilities, however, the pool will be affected the most. From June 10th, Monday to Saturday, the pool will be open from 8 am – 12 pm. The pool will be closed from June 18 – 24 for lifeguard training. The pool will also be closed for July for maintenance. 

The pool and gym will be closed for all public holidays. All other facilities will open as normal for the Summer Break.

Please remember that private coaches are not allowed onto the ISY campus.

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.