June 9 2023,
Athletics and Activities
We have finished the school year. The first full year of athletics and activities in four years! This year has had its ups and downs, but on the whole, this year was a success for our students in athletics and activities. This year we were able to have regular competition on the sports fields, pool and courts. All our divisions had a chance to represent ISY in various different sports. Our activities program was the most diverse it has been in a long time including activities like STEM, gymnastics, touch rugby, rock climbing, a host of service learning activities and even SCUBA diving. Our students were able to try new and interesting activities and maybe start a lifelong love of a new hobby or sport.
This year was the first full year of a normal school life with more to come next year!
I want to take this opportunity to thank all the students, coaches, teachers and parents for your commitment to the athletics and activities program this year. There were some bumps in the road but with everyone coming together we showed the ISY spirit and made this year a success!
Elementary School Athletics
This year elementary school students were able to experience many sports through our after school activities program. There were also a number of tournaments that were held around Yangon. Football was the most popular activity, with three tournaments throughout the year. ISY had its first elementary school touch rugby team this year. We will be looking for more touch rugby to be played next year. We also invited Yangon International School for a basketball match recently where two teams were able to play.
This school year was a taster for what is planned for next year. There are already plans for many more sports events for our young elementary school athletes next year.
Middle School Athletics
This year the middle school athletes were able to enjoy a full year of Yangon Athletic League (YAC) athletics. We started the year with basketball, moved onto volleyball, then football and finished the year with badminton. Just being able to offer these sports as an option for our students was such a great feeling.
Next year there is a full schedule of middle school YAC athletics and tournaments planned. Next year will be even better than this year!
High School Athletics
This year was an even more exciting year for our high school athletes. This year we got to go to SEASAC! ISY competed in volleyball, basketball, touch rugby, badminton, tennis, softball, swimming and badminton at the SEASAC level this year. Next year it is the goal to send even more ISY athletes to experience what it is like to travel and compete overseas and make new, strong connections with other young people.
This year also saw a full year of Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) competition. The competitions were in volleyball, basketball, football and badminton. Our students were given the opportunity to compete against other students from around yangon.
There was also a first for ISY this year. This year, building on the success of our girls touch rugby team, we had our first boys touch rugby team. I am sure there will be more to come next year.
This year we were also able to send a Model United Nations team to SEASAC as well. MUN is an important part of our school and the ideals of MUN fit in nicely with our school’s ethos. ISY also successfully hosted the Yangon MUN. This is another event on the long list of things that has not been able to happen over the last few years. The MUN program will be even stronger next year with more opportunities for our students.
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.
Weekdays and Weekends 8:00AM-5:00PM
(Middle and elementary school students need to be accompanied by an adult)
Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM
(Please note to use the Swimming Pool you must book your place)
Weekdays and 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.
Weekdays and Weekends
8 AM – 6 PM
(Please note that to use the Outdoor Spaces you must book your place)
**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:
Mr. Jonathan O’Sullivan
The International School Yangon
20 Shwe Taungyar Street
+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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.