Athletics and Activities Blog

March 31 2023,
Athletics and Activities

Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chitnhes,

Next week will be the last week to register your interest in the ISY Chinthe Summer Fun program. Please see below for more information and how to sign up.
Last Friday was a big night for our middle school football team and high school basketball teams. For all the action please continue reading below for all the highs and lows of these matches.
Next week will be the final week for after school activities. There will be no after school activities after the Thingyan break.

Chinthe Summer Fun

For a full list of the details and activities, please see this program document.  To register your interest, please fill out this form.

Upcoming Athletics

Elementary School Touch Rugby

Saturday 1st, April: Kids touch rugby tournament @ British School Yangon

High School Touch Rugby

Saturday 1st, April: Youth touch rugby tournament @ British School Yangon

Elementary School Athletics 

Tomorrow, a team of elementary school students will be playing in their first touch rugby tournament. Touch rugby is an exciting, fast paced sport that is growing in Yangon and at ISY. Our secondary school will also have two teams in the youth division of the tournament.
Touch rugby is a SEASAC sport and ISY has entered teams in the SEASAC tournaments for many years now. It is great to see that depth in the sport is starting to grow with our elementary and secondary school teams.
Good luck on Saturday!

Middle School Athletics 

Last week, on Thursday and Friday, our boys middle school football team participated in their end of season tournament. The boys started out with two good wins on Thursday which set up an effective “final” with the ILBC International School. This would be an interesting match because both teams have scored wins over the other during the season.
I believe that sport is the best drama and this match would prove that. ISY had the run of possession and produced many chances. These were missed, saved or bounced off the crossbar, and on any other night they might have all gone in, however, ISY were only able to convert one of their chances. ILBC on the other hand had three chances and were able to convert all of them. The match would end with ISY losing 1-3.
Our boys can hold their heads high and be proud of their efforts and their season.
Well done boys!

High School Athletics 

On Friday night the finals of the Yangon Athletic Conference girls and boys basketball league were held at ISY. After a close loss to eventual winners, International School Myanmar (ISM), our girls were playing off for 3rd and 4th place. After a good win over ILBC International School, our boys were playing for the championship title.
Our girls made their customary slow start to the match, however, this would be short lived as our ISY girls started to share the scoring and quickly leveled the scores. The girls would then lead for the rest of the game and run out comfortable winners. This was also a chance to celebrate our grade 12 athletes and it was great that they were able to finish the match on court with each other. ISY girls won 3rd place.
Our boys came into this game unbeaten in the YAC league so far and wanted to finish the season in style. They would be playing ISM boys. Although ISM put a lot of effort into this match they were outclassed by our ISY boys. ISY boys were also able to run out comfortable winners and win the championship.
Well done to our girls and boys basketball players!

Touch Rugby
This Saturday ISY will enter two mixed gender touch rugby teams into a local tournament held at the British School Yangon. This will be a first for ISY. Although ISY has entered a girls touch rugby team into the SEASAC tournament for a number of years now, this will be the first time we have mixed teams. With another elementary school team entered in the kids section this means ISY has three touch rugby teams entered this weekend.
Good luck to all out touch rugby athletes.

On the back of our recent SEASAC success ISY will have a girls and boys team competing in the Yangon City Wide Badminton Tournament this week. The tournament started on Thursday afternoon and will finish today, Friday afternoon. Badminton is a traditionally strong sport at ISY so it will be a good test for our athletes who will be playing against many different athletes from around Yangon.
The best of luck to our team.

SEASAC Badminton Action

SEASAC Softball Action

After School Activities

Next week will be the last week of after school activities for this session and the school year. The last day will be the 7th of April. The variety and range of activities for this session has been even better than the last. I am looking forward to the new school year to introduce the next session of after school activities.

Community Activities

Zumba classes are on every Tuesday in room 200W. These classes are fun and an easy way to get moving. There is a supportive group of community members attending that will make you feel welcome. The cost is 15,000MMK for each person for each class. You simply pay the instructor.

What: Zumba
Where: 200W (Above the fitness room)
When: 4:00-5:00 every Tuesday
Cost: 15,000 MMK per person per class
Why: For fitness and fun!

Myanmar Diving Academy ISY Offer

The offers contained in the document linked below will be taking place at the Ngapali Beach area during the Thingyan Break (9th – 23rd April 2023). Bookings must be made before 12th March.

Offer Details

Swim Team

The swimming team will continue their training. The secondary school team trains on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the elementary school team trains on Monday and Friday.

Facility Schedules

The facilities schedule will change slightly for the Thingyan holiday.
The pool will be closed on the 13th, 14th, 15th and 17th of April.
The pool will be open from 8-12 on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April.
The gym will be closed for the Thingyan Holiday.
All other schedules will remain the same.

All facilities are open as normal for next week.

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.