Athletics and Activities Blog

May 17, 2024
Athletics and Activities

Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chinthes,

This week the ISY community were treated to a wonderful concert organized by the Myanmar Children Health Project (MCHP) which is a student run Service Learning Group at ISY. The concert was on Thursday evening and raised funds to help vaccinate children from hepatitis B. Please read below for more details.
Tomorrow will be a busy day on the ISY campus. ISY will play host to the Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) high school badminton tournament. ISY will also host the YAC swimming competition. If you would like to support our Chinthes, badminton will start at 8:30 AM in the ISY gym and swimming will start at 9:00 AM in the ISY pool.
Go Chinthes!!

Upcoming Athletic Events and Practices

YAC Swim Meet

YAC Whole School swim meet, May 18, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, at ISY pool

High School Events

Badminton Girls and Boys YAC Championship, May 18 at ISY

Tri-Sports Football, May 25 at South Dagon Field

Tri-Sports basketball, May 30 at M5 Sports Complex

Tri-Sports Volleyball, May 31 at M5 Sports Complex

Practice Times

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 Sports Group

    The Community Sports Group has started the ISY Football Mini-league. The first games were successfully held on Wednesday with the second round today (Friday). This is a very popular tournament and from what I hear from the first round of games it will continue to be a popular tournament for this year and for years to come!

    For more information on the tournament and the Community Sports Group please follow this link to their website.

      Beats and Bites

      Beats and Bites

      On Thursday evening the students of the Myanmar Children Health Project (MCHP) Service Learning Group organized a concert to help raise funds to vaccinate children from hepatitis B. As well as planning and preparing the concert many of the members of MCHP performed. Also performing were the elementary, middle and high school choir.
      Everyone involved in the show did a fantastic job. I would like to commend all those performers that got up on stage in a choir, small ensemble and especially those that performed as a solo act. Doing something like that needs courage, confidence and commitment. Also thanks goes to Ms. Bekka for helping to oversee the whole project.
      I would keep an eye out for the next one if I were you.

      High School Athletic

      The next high school event is the Yangon Athletics Conference badminton tournament. This tournament will be hosted by ISY. It will be played on May 18. 

      After School Activities 

      After school activities have finished for the year however there are some groups that are continuing for a little longer. You should have received information if your child’s group is continuing for longer.

      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

      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

      The ISY campus will be closed for a school event on Friday, May 17 from 4:00 PM. The campus will reopen the following day.

      There is a holiday on May 22. The pool and gym will be closed for this day.

      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-6:00PM

      (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 3:00-6 PM
      Wednesday 5-6 PM
      Thursday 3:00-6 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