Athletics and Activities Blog

May 19 2023,
Athletics and Activities

Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Dear Chinthes,

There has been a flurry of athletic activity over the last couple of weeks and next week there will be some more to look forward to. Two weeks ago our middle school badminton team played in the annual Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) middle school tournament. Today and tomorrow it is our high school badminton players that will have their chance in the high school YAC badminton tournament.
Elementary school sports will be in focus for the next two weeks. This week a group of grade 9 students have organized a football tournament for the ISY elementary school students. Next week it is the basketball players’ turn to have their tournament on Tuesday. Finally, on Friday evening our grade 3-8 swimmers will be in action when ISY hosts a friendly swim meet.
For more information on all these events, please continue reading below.
Next week there will be some changes to the facilities schedule. Most noticeably, the campus will be closed on Thursday afternoon/evening for an event. Please read the Facilities Schedule section below for more details.

Upcoming Athletics 

    High School

    HS Girls Badminton Friday May 19th @ ISY 4:30pm-6:30pm
    HS Boys Badminton Saturday May 20th @ ISY 8:00am -10:30am

    Middle School

    Grade 3-8 Friendly Swim Meet May 26th @ ISY 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Elementary School

    ES Internal Footbal Tournament Finals May 19th @ ISY 2:45pm-4:30pm
    Grade 3-8 Friendly Swim Meet May 26th @ ISY 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Elementary School Athletics

    This week the elementary school football players were able to play in an ISY internal tournament. This was organized by a group of grade 9 students. The young athletes played their pool matches on Wednesday afternoon. On Friday, today, the finals will be played.
    Next week’s blog will have more information on how the tournament went.

    Next week it will be the elementary school basketball players’ turn. ISY will host Yangon International School at the ISY gym. We will play a series of games between the schools. These games should be a fun way to introduce team basketball to our younger athletes.

    Also next week, there is a swim meet on Friday evening for grade 3-8. This will be a great way to end the school year and look forward to next year with even more mets. There will be teams from British School Yangon (BSY), Network International School, ILBC International School and Yangon International School (YIS). The meet will run from 4:00 till 7:00. Supporters are most welcome.

    Middle School Athletics

    On the 6th of May our middle school badminton team traveled to International School Myanmar to play the YAC middle school badminton tournament. There were some challenges through the day but our ISY athletes showed The ISY Way by being resilient and competing to the best of their abilities.
    Here are some of the notable performances from some of our Chinthes:
    Ty G8, boys singles 4th place
    Wilson G7 and Jack G8, boys doubles 3rd place
    Lei Lei G8, girls singles 2nd place
    Yoon Yoon G6, girls singles 1st place

    Next week, there is a swim meet on Friday evening for grades 3-8. This will be a great way to end the school year and look forward to next year with even more mets. There will be teams from British School Yangon (BSY), Network International School, ILBC International School and Yangon International School (YIS). The meet will run from 4:00 till 7:00. Supporters are most welcome.

    High School Athletics

    Today and tomorrow, ISY will host the last YAC event for the school year. It is now a chance for our high school badminton team to showcase their skills. Today, the girls’ team will play. The matches will start at 4:30pm and the tournament will follow the SEASAC format.
    On Saturday, starting at 8:00am, the boys’ team will play their tournament. Their matches will follow the same format as the girls’ tournament.
    Good luck to all our badminton athletes this weekend.

    Our high school touch teams will play their last games next week. They have been training hard since December and will show their skills in a final tournament. The schools that will attend will be Network International School, Victory School and ILBC International School.
    We wish them all the best.

    Swim Team

    There will be a swimming meet next week on the 26th of May. This meet will be for swim team members from grades 3-8. Swim team members will be required to start their warmups at 3:00. Swimmers should make their way to the pool by 3:00 and then follow their coaches directions. The swim meet will end at approximately 7:00pm.

    Facility Schedules

    Next week the campus will be closed on Thursday the 25th of May from 4:00pm.
    There will be a high school touch rugby tournament on the field on the 24th. This means the field will not be able to be used between 4:00 and 7:00pm.

    All other schedules will remain the same.

    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
    Mornings
    Open 6 – 7:30 AM Monday – Friday
    Afternoons
    Monday 5-6 PM
    Tuesday 3:30-6 PM
    Wednesday 5-6 PM
    Thursday 3:30-6 PM
    Friday 5-6 PM
    Weekends
    Open Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM
    Closed Sunday
    (Please note to use the Swimming Pool you must book your place)

    Fitness/Weights Room
    Weekdays
    Closed 7 AM – 2:30 PM (School hours)
    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.

    Outdoor Areas
    Weekdays
    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)
    Weekends
    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:

    josullivan@isyedu.org

    Kindest regards,

    Mr. Jonathan O’Sullivan

    The International School Yangon
    20 Shwe Taungyar Street
    Bahan Township
    Yangon, Myanmar

    +95 (0) 9 880 441 040

    office@isyedu.org

    FUNDRAISING GALA

    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 (mbo@isyedu.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.