Athletics and Activities Blog
November 16 2022,
Athletics and Activities
Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator
Dear Chinthes,

We are sad to hear the news that Coach Moe, our wonderful head swimming coach, will be leaving us at the end of December. Please see below for more details about the farewell party and some information about her very capable replacement.
Our high school football teams have just finished a very busy week. They played in the Yangon City Wide Football Tournament on Friday and Saturday, the teams then played games on Monday and Tuesday. Read on for how they performed in these events.
With our holidays this week and the ISY International Day on the 26th there will be some changes to the facility opening hours. Please continue reading for more details.

Upcoming Athletics

Middle School Volleyball:

Wednesday and Friday 3:30-4:30PM: Volleyball practice
Wednesday 23rd, November: Girls and boys game Vs International School Myanmar @ ISM 3:30 start

High School Football:

Tuesday 22nd, November 3:45-5:45 PM: Girls and boys Vs International School Myanmar (ISM) at ISY
Wednesday 24th, November 3:45-5:45 PM: Girls and boys Vs ISM at ISM


Middle School (MS) Athletics

The next game for our middle school volleyball teams will be on the 23rd of November. Our girls and boys teams will play the International School of Myanmar (ISM) at ISM. These games will start at approximately 3:40. The games will be played one after the other.

Photos by ‘Global’

High School Athletics

Our high school football teams have just finished a very busy week. They played in the Yangon City Wide Football Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Then, due to our tight Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) schedule, the teams then backed these efforts up with games on Monday and Tuesday.
The girls had a tough start to the tournament but were able to come out with a win! They beat the British School Yangon (BSY) 1-0. It is great to see the girls continuing to improve and show their skills. Unfortunately, the girls were not able to produce their best when it came to the playoffs and ended up 4th for the tournament, by losing a frustrating game to BSY.
Our boys played hard for the weekend and lost a close game in the semi-final. They ended up also coming 4th for the tournament.
Our teams will now focus on the Yangon Athletic Conference which we are currently in the middle of. The next games will be on the 22nd and 24th. On the 22nd ISY will host the International School Myanmar (ISM) and on the 24th ISY will travel to ISM for the return match.

The sign ups for season 2 have been completed. If any students missed the sign up sheets you can still sign up by emailing the athletics office and stating which sport you are signing up for. The sports for this season are tennis, basketball and girls torch rugby. If a student has signed up for a sport they would have received more details from the Athletics Office.


Our wonderful head swimming coach, Coach Moe, will be leaving ISY at the end of December. She will be moving to Malaysia and has secured a job as a swim coach there. I am sure that everyone in ISY will join me in wishing her the best of luck in her new job and life.
ISY is hosting a farewell party for Coach Moe on the 10th of December from 11AM-1PM. There will be some fun pool games and fun races. Everyone is invited to come and show their appreciation of Coach Moe and what she has done for the ISY swim program.
With Coach Moe moving on, ISY has been searching for the best person to fill her place. I am pleased to announce that ISY has secured the services of a new head swim coach. The new head coach will be Coach Chu. She will take over the role in January but will start at ISY on Monday so she can get a chance to familiarize herself with the ISY swim program before Coach Moe leaves. Please pass by the pool and introduce yourself to Coach Chu.
Coach Chu is a former national swim team member. She is a certified International Swimming Coach, awarded by the ITK Internationaler Trainer Kurs, from the University of Leipzig, Germany. Coach Chu has a Bachelor Degree of Science focusing on Sports. She also comes to us with 17 years of experience in swimming and swim coaching.

Swim Team

There will be no swim training on Friday the 18th of November due to the pool being closed for the afternoon. The pool will be open from 8AM-12PM for lap swimming.

After School Activities: ASA

Last week was the last week for ASA for the first session. The next session will start at the end of January. Please look out for more information about that in January.

Facility Schedules

There are some changes in the facilities schedule coming up in the next two weeks. On Thursday the 17th of November, the pool and gym at ISY are closed. The Fitness/weights room and outdoor areas will be open as normal. On Friday the 18th, all facilities are open with the pool open from 8AM-12PM. On the 26th of November, all outdoor areas and the gym will be closed due to International Day.

This is just a reminder that our facilities booking form and Liability waiver form, are now combined on the same form for ease of use. Please remember that to use any of ISY’s facilities you must fill out the booking form.

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 6:30 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