Athletics and Activities Blog
September 16 2022,
Athletics and Activities
Jonathan O’Sullivan –  Athletics and Activities Coordinator

Hello Chinthes!

Our Chinthe athletes have had another busy and successful week of athletics. Over the past weekend ISY had volleyball, basketball and table tennis games and tournaments. Then we also had volleyball and basketball games through the week. For the results of these please read the middle and high school athletics sections below.

This weekend will be our elementary school students’ turn to shine on the sports field. International School of Myanmar is hosting the Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) elementary school soccer tournament. ISY will have two teams in this tournament, a grade 2-3 and grade 4-5 team. I am sure you will join me in wishing them well for these games.

Upcoming Athletics

Middle School Basketball:

Wednesday 3:30: ISY travels to International School Myanmar

Friday 3:30: ISY Travels to Yangon International School

High School Volleyball:

Friday 3:45: ISY welcomes Yangon International School

Middle School (MS) Athletics

Middle school sports is alive and well at ISY! On Friday night two of the most exciting games of basketball in recent ISY memory were played by our girls and boys middle school teams. The boys played well in their game and jumped out to a big lead but unfortunately this was run down by a fast finishing International School of Myanmar team. The girls, on the other hand, played a double overtime thriller! The scores were locked after the second overtime and the only way the teams could be separated was through a free throw shootout. Our ISY girls held their nerve to win the shootout 3-2, which also meant they won the game.

On Wednesday we were treated to another two quality games of basketball by our girls and boys middle school teams. We played host to Yangon International School (YIS) and we won both games convincingly! The girls played a physical YIS girls team for a quality win. The boys certainly bounced back in style with a big win and also held YIS scoreless!! That is quite a feat in basketball. We congratulate both of those teams.

On Saturday ISY sent a table tennis team to Yangon International School for the Yangon Citywide Invitational Table Tennis Tournament. Our athletes represented ISY with skill, commitment and sportsmanship. Aung Phone Khant eventually came 3rd in the under 15 boys tournament. Well done to everyone that represented ISY with pride.

Photos by ‘Global’

The Power Soccer Academy have asked ISY to include the below message in this week’s blog.

Power Soccer Academy – Weekend Special (Bahan Football Ground)

Dear Parents and Sports Lovers – The Power Soccer Academy will be hosting a 2 DAY FOOTBALL FESTIVAL on the 24th and 25th of September 2022 for all children (Boys & Girls) aged between 6 – 13 years old, in and around Yangon. The 2 DAYS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL aims to bring together children of all nationalities and backgrounds together. For MMK – 15,000 your child will receive coaching and game time over two days:

Schedules for the 2 DAYS FOOTBALL will be are as follows –
Time: 2 Hours on Day 1 Saturday Afternoon – Children will be placed in the appropriate age group and placed in a team of 8 players for practice sessions with one of our experienced football coaches. (Remember for your child to enter a team and be able to compete on DAY 2 they must participate on DAY 1)
Time: 3 Hours on Day 2 Sunday Afternoon – All teams will be placed in a group of 2 with 4 teams to compete in a tournament / games. The first 2 teams with the highest point from each group become the Grand Finalist.
All participants will receive a Power Soccer Academy certificate for participating. There will be Certificate plus Medals awarded to the 1st winner.
There will be water on DAY 1 and on DAY 2 and there will be some light refreshments (Snacks, Fresh Juice & Water) available during the games. There will also be a first-aid medic team  to support our participants in case they need help.
The Sign-up sheet is available here for registration. Should you have any further question, please reach out to or Viber: +95 9442444441

Parents Announcement

There will be a few tents and seating around the ground as well, and people selling entrance tickets for parents/family who wish to accompany his/her child. The goal is to raise money that will go towards supporting Yangon Old Folks Hospital or homes with basic food supplies. There will also be a few DONATION BOXES around the ground for parents who would like to support.

High School (HS) Athletics

On Friday night the ISY girls and boys high school varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams were in action playing Yangon International School (YIS) and YIS. All our teams were able to play with commitment and communication and win all their matches.
On Tuesday our boy’s varsity volleyball team and Wednesday our girl’s team traveled to International School Myanmar (ISM). Our boy’s team was able to fight through a hard fought match for another win!
On Wednesday it was the girls team’s turn to travel to ISM. The girls were facing the team they lost to in the preseason tournament final so it was always going to be a big game. After a strong start the ISM team were able to get an advantage. Unfortunately, our girls lost in a five set thriller to ISM.

On Saturday ISY sent a table tennis team to Yangon International School for the Yangon Citywide Invitational Table Tennis Tournament. Our athletes represented ISY with skill, commitment and sportsmanship. Kyaw Min Naing came 1st and Oak Soe Khant 2nd in the under 19 boys tournament. Well done to everyone that represented ISY with pride.


This is just a reminder that our facilities booking form and Liability waiver for, 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

Please also remember that if you are using an indoor space you must be wearing a mask.

Change of Facility Schedules

Please note that there are some slight changes to the facility schedule for some areas from next week.

Swimming Pool
Open 6 – 7 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 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**

Covid-19 Temporary Measures – August 2022


  • Mask wearing indoors while with other people will be mandatory.  All students will be required to wear a mask indoors and this includes the gym.  The exceptions are the pool and while eating.
  • Students will be encouraged to eat outdoors as much as possible.  Students will be allowed to eat indoors and in the cafeteria for now but will be encouraged to socially distance while eating.
  • Classrooms at ISY will be well ventilated with doors and windows open as much as possible.
  • Students will be encouraged to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer regularly and we ask that students keep up this practice at home.
  • Covid-19 test kits will be sent home with students every Friday (2 per student).  We ask everyone to test on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
  • If a student tests positive we ask that you inform the ISY Clinic as soon as possible to get advice on how long the student should remain at home (  We will continue to inform you of the first cases of Covid if they occur in your Grade or if a student’s teacher has a suspected case.
  • If a student has flu like symptoms (fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, muscle/joint aches, tiredness) please keep them at home, test them using a rapid test kit and monitor them closely.

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