Secondary School Blog

YAC Football Champions!

Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

December 8, 2023

Last Friday, both our High School girls and boys teams took out the Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) Football Championship. The finals were hard fought and both teams won 1-0. Congratulations to the players and their coaches.

Secondary School Events

This week:

Friday, Dec 15: Last Day of School for 2023

Upcoming Events:

December 16-January 7: December Break (No School)

January 8-12: Grade 10, 11, and 12 Chinthe Expedition

January 13: Family Sports Day (see below for poster)

January 21-26: Grade 7 Chinthe Expedition

January 26: Quarter 2/Semester 1 Report Cards available on Powerschool

January 26 & 27: Student Musical Production

February 2-4: SEASAC Arts, Basketball, & Touch Rugby

February 11-16: Grade 8 & 9 Chinthe Expedition

February 18-23: Grade 6 Chinthe Expedition

Counselor Weekly Newsletter

Every week, Mr. A-G, our High School Conselor, provides our High School students with a weekly newsletter. This newsletter provides students with information about a variety of topics including college and university application processes. Click here for this week’s newsletter.

Chinthe Expeditions Update

Our Grade 10, 11, and 12 students will be going on our first Chinthe Expedition to Chiang Mai straight after the winter break. They will leave on Monday, January 8 and return on Friday, January 12.

Early week, our Grade 10, 11, and 12 parents will receive their child’s finalized itinerary and a summary of all expedition details. We will be meeting with all Grade 10, 11, and 12 students next week to go over expectations and what they will need to pack.

Other grade levels will receive this information after the winter break

In the meantime, you can refer to the information you received with the Parent Information and Authorisation Request Form that parents have already signed. And if you have any questions about anything to do with your child’s grade level Chinthe Expedition, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Simpson or the Secondary School Office.

All of this year’s Chinthe Expeditions will be facilitated by the Traidhos Visiting Schools Program (VSP) in Chiang Mai. We partnered with VSP before the pandemic in providing Week Without Walls experiences for our students. We are very pleased to be working with them again.

VSP will work with ISY teachers to create, support, and supervise rich service, cultural, and adventure experiences for our students. Please click on the following links to get a sense of the fantastic location and facilities that we have access to in partnership with VSP:

Activities & Athletics

Here is a link to Mr. O’Sullivan’s Athletics and Activities Blog for up-to-date information regarding Activities and Athletics at ISY.

Good luck to our Boys and Girls High School Football teams today – they are both playing in the YAC Championship Final!

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.