Secondary School Blog
SEASAC Success
Mike Simpson

Secondary School Principal

March 24, 2023

Our SEASAC badminton, softball and football sporting teams again did us proud during their recent successful regional competitions.

Success can be measured in many different ways. Sometimes a team can win a game with a poor performance and sometimes lose a game with a good performance. In these cases, the scoreboard might not reflect how successful a team has really been. Sport is played to win but sometimes it is more reliable to measure success in different terms.

Our boys softball won their last two playoff games and defeated a team that defeated them at the beginning of the tournament. In their last playoff game, our boys badminton team also bet a team that they had earlier lost to. Both of these wins were undoubted successes as they were results of improved performances. Our girls badminton team reached the final of their tournament and our boys softball team took home the sportsmanship award. Our boys football team fought hard to be competitive against academy teams which included national representatives.

Success in sport can be measured in terms of improved performances, wins, sportsmanship, and competing. Our ISY teams provided us with examples of all of these over a very successful weekend. You can read more about this in Mr. O’Sullivan’s Athletics & Activity Blog.

As we mentioned last week, our Model United Nations (MUN) students are hosting other Yangon and Mandalay internationals schools in the first in-person Yangon MUN conference since the pandemic. The conference starts this afternoon and finishes on Sunday afternoon and you are welcome to come and watch the students in action. 

We are also hosting this afternoon’s Yangon Athletic Conference High School Basketball Finals. Good luck to our High School basketball teams who are in action.

It is great to have so much happening on campus!

Secondary School Events

This week:

Fri, Mar 24 (Today):

  • Yangon Model United Nations (YMUN) at ISY
  • Yangon Athletic Conference (YAC) High School Basketball Finals at ISY

Sat, Mar 25:

  • Yangon Model United Nations (YMUN) at ISY
  • YAC Middle School Soccer Tournament

Sun, Mar 26:

  • Yangon Model United Nations (YMUN)

Wed, Mar 29: 

  • University Night (American Universities Abroad, US Branch Campuses, and Dual and Joint Programs) – 5:30pm, ISY Cafeteria

Coming Up:

  • Mar 31-Apr 1: Yangon City Invitational Badminton Tournament
  • Apr 2: Middle School Badminton Tournament
  • Apr 7: Quarter 3 Report Cards Available
  • Apr 10-17: Thingyan Break (no classes)
  • Apr 21: Earth Day / Middle School Dance
  • Apr 27: Parent Teacher Conference (no classes)
  • Apr 28-May 19: Grade 12 IB Examinations
  • May 1: Labour Day (no classes)
  • May 3: Full Moon Day of Kasone (no classes)
  • May 30: Grade 12 Graduation

Counselor Weekly Newsletter

Every week, Mr. A-G, our High School Conselor, provides our High School students with a weekly update. This update provides students with information about a variety of topics including college and university application processes.

Chinthe Summer Fun

For a full list of the details and activities, please see this program document.  To register your interest, please fill out this form.

Chinthe Zay Store

Our Chinthe Zay Store has some new merchandise.  Today some of our Middle Schoolers were modeling the new hoodie and t-shirt.

Secondary School Art

Check out the new posts on the Secondary School Art Facebook page.
You can see grade 8 students working on mixed media self portraits inspired by the artist Martin O’Neill. They combined drawings with collage to make these creative pieces. Aren’t they great?!

Athletics & Activities Blog

There was heartbreak for the girls and triumph for the boys in the latest high school basketball playoff matches played on Wednesday evening. Please read below for a match report and information on where and when to watch finals this afternoon (Friday).
Our middle school boys football team is currently playing their end of season tournament. Please check out our Athletics & Activities Blog to see how they are doing.

Earth Hour

Could an hour change the world? On 25th March 2023 at 8:30 PM, you are encouraged to do something – anything – positive for our planet.  This is one small spark for change. An hour reminding us to make all other hours count. 

Earth hour began in 2007; it has also been known as the ‘lights off’ movement, with individuals from around the globe switching off their lights to show symbolic support for the planet and to raise awareness of the environmental issues affecting it.

Here at ISY, being environmentally conscious is very important to us. Could an hour change the world? It’s a start, and it’s up to us. 

Watch this video and explore ways you can give an hour here.

We would love to hear how your family is participating in Earth Hour – go to this link to a Padlet and let us know what you did. It is easy to use, and you can also add photos. Just click on the green button on the bottom right of the screen.

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.