Week 6 Sept 11-15, 2016

The next Rifa festival date is this coming weekend Sat Sept 16. Due to ISM hosting the HS Pre IASAS soccer exchange the festival venues will be as follows… for the E team at CSA 8am start, for the G teams at Xavier Greenhills 8am start and for MS girls teams at CSA 1pm start. C teams will be at BSM the same times as the first festival.

A big well done to our MS/HS Cross Country runners who raced at the ISM twilight XC meet last Friday evening.  It was a perfect night for racing and we had 60 MS runners and 90 HS runners compete on the MS racecourse of  3.2km and the HS 5km racecourse. Thanks to all parents/teachers who came to watch and support the teams from ISM/Faith/Brent and BSM race. Results are posted on the blog XC results page.

Well done also to our HS volleyball teams who played Brent and Faith last Friday and also to our wallclimbing team who had their first meet on Saturday and had a great day with 2 gold and 3 bronze medals from a field of 80 climbers from as far away as Cebu and Iloilo.

This  coming weekend Sept 15-16 is the first pre IASAS exchange weekend. ISM will host the boys and girls soccer tournament with ISB/TAS flying in along with Ateneo University mens/women’s team joining us for a great weekend of soccer for matches after school Friday and all day Saturday.

Pre IASAS Soccer Schedule-

All matches 2×30 min halves with 10min halftime break
Friday Sept 15 HS Field MS Field
4:00 PM Boys-ISM vs TAS Girls- TAS vs ISB
5:45 PM Boys-Ateneo vs ISB Girls- ISM vs Ateneo
Saturday Sept 16 HS Field MS Field
8:00 AM Girls- TAS vs Ateneo Boys- ISB vs ISM
9:45 Girls- ISB vs ISM Boys- Ateneo vs TAS
Lunch Break
1:15 PM Boys- ISM vs Ateneo Girls Ateneo vs ISB
2:45 PM Boys- TAS vs ISB Girls- ISM vs TAS
ISM players/hosts will meet all ISB/TAS guests at the HS bleachers after play each day. Curfew is 9pm!


HS soccer team parents thank you to all who signed up to be host families for the ISB/TAS teams coming in. Guest detail information will be sent to you at the start of this week. This same weekend our Cross Country team will fly to Bangkok for a race weekend and our volleyball teams are off to Taipei. These exchange weekends provide great preparation for the season ending IASAS tournaments in mid October.

For our year round teams and season 1 sports teams practice schedules are posted on notice boards around the school and on the schedules page of the ATAC (Athletics) blog and provided in links below. Our S1 practice schedule runs from Mon Aug 14until Oct 13th. See schedule links…

1st season 17-18-Practice sched

All season sports sched 17-18.xls – 17-18

Please take the time to navigate the ATAC blog as it is our one stop shop for all information related to the competitive ISM sports program.

Upcoming Events:*matches at ISM unless specified as *away venue. Check ATAC game schedule at the parent portal for all the midweek and weekend matches upcoming. Please check on a regular basis as venues and time do change at short notice. Players will always be informed by their coaches if times/venues change.

Sept 11 MS girls gold soccer vs BSM at BSM

Sept 13 MS A1 soccer vs BSM 3:30pm/MS A2 vs Claret 5pm/HS Aspirants vs Claret 5pm

Sept 15-17 XC/Volleyball teams at Bangkok and Taipei/ISM hosting soccer exchange

Sept 16 Rifa festival #2 C teams at BSM 8am&1pm, E teams and MS girls at CSA 8am & 1pm, G teams at Xavier Greenhills 8am

Sept 16 JV girls soccer vs DLSL at Faith/MS&HS Table tennis at Xavier/Swim meet at Brent/JV& MS Girls Gold Volleyball at ISM

Sept 17 MS A2 soccer vs Lourdes 8am

Information on our ES/MS Activities program is available on the ES and MS Activities blogs. Links to these blogs are on the helpful shortcuts menu on the home page of the ATAC blog or accessible via the ISM website.

For our Sailfish swim team program please check information about tryouts at Sailfish blog

For gymnastics team information please check Gymnastics blog  Look for Coach Jas or Coach Ramon at the MS gym when attending training sessions.

Please note the practice times for ATAC programs for SY 17-18 are as follows:
  • All year round team team training sessions are – 3:15-4:30. See schedule for our All year round teams program here
  • See Sailfish blog for swim squad start and finish times after the tryouts period has concluded and squads have been finalised.
  • Gymnastics team training is  3:10-4:50pm every M,W,F
All HS seasonal teams practice from 3:05- 4:50pm.
MS seasonal teams practice 3:15-4:40pm.
In order to clear the campus prior to 5pm all after school programs will conclude by 4:50pm or earlier. The last bus is 4:55pm  this is due to the ever increasing traffic concerns in our area.

Parents and students please take some time to peruse the ATAC blog it has a wide variety of information and links to our sports and activities program. If you have any questions regarding the competitive program of sports at ISM after reading the information on the blog please send an email to pekinm@ismanila.org and I will assist you as best I can.

Bearcat Den- drop by our fantastic spirit store. There is a  a range of new products and items to purchase including items from our service partners.

Bearcat Den hours of operation- 7am-4pm Mon-Fri.

GO BEARCATS…in 2017-18!