Week 7 Sept 18-22, 2017

The next Rifa soccer festival date is this Sat Sept 23… the festival venues will be as follows… for the E & G teams at ISM 8am start. For the MS C1/C2 teams at BSM 8am start and the ES C3 team at BSM 1pm start. The next MS Rifa Girls soccer festival is Oct 7th. Good luck to all players.

Well done to our HS Varsity Volleyball/XC/Soccer teams who participated in the pre IASAS exchanges this past weekend/ XC race results from Thailand.  Girls volleyball won 3 of their 4 matches and boys went 2 of 2 in Taipei. Our girls and boys soccer teams lost 2 won 1  match here in Manila.  With 4 weeks until IASAS this weekend has provided an opportunity for great match practice, IASAS style matches and racing and gives a focus for the final 4 weeks of season 1.

Rosters will be decided by coaches on Sept 27 and for those students selected to the IASAS traveling teams the online travel packet will be sent to parents on Sept 28/29. Please complete asap and submit your child’s passport to the ATAC office if your son/daughter is selected to the final IASAS team.

A very big thanks to all the soccer host families who looked after our ISB/TAS soccer players this weekend. These events cannot happen without our community support.

Well done to all our Sailfish swimmers who raced at the first meet of the year at Brent on Saturday. Race results will be available from the Sailfish blog.

Our Chess team recently  participated at Brent and had a successful competition. Final standings of MS Division in ISSA Chess event ISM won the overall 2nd place after 5 rounds (out of 12 teams)  with players winning 2 gold and 1 silver medal. Srihaan P – Silver in Board 1, Boyuan C – Gold in Board 2, Vidyut P – Gold in Board 4. Well done to our Chess team Bearcats.

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 14 until 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 20 JVG soccer vs BSM at BSM 3:30

Sept 21 VGirls soccer vs BSM at ISM 4pm

Sept 22 VBoys Volleyball vs CSA 3:30pm/JVGirls soccer vs Faith B 5pm

Sept 23 Rifa soccer festivals-E & G teams at ISM 8am start/MS C1/C2 teams at BSM 8am start/ES C3 team at BSM 1pm start.

Sept 23 For full details of Saturday home and away matches go to ATAC game schedule on the parent portal.

Oct 4 IASAS S1 teams lunch  at LT

Oct 11-15 S1 IASAS Championships- Teams depart for IASAS Soccer to Bangkok and XC/Volleyball to Singapore.

Oct 26 S1 sports awards at Fine Arts Theatre 6pm *new format this year

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!