Week 18 Dec 11-15, 2017

Happy Holidays Bearcats..See you all in 2018. Stay fit over the break and we look forward to a jam packed busy semester 2 with 4 IASAS events to host at ISM. Tennis Feb1-3, Art/Dance/Drama Mar 1-3, Track & Field and Golf April 12-14. Wow it is going to be an exciting few months! Of course to make all these events happen we need community support to host the visiting athletes and delegates. Please sign up online at the link below for tennis and visit the Fine Arts blog to get housing details for Art, Dance, Drama in March.

For upcoming IASAS events….Season 2 and 3 ISM proudly hosts Tennis in S2 and Track&Field/Golf in S3.

IASAS Tennis housing update- As of Fri Dec 15th  54 beds are promised with 80 needed, so 26 more to go. Please help house a pair of visiting IASAS tennis players… see link below to register online.

Housing forms for hosting IASAS tennis players Jan 31-Feb 4 is available here. If you are participating in our tennis program S2 or were housed at a S1 IASAS event in Bangkok or Singapore please help out by housing a pair of tennis players. Bearcat community support is encouraged and needed to support these events.

Well done to our Bearcat gymnasts who competed at the Aquazorb meet this on Saturday in Pasig. Full results will be posted to the gymnastics page when received by the organizers.

This week ISM hosts a u/19 International Rugby Series, See schedule below. Congratulations to ISM varsity players Ryan, Wiremu, Imaan and Bryan who have made the Philippines National u/19 squad for these games.

Dec 13
5.00pm – Philippines vs Korea
6.45pm – Malaysia vs UAE
Dec 16
12pm – Philippines NDT vs Hong Kong Warriors (National Development Series, not U19s)
2pm Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2

4pm Winner SF1 vs SF2

The S2 practice schedule is posted (see link below) and is on the ATAC blog schedules page and are posted on notice boards around school. S2 sports SY ’17-18: (MS- Basketball/Touch/Rugby/Tennis)(HS- Basketball/Touch/Rugby/Tennis&Varsity Swim team)

2nd season practice sched 17-18

For our year round teams practice schedules are posted on notice boards around the school and on the schedules page of the ATAC (Athletics) blog and provided in the ink below.

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.


Dec 13 and 16 Asian u/19 International Rugby Series at ISM. Wed 4:45/6:30 games and Sat Dec 16- 12, 2 and 4pm games

Jan 12 HS Basketball away at Brent

Jan 13 Touch at Faith

Jan 14 ES Rifa girls soccer festival

Jan 20 Touch finals at Brent/ISM Swim meet

Jan 25-27 Hardeman Cup Basketball at Faith

Feb 1-3 IASAS S2 Championships- Tennis at ISM/Basketball at ISB/Rugby and Touch at TAS/Swimming at JIS

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.