Week 8 Sept 24-28, 2018

Breaking news! ISM has been in discussion with the IASAS board to host all three S1 sports next year to celebrate and kick off our ISM ‘100’ centenary year celebrations. We received news this week that our bid was approved for the S1 Volleyball/Soccer and XC championships to be held at ISM Oct 10-12, 2019. This is fantastic news for our sports program, our school and our centenary celebrations. To host all three sports we will require 330 beds to house the visiting student athletes. I am confident our community will rise to the challenge in order to make S1 IASAS a very special occasion in 2019.

This coming Friday after school we host the ISM twilight XC on Sept 28 with MS 3.2km race at 5pm and 5:30pm for the HS 5km race. Come out to support our MS/HS XC runners along with athletes from BSM, Faith, Brent and Brent Subic.

This weekend IASAS teams will be finalised by the coaches and teams will be announced to players next Monday Oct 1st at training. All players who make the IASAS teams should submit their passports before Wed Oct 3rd to ATAC office. Parents will be sent online trip information and permission forms on Tuesday Oct 2nd.

Next week there is MS CWW Oct 4 and 5 as such there will not be any MS ATAC team training or MS Activities on these days after school.

ES/MS  Rifa Festival Soccer- Training for all festival teams will continue until the week ending Oct 12th. The final festival is Oct 6th and even if teams do not make the finals training will continue for all teams.

S1 practice schedule is linked… HERE

S2 tryouts and practice schedule is linked… HERE

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 matches– check game schedule via parent portal for exact date/times venues for all weekday and weekend matches. Coaches will advise players in advance of matches at weekly training sessions.


Tues Sept 25 MS A2 vs Ateneo 4pm/JVG soccer semi final 5:30pm/VBoys soccer vs Ateneo 5:30pm

Thurs Sept 27 Aspirants boys soccer vs BSM 4pm at BSM/JVG soccer at ISM 5pm vs DLSU/VGirls semi final vs Miriam 5:30pm at ISM

Fri Sept 28 ISM Twilight XC meet 5pm MS race/5:30pm HS race/JV girls volleyball vs Everest 2pm

Sat Sept 29 *rescheduled festival from Sept 8th C3/C4 team Rifa festival 1pm at Ocampo Upper College field at Ateneo de Manila campus.

Sat Sept 29 JV girls soccer plate final at Faith 10am/VGirls soccer final or 3rd place game 1pm/MS A2 boys vs Claret 1pm/VBoys vs Claret 10am/JV boys volleyball 11am/VGirls volleyball vs Assumption 11am/MSG Gold volleyball vs DLSZ 3:30pm/MS Boys volleyball at Brent 1pm

Oct 3 Sailfish team Bonifacio Cup at Manila Japanese School 3:30pm

Oct 5 HS Volleyball vs Brent at home from 4:15pm

Oct 6 *ONLY FOR TEAMS THAT QUALIFY Rifa festival finals E&G divisions at ISM 8am start/C1&C2 divisions at BSM 8am start/C3&C4 divisions at Don Bosco Makati

Oct 6 Rifa Girls festival finals at ISM 1pm

Oct 13 Asp/MS boys soccer quarter finals *if teams qualify/VBoys soccer finals*if team qualifies

Oct 15 IASAS Send off lunch at LT and send off assembly

Oct 16 Sailfish team Bonifacio Cup at BSM 3:30pm

Oct 18-20 IASAS S1 Championships VB/XC at ISKL Kuala Lumpur/Soccer at SAS Singapore

Oct 19 Sailfish team Bonifacio Cup at ISM 3:30pm

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

For gymnastics team information please check Gymnastics blog or look for Coach Jas or Coach Ramon at the MS gym if you have gymnastics teams questions.

Please note the practice times for ATAC programs for SY 18-19 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 3:15-4:45pm.
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 products and items to purchase including items from our service partners.

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

GO BEARCATS…in 2018-19!