week 34 April 29-May 3, 2019

WOW- A great start to our housing launch for S1 triple IASAS in October at ISM. After two days we have secured 97 promised beds. Thanks to all the early bird responders. Still 233 beds to get to hit our 330 total needed but this is a great start. See below for information and the link to sign up.

*ANNOUNCEMENT- This week May 2nd we launch the online housing sign up for our triple hosting of IASAS Volleyball/XC/Soccer next October in celebration of our centenary year at ISM. If you are a returning family and your children will be involved in our ATAC sports program we hope that you will sign up to house a pair of HS athletes for this 1st season IASAS event. HS athletes from JV, Varsity teams next year will be expected to house the 330 athletes that will visit us from Wednesday Oct 9th until Sunday Oct 13th. Please look out for the online housing form in next weeks Friday bulletin and on the ATAC blog. We hope for great community support to make this a wonderful IASAS in season one for ISM to kick off our centenary year. We accept host offers from ES/MS and of course HS families. Hosting IASAS student/athletes is a great experience and can make friends for a lifetime! Sign up HERE

S4 sports schedule is now running from April 15th to May 31st. Please check schedule posted on notice boards and on ATAC blog. S4 us used by coaches to start off our S1 sports teams and get some conditioning done prior to August. S4 sports are open for HS students including current gr.8’s who will be freshman next SY.

This Saturday May 4th we host the ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet. This is the highlight meet of the school year for our gymnastics team to compete at home. Please come out and watch all the action with over 220 gymnasts performing routines on all the gymnastics apparatus. Good luck to all our Bearcat gymnasts and thanks in advance to our gymnastic parents who volunteer to help support this event. The full meet program can be found HERE

Next weekend May 11-13 our MS mixed touch team travel to Jakarta for the JIS Mixed Touch Invitational tournament. Our MS touch players have been training hard and we wish them all the best. Go Bearcats!

As of this week on May 4th the HS field will be closed and from May 18th the MS field will also be closed for all use until start of next SY. A new track and new MS field surface will be installed during this time and whilst construction is ongoing both facilities will be closed for use. New works also scheduled for this summer break are..new MS/HS locker rooms, extension of existing fitness room, new scoreboard for MS field.

Thanks to all our Sailfish swimmers and coaches who were a part of our weekend ISM Spring swim meet. Well done to everyone and thanks to our great sailfish coaches for their support and work with our swimmers all year long. Full meet results can be found via the Sailfish blog

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.

April 15-May 31 S4 training ..check posted schedules

May 4 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet 8am start

May 10-12 Mixed Touch tournament at Jakarta

May 18 ISM Judo meet at MS gym/ISM Chess seminar venue tbc?

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.