Overview

The ATAC (Athletics/Activities) office, located at the ISM MS gymnasium oversees the competitive  program of sports and activities within the ISM sports program.

We believe that ES students are offered recreational/skill development sports opportunities via their PE classes and the ES after school activities program and which have a limited exposure to a competitive environment.

At the MS/HS level our priority is to follow the IASAS range of sports via our seasonal structure of sports offerings which allow a wide variety of sports to be offered throughout the school year.  This program allows skill foundations and a competitive environment to be experienced at MS level that then leads into a full HS sport program of domestic and international level competition that serves our main purpose of athletic participation in the HS IASAS conference.

We cannot offer year round training for the IASAS seasonal sports teams as our fields and gyms are needed midweek/weekends to service the needs of the entire offering of sports required for the IASAS competition across the school year.. Our facilities are used every afternoon and almost all Saturdays for training sessions/match play in order to prepare our teams for both domestic and IASAS competition. Equity for all teams in our season based program is imperative and is relevant to season length and access for training sessions throughout each season such that one sport does not have extended or more access than others.

Seasonal sports: (MS and HS School)

1st Season- Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country  and  *ES Rifa League soccer festivals for Gr1-4 students only)

2nd Season- Basketball, Tennis, Rugby, Touch, Swimming

3rd Season- Badminton, Track&Field, Baseball, Softball, *Golf(HS only) MS Mixed touch

4th Season- MS Softball and Baseball development programs

The ATAC dept also oversees our All Year round teams program- Wall Climbing, Chess, Table Tennis, Aikido, Judo, Taekwondo, Gymnastics and Sailfish swim teams. All teams compete in domestic leagues/meets in and around Manila with Gymnastics/Sailfish programs having opportunities to compete at overseas competitions on an annual basis.

The ES & MS Activities (After School Activities) programs are run by Andy Dutton ES PE Dept.

Coordination of both programs is handled by Mei Jusay the AFAC secretary afac@ismanila.org

For full details of what the ISM ATAC(Athletics/Activities) program supports and offers to our students please take some time to peruse this blog and the ES/MS AFAC in order to become familiar with program goals and full offerings from ES through to HS.  Links to other useful sites are available under the helpful shortcuts bar of the ATAC blog.

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