All posts by Mark Pekin Director of Athletics & Activities

Hi, I am in my 11th year as Director of Athletics/Activities at ISM. My wife is the MS Asst Principal at ISM and I have 2 children one who graduated class of '18 and the other who will be in gr. 12 in SY 18-19. I have been a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director for all of my teaching career. Prior to arriving at ISM in 2007 I worked in Australia for 5 years, before that at Osaka International School in Japan for 8 years and prior to that I traveled and worked as ski instructor in Japan/Canada and New Zealand. ISM is a fantastic school to work at and to be a part of. Go Bearcats!

week 32 april 15-17, 2019

S3 IASAS has concluded with some outstanding results from our Bearcat athletes and hard working coaches. A big thanks to all the coaching staff for their dedication and efforts this past weekend and throughout the season.
RESULTS-Boys Golf GOLD (1st time ever to win gold at golf). Jed Dy gr 9. won boys individual GOLD shooting 72 and 71 in stroke play, Byeong Lee won individual Bronze shooting 74/74. Girls Golf SILVER medal.
Boys Baseball SILVER/Girls Softball 4th
Boys T&F GOLD/Girls T&F 4th
Girls Badminton 5th/Boys Badminton 6th.
Track Medalists-Girls Javelin- Juju Lapus Silver, Boys Triple Jump- Marco Dyens Bronze, Boys 100m- Sam Hobbins Gold/Tim Troetschel Silver, Boys 400m hurdles- William Fermanis Bronze, Girls High Jump- Johanna Olafsson Silver, Boys Shot Put- Dhendup Dorjee Gold/Matt Kelly Silver, Boys 200m- Sam Hobbins Gold/Tim Troetschel Bronze, Boys 4×100 relay- ISM Gold (C.Kluck/W.Fermanis/T.Troetschel/S.Hobbins), Girls Discus- Nicole Manalac Gold, Boys 400m- Sam Hobbins Silver, Girls 100m hurdles- Ysabel Del Fierro Silver, Boys 110m hurdles- Tim Troetschel Bronze, Boys Discus- Matt Kelly Gold, Girls Triple Jump- Riho Kasai Gold, Boys 1600m Sprint Medley relay- ISM Silver (C.Kluck/M.Dyens/S.Hermans/S.Hobbins), Girls Long Jump- Riho Kasai Gold, Boys High Jump- Jared Fermanis Silver, Girls Shot Put- Imaya Jeffries Bronze, Girls 4x400m relay- Silver (R.Kasai/Y.Del Fierro/A.Daniels/M.Georgy), Boys 4x400m relay- Gold (C.Kluck/W.Fermanis/T.Troetschel/S.Hobbins)


ISM School Record Breakers:Boys 4×800 Relay (A.Beuerle/S.Jeffrey/T.Lwin/S.Hermans) 8:32.49,Boys 1500m Alex Beuerle 4:20.14, Boys 4×400 Relay (C.Kluck/W.Fermanis/T.Troetschel/S.Hobbins) 3:31.09
The final HS sports awards for our S3 teams will be held April 24th 5:30pm at the FAT.

S4 sports schedule begins this week from April 15th 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.

As of May 4th the HS field and MS field will 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.

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 S4 training begins..check posted schedules

April 24 HS S3 Sports awards 5:30pm at FAT

April 27-28 ISM Spring Swim meet

May 4 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet

May 10-12 Mixed Touch tournament at Jakarta

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.

iasas S3-week 31 april 8-12, 2019

Training for S3 concludes this week. S4 sports schedule begins from April 15th 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.

Good luck to all our S3 athletes and coaches who travel this week to compete at the S3 IASAS Championships. You can follow our Bearcats teams progress via links at www.iasas.asia for live streams and results of all the action.

Baseball/Softball at ISB https://iasas.isb.ac.th/
Badminton at JIS http://iasas.jisedu.or.id/badminton_2019/

Golf at JIS IASAS Golf results
Track&Field at TAS http://www.tas.edu.tw/iasas-track-and-field-2019

As of May 4th the HS field and MS field will 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.

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 10-14 S3 IASAS Championships. Badminton&Golf at JIS, T&F at TAS/Baseball&Softball at ISB

April 15 S4 training begins..check posted schedules

April 24 HS S3 Sports awards 5:30pm at FAT

April 27-28 ISM Spring Swim meet

May 4 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet

May 10-12 Mixed touch tournament at Jakarta

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.

week 30 apr 1-5, 2019

Posted HERE  is the practice schedule for S3 sports February to Mid April. S3 sports for MS are- Badminton, Track & Field, Mixed Touch and *Golf (gr 7/8 only with previous golf experience and own clubs). S3 sports for HS are- Badminton, T&F, Golf, Baseball and Softball.

S4 schedule is now posted via the link above for our sports schedule mid April until end of May.

The ISM Climbing Team participated in the Young, Wild and Free Climbing Competition last March 30th in Iloilo City.
With competitors from Manila, Cebu, Bacolod and Macau, 10 ISM Middle School Climbers tried their best in reaching the top of the challenging walls given to them. 
2nd place Aviva Gendin 3rd place Emma Chew, Marcel Kohli-Miro
Congratulations to the rest of the team that participated:Jasmeena Syed, Fatima Syed, Luiza Reis, Leonne Sprong, Alex Hanna, MIlla Alexandrov, and Amy Jeon

As of May 4th the HS field and MS field will 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.

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.

Apr 3 IASAS S3 Send off assembly/lunch

Apr 6 HS Badminton at ISM/MS Badminton at Brent, HS Baseball away

Apr 7 HS Baseball at Brent

April 10-14 S3 IASAS Championships. Badminton&Golf at JIS, T&F at TAS/Baseball&Softball at ISB

April 24 HS S3 Sports awards 

May 4 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet

May 10-12 Mixed touch tournament at Jakarta

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.

week 29 Mar 25-29, 2019


Posted HERE  is the practice schedule for S3 sports February to Mid April. S3 sports for MS are- Badminton, Track & Field, Mixed Touch and *Golf (gr 7/8 only with previous golf experience and own clubs). S3 sports for HS are- Badminton, T&F, Golf, Baseball and Softball. 

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.

Mar 30 ISM track meet/Softball invitational at MS field/Baseball team away games vs Ateneo/Smokey

Apr 3 IASAS S3 Send off assembly/lunch

April 10-14 S3 IASAS Championships. Badminton&Golf at JIS, T&F at TAS/Baseball&Softball at ISB

April 24 HS S3 Sports awards 

May 4 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet

May 10-12 Mixed touch tournament at Jakarta

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.