All posts by Mark Pekin Director of Athletics & Activities

Hi, I am in my 6th year as Director of Athletics/Activities at ISM. My wife is the Elementary PE Program leader at ISM and I have 2 children who go to ISM, Georgina in Grade 8 and Alex in Grade 6. I have been a Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director for almost 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 33 April 23-27, 2018

This week we wind up our HS sports season with the S3 HS sports awards on Wed April 25th 5:30pm at the FAT with our new format for this year.
5:30-6pm- Light meal and iced tea at FAT foyer and external balcony
6-6:05 Enter FAT and be seated for awards
6:05-7pm Main awards (MVP awards/4 yr awards etc)
7-7:05pm Transition to sport specific break out areas
7:05-7:45pm Team break outs for coaches speeches and presentation of award certificates.
*Please note the awards date on the hard copy school calendar is incorrect. S3 HS sports awards are Wed April 25th.
Our gymnasts and mixed touch teams are preparing for their season ending events. ISM hosts the Goodwill Gymnastics meet on May 5th and the MS touch teams go to Jakarta on May 11-13 to play in the annual JIS tournament. Good luck to all our gymnasts and touch players and coaches as you complete your final preparations for both events.
Well done to all Sailfish swimmers who competed at the final meet of the year last Sat/Sun.  A great event weather wise and racing wise for all involved. Well done to our Sailfish coaches, swimmers and parents for your support.
Practice schedules are posted on ATAC blog schedules page and on divisional notice boards at school for S4 sports. S4 sports are developmental/skill based to help prepare especially S1 teams for the start of the new school sports year.

S4 sports for MS- (April 16 to end of May) Baseball Mon/Wed and Softball Tues/Thurs at the HS field.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

May 5 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet

May 11-13 Mixed touch tournament at Jakarta

May 12 ISM Judo Tournament

May 31 Bearcats for Soccer Charity fundraiser

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.

Week 32 Apr 16-20, 2018

This past weekend our IASAS events concluded for the school year with Bearcats Baseball/Softball and Badminton teams traveling to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. At home we hosted T&F and Golf.
A huge thanks to all our host families who supported both events by housing the visiting athletes. Your support is greatly appreciated and goes a huge way to making this a great experience for the student athletes.
IASAS overall results …
Baseball- Silver
Golf- Boys Bronze, Girls 4th
T&F- Boys Bronze, Girls 4th
Softball- Bronze
Badminton- Girls 4th, Boys 6th
Well done and thanks to all our Season 3 faculty coaches and fantastic Bearcat athletes.
Practice schedules are posted on ATAC blog schedules page and on divisional notice boards at school for S4 sports. S4 sports are developmental/skill based to help prepare especially S1 teams for the start of the new school sports year.

S4 sports for MS- (April 16 to end of May) Baseball Mon/Wed and Softball Tues/Thurs at the HS field.

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.

Apr 16 Season 4 begins- MS Baseball and MS Softball

Apr 21 ISM Spring Swim meet/Hoops for Hope charity basketball 3v3 tournament

May 5 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet

May 11-13 Mixed touch tournament at Jakarta

May 12 ISM Judo Tournament

May 31 Bearcats for Soccer Charity fundraiser

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.

IASAS Results

ISM Sports fans, As our Bearcats here rest and others return from overseas venues today… IASAS overall results are below…
Golf- Boys Bronze, Girls 4th
T&F- Boys Bronze, Girls 4th
Baseball- Silver
Softball- Bronze
Badminton- Boys 6th, Girls 4th
Well done and thanks to all our Season 3 faculty coaches and fantastic Bearcat athletes.

Week 31 Apr 10-13, 2108 IASAS Week

Status update- Golf housing is now complete.
Track & Field housing is now complete.
For those who have already volunteered to host we thank you. Information on your guests with pick up/drop off times has been sent to you over the  weekend via Triz Gonzales from the ATAC office.
This week our IASAS events conclude for the school year with Bearcats Baseball/Softball and Badminton teams traveling to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
At home we are hosting T&F and Golf.
Golf will be hosted at Mt. Malarayat Golf & Country Club in Lipa City and golfers will stay on site at the course for 3 days of stroke and match play competition.
T&F will be hosted here on campus and is always a fantastic and exciting event to watch.
See links for the T&F and Golf webpages where you can access the schedule of events for T&F. Please come out to support our hardworking Bearcat T&F teams as they strive for personal best performances and hopefully some medals next week.
IASAS results and live streams can be found via www.iasas.asia for our teams at away venues.
Badminton and Baseball/Softball schedules are available here
Go BEARCAT athletes and coaches!
Practice schedules are posted on ATAC blog schedules page and on divisional notice boards at school for S3 sports.
 

 

 

 

S4 sports for MS- (April 16 to end of May) Baseball and Softball.

S4 schedule will be posted on notice boards and ATAC blog this week for Apr 1- June 1.

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.

Apr 12-14 IASAS S3 Championships Track&Field at ISM/Golf at ISM (hosted at Mt. Malarayat Golf&CC)/Baseball & Softball at JIS/Badminton at ISKL

Apr 16 Season 4 begins- MS Baseball and MS Softball

Apr 21 ISM Spring Swim meet/Hoops for Hope charity basketball 3v3 tournament

May 5 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet

May 11-13 Mixed touch tournament at Jakarta

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.

Week 30 Apr 2-6, 2018

Status update- Golf housing is now complete.
Track & Field we still need 1 host who can house 2 male athletes! See link below to sign up..
For those who have already volunteered to host we thank you. Information on your guests with pick up/drop off times will be sent to you this coming weekend via Triz Gonzales from the ATAC office.
ISM is hosting in season 3- IASAS Track&Field April 12-14.

Housing for IASAS T&F April is available via the link above and on the home page of the ATAC blog. We need ​total ​housing for 150 track athletes from Wed Apr 11 until Sun morning Apr 15.

Next week our IASAS events conclude for the school year with Bearcats Baseball/Softball and Badminton teams traveling to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
At home we are hosting T&F and Golf.
Golf will be hosted at Mt. Malarayat Golf&Country Club in Lipa City and golfers will stay on site at the course for 3 days of stroke and match play competition.
T&F will be hosted here on campus and is always a fantastic and exciting event to watch.
See links for the T&F and Golf webpages. You can access the schedule of events for T&F should you wish to support our hardworking Bearcat T&F teams as they strive for PB’s and hopefully some medals next week.
Other IASAS results and live streams can be found via www.iasas.asia for our teams at away venues.
Go BEARCATS!
Practice schedules are posted on ATAC blog schedules page and on divisional notice boards at school for S3 sports.

S3 sports for MS- Track&Field, Badminton and Mixed Touch.

S3 sports for HS- Baseball, Softball, Track&Field, Badminton and Golf.

S4 sports for MS- (April 16 to end of May) Baseball and Softball

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.

Apr 6 ISM Twilight track meet 4-8pm

Apr 12-14 IASAS S3 Championships Track&Field at ISM/Golf at ISM (hosted at Mt. Malarayat Golf&CC)/Baseball & Softball at JIS/Badminton at ISKL

Apr 16 Season 4 begins- MS Baseball and MS Softball

Apr 21 ISM Spring Swim meet/Hoops for Hope charity basketball 3v3 tournament

May 5 ISM Goodwill Gymnastics meet

May 11-13 Mixed touch tournament at Jakarta

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.