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!

ATAC Announcements Week of Jan 17-21 2011

IASAS BASKETBALL HOUSING:

IASAS Basketball will be taking place at ISM Jan 27-29, 2011. All housing placement are now secured and I thank all families that will open their homes next weekend to the IASAS athletes. Confirmation letters have been distributed this week via students so families should know by now who they are housing etc. Details of pick up times etc are all included on the confirmation letter. The schedule is also included so you know what time your guests games are being played. The tournament schedule can also be found in this bulletin or on the ATAC blog.

http://atac.ism-online.org/iasas-basketball-jan-26-31-2011/

IASAS BASKETBALL: Please see the IASAS Basketball Championships schedule in this bulletin. I hope many of the ISM community will come and support our teams during this event. We hope to have full gyms and a great atmosphere for all our visiting teams. Come out and cheer for the Bearcats.

Whilst our Basketball teams are battling here at home our other season 2 teams will be doing the same in Taipei (Rugby/Touch), Singapore (Tennis), Kuala Lumpur (Swimming). To all our travelling teams and coaches we wish you the best of luck at IASAS. All the action/results from all IASAS events can be followed by visiting the IASAS website where you can find links to results and live streaming for some of the events. Visit www.iasas.asia for all the 2nd seasons IASAS Championships action!

ATAC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found by going to the GAME SCHEDULE tab on the ATAC page of the ISM website. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Access to the game schedule page is also available via the ATAC blog. Click on the Bearcat logo to be directed to the game schedule page.  http://atac.ism-online.org

 ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – JAN/FEB: (for ALL match/schedule details check game schedule page as above)

Jan 21    Basketball at Faith

Jan 22    ISM Touch Invitational Tournament

                MS Boys B tennis v Ateneo B 8am and v Brent B 1pm

Jan 26    IASAS Basketball Teams arrive, ISM Teams Depart for IASAS

Jan 27-29 IASAS Basketball at ISM

Jan 27-29 IASAS Rugby/Touch at Taipei, Swimming at KL, Tennis at Singapore

Jan 29    MS PRFU Juniors Touch/Tackle Rugby tournament at ISM

                JV Touch at UP for UP Invitational Touch Tournament

Jan 31    3rd season sports tryouts begin for HS teams (Track/Softball/Badminton)

Feb 3     3rd season sports tryouts begin for MS teams (Track/Softball/Badminton/Mixed Touch)

Feb 12   Brent track meet for MS/HS

Feb 19/20            ISM International Swim meet

Feb 26   ISM Track Meet

Mar 2    IASAS Cultural Convention Teams Depart

Mar 3-5 IASAS Cultural Convention (Art/Music @ JIS, DDDF @ ISKL)

Mar 5    ISM Goodwill Gymnastics Meet

MS 2nd Season Sports awards Feb 9 4pm ES Gym (Touch/Tennis/Rugby/Basketball)

HS 2nd Season Sports awards Feb 11th 5:30pm HS Gym (Touch/Rugby/Tennis/Basketball/Swimming/Cheerleading)

BEARCAT DEN:

Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den:

Mon, Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm  and 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Tues and Thurs afternoons from 2:30-4pm. Thanks to all our great volunteers. If you are interested in joining our group of volunteers in the Bearcat Den please contact our BCD volunteers coordination Chantel (fam.wanten@hotmail.com) or pop in to the Den near the HS Cafeteria and talk with one of our volunteers they will be very happy to make you welcome.

ATAC Announcements Week of Jan 10-14

IASAS BASKETBALL HOUSING:

IASAS Basketball will be taking place at ISM Jan 27-29, 2011 and housing placements are now being accepted. As of this week we have 60 students housed but we require 100 housing slots in total.

All 1st season athletes who were housed this is your time to fulfill your responsibility and offer housing for Basketball. All varsity and jv basketball teams should also have returned housing forms by now as well. We welcome offers of housing from anyone in our ISM community. Please support the ATAC Department by getting these forms in ASAP. We still require 40 slots for visiting IASAS athletes.

Go Bearcats show your pride and support of the program and get behind our teams by hosting a pair of visiting players from our IASAS sister schools. Housing forms are available from ATAC office or on the ATAC Blog at

http://atac.ism-online.org/iasas-basketball-jan-26-31-2011/

IASAS BASKETBALL: Please see the IASAS Basketball Championships schedule in this bulletin. I hope many of the ISM community will come and support our teams during this event. We hope to have full gyms and a great atmosphere for all our visiting teams. Come out and cheer for the Bearcats.

Whilst our Basketball teams are battling here at home our other season 2 teams will be doing the same in Taipei (Rugby/Touch), Singapore (Tennis), Kuala Lumpur (Swimming). To all our travelling teams and coaches we wish you the best of luck at IASAS. All the action/results from all IASAS events can be followed by visiting the IASAS website where you can find links to results and live streaming for some of the events. Visit www.iasas.asia for all the 2nd seasons IASAS Championships action!

 GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found by going to the GAME SCHEDULE tab on the ATAC page of the ISM website. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Access to the game schedule page is also available via the ATAC blog. Click on the Bearcat logo to be directed to the game schedule page.  http://atac.ism-online.org

 ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – JAN/FEB: (for ALL match/schedule details check game schedule page as above)

Jan 14   HS Basketball at Brent

                MS/HS rugby v BSM and Faith at ISM HS field from 3:30pm

                Swim team to Bangkok for pre-IASAS meet

 Jan 15    jv/varsity Rugby at Brent

                Jv/varsity touch at Faith

                MS boys and girls Basketball at ISM

                Varsity girls Basketball at ISM

                PRADA Chess at ISM

ISTA MS boys A tennis v Ateneo  A at CSA from 1pm

ISSA Tennis at CSA

PRADA boys Tennis at ISM

Jan 21    Basketball at Faith

Jan 22    ISM Touch Invitational Tournament

                MS Boys B tennis v Ateneo 8am and v Brent B 1pm

Jan 26    IASAS Basketball Teams arrive, ISM Teams Depart for IASAS

Jan 27-29 IASAS Basketball at ISM

Jan 27-29 IASAS Rugby/Touch at Taipei, Swimming at KL, Tennis at Singapore

Jan 29    MS PRFU Juniors Touch/Tackle Rugby tournament at ISM

                Jv Touch at UP for UP Invitational Touch Tournament

Jan 31    3rd season sports tryouts begin for HS teams (Track/Softball/Badmintion)

Feb 3     3rd season sports tryouts begin for MS teams (Track/Softball/Badminton/Mixed Touch)

MS 2nd Season Sports awards Feb 9 4pm ES Gym (Touch/Tennis/Rugby/Basketball)

HS 2nd Season Sports awards Feb 11th 5:30pm HS Gym (Touch/Rugby/Tennis/Basketball/Swimming/Cheerleading)

 BEARCAT DEN:

Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den:

Mon, Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm  and 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Tues and Thurs afternoons from 2:30-4pm. Thanks to all our great volunteers.

ATAC Announcements Week of Dec 13-15 2010

IASAS BASKETBALL HOUSING:

IASAS Basketball will be taking place at ISM Jan 27-29, 2011 and housing placements are now being accepted. As of this week we have 55 students housed but we require 100 housing slots in total. Please go to IASAS Basketball tab on the blog for more information and the IASAS Basketball Schedule

All 1st season athletes who were housed this is your time to fulfill your responsibility and offer housing for Basketball. All varsity and jv basketball teams should also have returned housing forms by now as well. We welcome offers of housing from anyone in our ISM community. Please support the ATAC Department by getting these forms in ASAP. It would be great to have the housing completed before we go on Christmas break! Go Bearcats show your pride and support of the program and get behind our teams by hosting a pair of visiting players from our IASAS sister schools. Housing forms are available from ATAC office or on the ATAC Blog at

http://atac.ism-online.org/iasas-basketball-jan-26-31-2011/

 ATAC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found by going to the GAME SCHEDULE tab on the ATAC page of the ISM website. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Access to the game schedule page is also available via the ATAC blog. Click on the Bearcat logo to be directed to the game schedule page.  http://atac.ism-online.org

ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – for Jan: (for ALL match/schedule details check game schedule page as above)

MS 2nd Season Sports awards Feb 9th

HS 2nd Season Sports awards Feb 11th

 BEARCAT DEN:

Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den:

Mon, Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm  and 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Tues and Thurs afternoons from 2:30-4pm. Thanks to all our great volunteers. The Bearcat Den will go into Christmas hibernation from Tuesday Dec 14 and will reopen on Wednesday Jan 12th 2011.

ATAC Announcements Week of Dec 6-10 2010

IASAS BASKETBALL HOUSING:

IASAS Basketball will be taking place at ISM Jan 27-29, 2011 and housing placements are now being accepted. As of this week we have 45 students housed but we require 100 housing slots in total.

All 1st season athletes who were housed this is your time to fulfill your responsibility and offer housing for Basketball. All varsity and jv basketball teams should also have returned housing forms by now as well. We welcome offers of housing from anyone in our ISM community. Please support the ATAC Department by getting these forms in ASAP. It would be great to have the housing completed before we go on Christmas break! Go Bearcats show your pride and support of the program and get behind our teams by hosting a pair of visiting players from our IASAS sister schools. Housing forms are available from ATAC office or on the ATAC Blog at

http://atac.ism-online.org/iasas-basketball-jan-26-31-2011/

 ATAC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found by going to the GAME SCHEDULE tab on the ATAC page of the ISM website. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Access to the game schedule page is also available via the ATAC blog. Click on the Bearcat logo to be directed to the game schedule page.  http://atac.ism-online.org

ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – NOV/DEC: (for ALL match/schedule details check game schedule page as above)

PRFU Rugby Tournament at ISM HS field from 8am MS/JV rugby teams competing Dec 11th

Varsity Touch at Nomads Tournament from 1pm Dec 11th

Varsity/JV Tennis at CSA Dec 11

MS Girls Tennis at ISM Dec 11

Wall climbing Invitational at ISM MS Gym Dec 11

Last Day of School for 2010 DEC 15th Noon dismissal

 

MS 2nd Season Sports awards Feb 9th

HS 2nd Season Sports awards Feb 11th

 

BEARCAT DEN:

Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den:

Mon, Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm  and 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Tues and Thurs afternoons from 2:30-4pm. Thanks to all our great volunteers. The Bearcat Den will go into Christmas hibernation from Tuesday Dec 14 and will reopen on Wednesday Jan 12th 2011.

ATAC Announcements Week of Nov 29-Dec 3rd

ISM Basketball Invitational:

Last weekend ISM hosted 3 local schools for the HS boys and girls basketball invitational. Our ISM boys team, despite being decimated currently with injuries, put up a great effort v Don Bosco and Claret to lose both games by 2 points in the dying seconds. The boys showed great determination to battle hard against a superior team in La Salle Zobel on Saturday morning but they were simply too good and ran away with a victory. La Salle went on to defeat Claret in the final 90-40 in a one sided affair.

Our Bearcat girls showed some great form and solid defense to win their first two games and then narrowly lost their Saturday morning game against UA & P. This 2-1 record got them into the final for a rematch with University of Asia and Pacific and after going down by 14 points in the 2nd quarter the Bearcats fought their way back into the game.

In the dying seconds and being a point down ISM was able to steal the ball and make a layup attempt but the ball would not drop and U A&P won a very exciting match. This was great IASAS preparation for our girls team to play 4 games over the Friday/Saturday and really help give them confidence for a great IASAS tournament in January.

Well done to both our girls and boys teams last weekend and the coaches.

 IASAS BASKETBALL HOUSING:

IASAS Basketball will be taking place at ISM Jan 27-29, 2011 and housing placements are now being accepted. As of this week we have 35 students housed but we require 100 housing slots in total.

All 1st season athletes who were housed this is your time to fulfill your responsibility and offer housing for Basketball. All varsity and jv basketball teams should also have returned housing forms by now as well. Please support the ATAC Department by getting these forms in ASAP. It would be great to have the housing completed before we go on Christmas break! Go Bearcats show your pride and support of the program and get behind our teams by hosting a pair of visiting players from our IASAS sister schools. Housing forms are available from ATAC office or on the ATAC Blog at

http://atac.ism-online.org/iasas-basketball-jan-26-31-2011/

 ATAC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found by going to the GAME SCHEDULE tab on the ATAC page of the ISM website. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Access to the game schedule page is also available via the ATAC blog. Click on the Bearcat logo to be directed to the game schedule page.  http://atac.ism-online.org

 ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – NOV/DEC: (for ALL match/schedule details check game schedule page as above)

MS/JV rugby v BSM at ISM Dec 3 from 3:30pm

Varsity/JV Rugby at Brent from 3pm Dec 4

Varsity/JV/MS Touch at ISM v Faith/Brent Dec 4

Varsity/JV Tennis at CSA Dec 4

MS Tennis at ISM Dec 4

Wall climbing Invitational Dec 11

PRFU Juniors MS/JV Rugby at ISM 8am-Noon

Last Day of School for 2010 DEC 15th Noon dismissal

 BEARCAT DEN:

Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den:

Mon, Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm  and 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Tues and Thurs afternoons from 2:30-4pm. Thanks to all our great volunteers. The Bearcat Den will go into Christmas hibernation from Tuesday Dec 14 and will reopen on Wednesday Jan 12th 2011.