3rd Season sports are fast approaching (Badminton, Softball and Track & Field) see tryouts and practice schedule via the ATAC blog schedules pages.
ISM will host IASAS Tennis Jan 30-Feb 3. A big THANK-YOU to ISM families that agreed to host an IASAS Tennis athletes. I am pleased to say that all slots are now confirmed. You will receive your information letter with all details this week with guest names/pick up times etc. Letters will be distributed to your children via the divisional offices. For more general information about housing at IASAS tournaments see the housing and hosting page….http://atac.ism-online.org/iasas/iasas-housing/
IASAS Tennis matches start Thursday Jan 31st, the schedule is very busy with 204 matches to be played over the 3 days. To help you understand the schedule a match consists of 3 singles games S1, S2, S3 and 2 doubles games D1 and D2.There is also an 8th or alternate player for each team who play matches as a part of the tournament. The alternate player can be used in case of injury/illness in singles or doubles if needed. To win the match you need to win 3 out of the 5 games. It is a round robin format with all teams playing each other by Saturday lunch time and then Saturday afternoon the finals are played based on the round robin results.
All 8 courts on our new roof facility plus our 2 courts at the covered court will be utilized for the tournament so there will be plenty of great tennis matches to watch during the 3 days. For those of you that are unaware or are new to ISM both our ISM boys and girls teams are defending IASAS champions and our girls team is going for a 3rd win in a row this year. The event will be live streamed via www.iasas.asia and IASAS tournaments are wonderful events to host and we look forward to putting on a great event for the visiting teams in our new facility. We hope for great support from our ISM community during the event to cheer on our teams as they do battle against the IASAS schools.
Whilst we are hosting tennis our other 2nd season teams will be battling it out at the following venues for their season ending IASAS Championships and we wish them the best of luck. You can follow their progress via live score sites at www.iasas.asia
- Rugby/Touch at Kuala Lumpur
- Basketball at Singapore
- Swimming at Taipei
Please come along and check out the action when we host our IASAS friends from Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Bangkok!
Our girls basketball team with another win over Faith last Saturday morning have now qualified for the ISSA league semi finals, details of date/time for this match are still to be decided. Well done also to the Varsity boys Rugby team who took out the local league final on Saturday with a thumping 55-5 win over Faith. They then played a tune up game vs local league team the Vipers and had another big win 64-15.
This coming week ISM will host some of the Faith Academy Hardeman Cup games on Thursday and Friday after school. Varsity girls will play at 4pm Thurs and Fri, JV boys will play at 4pm both days and the Varsity boys will play at 5:30pm. Tournament games will continue at Faith all day Saturday. This will be the final chance to support our varsity basketball teams at home before they go to IASAS so come out Thurs/Fri to cheer them on!
A great way to stay in touch with the ISM ATAC program is to subscribe via RSS feed to the ATAC blog and also to follow via twitter (see twitter feed on the blog home page). Each Monday I will post the weeks happenings and highlight important events for students and parents information on the ATAC blog and in the regular Friday parent bulletins.
GAME SCHEDULE PDF: (access to game schedule information) Information about all mid-week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found via the ATAC blog. 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. Click on schedules tab or the Bearcat logo to be directed to the power school secure site http://powerschool.ismanila.org/public/
You will need your power school user name and password to access the game schedule pdf.
HS Student registration for ATAC activities: (new for school year ’12-13) A Google doc registration is now available for all HS students who will take part in any ATAC seasonal sports teams, MUN and Cultural Convention programs. Please take the time to complete this online registration for activities that you plan on joining this school year. Please access the form via the HS Student Registration tab found under the Helpful Shortcuts bar on the ATAC blog home page. *please note this is for HS students only and you must use your school email address to access the link. Personal gmail or hotmail addresses will not allow you to access the page.
BEARCAT DEN: http://atac.ism-online.org/bearcat-den/
Our Bearcat Den is open for business, please drop by to check out the range of Bearcat products. We have a great team of volunteers who run the den and are always looking for more people to help out. If you are interested in joining a fantastic group please contact any of our den members during den opening hours. We have a new volunteer coordinator thanks so much to Carolyn for stepping forward to take on this role. If your interested in joining the Den volunteers please contact Carolyn Ching for details firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for new volunteers and encourage parents from ES/MS to join our group.
Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den: Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm and each afternoon from 2:30-4pm.