Football News: BISP Football 7s
The BISP Football tournament will take place in Phuket from 22 - 25 November. This is one of our favourite trips of the year. The competition is strong with most of the strongest schools’ football teams participating in the event. We always compete well and in recent years, especially in the Primary, have come close to winning. Last year our style of play and the way our teams play such brilliant football, was noticed by lots of parents and coaches from other schools.
This year we again stay at the Novotel on Surin Beach. It’s a great location for the children to combine a competitive 2-day football tournament with spending time at the beach and hotel pool. On the first night there is an Italian buffet, second night a Thai buffet and the final night a BBQ/ice cream and cinema night. I am sure the 30 Primary children going to Phuket on 22 November are really excited about the trip.
It will be great to see you there if you are coming to Phuket to watch your child/children. We very much enjoy how our parents make it feel like a real STA family trip and the coaches really appreciate your support. Please feel free to be involved in the trip and make this an excellent experience for the children. At no point on this trip do you take your child away from us without permission from the coach. It is important we know where all the children are at all times.
Please feel free to pop in on the Saturday night when the children will be enjoying a BBQ and having a cinema night at the hotel.
On the day (Thursday 22 November):
With Loi Krathong on the 22nd, please can children come in in their Loi Krathong outfits and then change into their tour tops and travel clothes at break time. They should put their bags in the breakout area of the Sports Hall when they arrive in the morning and go straight to class as normal. After break time (10.20 a.m.) they should come to the Hall and sit in their teams. We will then leave at 10.45 a.m. and head to High School on shuttle buses from where we will change to the bigger buses to travel to the airport.
We will email to let you know we have arrived safely in Phuket.
Your child should have already received a paper copy of their medical form to take home. Please fill it in and return it to the School Office as soon as possible.
Please put any medicine in a clear plastic bag with clear instructions and hand it over to the coach in charge of your child beforehand or in the Sports Hall (22 November) before we leave.
Passport or Thai ID Cards:
Please can all children hand in their Passports or Thai ID's to Mr Bob/K.Seung in the PE Department by Tuesday 20 November.
We will allow mobile phones to be brought on the trip BUT all phones will be handed over to the teacher in charge of your son/daughter in the Sports Hall before we leave. There are no IPADS, IPODS, MP3 players allowed on the trip.
The kit list is below:
Tour Shirt (to travel in)
Long trousers (jeans etc.)
T-shirts and at least one long sleeved top for sun protection
Pyjamas or night clothes
St Andrews Cap (for sun protection)
Football boots for grass
2 pairs of school football socks
2 pair of school football shorts
2 new style school football shirts
Sun Cream (appropriate factor)
After bite cream or lotion
Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb etc. all packed in a wash bag
St Andrews Travel Bag
Plastic bags for dirty laundry and wet clothes
A mobile phone (optional)
Sandals or flip flops
We are edging ever closer to our trip to Cambodia with only two weeks to go. Please make sure that you have all the kit ready for Games. Basketball tops, tour tops and PE tops should all have been handed over for printing (where applicable).
On the day:
Your child should arrive at school in their tour top and whatever else they would like to wear. They should come to the Sports Hall at 8.00 a.m., put their bags in the breakout area and sit down. We will leave for the airport at 8.30 a.m. Our flight is PG 939H.
We will email to let you know we have arrived safely in Phnom Penh. Please look on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.
Food on Friday 30 November:
Once we check in at the airport there will be a chance to go to the Bangkok Airways Lounge for some snacks plus there's food on the flight. If you do not want your child to eat any of these options then please prepare a lunch/snacks for them to eat on the plane.
Your child will receive a paper copy of their medical form to take home (Monday 19 November). Please fill it in and return it to the main School Office by Monday 26 November.
Please put any medicine in a clear plastic bag with clear instructions and hand it to Mr Damon on 30 November.
Please can all children hand in their Passports to Mr Bob/K.Seung in the PE Department by Wednesday 28 November.
We will allow mobile phones to be taken on the trip BUT all phones will be handed over to the teacher in charge of your son/daughter in the Sports Hall before we leave. There are no IPADS, IPODS, MP3 players allowed on the trip.
If you have any questions or concerns please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the time-frame and the hectic schedules of our children, could the children please do their best to be at the following training sessions:
- Wednesday 21 November: 3.00 -4.00 p.m. on the field
- Wednesday 28 November: 3.00 - 4.00 p.m. on the field
Also, every break time (10.00 - 10.20a.m.) until the Games we have batting practice in the Sports Hall. These small sessions could make all the difference when it comes to tournament day.
NEW STYLE TOUR Tops are now available and FREE. Yes no charge. Please can your child try one on and leave it in the shop for printing. We will give you notice when they return.