After the success at the BISP Soccer 7s in Phuket, our Primary teams have a busy schedule come January. For our Blaze teams we have the TISAC season which will involve league games and also a tournament. This is a great opportunity for all the children in our football squads to represent St Andrews International School Bangkok again.
In January we have the HIS International Tournament that falls on the same weekend as FOBISIA for gymnastics, so some girls will have a tough job to decide which they would like to do. For this tournament we would like to take two U9 boys/girls teams and then our U11 boys/girls Flames. Unfortunately, at this current time there is no space for any U11 Blaze teams.
In February we have the BISAC end of season football tournament where we will take our U11 Flames teams. In March we have the new NAE football tournament (only for U11) in Vietnam. At this current time the tournament hasn’t got a great intake of teams who can take part. For this reason we may have to wait until the tournament grows before entering. I will know more come the end of January.
Also, in March we have the Patana U9 tournament where we hope to take both U9 girls teams and 2 or 3 boys teams.
So much on offer for our children who enjoy football.
Our STA Dance team will perform their routine that won them 1st place at the TISAC Dance Competition during the Christmas Concert on 12 December.
We’re planning two camps over the holidays before Christmas: our Multi-Sport Camp and our Basketball camp. More details will follow by email soon.
We appreciate that you are often hearing different acronyms - TISAC, BISAC, FOBISIA - that we are involved in but may not know much about them. We hope that the following overview will therefore be useful.
We are currently members of four conferences or organisations:
TISAC: Thailand International Schools Activities Conference
We have been members for many years. This has 16 schools involved which vary in size from small to very large. Currently, we mostly enter Blaze teams in TISAC. There are leagues and tournaments in several sports from U9-U19 and next year, TISAC will also start its own multi-sport Games for Primary children.
BISAC: Bangkok International Schools Athletic Conference
This is our first year in BISAC. The 12-school membership includes the largest international schools in Bangkok in leagues and tournaments across many sports, from U9-U19, split into four seasons through the year. BISAC schools also run invitational tournaments.
FOBISIA: Federation of British International Schools in Asia
This has three major multi-sport Games per year (Primary, U13 and U15) that take place in Phuket against other schools across Asia. There are also single-sport events in Tennis, Golf, Swimming and more, which take place across Asia and provide some amazing travel opportunities.
NAE: Nord Anglia Education
We are part of the South East Asia division and meet for a U11 multi-sport Games once a year. Our schools take it in turn to host the NAE Games.
In addition, we are part of the wider circuit regionally which means we are invited to a whole range of other events across Thailand.
Currently we are able to offer STA students opportunities through these conferences in Football, Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Badminton, Golf, Teeball, Track and Field, Triathlon, Cross Country.
If you have any questions about these conferences, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Ollie (HS - firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Damon (PS - email@example.com).
Term 2 Sports
There are some new developments for Term 2 ECA sports. We are always trying to offer even more sporting opportunities for our children and hopefully our new Sports Programme for Term 2 will not disappoint. These will all start from 14 January.
Open badminton will continue (2 slots: 2.45 - 3.45 p.m. and then 3.45 - 4.45 p.m.) - Sports Hall
Due to the large number of U9 girls who want to play football, the STA Girls’ football @ Soccer Pro will be split into a Flames and Blaze teams with another BSS coach to work alongside Mr Stuart.
STA Badminton/open badminton (more badminton for our children and a chance for children who want to play more and also for children playing for STA in Term 2 competitions) - Pridi Soi 41 - 2.45 - 4.15 p.m.
An email will be sent to invite children to be part of the STA badminton going over to Pridi Soi 41.
Cricket and striking games on the field - 2.45 - 3.45 p.m.
Athletics @ track TBC - 2.45-4.15pm
Dates for your diary
We have some major sports competitions coming up this term. Please keep the following in your diary.
Term 2 (just some of the events next year)
11-13 January - Swimming FOBISIA
19-20 January - Gymnastics FOBISIA
18-19 January, Harrow International Football 7s, U9 Girls & Boys Flames and Blaze, U11 Boys Flames, U11 Girls Flames
2/3 February - TISAC Primary Games
2 February - BISAC Girls and Boys U11 Football Tournament
7 February - U9 Invitational Tennis Vs Bangkok Patana
9 February - U11 STA Invitational Tennis
2/3 March - Marlin Mayhem
16/17 March - BISAC Swim Champs
23 March - BISAC Athletics U11
30 March - Gymnastics Moose Games
30 - March, U11 NAE SEA Football Tournament, depending on schools attending.
27/28 April - BISAC Gymnastics
3-5 May - BISP Flying Fish Swimming
4-5 May - BISAC U11 Tennis
11 May - Harrow Football Festival
18 May - NIST Gymnastics
25 May - Mini Marlin Mayhem
30 May - U9 Invitational Tennis Vs Bangkok Patana
8 June - U9 Orange Ball Tennis Tournament
10 - 14 June - Primary FOBISIA Games
Here is a small selection of fun videos from last year for you to enjoy and remember what a fantastic year of sport we had:
If you any questions about Primary Sport you can either email Mr Damon (firstname.lastname@example.org) our Head of Primary PE or book an appointment to speak to him about the opportunities your child’s/children’s will have at STA.