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Primary School Sport: Football’s coming home

90 Primary children represent STA at the HIS Festival! Plus we had the U11 BISAC Tennis Singles Tournament.

At the weekend 90 of our Primary footballers, of which 50 were girls, played their last tournament of the year. It was a great morning of football for our children and a real coming together for a large portion of footballers and parents to play and cheer for one last time.

Also, well done to all our Primary tennis players who competed at the U11 BISAC end of season tournament.  Please read our tennis section for more details.

Plus last week we also had the Year 6 Sports day and our Primary badminton players had their end of season tournament.


What an incredible morning of football with 90 of our children competing in the last tournament of the year.  We had the most participation by any Bangkok school which reflects the expansion of opportunities available to our STA children. Out of the 90 children involved 5 children were playing in their first ever tournament for STA.

In the end our teams reached 4 finals and won 2 with our U9 girls and U11 boys Flames teams becoming Champions. The rest of the teams all finished runners up or 3rd which shows the depth we have within our football programme.


Well done to all the Flames Tennis players who participated in the U11 BISAC singles on Saturday. There were over 80 boys and 40 girls competing in this tournament with fantastic performances being shown by all the players and it was great to see our players continuing  to develop their game.

Congratulations to Yuzu and Yaya who made it to the final in the A draw competition. Runa and Grace were undefeated and came first place in their groups in the B draw competition.

U11 BISAC singles U11 BISAC singles U11 BISAC singles


It was our badminton players’ turn last week to show their skills in their end of season TISAC badminton tournament.  All the players had really positive results all winning medals. Out of the 13 schools involved we game 2nd in both the U11 and U9 categories, with our U11/U9 girls Gina and Prize both winning their tournaments.  Well done to all involved.


Sports Day

Another week and another Sports Day. This time it was our Year 6 children who tested their sports skills against the new challenges of the 4 Sports Zones. In a close competition Akha House were crowned 2019 House Champions winning by only 18 points.  

This week we have more Sports days.

  • 15 May - Year 2 Sports Day - 8.00 a.m.- 10.00 a.m.
  • 16 May - Year 3 Sports Day - 8.00 a.m - 11.20.00 a.m.
  • 17 May - Year 1 Sports Day - 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
SPORTs day


Our U11 boys teeball team were in action last week in their BISAC friendly. These friendly matches are great preparation for the FOBISIA Games coming up in June and our children are progressing well.  In the game our children were convincing winners. Well done boys.


Next up we have a very important FOBISIA teeball friendly with Patana on 14 May.

  • 14 May - teeball @ BPS - FOBISIA team, 2.15 p.m. leave (FOBISIA teams)

Friday ‘Night’ Game #3 and U11 3on3 Championships

On 17 and 18 May, we have two big basketball events for our U11s to enjoy, starting with our FNG#3 against visiting teams from Pattaya and Phuket. This will be a fun event with music and dance as usual, as well as an exhibition 3on3 game featuring our own coaches against some of our U16 ballers.

Tickets are 50 thb and go on sale in the PE department. We’re asking all parents and non-participating students to buy a ticket. All proceeds go to charity.

You’ll need to show your ticket on the door.

friday night game flames u11 championships


It will not be long before 40 of our athletes travel to Phuket to represent St Andrews International School Bangkok at the Primary FOBISIA Games. The Games start on 11 June (travel to Phuket on 10 June) with 3 days of sporting competition (swimming, athletics, teeball and football) before heading home on 14 June. Once again it will be a tough few days with our children competing against some of the best sports schools in Asia.

We have some fixtures arranged for our children before the Games. These are brilliant opportunities for the children to play in their teams before the big three days.

  • 11 May - HIS Football Festival

  • 14 May - Teeball @ BPS - FOBISIA team - 2.15 p.m. leave

STA Kit List (uniform shop):

  • Football shirt x 1 (if you child does not play football then they will not need one)

  • PE shorts x 3

  • STA Cap x 1

  • Blue Football Socks x 1 pair

  • PE top with Flames teeball Logo

  • STA swim suit x 1

  • STA swim cap x 1

  • PE top or Marlins top optional for swimming event x1

  • Athletics vest x1

  • Tour bag x 1 (if they have stock, if not child's own bag is fine)

  • STA new Tour top x 1

Children are allowed one top free.  So if you do not have a Tour top then please go to the uniform shop and say your child is part of the Primary FOBISIA team and they will give you the tour top for free.  If you already have a tour top from a previous trip/tour with us then you can get one of the other tops you do not have for free.


On Saturday 25th May, our Primary school will be holding Mini Marlin Mayhem swim competition specifically designed to give our Learn To Swim and developmental swimmers the opportunity to race and represent our school. Kindly stay tune for further information.


Some of the Events coming in Term 3

  • 8 May - U11 Boys Teeball friendly @ NIST, 2.15 p.m. leave

  • 9 May - TISAC Badminton Tournament

  • 11 May - HIS Football Festival

  • 11 May - BISAC Single Tennis Tournament @ ISB and BPS

  • 14 May - Teeball @ BPS - FOBISIA team - 2.15 p.m. leave

  • 18 May - NIST Gymnastics

  • 25 May - Mini Marlin Mayhem

  • 31 May - U9 Invitational Tennis vs BPS

  • 8 June - U10 Orange and Green Ball Tennis Tournament

  • 10 - 14 June - Primary FOBISIA Games

  • 15 - 16 June - U10 - U14 Invitation Tennis vs Thai & Singapore Jr Team

Keep in touch

Please stay up-to-date by joining our STA Flames & Marlins Facebook closed group for parents and students who are part of our Sports Programme. We try to add as many of the events we go to and also keep you updated on fixtures, competitions and tournaments coming up.

As it’s a closed group not open to the general public, please complete the questions so that we know if you’re part of our STA community.

Parents may post to this group and it’s been great to see some of your photos of our children in action!

New range of supporter T-shirts

We know how supportive our parent community is in the lives of our students at St Andrews International School Bangkok - it’s one of the things that makes our school so special - and we are excited to announce that we have a new range of parent supporter T-shirts just for you.

These great shirts are now available at the Uniform Shop at both Primary and High School for the very reasonable price of 250 baht (220 baht for the sleeveless top). Be a part of the team.

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Sporting Conferences

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 Damon (damon.se@standrews.ac.th).