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Primary School Sport: Dipping into competition

Primary Sport action coming thick and fast! Our young athletes were in action again with more basketball and football, plus it was the turn of our swimmers in their first Meet of the Year!

To stay on top of all the action, I strongly encourage you to regularly review the Primary School Sports Fixtures Google Calendar, which can also be found along all school calendars at calendar.standrews.ac.th.

We are coming to the last week of children learning their first sport with us during their PE/swim lessons. From the week beginning 30 September they will start to learn a new sport. We have had a lot of positive feedback from parents saying how much their children are enjoying particular sports and wanting to extend that into our after school sports program. Also, coming up is our 1000 meter running challenge for KS2. This challenge gives us an indication of children’s fitness levels and then we monitor this throughout the year. Plus, we are looking at our strongest runners from year 5 and 6 to go and compete in the BISAC Cross Country, in which our U11 girls have won 2 years in a row.

Basketball

Well done the U11 girls basketball team who started off their TISAC season with a convincing win. We have a really full basketball program ahead with many opportunities for all the girls to represent STA.

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At the weekend our Flames B/C teams from girls and boys went to their first Basketball tournament of the year. The children should be very proud of themselves with some really positive performances and results from our teams. The girls team were undefeated, plus Sujaan and Nahna both received player of the tournament awards from all the coaches.

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Football

Last week the U11 Girls and the U9 boys had friendlies during their training time. The girls continue to work hard and will improve as the year goes on, while our U9 teams really do look in great form for the season ahead. 

This week the friendlies continue with our U11 Boys teams in action. Below are some great photos of last weeks football tournament.

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Swimming 

Our 8 & Under Marlins had a great start to the swimming competition season, with lots of smiles and personal best times from our swimmers this past Sunday 29th September as they competed at Tiger Prawns Invitational. Awesome effort from everyone involved... including our parents.

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Term 1 Sports Fixtures/Competition and Tournament

  • 30 Sept - U11 Boys B football vs Heathfield @ Soccer Pro, 3.15 pm kick off
  • 2 Oct - U11 Girls Basketball vs BCB @ BCB, midday leave, 1 pm tip off
  • 4 Oct - U11 Boys & Girls BPS basketball invitational, 1.45 pm leave 
  • 5 Oct - BPS Tiger Sharks Sprint Challenge - Boys and Girls 8 & over
  • 18 Oct - U11 Girls TISAC Basketball vs PREP @ PREP, midday leave, 1 pm tip off
  • 30 Oct - U11 Girls TISAC Basketball vs SATH @ STA, 1pm tip off, 12.40 m meet
  • 1 Nov - TISAC dance Competition
  • 2 Nov - BISAC End of Season U11 (Girl A & Boys A)Basketball Tournament - RIS
  • 3 Nov - BISAC Cross Country (Year 5/6 Girls and Boys)
  • 5 Nov - U11 Boys TISAC vs DUS @ STA, 1 pm Tip off, 12.40 pm meet
  • 9/10 Nov - IBS Swim Festival
  • 14 Nov - Red Ball Friendly Vs BPS & Nist
  • 14 Nov - U11 Boys TISAC Basketball vs ASCOT @ ASCOT, midday leave, 1 pm tip off
  • 16 Nov - HIS football Cup - U11 Boys (A team) U11 Girls (A team) U9 Boys (A team) and Girls (A & B team)
  • 16 Nov - Orange Ball Tennis - BPS
  • 21-24 Nov - BISP Football tournament 
  • 23 Nov - Swim Bull Dog Cup - PREP
  • 29 Nov - U11 TISAC Basketball Tournaments
  • 30 Nov - Gymnastics- Bambi Games TCCS
  • 30 Nov - STA Swim Champs
  • 30 Nov/1 Dec - Gymnastics FOBISIA Games- BPS
  • 1 Dec - U8 Red Ball Tennis - ISB
  • 6 - 9 Dec - NAE Games, Vietnam 

Weekend Sports Program

This year St Andrews International School Bangkok have looked at ways to give more variety for our children at our weekend sports program. Below are the timings of the different sports on offer. Please sign up on Moodle for this opportunity or contact Mr Damon.

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Nord Anglia Games

One of our overseas trips during Term 1 is the NAE Games (Dec 6-9), which is a 2-day tournament combining basketball and tee-ball. This year we travel to Vietnam for 4 days. It is a great, fun tournament for the children and the PE look forward to taking the 20 children from Year 5 & 6 on the trip. Children have now been invited and also children have been put on a waiting list in case a place becomes available. 

BISP Soccer 7s

The first overseas trip of the year is at the BISP Soccer 7s (Nov 21-24). This is a 4-day football trip where we stay on Surin Beach at the Novotel Hotel. The tournament is the biggest school football tournament in Asia and is one of our favourite trips. Children have now been invited and also children have been put on a waiting list in case a place becomes available. 

Keep in touch

Please stay up-to-date by joining our STA Flames & Marlins Facebook group for parents and students who are part of our Sport Programme.

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

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).