Nord Anglia Education
St Andrews Bangkok
10 June, 2019

Primary School Sport: Friday Night Game fun

Primary School Sport: Friday Night Game fun Our Primary School dancers and cheerleaders impress in final Friday Night Game. One of our biggest events of the year is upon us. FOBISIA children head out for their annual Games and we look forward to celebrating our children’s achievements at this year Sports Awards.

Our Primary School dancers and cheerleaders impress in final Friday Night Game. One of our biggest events of the year is upon us. FOBISIA children head out for their annual Games and we look forward to celebrating our children’s achievements at this year Sports Awards.


Well done to all the dancers and cheerleaders who performed at the Friday Night basketball games last week at St Andrews International School Bangkok.  A truly awesome display of teamwork, symmetry and skill. The girls looked like they had a great time. A big thank you to the hard work of the dancers/cheerleaders and also to Miss Cherry.

Primary FOBISIA Games

Today our FOBISIA athletes head out to Phuket for their annual Games of swimming, athletics, teeball and football. Our children have been preparing for a long time for these 5 days away and will look to show off their skills in this highly competitive A league tournament against the best sporting school in Asia. All the best to all the children.

Primary Sports Awards

It has been an action packed year of sport at St Andrews International School Bangkok and on 19 June we celebrate our brilliant children at the 2019 Sports Awards. Yes, these awards include individual awards that coaches have selected from a year of sport, but this awards celebration is far more than that with all the children who have competed for STA this year coming together to celebrate their year. The awards start at 3.30 p.m. in the Sports Hall. After the awards ceremony there will be food for both children (outside the Drama Studio, BBQ) and parents (Year 6 area). To finish the awards off there will be a disco for the children in the Drama Studio. Tickets go on sale today from the main Primary Accounts Office.

Training Dates/Last sessions

All lunchtime squads will finish on 14 June.


U11/U9 boys - 17 June

U7 boys - no more sessions

U11/U9 Girls - 4 June

Development Friday Football - 14 June


U11 Boys - 13 June

U11 Girls - 17 June


Tuesday training - 11 June

Thursday training - 13 June

Saturday training - 22 June


Cheerleading - 10 June

Dance squad - 12 June


Great to see our STA tennis program is growing! On Saturday morning we had 18 players joining in the Orange ball & Green ball Tennis Friendly Fixture Vs Harrow International school. All players had a wonderful time on court playing their matches. Well done to all players who participated in this fun event and big thanks to parents for your continued support.


Well done to all our Swim Carnival participants including Year 2, Year3, Year 4, and Year 5 swimmers this past week, the swim team would like to thank all the class teachers involved for making this event possible. Also, a big shout out to all the parents for coming out to support your child at this successful event. In the meantime, Year 6 will be looking forward to their own Swim Carnival on Monday, 17th June. Please kindly be reminded that they will be needing a house t-shirt, swimsuits, goggles, and a cap.

A big thank you to all Y1 parents for making our Swim With Parents such a highly enjoyable event where our Year 1 had a chance to showcase their swimming ability in front of their parents.

NAE Staff Football

On Saturday the great footballing minds (not bodies) of STA came together to test themselves against one of our Nord Anglia neighbours, BVIS.  It was a close game for the first 40 minutes but then the superior fitness levels of the STA staff took over and produced some champagne football for the home support.  Well done to all the teachers involved.

Some of the Events coming in Term 3

  • 10 - 14 June - Primary FOBISIA Games

  • 13 June - U9 Girls and Boys Basketball @ Patana - 2.00 p.m. leave

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

  • 19 June - Primary Sports Awards - 3.30 - 6.30 p.m.

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.

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 (