Nord Anglia Education
St Andrews Bangkok
17 June, 2019

Primary School Sport: FOBISIA success in Phuket

Primary School Sport: FOBISIA success in Phuket Our FOBISIA children return after fun and success at the Games, plus our U9 basketball teams and young tennis stars prove the future is bright.

Our FOBISIA children return after fun and success at the Games, plus our U9 basketball teams and young tennis stars prove the future is bright.

Primary FOBISIA Games

Last week Year 5&6 FOBISIA athletes from St Andrews International School Bangkok went to Phuket for their annual Games of swimming, athletics, teeball and football. Our children were excellent as always and not only produced some brilliant displays across the sports but also showed the teamwork, resilience and determination our STA children are renown for.

The level of performance at these Games was the hardest yet with very strong competition from the other 5 schools.

Three out of our 4 Teeball teams were undefeated in their tournaments, with the A & B teams becoming FOBISIA Champions and the C team coming runners up after a count back on runs scored.

Lots of personal best were achieved in athletics and swimming which shows the individual progress made this year. Unfortunately, we just missed out on third place in the athletics and were 6th in swimming.

The last day of the Games saw the boys’ and girls’ football tournaments. In the morning the boys started slowly but then found their normal high levels, with both our boys’teams finishing runners up to some really strong teams. In the afternoon the girls had a tough competition with both teams finishing 4th Place.

Overall, it was a great trip and the children were brilliant. All the teachers were very proud of the children and it was a joy to be part of such a special team.


On Thursday last week our young basketballers played their end of season Game @ Patana. Over 30 children played in their first competitive basketball games and loved every minute of it. The coaches from Patana were very impressed with the skill levels of our children. All our teams won their games with the future looking very positive for our basketball teams.

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

There are no longer any lunchtime squads.


U11 Boys: 17 June


U11 Girls: 17 June


Saturday training: 22 June


There was some fun Tennis on the weekend for STA Flames tennis players who competed in the friendly tournament against Thai & Singapore teams. Well done to all players and thank parents for supporting us throughout the year.

Our Flames Tennis player Yuzu in Year 6 has put in another great performance by winning 3rd place in the U11 Girls Singles Shell-TTA UTR Junior Circuit 3. Well done Yuzu.  Keep up the good work.


Here are some of the events coming up for our Primary students:

  • Y6 Swim Carnival on Monday, 17 June from 9.00 - 10.00 a.m.
  • Y1L Swim With Parent on Tuesday, 18 June from 12.15 - 12.45 p.m.
  • Y1C Swim With Parent on Wednesday, 19 June from 8.30 - 9.00 a.m.
  • Y1H Swim With Parent on Wednesday, 19th June from 9.00 - 9.30 a.m.

Please be reminded that only the Monday’s ECA and Swim Squad are still running, including Monday, 17 and 24 June.

Some of the Events coming in Term 3

  • 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 (