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Primary Physical Education: 

FS & KS1 Water Safety Theme Week

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

FS & KS1 Water Safety Theme Week

Teaching children basic water survival skills is all part of learning the importance of being able to swim. This week our Patana Foundation and KS1 children took turns demonstrating the Water Safety slogan REACH OR THROW, DON'T GO. During their swimming lessons at Patana, children are encouraged to play learning games which include a wide variety of simple but fundamental skills like floating on their backs, blowing bubbles, swimming through hoops and picking up sinkers underwater. All of these skills lead to building our children's confidence in the water. 

Here are some tips from Laurie Lawrence who has pioneered the water safety programme 'KIDS ALIVE, DO THE FIVE'

Kids Alive - Do The Five!

1. Fence the pool
2. Shut the gate
3. Teach your kids to swim - it's great
4. Supervise - watch your mate and
5. Learn how to resuscitate

Source: http://kidsalive.com.au/

 

Jojina Wilson,

FS/KS1 Aquatics Instructor Administrator & Patana Tiger Sharks Coach 

Bangkok Patana School


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Record Breakers 2012

Published Monday, March 12, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

An Olympic performance at this year's Primary Record Breakers!

The Olympics came early to Patana this year as many of our finest young athletes took to the athletics track and field for their annual Primary Record Breakers.   Over 80 of our students rose to the challenge and got out of bed early last Saturday to record their best times and distances over 8 athletics events.  The weather conditions were not ideal as we experienced some extreme heat and humidity, however it certainly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and determination of our students.

Record Breakers is about giving those students who enjoy their athletics the opportunity to record times and distances over a range of athletic events and to try to beat the school records.  The morning began on the track with the 60m dash and then the 600m/800m distance races.  Great times were posted across the age groups; however the heat was clearly taking its toll.  Two records were broken, first of all in the Year 5 60m dash (Luke Abai Haddon) and then the Year 4 600m (Yoran Van Keer). 

For the second half of the morning the athletes moved to the field events where they would rotate from one event to another.  These events mirror those at the Primary FOBISSEA Games and were the high jump, long jump, three springs jump, tee ball throw, basketball chest push, and quoit throw.  The many parents who had come to cheer the athletes on were treated to some fantastic performances and twelve records were broken in the field making a grand total of 14 records overall.  This was an awesome achievement and I’m sure that many of the records achieved will stand for many years to come.

Listed below are all of our primary records with those newly set highlighted:

1

Girls 60 Meter Dash YEAR 4

9.70

2002

ISABEL FAULKNER  -  BPS

2

Boys 60 Meter Dash YEAR 4

8.87

2011

LUKE ABAI HADDON  -  BPS

3

Girls 60 Meter Dash YEAR 5

9.44

2011

SARAH BRENNER  -  BPS

4

Boys 60 Meter Dash YEAR 5

8.69

2012

LUKE ABAI HADDON  -  BPS

5

Girls 60 Meter Dash YEAR 6

9.00

2011

CATHERINE VEASEY  -  BPS

6

Boys 60 Meter Dash YEAR 6

8.78

2011

ALEXANDRE LACROSE - BPS

7

Girls 600 Meter Run YEAR 4

2:14.74

2011

MONIQA NIELSEN  -  BPS

8

Boys 600 Meter Run YEAR 4

02:14.8

2012

YORAN VAN KEER - BPS

9

Girls 800 Meter Run YEAR 5

3:06.00

2008

ELEANOR SPENCER-HARTY  -  BPS

10

Boys 800 Meter Run YEAR 5

2:51.00

2008

ROSS NICHOLSON  -  BPS

11

Girls 800 Meter Run YEAR 6

2:44.35

2001

AMY BELMONT  -  BPS

12

Boys 800 Meter Run YEAR 6

2:39.90

2002

WILLIAM REYNOLDS  -  BPS

13

Girls Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 4

27.34m

2010

CHRISTINE SMITS  -  BPS

14

Boys Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 4

31.49m

2012

SANTIAGO IBARRECHE - BPS

15

Girls Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 5

32.30m

2011

CHRISTINE SMITS  -  BPS

16

Boys Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 5

39.37m

2012

REMINGTON BRANDT  -  BPS

17

Girls Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 6

34.55m

2007

MEAGAN PHONGMEKIN  -  BPS

18

Boys Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 6

44.03m

2012

SEBASTIAN TAMACAS - BPS

19

Girls Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 4

5.59m

2011

LUCY THOMPSON  -  BPS

20

Boys Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 4

6.16m

2012

EEMELI HEISKANEN - BPS

21

Girls Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 5

6.14m

2012

EARN WONGHIRUNDACHA - BPS

22

Boys Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 5

6.35m

2012

LUKE ABAI HADDON  -  BPS

23

Girls Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 6

6.48m

2010

ANGELINA SIDDONS  -  BPS

24

Boys Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 6

6.61m

2011

CHRISTIAN DUNN  -  BPS

25

Girls High Jump YEAR 4

1.07m

2011

MONIQA NIELSEN  -  BPS

26

Boys High Jump YEAR 4

1.17m

2010

BENEDICT WINYARD  -  BPS

27

Girls High Jump YEAR 5

1.30m

2008

PEACHY ELLIS  -  BPS

28

Boys High Jump YEAR 5

1.24m

2012

LUKE ABAI HADDON  -  BPS

29

Girls High Jump YEAR 6

1.43m

2009

PEACHY ELLIS  -  BPS

30

Boys High Jump YEAR 6

1.40m

2012

BENEDICT WINYARD  -  BPS

31

Girls Long Jump YEAR 4

3.43m

2007

ELEANOR SPENCER-HARTY  -  BPS

32

Boys Long Jump YEAR 4

3.80m

2002

MICHAEL TYRELL  -  BPS

33

Girls Long Jump YEAR 5

3.81m

2012

MONIQA NIELSEN  -  BPS

34

Boys Long Jump YEAR 5

4.60m

2012

LUKE ABAI HADDON  -  BPS

35

Girls Long Jump YEAR 6

3.88m

2009

PEACHY ELLIS  -  BPS

36

Boys Long Jump YEAR 6

4.36m

2003

BENSON PANG  -  BPS

37

Girls Other CHEST PASS YEAR 4

10.30m

2011

MONIQA NIELSEN  -  BPS

38

Boys Other CHEST PASS YEAR 4

12.10m

2011

REMINGTON BRANDT  -  BPS

39

Girls Other CHEST PASS YEAR 5

11.94m

2011

CHRISTINE SMITS  -  BPS

40

Boys Other CHEST PASS YEAR 5

14.10m

2010

ROBBIE HINE  -  BPS

41

Girls Other CHEST PASS YEAR 6

12.32m

2012

CHRISTINE SMITS  -  BPS

42

Boys Other CHEST PASS YEAR 6

15.02m

2010

TRISTAN WALLACE  -  BPS

43

Girls Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 4

18.96m

2010

ZAHRA POONEVALA  -  BPS

44

Boys Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 4

27.07m

2011

LUKE ABAI HADDON  -  BPS

45

Girls Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 5

24.30m

2012

MONIQA NIELSEN  -  BPS

46

Boys Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 5

27.64m

2010

JOSHUA MCGOVERN  -  BPS

47

Girls Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 6

25.80m

2010

OLIVIA ALMOND  -  BPS

48

Boys Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 6

30.95m

2009

HEIN HTET MACARTHUR  -  BPS

A huge thank you to all of the children who took part and the parents who supported during a very enjoyable morning of athletics.  The event itself would not have been possible without the many staff and parent volunteers and also a group from Chulalongkorn University who offered their generous services on the day.

Well done to all of our Patana Primary athletes!

Chris Meller

Primary PE Team

For more pictures click here http://www.patana.ac.th/Primary/viewGallery.asp?hGalleryID=1444

 

 

 


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Under 9 Invitational Football Tournament 2012

Published Monday, March 05, 2012.
Last updated: Thursday, March 08, 2012

Patana U’9s Take Centre Stage at our very own Invitational Football Tournament 

Saturday 3rd March dawned clear and bright with the promise of another hot and humid Bangkok morning.  This would have been welcome if we had been spending a day at the beach but with our annual invitational U’9 Football to look forward to the extra layer of sun cream was certainly slip, slap and slopped! As one of my favourite events of the year I was delighted to have 5 schools competing in 3 different competitions of the Boys Championship, Boys Plate and Girls Championship. It was great to have 4 Patana Boys and 2 Patana Girls teams getting the opportunity to play and to support our Primary ethos of Sport For All, Striving For Excellence. A huge thank you to all of the students and parents who played and supported on the day and to all of the Coaches who made it possible. Please read some of our short team write ups below to find out how our teams got on!

Andrew Tatam

Head of Primary Physical Education

 

The Patana Year 3 Football team were taking part in their first school competition when they joined the Patana Under Nine Football Tournament on Saturday.

In spite of limited practice time together as a squad this term, the boys gave an excellent account of themselves, playing with some skill and determination against teams a year group older.

After a comfortable 7-0 victory over Patana Orange, the boys faced stiffer opposition in Shrewsbury B. The two teams were very evenly matched throughout with Shrewsbury coming back from a one goal deficit with two breakaway goals to record a 2-1 victory.

The young Tigers now needed to win their next two games to secure a place in the final and, without playing consistently at their best, these victories were achieved: 3-1 against Patana Black and 4-0 against Harrow B.

As expected, the Final was to be against Shrewsbury B and a chance to make amends for that earlier defeat. The game reflected the first encounter with end to end play at a cracking pace and chances created by both teams. William Ahl broke the deadlock to put Patana ahead but another swift breakaway saw Shrewsbury level with a fine headed goal. Just when it seemed like the game would go into Golden Goal extra time, Nicky Bocan squeezed a shot in by the near post after a good passing movement. The defence held out resolutely and the Year 3’s had won the Plate Final by 2-1.

Stand-out performances were from inspirational captain William Ahl, stalwart defenders Oliver Kerr and Shawn Richardson and speedy winger Prompt Sudlabha. However, all the players did their bit in a very satisfying morning’s football that augurs well for the future.

Team: Simon Scheibli, Shawn Richardson, Oliver Kerr, Kasper Lundgaard, William Ahl (captain), Matthew Lertsmitivanta, Prompt Sudlbha, Nicky Bocan, Peyton Picciano, Benjamin McCartney

Mr Hockley

 

The atmosphere was electric and the stage was set for a fantastic day of football, the boys Tiger team were raring to go.  The team had worked hard for the tournament and confidence was high after their recent success in the U11 BISAC tournament.  Nonetheless the boys knew that they could take nothing for granted.

The team got off to a great start in the group stage beating St Andrews 4 – 0 and then Bangkok Prep 3 – 1.  Harrow were next and the boys let down their guard at the start and went down 1 – 0, it was tense for a few moments but the boys fought back to win 3 – 1.  The final group game was against Shrewsbury who had a strong team.  The boys focused and caught them off guard beating them 4 – 0 thanks to some great long range shots from Eemeli.

The Tigers were through to the final and would play Shrewsbury again, who would certainly not make the same mistakes again in underestimating the might of the Tigers.  It was a very hard fought and tense game which was 0 – 0 at full time, extra time and ‘golden goal’ would follow.  It was hard to watch, however after a goal line scramble the Tigers were able to score and the game was over.  The Tigers had done it and proudly accepted the title of Championship winners.

Well done boys, a well deserved gold medal!

Mr Chris Meller

 

By the time the BISAC U/9 invitational tournament arrived, a group of year 4 footballers had been separated from their peers and formed into the formidable Patana Blacks.

In the group stage of the tournament, the Patana Blacks had a mixed bag of results. In the first game, they were drawn against Shrewsbury White and the match saw a lot of free flowing football and plenty of shots on goal, with Patana Black unlucky to lose 1-0.  This was followed by a game against Harrow B, with some key tactical changes including a defender becoming a striker, to bolster the team attack.  This resulted in a 2-0 win against Harrow B and a 3-0 against Patana Orange. The final pool game was against the Patana Yr.3 Team.  The Year 3s were lightning fast, with great counterattack and passing skills - a team that finished off very well.  Our team, no matter how hard we tried could not keep up with them and eventually lost 1-3.

This meant we went through to the bronze medal play-off.  This was another game against Patana Orange, who were formidable opponents, given their knowledge of our game plan, strengths & weaknesses.  In the end, due to our new found striker Sithi Srichawla 4H who scored a tremendous hat trick the Patana Black team became deserving bronze medalists, 3-0 in the final.

Well done to all the Patana Black team and especially those boys who were 'risk takers', volunteering to try new positions and giving it there absolute best. 

Mr Brad

 

The Patana Orange team certainly started the tournament with an early wake up call against a very fast and skilful Patana Year 3 Team who just did not stay still. Several goals were conceded but there was plenty to think about in preparation for their next match. As each game progressed the team work and confidence continued to grow and a fine 2-0 win against Harrow B was a great result for the team. The Oranges eventually came 4th in the group and had a play off against our very own Patana Black Team which unfortunately they lost. 4th Place it was a enjoyable morning of football all around.  Well done to the Boys!

Mr Amuchou

 

Patana Blacks – Girls

Saturday’s tournament was the first time the Patana Blacks had played together and it was also the first time for many of the girls to have represented the school. Our first match was against the Patana Tigercubs. We went into the game as underdogs but some solid defence and great saves by goalkeeper Pin Assakul (4H) saw us walk away with a nil all draw. Unfortunately through some lapses of concentration we narrowly lost our next two pool games against Harrow A and Harrow B. This meant the girls were playing for third and fourth place against Harrow ‘B’. The girls had improved with every game but we were yet to score any goals. Our aim was to score at least one goal in our last match. Well, with solid attacking play, plenty of teamwork and passing not only did we score once but twice thanks to Janelle De La Cruz (3R). The girls walked away from the morning with some great memories, smiles and a well deserved bronze medal. Remember that our Year 3 and 4 Girls Football ECA is on a Thursday in Term 3 Girls and we would love to see you there!

Miss Fiona

 

The Patana Tiger Cubs were certainly ready to give the tournament their best shot and after a shaky start to the day with a 0-0 draw against Patana Black the Tigers began improving with every game. They narrowly lost their next match against Harrow ‘A’ but rallied with some great running and passing football to beat Harrow ‘B’ 4-0. This win meant the Tigers were through to the final, again facing Harrow ‘A’. The girls were very supportive of each other and played well as a team in very hot conditions. In the final the girls managed to keep their cool and at full time thanks to a great save by Ella Abai Haddon (4G) and fantastic defending from Philine Baak (4R) the game was drawn. This meant “Golden Goal”extra-time. Unfortunately Harrow scored the golden goal from the kick-off and the Tigers finished with the silver medal. Well done to all the girls for playing so well and we look forward to working with you again in Term 3.

Miss Michelle (Molly)

 

Well done again to all of the Patana under 9 teams!

Goooo Patana!!!!!!!!!!!

For more pictures click here http://www.patana.ac.th/Primary/viewGallery.asp?hGalleryID=1437

 


Comment By blake carter 

i really like the U9 football tournament because this is my second time to win a big tournament thank you for letting me join the team Mr.Chris

Published on Thursday, March 08, 2012

World Book Day 2012

Published Thursday, March 01, 2012.
Last updated: Thursday, March 01, 2012

'READ ALL ABOUT IT' 

"Primary PE Students Enjoy World Book Day!"

Even in Primary PE lessons everyone 'dropped everything' to read for ten minutes on World book Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great work year 4!

The Primary PE Team 


Comment By Andrew Tatam 

Great stuff Year 4! Great to see everybody taking the time to pick up a book even when staying fit and healthy at the same time!

Published on Thursday, March 01, 2012

Key Stage 1 and Foundation Sports Days

Published Thursday, February 23, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, February 24, 2012

A Magical Sporting Performance by our Key Stage 1 and Foundation Students

Thanks to Coach Jo from the Swim Team for putting this together!

Last Wednesday and Thursday our Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage students took part in their annual Sports Days.  This is a week we always look forward to in the PE Department as the Primary Back Field becomes a hive of activity and colour as each class spread themselves around the various stations.  With such a wide variety of activities it is a great opportunity for the students to demonstrate their athletic prowess and show their peers and parents how much they have learnt in their PE lessons.

Each event has a wide variety of activities as varied as the Hockey Dribble Challenge, Javelin Throw, Three Spring Jump and the Obstacle Course.  It certainly is an exhausting morning as they are given six minutes at each station.  Our Key Stage 1 students were first up on the Wednesday and they certainly didn’t show any sign of nerves as they got stuck into the events.  There were some amazing performances on display and it was clear that the students were thoroughly enjoying themselves.  Each class gave it their all and by the end there were some exhausted looking faces.  After saying some thank yous’ and giving out the participation ribbons the students were treated to a well deserved ice lolly!  Well done everyone!

 Miss Betsy and Miss Fiona write regarding our Foundation Stage Sports Day 

Once upon a time (Thursday 22nd February) all the Foundation Stage students visited a land far, far away (the Primary fields), to participate in their annual Sports Day. The theme was fairy tales and children’s stories. The children tried to see if they could run as fast as the gingerbread man, make Humpty Dumpty fall off his wall, help Jack collect and sort his magic beans and even go for a ride on Aladdin’s magic carpet! Displaying the skills they have been developing in their PE lessons the children made a marvellous effort, especially for the K1 students who were participating in their first ever Sports Day! Well done.

As always our parents showed up in large and encouraging numbers.  In many cases they were as enthusiastic as the children, cheering them on and in some cases having a go.

A big thank you to all the PE/Swimming staff, class teachers, support staff, parents and of courses the stars of the show the students who helped to make the Sports Days such an enjoyable and successful event.  A final and well deserved thank you must go to the Year 6 students who helped out so enthusiastically with our KS1 sports morning and acted as great role models.

Our younger athletes have done us proud once again, well done!

Primary PE Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more pictures click here:

Years 1 and 2  http://www.patana.ac.th/Primary/viewGallery.asp?hGalleryID=1425

Foundation Stage http://www.patana.ac.th/Primary/viewGallery.asp?hGalleryID=1424

 

 


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Sun Smart 2012

Published Friday, November 25, 2011.
Last updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012

Sun Smart 2012

Remember to keep sun smart everyone!!

Thanks to Coach Jo from the Swim Team for putting this together!


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Try A New Sport Week 2012

Published Thursday, February 02, 2012.
Last updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012

Primary “Try a New Sport Week” provides many risk taking

opportunities for students in Key Stage 2

The first week of team saw our year 3 to 6 PE. curriculum put on hold with our second annual “ Try a new Sport Week’’ taking the stage. The students certainly rose to the challenge and enjoyed making their own choices of what new sports or activities to learn.

The Primary P.E. and Swim teams were called into action to offer some alternative sports and activities and some interesting talents emerged! Learning opportunities offered during the week included Yoga, Thai Dance, Kwik Cricket, Uni Hoc, Cyber Mats, Aussie Rules, Netball, Kabaddi, Takraw, Badminton, Frizbee Golf, Swedish Long ball, Bouldering, Flippa Ball and Ultimate Frizbee. Phew!

Many children really were risk taking to the max and tired something that had never even heard of before, which was very rewarding to see.

Some comments from the students included;

Aussie Rules

Year 4 – I like kicking the ball and being able to score 6 or 1. It was quite tricky!  

Year 5 – It was a fast game with a lot of running. I enjoyed passing but it was a hard skill to master.

Kabaddi

Year 4 – It is fun because I like running around and it is also very challenging trying to hold your breath at the same time.

Year 5 – It was hard to hold my breath and to keep away from the other team.

Badminton

Year 5 – Badminton was really good and I enjoyed hitting the shuttle cock high over the net and playing with friends.

Year 4 – It was a fun but also hard as the racket was small and the net high. I enjoyed playing against my friends too.

Year 3 – We loved it, yeah!

Cyber Mats

Year 6 – The dance game on the Cyber Mats was awesome!

Year 5 – It was fun with Games that I had not played before.

Year 4 – It is fun to tap all the direction with my feet and I enjoyed the wiggle game the best.

Kick Cricket

Year 5 – I enjoyed batting against “Robbie the train” as he bowled so fast!

Takraw

Year 5 –Takraw was fun and I enjoyed kicking the ball cover the net.

Year 3 – I found it hard but like using the inside of my foot and enjoyed playing the game.

Thai Dance

Year 3 – I enjoyed dancing with my hands and being a Thai person I liked doing it!

A huge thank you to all of the Primary Swim and PE teams for coming forward with such a wide range of exciting new learning experience to try. Also to all of the students who leapt at the chance to make exciting choices and try something new!

Mr. Andrew Tatam

Head of Primary Physical Education.

 


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Patana Students do well at the “Manila Kids Goodwill Games”.

Published Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
Last updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Champions of the “Manila Kids Goodwill Games” (Baseball)

By:  Sebastian Tamacas (6O) and Remy Brandt (5S)

Last weekend we, Remy Brandt (Y5) and Sebastian Tamacas (Y6), participated in the Under 11’s Division of the “Manila Kids Goodwill Games”, a baseball tournament in the Philippines.  The purpose of these games is to promote youth baseball throughout Southeast Asia. 

We were both selected to be in the U11’s “Bangkok All Stars”, along with other boys from NISTand ISB.  The team has been practising together for the past eight months and travelled to Manila on Thursday January 12th. 

The “Bangkok All Stars” played against 4 Manila teams; they played two games on Friday, two games on Saturday, and the final game against the home team on Sunday morning. 

The Bangkok All Stars were undefeated and won the Final game 5 - 0. 

Well done boys!!

The Primary PE Team.


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FOBISSEA 2012 Starts Here

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Preparations for FOBISSEA 2012 are Underway

70 of our finest young athletes took to the swimming pool this week for the first of our FOBISSEA swimming time trials.  This marks the start of a long journey for the students as the selection process begins here. There were some superb performances as each students was given an opportunity to demonstrate their freestyle, breast stroke, back stroke and butterfly strokes over 50m.  Selection is going to be very tough this year!!

Thank you to all those parents who turned out to support their children and those that helped with the time keeping. 

Keep up the good work everyone,

The Primary PE Team

 

 

 


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Sports Day 2011 Video Compilation

Published Wednesday, December 07, 2011.
Last updated: Friday, December 09, 2011

Sports Day 2011 Video Compilation

Check out the videos below and you’ll see some great pictures and action videos of out recent Key Stage 2 Sports Days. 

Double click the picture to make it bigger.

 

Thanks to Coach Jo from the Swim Team for putting these together!

Great work everyone!!!


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Key Stage 2 Sports Days 2011

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
Last updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011

 Key Stage Two Sports Days Run, Jump and Throw themselves into the Primary Arena

Last week our Key Stage 2 students took to the track and the field for their annual Sports Days.  The weather was unseasonably warm but this certainly didn’t deter our students from giving it their all during the circuit and track parts of the mornings or dampen their youthful enthusiasm. Yet again there were many great performances from all of the Year Groups and we were treated to some superb athletics both in the field and on the track! 

The students’ sports day is split into two sections, the circuit and the track.  In the circuit the students get an opportunity to try a variety of 10 athletic activities and field events, earning valuable points for their class.  For the second part of the competition all of the children move to the track where they get the chance to perform in front of their peers, parents and teachers in a range of individual and team races once again earning valuable points for their classes. 

Our Sports Days are designed so that all of our children have opportunities to succeed and all points gained are important but our students still work towards the goal of being champions on the day. Our four winning classes this year were as follows but huge congratulations to everyone who did their very best for themselves and their peers throughout the mornings;

Year 3 =          3B 

Year 4 =          4H

Year 5 =          5S

Year 6 =          6M

Once again we would like to thank the many parents for coming to support, many of whom entered into the spirit of the occasion by participating in the parents race, an event which the children always love to see.

Finally a big thank you to all the staff that made the events possible and of course the stars of the show, the students who once again helped to make our Patana Sports Days 2011 such successful and enjoyable events.

Keep up the good work students and remember, on Saturday March 10th we have Primary Record Breakers where you’ll really get a chance to show off your athletic skills!

A final well done to all of the students for striving to be the best that they can be.

 

The Primary PE Team 

For more pictures click here http://www.patana.ac.th/Primary/viewGallery.asp?hGalleryID=1377

 


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Under 11 BISAC Basketball 2011

Published Tuesday, November 22, 2011.
Last updated: Friday, November 25, 2011

  Bouncing into the Big Time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘A dream come true', Dario Notarangelo 6G 

It was another very busy weekend in the Patana PE calendar and the primary basketballers were in action and raring to go in their BISAC U11 Basketball tournament at ISB and Patana.  The teams were feeling confident and excited as they had prepared hard for the event. 

The boys headed off to ISB with the Tigers representing Patana in the Championship and our Orange and Black squads in the Cup Tournament.  In the pool stage the Tigers were looking very strong and finished top after beating ISB 2 and Shrewsbury, this set up a semi-final with NIST.  The Tigers proved too strong, NIST were no match for the awesome shooting skills of Louise, Dario, Ben, Kevin and the powerful rebounding skills of Ruben, Sebastian, Jayden and James.  The Tigers were through to the final against ISB, a repeat of last year where Patana lost by one point.  Would this be our year??

The atmosphere for the final was electric and the boys knew that they would need to focus and concentrate hard if they were going to beat ISB.  It was a fantastic start as Jayden tapped the ball to Ben from the tip-off and he ran down the court to score an easy layup.  From that point on the boys never looked back as they rose to the occasion and played some of their best basketball, ISB never stood a chance as the Tigers won 25-17.  A fantastic game and an experience I’m sure the boys will remember for many years to come.  Well done Tigers, we’re proud of you!

Mr Brad writes regarding our Orange and Black teams in the Cup competition:

The Patana Boys Black & Orange teams had a great day of basketball on Saturday, playing in the BISAC Cup competition at ISB.  The Orange team played great basketball all day, to make the semi-finals, only to face their friends and fellow Patana team – the Blacks (for the second year in a row).  In the semi-final, both teams played impressive team basketball, with the Blacks progressing to the Grand Final of the Cup and the Orange team going into the play-off for Bronze. 

Patana Orange played Shrewsbury in the third and fourth place play off, in a game that was dominated by Orange from the start, even with Shrewsbury playing a zone defence. Patana eventually took third place convincingly.

For Patana Black, it was a ‘clean sweep’ – winning every game they played, with some awesome work in the key and under the basket, with Patana only losing six rebounds in defence and attack for the entire tournament. In the final against NIST, it was 14-8, with NIST a deserving Silver winner, but Patana Black took the Gold for the second year running.

Throughout the tournament and in training in 2011 the teams have shown  great character, determination, sportsmanship and adherence to the team ‘game-plan’, which resulted in the results they deserved.

Congratulations!

Mr Tatam writes regarding our girls:

Patana had stepped in to host the U’11 Girls Basketball as due to fixture congestion Shrewsbury could not this year.  The floods had taken their toll as several schools were unable to attend but that certainly failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the 6 teams which took part.  The girls proudly matched the boys by fielding 3 teams with our Patana Tigers playing in the Championship and our Patana Black and Patana Orange taking their place in the Cup.

Having coached our U’11 Girls Basketball ECA this year with Khun Patcharee, all of the hard work by all of the 40+ girls who attended and not just the 24 who represented us in BISAC certainly paid off.  The Black and the Orange teams both played with great skill and understanding and their confidence grew throughout the tournament with both teams beating both Shrewsbury and ISB on the way to the Cup Final.  The Blacks proved just a little too strong in the end and were crowned Cup Champions (also for the second year running) with the Oranges a well deserved second.

I had expected much of my Patana Tigers Team and they certainly did not let me down with an assured performance from start to finish.  In the Round Robin they dispatched both Shrewsbury Storm and ISB Black by 30 points while trying to keep the scoring down.  The final was against a much more determined ISB Black team and they scored first to lay the gauntlet firmly with us.  Our girls were not to be denied though as they combined strong defence, great vision and lethal rebounding and shooting to win 22 to 4.

A great achievement for all of our U’11 basketballers.  Well done girls!!

It is also an incredible statistic that none of our 6 boys and girls teams lost to anyone other than Patana. To beat that we currently hold the clean sweep of BISAC U’11 sports in Boys and Girls Tee Ball, Football, Athletics and now Basketball.  An amazing achievement, that all of our Primary students should be justly proud.

Well done to all the coaching staff and all the parents who managed to juggle their day between the many Patana events and still found time to cheer on our teams.  Lastly to all of the students who attend our Tuesday Basketball ECA whether they were invited to play on this occasion or not.

Goooooo Patana!

 

The Primary Physical Education Team

For more pictures click here; http://www.patana.ac.th/Primary/viewGallery.asp?hGalleryID=1371


Comment By Dario 

Love Basketball, thats the results after good practise!!!!!!!!!!

Published on Thursday, January 19, 2012

FOBISSEA 2012 Preparations start here!

Published Monday, November 21, 2011.
Last updated: Monday, November 21, 2011

Primary FOBISSEA 2012 Preparation Starts Here!

In Years 4, 5 and 6 children become aware of a great sporting opportunity available to them known as FOBISSEA or more correctly the Primary FOBISSEA Friendly Games.

For many children and parents alike the concept of what it is and who it is for can be very confusing. The FOBISSEA (Foundation of British International Schools in South East Asia) Friendly Games is a sports festival which is competed between British International Schools across South East Asia. Patana are in Group A with the following other large schools; Tanglin Trust School from Singapore, The British International School of Jakarta, BIS Phuket, Harrow International School, Shrewsbury International School with Alice Smith and Garden International School from Malaysia making a total of 8 schools in our group. This year the Games will be held here in Bangkok and our hosts will be Shrewsbury. We will still stay in a hotel as a team for 3 nights starting on Wednesday 13th June and compete on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of June. Over 3 days of competition the children will compete at Football, Tee Ball, Swimming and Athletics. Our team will consist of 6 boys and 6 girls in each of 3 age categories of U’9, U’10 and U’11 making a total of 36 children. Obviously not everybody can go but if your child is interested in trying out for the team they will have to meet our challenging selection criteria in Term 2. Selection for the teams will be based upon the balance of the team being selected and upon the children’s performances during their ECAs and timed or measured events held during Term 2.

If children wish to be available for selection they must meet the following ECA criteria in Term 2:-

Monday          -   Athletics ECA (optional but recommended in preparation for the must attend  

                          Record Breakers on Saturday 10th March)

Tuesday         -   Tee Ball ECA

Wednesday   -   Non Tiger Shark FOBISSEA Swimming ECA - only for children who are not Tiger

                          Shark swimmers already.(optional with all children having to attend at least one

                          time trial gala during Term 2)                     

Thursday       -  Appropriate age group Football ECA

Friday             -  Free afternoon 

We realise that this is a large commitment and it is important to remember that attending all of the ECA’s is not a guarantee of selection as we can only take 6 boys and 6 girls for each of the Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 age groups. Please note that strict age rules apply for FOBISSEA.

If you would like your child to try out for our FOBISSEA team in June you need to sign up for the relevant Year group Girls or Boys FOBISSEA Games option on the ECA sign up for Term 2. Tuesday Tee Ball and Thursday Football ECAs will be automatically signed up by joining the FOBISSEA option. You will still need to sign your child up independently for the Monday Year 4 to 6 Athletics ECA and please note that if your child is not a Tiger Shark that they will need to sign up for the Wednesday Non Tiger Shark ECA separately. If you have any questions relating to the Games and your child’s involvement please feel free to contact me at antt@patana.ac.th

Please also note that if selected your child would be expected to attend our Monday, Tuesday and Thursday ECAs and our Wednesday Swimming if not a Tiger Shark in Term 3.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Andrew Tatam

Head of Primary Physical Education

For more pictures of FOBISSEA 2011 click here http://www.patana.ac.th/Primary/viewGallery.asp?hGalleryID=1244 


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Things to try at home while the school is closed if you are KS2.

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Last updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Physical Development Opportunities

Key Stage 2

 

Have a go at some of the activities below and see how well you can do!!!  Remember, it’s all about setting yourself a personal challenge and enjoying what you do.

1. See how long you can skip without stopping. 

    - Set yourself a target eg. 10 skips, 20 skips or even 100.

    - How long can you skip for, if you can get someone to time you?

2. Practise throwing and catching a ball, on your own or with a friend.

    - See if you can do it with one hand. 

    - See how many times you can do it without dropping it.

    - How high can you throw it and catch it.

    - Can you clap when the ball is in the air?  How many times?

    - Practise some of the ball handling skills we did in our basketball unit.

    - Throw and catch off a wall.

3. Practise your swimming strokes.

   - Set yourself a distance challenge.

   - Ask a friend to time you over a distance of your choice.

   - Spend time working on your weakest stroke.

4. If you have an opportunity practice bouncing or kicking a ball with a friend.

5. Ride your bike, scooter, roller blades or have a bounce on your trampoline. 

6. Research an Olympic sport and an athlete from your country.  Display your information as a poster and we can display it!

Stay fit, stay healthy and have FUN!


Comment By Patty 4E 

I did all of it and I enjoyed myself. If possible can you post some more?

Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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