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Primary Physical Education: 

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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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


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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.


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

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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

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 

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