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Primary Physical Education: 

Record Breakers 2009

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

Year 5 and 6 Excel at their Primary Record Breakers 2009


On Saturday 14th March the annual Primary Record Breakers Athletics meeting took place during the afternoon on our Back Field, Sports Hall and Hard Court areas. This event normally offers the opportunity for any of our budding young athletes from Year 4, 5 and 6 to challenge themselves over 8 track and field events to challenge their personal best performances and those elusive school Records. Unfortunately our Year 4 athletes were unable to attend this year due to the hand, foot and mouth outbreak. The event proved as popular as ever with 50 children from Year 5 and 6 taking advantage of this opportunity to challenge themselves across a range of track and field events.


All of the athletes performed very well with many achieving personal bests or attempting new events in a competitive situation for the first time. There are a few children who deserve special mention as consistently excellent performers across many or all of the 8 of the track and field events on offer. From Year 5 Angelina Siddons 5A came away with 3 firsts, 3 seconds and 1 New Record, Eva Smiley 5G 2 firsts, 2 seconds and 4 thirds, Olivia Almond 5K 3 firsts and 4 thirds, Taran Muthukumaran 5K 4 firsts, 1 second and 1 New Record and Karatae Uahwatanasakul 5N 2 firsts, 1 second and 2 third place finishes. From Year 6 Peachy Ellis 6H skipped away with 3 firsts, 1 second and 3 New Records, Molly Frain 6H 2 firsts, 4 seconds, 1 third and 1 New Record, David Gist 6B 4 firsts, 1 second, 3 thirds and 3 New Records and Hein Htet MacArthur 6J with 4 firsts, 2 seconds, 1 third place and 2 New Records. Other record breakers on the day were Ciaran O’Kane 5M and Kate Wattanavekin 6B. An incredible 13 School Records fell during the afternoon some of which had stood since 2002 and several of them were broken by several of the competitors in that age group.


I was lucky enough to be present for what was certainly my stand out personal performance of the day which came in the High Jump from Peachy Ellis in the Year 6 competition where she jumped a superb 1.43m a full 21cm higher than the previous record and 7cm higher than her previous personal best height.


A big thank you to the Primary P.E. Team and all of the other teachers and parents who helped during the afternoon as time keepers, event marshals and team leaders. Also a huge well done and congratulations to all of the children who took advantage of this marvelous opportunity to challenge themselves.


Next on the track is the BISAC Track and Field event Saturday 16th May so keep training!



Andrew Tatam

Head of Primary Physical Education


BPS - Records
1 Girls 60 Meter Dash YEAR 4 9.70 2002 ISABEL FAULKNER  -  BPS
2 Boys 60 Meter Dash YEAR 4 9.57 2002 MICHAEL TYRELL  -  BPS
3 Girls 60 Meter Dash YEAR 5 9.66 2006 YASMIN SALCE  -  BPS
4 Boys 60 Meter Dash YEAR 5 9.10 2005 MATTHEW INGRAM  -  BPS
5 Girls 60 Meter Dash YEAR 6 9.06 3/15/2009 PEACHY ELLIS  -  BPS
6 Boys 60 Meter Dash YEAR 6 8.90 3/15/2009 DAVID GIST  -  BPS
7 Girls 600 Meter Run YEAR 4 2:23.47 2006 HELENA MARTIN  -  BPS
8 Boys 600 Meter Run YEAR 4 2:18.18 2006 HARRY BROOKES  -  BPS
9 Girls 800 Meter Run YEAR 5 3:06.00 3/17/2008 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 22.55m 2006 HELENA MARTIN  -  BPS
14 Boys Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 4 30.10m ######## GENE RATANDAROS - BPS
15 Girls Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 5 31.26m 2006 MEGAN PHONGMEKIN  -  BPS
16 Boys Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 5 37.60m 3/15/2009 TARAN MUTHUKUMARAN  -  BPS
17 Girls Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 6 34.55m 3/17/2007 MEAGAN PHONGMEKIN  -  BPS
18 Boys Other T-BALL THROW YEAR 6 39.98m 3/15/2009 DAVID GIST  -  BPS
19 Girls Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 4 5.17m 2006 MOMOKO TSUBOUCHI  -  BPS
20 Boys Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 4 5.55m 3/17/2007 TOM FISHER  -  BPS
21 Girls Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 5 5.76m 3/15/2009 ANGELINA SIDDONS  -  BPS
22 Boys Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 5 5.98m 2008 HEIN HTET MACARTHUR  -  BPS
23 Girls Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 6 6.27m 3/15/2009 KATE WATTANAVEKIN  -  BPS
24 Boys Triple Jump 3 SPRINGS YEAR 6 6.32m 2008 JACOB ROBERTS  -  BPS
25 Girls High Jump YEAR 4 1.02m 3/17/2007 PEACHY ELLIS & ELEANOR SPENCER-HARTY  -  BPS
26 Boys High Jump YEAR 4 1.14m 2007 TOM FISCHER  -  BPS
27 Girls High Jump YEAR 5 1.30m 2008 PEACHY ELLIS  -  BPS
28 Boys High Jump YEAR 5 1.16m 2008 DAVID GIST  -  BPS
29 Girls High Jump YEAR 6 1.43m 3/15/2009 PEACHY ELLIS  -  BPS
30 Boys High Jump YEAR 6 1.33m 3/15/2009 DAVID GIST  -  BPS
31 Girls Long Jump YEAR 4 3.43m 3/17/2007 ELEANOR SPENCER-HARTY  -  BPS
32 Boys Long Jump YEAR 4 3.80m 2002 MICHAEL TYRELL  -  BPS
33 Girls Long Jump YEAR 5 3.55m 3/17/2007 MOMOKO TSUBOUCHI  -  BPS
34 Boys Long Jump YEAR 5 3.97m 2004 MICHAEL TYRELL  -  BPS
35 Girls Long Jump YEAR 6 3.88m 3/15/2009 PEACHY ELLIS  -  BPS
36 Boys Long Jump YEAR 6 4.36m 2003 BENSON PANG  -  BPS
37 Girls Other CHEST PASS YEAR 4 8.20m 3/17/2008 OLIVIA ALMOND  -  BPS
38 Boys Other CHEST PASS YEAR 4 11.00m 3/17/2008 CIARAN O'KANE  -  BPS
39 Girls Other CHEST PASS YEAR 5 11.53m 3/17/2008 KATIE LAWRENCE-SMITH  -  BPS
40 Boys Other CHEST PASS YEAR 5 13.26m 3/17/2008 DAVID GIST  -  BPS
41 Girls Other CHEST PASS YEAR 6 12.24m 3/17/2008 MOMOKO TSUBOUCHI  -  BPS
42 Boys Other CHEST PASS YEAR 6 14.35m 3/15/2009 HEIN HTET MACARTHUR  -  BPS
43 Girls Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 4 13.40m 3/17/2008 EVA SMILEY  -  BPS
44 Boys Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 4 23.90m 3/17/2008 HARRY FRAIN  -  BPS
45 Girls Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 5 19.50m 3/17/2008 MOLLY FRAIN  -  BPS
46 Boys Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 5 25.10m 3/15/2009 CIARAN O'KANE  -  BPS
47 Girls Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 6 24.37m 3/15/2009 MOLLY FRAIN  -  BPS
48 Boys Other QUOIT THROW YEAR 6 30.95m 3/15/2009 HEIN HTET MACARTHUR  -  BPS

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Patana Invitational U/9's Football Tournament

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

Patana Under 9s Turn on the Style at our Invitational Football Tournament


Saturday 7th March saw our invitational under 9 football tournament take place during a very hot morning on our Primary back fields. The tournament was made up of a 6 team Championship Boys Pool, a 6 team Boys Pool B, and a 5 team Girls Championship Pool giving us a total of 17 teams and about 170 children from across Bangkok. We were pleased to welcome teams from Harrow International School, Shrewsbury, Bangkok Prep, St. Andrews, and the Regents.

I was delighted to be able to enter 4 of our own Boys teams and 2 Girls giving 56 of our young footballers the opportunity to represent the school in friendly competition, many for the first time. In the Boys Championship Pool our Patana Tiger Cubs team maintained their impressive unbeaten record in all competitions this year with 5 tremendous wins scoring a total of 24 superb goals with none conceded. Mr. Hockley was very pleased with everyone’s positive contribution throughout and his player of the day award goes to Taneli Heiskanen 4H who led from the front as captain.

Our other team in the Championship Pool was the Patana Black Team who had a real challenge on their hands against the other schools first teams. After a difficult opening game against our very own Tiger Cubs, they improved with each game losing 2 games by a single goal, drawing one and posting a memorable win 3-0. Mr. Amuchou was very proud of the whole team and his player of the day was Aryan Jain 4P for some excellent goal keeping throughout.    

In the Boys Pool B competition our Patana Year 3 team certainly stepped up to the mark against their Year 4 competitors with an outstanding day. The squad of 10 boys selected from Mr. Woods and Mr. Hanlon’s Year 3 football ECA followed the Tiger Cubs with 5 wins out of 5 scoring 11 goals and conceding none, completing the double of trophy wins in the Boys Pools for Patana. Mr. Woods was also very impressed by the positive contributions of all the boys and his player of the day award goes to young Shaye Sealy 3C who tackled everyone who came anywhere near his goal.

Our final Boys team who also played in Pool B was the mighty Patana Oranges who have been working really hard at training in preparation for this tournament. Their hard work and dedication certainly paid off with only one narrow loss against the Year 3s followed by a 2-2 draw before winning their final 3 games in confident style. An excellent 2nd place finish and a silver medal for the very pleased team and coach Mr. Ben with his player of the day award going to Andreas Karalis  4R. A special mention should also go to Theo Bien 4W as the most improved player during the morning.


In the Girls Championship Pool our Patana Tiger Cubs and Patana Black Girls met in the first game with an exciting end to end game finishing 1-1 at the close. This was to be the only slight slip up for either team as our mighty girls won each of their remaining 3 games leaving them tied at the top of the pool on 14 points each. As they had drawn their game the deciding factor went down to goals scored and the Tiger Cubs had scored 7 and the Patana Blacks 6 giving the Tigers 1st place and Blacks 2nd which was a tremendous result for our fantastic Year 3 and 4 girl footballers. Miss Gibson gave her player of the day award to Sinead Bushell 3W while Ms. Molesworth and Ms Forrester-Brown awarded theirs to Ella Glanville 4M while all of our girls deserve much praise for their attitude and performances throughout the morning.

Looking out on our three pitches during the tournament, it was hard not to be impressed by the play unfolding on the fields, the amazing troops of supporting parents and the dedication of all of the Coaches as they supported and cajoled their teams to play at their best.

A huge thank you to all of the children who played, the many parents who supported, the Coaches, the Nurse, Gatorade, Sports and Activities and to all of the schools who joined us during the morning to make the tournament such a success.


Goooo……. Patana!


Mr. Tatam,

Head of Primary Physical Education

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Foundation Stage Sports Day 2009

Published Wednesday, April 01, 2009.

On 26th February, Foundation Stage students had a lovely, fun Sports Day morning. This was most of the childrens' very first Sports Day event and they were very excited. It was great to see the support of so many grandparents, Mum's and Dad's who came to cheer them and take photos. It maybe brought back memories of their own sports day years and years ago. I wished when I was child my sports day had bicycle relay and rolling these big air balls.... The day was not so hot, we all enjoyed it very much! Thank you to all the swim team and the PE department for helping at each of the stations.


 Betsy Wu


For pictures of Sports Day click here

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KS2 Swimming Galas 2009

Published Wednesday, April 01, 2009.

Primary Swimmers Rise To Their Gala Challenge


The second week back after our Christmas holidays saw the culmination of all of the hard work put in at the Patana swimming pools during term one. Our Key Stage Two children from Year 3 to Year 6 braved the unusually cold weather that greeted them with their usual determination and enthusiasm to do their best for themselves and their classes. For those who have not had the pleasure of attending one of our Primary Swimming galas here at Patana, we aim for a mix of fun and competitive events that allow all of our children to demonstrate their growing confidence and enjoyment in the water. It also allows our many excellent swimmers the chance to showcase their talents to a broader and very appreciative audience.

Monday saw the Year 6 students starting our week off with an early morning dip before handing over to Year 5 at 10.10am with both events taking place at a loud and electrically charged atmosphere of our 50m pool. For the Year 6’s 6S came out on top with an excellent team performance aided by many excellent relay and individual results throughout. Stand out individual swimmers for Year 6 included Alan 6L, Anthony 6S, Pann 6J and Kate 6B with many others producing great swims. Mr. Gosling also deserves a mention for a powerful display of strength and style in the Teacher Baywatch Rescue again this year without a hair falling out of place. For the Year5’s 5G continued their run of success whilst maintaining a balance between enjoying themselves and remaining competitive across the board. Albert 5N and Beccy 5A led the way as individuals with many others producing excellent individual and relay team performances during the gala. Mr. Rice and Mr. Moore both played their Jokers on the Teacher Baywatch Rescue in this one and it was experience over muscle that saw Mr. Rice triumph for an ever determined 5R team on the day.

The Year 4 gala followed on the Tuesday in the 25m pool which brought the action closer to the ever cheering parents who once again turned up in great numbers to support their children and classes. New events had been added and others tweaked as once again we aimed for a balance between fun and competitive races. The Titanic Relay was as much fun as ever with the changeover proving crucial as 4P demonstrated to great success. Several individual swimmers caught the eye and none more so than the respective boy and girl winners of the ever impressive 25m Butterfly, Sammy 4R and Da Hee 4M. The eventual overall winners from Year 4 were 4M who really did work as a great team with a rare equal second position being shared between 4R and 4W.

Our Year 3 children had to wait until Friday for their opportunity and much to the annoyance of the other Year Groups were provided with a warming incentive of Hot Chocolate to help warm them up between races. Although some of the classes were not at full strength everyone was able to fill their races and even those not swimming certainly played their part with their cheering and general support for their classes. 3M performed very well all morning and were in the lead going into the final event but with all of the Year 3 teachers  sportingly choosing to play their Joker on the final event the result was wide open with double points on offer. The Chariot Relay had been moved to the final slot and so as the teachers squeezed, flopped or simply plopped into their inflated inner tube chariot , the atmosphere was electric around 25m pool.

In the event the effort from the children and the cheering and excitement generated paled the result into insignificance as the race proceeded with many a twist, turn and sinking. In the end it was a late charging 3W who took their opportunities and came through as the winning class but every class should be suitably proud of their morning effort and performance. Tristan from 3P was certainly the stand out individual as he swam beautifully in each and every event that he competed in during the gala.

My thank you list must include all of the children who braved the chilly water, the parents who braved the shady side of the pools, Mr. Shand and the Secondary students for their help and support and our Year 6 helpers who took their place for our Year 3 gala. Many thanks also to the Primary PE and swim teams, Coach Cindy, Coach Nick, Coach Lieke, our Sports and Activities office, Mr. Knott and Ms.McLaughlin for their help and support in organising and running the events.

We will be looking at a change of date for next years’ events as a result of the unusually cold conditions encountered this year so please watch the event calendar next year for the change.

Thank you for your continued support.


Mr. Tatam

Head of Primary Physical Education.


To view Year 6 photo's click here 

To view Year 5 photo's click here

To view Year 4 photo's click here

To view Year 3 photo's click here

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