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Primary Physical Education: 

Interclass Tee Ball 2012

Published Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
Last updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

 ‘Batter Up, Play Ball’, SHWING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s always an eagerly awaited inter class competition at Patana as Tee ball is a very popular Primary sport.  Our Key Stage 2 students had prepared hard for the event in their PE lessons and were keen to get on with it.  Tee ball is a team sport that encompasses many different skills, therefore allowing all children to participate and contribute to the team’s performance, whether that is; hitting, catching, fielding, communicating or displaying leadership skills, everybody plays a part for the team.

For the first time this year all year groups played at the sports complex across the road, due to an increase in class numbers.  Our year 3 and 4 students were first up and the new venue certainly didn’t put them off.  The field was transformed into a hive of activity and colour with some fantastic Tee ball on display.  The quality of play was very pleasing from both year groups with many examples of “thinking” play. The Year 3 classes play a modified game to help introduce, what is for them, a new sport.

Our Year 5 and 6 students were up next and the standard of play certainly didn’t disappoint.  The quality of batting, fielding and decision making was superb as all the teams tried to outwit their opponents. It’s always very rewarding to witness the great team spirit of our students and how all of their hard work comes together in this environment of friendly competition.

Congratulations to all the classes for taking part in some excellent tournaments.  Listed below are our winners from each year group:

Year Group

Boys 

Girls

Year 3

3L

3B

Year 4

4R

4S

Year 5

5C

5G

Year 6

6M

6G

 

 

 

 

We would like to thank all members of the Primary PE Department and the Year Group Teams who gave up their valuable time to staff and umpire the events and all those parents who came along to support their children.

Our next inter class event will be the football competition which will be in June.  Keep up the great work everyone and we’ll see you there.

Mr Chris Meller and Khun Patcharee

Primary PE Department

 Click here for more pictures http://www.patana.ac.th/Primary/viewGallery.asp?hGalleryID=1464

 

 

 


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Gaelic Football 2012

Published Friday, March 16, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, March 16, 2012

Three in a row for Patana!

On a sunny and hot Wednesday afternoon, Patana once again claimed the annual Gaelic football trophy for the third time in as many years, remaining unbeaten in the competition.

The Year 5/6 Gaelic football squad (James 6G, David 6M, Oliver 6M, Ethan 6M, Conor 6G, Emmet 6M, Ronan 6G, Lorcan 6E, Aisling 6K, Robbie 5B and Luke 5C) excitedly boarded the buses to travel to Shrewsbury school. Upon arrival, the team immediately started training, practising and stretching under the watchful eyes of their coaches.

Following a brief postponement to proceedings due to the arrival of a thunderstorm the games started and Patana got off to a flyer against Shrewsbury winning by 6 goals and 6 points to 2 goals and 2 points. Next, the team were up against Ascot who had showed some excellent football skills in their previous match against St Andrew’s. It looked as if it would be a closely fought game; however, Patana ran out the victors with a number of points to spare.

To ensure that the trophy would be returning to Patana once again, we had to overcome St Andrews in the final game.  Things didn’t go all our way with several shots rebounding off the posts on numerous occasions.  It seemed as if our luck had run out and the players were beginning to fade with the tiredness and the heat.  A rally of support from coaches and parents at half time did the job of firing them up for the second half though and Patana managed to finally secure the win with a score of 4 goals and 5 points to 2 goals and 2 points. The trophy was on its way back to Patana!

A great afternoon of Gaelic football and the players should be very proud of what they achieved.  A huge well done to all of them and a big thank you to parents who came along to show their support.

John O’Shea and Nick Goligher

 


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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