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Primary Physical Education: 

Primary FOBISSEA 2010 Preparation Starts Here!

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2009.

Primary FOBISSEA 2010 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 other large schools including Tanglin in Singapore, The British International School of Jakarta and Alice Smith in Malaysia plus several more making a total of 8 schools in our group. This year the Games will be held in Singapore and our hosts will be the Tanglin Trust International School. We will leave Bangkok on Wednesday 9th June and return on Sunday 13th 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.

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 Record Breakers)

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 a time trial                   

                                gala prior to our selection meeting)

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.

If you would like your child to try out for our FOBISSEA team in June you can now sign up for the Tuesday Tee Ball and Thursday Football ECAs automatically by signing up once for the relevant Year group Girls or Boys FOBISSEA Games option on the ECA sign up for Term 2. You will still need to sign them 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 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 day swimming if not a Tiger Shark in Term 3.


Yours sincerely,

Mr. Andrew Tatam

Head of Primary Physical Education.



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