Primary Swim Meet with Shrewsbury: Final Details

Posted by Sam on January 18, 2020
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Dear Primary Swim Parents,

Please be reminded that our 25m Swim Meet with Shrewsbury City Campus will be taking place Wednesday 22nd January at KIS Aquatics Pool from 8:20am till about 10:15am. Please ensure your child comes to school in their KIS TEAM shirt and PE shorts with their KIS Swimsuit underneath. Additionally please ensure your child brings their school uniform to change into after the event as they will be returning to class.

Please note Coach Sathit and Coach Kate will be collect students in front of the canteen at 7:45 and taking them up to the pool for warm-up. Please see the Meet Program and KIS’s Entry Sheet below. You’re welcome to come and support your child but a reminder to G5 Parents that you must attend the G5 Exhbition Coffee Meeting first.

meet program – 25m meet with shb cc

kis entries

Swimming: Primary Friendly Meet, ANS Sprint Challenge 2020

Posted by Sam on January 09, 2020
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Dear Swim Coaching Parents and Students,

Welcome back and I hope you had a great break and Happy New Year! Swim coaching is well underway and I would like to remind Primary Parents that Morning swim training has started already! It is important our swimmer get back into the routine of morning training as we have two swim competitions coming up in the next 5 weeks! For Secondary, please note later this week I will be sharing a survey for students to re-select their training days after the changes to Season 2 Training. Please remind your child to look out for it and complete the survey.

ANS Sprint Challenge 2020:

A quick reminder that we will be entering the ANS (Amnuay Silpa) Sprint Challenge on Saturday 15th February. We will be given a warm-up time sometime between 6:30-7:30am (will be confirmed closer to the date) with the event starting promptly at 7:40am and concluding at 5pm. Please note we have decided to enter our entire Swim Team will all students, including G1-U Development, competing. We are currently finalizing our entry and will share the events list with you next week.

In the meantime, we ask that you please confirm your attendance and transportation option by emailing Coach Oh ( KIS will be providing a bus to and from ANS with the morning Bus departing from KIS at 6am and the afternoon bus arriving at KIS by 6pm. If your child does not take the school bus they should meet us at ANS Gym by 6:40am. Please email Coach Oh by 17th January.

Please be reminded this meet is all 4 strokes with 25m for 6&Under and 7-8 and 50m for 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15&Over. There will also be Medley and Freestyle Relays. The last two years KIS has placed 5th and we are confident we can improve on this with the possibility of a top 3 finish this year if our whole squad attends!

Primary Friendly Meet:

We have organized for a Friendly Meet here at KIS on Wednesday 22nd January where all our students will have a chance to swim, including our G1-U Development Swimmers! The Meet will be all 25m races with Medley and Freestyle relays. Warm-up will start at 7:45am with the Meet starting at 8:20am. We have invited Shrewsbury City Campus and Regents Bangkok. Please see students events below.

G5 Parents, please note that morning there is going to be an important Coffee Meeting with regards to G5 Exhibition. While I know some of you will be keen to see your child swim may I please ask that you attend the Coffee Meeting first and you will be able to see the second half of the Meet after. This Meet is a friendly and there will be no medals.

entry report – 25m meet 22.1.20

Reminder of Future Events:

  • Saturday & Sunday 30th February & 1st March: STA Marlin Mayhem. A selected squad of 30-40 students. We plan to take only Secondary students as this is the same week as Primary Residential. If you are happy for your child (primary) to be considered, please email myself or Coach Oh.
  • Sunday 15th March: AISAA Secondary Gala @ Berkeley. We will be limited to 1 student per event, therefore we will be taking a specific squad.
  • Tuesday 5th May: AISAA Primary Gala @ KIS. We will be limited to 1 student per event, therefore we will be taking a specific squad.
  • Saturday 16th May: KIS Gala #2. KIS students only and we will have a small party to wrap up the school year

Further Details: BPS Dance Festival Challenge 2020

Posted by Sam on January 08, 2020
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Dear BPS Dance Festival Challenge 2020 Parents,

Please be reminded that the competition will be next Saturday (18th January) with the Workshop taking place in the morning for the student who selected to attend and the competition in the afternoon (everyone). We would like to take this opportunity to give you some final details regarding the event such as confirm transportation and the schedule for the day.

Transportation (Deadline 15th January):

Please note the school will be providing transportation to and from Bangkok Patana but you are welcome to take your child directly. If taking the bus, please confirm with myself ( by Wednesday 15th January. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you are taking your child directly to Patana.

For students participating in the Morning Workshop (Emma, Padma, Kimberly, Mailys, Alyssa and Isabella), the bus will leave from KIS at 7:20am. If you are taking your child directly to Patana, please ensure you arrive by 8:00am and meet Miss Lynn at the reception security office. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE.

For students only attending the Competition in the afternoon, the bus will leave from KIS at 11:50am. If you are taking your child directly to Patana, please ensure you arrive by 12:30pm on the dot as we will be doing hair and make-up. Please meet Miss Lynn at Sports Hall.

Judging Criteria:

  • General ( Overall delivery, group performance, transitions ) (5 marks)
  • Dance Skills ( Control, Level, Fluency, Spatial Awareness) (5 marks)
  • Originality (Costumes, Theme, music, props) (5 marks)
  • Group Uniformity ( Synchronization and how the group work together) (5 marks)


Please see the schedule for the day below which includes the Morning Workshop and Afternoon Competition:

Morning Workshops

Running Order BPS Dance Challenge 2020

AISAA Battle of the Bands 2020 Try-outs

Posted by Sam on January 07, 2020
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Dear Secondary Parents and Students,

This year, AISAA will be running the 3rd annual “Battle of the Bands” (BoB) competition which KIS has the privilege of hosting. The event will be on Wednesday 11th March 2020. AISAA’s Battle of the Bands will be split into 3 age groups of Primary (Grades 3-5), Lower Secondary (Grades 6-8) and High school (Grades 9-12). KIS has always had very talented Bands who have always put competitive performances together for competitions. Therefore we will be looking to run trials for Lower Secondary and High school.

Audition Information:

Should your child’s band be interested in representing KIS for the Battle of the Band competition, please
kindly mark the important dates below. Please note that KIS will not be creating any of the groups and the students must form their own groups and create their own Bands. Audition Sign Up will be open from now until 14th February. Please kindly have one member of the Band members come and inform me or a staff member in SEA of the band name, team members and their instruments, song name and preferred time slot (see below). You can also email me at

Time Slot Thursday 20th February Friday 21st February
#1 12:30 – 12:40
(during lunch)
12:30 – 12:40
(during lunch)
#2 12:40 – 12:50
(during lunch)
12:40 – 12:50
(during lunch)
#3 12:50 – 1:00
(during lunch)
 12:50 – 13:00
(during lunch)
#4 14:50 – 15:00
(after school)
#5 15:00 – 15:15
(after school)



The auditions will be seen by Mr Bruno, Khun Jumbo (Sound Engineer) and myself. After the audition has taken place, we will notify you of the groups who have been selected via SMS no later than February 24th.

Basic rules of the Competition:

  • The competition will be adjudicated in 3 categories: Primary G2-5, Lower Secondary G6-8 and High School G9-12
  • Schools allowed to enter a maximum of two bands per age group
  • The eldest member of the group will determine which age group they will be competing in.
  • The competition is open for groups of two or more band members who may perform any music
  • Solo Performances are not permitted to enter.
  • The maximum members permitted in any one Band is 15 students
  • The maximum time limit is eight minutes per Band
  • There is no limit to the number of songs provided this does not go over 8 minutes
  • Bands must audition with the song they are planning to play at the competition
  • Song choices must not use offensive or suggestive language

After the team announcement, your child’s band will then have time to practice and are welcome to come and book the school’s band rooms through SEA. Closer to the date we will send out further details regarding the event.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to what will hopefully be another successful year for KIS’s Bands.

Best Regards,
Sam Holloway
Athletics Manager

Team cuts ahead of “On-Season” and Fixture list Season 2

Posted by Sam on December 12, 2019
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Dear Parents,

As stated earlier in the Academic year, we have allowed all students to train during the off-season for G3-U Boys Football, G5-U Boys Football, G7-U Boys Football, G10-U Boys Basketball, and G10-U Girls Basketball. However, with these teams about to start their seasons in January, we will be cutting down these teams to ensure the training sessions can be more focus and our teams better prepared for games. Please note some team numbers will be different from others and this is down to the coach’s preference and what they feel comfortable with.

Having used the off-season to judge players, please be informed Coaches have selected their teams which you can find by clicking HERE for Basketball and HERE for Football. Please note for G3-U Boys and G5-U Boys Football we have split our teams into A and B with A being selected for AISAA League games. Please note while Team A will be used for AISAA League game, on occasion, students maybe brought up from Team B to support the A team. For G7-U Boys Football, G10-U Boys and Girls Basketball, the top list have been selected for the team, while the bottom list will need to wait till the off-season to rejoin training.

Season 2 Fixture List

Please see the full Season 2 fixture list below but please note games are subject to changes and we may have additional friendlies. Additionally all fixtures will be added to the Team Master list. Please be reminded that team selection will be announced the week before games.

Reminder of Primary & Secondary Coaching Schedule

Season 2 Training Primary 1

Season 2 Training Secondary 2




Primary Badminton trial results 2019-20

Posted by Sam on December 12, 2019
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Dear Parents,

Please be informed that we completed the Primary Badminton trials today and Coach Art has selected the students to be apart of the team. To students who weren’t select, Coach Art provided feedback about common areas for students to improve in. For the G3-U students, this was mostly their serves and returns and for older students, they were not looking to change their returns (play long or short). Both groups should additionally look to work on their movement and ensure they return to the center of the court after each shot.

We encourage your child to continue playing badminton whether this is through your support at home or with an outside provider. Additionally Coach Art runs an afterschool Badminton Club which you are welcome to sign-up for next term to help your child build their skills.

Please see the final team selection below and congratulations to those who were selected. If you do not see your child’s name, I am afraid this means they weren’t selected:

G3-U Boys G3-U Girls
Team Sub Team Sub
Ben G3 Song Long G2 Nada G2 Ga-Heun G2
Ken G3 Adrien G3 Bew Bew G3 Peach G2
Peace G3 Guy G3  Arya G3
Rew Rew G3 Lily G3


G5-U Boys G5-U Girls
Team Sub Team Sub
Bruce G5 Divyen G4 Pim Pim G4 Milliez G5
Gun G5 Leo X. G4 Jill G5 Praew G5
Jaixing G5 Lucas G4 Ninny G5 Proud Proud G5
Phip G5 Qing Qing G5

A quick reminder that we are only allowed to take a total of 4 Boys and 4 Girls for each age group to the competition. Therefore please note Coach Art and myself agreed to have each team split into “Team” and “Sub” whereby students under “Team” will be apart of the main squad to go and compete. “Sub” will be used should a “Team” student be sick on the day, we will select from our subs. This allows our “Sub” students to continue to build their skills with the rest of the team and be a replacement we would be confident in their skills.

Training & Saturday Workshop:

Please note training will start as soon as we come back from the winter break and will be in the Sports Hall. Training will be during lunch on Mondays for G3-U and Tuesdays for G5-U. Please note for Gunn G5 and Phip G5 while the Football season is on, please attend Football Training on Tuesdays and Coach Art would like your child to join G3-U on Mondays. Students do not need to change for training. Additionally, we will provide rackets but your child is more than welcome to bring their own.

To ensure our students are ready ahead of the Tournament we will be running 2 Saturday Workshops closer to the Tournament date. It is mandatory that “Team” students attend and we encourage “Sub” to attend which will further their skills. These Saturday workshops will be G3-U 9am-12pm and G5-U 12pm-3pm on March 28th and April 25th. We will send reminders the week before.

 Reminder of Tournament dates:

Please be reminded that the G5-U Badminton Tournament is scheduled to happen on April 28th 2020 at Berkeley. G3-U will likely be on a Saturday and we will inform you of the date as soon as it is confirmed. Closer to the date we will remind you as well as give further details about the event and what to wear.

I very much look forward to seeing the students progress under Coach Art. Happy holidays!



Prep Puppy Cup 2019 Final Details

Posted by Sam on December 06, 2019
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Dear Parents,

Please read the following carefully as we give you final details about Prep Puppy Cup 2019 happening tomorrow (Saturday 7th) at Prep International School Primary Campus (Sukhumvit Soi 53). Below you can find the Meet Program for the day. Please note we will be putting Event, Heat, and Lanes on your child’s arm once they arrive.

Meet Program Puppy Cup

Additionally please have a read through Prep’s Welcome letter Parents and Coaches Letter. We would recommend reading the whole letter but key points can be found below:

  • Event is split into two sessions with Session 1 for 5, 6, 7, 8 years old from 7:30am – 11:15am and Session 2 for 9, 10, 11 years old from 11:30am – 2:30pm.
  • There is NO PARKING at Prep on the day and in the letter, you can see recommend locations that you can park nearby but Prep highly recommends you come via BTS (Thong Lo Exit 1)
  • There is limited sitting by the pool and you will only be allowed to go pool side if your child is competing. Additionally, Prep will project the event in the Sports Hall the entire day.
  • Please be reminded Prep will instigate a “Jai Yen Yen” Clause for the whole event and where necessary there will be a ‘3 ask’ procedure in place for reluctant swimmers. This is a Development Meet!



Please note if you are NOT taking the Bus, your child must arrive 20 minutes before their session. Session 1 students should meet in the Gym by 7:10am and Session 2 students should arrive by 11:10am.

Please note for bus students we have moved our departure time forward to 6:45am due to a slightly earlier start. Please note we can confirm a spot for the following students to be on the bus to and/or from Prep. PLEASE double-check this and if your child is missing from the list or you have changed your mind, please email Coach Oh directly (

Saturday 7th December 2019
Bus departs from KIS at 6:45am Bus returns to KIS at 3pm
  • EY3: Oscar, Pippen
  • Grade 1: Mark, View
  • Grade 2: Charmin, Durga, Kaya, Song Long, Punn T, Victor
  • Grade 4: Gordon
  • Grade 5: Miu Miu
  • EY3: Oscar
  • Grade 1: Mark, View
  • Grade 2: Song Long
  • Grade 4: Gordon
  • Grade 5: Miu Miu

Secondary Athletics 2019-20

Posted by Sam on November 29, 2019
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Firstly congratulations to the students who have been selected to compete in this year’s Secondary Athletics.


When, Where, Bus?

Please be reminded the event is Wednesday (4th December) at Mahidol University (Salaya) from 8:30am till 1pm. The bus will be leaving school slightly earlier at 7am sharp. We highly recommend your child arrives at school 5-10 minutes before. WE WILL NOT BE WAITING ON ANY STUDENTS as we would like to ensure our students have a chance to warm-up before. Please note for bus students, we will not provide an earlier route into school, you must make your own way into school to make it in time for the bus.


What does your child need to bring? Uniform?

Firstly if your child does not have one yet, they may come to the SEA store to pick up a KIS “TEAM” shirt. Additionally, if your child’s current TEAM shirt is too small they may swap (bring in the old one). Students should wear PE shorts and trainers with the TEAM shirt. Your child should bring a water bottle, sun cream, and hat. Your child does not need to bring any snacks, we will provide plenty of drinks, snacks, and lunch.


Students Events and Schedule for the day:

Please see students events below, some event are still subject to change. Additionally, please note all relay teams are subject to change on the day.

Student Events

AISAA athletics schedule

Primary Badminton Try-outs

Posted by Sam on November 28, 2019
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Badminton (Grade 2-5):

With the success of last year’s Badminton coaching and we will be looking to run the same try-out and training format as last year. We will be looking to run try-outs over the next couple of weeks before Term ends before having weekly training in Term 2 ran by Coach Art.

Please note if your child is interested in trying out for the team, they can sign-up at the Board outside the Primary office or additionally you can drop an email to Coach Oh ( to sign your child up. Sign-up will close on Wednesday 4th December at 4pm. The try-out for Badminton will be split into four groups during lunch, please see the trial days for each group below. Both teams will be confirmed by 11th December.

  • Friday 6th December: G5-U Boys
  • Monday 9th December: G5-U Girls
  • Tuesday 10th December: G3-U Boys
  • Wednesday 11th December: G3-U Girl

If selected for the team, training will start in January during lunch on Mondays for G3-U and Tuesdays for G5-U. G5-U training will run until their AISAA Tournament which is scheduled for April 28th 2020. G3-U there is no AISAA tournament but we will schedule a friendly Badminton event with Concordian similar to last year. Further details about G3-U event will be shared at a later date

Prep Puppy Cup 2019

Posted by Sam on November 20, 2019
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Dear Swim Parents,

Please be informed we have successfully entered the Prep Puppy Cup scheduled for Saturday 7th December at Prep’s Primary Campus on Sukhumvit Soi 53. The day will be split into two sessions, session 1 running from 8:00am to 11:00am for 6&Under and 7-8 Years. Session 2 will run from 11:30am – 2:00pm for 9-10 Years. KIS will be taking a squad specific team of 35 students. The following event will be hugely beneficially to selected child’s swimming development as well as give them competition experience in the lead up to further competition. Please see selected students below:

Kin EY3 Nate EY3 Oscar EY3 Pippen EY3 A-na G1
Anakin G1 Arthur G1 Ella G1 Elle G1 Girl G1
Kinta G1 Lucas G1 Mark G1 View G1 Aarush G2
Charmin G2 Durga G2 First G2 Kaya G2 Miguel G2
Song Long G2 Punn G2 Victor G2 Lily G3 Leo G3
Olivia G3 Queenie G3 Angela G4 Arkaad G4 Elizabeth G4
Gordon G4 Curtis G5 Miu Miu G5 Sophia G5

KIS will be covering the entry fee for all students. While this is a development meet, Prep will be giving out ribbons to winners of each heat receiving a Heat Winner Ribbon and medals to Students who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group.

Travelling Arrangement

KIS will provide transportation to and from Prep for students and coaches only, leaving KIS car park at 7:10am and return back to KIS at approx. 3:00 pm on Saturday. However, if you’re planning to take your child there yourself, you should meet us in Prep’s Gym at 7:40am. Please email Coach Oh ( to confirm your child’s attendance, if they will take the Bus to Prep and/or back to KIS.

Dress Code

All swimmers should wear their coaching swimsuit (dark navy blue and green with KIS logo) underneath the KIS TEAM shirt. Students should bring with them a towel, KIS Swim Team cap (white), goggles, shower gel, sunscreen and a change of clothes.

Puppy Cup Ethos

This meet will be run at a pace that is conducive to the developing swimmer. If a swimmer requires time to be encouraged at the starting blocks then the race will wait. No pressure should be placed on any swimmer to swim any event they do not want to – but we will be patient in allowing a child to receive feedback from their coach prior to each race. One coach from each school is recommended at the poolside and block marshaling area. There is the ‘3 ask’ procedure in place for reluctant swimmers. There are no DQ’s (Disqualification) and false starts will be handled as comfortably as possible without affecting other swimmers. Please help to support the organizers, coaches, and if needed, your child’s decision at all times to enable the event to remain as relaxed and stress-free for all of our developing swimmers as possible.

Student’s Events:

prep puppy cup 2019 events