WELCOME TO THE FOBISIA GAMES
Sports Camps Australia is proud to welcome all schools, teachers, parents and most importantly our students and competitors to Thanyapura, the Home of the FOBISIA Games. Our aim is to provide a positive, inspiring and memorable experience for all involved. At the heart of our organisation is the motivation to create an environment that offers an opportunity for our competitors to realise their potential, foster personal growth and engage with other athletes, forming lasting friendships in the context of ‘The Friendly Games’.
We look forward to welcoming you to the FOBISIA Games.
FOBISIA Past, Present, Future
FOBISIA started off as an information-sharing and discussion group among international schools offering a British-style curriculum in regions far removed from “home base”. Ronald Stones OBE, then Principal of the British International School Jakarta (now British School Jakarta), established the group in 1988, when he invited 27 schools across South East Asia to join in 1988. The first Heads’ Business Meeting took place over a long weekend that same year at the inner-city campus of the then British International School Jakarta in Permatau Hijau. The respective Heads that attended were hosted by the school’s Governors. His Excellency, the then British Ambassador to Indonesia, showed his support for the initiative by joining its reception event, which was attended by Mr Abidin from the Kota Kinabalu School (now Kinabalu International School), Mrs Goodban from Singapore’s Tanglin Trust School, Mrs Clout from the British School Manila, Mr Thomas from Bangkok Patana School, and Mr Eales from The Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur.
The inaugural Heads’ Business Meeting was judged a success, and it was agreed that the experience had been of benefit to all, so much so that it was decided that the meeting should be held annually and hosted by a different Member School each year. This enabled the Heads to visit other schools in the region and, in the process, gain new insights into what was being offered. All schools were unique in their own way, but the common thread among them was the fact that they all offered a British-style curriculum outside of the UK. As the national curriculum developed in Britain throughout the 1990s, the ties further strengthened. By the early 1990s, the group had grown into an organisation consisting of 20 Member Schools with a growing membership base, when it became increasingly formalised and structured under the control of an elected Chair.
In 1992, the organisation’s first Constitution was adopted, and annual Heads’ Business Meetings and Conferences commenced to maintain close communication between Heads. In May 2002, The Federation of British International Schools in South and East Asia (FOBISSEA) was registered with the Registrar of Societies in Singapore. By this time, the Federation had established coordinated sports events (now called The FOBISIA Games or The Friendly Games), music festivals, and professional development opportunities, as well as meetings of counterparts across the region, and more.
In 2013, FOBISSEA registered a name change to The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) with the Registrar of Societies in Singapore. From humble beginnings, the Federation has grown over the past 28 years into an organisation that is known and respected across Asia and beyond, to what it is today.
Today, FOBISIA is a membership association of quality-assured or accredited British schools in Asia. The Federation currently has 57 Member Schools in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
FOBISIA has a stringent membership policy and seeks to admit into the Federation only schools that provide a high standard of education and ensure that standards are maintained in Member Schools. All FOBISIA schools provide a British-based education, taught in English by appropriately qualified staff. All Member Schools are committed to improving quality through accreditation and regular inspections. FOBISIA has a range of Affiliate Members including reputable educational organisations and suppliers whose supporting services and products are of interest to Member Schools. FOBISIA exists to provide a forum for professional exchange and between Heads and staff of British international schools in the region. It also provides opportunities for the diverse student bodies of its Member Schools.
SCA EVENT DIRECTOR
Clayton is the FOBISIA Games Tournament Director. He is passionate about creating sporting opportunities that provide the inspiration and motivation for students to excel and continue to pursue their interest in sport. Clayton brings a wealth of expertise to the role. With 22 years of teaching and sport management experience, Clayton has worked in the UK, Sri Lanka, Brunei and Thailand. His career has largely been motivated by his interest in grass root sport and creating opportunities for children to access competition appropriate to their needs and foster a lifelong interest in sport. Clayton has been involved with the FOBISIA organisation, including hosting, for 16 years and has a clear understanding of the expectations of the Games and how to deliver them the highest standards.
Prior and During the Games:
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort - Senior Groups Manager
SUPPORTERS CODE OF CONDUCT
- I won’t pressure my child in anyway – I know that this is their sport not mine.
- I will not use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches or other spectators.
- I will never argue with an official or administrator. If I disagree with a decision or have a query, I will inform the coach or manager after the competition.
- I will encourage my child to compete within the rules and respect official’s and coaches’ decisions – no matter what.
- I will teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents.
- I will remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/ performances by both my child’s team and their opponents.
- I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort.
- I will focus on my child’s and team’s efforts and performance – not the score.
- I will thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child.
- I will help when asked by a coach or official.
- I won’t criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after the game.
- I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the sport, regardless of their gender , ability or cultural background.
At each event there will be a PARENT SECTION and we kindly ask all parents to stay in this area during the event.
PARENT ACCOMMODATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Participating schools must reinforce to their parents that they are not allowed to stay at Thanyapura for the duration of the games. Our partner hotels, Angsana Lugana Phuket, Splash Beach Resort, and Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort, have provided discounted accommodation within a 15 minute drive of Thanyapura (until 2 weeks prior to each starting date of the events applies to Mission Hills and Marriott Hotel only). When booking, parents must reference the FOBISIA Games and state if they require transport to and from the venue (transport will be at an additional cost). Please contact the hotels directly for more details.
Parents are welcome to seek alternative accommodation. However, we will not be able to provide a supporters’ package or transportation.
Please view the Parent Handbook for further details which can be uploaded below
When booking, parents must reference the FOBISIA Games and state if they require transport to and from the venue (transport will be at an additional cost). Please contact the hotels directly for more details.
OUTSIDE RESTAURANTS RECOMMENDATIONS
BENNY’S AMERICAN BAR & GRILL Inspired by the American bars of London that flourished in the golden age of travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Benny’s American Bar & Grill serves classic cocktails and fresh grilled meats in an intimate and convivial setting between Surin and Bangtao beaches. Welcoming and warm, Benny’s is the place where you’re made feel at home, whether you’ve travelled here from across the globe or across the street.
Address: 5/6 Soi Had Bangtao, Cherng Talay, Thaland Phuket 83110
Phone: +6680 700 1509Opening Hours: 6pm – Midnight
SIAM SUPPER CLUB Siam Supper Club is a chic, destination bar and grill bringing cool to a place known for its tropical heat. A favorite among discerning residents and travellers alike, its unique decor and intimate ambiance delivers a setting for people from all corners of the world to mix and mingle.
Address: 36 - 40 Lagoon Rd, Tambon Mai Khao, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110
Phone: +6676 270 936 Opening Hours: 18.00-01.00 - 10km away from Thanyapura
VERO – THE ITALIAN TRATTORIA AND WINE BAR One of the leading Italian Restaurants in Phuket, Vero – The Italian Trattoria and Wine Bar offers an array of speciality dishes providing a unique culinary journey through various provinces of Italy.
Address: Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, 22/2 Moo 4 Tambon Saku, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110
Phone: +6676 303 299 Opening Hours: 17.00 - late 15km away from Thanyapura
In the event of a medical emergency, you may contact or visit the hospitals below.
You will be asked to pay for any treatment required and then complete the necessary documentation to provide to your insurance company to make a claim.
BANGKOK PHUKET HOSPITAL - 2/1 Hongyok Utis Road, Muang District, Phuket, 83000 Thailand - Phone: +6676 254 425
THALANG HOSPITAL - (FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY) Thep Krasattri, Thalang District, Phuket 83110 - Phone: +6676 112 134