For many students, ISH becomes not only an educational institution, but also the focal point for their extra-curricular and social lives.
The Student Board at ISH seeks to strengthen school spirit by fostering a cooperative atmosphere between students and teachers by promoting recreational and fund-raising events. Recent achievements of the Student Board have included movie nights with the presentations chosen by student surveys, a student-designed lounge area, and a very popular ‘Color Fest’ held in collaboratioin with the PTA’s Summer Fest.
The Student Council consists of all enrolled students in grades 6-12, all secondary staff and all secondary administrators. The voting members of the Student Council are the elected representatives from grades 9-12.
Mrs. Susan Cover and Mr. Andre-Karl Belair are the Student Council Advisors. The Student Council Executive Committee is composed of the President, Vice-President, Communications Officer and Treasurer.
The voting members of the Student Board are representatives from each grade elected at the beginning of the school year. The duty of these representatives is to represent their classmates at the Student Board Meetings held at least once every two weeks. All ISH students in grades 6-12 are welcomed to speak with any Board representative.
The Student Board publishes a constitution which can be obtained, upon request, from any Student Board Officer. The Student Board also donates money to the school’s charities.
Students must attend a leadership weekend at the beginning of the school year if they wish to be a representative. This event lasts for a day and half and takes place at school.
The nature of the Student Board will be defined by the following:
1. The Student Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, or nationality.
2. The Student Board is to maintain and improve co-operation between the students and the administration, board, faculty, and parents.
3. The Student Board shall further the education process by giving students experience in leadership, administration, and public relations.
4. The meetings of the Student Board will be open to all members of the ISH community.