National Honor Society
The International School of Port of Spain's National Honor Society is a group of students who are committed to providing support and assistance to individuals and organizations in an effort to improve society. These students were carefully chosen based on their character, service, scholarship and leadership. NHS members consistently work together to organize different fundraising events and weekly visits to multiple charitable organizations.
Our outreach activities this year included various fundraising and support initiatives that benefited such organisations as Project Care’s efforts to refurbish the Nelson Street Girls R.C school, SportAble, ISPS friends and family Bingo, Bake sales, Candygrams, Red Nose Day and Vita’s House visits as well as in house ISPS functions such as Open House, Garage sale, Sports day and Graduation, to list a few.
NHS Team Building Activity
The International School of Port of Spain's National Honor Society (NHS) is a group of students who are committed to providing support and assistance to individuals and organizations in effort to improve society. These students were carefully chosen based on their character, service, scholarship and leadership. NHS members consistently work together to organize different fundraising events and weekly visits to multiple charitable organizations.
This year, the NHS hosted PlayAble Caribbean at the school . The group conducted a workshop on raising awareness of people with disabilities and explored how we can be more inclusive in encountering people with disabilities in our everyday lives. On Sunday 28th April, 16 members of NHS attended the workshop which was led by Atiba Antoine and assisted by Ricky Singh who has represented Trinidad at the Paraplegic Games. Here are some of the comments students made on their experiences:
This workshop truly opened my eyes to the fact that those these persons with disabilities have a very different disposition from us able-bodied persons, they are in no fashion lesser or diminutive in comparison. Though at times they may require some degree of assistance, in many facets of life they don’t and are in fact able to enjoy the same quality of life as their counterparts. (Daniyelle)
The disabled athlete workshop was a fantastic way of bringing forward an issue that sometimes people are uncomfortable talking about. It was great to see how those who are differently abled can do more or less everything that others can. It was also really useful to be given guidelines for trying to assist the disabled as sometimes we can unknowingly offend them by being presumptuous. (Mirabai)
Atiba (our facilitator) made a great point about how, as humans, we’re naturally helpful, so sometimes we need to be reminded that when we see someone with a disability, we shouldn’t automatically assume they need help. It’s always best to ask first. (Jada)
NHS Leadership Conference
This year students from the ISPS Chapter of the National Honor Society joined hundreds of other student leaders at a Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conference in Yorktown, Chicago.
LEAD Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development to students and advisers, and are a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) which admin-isters the National Honor Society. NASSP is the leading organization of and voice for middle and high school principals, assistant principals and school leaders from across the world.
Our ISPS students, all twelfth graders were accompanied by their adviser, Ms. Amow. These de-serving young leaders attended workshops on improving leadership skills, problem solving, pro-ject planning, fundraising, team building, idea sharing, and networking.
Participation enriches the conference experience for all attendees and provides a unique, multicul-tural networking opportunity for student leaders who discover their similar goals to improve their schools and communities through their leadership activities.
The members of the National Honor Society are selected from the sophomore, junior and senior classes using criteria based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students who wish to be members of this prestigious organization must show a dedication to community service, leadership in school organizations, and exemplary character.