The secondary student councils at Tashkent International School are designed to give students significant leadership opportunities, allowing them to work together to create a better student community.
Through the student council experience, students are taught to take initiative, develop leadership skills, participate in service learning activities and work in a cross-cultural team environment.
TIS has six councils. Students who wish to be a part of the councils must apply for a position; council presidents are elected by the secondary student body.
The six councils and presidents for 2012-2013 are:
High School STUCO – Sheila, grade 11
Middle School STUCO – No President
Co-Curricular Council – Nikita K., grade 12
Digital Council – Nikita L., grade 12
Finance Council – Kodirjon, grade 12
Catering Council – Seung Yeon, grade 10
The Co-Curricular Council has its own external website with specific information about upcoming sports and arts events. Click here.
The TIS student council system was first introduced in 2011-2012 with the overall goal of moving away from the traditional model of teacher-led to student-led activities. Each council has at least one faculty advisor to help guide and direct the council leadership team but he/she remains hands-off as much as possible to allow students the freedom to be responsible for their own community.
Parliament of Owls
The overall student council consists of separate sub-councils that oversee various aspects of student life and activities at Tashkent International School.
The Parliament of Owls is an advisory council group consisting of the presidents from each separate council that governs the overall council system. The parliament meets on an as-needed basis to give advice, set goals and discuss the various activities sponsored by the councils.
The student councils are open to all students in grades 6 through 12 at TIS. If you are interested in joining a council, please contact the appropriate faculty advisor.