The Student Council is a democratically-elected, student-led organization. There are separate councils for Elementary and the Upper School, but in both cases these organizations provide opportunities for students to take on representative and leadership roles; work collaboratively with and for the student body; organize and run school events; promote school spirit, and; make the school a better place.
Marist Athletic Association
The Marist Athletic Association serves to promote the Marist athletic program and school spirit. The MAA is responsible for the preparation, set-up and organization of games and tournaments held at the school. During these events, you will see them in various capacities such as linesmen, score and time keepers, officiating, and maintaining the field or court. The MAA organizes the in-school intramural program and various other events such as the end-of-the-year games, barbecue, and athletic assembly.
National Honor Society
The Marist NHS Motto: Delectet te tibique satisfaciat ab una actione, quae societati prodest, transire ad aliam ejusdem generis, memorem de
Let your one delight and refreshment be to pass from one service to the community to another, with God ever in mind.
– Meditations of Marcus Aurelius 6.7
The National Honor Society (NHS), established to recognize outstanding high school students, is one of the United States’ premier academic organizations. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its establishment in 1921:
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and those who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with, or for, others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.
The Marist Brothers International School chapter of this organization serves both school and community in a variety of ways, such as helping feed the homeless of Kobe, working at the Kobe Global Charity Festival, fundraising for schools in Asia that support education for the economically disadvantaged, peer tutoring, and volunteering for school community service.