Student Government leaders are elected by their peers to serve as a liaison between the student body and the administration, to identify and organize opportunities for service projects both on and off campus, and to foster formation and continuation of school spirit and spirituality. Each high school grade has three student government members: President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer that are elected annually.
The overall goal of the Barnabas Program is to enhance and develop the community between lower and upper school students thus increasing unity among the body of Christ at our school. The course is called Barnabas which translated means “son of encouragement.” The program provides a platform for students who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors to learn about service by teaching and mentoring students in the lower school.
The Barnabas program began in 2008 through the vision of a former Prince Avenue student, Miss Anne Barron, who felt called to encourage the Prince upper school community to operate as Christ’s hands and feet while ministering to the socialization, spiritual, and academic needs of the lower school students. I Kings 22:13 states: “Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him saying, ‘Now listen, the words of the prophets with one accord encourage the king. Please, let your word be like the world of one of them and speak encouragement.’”
Some of the objectives of the high school students participating in this elective course include:
- Develop a plan to effectively minister to their lower school student’s needs both academically, spiritually, and socially
- Understand basic tutorial techniques used with young learners
- Engage in one-on-one communication with young learners to help their socialization skills
- Identify various learning styles and differences in young learners
- Establish and maintain long standing relationships with lower school students
The Interact Club is a subsidiary of Rotary International and is a service club open to students in grades 9-12. The school’s Interact Club is sponsored by the Oconee County Rotary Club and engages in a variety of service projects during the year under the guidance and direction of the school’s faculty advisor. Interact Club Officers are elected annually providing new leadership opportunities for our school’s students.