Life Skills is part of the Health curriculum.
While year 8 focuses on physical health, year 9 and 10 focus on "Hauora", total health - social, emotional/mental, and spiritual.
- to equip students with knowledge and understanding so they can make wise and informed decisions about their lives.
- to develop desirable qualities as would be appropriate for the display of Christian character.
- to develop and prepare students for roles in the home and in the community.
- students will begin to think clearly about everyday life from a Biblical perspective.
- Students will be encouraged to use time wisely, and develop a work ethic.
- Students will gain skills with which to create or maintain positive personal environments.
- Students will develop their value of each person as a unique individual, made in the image of God, and deserving of respect and love.
Year 9 Content
Created Unique for a Purpose.
Psalm 139:14, 16. "I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be".
Jeremiah 29:11. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future".
Developing Christian character
Thought life - the Battlefield
The power of Words
How to put on the armour of God
Here students are finding out which colours suit them the most, and learning about skin care and make up.
Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds, and praise your Father in heaven".
Romans 12:13 "Share with those who are in need, practice hospitality".
Making the most of ourselves at school and in the community
Understanding style and how it communicates a message.
Students learn what styles and colours suit different shapes.
Buying clothes wisely and caring for them.
Courtesy and manners.
Learning how to correctly set a table is a skill several students struggled with at first.
Isaiah 26:3 "You will keep in perfect peace him who's mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you".
II Timothy 1:7 "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline".
This is followed by a unit that is continued in Year 10, on ethics using electronic media and networking. Safe use of phones and the internet is a key element.
Year 10 Content
Values and safety using ICT is continued in Year 10.
Ephesians 6:1-4, I Corinthians 13.
God's idea of a family.
No such thing as a perfect family, all have struggles.
Positive and negative aspects of current trends, and ways to lessen the negative effects.
Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men".
Finding a job.
Applications and writing a cover letter.
Produce a CV
Succeeding at an interview.
Rights and Responsibilities.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
I Timothy 5:1-2 "..Treat younger men as brothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity".
Presentation from Parents Inc: "Sex with Attitude".
Changes at puberty
Focus on the Family course "No Apologies"
This is about character building and that abstinence is the safest and healthiest choice.
Making a wrong or poor decision about your sexuality, can bring about irreversible life-long consequences. Maturing earlier and marrying late, and with more explicit media focus on sex than ever before, this generation will face a rough road without God.
Matthew 6:33 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness.."
Matthew 22:37 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind"
Computers - gaming