The K-9 Health and Life Skills program of study helps children develop their ability to make well-informed decisions and choices that contribute to the well-being and respect of yourself and others.
Health and life skills involves learning about the habits, behaviours, interactions and decisions related to healthy daily living and planning for the future. It is personal in nature and involves abilities based on a body of knowledge and practice that builds on personal values and beliefs within the context of family, school and community. Some examples of these learnings include the ability of students to:
- make effective personal decisions for current and future issues and challenges
- plan and set goals
- employ critical reflection
- cope with change and transition
- manage stress
- analyze and manage career and health-related information
- recognize and expand personal skills
- recognize, explore and expand career opportunities and options
- explore service learning/volunteerism
- commit to lifelong learning.
The home, school and community play important roles in contributing to the healthy personal development of students, by providing an opportunity for them to consider information and acquire, practise and demonstrate strategies for dealing with the challenges of life and living.