Our life skills programme seeks to build capacity of our learners to make decisions and take actions that positively impact their lives and the lives of those around them. A primary goal is to promote psychological as well as physical well-being.
At Billabong High, we believe that people who deal with students today are faced with myriad challenges. The most significant of these is to positively influence them to perform to the best of their abilities. This in turn can be achieved only if they experience social, emotional, and behavioural well-being.
Extensive research reveals that what fundamentally determines how children achieve and adjust is the ’mindset‘ they bring with them to life’s experiences. Research indicates that students who are academically successful have ’positive mindsets‘ as compared to those who are not so successful academically.
We as academicians need to ensure that as part of our curriculum, all children are provided many opportunities to acquire a positive mindset that helps them develop their academic, social, emotional and interpersonal potential.
Our Life Skills Programme is cognitive, which means it encourages development of positive habits to maximize learning.
The activities within the curriculum increase the students’ level of awareness of their thoughts and make them understand how their thinking influences their feelings and behaviour patterns.
The curriculum also helps them in understanding how they can change negative, irrational thoughts to positive, rational thoughts leading to meaningful outcomes.