Life Skills

The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills needed by students to make the most out of life.

Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.

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At St. Thomas Aquinas we value the use of Life Skills courses and try to implement them into all our students programming if room on their schedule permits us to.  
Any skill that is useful in life can be considered a life skill. Tying your shoe laces, swimming, driving a car and using a computer are, for most people, useful life skills. There is no definitive list of life skills. Certain skills may be more or less relevant  depending on  life circumstances,  culture, beliefs, age, geographic location, etc. We assess each students need and plan accordingly.


Perhaps the most important life skill is the ability and willingness to learn.

By learning new skills we increase our understanding of the world around us and equip ourselves with the tools we need to live a more productive and fulfilling life, finding ways to cope with the challenges that life, inevitably, throws at us.

Life skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice.

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