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Program Overview

The aim of the Health and Life Skills Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies is to enable students to make well-informed, healthy choices and to develop behaviours that contribute to the well-being of self and others and enable them to respond to the opportunities and expectations in the world of work.

Program Features

Junior High

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.

Your child will understand more about how their self-image is affected by the people they see on TV, in movies and in magazines. They will compare their own choices about physical activity, healthy eating and sleep with recommended health standards. Your child will know what makes good friendships, and they’ll begin to build a personal portfolio or collection of items that show their strengths and interests. 

Grade 8 students will learn about accepting themselves as they are—as different from others! They will examine the relationship between choices and consequences and see how some choices can have very bad results—like smoking, or drinking and driving. Your teen will study what makes someone a good leader and example for others, and what a good group/team member looks like. By looking at career information, they’ll begin to set career goals for themselves.

Your Grade 9 child will take charge in encouraging their friends, their community and your family to live a healthy lifestyle. They’ll look at laws in place about health and safety and whether they think changes should be made. Addictions and unhealthy relationships are studied more deeply. Your teen will look at their career goals too, learning that working as a volunteer could lead to a great job in the future!

Senior High - Career and Life Management 

Career and Life Management Studies will provide all senior high school students with opportunities to develop and practice their skills in communicating, thinking, and dealing with feelings. This will be done in situations that will help them to build confidence in their ability to cope with the stress of growing up and living within a rapidly changing society. The core curriculum is structured into:

Students will apply an understanding of the emotional/psychological, intellectual, social, spiritual and physical dimensions of health—and the dynamic interplay of these factors—in managing personal well-being.

Students will: make responsible decisions in the use of finances and other resources that reflect personal values and goals and demonstrate commitment to self and others.

Students will: develop and apply processes for managing personal, lifelong career development.

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Junior HighSenior High
Bob FaughtFitzroy Ford
Sheryl Garcia
Ryan LacyZombor Zsolt
Melissa O'Connor
Linda Johnson
Heather Gamache
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