09 Life Skills For Lads

Year 9:  1 Semester / Responsible Living

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/mathematics/

Pre-Requisite:  Nil


An exciting, challenging and very practical lifestyle course especially designed for boys with a strong community focus.

Students develop skills necessary for independent living through:

  • budgeting for everyday life
  • developing basic outdoor skills such as setting up a camp site, navigation or orienteering
  • learning about and discussing a range of male related health issues – physical, mental and social
  • teamwork and communication challenges
  • overnight camping experience
  • developing emotional intelligence

Topics may include

  • communication and teamwork
  • budgeting
  • self esteem/emotional intelligence
  • community volunteering
  • skills in textiles / fashion
  • overnight camp


Students are assessed against the health and physical education Australian Curriculum achievement standards.

  • practical applications
  • written assignment work
  • reflections
  • evaluations

Additional Information

Costs: Course fee $100.00 includes overnight camp and cooking ingredients – subject to change in 2020