Life Skills



St Thomas More College views the personal development of students as crucial to the education they receive at the College. The Life Skills Program endeavours to provide support for students as they journey through the challenging adolescent years. The Life Skills Program aims to complement the efforts made by families in helping students.

The Life Skills Program includes the development of resilience, self-responsibility, self-esteem, decision making, personal development, relationships, community and social responsibility and careers and life beyond school.

For students in Years 7 to 10, the Life Skills Program is taught within the HPE curriculum. For senior students the Life Skills Program is taught by their Pastoral Care Teacher in their individual PC Classes. The Life Skills Program topics for each year level are listed below: 

‚ÄčYear 7
  • New Beginnings
  • Safe 'n' Sound
  • The Wealth of Health
  • You Are What You Eat
Year 8
  • Me, Myself and I
  • Fit For Life
  • High on Life
  • Growing and Changing
Year 9
  • Mind Matters
  • No Train No Gain
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Safe and Responsible
Year 10
  • Healthy STMC
  • Healthy Communities
  • All You Need Is Love
  • Healthy Me: Now and in the Future
Year 11
  • My Life Success, My School Success
  • Headstrong: Understanding Mental Health and Resilience
  • Driver Safety Program and Risky Business
  • Empowered Women and Boyz to Men
Year 12
  • Next Step: Leadership and Transition
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Program
  • Transition and Change: Coping With Stress and Living in the Real World
  • Transition and Change: Leaving School