Burnside High School Burnside High School

Skills For Living

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Stevenson.

This course runs over two or three years and aims to develop the skills needed for vocational pathways and life-long learning.  It does this by focusing on key competency development which contributes to a substantive portfolio of student work. 

Skills for Living students follow an individualised programme of learning around interest modules that encourage student agency and the application of authentic and transferable life-skills. Students will demonstrate personal growth, self management, strategies in personal safety, be able to relate well to others, be involved in the setting of learning goals, use thinking skills and demonstrate a range of literacy and numeracy for everyday living to successfully achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living for Supported Learners. This is a NZQA and employer recognised qualification.   

Learning Areas:

Student Support