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Life Skills

“Example isn’t another way to teach. It is the only way to teach.”

– Albert Einstein

Life skills are “the abilities in a person for adaptive and positive behaviour to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life” (WHO). ‘Adaptive’ means that a person is flexible in approach and is able to adjust in different circumstances. ‘Positive behaviour’ implies that a person is forward looking and even in difficult situations can find a ray of hope and opportunities to find solutions.

Key Life Skills :


The key life skills we focus on at St. John’s High School include psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help our students make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner.

Essentially, there are two key life skills -

  • Thinking skills relating to reflections at a personal level and
  • Social skills that involve interpersonal communication, behavioural and negotiation skills

Self-management and the ability to differentiate between rational and emotional decision-making is an important skill for the young students. Through a number of activities, role plays and simulations we do our best to inculcate the 10 Core Life Skills (as prescribed by WHO) in our scholastic, co-scholastic and non-scholastic activities:

  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inter personal Relationship
  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Emotion