Independence and life skills


THSL has a bespoke life-skills program which has been developed to meet the needs of our students. Life-skills are an essential component of the curriculum as we aim to maximise independence for our students’ future and enable them to make decisions without the need for adult intervention. It is our hope that they can lead happy, independent lives as confident citizens in society.


In primary, the life-skills program is integrated into the daily curriculum. Primary classes also take part in weekly Forest School sessions. In secondary, it consists of eleven units including: basic Cooking, budgeting, travel training, independent living, community involvement, online safety, sex and relationships education, health and wellbeing, use of leisure time, swimming and forest school. Their progress is carefully tracked through the FROG assessment system and photographic evidence, videos and teacher notes are uploaded to show progress across each unit.