17 January, 2024

Cultivating well rounded individuals through the Northbridge International Life Skills programme

Cultivating well rounded individuals through the Northbridge International Life Skills programme-Cultivating well rounded individuals through the Northbridge International Life Skills Programme-photo_2024-01-17_09-01-35
Cultivating well rounded individuals through the Northbridge International Life Skills programme

By Erica Arce
Secondary School Counsellor & ILS Lead

Raising a teenager can feel like navigating a thrilling yet unpredictable terrain. Between academic pressures, social complexities, and the quest for identity, it's natural to worry about equipping them with the tools they need to thrive. This is where Northbridge International School Cambodia's International Life Skills (ILS) programme steps in, not as a magic shield, but as a comprehensive map for your child's journey to becoming a confident, well-rounded adult.

Why ILS? It's more than just grades

While academic excellence is undoubtedly crucial, NISC recognizes that life skills are equally essential for navigating modern adulthood. The ILS program goes beyond textbooks, focusing on five key areas that empower your teenager to: 


Build Emotional Resilience: Imagine your child facing a stressful exam period. With ILS, they'll have learned relaxation techniques, positive self-talk, and strategies to manage anxiety and approach challenges with a growth mindset. When your child experiences a social setback. They are taught to reframe negative thoughts, and seek support when needed, fostering healthy coping mechanisms.


Forge Meaningful Relationships: Think of your child resolving a conflict with a friend respectfully and effectively. The lessons are curated to develop active listening skills, empathy, and conflict resolution strategies, promoting healthy communication and understanding. 


Embrace Their Uniqueness: Have you ever thought of your child standing up against prejudice or discrimination, advocating for inclusion and respect for all? ILS program cultivates a strong sense of identity and the courage to stand up for what's right, confidently expressing their passions and interests, even if they don't align with traditional expectations. It encourages self-discovery, self-acceptance, and appreciation for individual strengths and talents. 


Navigate the Digital World Safely: In today's digital age, online safety is paramount. It is our goal to equip your child with protective behavior skills, teaching them to make informed choices, identify risks, and navigate the online world responsibly.


Design Their Future with Confidence: As students transition into the next phase of their lives, they will face the exciting yet daunting task of exploring career options and pathways. Try to imagine your child exploring career options with excitement and purpose, utilizing self-assessment tools and career research resources. Lessons are prepared and delivered to guide them through self-discovery, goal setting, and decision-making, empowering them to chart a path that aligns with their values and aspirations, and make informed choices about their future.


By equipping students with these essential life skills, we empower them to embrace challenges, build meaningful connections, and thrive in an ever-changing world. Building a foundation for a well-rounded, confident individual who can navigate the complexities of life with ease, grace, and resilience. This translates to less worry for you, and more confidence knowing your child is prepared for the future.