The Life-Skill Advisory is a small group advisory programme for Senior students. As part of the programme, small groups of students paired with a mentor teacher and meet together for an hour every week. The aim of these sessions is to help provide personalised support and guidance to each of the mentee students as they attempt to take greater responsibility and ownership of their own learning and progress. While some sessions are devoted to setting independent goals of excellence and reviewing progress, others are spent practicing and perfecting key personal, inter-personal and career-related life-skills that in turn enable the pursuit of excellence.
Encouraging the spiraled acquisition of life-skills, the Advisory curriculum for Class IX students focuses on swayog or the development of personal skills such as self-awareness, planning and perseverance. Students in Class X are encouraged to practice the values and skills of sahyog such as inter-personal decision-making and community service, while Anubhav or experience is the primary objective for Class XI as they industriously work over the summer to complete structured internships and attempt to acquire ‘real world’ skills such as accountability and a sound work ethic. For Class XII, Lakshya serves as an appropriate guiding theme helping students surmount diverse challenges as they work towards their goals with persistence and grit.