Life skills are a favorite subject of students in Brendon school and arranged 2 study periods/week with teachers specialized in teaching Living skills.

Life Skills Program in Brendon school is a course on life skills for children only recognized by the UNESCO in Vietnam. The course lasts throughout the school year and is taught by teachers who have experienced a specialized training course organized by the UNESCO.

The program titled "12 LIVING VALUES" helps the children discover 12 core living values. They are Peace, Respect, Love, Tolerance, Happiness, Honesty, Humility, Simplicity, Responsibility, Cooperation, Unity and Freedom.

The program applies advanced education methods: Students actively participate in the learning process (discussing, painting, doing crafts, singing, dancing, storytelling, play-acting, doing relax exercise, playing game, etc.).

Learning living values help children:

Discover and perfect their inherent good qualities, and find out the beauty of the character of the people surrounding and the values of nature and living environment;

- Know how to think positively, listen, learn and build yourself a solid foundation of personality so they can rise again from difficult circumstances and obstacles;

- Know how to respect themselves and other people, know how to cooperate, build and maintain solidarity as well as adapt to life's changes.

- know how to share, how to become a person whom "Children imitate, the old lean on, friends strike up a friendship”

- Know how to use life skills to bring benefits for themselves in harmony with the interests of the family and society.

Learning living values so that students become a person with lofty meaning, thence their lives are really worth.

Living skills also guide learning tasks for students: 

- Using learning tools: Books, blackboard, chalk, wiping cloth, etc

- Reading books with pictures and paintings and exchanging  with friends

- Manners to move learning hours into the classroom

- Receiving tasks, making a speech and sharing the tasks

- Guide self-educated hours

- Implementing learning schedule

- Telling a story about your own learning

- Doing personal hygiene, cleaning the classroom

- Actively participating in activities

Depending on each age, teachers will integrate lessons on life skills and living values appropriately. In particular, new students are always prepared for integration into the new environment:

- Communication skills: Self introduction ; say hello, ask for information, say thank you, say sorry; say invitations, greetings, rejection

- Self-service skill: Prepare to go to school; have a lunch, have a break at school; fold clothes, blankets, and towel and keep tools tidy

- Teamwork skill

- Listening skill and expression skill: sitting posture; listen to voice their opinions; listen to relatives’s feeling and thinking

- Conflict resolution skills: When will tell the truth to teacher and when there is disharmony; borrow and lend learning tools

- Self-protection skills: ability to recognize danger from household items; skill to recognize the risk of infringement; skill to take care of oneself when no one helps

- Sympathy and sharing skills

- Skills to behavior to the environment: Use water economically and discard waste in accordance with regulations

- Posture and words of elementary school students: clothes, posture of elementary school students; expression through voice, etc

In addition, life skill subject also help students become people who are civilized ad confident  through skills, real experience such as civilized action in public places (standing in line and on the bus, walking on sidewalk, pedestrian tunnels, pedestrian overpasses), fire prevention and fighting skills, first aid, what to do when being lost, compliance with traffic laws.