Doing what you love

Students watch a short video in which singer/songwriter Rebecca Hatch describes how she feels about her future after the HSC.

Year Level




5 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Responsible decision-making

Learning Intention

Students use the story of singer/songwriter Rebecca Hatch to consider their future.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • recognise the importance of thinking about what makes them happy when planning for the future.
activity 01

Instructions 5 min

Rebecca Hatch is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter. In this video, she talks about dealing with the stress around her future and career. She reflects on being in year 12 at high school and transitioning to university. Rebecca has realised that the uncertainty will never end and that her future path will continue to unwind in unexpected directions.

Play's video 'Rebecca Hatch on charting her own path' for students.

Class discussion:

  • Did anything Rebecca say resonate with you?
  • Why is it important to consider what makes you happy when planning for the future?
  • How does Rebecca feel about getting into university?