Goal setting is a great way to focus and motivate. By setting clear and achievable goals, young people can remember the what and the why.

Year level



5 minutes


In class activity

Online learning

SEL Competencies


Learning intention

Using a goal-setting framework, students set clear intentions to assist them in moving forward.

Key outcomes

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

  • identify some key things they would like to achieve

  • understand that they can use goals to help them remain focused.

Materials needed

  • Student access to the ReachOut.com article 'How to set goals'

Mapped to

Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

  • Analyse the impact of changes and transitions, and devise strategies to support themselves and others through these changes (AC9HP8P02)

Australian Curriculum: General Capabilities

  • Personal and Social Capability:

    • Self-awareness

    • Self-management

NSW PDHPE Syllabus

  • Examines and evaluates strategies to manage current and future challenges (PD4-1)

Victorian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

  • Evaluate strategies to manage personal, physical and social changes that occur as they grow older(VCHPEP124)

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Activity 1


5 minutes

  1. Provide student access to the ReachOut.com article ' How to set goals'.

  2. Ask students to write down two goals they would like to achieve. Set a time frame relevant to the students – for example, before the end of term, or before the end of the year.

  3. Give students the option of using either of the following apps to set their goal or write it down:


By setting goals, we can track our progress and remain clear on what we wish to achieve.


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