Purpose: Growing Towards Life Goals

Purpose: Growing Towards Life Goals

Lesson 3 of 7 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will identify life goals and recognise how working towards them can create focus and a sense of purpose. They will explore their passions to devise a bucket list and consider how choices they make in life can determine their path.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • learn how their interests and passions can help pave their life path and provide a sense of purpose.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • create a bucket list based on their passions and interests
  • describe how their choices have influenced their unique life path
  • list practical ways to share their passions and interests with others.

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Lesson details


  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Leadership
  • Reflection
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

Curriculum Mapping

Health and Physical Education – Years 7 and 8 – Personal, social and community health – Identities and change:

  • Analyse and reflect on the influence of values and beliefs on the development of identities (AC9HP8P01).

General Capabilities – Personal and Social Capability – Years 7 and 8 – Self-awareness:

  • Evaluate strategies for developing personal qualities and describe how they assist achieving growth.

Syllabus outcome: (PD4-1)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development

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Additional Info

This lesson has been created in collaboration with LifeChanger Foundation to support teachers to deliver high-quality Health and Physical Education, as well as Social and Emotional Learning experiences.

LifeChanger’s facilitated programs and workshops aim to empower young people (Year 5-12) to live thriving, resilient lives. For more information, visit lifechanger.org.au.

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