SAGAR at Vincentia High School


Support students’ socio-emotional needs including increase self-determination, agency and academic engagement, and decrease anxiety levels.

Measure of success

Improved student learning and wellbeing and teacher confidence and self-efficacy.

Measures include

  • Students

  • Anxiety levels

  • Self-determination

  • Self awareness

  • Social skills

  • Teachers

  • Self-determination knowledge and opportunity

  • Teacher rating scale of student engagement

  • Teacher self-efficacy


Partner school: Vincentia High School

External partner: Dr Amanda Webster, University of Wollongong


This Disability Strategy initiative uses a multi-tiered approach to support secondary students with additional mental health and socioemotional needs. It trials a self-assessment, goal setting, action planning and reflection (SAGAR) process that has an emerging evidence base for improving student wellbeing.

It also aims to increase the effectiveness of teachers supporting students’ socioemotional needs. It involves students in social emotional learning classes in Years 7 and 8 and 10 teachers.

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