PL 1-2: Te Atua God (Year 3-4)

Overview: Achievement Objectives

There are a range of Ngā Whāinga Paetae Achievement Objectives (AOs) which are the essential areas of knowledge, and each AO must be covered over all the phases of learning. Teachers may choose how to group these, including making choices regarding effective integration into the wider school curriculum.

Ngā Kaupapa
Content Area
Phase of Learning: 1-2
Theme: Te Atua God
Touchstone: Aroha mai Aroha Atu – Loved
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
The Trinity and Us
What has God got to do with me?
Content Area Aims
• Explore how God is a Trinity of 3 Persons who overflow with love.
• Understand that each Person of the Trinity is special and shares gifts with us.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Grow in understanding that God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three persons in one God called the Trinity that we can know and love.
AO2 Recognise that God gives us gifts and talents that we can share with others.
AO3 Develop an understanding that God calls us into friendship and that each of us has a unique spiritual journey that we make with God through our whole life.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Recognise that through God’s presence in us we can make the fruit of the Holy Spirit visible in our words and actions.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Develop an understanding of the significance of Jesus’ life as a gift to all people intended to bring us into a full relationship with God.
AO6 Increase our knowledge and awareness of the Holy Spirit: The titles, symbols and the ways the Spirit was present at Pentecost, and is present in our lives today.
AO7 Increase our understanding that the endless love that flows to us from the loving relationship between God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is the source and model for all people to live in harmony.
AO8 Recognise that through prayer we can develop a loving relationship with God, and pray together using the names of the three persons of the Trinity.
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

Aroha mai Aroha Atu – Loved
AO9 Increase our understanding of how growing in love helps us to live a Christian life and build strong and joyful relationships with God and people AND participate in the special character of our school by demonstrating the fruits of the spirit in our everyday interactions in our classroom and in our school.