PL 1: Ā Tātou Whakapapa Our Story (Year 1-2)

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
Theme: Ā Tātou Whakapapa Our Story
Touchstone: Whakatau Welcomed
Content Area Title
Focus Question
I am
Who am I?
Content Area Aims
• Develop an understanding that I am unique and God made me as I am and loves me.
• Recognise people are gifts from God to each other and the world.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Grow in understanding that each person is willed into life by God, is loved by God and is created to love God and others.
AO2 Develop an awareness that each person is needed and has a unique life to live and a hīkoi wairua which is precious to God.
AO3 Grow in understanding that, while we are unique individuals, we are part of a human family who are connected to each other sharing common hopes, needs and feelings.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Grow in understanding that God has created us as we are, and our bodies are very good.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Recognise that all life comes from God and when people respect life they grow in holiness. (Ko te Atua te timatanga o ngā mea tapu katoa).
AO6 Grow to understand that people are all wonderful in different ways and our loving God has gifted us different abilities and qualities to develop and share with others.
AO7 Develop an understanding that every person is a gift from God, and tapu because of who we are, and that every person can have mana through right relationships to Atua, whenua and tangata.
AO8 Recognise and explain that we can ask God for help and we can pray for others and our world at any time in different ways and God will listen to our prayer.
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

Whakatau – Welcomed
AO9 Grow in understanding that we are welcomed as part of God’s family, and our Catholic School Community welcomes and supports us on our Spiritual Journey and encourages us to apply our learning to support others to feel welcomed and included at school by our words and actions.