PL 1: Kia Noho Hāhi Being Church (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: Kia Noho Hāhi Being Church
Touchstone: Whakatau Welcomed
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
I Belong
How do I belong?
Content Area Aims
• Develop an understanding that I am part of God’s family, and what I do and how I behave towards others is important.
• Recognise that the Church has rituals, symbols and holy things, and I can learn what to do and say to be part of them.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Develop an understanding that we are all part of God’s family.
AO2 Grow in understanding that the Catholic Church is the Catholic community of God’s family into which we are especially welcomed by Baptism.
AO3 Explain that the parish church is a special building where the Catholic family gather to worship God and especially where we are welcomed to celebrate the Eucharist.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Grow in understanding about what rituals are and recognise God is present to us in the things we see, do, say and experience in church.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Recognise that some places, times and ways of doing things are holy because they share in, and remind people of, the holiness of God.
AO6 Explore ways we belong to and participate in the Catholic Church through words, actions, and songs.
AO7 Recognise and identify ways people can be loving, respectful and fair brothers and sisters in God’s family, whoever and wherever they are.
AO8 Explore how karakia together — at prayer time, in liturgies and at Eucharist — with our whānau, school and parish community — helps us to belong.
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.