PL 1: Te Atua God (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: Te Atua God
Touchstone: Whakatau Welcomed
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
God Is
Who is God?
Content Area Aims
• Introduce the concept of the God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who loves us and is present to us.
• Introduce the idea of encounter with Jesus.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Grow in understanding of God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AO2 Increase in knowledge that we can know Jesus, and he is our friend.
AO3 Grow in understanding of how God’s love is present in our world and in us on our
spiritual journey.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Grow in understanding that God chose to create and sustain the world as a gift for us to care for and enjoy. (Nāna te Ao I hanga.)
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Explain what makes something holy and why God, people and some objects can be called holy.
AO6 Identify some names and images for God and use these in our prayers.
AO7 Recognise that God is just and fair and wants us to be just and fair too.
AO8 Recognise that prayer is talking with and listening to God on our Spiritual Journey; we can tell God how amazing God is, in words and waiata.
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.