PL 1: Te Rongopai Good News (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 Rongopai Good News
Touchstone: Whakatau Welcomed
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
Stories about Jesus
Who is Jesus?
Content Area Aims
• Introduce key stories about Jesus.
• Develop an understanding of the context of these Bible stories.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Grow in understanding about the place, time and context of Jesus’ life, identifying Mary and other key people in Jesus’ life and the role they played.
AO2 Explore events of Jesus’ life through to his Resurrection, and grow in understanding of how particular events are celebrated in the liturgical year.
AO3 Grow in understanding that the Bible is a way God communicates the Good News with us and it is a holy text that helps us to get to know God.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Grow in understanding about the stories of Jesus’ nativity and understand that these stories teach us that Jesus came for everyone, and how Jesus is very special.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Grow in understanding of stories about Jesus that show he is holy and that he is God, by exploring at least 3 of the following:
Walking on water (Matt 14:22-33), Jesus calms the storm (Mark 4: 35-41), Jesus heals a blind man (Mark 10:46-52), Paralytic man (Mark 2: 1-12).
AO6 Grow in understanding about the stories of Jesus that show us how to be part of the Church by exploring:
Jesus chooses his disciples (Jn 1: 35-51), Mary & Martha (Lk 10:38-42), The Rich Young Man (Mt 19: 16-22).
AO7 Grow in understanding that Jesus showed us by his words and actions how to be fair and caring to others by exploring: Zacchaeus (Lk 19:1-10), Feeding the 5000 (Jn 6: 1-14), Washing of the feet (Jn 13 1-17).
AO8 Explain that like Jesus, we can pray Blessings and Prayers of Thanks, such as Grace before Meals to express our gratitude to God.
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.