PL 3: Ā Tātou Whakapapa Our Story (Year 7-8)

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: 3
Theme: Ā Tātou Whakapapa Our Story
Touchstone: He Iriiringa Called
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
Together in Our World
Who are Catholics?
Content Area Aims
• Develop an understanding that Catholics are part of a universal but diverse Catholic Community united in Jesus. • Investigate how the message of Jesus came to different parts and peoples of the world, including my whānau.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Identify and explore expressions of Catholic identity and the celebration of the feasts and holy days of the Liturgical Year in New Zealand.
AO2 Describe the structure of the Catholic Church and explore the Vatican in Rome as the historical, administrative and teaching centre of the Catholic World.
AO3 Grow in understanding about how the Good News of Jesus reached Asia and the Pacific and investigate religious orders that carried the news there.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Grow in understanding that the Catholic Church family is a universal family united in Jesus, and develop the concept of the Body of Christ.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Identify the motivations, sacrifices and challenges of particular missionaries and first believers, and discuss what issues we face today in telling others about our beliefs.
AO6 Explore expressions of Catholic identity in other countries and recognise how the gift of our cultures impacts Catholic practice and worship.
AO7 Investigate the community of religions that Catholics are a part of and explain how we can be good neighbours (this entails looking at some of the major religions).
AO8 Create a Peace Prayer book of Catholic prayers, prayers from other religions and prayers of our own for peace.
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

He Iriiringa – Called
AO9 Grow in understanding that on our spiritual journey we are called to live good and generous lives as Jesus did; AND explore and demonstrate ways that we are called to use our school values and Christian attitudes as people of hope in our world.