PL 3: Kia Noho Hāhi Being Church (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: Kia Noho Hāhi Being Church
Touchstone: He Iriiringa Called
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
People of Hope
What is going to happen in my life?
Content Area Aims
• Understand that I grow and change on a spiritual journey which has a destination and is filled with hope.
• Recognise there are virtues and habits which support my journey with, and to, God.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Grow in understanding that we are on an exciting journey on Earth that has a beginning, purpose and an end, but our journey with God is eternal.
AO2 Develop an understanding that the human person comprises different dimensions such as ancestry, body, emotions, intellect, will and soul.
AO3 Explore the concept of the Reign (Kingdom) of God that Jesus promised as ‘already now but not yet’.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Recognise that the Sacraments enable us to encounter God today and understand that they give us strength for our bumpy journey.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Identify ways that we can develop habits, values and virtues that help us grow and change on our hīkoi wairua.
AO6 Explore what the Church teaches about Heaven, Purgatory and Hell as states where we can be with God, or separate ourselves from God, based on our everyday choices.
AO7 Grow in understanding of the Church’s teaching that one day we will be judged, but that God’s idea of justice is one of mercy and it is an idea that God wishes us to emulate.
AO8 Explain why those in heaven can pray for us, why people can pray for the dead, and have the opportunity to make these prayers. (He Kaitiaki ngā tūpuna).
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.