PL 3: Te Atua God (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: Te Atua God
Touchstone: He Iriiringa Called
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
The Presence of God
Where is God?
Content Area Aims
• Explore and have the opportunity to experience the ways God can be present to us.
• Recognise that God is always present, but that in certain circumstances God may feel absent in our lives.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Develop an understanding of the concept of Revelation: that God wants us to know and love God and has revealed Godself to us, especially through, with and in Jesus.
AO2 Explore how God can be present in the beauty and complexity of Creation.
AO3 Grow in understanding that we can all encounter the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Recognise that we can experience the presence of God in unexpected places, people and things and reflect on this in our own lives.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Develop an understanding that sometimes we might not feel the presence of God, but that God continues to be with us, and we can search for and find God.
AO6 Grow in understanding that when we participate in liturgy, the seven Sacraments and the prayers of the Church, we experience the presence of God.
AO7 Explain the concepts of personal and social sin, describe how God can feel absent when we sin or in situations where sin is present, and identify ways we can respond to these situations.
AO8 Explain the purpose of Christian meditation and have an opportunity to experience it. (Noho puku).
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.