PL 3: Te Rongopai Good News (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 Rongopai Good News
Touchstone: He Iriiringa Called
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
Exploring the Bible
What is the Bible?
Content Area Aims
• Develop an understanding of how the Bible was formed, cherished and shared.
• Explore some of the stories and writings and their context and how this influences our understanding of Scripture.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Recognise that the Bible is a library of books consisting of different types of writing which have different purposes and have come from different historical contexts and explore how this understanding helps us to make sense of the Bible.
AO2 Grow in understanding of who wrote the Bible, how it is structured and why it was put together.
AO3 Appreciate the power of story and explain the way Jesus uses parables and other methods to communicate his teachings.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Explain the role of the Holy Spirit in the writing and the reading of the Bible as Sacred Scripture.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Explore the history of the Bible as a cherished, sacred but contested book.
AO6 Explain why Catholic bibles are different from other bibles and explore the background and contents of a deuterocanonical book.
AO7 Investigate the cultural and historical contexts of the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son and explain how knowing these helps us understand their meaning.
AO8 Describe and experience the Lectio Divina way of praying.
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.