PL 4: Kia Noho Hāhi Being Church (Year 9-10)

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: 4
Theme: Kia Noho Hāhi Being Church
Touchstone: Tūhono Connected
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
A Whole Life
Why am I here?
Content Area Aims
• Explore what is meant by discipleship, vocation and a call to holiness, and how these ideas relate to us and what we do.
• Understand that our lives are important, and God calls us on a journey that only we can live and we can consider what our journeys might look like.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Grow in understanding that the most important purpose of our lives is to love, as expressed by Jesus in the Great Commandment, and this forms the ground of discipleship
and mission.
AO2 Develop understanding of the Sacraments of Initiation and recognise that these empower Christians to share in the mission God gives us. Explore the opportunities for participation and involvement of young people in local and international Catholic Church activities and mission. 
Mana Tapu
AO4 Appreciate that our lives are important: that they are an incredible gift, that our identity can be found in our relationship with God and that God wants to accompany us on our life journey.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Develop an understanding of vocation as a call to wholeness, exploring our own call and our wider vocation, considering our gifts and strengths.
AO6 Identify and investigate the significant features of the vocations of priesthood, married life, single life and religious life and reflect on our own calling.
AO7 Explore justice as a way of developing our sense of mission and action in our lives.
AO8 Describe the purpose and practice of the Ignatian process of decision-making and have an opportunity to apply it.
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

Tūhono – Connected
AO9 Develop understanding of our inter-connectedness with one another and with God as we share our spiritual journey; AND develop connections with parish and diocese to increase our sense of being part of the Catholic Church.