PL 4: Te Atua God (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: Te Atua God
Touchstone: Tūhono Connected
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
Images of God
What does God look like?
Content Area Aims
• Develop an understanding that there are many images of God, who can never be fully comprehended, and our understanding can change over the course of our lives.
• Recognise how Jesus shows us what God looks like.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Recognise that the Trinity who brings salvation is a mystery central to Christian life and faith.
AO2 Explore the imagery of God in Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism and in secular society.
AO3 Examine the life of Jesus in his historical context and consider how his actions and teachings help us to understand who God is.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Explore the origin of the Eucharist and grow in understanding that it is both the source and summit of Christian life in which God is fully present.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Explore the role of art and artists in conveying concepts of God and a sense of the sacred and recognise that the vocation of artist is valued in the Catholic tradition.
AO6 Grow in understanding that we cannot fully know God, but our comprehension of God has developed over history and develops over our lives.
AO7 Investigate issues of justice in religious art and art about religion, considering some of the following: freedom of expression, iconoclasm, enculturation, cartoons and digital media.
AO8 Explore the origin and purpose of the Apostles’ Creed as prayer and explore how the language of prayer can deepen our understanding of who God is. (Whakairohia ngā kanohi nui o te Atua.)
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.