PL 5-2: Te Atua God (Year 12)

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: 5-2
Theme: Te Atua God
Touchstone: He Wero Challenged
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
God’s Promise
What does God want for me?
Content Area Aims
• Develop an understanding that God wants the best for our lives and promises to accompany and support us.
• Grow in understanding that we can be in relationship with God and that the Catholic spiritual tradition gives insights and resources that ground and support us.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Recognise that God wants the best for us; for us to live lives of hope and joy through positive relationships with God, others, ourselves and creation.
AO2 Explore the history and purpose of religious life, how it has changed over time and the opportunities for religious life today.
AO3 Optional.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Identify and explain the teachings of Jesus and the Church that are designed to help us live joyful lives and explain how they do this.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Explore ideas about holiness in the Church, recognise that concepts of holiness have changed over time and that there are opportunities for holiness in all lifestyles.
AO6 Recognise that the mystery of Christ’s dying and rising to new life gives hope to all and explore Catholic ideas and teachings about life after death.
AO7 Reflect on how Catholic ideas of the afterlife conform with human and divine ideas of justice.
AO8 Explore Christian spiritual traditions, such as Christian meditation, that can ground, support and help us develop a sense of peace. (Kei hea rā koe i rongo ki te Atua?)
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

He Wero – Challenged
AO9 Understand that we are challenged to live lives of courage, integrity and justice even when this might cause personal inconvenience and sacrifice.