PL 5-3: Kia Noho Hāhi Being Church (Year 13)

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: 5-3
Theme: Kia Noho Hāhi Being Church
Touchstone: Tono Sent
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
Having Faith in Our World
How easy is it to be Catholic?
Content Area Aims
• Explore the various ways God and religious faith is represented, challenged and used in society.
• Explore how and why Catholicism may be considered ‘countercultural’, especially in regard to ethics, and consider my own response.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Explore the ways Catholicism, and religious faith in general, is portrayed and challenged in contemporary media and culture.
AO2 Explore the dynamics between religious faith and politics in our world.
AO3 Optional.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Recognise and explain the value of a consistent ethic of life in responding to contemporary issues and explore why this might be considered countercultural.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Consider why the Church has certain teachings regarding a contemporary ethical issue and reflect on what this may mean for our own spiritual journeys.
AO6 Examine the Church’s teachings regarding a contemporary ethical issue.
AO7 Explore how we participate in injustice and consider what decisions and actions we can take to perpetuate or challenge this. (Ata whakairo.)
AO8 Explore how prayer can support us at times of decision making e.g. Ignatian discernment process.
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

Tono – Sent
AO9 Understand that we are sent to make a positive difference in our world; that our Catholic worldview supports us to build a culture of aroha, respect and service, based on the teachings of Jesus.