PL 5-3: Te Rongopai Good News (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: Te Rongopai Good News
Touchstone: Tono Sent
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
Paul: The Message and the Mission
Why are Paul and the Letters important?
Content Area Aims
• Understand who Paul was, what he did and the significance of his life and thought for Christianity.
• Explore what Paul and the writer of Acts understood was important about Jesus and living a Christian life.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Investigate the historical and bicultural background of Paul, who he was and how he took the Good News to the Gentile world.
AO2 Examine the broad social and literary context of the letters of Paul.
AO3 Optional.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Reflect on the understandings of grace in the Epistles.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Examine Paul’s teachings on the purpose of a Christian life and how Christians should live.
AO6 Gain an understanding of, and explore how, interpretation of Scripture varies according to perspectives and use appropriate resources and methods of interpretation.
AO7 Identify and explain the radical thinking in Acts and the Epistles on living as a Christian community and explore ways we can live that out today. (Mahia tō taha wairua.)
AO8 Examine the prayers and blessings of Paul and reflect on what they tell us about Paul and his relationships with others and what they say to us about how we can pray.
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.