At St Ignatius Catholic School our curriculum is driven by our vision: 

Learners will live and celebrate our Catholic faith, follow our values, and become actively engaged, connected lifelong learners.


“Key competencies are the capabilities that people have, and need to develop, to live and learn today and in the future.”

In the NZ Curriculum there are 5 Key Competencies:

  • Thinking
  • Using language, symbols, and text
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating & Contributing

Our curriculum is concept- based driven by big ideas. The goal for all our children is to become innovative learners with a solid base in literacy and numeracy.

2022 Concept:



Me mahi tahi tātou mo te oranga o te katoa
We must work together for the well-being of all.

Term 1 2022 focus: Te Taha Whanau (family/social well being)

The Arts/Health curriculum focus

Enduring Understandings:
Learners will know and understand that:
Taha whanau is a connectedness to the world around us.

Essential Questions:
Learners will question and explore:
What is Taha Whanau?
What does it mean to be a part of God’s Church family?
How are we connected to the world around us?
What are our responsibilities?