Curriculum

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:

“Key competencies are the capabilities that people have, and need to develop, to live and learn today and in the future.”  http://keycompetencies.tki.org.nz/What-are-KCs

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.

2021 Concept:

Tūhuratanga (Discovery)

Mā te kimi ka kite, Mā te kite ka mōhio, Mā te mōhio ka mārama.
Seek and discover. Discover and know. Know and become enlightened.

Learning is a journey. It starts with a conscious effort to seek knowledge. Upon seeking, you will surely discover a brand new thing or see a familiar object in a totally new light. Eventually, the things you know will lead you to become wise beyond your years. Seek. Discover. Know. Be enlightened

TERM 1 (Integrated curriculum focus)

Enduring Understandings:
Learners will know and understand that:
Discovery helps people to know God
Discovery is neverending and can lead to change now and in the future

Essential Questions:
Learners will question and explore:
How can people Discover God?
How might Discovery affect our Future?
How can we discover?

TERM 2

(Integrated curriculum focus)

TERM 3

(Integrated curriculum focus)

TERM 4

(Integrated curriculum focus)