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.

2019 Concept OUR WORLD

3 KEY FOCUS AREAS

Whanaungatanga (connection to all things)

Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship, care-takers/protectors of all living things) 2 terms

Maramatanga (Understanding- leaving my mark on my world)

TERM 1

Whanaungatanga
(Connection to my world)


Whanaungatanga is an important concept to explore as we start the new year and learn about our new environments and new relationships. This helps us build a supportive and collaborative learning whanau.

We believe this will help our children to grow an appreciation of creation and all living things as a sign of God’s Love.

TERM 2

Kaitiakitanga
(Guardian of my world)


God created the world for us all. We were placed here to be guardians. Jesus role modelled this behaviour to us. How can we as Kaitiaki continue that work?

TERM 3

Kaitiakitanga
(Guardian of my world)


We believe that God created everything in the world, seen and unseen. Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we can use ‘logic and reasoning’ to ponder, hypothesise, critically analyse and make exciting discoveries of a scientific nature about the world around us and make the connections to God’s creation through faith.

TERM 4

Maramatanga
(Leaving my mark on my world)


Our actions have an impact on the lives of everyone around us. We must use our knowledge and skills to make our world a better place. We look to our Saints as role models.

Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people, go forward.