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.

2022 Concept:

Hauora

(Wellbeing)

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?