Religious Education

Here is our Religious Education Planner for 2019. It shows you term by term what we will be learning throughout the school year. Currently we are working on the Holy Spirit Strand. Scroll further down the page to see what each class will be learning and the events we will be involved in.

Religious Education Term 2 2019

The Holy Spirit is God at Work in and through People

Catholic Teaching Principles

The Catholic social teaching principle of Stewardship – kaitiakitanga – is about being responsible guardians. We are kaitiaki - guardians of the earth. Exercising stewardship is caring for the gifts God has given us, including the environment, our own personal talents and other resources.

Our Faith Threefold Community Involvement

May is the Month Mary

14 May - Marae Visit - liturgy about Mothers, Manaakitangi

31st May - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2nd June - Ascension

9th June - Pentecost

12th June - School Reconciliation

16th June - Holy Body and Blood of Christ

23rd June - First Holy Communion

29th June - Children’s Vigil Mass

Holy Spirit Strand

Room 4


The Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the Trinity. We use symbols and signs like wind and fire to show the action and power mana of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit Te Wairua Tapu works in people’s lives.

Room 5


The Fruit of the Spirit is God’s love at work in people which enables them to exercise their mana and bear the fruits of love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, generosity and self-control. The Holy Spirit helps people to recognise when they have sinned, need to forgive and be forgiven.

Room 2


Using the titles and symbols of the Holy Spirit found in Scripture and Tradition we come to know and understand the Spirit.

Through Baptism people receive the Holy Spirit who strengthens them to believe, to hope and to love.

Room 1


The Holy Spirit opens people’s minds to the meaning of Jesus’ death and resurrection and prepares them to go out and bring others to Christ and make his saving work present through the Sacraments so they can carry on the Mission of Jesus.

The Spirit prepares peoples, cultures and religions for the Gospel. Te Wairua Tapu guides, sustains and renews the Church. The Holy Spirit works in the world through people leading them to live in ways which promote aroha, rangimarie and justice tika.

God Strand

Room 4

Year 1-2

God is the creator of all living things which share in God’s own tapu. Each person is sacred and unique, created in God’s image in love for love.

All of creation is God’s gift and people’s response to God is giving praise and glory.

Room 5

Year 3-4

The God Christians believe in is the Holy Trinity, a loving community of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three persons who are one God.

People show love and respect and take responsibility for God’s creation and the environment because it is tapu.

Room 2

Year 5-6

The messages in the Scriptures tell of God’s faithfulness to people despite their unfaithfulness and his call to them to be faithful.

God has many names and images. Through Jesus we come to know God and respond to God in faith, and action in the Church.

Room 1

Year 7-8

God wants people to use their gifts to build up the Church and build the kingdom of love, justice and peace on earth.

Through the gift of God’s grace people can grow in virtue and turn away from sin and become more like Jesus.