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Update to the HPE Curriculum Sept 2019

September, 2019 Update: The Health and Physical Education curriculum has been updated in Ontario’s Catholic elementary schools. Human Development and Sexual Health aspects of the curriculum are addressed as part of the Family Life curriculum.

​​​​Excellence in Religious Education Curriculum


​​​The Northwest Catholic District School Board's Christian Living Program supports the intent of Catholic education, which is to educate our students in faith. Students in our Catholic schools will develop religious literacy and critical thinking. There are six strands within Religious Education which frame what students are expected to know, think, apply, and communicate.

Believing - focuses on the knowledge of the Catholic faith, especially the self-revelation of God through Jesus, Scripture and Tradition, the Creed and the Church.

​Celebrating ​- ​focuses on worship​ and the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, as well as the celebrations, rituals and symbols of the liturgical year. 

Living a Moral Life - promotes the universal call to holiness and provides virtues education and the foundations of Christian morality reflected in critical thinking and decision making rooted in faith. 

Living in Communion - focuses on belonging and participating in the Church and the local community through one's call to vocation. 

Living in Solidarity - focuses on understanding Catholic Social Teachings and one's commitment to justice that witnesses the reign of God to the world. 

Praying - focuses on knowing, experiencing, and reflecting on the various types and forms of prayers that are used to express the faith of the Catholic Church. 

MOE RE Curriculum Policy Document

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​​The Fully Alive Program is endorsed by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) with input from educators, parents and students. The program is designed to educate students toward a Christian value system that fosters the dignity of the human person, good family and personal relationships, healthy sexual attitudes and a commitment to contribute to the betterment of the community and world. 

Five themes are repeated in each grade level. They are  ​​designed to meet the cognitive, affective and spiritual needs of our students as they progress through school. The themes focus on the dignity of the human person and the development of that person in relationship with family, friends, others, the world and God.


An Overview: Fully Alive

Theme 1: Created and Loved by God

Theme 2: Living in Relationship

Theme 3: Created Sexual

Theme 4: Growing in Commitment

Theme 5: Living in the World

MOE FLE Curriculum Policy Document​

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Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ is a Religious Education program sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories and developed in collaboration with Catholic educators from across Canada.

The program is based on the Catholic Elementary Curriculum Policy Document for Religious Education, Grades 1-8, which has been approved by the aforementioned Catholic Bishops and Regional Assemblies of Bishops. It reflects the content of faith expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and follows the rationale and methodology of the General Directory for Catechesis.​

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