Our Catholic schools, in partnership with the home, Church and community provide experiences of prayer, faith and witness to the common good; all leading children to grow in the knowledge and love of Our Lord. The General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) reminds us that parents are the first educators of their children in the practice of faith; the Church will strengthen and celebrate it; and our Catholic schools will nurture and sustain it.
At the heart of Christ's teaching lay the primary goal of the Catholic school, the promotion of the human person in their material and spiritual needs. The vision of our Catholic schools is to create an enhanced learning environment, with a community that reflects and teaches Gospel values and educates our students to become caring, responsible citizens and life-long learners. Within The Northwest Catholic District School Board our motto is we are "Schools of Hope."
We believe that each child is a gift from God who brings unique gifts and talents. In partnership with the home, school and parish community your children will become confident, collaborative contributors who are capable of making a difference in their world. With the invitation to hear God's word, your children will be nurtured and encouraged to become life-long disciples of Christ.
Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations
The graduate is expected to be:
- A discerning believer formed in the Catholic Faith community who celebrates the signs and sacred mystery of God's presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.
- An effective communicator, who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.
- A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
- A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
- A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work, which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
- A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the wider community.
- A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.
This PDF provides specific expectations for the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs) specifics.pdf
Renewing the Promise: A Pastoral Letter for Catholic Education