Catholic Graduate Expectations

Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations

Catholic education in Ontario identifies fifty-two core expectations which portray ideal characteristics of young men and women graduating from our schools.  These Expectations embody the Gospel values at the heart of Catholic education.  They give shape to all facets of school life including: 
 
o school culture
o curriculum
o student attitudes and values

The fifty-two Catholic School Graduate Expectations are divided into seven life-giving arenas.  Summarized below, a full text version can be accessed through the Institute for Catholic Education’s Website.
  

Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations

Graduates of our Catholic schools are expected to be…

A Discerning Believer 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, respecting the rights of all and contributing 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.

(Summarized by T. Cosentino.  Renfrew County CDSB)

Copies of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations are available from Religious Education and Family Life Office.

 RCCDSB Resources

RCCDSB I Believe! Poster.
(17 x 11 Poster with RCCDSB logo and images for the 7 OCSGE arenas)
New:  A Discerning Believer Poster
(8.5 x 11.  Suitable for classroom or hallway display)
New:  An Effective Communicator Poster
(8.5 x 11.  Suitable for classroom or hallway display)
New: A Reflective, Creative, and Holistic Thinker Poster
(8.5 x 11.  Suitable for classroom or hallway display)
New: A Self-Directed, Responsible, Lifelong Learner Poster
(8.5 x 11.  Suitable for classroom or hallway display)
New: A Collaborative Contributor Poster
(8.5 x 11.  Suitable for classroom or hallway display)
New: A Caring Family Member Poster
(8.5 x 11.  Suitable for classroom or hallway display)
New: A Responsible Citizen Poster
(8.5 x 11.  Suitable for classroom or hallway display)

Catholic Graduate Expectation Journals
(A valuable resource developed by RCCDSB teacher Angela McGrath to help K-8 students reflect on the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.  These month-by-month journal  activities will reinforce the values which form the distinctive character of  our Catholic schools – highly recommended)

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