Expectations of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate
expectations for graduates of Catholic Schools are determined and
shaped by the vision and destiny of the human person emerging from our
faith tradition. This Christian anthropology or world view, reveals the
dignity and value of the person. Our tradition tells us God creatively
and lovingly calls each of us into the wonder of life, sustaining us by
the power of the Holy Spirit, throughout the human journey, into life
eternal. We acknowledge that the journey includes moments of brokenness
and sin. We recognize in the person of Jesus, the risen Christ, the
human face of God sharing our life in order to heal us of our brokenness
and liberate us from sin. This Christian vision of the human journey is
best understood within the context of relationship. It is accomplished
in community, in solidarity with brothers and sisters in the Church and
Catholic education views human life as an integration of
body, mind, and spirit. Rooted in this vision, Catholic education
fosters the search for knowledge as a lifelong spiritual and academic
quest. The expectations of Catholic graduates, therefore, are described
not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but in terms of values,
attitudes and actions.
The Graduate Is Expected To Be:
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.
effective communicator, who speaks, writes, and listens honestly and
sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.
reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes
responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common
- A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in
work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common
- A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish and the wider community.
responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by
promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.