Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations

The Graduate of the Catholic School 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.

In a society marked by personality cults, we are called to bear witness to Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord,and to reverence him in the poor, the lowly, and the marginalized.

An effective communicator who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.

In a culture where communication is increasingly commercialized, we are invited to prayer and to worship.

A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.

In an age which seems more fearful of the future, we are directed to give an account of the hope that is within us. (1 Peter 3.15)

A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.

In a time which often seems to be without goals or ennobling aspirations, we are challenged to declare ours and to dedicate our lives to their achievement.

A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.

In a world which ignores the human thirst for God, we are called to share the living waters of our faith.

A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the wider community.

In a time when there is little reverence for the image of God in the human person, we are summoned to care for human life with an ultimate respect.

A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.

In a world marked by poverty, oppression and war, we are commanded to work for justice and peace.