A multi-ethnic group of high school age students are sitting together at their desks and are holding hands while praying together.

Catholic Graduate Expectations

The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs) inform the teaching and learning in all PVNC classrooms from Kindergarten to Grade 12 as an expression of the relationship between learning and believing which is fundamental in Catholic schools.  The OCSGEs serve as a clear example of the way that Catholic schools address specific curriculum expectations to meet the educational needs of learnings and address the development of the whole person, incorporating elements of faith in the holistic education of students.

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 work, 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
reflective, creative, and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good
self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential
A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work that respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good
A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and wider community
A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.

Grade 8 students at Monsignor O’Donoghue Catholic Elementary School studied the OCSGEs in their classroom as part of a deep learning investigation during the 2017-2018 school year.  Their understandings are communicated in this video:

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