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"Let the little children come to me, do not stop them' for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs."  Mark 10:14
 TCDSB Catholic Graduate Expectations
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is committed to integrating Catholic beliefs into the total learning experience of every students.  Using the gospel values as the anchor for literacy learning, we are committed to assisting students to become confident and reflective lifelong readers and writers who apply Catholic values to life's opportunities, challenges, and choices.  
The following Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations are integrated into all aspects of the TCDSB Literacy Framework:  
The Catholic Graduate is expected to be:
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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 the 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. 
TCDSB teachers are provided with a list of picture books that support the development of virtues, faith, and character.  These recommended texts can be used with students of all ages.

September     Hospitality.pdfHospitality.pdf                                      February          Love.pdfLove.pdf

October          Gratitude.pdfGratitude.pdf                                       March              Forgiveness.pdfForgiveness.pdf

November       Peace.pdfPeace.pdf                                            April                Justice.pdfJustice.pdf

December       Charity.pdfCharity.pdf                                           May                Compassion.pdfCompassion.pdf

January          Courage.pdfCourage.pdf                                         June               Faithfulness.pdfFaithfulness.pdf



The Catholic Curriculum Corporation                                               

The Catholic Curriculum Corporation is committed to..."Building and sustaining the Catholic capacity of educators through the development and provision of high quality Catholic curriculum, resources, support and professional development."  
Catholic Curriculum Corporation Website
This site also provides excellent resources for Catholic teachers to support their literacy instruction.  Please see the following 2 sites: