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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Catholic School Graduate Expectations
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  • A discerning believer formed in the Catholic faith community who celebrates the signs and sacred mysteries 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, life-long learner who develops and demonstrates his/her 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.

ADAPTED ELEMENTARY WORDING FOR OCSGE 
ONTARIO CATHOLIC SCHOOL GRADUATE EXPECTATIONS
Adapted Wording for Elementary Students
Developed by Huron-Perth CDSB and St. Clair CDSB

1. I AM A BELIEVER! 

• I believe that God is an awesome God
• I believe and have faith in God
• I believe that God is with us always
• I believe that we can talk to God anytime and anywhere, through prayer
• I believe in the stories of the Bible
• I believe in the stories of Jesus' life, death and resurrection
• I believe in the Church community, celebrating Mass, and the seven Sacraments
• I believe in forgiveness

Because I am a believer, I will live my life like Jesus.

2. I HAVE A VOICE!

• I speak, write and listen as Jesus would want me to• I care about others and speak up for them
• I am honest
• I think carefully before I react or speak
• I respect all people and their languages
• I listen to the Word of God

Because I have a voice, I will use it lovingly, and I will live my life like Jesus.

3. I HAVE IDEAS!

• I have thoughts and opinions that matter
• I make good choices
• I have hope for the future
• I solve problems with knowledge, understanding and prayer
• I know we are all equal and special

Because I have ideas, I have a purpose, and I will live my life like Jesus.

4. I AM A LEARNER FOR LIFE!

• I use my gifts and talents given to me by God
• I always do my best
• I build on my strengths and weaknesses
• I set goals
• I accept change
• I am proud of the good things I do
• I am thankful for the gifts of others

Because I am a learner for life, I can reach for my dreams, by living my life like Jesus.

5. I AM A TEAM PLAYER!

• I co-operate with others in all that I do
• I value everyone's work
• I respect and listen to others
• I think of others before myself
• I follow rules of fair play
• I work hard in school so that I can build my community and make it a better place

Because I am a team player, I know that 'Together is Better', and we will live our lives like Jesus.

6. I CARE!

• I love God, myself and my family
• I care about and respect my 'family' at school, at Church, in the community, and the world
• I care about and respect God's creation and everything in it

Because I care, I pray for all my families, and I will live my life like Jesus.

7. I HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES!

• I am a peace-maker
• I am fair
• I am forgiving
• I follow rules and do my share
• I help the poor and care for people in need
• I stand up for what is right
• I know that all life is precious
• I respect and protect the world and all that is in it

Because I accept my responsibilities, I can make a difference, and will live my life like Jesus.

The following sites offer an abundance of resources that root curriculum and assessment in the Graduate Expectations:
http://www.catholiccurriculumcorp.org/resources.asp
http://www.eoccc.org/Content/?documents
- See more at: http://www.tcdsb.org/forstudents/graduateexpectations/Pages/default.aspx#sthash.8HhXBxIf.dpuf​