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Complete Listing of the
Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (PDF File)
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A Discerning Believer Formed in the Catholic Faith Community who:
CGE1a Illustrates a basic understanding of the saving story of our Christian faith
CGE1b Participates in the sacramental life of the church and demonstrates an understanding of the centrality of the Eucharist to our Catholic story
CGE1c Actively reflects on God's Word as communicated through the Hebrew and Christian scriptures
CGE1d Develops attitudes and values founded on Catholic social teaching and acts to promote social responsibility, human solidarity and the common good
CGE1e Speaks the language of life... "recognizing that life is an unearned gift and that a person entrusted with life does not own it but that one is called to protect and cherish it." (Witnesses to Faith)
CGE1f Seeks intimacy with God and celebrates communion with God, others and creation through prayer and worship
CGE1g Understands that one's purpose or call in life comes from God and strives to discern and live out this call throughout life's journey
CGE1h Respects the faith traditions, world religions and the life-journeys of all people of good will
CGE1i Integrates faith with life
CGE1j Recognizes that "sin, human weakness, conflict and forgiveness are part of the human journey" and that the cross, the ultimate sign of forgiveness is at the heart of redemption. (Witnesses to Faith)  
An Effective Communicator who:
CGE2a Listens actively and critically to understand and learn in light of gospel values
CGE2b Reads, understands and uses written materials effectively

CGE2c Presents information and ideas clearly and honestly and with sensitivity to others

CGE2d Writes and speaks fluently one or both of Canada’s official languages

CGE2e Uses and integrates the Catholic faith tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media, technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life  
A Reflective and Creative Thinker who:
CGE3a Recognizes there is more grace in our world than sin and that hope is essential in facing all challenges
CGE3b Creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good
CGE3c Thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems
CGE3d Makes decisions in light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience

CGE3e Adopts a holistic approach to life by integrating learning from various subject areas and experience

CGE3f Examines, evaluates and applies knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, socio-economic and ecological) for the development of a just and compassionate society  
A Self-directed, Responsible, Life Long Learner who:  
CGE4a Demonstrates a confident and positive sense of self and respect for the dignity and welfare of others
CGE4b Takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership.

CGE4c Takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership

CGE4d Responds to, manages and constructively influences change in a discerning manner

CGE4e Sets appropriate goals and priorities in school, work and personal life

CGE4f Applies effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time and resource management skills

CGE4g Examines and reflects on one's personal values, abilities and aspirations influencing life's choices and opportunities  

CGE4h Participates in leisure and fitness activities for a balanced and healthy lifestyle

A Collaborative Contributor who:

CGE5a Works effectively as an interdependent team member

CGE5b Thinks critically about the meaning and purpose of work
CGE5c Develops one's God-given potential and makes a meaningful contribution to society
CGE5d Finds meaning, dignity, fulfillment and vocation in work which contributes to the common good
CGE5e Respects the rights, responsibilities and contributions of self and others
CGE5f Exercises Christian leadership in the achievement of individual and group goals

CGE5g Achieves excellence, originality, and integrity in one’s own work and supports these qualities in the work of others

CGE5h Applies skills for employability, self-employment and entrepreneurship relative to Christian vocation
A Caring Family Member who:
CGE6a Relates to family members in a loving, compassionate and respectful manner
CGE6b Recognizes human intimacy and sexuality as God given gifts, to be used as the creator intended
CGE6c Values and honours the important role of the family in society
CGE6d Values and nurtures opportunities for family prayer
CGE6e Ministers to the family, school, parish, and wider community through service
A Responsible Citizen who:
CGE7a Acts morally and legally as a person formed in Catholic traditions
CGE7b Accepts accountability for one's own actions
CGE7c Seeks and grants forgiveness
CGE7d Promotes the sacredness of life
CGE7e Witnesses Catholic social teaching by promoting equality, democracy, and solidarity for a just, peaceful and compassionate society
CGE7f Respects and affirms the diversity and interdependence of the world's peoples and cultures
CGE7g Respects and understands the history, cultural heritage and pluralism of today's contemporary society
CGE7h Exercises the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship
CGE7i Respects the environment and uses resources wisely
CGE7j Contributes to the common good


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