Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGE)

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) uses the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGE)​ as a framework to guide our programming and work in Catholic education. 

The expectations provide educators and students with a distinctive perspective to follow, in line with Catholic values, that encourages self-reflection both within and beyond the classroom.

A Discerning Believer

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

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

A Reflective, Creative and Holistic Thinker

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

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

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

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

A Responsible Citizen

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