At HCDSB, we value the whole child, and create conditions that support the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional well-being of all students so that they may fulfill their God-given potential.
We know that student success is based on a variety of factors and we consider a wide range of data to identify student strengths and to target areas where attention and resources are needed.
As a Catholic school district, we use the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGE) as a framework to guide our programming and our work in Catholic education. This framework recognizes that the journey of learning for students in Catholic schools is not measured simply in terms of knowledge and skills; but also in the values, attitudes and actions inspired by Jesus, and modelled by staff and students, both within and beyond the classroom.
Report Cards support student learning by providing opportunities to:
- establish a positive relationship between teachers, parents/guardians and students;
- involve parents and guardians as partners in a conversation about learning and assessment, and what each can do to support a child’s learning;
- identify concerns about student progress early in the school year and develop strategies to improve student learning.
Communication between home and school about student achievement should be continuous outside of the formal reporting periods, and throughout the year.
There are three reporting periods in our Catholic elementary schools:
- Elementary Progress Report Card – sent home each school year between October 20 and November 20
- Elementary Provincial Report Card #1 – sent home each school year between January 20 and February 20
- Elementary Provincial Report Card #2 – sent home at the end of each school year in June
There are three reporting periods in our Catholic secondary schools:
- Secondary Progress Report Card – sent home at the start of each semester
- Secondary Provincial Report Card #1 – sent home midway through the semester
- Secondary Provincial Report Card #2 – sent home at the end of the semester
The achievement of students identified with special education needs who do not access the Ontario Curriculum will be reported through an alternative report card.
To view of a sample of what your child’s report card will look like, visit the Ministry of Education website.
- Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools
- Supporting Your Child’s Learning Through Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting
- A Parent’s Guide to Kindergarten Communication of Learning
- Learning for All
- Policy II- 05 Reporting Student Achievement to Parents and Guardians
- Policy II-46 Assessment and Evaluation