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.

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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.​

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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.

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A Responsible Citizen

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

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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.

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An Effective Communicator

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

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A Self-Directed, Responsible, Lifelong Learner

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

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A Caring Family Member

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