Faith & Learning
As a community of believers created in the image of God, we inspire and nurture strong communities of faith. Our Religious and Family Life Education programs impart the knowledge of our faith through scripture, story, and tradition. The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, through the Institute for Catholic Education, provide curriculum policy documents which identify the expectations for each grade and describes the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate. Prayer, liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments are opportunities to demonstrate our thankful awareness of God’s presence in the world.
“Religious Education in Catholic schools complements family and parish-based catechesis.” (General Directory for Catechesis, 1997) The collaboration of caring adults in the school, the home, and the parish supports students as they grow to become discerning believers, effective communicators, reflective life-long learners, collaborative contributors, caring family members and responsible citizens formed in Catholic traditions.
Our Catholic faith is made visible in all subject areas through the infusion of Catholic Social Teachings, virtues and gospel values into daily learning experiences. The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations guide the learning journey for all students. Our Faith Framework is a visible sign of the interconnectedness of Catholic themes throughout the Religion programs from FDK to Grade 12.
Catholic Resources for the Health and Physical Education Curriculum (2015) - The following information provides an update on the materials and resources that have been produced or are currently under development to assist teachers, principals and Catholic school boards in the implementation of the recently revised Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum. A number of communications materials have been developed to assist school boards in introducing the revised HPE curriculum to parents and explain how the expectations of learning will be delivered as part of the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum in Catholic schools.