These expectations are the basis for all subjects and useful to refer to throughout the year. You are encouraged to reflect on these in your own development and work to apply these in assignments, discussions and behaviour.
A Discerning Believer Formed in the Catholic Faith Community
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
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
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
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
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
CGE4a Demonstrates a confident and positive sense of self and respect for the dignity and
welfare of others.
CGE4b Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.
CGE4c Takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership.
CGE4d Responds to, manages and constructively influences change in a discerning
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
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
CGE5d Finds meaning, dignity, fulfillment and vocation in work which contributes to the
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
A Caring Family Member
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
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
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
CGE7g Respects and understands the history, cultural heritage and pluralism of today’s
CGE7h Exercises the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship.
CGE7i Respects the environment and uses resources wisely.
CGE7j Contributes to the common good.