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Catholic Graduate Expectations

Distinctive expectations for graduates of Catholic schools are determined and shaped by the vision and destiny of the human person emerging from our faith tradition. This Christian anthropology or world view, reveals the dignity and value of the person. Our tradition tells us God creatively and lovingly calls each of us into the wonder of life, sustaining us by the power of the Holy Spirit, throughout the human journey, into life eternal. We acknowledge that the journey includes moments of brokenness and sin. We recognize in the person of Jesus, the risen Christ, the human face of God sharing our life in order to heal us of our brokenness and liberate us from sin.

This Christian vision of the human journey is best understood within the context of relationship. It is accomplished in community, in solidarity with brothers and sisters in the Church and beyond.

Catholic education views human life as an integration of body, mind, and spirit. Rooted in this vision, Catholic education fosters the search for knowledge as a lifelong spiritual and academic quest. The expectations of Catholic graduates, therefore, are described not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but in terms of values, attitudes and actions.

The Catholic school graduate is expected to be:

  1. 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.
  2. An effective communicator who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values.
  3. A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
  4. A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
  5. A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
  6. A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish, and the wider community.
  7. A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.

~ School News ~

The Edge(Posted:9/20/2016)

THE EDGE Youth Group:  Calling  Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8's!!  Check out what living on “The EDGE” is all about. Join us as we kick off another new season with a FUN/SOCIAL Night ( free refreshments) on Monday, September 26, 2016, at 6:45 pm in the downstair’s hall of   St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,  Clark St. , Powassan.   THE EDGE is an awesome Catholic youth ministry that uses live music, drama, small group discussions, guest speakers, games, Scripture, crafts and other cool stuff to explore issues about our Faith, solid values, youth concerns and happy living!!  Double bonus: snacks and prizes! The EDGE meets  Monday evenings from 6:45 to 8:30 pm .    Every night has a different theme and activities.  If you are in  Grades 5, 6, 7, or 8, you SO need to be at the EDGE , regardless of what school or church you may attend, or where you live. And it's all FREE. Chill out with your friends and make new ones.  No need to pre-register.  Call Pauline @ 705-724-5964 or Jeannine @ 705-724-3424 for more information. Let us know if you need transportation. 

~ Board News ~

NPSC Newsletter - Summer Issue(Posted:7/25/2017)

Find out what's happening inside our Catholic schools. In this issue:

  • SJSH Students Receive Bronze at National Science Fair
  • Heritage Fair Recognition
  • Students Selected to Sit on Minister's Advisory Council
  • Students Recognized for Ontario Volunteer Program
  • Le Councours et Festival d'art oratoire

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