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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.

~ Board News ~

NPSC Welcomes Dr. Ungar April 26(Posted:2/15/2018)

Our Parent Involvement Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Ungar to NPSC. Dr. Ungar is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre and is Canada's Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Join us April 26, 2018, for an engaging presentation to learn practical strategies for parents and caregivers to help young people of all ages heal. 

Free childcare is available, with RSVP.

Register today at www.npsc.ca/nurturing-resilience/ 

Register Now for the 18th Annual Carousel Evening(Posted:4/25/2018)

The 18th Annual Carousel Evening is happening at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall on May 16, 2018. Join us for an evening of workshops, a keynote address and much more!

The theme this year will be "Opening Doors" with a keynote address by Leslie Andrews, entitled "Beating the Odds".

For more information and to register visit: www.npsc.ca/carousel-evening