Faith Formation, Student Learning and Achievement
Student learning in our Catholic Elementary School is focused on faith formation, learning and achievement viewing 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. Curriculum expectations for student learning are found in the curriculum documents located on the Ontario Ministry of Education website. Faith formation is rooted in the Catholic Graduate Expectations of which there are seven overall expectations and fifty-two specific expectations.
Assessment of student learning takes place on a regular basis throughout the school year with regular communication between home and school. Evaluation of student learning is formally reported three times throughout the school year. The first report card is a progress report focusing on learning skills and work habits. This report is sent home early in November followed a week later by Parent/Teacher interviews.
Parents are valued partners in the education of children and are encouraged to support learning at home and at school.
Ontario’s Vision of Parent Engagement
- Are welcomed, respected and valued by the school community as partners in their children’s learning and development;
- Have opportunities to be involved in the life of the school on many levels
- Are engaged through ongoing communication and dialogue with the teacher(s)
- Are supported with information and tools necessary to participate in school life
A Successful Home/School Partnership:
- Parenting: talk to you children about school, about friendships and what they are reading, and encourage a positive attitude toward learning
- Communicating: stay in touch with your child’s teacher through agendas, notes, phone calls
- Volunteering: seek opportunities to be part of the life of your Catholic school and CSC
- Learning at Home: establish daily study and sleep routines, stress good work and study habits and provide a “study space” at home
- Sacramental Preparation: support the learning as your child journeys with Christ through Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation