Welcome to Catholic Education
The promise of Catholic Education is that a “true encounter with Jesus can and does take place, each and every day within our Catholic schools” (Renewing the Promise, Pastoral Letter for Catholic Education p.15). We are called to walk alongside and accompany the students entrusted to our care. We do this by building relationships and community: a place for all, where everyone belongs. In the midst of our contemporary culture, we prepare our students for joyful discipleship by living the values of the Gospel. They become peacemakers and witness to social justice by putting their faith into action engaging with the local and global community.
The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. As a Catholic school system, our commitments are rooted in faith. With a focus on Belonging, Teaching and Learning, and Wellness for all, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.
Our faith-based communities inspire life-long learning and service to others.
Excellence in Learning – Living in Christ.
- Celebrating our Catholic Identity
- Inspiring a Love of Learning
- Cultivating a Connected Community
- Nurturing Professional Learning
- Fostering Innovation and Continuous Improvement
The Catholic Graduate
At BHNCDSB, we support our students’ faith and character development as they progress through their Catholic education journey from kindergarten toward graduation. The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations (OCSGEs) guide this journey of learning for all students in our schools by articulating a vision of who the Catholic learner is becoming.
A Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board graduate is expected to be:
- 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.
- An effective communicator, who speaks, writes and listens honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of gospel values
- A reflective, creative and holistic thinker who solves problems and makes responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
- A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops and demonstrates their God-given potential.
- A collaborative contributor who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work, which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
- A caring family member who attends to family, school, parish and the wider community.
- A responsible citizen who gives witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.
For more information about our Catholic system contact your local Catholic school or email firstname.lastname@example.org.