The ultimate outcome for the graduate of
Notre Dame Catholic High School is that he or she will
have gained a sense that they exist as a thriving expression of the life of God within them.
In order to see this outcome realized all programs at Notre Dame Catholic High School are infused with the Gospel values of Jesus Christ. These values are taught as we collectively practise the virtues of faith, love, hope, justice, temperance, fortitude, and prudence.
Faith … believing in God’s love for us.
Love … God reaching out to us and our reaching out to others.
Hope … acting out of the belief that God’s love transforms the world.
Justice … acting out of the love for the good of all.
Temperance … living a balanced life through simplicity and moderation.
Fortitude … living with strength and courage to do what is right in the face of difficulty.
Prudence … using faith, hope, love, justice, fortitude and temperance when making choices.
These seven virtues that symbolize Christ living through us and our actions in the world are brought to life each day through a variety of programs at the school. Each day begins with prayer as a reminder that we are not alone; that we are indeed, supported by a power greater than us that guides, heals and restores. Our weekly celebration of Mass in the school Chapel is an opportunity for each staff and student to enter into a mystagogical and personal relationship with Christ, by whose example of love and commitment, will transform our lives. Major liturgical seasons, including Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas are highlighted with school wide celebrations. These experiences build a sense of Christian community; thus all students and staff are required to participate fully. Social action programs are an integral part of the school and students are encouraged to dedicate some of their time to enhancing outreach programs to the disenfranchised people of our local communities and the global world. In all aspects of the Christian life, our hope is that we all strive to become the best version of ourselves so we may individually and collectively transform our world.
Our visiting Priests and Chaplaincy Leader are an integral part of our school community to assist in this journey. They assist in the development of school liturgical celebrations, retreats, outreach programs, religious education programs, restorative practices and peer ministry. The Chapel is available to students and staff for quiet prayer and reflection.
We invite students, their families and members of the greater faith community to bring their energy, enthusiasm and hope to the collective journey of becoming the best version of ourselves, as God has intended for us.
“Let all that you do be done in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:14