St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School 3801 Thomas Street (905) 285-0050

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
3801 Thomas Street
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7G2
(905) 285-0050
We believe that each one, created in the image and likeness of God, is called by name into the Dufferin-Peel community
to realize the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to the fullest extent possible as we all journey from the early
years to vocation.
Department: Religion
Be With Me
Course Code: HRE 1O1
Course Description:
This course invites students to a deeper understanding of both the joy and the demands of following in the way of Christ
and living out the call to discipleship as it is described in the Scriptures. Using the Beatitudes as a touchstone, students
examine the attitudes and actions that characterize the Christian life. Students will explore a variety of topics related to the
themes of personhood, interpersonal relationships and sexuality. They are encouraged to understand and nurture within
themselves the virtues which will enable them to deepen their relationship with God in and through Christ in the context of a
Spirit-filled community. Students will develop a respect for humanity based upon the study of issues presented in this
course. Learning to respect the dignity of self and other according to the teaching of Christ is a key component of social
behaviour. Students will be given the opportunity to become aware of and resist forces that are considered destructive to
the healing of society and individuals.
Strand & Unit Title:
Corresponding Catholic Graduate Expectation(s):
1: Scripture
2: Profession of Faith
3: Christian Moral
4: Prayer and Sacramental
5: Family Life Education
CGE1a Illustrates a basic understanding of the saving story of our Christian faith
CGE1c Actively reflects on God's Word as communicated through the Hebrew and Christian scriptures
CGE1i Integrates faith with life
CGE2a Listens actively and critically to understand and learn in light of gospel values
CGE2c Presents information and ideas clearly and honestly and with sensitivity to others
CGE3a Recognizes there is more grace in our world than sin and that hope is essential in facing all
CGE3b Creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good
CGE3d Makes decisions in light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience
CGE4a Demonstrates a confident and positive sense of self and respect for the dignity and welfare of
CGE4e Sets appropriate goals and priorities in school, work and personal life
CGE5e Respects the rights, responsibilities and contributions of self and others
CGE5a Works effectively as an interdependent team member
CGE6b Recognizes human intimacy and sexuality as God given gifts, to be used as the creator
CGE6c Values and honours the important role of the family in society
CGE7j Contributes to the common good
CGE7f Respects and affirms the diversity and interdependence of the world's peoples and cultures
Assessment and Evaluation
Category Weightings
Weight %
Final Summative Assessments
Overall Weighting
Knowledge & Understanding
Term Work
Thinking & Investigation
Course Culminating
Learning Skills and Work Habits will also be assessed and reported on. For more information please refer to Growing Success pg. 11.