St. Matthew's School

119 Cowan Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1E 4W4

Phone: (709)745-1513 Fax: (709)745-3618

Welcome to St. Matthew’s School Web Site

You will find here links to the school district and the department of education which will allow you to be better informed on the umbrella policies that govern our school. You will also find current information on school events, important dates and even school council contact information.

Please accept our best wishes for a successful school year as we all Strive for Excellence.

Yours in education,

Sharon Vivian – Principal Charmayne Rumbolt - Assistant Principal

Daily School Schedule

08:10 - School doors open

08:30 - Classes begin

10:30 - Recess begins

10:45 - Recess ends

11:45 - Lunch

12:35 - Classes resume

02:35 - Dismissal


This week at St. Matthew's

November 18 -22

  • There will be no school for students on Monday, Nov. 18 due to teacher professional learning.


  • Friday, Nov. 22 we will be having a Rainbow Silly Squad Day. We invite our students to wear a rainbow of colours to celebrate our diversity! You are welcome to send along some spare change in support of TransNL.


  • With the cold weather upon us, please ensure that your child is dressed warmly for outside play including mitts, hats, boots and snow pants if necessary.


  • You will notice our Mitten Tree set up in our main entrance area. We welcome donations of new hats, mitts and gloves for those in need.


  • Retake School Photos will be sent home next week so please ensure that you check your child’s backpack.


  • Our Glee Club will be performing at the St. John’s Port Authority Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 26. If your child is in Glee, please ensure the permission is returned by Wed. Nov. 20.


  • Another reminder that parents/guardians are only permitted to drop off students in the area where staff are assisting each morning from 8:10-8:30 am. No drop off is permitted in any other area of our parking lot. Vehicles are not permitted to pull up in front of the cross walk to await an adult who walked inside with a child. If you wish to walk your child into the school, please park your car in a designated parking space. This is a safety issue and we expect all parents/guardians to comply. Please inform family/friends who may occasionally drop off your child in the morning. Thanks so much for your cooperation in this matter.


  • Our Christmas Concert will feature our Grades 1 and 2 students. This will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm. Further details will come to families from classroom teachers by the end of the month.


Upcoming Dates

Official School Calendar

Calendar with Days of the Cycle

View School Lists for the 2019 -2020 school year


Friday, November 22

  • Rainbow Silly Squad Day


Monday, November 25

  • Recycling Day


Friday, November 29


Mon. Dec. 2 - Fri. Dec. 6

  • Scholastic Book Fair


Thursday, December 5

  • Parent-Teacher conferences
  • School closes at 11:15


Thursday, December 12

  • Christmas Concert @ 7 pm.