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,

Charmayne Rumbolt - Principal

Valerie Ryan - 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

Best Wishes for a Happy Summer

Friday, June 26, 2020

Good Day Families,

We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and commitment to your child's education over the past year and especially during the last few months. It has not been an easy year to say the least, and certainly not the 'year end' that we would have liked or that has been tradition for St. Matthew's School.

Valerie and I would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to our wonderful teaching staff for endeavouring to maintain and strengthen connections and learning with our school community during this COVID pandemic. We know that each and every one of them have the best interests of your children at heart.

We would like to wish our Grade 7 students that are leaving us embarking on their journey to Beaconsfield Junior High a very successful and happy year in Grade 8 and beyond. As well we would like to wish our students and families that will be moving on to other schools and communities a very successful future. We will certainly miss you all dearly.

As there is still so much uncertainty over the re-opening of schools and the protocols that will need to be put in place in order to do so, we will communicate with you over the summer any updates and information on those plans. We will be using email to provide you with the information regarding opening and new procedures for arrival and dismissal that will follow. If you are planning to move from this school zone over the summer, please inform us by emailing

Class supply lists and other information will be posted to our school website for our families:

We are sharing the year end message from Goronwy Price, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District: Message from Chair of NLESD

As well you can access the Director's Blog from Tony Stack at:

Please stay safe, enjoy your summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

Charmayne, Valerie and staff of St. Matthew's School

June 5, 2020

Kinderstart/Kindergarten Registration Reopened

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Good Morning Families,

We hope you are all doing well. We just wanted to inform our community that Kinderstart/Kindergarten Registration will reopen today and remain open for online registration until August 31, 2020. Complete registration information is available on the District's website or directly at:

Kinderstart/Kindergarten Registration to Reopen

Families whose child will turn 5 year old on or before December 31, 2021 are encouraged to avail of this opportunity to register, if they have not already done so. Given the current public health emergency, all families will be contacted by their registered school in the fall (September/October) to make arrangements to verify registration information (e.g., address, MCP). Confirmation of placement in Early French Immersion will also occur at that time

Thank you those families who have already returned chromebooks and laptops borrowed from the school. If you have not already done so, please call the school (709) 745-1513 to make arrangements for return of technology for maintenance and servicing that is required over the summer months.

Charmayne and Valerie

صباح الخير يا عائلات

نأمل أن تكون جميعًا على ما يرام. لقد أردنا فقط إبلاغ مجتمعنا بأنه سيتم إعادة فتح تسجيل Kinderstart / Kindergarten اليوم وسيظل مفتوحًا للتسجيل عبر الإنترنت حتى 31 أغسطس 2020. تتوفر معلومات التسجيل الكاملة على موقع المقاطعة أو مباشرة على:

إعادة تسجيل رياض الأطفال / رياض الأطفال

يتم تشجيع العائلات التي يبلغ عمر طفلها 5 سنوات في 31 ديسمبر 2021 أو قبله على الاستفادة من هذه الفرصة للتسجيل ، إذا لم تكن قد فعلت ذلك بالفعل. بالنظر إلى حالة الطوارئ الصحية العامة الحالية ، سيتم الاتصال بجميع الأسر من قبل مدرستهم المسجلة في الخريف (سبتمبر / أكتوبر) لإجراء ترتيبات للتحقق من معلومات التسجيل (على سبيل المثال ، العنوان ، MCP). سيتم تأكيد التنسيب في الغمر الفرنسي المبكر أيضًا في ذلك الوقت

شكرًا للعائلات التي أعادت بالفعل أجهزة Chromebook وأجهزة الكمبيوتر المحمولة المستعارة من المدرسة. إذا لم تكن قد قمت بذلك بالفعل ، يرجى الاتصال بالمدرسة (709) 745-1513 لإجراء الترتيبات اللازمة لاستعادة التكنولوجيا للصيانة والخدمات المطلوبة على مدار الأشهر.

شارمين وفاليري

Bonjour les familles,

Nous espérons que tout va bien. Nous voulions simplement informer notre communauté que l'inscription au Kinderstart / Kindergarten rouvrira aujourd'hui et restera ouverte pour l'inscription en ligne jusqu'au 31 août 2020. Les informations complètes sur l'inscription sont disponibles sur le site Web du district ou directement à:

Inscription au Kinderstart / Kindergarten pour rouvrir

Les familles dont l'enfant aura 5 ans au plus tard le 31 décembre 2021 sont encouragées à saisir cette possibilité de s'inscrire, si elles ne l'ont pas déjà fait. Compte tenu de l'urgence de santé publique actuelle, toutes les familles seront contactées par leur école inscrite à l'automne (septembre / octobre) pour prendre des dispositions pour vérifier les informations d'inscription (par exemple, adresse, MCP). La confirmation du placement en Early French Immersion aura également lieu à ce moment-là

Merci à ces familles qui ont déjà rendu leurs Chromebooks et ordinateurs portables empruntés à l'école. Si vous ne l'avez pas déjà fait, veuillez appeler l'école au (709) 745-1513 pour prendre les dispositions nécessaires pour le retour de la technologie pour l'entretien et la maintenance nécessaires au cours des mois de mijotage.

Charmayne et Valérie

Magandang Pamilya,

Inaasahan namin na maayos kayong lahat. Nais lamang naming ipaalam sa aming komunidad na ang Kinderstart / Kindergarten Rehistro ay magbubukas muli at mananatiling bukas para sa online registration hanggang Agosto 31, 2020. Ang kumpletong impormasyon sa pagrehistro ay magagamit sa website ng Distrito o direkta sa:

Rehistrasyon ng Kinderstart / Kindergarten upang mabuksan

Ang mga pamilya na ang bata ay tatalikod ng 5 taong gulang o bago ang Disyembre 31, 2021 ay hinikayat na magamit ang pagkakataong ito na magparehistro, kung hindi pa nila ito nagawa. Dahil sa kasalukuyang pang-emergency na pampublikong kalusugan, lahat ng pamilya ay makikipag-ugnay sa kanilang rehistradong paaralan sa taglagas (Setyembre / Oktubre) upang gumawa ng mga pag-aayos upang ma-verify ang impormasyon sa pagrehistro (halimbawa, address, MCP). Ang pagkumpirma ng paglalagay sa Early French Immersion ay magaganap din sa oras na iyon

Salamat sa mga pamilyang nakabalik na ng mga chromebook at laptop na hiniram mula sa paaralan. Kung hindi mo pa nagawa ito, mangyaring tawagan ang paaralan (709) 745-1513 upang gumawa ng mga pag-aayos para sa pagbabalik ng teknolohiya para sa pagpapanatili at paglilingkod na kinakailangan sa mga buwan na simmer.

Charmayne at Valerie

Upcoming Dates

Official School Calendar

Calendar with Days of the Cycle - 2019-2020

St. Matthew's Summer Garden

St. Matthew's School reminds gardeners to practice physical distancing and other COVID-19 safety protocols. An information sheet of FAQ's is available at:

COVID-19 information and resources can be found at:

TD Summer Reading Club

Canada's biggest Bilingual Summer Reading Program for kids of all ages, interest and abilities. EXPLORE THE FUN OF READING with Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. There's something for EVERYONE!

English: Login Page

French: Login Page

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries will be hosting an online program all summer

Buddy’s Book Club continues until September 1st.

The Buddy Book Club program asks students to read for 20 minutes a day and to track their reading using a Buddy’s Book Club reading log, which students can submit monthly for unique prizing and incentives. Buddy's Book Club are also asking students to share a photo of themselves reading using #buddysbookclub for a chance to be highlighted on their social media channels as the Buddy’s Reader of the Week. Students can register for Buddy’s Book Club at

Students can submit their reading logs at Just fill out the form and follow the instructions for submission.

Buddy's Book Club have some great incentives to encourage students to participate:

• Upon registration, students will be able to download the reading log, as well as a printable bookmark that they can print at home

• Students who submit their reading log monthly:

o Top 5 Readers of the month will get a Certificate signed by Buddy

o Recognition on the Growlers Website

• Upon completion of 1000 Minutes Mark, students will receive be entered to win:

o Autographed Puck

• At the end of the program, each student will be entered to win:

o Classroom Pizza Party with Buddy

o Autographed Gamed Worn Buddy Jersey

• Each Student will get a Buddy’s Book Club Completion Certification and a free ticket to Buddy’s Birthday Party

• Each month, the top reader will be featured in The Telegram as well on Coast 101.1 as Buddy's Book Club Reader of the Month

Buddy's Book Club and the Newfoundland Growlers will also be featuring some guest readers on their website/social channels, including their coach John Snowden, that students can watch and read along with.

This program can help students stay connected to reading through this time outside of the classroom. Motivating students to read for 20 minutes a day will help decrease the screen time, promote literacy, and inspire family time for families to read together. The Growlers look forward to the time when we can all be together again, but for the mean time they hope that you stay safe and stay home.