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 (staggered dismissal schedule - updated December 9, 2020)

Announcements and Messages

Thursday, March 4, 2021
School Development Family Survey

Subject: Reminder - Family Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your input is valuable to our school, the district, and the provincial government. We would like to thank those who have already completed the Family Survey. For those who have not yet completed the survey, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey before the deadline of Friday, March 19, 2021.

Directions for Survey-Taking:

You may access and complete the anonymous survey online - from a computer or mobile device - by visiting the website below:

Thank you for your continued interest in your child's education


Charmayne & Valerie

Friday, February 26, 2021

Good Evening Families,

Please see the memo attached from NLESD regarding the continuation of Scenario 3.

Stay safe and take care,

Charmayne & Valerie

Memo to Avalon Region Schools Update: Scenario 3 to Continue

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Good Morning Families,

We hope that today finds you all well. We would like to thank you all for your involvement in your child's educational journey into online learning at this time. Thank you to everyone for their feedback and questions that have been valuable to us in transitioning to this new way of learning.

We are very happy with the level of engagement of our students and the response from parents in supporting us in this new educational endeavor as we are all learning ourselves.

We would like to stress the importance of routines for children to assist them during this time of learning at home. Getting enough sleep at night with intermittent daily physical activity is very important to a well-rounded mindset during learning. We will be checking in with students regularly to encourage healthy practices and appropriate etiquette in virtual learning.

Please see the google meet expectations as previously communicated:

1. Families must ensure that meeting requests or URLs, that are shared with your child to

participate in a virtual class, are not shared with others.

2. Families and students must not share or comment on information of other students or families

that may be accessed due to your child’s presence in virtual classes.

3. When a child is connected virtually with their class peers and teacher, families should try, where

possible, to create a learning space in which only that student is present in the room/area.

4. Students are expected to follow established norms for virtual meetings and classes. These

include: no screenshots, photos, or recording of virtual meetings or classrooms.

5. Families should discuss these protocols with their child and ensure, to the best of their ability,

that they understand the expectations.

We would also like to remind parents to check in on their children who may be more independent in their learning and ensure they are conducting themselves respectfully while engaged in google classroom streams, chats and meets. If students are not following the expectations they can be muted or removed from the chat or meet by the teacher and/or administration.

We are working hard to ensure that students have access to technology to engage. If students are not engaged in their meets, attendance will be marked as absent. However, if there are circumstances that prevent your child from attending the meets at certain times, please let the teacher know so they can mark attendance accordingly.

We appreciate your support and consideration at this time as we are all learning to develop new teaching and learning practices to respond to the needs of our school community.

Kindest regards,

Charmayne & Valerie

Upcoming Dates

Official School Calendar
School Calendar with 7-Day-Cycle

Wednesday, February 10

March 1 - March 31

  • Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM)