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

Julia Young - 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)

Meet our Staff

2021-2022 Introduction to St. Matthew's

School Announcements

COVID 19 Vaccinations
for Children ages 5-11
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Good evening families,

Please see the memo and plan from the CMOH on the vaccination plan for children ages 5-11.

COVID 19 Vaccination Plan Children 5-11 Years of Age

CMOH Memo to Parents Vaccination Plan

Warmest Regards,

Charmayne & Julia

Photo Retakes & Silly Squad
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Good Evening St. Matthew’s Families,

We wanted to send a couple of reminders to you for this week at St. Matthew’s:

Picture Retake Day is on Thursday, Nov. 25th. If your child(ren) missed Picture Day this year, it is very important that they are here on Thursday for retakes. This will be the only retake day. If retakes are required please send along the original proof information that was sent home with students from their first photo session.

Friday is Silly Squad day here and in honour of Movember we are encouraging students and staff to wear their best mustache and/or the colour blue. Donations are welcome for our Movember fundraiser.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening,

St. Matthew’s Administration

November Reminders and Information

Friday, November 12, 2021

Dear St. Matthew’s Families,

We hope things are well for you all and your families.

Just some reminders for our families for the remainder of the month of November:

  1. Thank you all for helping us Honor our Veterans and current Service Members this week during our in-house Remembrance Day events. Students paid their respects and wore Red and poppies to honor this important day. We appreciate your support and are always gracious when you prepare your students for these special days of remembrance and recognition.

  2. This coming Sunday is World Diabetes Day! While we are not at school to celebrate, we are encouraging staff, and students to wear blue on Monday November 15th to celebrate, show support and encouragement for our staff members, students and all those that live with Diabetes. Thanks for your support!

  3. We will be hosting our Scholastic Book Fair for students in our school Learning Commons from December 6-10. Please see attached the letter and request for volunteers from our Learning Resources Teacher, Ms. Shirley Sheppard: Book Fair Letter

  4. Christmas Cheer: This time of year can be challenging for many families and here at St. Matthew’s we would like to provide support for those in need during the Christmas Season. Please contact Mr. O’Keefe ( or Ms. Stewart ( if you would like to help out a family in our community this Christmas. If you or your business are interested in supporting a family please let us know. If donating Gift Cards we would appreciate it if they were for Grocery stores and other stores in the Cowan Heights area. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  1. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Colin Barry, Grade 5 French Immersion teacher and recipient of the first Annual Premier’s Award for Teaching Innovation. Mr. Barry was nominated last June by several of his students and fellow colleagues. The award ceremony took place at the Confederation Building on October 28, 2021.

  2. Lost & Found: As the Winter season approaches we are noticing that some students are arriving at school without wearing adequate outside clothing for warmth. It is very important that students arrive each day prepared for outdoor wellness and learning. The lost and found area is filling up with student items. Please encourage your child to visit the lost and found and find their missing items and as well, please label clothing and items so they can be returned to students.

  3. Parking Lot & Crosswalk: We are still in need of volunteers on our Cross-Walk at school. If you are interested please let us know as well all do our part as a school community to ensure the safety of our students. We also kindly ask that you park in designated parking spots only and use extreme caution when driving through our parking lot. There have been multiple reports of dangerous driving as patrons exit the lot onto Cowan Avenue. Please ensure safe and attentive driving at all times while entering and exiting our parking lot.

  4. Attendance & Dismissal Procedures: There are a lot of students reporting to school in the morning late without cause. This is becoming a problematic issue for some students as they are missing valuable class and transition times. As well, there are some students showing up late after lunch (for those that are picked up). We kindly ask for punctuality as much as possible so that students are prepared and ready for learning at all times of the day. As well, there are excessive requests to the office in the afternoon to make alternate arrangements for dismissal. We are stopping this practice as it is very disruptive to the learning environment in our classrooms. Please ensure that your child is aware of their pick up and dismissal routine prior to arriving each day. Student attendance is very important and incumbent upon families to ensure that children are present at school each day when possible. If there are reasons for absences (ex. Illness, Appointments, etc.), please contact the school office, school administration or the classroom teacher to inform as these reasons are required to be entered into Powerschool as per the NLESD Attendance Policy.

Finally, we would like to extend well wishes to Mr. Shane Fitzgerald who has accepted a new position elsewhere and extend our congratulations to Ms. Julia Young who has accepted the Assistant Principal position for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year!

Thank you all again for continued support.

St. Matthew’s School Administration

November Newsletter
Friday, November 5, 2021

Good Evening St. Matthew's Families,

Please see attached the November 2021 issue of the St. Matthew's School Gazette for some important information and upcoming events.

November Newsletter

Please have a happy and safe weekend!

St. Matthew's School Administration


مساء الخير يا عائلات القديس ماثيو ،

يرجى الاطلاع المرفق على عدد نوفمبر 2021 من الجريدة الرسمية لمدرسة سانت ماثيو للحصول على بعض المعلومات الهامة والأحداث القادمة.

نوفمبر النشرة الإخبارية

من فضلك أتمنى لك عطلة نهاية أسبوع سعيدة وآمنة!

إدارة مدرسة سانت ماثيو

vendredi 5 novembre 2021

Bonsoir Familles St. Matthieu,

Veuillez voir ci-joint le numéro de novembre 2021 de la St. Matthew's School Gazette pour des informations importantes et les événements à venir.

Bulletin de novembre

S'il vous plaît, passez un bon week-end en toute sécurité!

Administration de l'école St. Matthew's

Biyernes ika-5 ng Nobyembre, 2021

Magandang Gabi mga Pamilya St. Matthew,

Pakitingnan ang nakalakip na isyu ng Nobyembre 2021 ng St. Matthew's School Gazette para sa ilang mahalagang impormasyon at paparating na mga kaganapan.

Newsletter ng Nobyembre

Mangyaring magkaroon ng isang masaya at ligtas na katapusan ng linggo!

Pamamahala ng Paaralan ng St. Matthew

Dates to Note

2021-2022 School Calendar with Days of the Cycle

Thursday, November 25

  • Recycling Day

  • Lifetouch School Photo Retakes

Friday, November 26

  • Silly Squad - Movember Mustaches / wear BLUE

Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 10

  • In-School Scholastic Book Fair

  • Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, December 8

  • Parent-Teacher Interviews

Wednesday, December 22

  • Recycling Day

  • Last Day before Christmas Break

Thursday, December 23 to Monday, January 3

  • Christmas Break
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 4