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 Sept. 14, 2020)

Announcements and Messages

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Good evening families,

We are hoping you all enjoyed a beautiful day and were able to absorb some of that sunshine!

Just a reminder that your child's report card was sent home today, and also to sign up for a parent-teacher interview through OPTIS. Please email your child's teacher if you have difficulty with this. The system will close tomorrow morning at 10 am.

As well, we would like to draw your attention to our Virtual Book Fair Family Event which is happening tomorrow evening from 6-8pm. There is free shipping on all orders less than 35$ if you purchase during this time. This is a great opportunity to support our school, and perhaps knock some more items off of your Christmas shopping list!

Finally, today is Giving Tuesday. We suggest you give a child breakfast this year @KidsEatSmartNL! You can support Matt's Morning Munch Breakfast Club by designating your gift to St. Matthew's School. Donate online at or call 1-877-722-1996.

Have a wonderful night, and we look forward to meeting with you on Thursday.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Today is Giving Tuesday.
Give a Child Breakfast this Year!
You can support St. Matthew's Breakfast Club by designating your gift.

Donate online at
or call 1-877-722-1996

November 23, 2020

Good Afternoon Families,

Please see attached the memo that is being sent home with all students today regarding information about Parent Teacher Interviews that will be held virtually on Thursday, December 3. The memo also includes information about registering on OPTIS which is a parent teacher interview scheduler, and directions for booking appointments online. OPTIS opens tomorrow at 9:00 am and closes on Wednesday December 2 at 10:00 am.

OPTIS Registration

Thank you,

Charmayne & Valerie

عائلات جيدة بعد الظهر ،

يرجى الاطلاع على المذكرة المرفقة التي يتم إرسالها إلى المنزل مع جميع الطلاب اليوم فيما يتعلق بمعلومات حول مقابلات أولياء الأمور والمعلمين التي ستعقد افتراضيًا يوم الخميس 3 ديسمبر. تتضمن المذكرة أيضًا معلومات حول التسجيل في OPTIS وهو برنامج جدولة لمقابلة أولياء الأمور والمعلم والتوجيهات لحجز المواعيد عبر الإنترنت. يفتح OPTIS غدًا في الساعة 9:00 صباحًا ويغلق يوم الأربعاء 2 ديسمبر الساعة 10:00 صباحًا.

تسجيل OPTIS

شكرا جزيلا،

شارماين وفاليري

Bons après-midi familles,

Veuillez consulter ci-joint la note qui est envoyée à la maison avec tous les élèves aujourd'hui concernant les informations sur les entretiens parents-enseignants qui auront lieu virtuellement le jeudi 3 décembre. pour la prise de rendez-vous en ligne. OPTIS ouvre demain à 9h00 et ferme le mercredi 2 décembre à 10h00.

Enregistrement OPTIS


Charmayne et Valérie

Magandang Mga Pamilya sa Hapon,

Mangyaring tingnan ang naka-attach na memo na ipinapadala sa bahay kasama ang lahat ng mga mag-aaral ngayon tungkol sa impormasyon tungkol sa Mga Panayam sa Magulang na gaganapin halos sa Huwebes, Disyembre 3. Kasama rin sa memo ang impormasyon tungkol sa pagrehistro sa OPTIS na isang tagapag-iskedyul ng pakikipanayam ng guro, at mga direksyon para sa mga tipanan sa pag-book online. Bukas ang OPTIS bukas ng 9:00 ng umaga at magsara sa Miyerkules Disyembre 2 ng 10:00 ng umaga.

Pagrehistro sa OPTIS


Charmayne at Valerie

November 22, 2020

Good Evening Families,

We hope you had a lovely weekend. Please see the attached memo regarding details of St. Matthew's very first Scholastic Virtual Book Fair starting tomorrow November 23 running through to December 4, 2020.

As well, we will be sending home a memo tomorrow outlining OPTIS registration instructions for parents and guardians to schedule virtual parent teacher interviews that will be held on Thursday December 3. Report cards will be sent home with students on Monday December 1.

Enjoy your evening,

Charmayne & Valerie

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair Flyer

October 27, 2020

The Public Health Program at Eastern Health is offering flu vaccines in school to students in Grades 4 to 12. Flu vaccine consent forms were sent home with students today. These forms must be completed in full, signed by a parent or legal guardian and returned to school as soon as possible if you wish to have the student receive a free flu vaccine at school. Additional information will be made available on the school website and Eastern Health's Flu web page.

Thank you,

MEMO Influenza in Schools 2020 EH

General Information - Influenza Consent Form

Protection from Influenza

Upcoming Dates

Official School Calendar

Calendar with Days of the 7-Day Cycle : 2020-2021

Monday, November 23 to
Friday, December 4

Tuesday, December 1

  • Report cards go home

Wednesday, December 2

Thursday, December 3

  • Parent-Teacher Interviews

  • Students will have a staggered dismissal
    - Kindergarten, Grade 2 & 2/3 @ 11:00
    - Gr 1 & 5, 4-MacG and 5/6-Williams @ 11:07
    - Gr 3, 6, & 7 and 4-Grant @ 11:15

Monday, November 23 to
Friday, December 4