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)

St. Matthew's School

119 Cowan Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1E 4W4
Phone: (709)745-1513 Fax: (709)745-3618

Announcements and Messages

Tuesday, June 22

Good Afternoon Families,

Just a reminder that there is no breakfast program or school lunch program this week. Students will need to bring their packed lunches for recess and lunch.

Our last day of school is Thursday, June 24, 2021. Students will have an extended recess break on that day and be dismissed starting at 12:30 pm.

K, Gr. 2, and 2/3 - will be dismissed at 12:30

Gr. 1, Gr. 4FI, Gr. 5, and 5/6 - will be dismissed at 12:37

Gr. 3, Gr. 4 English, Gr. 6, and Gr. 7 - will be dismissed at 12:45

There was a letter sent home to families last week asking for volunteers to help us tend to our school community garden and greenhouse. If you are willing and able please send back the letter with your information at your earliest convenience so that we can make contact with you and add you to the calendar. Please find attached a copy of the letter here:

Summer Garden Volunteers Needed

We are so very proud of our students that participated in Band this year with Mr. Burry and Ms. Lawton. They worked really hard learning how to play their chosen instruments and collaborate on preparing pieces of music with each other. We are delighted to share with you their virtual band performances that Ms. Lawton so beautifully put together. We hope you all enjoy the show at the link below:


Finally, we have sent home today a letter for students that will be transferring out of our school and heading to new schools in September. If your child requires bussing transportation at their new school you will need to create a parent portal account and register by Friday, June 25. These letters entail your login information.

We thank you all so much for your continued support and collaboration with us in our learning journey this year. It has been a long and very different year but we are so thankful for the ability to return to in-class learning this and we could not have accomplished all that we have this year without your cooperation and support. Thank you all so much and we hope everyone enjoys a very safe and enjoyable summer holiday.

We will be emailing families information pertaining to school opening for the 2021-2022 school year in late August. Please ensure that your child's teacher(s) have your current email address on file.

Warmest Regards,

Charmayne & Valerie

Thursday, June 16

Lost and Found Table!

There is a lost and found table in the main entrance! Please remind your child to have a look and see if any of these items might belong to them!

Wednesday, June 9

Good Afternoon St. Matthew's Families,

Please find attached our final newsletter for the 2020-2021 school year. Enclosed are a number of important items for year end. We will include a memo with report cards outlining information we currently have about the start up of the 2021-2022 school in September.

This week's Silly Squad day is Friday and we are hoping to see all of our Tigers sporting their hair and silly hats!

It's been a wonderful week so far enjoying the sunshine and warm temperature with our students. Please ensure that your child has a with peak or sunscreen to protect them from the UV rays as they engage in outside learning and fun.

Have a great day,

Charmayne & Valerie

June Newsletter

Upcoming Dates

Official School Calendar
School Calendar with 7-Day-Cycle

Have a wonderful SUMMER!

Wednesday, September 8

  • First day of school for 2021-2022 school year