A busy start to the week as preparation for construction continues.
This evening we have the privilege to travel back to the future as we spend a few moments in the […]
The last day of school for our students was Friday, June 14th. Promptly on Monday the site preparation began. The […]
It’s a big day at Matthews Hall – Ainsley’s Play Day is so much fun – games, teamwork, student leadership […]
We are in the home stretch! A week from today we will gather at the site of our school’s founding, […]
Years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a conference in Vancouver organized by CIJSHA (Canadian Independent Junior School […]
On Friday we hosted our favourite people – our Grandparents!
Check out these great photos of Grade 5 enjoying the outdoors, bonding, and taking risks!
Today was Grandparents’ Day at Matthews Hall – an opportunity for our entire school community to celebrate the importance of […]
Scientists have known for years that being “tested” on what we’ve been learning boosts long-term memory. Many studies show that people […]
The plans for Phase One of our Campus Master Plan are very exciting. Check out this link to a You […]
Read all about our exciting plans here: Spaces that Inspire
Congratulations to the cast and crew! Le Petit Prince was a huge success!
Thursday evening, Mr. Anderson shared exciting news with our school community as they gathered for our student production of the […]
I read an article this week in the Financial Post claiming that weather can have a significant impact on mood, […]
“Here is my secret. It is very simple: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what […]
We tend to think of environmentalism and concern for the Earth as a modern concept; however, men and women were […]
These days, if I listen carefully when I arrive at Matthews Hall most mornings, I can hear the song of […]
Thank you to all of our talented musicians and dedicated teachers. A great night to celebrate Spring and music!
Last week I referred to the well-known Robert Fulghum essay about how life’s most important lessons and skills are often […]
The arrival of the March Break each year, followed by our return to school, is a perennial experience for students, […]
Today was our House Pancake Breakfast. A fun way to kick off March Break!
As of today, we have all made it to the March Break and Daylight Savings is just around the corner. […]
Today at school, several of our classes had the chance to experience a foretaste of next year as they “sprung […]
We honoured our Founder, Kate Matthews, at a reception for the Class of 2019 and their families last Thursday evening. […]
This week we recognize Founder’s Day, which celebrates the life and legacy of Kate Matthews after whom our school is […]
If, as Confucius claimed, “every truth has four corners”, then “it is the job of the teacher to give students […]
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As we begin a new school term, it is an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to re-group around the […]
Although it is true that no two students know exactly the same things, they often have a great deal of […]
Winter is here and our students are experiencing a wide variety of winter sporting activities! Grades 1 to 3 are […]
Canada, for all its mountains, has never produced a more successful snowboarder than Mark McMorris. After breaking his leg in […]
A quick review of the daily news does not usually elevate a person’s thinking or lift the spirits of the […]
This week, our teachers have been finalizing report cards for the end of Term 1, which will be sent home […]
Our annual Snow & Shine Lunch and Lip Sync Battle was a great way to kick off the holidays!
Grade 5 was very fortunate to have Mayor Ed Holder present to their class as part of their study of […]
I have worked in schools for over a quarter century now (…not counting my own years as a student!) and […]
Our students and faculty shared their musical talents during our annual Celebration of Light. Audience members were treated to dances, […]
As we near the end of 2018, it seems like a good time to look back over the year and […]
People who know me well, including many of my former students, will know that I am a lover of Winston […]
We are proud of our House System at Matthews Hall. Students participate with enthusiasm, pride and a sense of fun. […]
At this fall’s CAIS Heads and Chairs conference, I had the opportunity to discuss issues of common interest with school […]
We are in for a big weekend here at Matthews Hall as we welcome the annual “Holly & Ivy” Artisan […]
Today, students, staff and parents marked our annual Remembrance Day observance. As has become our custom over the past several […]
The end of October always coincides with the celebration of Halloween. This is an annual tradition at Matthews Hall with […]
Halloween is always a special day at Matthews Hall. Students enjoyed a costume parade and an assembly.
After weeks of collaborative baking, our youngest students welcomed their parents and special guests to breakfast today. Thank you to […]
Where Are You Going Braveheart? To the Spelling Bee! The story of English spelling is the story of thousands of […]
Dear Parents: This week, we have been reviewing and finalizing our first set of interim reports, which will go home […]
Our students enjoyed a great morning of Cross Country running at Springbank Park this Thursday.
In the case for “normalizing struggle” in schools, how do we do a better job of encouraging the failures of […]
As we break for Canadian Thanksgiving, I thought it would be appropriate to share some thoughts on gratitude. After all, […]
Our 25th Annual Terry Fox Run was held on Wednesday. Thanks to all who joined us for this important event.
As we conclude the first month of school, we have accomplished some important goals that will ensure a successful year. […]
Mr. Whitmill and our eight House Captains travelled to Camp Onondaga in Minden, Ontario to join with student leaders from […]
Mark you calendars! November 16th and 17th! Matthews Hall will host their annual holiday shopping event. Over 40 vendors will […]
Last night we gathered for our annual Parent-Teacher Night to provide parents and teachers with an opportunity to understand some […]
As the first full week of classes concludes, I can’t help but reflect on our positive beginning together. Students have […]
Thursday evening over 380 guests gathered at the London Hunt and Country Club to celebrate the start of another school […]
Our Middle School Students began the year at camp – at school! A leadership retreat including games, workshops, high rope […]
We are very happy to welcome all new and returning students and families to Matthews Hall after a long, hot […]
If you placed an order during our Uniform Fit Week, your order will be ready for pick up starting on […]
JUNE 15, 2018 At the conclusion of this, our centennial year, we are grateful to the people of St. Paul’s […]
On June 15th, we officially closed the 2017-2018 school year. At the beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral, where our school began, […]
Enjoy more photos from Graduation Night:
Last night we celebrated the Class of 2018 at their Graduation. Parents, friends, faculty and special guests gathered for dinner, […]
Exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability – that is how genius is often defined. I am sure […]
Last Saturday we evening, we gathered at the London Hunt Club to celebrate 100 years of magic! Thanks to the […]
This week, I found myself flipping through the pages of a volume of the Ontario Teachers’ Manuals. The Ontario Teachers’ […]
We had a wonderful day last Saturday! The school was filled with past and current families. It was great to […]
With the arrival of our Centennial Homecoming and Gala this weekend, I look forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of […]
Thanks to our Teachers and Grade 7 and 8 students for a great Sports Day!
Our “roots are showing” this year as we take time to celebrate the annual Victoria Day weekend. Not only was […]
Our Centennial Gala is less than two weeks away! Don’t miss out! Order your tickets today! Come celebrate 100 years […]
The spring of the year is a “busy” time. Students are firing on all cylinders and teachers are striving to […]
Congratulations to our Middle School Students on a wonderful performance of the Wizard of Oz!
“There’s no place like home”. It’s an expression we will hear on stage next week during our production of The […]
Years ago I worked with a school parent to introduce two extracurricular courses for students that fell outside the school […]
Our students all competed in our annual House Choir Showcase on Wednesday. There was so much school spirit in our […]
Our Centennial Celebrations are just a month away. Plan to join us on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 3pm. […]
Each week as I “walk the walls” of our school, I enjoy the various examples of student work on bulletin […]
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22nd and an opportunity to reflect on environmental themes. First […]
Calling all Matthews Hall alumni, past parents, former staff and Board of Governors! On Saturday, May 26th, we are celebrating […]
The founder of the Humane Farming Association, Bradley Miller, has a quotation circulating in the world of memes these days. […]
Our Homecoming Reunion and our Centennial Gala are less than two months away! Check out the video invitation here. […]
The return of our students from their March Break adventures has included many tales of trips to sunnier climes and […]
The arrival of the March Break is always a welcome part of the school year – for students, teachers and […]
One of my favourite expressions is that “children are more than the sum of their parts”. People who know me […]
On February 23rd, we gathered as a community to celebrate the birthday of our Founder, Kate Matthews. Remembering the history […]
As our community takes time to remember its roots this Founder’s Day during our centennial year, my thoughts turn to […]
Setbacks. We’ve all experienced these at some point in our lives. They are part of the human condition and can […]
Our Centennial is Saturday, May 26th at the London Hunt and Country Club. Seating is limited. Don’t miss out on […]
Education is often filled with acronyms and jargon that can confuse, confound or provoke. News feeds and media are […]
While the cold weather can become a drudgery over a long winter, there is also no question that active time […]
At Matthews Hall, the week has been full of excitement about snow, upcoming ski trips and talent shows – and, […]
Join us this Friday evening for our Annual Alumni Ski night. All past and current families are welcome to join […]
Over 350 guests gathered to enjoy the efforts of our students and staff, as weeks of work culminated in the […]
Our annual “Celebration of Light” includes the traditional Santa Lucia procession, a tradition familar throughout many parts of Europe. The […]
This week I have been reflecting on the distinctive character of independent schools. There are many different types of schools […]
Grade 4 had a busy week sharing their learning as they wrapped up their inquiry study on Ancient Civilizations. They […]