To commemorate the official opening of our new addition we installed this beautiful new plaque with a time capsule hidden […]
Ah, December approaches. That most interesting of months in the school year. Projects are coming due, special seasonal events (…are […]
If there ever were a time when “stress” was commonplace across all sectors of society, it would appear that we’ve […]
As a child, were you ever admonished by a trusted adult about a way of behaving, acting, or speaking that […]
Today we recognized Remembrance Day with the laying of our wreath and a virtual service.
This week we were working to complete some videography to showcase our new addition and future phases of our campus […]
Our celebrations look and feel a little different this year, but our teachers have gone above and beyond to make […]
As we prepare for Hallowe’en this year, there is no question that things will be different. Different in schools. Different […]
Have you ever read one of those human interest stories about a person who, while renovating a home or building, […]
One of my favourite Albert Einstein expressions runs something like this: “Not everything that can be counted counts and not […]
In a typical fall, the arrival of Thanksgiving is an important milestone that signals the end of the transition to […]
Ask anyone who really knows me and they will tell you that Mr. A is an unabashed history and genealogy […]
On behalf of our teachers, thank you for taking the time to view the presentations shared last night during our […]
Take my word for it. Our new school addition will never get old. Until you have a chance to see […]
It is with cautious optimism that I welcome everyone back for what we hope will be a year of uninterrupted […]
Matthews Hall aims to Inspire Education during and post Covid19 Canada’s children have occupied a unique position during the COVID-19 […]
Please review our plans for September HERE.
Read Mr. Anderson’s Closing Remarks and enjoy our Final Newsletter of the school year HERE including Reflections by our Longest […]
Today was Ainsley’s Play Day. We could not compete for those final House Cup Points together this year, but our […]
Today we shared our MAJOR AWARDS for the 2019-2020 School Year. Congratulations to all of our recipients.
Please read Mr. Anderson’s latest letter and our school news HERE.
Read Mr. Anderson’s Letter and check our our School Newsletter HERE.
Our Student Ambassadors have been missing their visits to the McCormick Home long term care center, so they prepared this […]
Read the latest letter from Mr. Anderson HERE.
Read Mr. Anderson’s latest letter HERE.
Mr. Anderson’s weekly update can be found HERE.
Please read a letter from Mr. Anderson (and a House Challenge!) HERE.
Please read Mr. Anderson’s weekly update HERE.
Human beings are incredible learners. This is especially true of children who love to learn new things. They love it […]
Join some excited students and our Board Chair on a walk through of our Phase 1 Construction.
Congratulations to all of our Science Fair participants. Thanks to Mr. Partserniak for organizing this great event for our Middle […]
On Wednesday, all four houses competed in our annual House Choir Showcase. Congratulations to Sydenham House on the big win!!
Congratulations to the Class of 2020. Last night, with their families and teachers, our Grade 8s were formally recognized as […]
Sadly, we have lost another member of our Matthews Hall family. Please read the obituary and arrangements for Rob’s wife, […]
Janet Anderson 1967 – 2020 It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Janet Anderson. Read more […]
Murder on the High Seas – Our 20th Annual Dinner Auction. The gala will be held at the London Hunt […]
“Just as young children generally don’t want to be carried around while they are learning to walk, early adolescents don’t […]
This week I have found myself reflecting on a concept that I have often considered during my close to 30 […]
Even though we are in the midst of our post-holiday dip, we are not about to let the January weather […]
Welcome back to – what we hope will be for you – a great new year! Resolutions aside, the beginning […]
We closed out 2019 in style! Our annual Snow and Shine lunch, Assembly and House Lip Sync Battle were so […]
Some interior pictures of the progress on phase 1 of our campus renewal. #Inspire
Wednesday afternoon we celebrated the season with performances from our choirs, bands and ensembles.
Our students shone in our annual Celebration of Light. The traditional Santa Lucia hilighted the diversity of our students and […]
It is sometimes said that a good children’s book must accomplish two things: (1) it must appeal to parents, so […]
Amazing progress this week!
In school, as in life, part of our job as adults is mastering the complex “arts of peace” on behalf […]
With the arrival of December, many families are getting ready for a busy time of the year. Activities, gatherings, and […]
As the days grow shorter and drearier, a desire for hearth and home can dominate the activities of many families […]
I don’t know how the kids are doing it, but there is no question: today’s elementary school volleyball players are […]
Today our teachers met with parents to discuss their child’s progress during the first weeks of the school year. Some […]
Today students will receive a progress report card that provides an update on their work to-date. It is not meant […]
We had an amazing day celebrating Halloween. We began with a costume parade and assembly. Student Parliament led games and […]
It has been amazing to watch the progress this week as the structural steel has been put into place. Students […]
According to Wikipedia, “a spelling bee is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of […]
This week I had the privilege of representing our school in the company of our Board Chair, Nate Fehrman, at […]
The crane is in place and the steel has arrived! Our new building is beginning to rise up!
As we prepare to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, it seems like an appropriate time to reflect on being […]
Today we wrapped up our Cross Country season with an Invitational Meet at Springbank Park, organized by our Athletic Director, […]
As we get set for the weekend, World Teachers’ Day (WTD) is upon us. Ironically, it falls on a Saturday […]
The sun is shining and we are pouring the concrete floor for our addition. Watch for the delivery of the […]
Underground plumbing has been completed and the ground is being prepared to pour the concrete floor.
Einstein famously said that information is not knowledge. I was reflecting on this earlier in the week after watching some […]
Yesterday, Matthews Hall participated in our 26th Terry Fox Run! It was great to see so many members of our […]
It was a pleasure to see so many of you at last night’s Parent-Teacher evening, especially the day after […]
We celebrated the successful start of another school year with our Welcome Back BBQ. It was a beautiful night to […]
As we get set for the weekend, we are just about to see a beautiful fall sight: the harvest moon […]
Welcome to another exciting year at Matthews Hall! By choosing to send your son or daughter to learn with us, […]
Our Grade 6 to 8 students spent the first week of school enjoying a Middle School Retreat. They focused on […]
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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 […]