Have you ever heard the term “blackboard jungle” applied to schools? The expression originated with a 1950s movie of the […]
Congratulations to Bronnenco Construction Ltd. on your Project Excellence Award! Bronnenco has been recognized by the London & District Construction […]
Some of you may know from your children that knitting is an activity that I enjoy. I have cultivated a […]
Today is a significant day in the path forward for our youngest students, during our “shadow boxing” match with COVID […]
November is always a bit of a challenging month. For starters, the days shrink noticeably and somehow both the morning […]
“Excellent performance! More effort needed! Pull up your socks! It is not too late to improve! You could have performed […]
This morning I read an article about how CBC North reporter, Pauline Pemik, was the first person to interview our […]
Soon, we will see a lot of action across the front and eastern sides of our school. Built in 1966, […]
There really should be more than one weekend per year dedicated to gratitude; however, Canadian Thanksgiving is still a time […]
With the arrival of October, the first month of school has officially ended. On behalf of the entire school team, […]
It was a beautiful day to run for a great cause! To date Matthews Hall has raised over $10 000 […]
Matthews Hall is so pleased to be able to update you on our plans for the next important phase of […]
“Back-to-School” night (aka Parent-Teacher Night) is quickly approaching and, while it remains an important annual ritual for parents, teachers, and […]
Let’s just say it out loud: what a relief to be back together learning in-person this September! On behalf of […]
Congratulation to all of our Award Winners! Check out the full results HERE.
When I awoke to the local news on Monday morning, I was shocked and saddened. By the time I […]
Dear Parents: So, the other day I had the opportunity of a lifetime: I got the chance to chat with […]
In spite of the current stay-at-home order, have you noticed that (for the most part) people have been continuing to […]
Best wishes for the coming Victoria Day weekend! Having worked for several summers at Fort Henry in Kingston during high […]
Enjoy the talent and diversity of our students HERE.
There is a promise of warmer temperatures during the coming week. I am thankful for that because for all of […]
Over the past few months, I have been reading a book by American author, Anthony Esolen. It is a brave […]
Congratulations to Mrs. Campbell, the Concert Band and our many talented soloists! Please see our Kiwanis Festival results HERE.
On the shelf in my office, I have a short book by Todd Whittaker, an American educator and motivational speaker. […]
As we prepare for the upcoming Spring Break, we remain hopeful that our students and teachers will be able to […]
Our House Captains provided excellent leadership for two days of fun!
As we begin the spring term, I want to thank our teachers and the many supportive parents for helping us […]
Having spent my life in schools, I have been variously referred to over the years as pupil, student, and teacher. […]
When I awoke this morning, I read the news that Walter Gretzky, father of Number 99, had died at age […]
Normally, when we flip the calendar to March, we can look forward to a few things: the promise of longer […]
This week we recognized the Grade 8 class during our annual Founder’s Day reception, a tradition stretching back many years […]
Congratulations to our Grade 8s! Each student was recognized at a special ASSEMBLY in honour of our Founder, Kate Matthews. […]
Dear Parents: Yesterday afternoon, Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding March Break: In support of our […]
In a typical winter, our classes would usually have the chance to experience a foretaste of the coming year as […]
During the last several months, the word “pivot” has increased in use as organizations and individuals responded to global pandemic […]
As we change gears to a longer break from in-person learning this winter, parents everywhere are in the same boat. […]
How is everyone doing? I have been thinking about this question every day since our “return” to classes in January […]
As we complete our first week “back to class” for 2021, I wish you all the best for the coming […]
Well, as I write these few lines on this final day of term, I am feeling thankful for all the […]
Please enjoy our virtual holiday concert – Celebration of Light. Thanks to our talented music faculty and students for sharing!
For years I have followed the educational “tension” that has often accompanied conversations between proponents of the core knowledge movement […]
Today was annual House Challenge – Spelling Bee. This year, to be safe, we recorded the contest and then shared […]
It’s been twenty years since the expression “21st Century Learning Skills” was coined. Two decades on, I wonder who can […]
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!