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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As we near the end of 2018, it seems like a good time to look back over the year and […]
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. […]
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 […]
We are very happy to welcome all new and returning students and families to Matthews Hall after a long, hot […]
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 […]