From the Desk of Mrs. Johnson:
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
September is such an exciting time for us, welcome to a new school year and a new beginning.
St. Matthew Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 community of lifelong learners with Catholic education as our purpose. Our school and staff are committed to developing the full potential of every child. The staff here at St. Matthew’s looks forward to providing a positive, safe and caring environment, where all are welcome, and respected. We are also excited about the coming school year that promises new opportunities for learning and growing in our Faith.
Our division theme this year is ‘All are welcome. All belong.
I wish to welcome our staff, our parents and students to our school community as we continue on our journey, and I would like to welcome all our new families to St. Matthew School.
It is an honour and privilege to be able to serve our school community and I look forward to another great year!
Prayer for the Beginning of the New School Year
Dear Lord, as we begin this new school year, we gather
once again as your community of believers.
We thank you for the energy and the spirit that you renewed
in us through the summer months.
We thank you for the time to enjoy our family and
friends and to reflect on what is important in our lives.
Let this year be marked by enthusiasm and love so that,
with the inspiration of your Spirit, we may continue
to grow in our faith.
Help us to fulfill Your hope for us with honest intentions
and works of faith.
Let us be gentle with ourselves and bring laughter, joy
and love to others.
We ask this in your name. Amen.