Left, three students in uniform listening in class. Middle, two students in uniform taking notes in class. Right, a student in uniform making crafts in class.

About Us

At St. Matthias Catholic School, we pride ourselves on the strong partnership that exists among the home, the school and the parish.

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The front of the St. Matthias Catholic School building.

Our Code of Conduct

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How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students

St. Matthias School provides a learning environment where models of Gospel values and Catholic doctrines, teachings and beliefs are an integral part of the daily life of the school. A Catholic environment is evident in the religious education and family life programs at all levels, both formal and informal daily prayers, displays throughout the school, liturgical and paraliturgical celebrations and participation in a variety of charitable endeavours. All members of the St. Matthias School community are expected to interact with each other respectfully and in a peaceful manner. Our school is also developing programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 which are consistent with Ministry of Education documents. All of the classroom curriculum is adapted by the teachers to meet the varying needs of our pupils. Programs consist of a combination of teacher-directed and student-directed instruction, large and small group instrucution and individualized instruction.

The individual needs of our pupils are met through the modification of the regular program within the class setting, the delivery of special education programs, family studies and technology, instrumental and vocal music classes, computer literacy programs, French as a second language instruction and English as a second language classes. A computer centre in the library and computers in individual classes provide the students with the opportunity to become computer literate and to use the computer as a tool in their daily lives.

St. Matthias Catholic School also offers a rich co-curricular program which includes public speaking celebrations, science, math and technology fairs, entry into a variety of sports tournaments such as baseball, volleyball, basketball, cross-country and track and field events, participation in academic tournaments such as W5H, town hall meetings and poetry in the park, visual arts and music presentations and chess.

Our Parent Handbook outlines a code of behaviour and a dress code, as well as other valuable information which pertains to the organization and operation of the school. Our safe arrival and dismissal policy assists us in ensuring that all our students are accounted for.

As a school community, we are committed to providing all our students with learning experiences that will best equip them to live productive and happy lives in a complex and challenging world, and to apply Catholic values in their choices and opportunities.

School History and Tradition

St. Matthias Catholic School began as a relocatable portable school in 1972 with a total enrollment of 94 pupils. In 1974, a permanent building was erected. Our community takes great pride in the appearance of the school and property. In 1995, the Catholic School Advisory Council (now the Catholic School Parent Council) purchased trees for the yard, to provide beauty as well as shade for the children during the warm summer months.

The school was named for the apostle Matthias. Following the ascension of Jesus into heaven, the apostles met in Jerusalem to choose a replacement for Judas, the traitor. After much consideration, they narrowed the choice to two men, one of whom was Matthias. The apostles prayed and asked the Lord to help them choose wisely. They then drew lots and the decision was made. Matthias became the new apostle and worked hard to spread the word of God to many people. The enemies of Christ, however, became furious at the successful endeavours of Matthias and put him to death. The school always remembers his feast day, May 14, with special celebrations.

Over the years, St. Matthias Catholic School has established strong ties with St. Timothy Parish, to which it belongs, and the other neighbouring schools of the parish. Many of our student graduates continue with their secondary education at Brebeuf College School or St. Joseph's Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School.