Phone: 519-886-9311

Our School

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WCDSB Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

“As disciples of Christ, we educate and nurture hope in all learners to realize their full potential to transform God’s world.”

Our Vision:

“Our Catholic Schools: heart of the community — success for each, a place for all.”

School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement 2017-2018

WCDSB Code of Conduct:

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of the individual. All individuals concerned with the school system -trustees, staff, students, parents, visitors to schools –are subject to the following code of conduct; a code of conduct that will be implemented within the Catholic faith life experience of each school community and consistent with the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, the Safe School’s provisions of the Education Act and Regulations and the constitutional right of Catholic school boards to manage their schools as stated through section 93 of the Constitution Act, 1867. APC 018 Code of Conduct

Wildcat Award and Wildcat Teams

House System

Students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 have all joined a “Cat Team’. Cat teams have been established to help continue to build a community atmosphere at St. Matthew School.

There are four Cat teams: Pumas, Jaguars, Leopards and Cats.

Each student can earn valuable points for their Cat team by participating in the many activities offered at St. Matthew School. There are two special plaques placed on our Wall of Fame that list the Cat team winner and the Cat team ‘spirit’ winner for each year. The winning Cat team is announced at our year-end awards assembly.

Wildcat Award

St. Matthew Staff has initiated another special recognition program to reward students for their involvement in activities outside of the regular classroom.

We have called this the Wildcat Award.

Once each term, an awards assembly is held to recognize students who helped build school spirit and helped make St. Matthew School a special place to attend.

Each student from grade one to grade 8 has been given a Wildcat Award certificate with 15 blank circles that can be filled with award stickers. The Students receive a sticker for each activity they participate in at school. The students get to keep the certificate after receiving 15 stickers.

We also have a Wildcat Wall of Fame where all championship teams are recognized with a special plague. This wall is located on the wall outside of the gym. Stop by and check out all the great student accomplishments.

Co-curricular Activities

Drama Club
Gauss Math
Talent Show
Young Authors
Folk Dancing
Junior Basketball
Intermediate Basketball
Junior Co-Ed Soccer
Intermediate Co-Ed Soccer     Volleyball
Co-Ed Hockey
Softball Junior Girls
Softball Junior Boys Softball Intermediate Girls Softball Intermediate Boys
Track and Field school meet
Track and Field area meet
100 Kilometre Club
Cross Country
Primary Intramurals     Junior Intramurals
Intermediate Intramurals
Jump Rope for Heart
Safety Patrols
Free Throw Competition
Forest of Reading – Blue Spruce, Silver Birch & Red Maple

Knowledgehook, is now a Board approved “Green Tool” which ensures student information is stored in a secure manner.  This online, interactive math resource will support student learning in grades 3-8. Knowledgehook will provide additional math support and instruction for learning both in the classroom and also for differentiated home-practice. If you have any questions or concerns about this program please speak to your child’s classroom teacher.

EQAO Results

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