Let their light shine

Love and respect for all

We strive to reach our goals

Welcome

Our mission statement is central to the life of our school;

“Welcome to our happy school, where everyone is valued and given the opportunity to ‘let their light shine.’ With Jesus in our hearts, we encourage love and respect for all. We strive to reach our goals, as we learn, and grow, in a safe and enjoyable environment.”

I hope you find our website informative and we welcome any comments and suggestions to aid future development of our website.

Mrs Eve Alderson, Headteacher

Term Dates

Find out about the St. Matthew’s School Holiday dates for the current academic year.

Diary Dates

Take a look at what’s happening at St. Matthew’s over the next few months.

Newsletters

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Clubs

Discover more about the clubs we have running at St. Matthew’s.

Home Learning

Find out more about the home learning activities we did at St. Matthew’s.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

St. Matthew’s are now part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust.

Twitter

@JackGray1997 Fantastic news our Jack. Congratulations to you both. 🤗💙🍼👶

About a month ago from St Matthew's Primary's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

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📘📖 So many amazing pictures coming through to Miss Rundle last week. All of the staff are amazed at the children making time to read (even when upside down) throughout their summer holidays and amazing adventures. You are doing a fantastic job! Keep it up everyone. 📘📖 ... See MoreSee Less
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Even the staff are getting involved, here is Miss Howes reading a story to her beautiful granddaughter ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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📗📕📗 Reading Roundup 📗📕📗 Here are some of the photos from the week. We have children reading to teddies, reading on a journey and reading upside down! Keep reading everyone 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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Paris and Ektoras are off to a fantastic start to their reading challenges. Ektoras has been reading ‘The Queen’s Jubilee’, ‘Pip and Posy’ and a favourite of mine, ‘Fox’s Socks’. Paris has been tackling the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series of books and managed to read the whole of ‘The Last Straw’ this week. Amazing work boys. ... See MoreSee Less
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📚📖📚 Summer Reading Bingo 📚📖📚 Here are some of the amazing children from Ks1 and Ks2 that have been tackling their first week of challenges from our summer reading bingo. Great job Sadia, Joe and Paris! Keep your bingo photos coming in to Miss Rundle. ... See MoreSee Less
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Shake up your SummerThis summer, Better Health have teamed up with Disney to help get kids active throughout the holidays by playing 10 minute Shake up games. This year the games are inspired by some of their favourite characters Disney’s Encanto and Frozen, and Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear, and Marvel’s The Avengers!The 10 Minute Shake Up campaign aims to inspire children to build confidence in being active, develop new and longer-term physical skills and, most importantly, have fun! We know that children and young people need 60 minutes of physical activity a day1 so we have chunked up activities into 10 minutes to help getting active be easy and fun.So, what are you waiting for? Search ‘10 Minute Shake Up’ today.www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/activities/10-minute-shake-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Caroline Thoburn for sending us an alternative view of Year 6's departure yesterday. It's great. We hope Year 6 have a great party tonight. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Anne Marie Hanlon and the Hanlon Family for their beautiful donation of a chalice for our future school masses. The chalice is beautifully decorated by an artist from El Salvador. We will remember you all each time we celebrate mass. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Retirement Mrs McGregor. After 38 years in the teaching profession, Mrs McGregor has decided to put down the chalk and officially retire. We thank her for so many wonderful years at St Matthew’s and we thought we would send her on her way in the traditional St Matthew’s way with a little song and video. A special thanks to Mrs Henderson-Howes who has performed the track. Mrs McGregor would also like to pass on her thanks for the wonderful gifts and cards she has received. She is overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. Happy retirement Mrs McGregor from all of your St Matthew’s family. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Schools out for Summer! On behalf of all of the staff of St Matthew’s, thank you for all the wonderful cards and gifts we have received. They are all very much appreciated. You are all very kind. Good luck to our Year 6 leavers, who are now going on to a new chapter in their lives. We wish all of them well in their new schools. We wish you all a very happy and safe summer holidays. See you in September! 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you again for everyone who supported our Year 4 girls! Also thank you to all of the parents/grandparents/carers who worked behind the scenes making and baking to prep for the amazing charity event! The girls have managed to raise a grand total of £260 which will be donated to Cancer Research UK - A super effort from our very thoughtful children! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are delighted to announce that Pete from Y5 has made the South Tyneside Schools Under 11 team for the next academic year. We are so proud of him and we know he will be a brilliant player next year! Well done, Pete. 👏⚽️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to all raffle prize winners from our Year 4 charity sale! ... See MoreSee Less
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Time to get into the holiday spirit with a little bit of 'Lumbago'... ... See MoreSee Less
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Unfortunately, we couldn't record yesterday's production, but here is a little flavour of the action...this is Piratical Style... ... See MoreSee Less
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After a hugely successful sporting year, we are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark. Thank you to everyone, who has helped us achieve that this year, especially to South Tyneside School Sport Network who have provided such a brilliant calendar of events. 👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today staff and pupils said a fond farewell to the irreplaceable Mrs Pauline Doyle. In her role as school councillor, Pauline has been a part of the St Matthew’s Family for over 8 years and in that time she has helped support many children, families and staff through very difficult times. She is one of the most caring, loving people you will ever meet and we are so sad to see her go. We know that she will never be far away. Goodbye Pauline and from us all thank you so much for 8 wonderful years. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to our super Year 4 girls and their families who have worked so hard to raise money for charity - Thank you to Mrs Sheraton and Mrs Boyle for helping out this afternoon and also a huge thank you to all of the children of St Matthew’s for supporting the girls with their charity venture! Total amount raised to follow! ... See MoreSee Less
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Here is the 2022 Year 6 Leavers’ video. We hope you enjoy it. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Here is the introduction to tonight's performance. A little trip down memory lane. We are having a few issues with the sound quality on the Encanto video. As soon as it is fixed, we will upload...it may be tomorrow now. ... See MoreSee Less
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A special thank you to Miss Wiblin and Mrs Limer for all of their hard work and creativity in bringing this wonderful show to life! 👏👏👏💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Wow! What a great performance of 'Pirates of the Currybean' by our Year 6 children. They were brilliant! So much confidence and humour and their singing and dancing was superb. Here are a selection of photographs, taken by Mr Humble this afternoon. Well done to the Class of 22! ... See MoreSee Less
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Year 4 have done a brilliant job in making and designing their own healthy packed lunch today as part of their design technology work. We all enjoyed eating our lunch together in Mr Humble’s Gazebo! Our lunches were delicious 😋 ... See MoreSee Less
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What a lovely way to end such a hot day in school. A huge thank you to the family of Joey and Tilly, who provided the whole school with free ice creams and ice lollies. A special mention to Grandads, Steven Hays and Ray Page and to Joey and Tilly's parents. What an amazing gesture - one that was definitely appreciated by the whole school community. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you for our beautiful cake Pauline - The Staff at St Matthew’s are going to miss you 💖💖🍰 ... See MoreSee Less
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The Staff at St Matthew’s would like to say a huge thank you to our student Abby Charlton and her Mum Karen Charlton who baked this enormous treat for us! What a way to start a Monday!!! 🍰🍰🍰 ... See MoreSee Less
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Please check your emails for information regarding this week. Many thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
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With weather warnings in place, we will do all we can to ensure a safe and happy final week for everyone. A reminder that children can wear their PE shorts and t-shirts or summer dresses if they prefer. It is essential they have a sun hat, a bottle of water and plenty of sun cream on at the start of each day. We have had to rearrange some events this week to ensure the health and safety of all and we appreciate your support with this. Many thanks. ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s that time of year again… here’s the trailer for Year 6’s Leavers’ Production: Pirates of the Currybean. They are so excited to perform it to the whole school on Monday afternoon and then to their families on Monday evening. Here’s to a great start to our final week of term. 🤗👍💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today the Year 4 children have been designing their own murals inspired by Oscar Romero, he was a Martyr from El Salvador! We think they are brilliant! ... See MoreSee Less
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