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

Keep up to date with the latest news from St. Matthew’s by downloading our latest newsletter.

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

We can’t wait to see you all next week 👍🤗 twitter.com/ThurstonOEC/st…

About 2 weeks ago from St Matthew's Primary's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

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Year 6 had a fantastic time at Thurston OEC last week. The weather was glorious and they experienced so many different activities. Here is a snippet of what they got up to… please visit the website for more action shots! 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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What a super first few weeks from this special little group of children. We are delighted to finally share some photographs from their very first day. They have settled in so beautifully and we can't wait to introduce them to the school during the Buddy Assembly in a couple of weeks. A special thank you to our FOSM - Friends of St Matthew’s Jarrow, who provided families with a special gift on their first day. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we celebrated St Matthew's Feast Day in school. We learnt about St Matthew, said prayers in class and even had some extra play time to celebrate this very special Saint.Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us St. Matthew as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the devotion to You he showed from the time he chose to leave his old life behind and follow You. Amen ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the feast day of St. Matthew, one of the Twelve Apostles and Gospel writer. While working as a Tax Collector Christ came to him and asked, "Follow me." With this simple call, Matthew became a disciple of Christ. We hope St Matthew's Catholic Primary School, Jarrow pupils are having a wonderful day celebrating. ... See MoreSee Less
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We have updated the diary dates for the Autumn Term onto our website. If you visit the parent section, then the diary dates and hit the subscribe button at the bottom, it should load all key dates onto you phone calendar. Hopefully this will help in the busy months ahead. It will also automatically update when new events are added. We hope this is useful. ... See MoreSee Less
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We join with the rest of the country as we mourn the death of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. She dedicated her life to her role as our Queen for seventy years. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Royal Family at this time. ‘Eternal Rest grant onto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May she rest in peace, Amen Requiescat in pace.’ ... See MoreSee Less
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We have a lovely classroom waiting for 30 little new starters. We can’t wait to meet them all and welcome them into our school community. Roll on tomorrow morning! 👍💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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First day back and straight back into our Daily Mile. This year, we are going to set the children mini challenges throughout the year and our first one is 'The St Matt's Great North Run 2022', to coincide with the real run at the weekend. The children have 3 weeks to complete 13 miles. The children each have a card to tick off for each mile...who can complete it by the end of September? We will let you know! #GNR #dailymile ... See MoreSee Less
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We just wanted to wish the Class of 2022 the very best of luck as they start their new schools. We know that you are all ready for this big next step! 👍💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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We are so excited to welcome the children back tomorrow morning. PE days for this half - term are shown below. On these days, children are to come into school wearing their blue PE t-shirt and shorts. They may also wear dark blue/black leggings or tracksuit bottoms and their blue school jumper. Children may wear their PE kits this week - but Reception will not have PE on Thursday (their first day 🤗) and should wear their normal school uniform. Many thanks ... See MoreSee Less
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📘📚 Here is our final weekly reading roundup! Thank you so much to all of the children that have taken part, as well as to the parents and carers for encouraging and nurturing a love of reading. Miss Rundle can’t wait to collect all of the bingo boards in and dish out all of the reading rewards. 📘📚 ... See MoreSee Less
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📚📕 Lovely to see that everyone continuing to do a cracking job with the reading challenges this week. Not long left to go! 📚📕 ... See MoreSee Less
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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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