Discover our School

Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples,
on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

The OCSB acknowledges the suffering experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada's Residential Schools and is committed to Truth and Reconciliation. Read the OCSB Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action to learn more.

Grade 7-8 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

Homeroom —  8:30 - 8:40

Period 1 —  8:40 - 9:30

Period 2 —  9:33 - 10:23

Period 3 — 10:26 - 11:16

Period 4 — 11:19 - 12:09

Transition to Lunch - 12:09  - 12:12

Lunch — 12:12 - 12:56

Transition to Period 5 - 12:56 - 1:02

Period 5 — 1:02 - 1:52

Period 6 — 1:55 - 2:45

Grade 9-12 Timetable

All students are expected to be seated, ready to begin class, when the final bell rings for each period.

Homeroom —  8:30 - 8:38

Period 1 —  8:38 - 9:53

Transition to Period 2 - 9:53 - 10:00

Period 2 - 10:00 - 11:15

Transition to Lunch — 11:15 - 11:20

Lunch - 11:20 - 12:00

Transition to Period 3 - 12:00 - 12:08

Period 3 - 12:08 - 1:23

Transition to Period 4 - 1:23 - 1:30

Period 4 - 1:30 - 2:45

Our Learning Commons

Hours:   8:15 am - 3:45pm

Learning Commons Website

Learning Commons Staff:

Ms. Dennett, Teacher Librarian

Mrs. Murray, Library Technician

The Learning Commons (library) has a full selection of books (print & e-books) as well as access to research databases. A variety of technology is available for student use, including Chromebooks, iPads and desktop Computers. Take a look at our website for more information about borrowing materials, as well as research resources and more.

How to log into Hapara

If you need help logging into Hapara or information on how to use it, please look at our "How to log into Hapara"


St. Matthew`s offers a full-service cafeteria available prior to 8:20 for breakfast and during lunch hours. The cafeteria has received its EAT SMART designation for offering healthy options to students

Chartwells Committed to Ontario Food and Beverage Policy  

Vending machines are also available near the cafeteria. 

 Nutrition at St. Matt's

Breakfast Club is available every day!

Catch us near room 169 on the first floor from 8 am to 8:25 am

ALL WELCOME! Students can eat there or grab and go! 


Our school has a chapel that is open daily for all students and staff. 

Front view of chapel table

St. Matthew High School is fortunate to have its own Chapel. 

Our chapel is a sacred space set aside for the religious and spiritual needs of our school community and its members. 

Our Chapel is a distinguishing feature of our Catholic education system. Our chapel reminds us to make room for God who is at the center of all life.  

Our chapel’s primary function is to support personal prayer and communal liturgy as well as school pastoral programs.  

In addition, staff members are encouraged to use this space with their students for prayer and reflection.

Chaplaincy Department

James DeGurse is the Chaplaincy Leader at St. Matthew Catholic High School. James helps our school community put our Catholic faith into action by facilitating daily prayer, retreats, liturgical celebrations, and social justice initiatives. He is also available for pastoral care for students, staff, and families and can be reached in his office (room 263), or by calling 613-837-3161 ext. 237.

James has a master’s degree in theology from the University of Toronto, and a bachelor’s degree in theology from Canadian Mennonite University in his hometown of Winnipeg. He and his wife are active members of Divine Infant Parish, where they jointly direct the church choir.

Parish links

Our school community is served by the following parishes:

Divine Infant Catholic Church
6658 Bilberry Drive, Orleans
Phone: 613-824-6822

Welcome message to staff and students from Fr. Waldermar

The Good Shepherd Parish
3092 Innes Road, Ottawa
Phone: 613-824-4394

Policies and procedures

School Handbook

Our school policies and expectations are outlined in the student handbook

St. Matthew Student Handbook


St. Matthew has a mandatory uniform policy. This uniform gives our school a distinctive identity, reflects our Christian values and should be worn with pride. 

For me details regarding uniform, please scroll under School Life on this website.