Father Matthews is the School’s spiritual leader, whose purpose is to awaken the community to God’s abundant mercy, justice, compassion, and faithfulness to all.  He conveys and communicates a divine message through words and more importantly through deeds. As Chaplain at Saint Edward’s School, he has the distinct pleasure of serving the spiritual needs of a diverse community, all the while respecting the dignity of every human being.    
 

Our Chaplain Provides the Following Services and Care:

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  • COMMUNITY WIDE SUPPORT

    • Provide spiritual guidance and direction for the community
    • Organize and lead Chapel and other liturgical services for all ages, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.
    • Educate the school community honor code in matters of integrity and ethical values
    • Serve as a highly visible, accessible parent resource and point of contact
    • Encourages compassion and understanding of all human beings
    • Promotes interfaith dialogue
  • PARENT & STUDENT SUPPORT

     
    • Encourages reflection upon spiritual dimensions of life
    • Teaches ethics honors to US students
    • Teaches character development
    • Educate the school community honor code in matters of integrity and ethical values
    • Serve as a highly visible, accessible parent resource and point of contact
    • Help new families integrate into the Saint Edward’s community
     
  • Staff & Classroom Support

     
    • Encourages reflection upon spiritual dimensions of life
    • Promote the well-being of all students, faculty and staff through pastoral care and provide support through life’s difficult moments.
    • Educate the school community honor code in matters of integrity and ethical values
    • Serve as a highly visible, accessible staff resource and point of contact
     

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  • Father William Matthews 

    Chaplain
    (772) 492-2119
    Nashotah House - M.Div
    University of Central Florida - B.A.

Wellness News

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  • A Message from the School Nurse: Early Flu Season

    A Message from the School Nurse: Early Flu Season

    Marie Campione (lk)
    While CDC still has Florida listed under sporadic cases of the flu virus we are noticing an early season this year. We urge parents to read the following suggestions to help keep your family healthy.  
    Mrs.Gollery Kain RN MSN NCSN

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
    • Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. 
    Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine [LAIV] (The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine) 


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  • Habit 1 Group: Be Proactive. Members are Stone Colgan, Alex Lee, Grace Kennedy, Jozef Wolek, Alexandra Stern, and Kiley Donovan.

    Seventh Graders Learn Habits of Effective Teens

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    Seventh graders in Ms. Borkovic's Wheel class are reading Sean Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Students created skits to review the first two habits of highly effectively teens: being proactive and beginning with the end in mind.


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  • The Counselor's Corner: How Do You Start & End Your Days?

    Samantha Borkovic (lk)
    We all have busy days where sometimes it is difficult to slow down and appreciate the moments of goodness and strength we achieve. This week's Counselor's Corner message is about a simple two-minute activity to start and end your days. Enjoy! - Ms. Borkovic

    Imagine it's night and you are getting ready for another busy week... I want to challenge you to try these two helpful exercises to end and start your day this week:  
     
    1. When you go to bed tonight, take a moment to think about the "high" of your day (what brought you the most joy and fulfillment and what did you do to make that happen) and your "hero moment" of the day (what challenge or difficulty you overcame and how you did it).
     
    2. When you're brushing your teeth the tomorrow morning, imagine yourself moving through the day in detail and how you will create those "highs" and "hero moments" on Tuesday.
     
    Simple mindfulness exercises are a great way to center yourself and be more present with what's happening around you. You get to slow down within our typically hectic schedules. Oprah, Kobe Bryant, Arianna Huffington, Jerry Seinfeld, and Russel Simmons all take time each day to meditate!
     

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1895 Saint Edward's Drive
Vero Beach, Florida 32963
772.231.4136