Matthew Flinders Anglican College is one of Queensland's top co-educational, independent schools, located at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast.
The College provides provides its 1,380 students from Prep to Year 12 with an outstanding contemporary education to prepare them for tertiary study and beyond. Students are guided to recognise and develop their character, contribution, academic excellence and leadership as key components of The Flinders Way.
The Flinders Early Learning Centre supports children during their early years of pre- and kindergarten education, and enables a smooth transition to the Preparatory Year at Matthew Flinders Anglican College.
Outstanding academic results have seen Flinders named in local, state and national media as one of the top schools in Queensland and a leading school on the Sunshine Coast.
The College is investing more than $30 million as part of its Flinders Masterplan to provide new agile, contemporary learning spaces for its students. Commenced in 2019, with the aim for completion by 2024, the new College spaces include an innovative Year 7 Precinct, which opened in August 2020; and a new Years 5 and 6 Precinct, which opened in January 2021. A new Wonderarium learning centre opened in the Flinders Primary in Term 4, 2021. A new state-of-the-art Design Centre will open in the Secondary School by 2024.
The College prides itself on recruiting, retaining and supporting the very best teachers and support staff to provide a quality education for students, and a culture of innovation and ongoing professional development for staff.
Flinders students embrace the vast opportunities available to them at the College. Students strive to achieve in sports, the creative arts, music, community service and more through the College's rich and diverse co-curricular programs.
College sporting teams have won numerous Sunshine Coast Premierships in 2020 across a variety of sports including Water Polo, Netball, Touch Football, Basketball, Soccer and ESports.
In 2019, Flinders welcomed top sportspeople and leaders to commence the Directors of Coaching program for the sports of Netball, Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Water Polo, Touch Football and Volleyball.
The new Flinders Elite Athlete Program supports and extends top student athletes to reach their potential in their chosen sport as well as in their academic life. Student wellbeing is a priority at Flinders and the FEAP program strives to teach young athletes the skills and strategies for a healthy life.
We invite you to Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland to tour our beautiful 22-hectare rainforest-fringed campus. You will discover that Flinders is an inspiring learning environment with immaculate gardens and facilities and a vibrant environment for learning. Flinders is regarded as a top private school on the Sunshine Coast and has a proven record of academic excellence. Our College is committed to our 1,380 students from Prep to Year 12 as we strive to provide an outstanding contemporary education to prepare graduates for tertiary study and beyond. There is also the Flinders Early Learning Centre for children in their pre-Prep years. We recognise character, contribution, academic excellence and leadership as key components of The Flinders Way.
Flinders is a leading academic school on the Sunshine Coast. Our students thrive on the positive culture for learning that is celebrated here. Queensland’s new ATAR system commenced in 2020, and our Flinders Class of 2020 recorded an impressive median ATAR of 93.15 with 12 students achieving an ATAR of 99 or above (roughly equivalent to an OP1).
Similarly, through the previous OP system, our Year 12s of 2019 achieved high results, recording 11 OP1s and with 41.6% of the cohort receiving an OP1-5. Founded in 1990, Flinders is named in the media as one of the top 100 schools in Australia and one of the top 10 schools in Queensland. Our rigorous and personalised academic program inspires curiosity, develops critical thinking, fosters intellectual agility, and prepares students to be socially conscious and responsible citizens in a culturally diverse world.
Both in class and beyond, our students at Flinders are offered extraordinary opportunities to maximise their potential and explore new horizons. Extension programs, personalised learning approaches and extensive co-curricular options cultivate in our students the spirit to achieve mastery and personal best. The Flinders co-curricular life gives students opportunities to develop their passions through the arts, drama, music, sport and community service learning. A world view is important and that’s why our College focuses on opportunities for students to engage with local, national and global organisations to support people in need.
Located in Buderim at the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Flinders is surrounded by rainforest and located 10 minutes’ drive from our stunning surf beaches. Our College provides an impressive learning environment where students are inspired and motivated to excel. Flinders’ outstanding sporting and creative arts facilities include a state-of-the-art performance centre, indoor sports centre, aquatic centre and floodlit sports ovals.
The College is planning for the future with the $30 million Flinders Masterplan. The construction project is providing agile and modern learning spaces and facilities to enhance the learning environment for students and the professional environment for educators and operational staff. New facilies include the Year 7 Precinct; the Flagship Centre for the Years 5 and 6 students; and the Flinders Primary Wonderarium learning resource centre. Next to be constructed will be a new state-of-the-art Design Centre in the Secondary School, set to open by 2024.
Students at Flinders are guided to value Courage, Respect, Integrity and Compassion as they develop their own character and contribute to the wider world. We welcome students, parents and staff with diverse backgrounds and cultures in accordance with our Christian principles.
Our aim is to support our students to build the following competencies of:
• Character – as people of courage, respect, compassion and integrity who demonstrate confidence, persistence and resilience
• Contribution – as informed citizens who are attuned to their environment and serve their community
• Academic Excellence – as accomplished learners who are self-directed and have a spirit of enquiry and adaptability in a fast-changing and information-rich world
• Leadership – as effective leaders who can empower others, communicate and collaborate well, and have the capacity to make significant and ethically grounded decisions.
To learn more about our alumni network, our Old Flinderians, please visit our website here and enjoy reading Q&A profiles with some of our graduates over the years.
The sense of community and strong bonds fostered at Matthew Flinders Anglican College continue long past graduation and we always follow, with a sense of pride, the accomplishments of those who spent their formative years at the school.
As one of the pre-eminent schools in Queensland, Matthew Flinders Anglican College is proud to provide excellence in education in a co-educational setting.
All fine schools look to engage the heart and soul, the body and mind. One of the very best things about Flinders is the positive climate for learning present throughout our College. Students are at the heart of our work, and their breadth and depth of involvement is extraordinary.
The staff at Flinders are professional and dedicated, and demonstrate a shared commitment to our students’ education. Our values of Courage, Respect, Integrity and Compassion are developed and nurtured in an environment of safety, happiness and mutual respect.
Set among trees, on a beautifully landscaped campus, and approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the coastal beaches, Flinders is well-known for its impressive facilities. Among them a state-of-the-art Performance Centre, a unique and magical Early Learning Centre, superb flood-lit sports ovals, an Aquatic Centre, the Flinders Farm, and an Outdoor Classroom.
The College is planning for the future with our $30 million Flinders Masterplan. New agile, technology-rich and modern learning spaces are being built across our Primary and Secondary campuses to enhance the learning and teaching we provide to our students. The innovative new Year 7 Precinct opened in August 2020, followed in January 2021 by our new Years 5 and 6 Precinct, the Flagship Centre. And in October 2021 we opened the new Wonderarium learning centre in the Primary School. There is also a new nature playground in our Junior Primary School for our young learners to enjoy and develop new skills and confidence. The Flinders Farm even has its own new classroom for students of all ages to use as a living laboratory across a range of subjects.
Our students benefit from having all our facilities onsite and readily accessible, not only during school hours, but also beyond the school day via our extensive co-curricular program.
There is so much to see and enjoy at Matthew Flinders Anglican College – I invite you to visit and experience it for yourself.
Our personalised tours are a wonderful way to explore our campus and meet our College community.
Mr Stuart Meade
NEW WONDERARIUM OPENS AT FLINDERS AS PART OF THE FLINDERS MASTERPLAN
Primary School students at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Buderim are excited to explore and learn in their newly opened $1.3 million Wonderarium.
The Wonderarium learning centre has been designed as a place of wonder, awe and curiosity.
It is part of the five-year Flinders Masterplan to construct a suite of agile contemporary learning spaces for the College’s 1,380 students from Prep to Year 12.
Other newly opened Masterplan facilities include the Flagship Centre for Years 5 and 6 students, and the Year 7 Precinct for students in their first year of Secondary School. A state-of-the-art Design Centre is next.
The Wonderarium is wholly funded by the College’s philanthropic Flinders Foundation.
“The space has been designed to challenge our young learners to explore new ways of seeing, perceiving, understanding and engaging with their world,” Trudi said.
“Students will have access to the latest technology and a curious environment and will also encounter literature and works of art that will challenge and excite them,” she said.
“New Wonder Lessons, known as Wonderations, have been specially curated by our Head of Information, Literature and Resource Services.
“We’ll also have our Head of Emerging Technology and Innovation working out of the space so students will be bringing drones and robots to life here too!
“Our students will soon learn that the Wonderarium is a place to engage the heart as much as the head.”
Outside, the landscaped sensory gardens have playful stepping stones to suit active learners and decked open-air seating pods for reading, reflection and collaborative learning.
An exterior wall of the Wonderarium ignites students’ creativity with a new mural by renowned Queensland artist Claire Matthews.
For more information, visit the Wonderarium page on the Flinders website at https://www.mfac.edu.au/wonderarium/
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