The Senior School at Matthew Flinders Anglican College is dedicated to preparing students for the vibrant futures that await them beyond the peal of the graduation bell. Key to this is our unyielding focus on academic excellence within a challenging yet supportive learning environment. Students are encouraged to fulfill their academic potential through a carefully staged curriculum with a deliberate skills focus. Year 10 serves as a pre-Senior preparatory year where the foundations of the Senior Curriculum are laid. At this time, students are encouraged to consider their future pathways and are counselled into the senior courses that will best serve their needs and interests. The Year 11 and 12 Curriculum is derived from the QCAA syllabus and almost all of our students sit the Queensland Core Skills test with a view to securing an Overall Position (OP) and entry into tertiary studies. In this respect, the academic results of successive years of Flinders graduates speak for themselves.
A visitor to the College is quickly aware of a tangible atmosphere of encouragement and support that permeates the school. Students and teachers alike embrace and celebrate the successes of others. It’s a place where it’s good to be great! Those who strive are respected. High expectations combined with care and encouragement are the hallmarks of Matthew Flinders Anglican College.
Teachers know that positive relationships are the cornerstone of great teaching. The Senior School staff are highly trained specialists who continue to develop their skills through the College’s extensive professional learning program. Learning is optimised in modern classrooms and specialist facilities where students have access to state of the art equipment and technologies.
We want Matthew Flinders graduates to be leaders of the future. The co-ordinated leadership development program that commences in the Middle School continues into the Senior school with an increasing variety of roles and responsibilities challenging our seniors and offering authentic opportunities to lead. Students are encouraged to participate in our Global Awareness program with several visiting countries as far afield as Tanzania, Chile and the Philippines to experience other cultures and to develop an appreciation of the challenges facing the planet. Senior students are encouraged to model servant leadership and there are enduring examples throughout the College of the positive legacies of each graduating year.
The Senior School is dedicated to holistic education and this is evident in the extensive array of co-curricular activities in which our students participate. Our music program is renowned and our ensembles and orchestras have played to audiences at the Sydney Opera House and major venues in Europe and the US. All students are encouraged to take up a sport choosing from a selection that caters for novices, right through to nationally ranked athletes. The co-curricular program is complemented by a range of clubs and societies such as science, chess and debating.
We are very proud of the achievements of the graduates of Matthew Flinders Anglican College over the last 25 years. We are confident that our Senior School equips our students with the accreditations and the personal attributes that give them the very best opportunities for successful and productive futures.
Senior Curriculum Handbook 2017
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