The origins of Matthew Flinders Anglican College are to be found in the deliberations of the Rural Deanery (Sunshine Coast) of the Anglican Church of Australia. The Foundation Committee of the College decided on the name “Matthew Flinders” in recognition of the spirit of one of our distinguished explorers, in the same way that James Cook and Charles Sturt have Universities named after them. The aim of the College is to promote individual excellence with a school community based on Christian principles. The College motto “Faith, Skill, Endeavour” evokes the spirit of Matthew Flinders and the values that the College is attempting to instill in its student body.
Founded in 1990 the College is a separately incorporated independent day school which commenced with an enrolment of 160 students in Years 5 to 8. Since that time the College has built a fine reputation as an educational institution of excellence and in 2015 has a total enrolment of 1,315. The demand by parents for the type of education we offer at Matthew Flinders is increasing, in part, due to the type of citizens we encourage our students to become.
If you are interested in learning more about our College’s exciting and rewarding history, please contact our Community Relations department.