Educating for Excellence in Learning and Life

Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland is honoured to be recognised nationally as the 'Primary School of the Year (Non-Government)' in the 2023 Australian Education Awards.

At Flinders, we provide an education for excellence in learning and life for our 1,400 students from Prep to Year 12.

Founded in 1990, our aim is to nurture a holistic, vibrant and caring learning environment where every student is supported to reach their academic potential, embrace rich co-curricular opportunities, and develop their character and skills for improved health and wellbeing.

You are invited to view our interactive map and book a personalised tour of our rainforest-fringed campus. Discover for yourself why Flinders is one of Queensland's leading schools.

Our Flinders Early Learning Centre is also a highly respected offering, with its child-centred Reggio Emilia experience to ensure our youngest learners grow through inviting, fun and creative adventures.

Learning and Achieving at Flinders

Matthew Flinders Anglican College has a proven record of academic excellence, and is consistently ranked amongst the top schools in Queensland, with our Primary School endorsed as the top independent school in the nation.

Our students thrive in a culture of exceptional scholarship and a culture of deep learning and engagement. Our vibrant learning environment offers personalised, holistic and real-world opportunities across all areas of the curriculum.

Extension programs such as our Advanced Mathematics, Music EDGE programs and Flinders Elite Athlete Program challenge high-achieving students to reach their potential. Meanwhile, such opportunities as our international Round Square membership enable our students to explore different cultures and contribute to a better world.

Flinders' strong academic reputation is a reflection of students who are motivated to learn and excel; who inspire curiosity and confidence; and a College community that cares.

Student wellbeing is a priority, and we ensure our students learn effective tools and strategies to support their social, emotional and physical health while having access to a strong support and pastoral care network.

Our aim is for every student at Flinders to understand that they are seen, cared for, listened to, respected and supported by a strong and caring school community.

Our College Principal

Ms Michelle Carroll

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Students at Flinders are encouraged to embrace the rich and diverse co-curricular opportunities available to them as an integral part of the Flinders curriculum from Prep to Year 12.

Opportunities abound across music, sport, the dramatic arts, community service, outdoor adventure, Round Square exchange and service learning, environmental projects and more.

Through these diverse range of experiences, our students develop their personal character and wellbeing as well as enjoy building friendships and connections, and exploring their skills, passions and potential.

Our Values

Students at Flinders are encouraged to learn the College values of Compassion, Courage, Integrity and Respect.

These core values are central to our students developing the character and competencies for a rewarding and successful life of leadership, wellbeing and contribution in the wider world.

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"Round Square is one of the reasons we are #proudtobeflinders. It was a key driver in our decision to send our children to Flinders and we love seeing the partnership with great schools like Whanganui Collegiate School."
- Elizabeth White

Acknowledgement of Country

Matthew Flinders Anglican College was built on the Mooloolah Plains at the foot of Buderim Mountain. It is framed by the tidal Mountain Creek traversing the campus; the Stringybark Trees which give their name to our street; and is visited by the Eastern Grey Kangaroos who are frequent neighbours on the grounds. The College acknowledges that the Land upon which we work, meet and play is Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi Country, a Land that was never ceded nor sold.

We pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the Land, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people, to Elders past, present and emerging, recognising the spiritual connection they have with the land, water, sky and sea.

We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

May we learn from and with them to care for the Land.

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