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 health and wellbeing.
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 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 deep learning through personalised and holistic learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum.
Extension programs such as our Advanced Mathematics, our Music EDGE programs and our 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 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 have access to a strong support network.
We want every child to understand that they are seen, cared for, listened to, respected and supported by a strong and caring school community.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL, Mr Stuart Meade
It is a privilege to be the fourth Principal of Matthew Flinders Anglican College. As one of the pre-eminent schools in Queensland, we are 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 the breadth and depth of their involvement are extraordinary. The staff are professional and dedicated, and demonstrate a shared commitment to our students’ education.
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.
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.
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.
What's Happening at Flinders
- Business Conversations With The Infinite Horizon on The Ship's LogMeet one of our Flinders family businesses, The Infinite Horizon, a local, independent, family-run business offering tailor-made travel to hand-picked destinations in Africa. The Infinite … Read more
- Flinders Primary Teacher Amy Cahill Awarded National Excellence in Teaching Award Our Flinders Primary School Teacher Miss Amy Cahill has been selected as one of 13 winners in the National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) 2023. … Read more
- Flinders Entrepreneurs and Teaching Team Win National Enterprise AwardsThree Year 6 students in Primary School at Matthew Flinders Anglican College are celebrating their epic business ideas winning First Place, People’s Choice and Runners-Up … Read more
Matthew Flinders Anglican College's Primary School has been recognised as one of the most rigorous and robust in the nation, selected as an Excellence Awardee for Best Primary School of the Year (Non-Government) in the Australian Education Awards 2023. Learn more here.
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.