"Our Middle School for Years 7-9 is an exciting, caring and empowering place where students develop the confidence they need to successfully learn and grow. Adolescents of this age have the need for purpose, independence and success and as such, our Middle School practices are collaborative, outcome-based and centred on the learner.
Year 7 is a popular intake year at Matthew Flinders Anglican College as approximately 30 new students are welcomed into our school community. Along with the students graduating from Flinders’ Senior Primary campus, the new students will find the move to the Secondary School a smooth and gradual transition.”
Anita Gibson, Head of Middle School
New Year 7 Precinct
In August 2020, the Year 7 students at Flinders settled into their newly refurbished Year 7 Precinct designed as a welcoming, modern and aspirational space for them to gather and settle into the Secondary School campus. The Precinct was revitalised as part of the $30 million Flinders Masterplan.
This impressive facility gives our Year 7s flexible and innovative indoor learning spaces as well as dedicated outdoor learning areas to encourage collaboration and creativity.
It's also positive for their health and wellbeing with plenty of natural light and connection with the outdoors, as well as views over the beautiful Anthony Vincent Oval and surrounding rainforest.
Broader Subject Opportunities
At Flinders, Middle School is an opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zone and explore new subjects and co-curricular opportunities to uncover hidden talents. Students are gently guided through their first year of Secondary, experiencing a blend of core and specialist subjects, such as IDEAS (Innovation, Design, Engineering, Arts, Science), Japanese, French, Health and Physical Education, Religious and Values Education, Drama, and Music.
Teacher Commitment and Care
Our teachers have a genuine care and passion for teaching students of this age, developed further by the College’s distinct pastoral focus. Students are grouped in mixed ability core classes with a Homeroom Mentor who teaches them for either Maths and Science or English and Humanities. The Mentor also delivers the Personal Development curriculum (REACH), ensuring a supportive relationship is developed with each student. This structure enables our Year 7 students to see their core teachers for more than 50% of the allocated lessons in their timetable, allowing them to develop a strong bond with the core teaching team.
Year 7 Camp Experience
In the first week of Year 7, students embark on a local beach camp for a team building experience where the express purpose is to have fun, get to know and trust their peers and teachers, and build new friendships. The goal is for students to commence the school year feeling a sense of belonging, care and connectedness to their school and to each other.
The Year 7 Intake at Flinders
The intake process for Year 7 commences at the start of each year. New students are invited to an Information Evening in Term 1 where they will hear from teachers, as well as current Flinders students, about Year 7 and the Middle School.
Interviews commence in Term 1 and continue throughout the year. A further Information Evening is held in Term 3 for all Year 6 Flinders students, and new students.
The Year 7 Orientation Day is held at the end of Term 4 with all students spending a morning in the Secondary School, familiarising themselves with the campus and routines. Year 7s also attend the Induction Day in January.
For information regarding enrolment, please contact the Registrar’s Office below.