Flinders is a leading Queensland independent school with a proven record of academic excellence and a culture that upholds values of Compassion, Respect, Courage and Integrity.
We invite you to book a personalised tour of our rainforest-fringed campus to see for yourself why our College is so highly regarded.
You will discover how our vibrant and caring learning environment and quality staff team enable our 1,380 students from Prep to Year 12 to thrive.
At Flinders, our students learn in an environment that upholds our core values of Compassion, Courage, Integrity and Respect.
We also commit to four Guiding Statements for our graduates that help to develop the attributes we aim for them to possess.
College Strategic Plan
For the complete overview, please download our College Strategic Plan, the Flinders Future 2023 - 2027, below.
Students at Flinders are encouraged to learn the College values of Compassion, Courage, Integrity and Respect.
We are aware of suffering and are motivated to treat others with kindness, care and understanding.
We act bravely to overcome our fears, accept challenges and learn from our mistakes.
We act with honesty, moral strength and grace, guided by humility and compassion.
We have a high regard for self and others, and for the wider community, and treat each other accordingly.
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.
To Education for Excellence in Learning and Life
Through transformational learning experiences, we inspire our students to achieve academic excellence, develop a profound sense of humanity and be motivated to create positive change in the world around them.
At Flinders, we celebrate rigorous and personalised academic programs that foster exceptional scholarship and a culture of deep learning.
At every step of the learning journey from Prep to Year 12, students are supported by caring and dedicated teachers and staff. The aim is to inspire curiosity, develop critical thinking, foster intellectual agility, and prepare students to be socially conscious and responsible citizens in a culturally diverse world.
Testament to our learning culture, in 2022 Flinders topped the Sunshine Coast region in both Primary and Secondary School NAPLAN results. The graduating Class of 2022 also achieved strong results, with a median ATAR score of 92.45.
Our College recruits, retains and supports exceptional teachers and operational staff. We have teachers who are experts in their field, with exceptional depth of knowledge and passion for the subjects they teach.
Our vibrant professional development program is designed to support our teachers as they strive to learn and grow. Educators at Flinders are committed to reaching their career potential and being leaders in their field and communities.
The Flinders teaching team prides itself on nurturing a genuine environment of care, friendship and respect to ensure that every student feels supported to learn and thrive.
Rich Co-Curricular Opportunities
Students thrive through the co-curricular opportunities we provide beyond the classroom.
Flinders is also a candidate school within Round Square - a worldwide network of innovative schools across six continents that share a passion for real-world experiential learning through exchange opportunities and service learning.
Our students benefit in so many ways through our co-curricular program; they learn teamwork, build confidence and self-esteem, develop their perseverance and discipline, grow relationship skills and have fun!
Located in Buderim at the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Flinders is surrounded by rainforest and located 10 minutes’ drive from stunning surf beaches.
Our College's outstanding facilities include brand new learning precincts as part of the Flinders Masterplan. There is also a state-of-the-art performance centre, indoor sports centre, aquatic centre and floodlit sports ovals, to name but a few facilities.
The natural beauty of our campus is a major boost for student and staff health and wellbeing. Daily school life at Flinders is set amidst rainforest, immaculate gardens and lawns, nature playgrounds, an outdoor classroom, the Flinders Farm (home to Erol the Emu) and our sprawling manicured sports ovals. We even have kangaroos that visit our oval for a nibble of grass when the campus is quiet...