When we speak about The Flinders Way, we define the people and the community we aspire to be.

The Flinders Way encompasses the Values, Mission, Vision, and Graduate Competencies that are integral to our College as we support our students to develop as empowered, compassionate and aware citizens.

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.

For the complete overview, please download our College Strategic Plan document below.

Our Values

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.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to challenge our students to develop the character and competencies required to achieve academic excellence and a successful future of contribution and leadership in local, national and global communities. 

Our Vision

To be a dynamic learning community that provides our students with an outstanding contemporary education, which prepares them for tertiary study and beyond.

To enhance the performance of our staff in a supportive and collaborative environment, enabling them to flourish as professionals for the benefit of our students.

To build our traditions whilst responding to emerging evidence of new and improved ways of educating our students for excellence in learning and life.

Our Graduate Competencies

Our aim is for our graduates to possess the following competencies:


As people of courage, respect, compassion and integrity who demonstrate confidence, persistence and resilience


As informed citizens who are attuned to their environment and serve their community

Academic Excellence

As accomplished learners who are self-directed and have a spirit of enquiry and adaptability in a fast-changing and information-rich world


As effective leaders who can empower others, communicate and collaborate well, and have the capacity to make significant and ethically grounded decisions

Our School

  • We educate for excellence in learning and life.
  • We value courage, respect, integrity and compassion.
  • Our motto: Faith | Skill | Endeavour.
  • We welcome students, parents and staff from diverse backgrounds, faiths and cultures in accordance with our Christian principles.

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