Secondary School

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Matthew Flinders Anglican College creates an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and instils a genuine passion for learning.

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. As a result, a rigorous academic program, participation in sporting, cultural and recreational activities, and opportunities to exercise leadership are hallmarks of a Matthew Flinders Anglican College education.

Our Secondary School is characterised by two sub-schools, Middle School (Years 7 to 9) and Senior School (Years 10 to 12). Success in the Middle School years is achieved through dynamic and diverse educational opportunities. Our Flinders approach is student-centred, authentic, collaborative, developmental and challenging. Our Flinders Senior programs offer our students the broadest range of opportunities, producing committed, lifelong, co-operative learners.

At Matthew Flinders Anglican College we ensure our students are supported by strong career services. We have two qualified career counsellors to help students and parents through the important process of career planning. Our Career Development Program includes class sessions commencing at Year 9. Individual and small group counselling is available throughout the year. Assistance is commonly provided for subject selections, post-school pathway decisions and tertiary applications.

Flinders Outdoor Education program provides all students with opportunities to experience challenging and adventurous activities in a natural bush setting under the supervision of professionally trained staff. The level of challenge is progressive, extending across all levels of our College from Senior Primary to Year 10. Outdoor education encourages in our students the development of teamwork, respect, responsibility, self-esteem, self-reliance, resilience, decision-making and leadership. Activities include hiking, camping, mountain biking, canoeing, ropes courses, navigation, rock climbing and abseiling.