At Flinders, students are encouraged to get involved in passion projects to experience the joy of real-world learning and to make a positive impact in the wider world.
Along the way, they naturally learn the Flinders Traits of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication, compassion and citizenship.
Our Flinders staff team and community provide support and guidance as students require.
The following student projects are available for our community to enjoy and get involved.
The Flinders Eco Experience
The Flinders Eco Experience at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Buderim invites visitors to explore the school’s 22-hectare rainforest-fringed campus via a self-guided walk that links nature with technology.
The Eco Experience weaves a one kilometre path through the campus and enables visitors to use their mobile device, such as a mobile phone or iPad, to explore and experience the flora and fauna along the way.
Known as ‘tree caching’, the technology enables users to scan their mobile devices over the QR Codes (that look like black and white bar codes) placed at key points along the path.
Visitors will discover that there are 40 species of birds identified on the College's property, with possums, kangaroos and other marsupials also frequenting the local area.
To learn more about the Flinders Eco Experience, read the News Feature here.
To get started on the Flinders Eco Experience, visit here.
Flinders Electric Vehicle Project
As a first school projects of its kind in Australia, students at Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland are upcycling an old petrol vehicle into an electric car of the future.
Students are aiming to play their part in planning for environmentally sustainable transport options in the future.
Nine Year 11 students and five Year 10 students at Flinders have begun working with teachers and mentors to upcycle the vehicle as part of their Senior Industrial Technology Skills curriculum. The plan is to remove the car’s engine and replace it with an electric motor and batteries that can be re-charged from the College’s own solar panels without the need to fill up with petrol.
Principal Stuart Meade said the ambitious project presented a rich learning opportunity for students and a chance for the College community and the wider community to connect.
The project scope is unlimited, and the College is calling for volunteers and sponsors to get involved. Support is needed from people with skills in project management, marketing, finance, engineering, interior design, computer coding, graphic design, media and film, and more.
To learn more about the project, read this news story here.
To learn more about our Gold Sponsor, read here.
Thank you to our Flinders Electric Vehicle Project Sponsors: