History

In 2020, Matthew Flinders Anglican College celebrates its 30-year anniversary of foundation. It is with great pride that we reflect upon our growth and recognise the confidence with which we provide quality education and a compassionate environment for our students and Flinders community. We invite you to visit our Flinders 30-Year Website with stories of our history and a visual timeline of our growth. 

Our College was founded in 1990 following the deliberations of the Rural Deanery (Sunshine Coast) of the Anglican Church of Australia. The Foundation Committee of the College decided on the name Matthew Flinders in recognition of the spirit of one of our distinguished explorers, in the same way that James Cook and Charles Sturt have universities named in their honour.

The aim of our College is to promote individual excellence within a caring school community based on Christian principles. Our College’s founding motto – Faith, Skill, Endeavour – evokes the spirit of Matthew Flinders and the values our College instils in its student body. Furthermore, it encourages our students to embrace the opportunities available to them as they strive for excellence in learning and life.

Flinders is a separately incorporated independent co-educational day school, which began with an enrolment of 160 students in Years 5 to 8 in 1990. Since that time, our College has built a reputation as an educational institution of excellence, and in 2020 has a total enrolment of more than 1,300 students from Prep to Year 12. The demand by parents for the quality education we offer at Flinders is increasing, in part, due to the confident and compassionate citizens, we encourage our students to become.

Visit our Flinders 30-Year Website to read the stories of our foundation and growth: https://30years.mfac.edu.au/