EXPLORE OUR NEW

WONDERARIUM

A place of wonder, awe and curiosity. 

The Wonderarium

is an innovative and aspirational new learning facility at Matthew Flinders Anglican College Primary School. It invites students from Prep to Year 6 to learn and engage with the ‘heart’ as much as with the ‘head’.

Learn more about the Wonderarium from our Head of Primary, Mrs Trudi Edwards

The Wonderarium will feature ever-changing and evolving physical and electronic displays, art works and items of interest to draw students into new ways of seeing, perceiving, understanding and engaging with their world.

Students will learn through Wonderations (Wonder lessons) that will challenge them to delve into provocations about ‘big’ issues with the goal to spark curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. 

Lessons will be purposefully curated to draw on children’s natural curiosity.

What is courage?

How did football start?

Why do humans like music?

What is empathy?

What would happen to Earth if all the insects disappeared?

Outdoors, the facility is designed to support and boost student and staff health and wellbeing. There will be feature landscaped sensory gardens and seating pods for quiet reflection and collaborative work, as well as decked open-air learning areas. 

Flinders Masterplan

The Wonderarium is part of the Flinders Masterplan to plan for a bright future. It opens in Term 4, 2021 in the Primary School campus, and continues Flinders’ reputation for providing the highest quality education and facilities.

The $1.3 million Wonderarium is wholly funded by the Flinders Foundation, which aims to connect, engage and support the College for the long-term benefit of its students. 

Curiosity is the winner, with minds having been challenged, interest sparked and preconceived ideas debated through shared experience and exploration of wondering. 

Mrs Shona Henderson
Head of Information, Literature and Resources Services - Library

FROM THE HEAD OF PRIMARY, Mrs Trudi Edwards

At Flinders, we design innovative and aspirational facilities such as the Wonderarium because we recognise that to teach well, we must ensure that creativity and innovation are always present.

As a Primary School, we have an incredibly important role to provide contexts, environments and a culture that enables and inspires our students to enliven their curiosity, creativity and critical thinking.  Although excellent teaching requires organisation and routines, it should never be inflexible. 

While our Wonderarium will teem with beautiful literature, it invites students to explore more than just books. It also seeks to engage creative and critical thinking and experiences.

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