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Year 5 at Flinders is a time of great opportunity, growth and development for all students. Its purpose is to provide the best foundation so that students enter Middle School in Year 7 with wonderful memories, cherished friendships and as comfortable, confident and capable learners.

"You are off to great places. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way."

Dr Seuss

Why Join Flinders in the Year 5 Intake Year?

Students in Year 5 at Matthew Flinders Anglican College are encouraged to engage in all aspects of school life and to pursue their personal best in a dynamic, motivating and ‘adventurous’ environment, where excellence is valued and learning is at the heart of all we do.

Year 5 is a pivotal year for students to join our College.

We welcome new students and support them with buddy programs and an aspirational culture which helps teach all students the necessary social skills and values that enable them to build friendships and make connections across our College community.

Academic Excellence

A rich academic program extends to specialist lessons in Art, Music, HPE, Religious and Values Education, Japanese, French and ICT, where coding and graphics, amongst other apps, are explored using our 1:1 iPad program.

Our English Specialist teacher, Mathematics Specialist teacher and Coordinator of Academic Talent facilitate smaller class sizes in the priority areas of literacy and numeracy and extend students who are ready for applying their learning to complex and challenging tasks.

Flinders is pleased to announce College Master Plans are underway for a purpose-built Year 5 and Year 6 Centre – due for completion in January 2021 – to support a blend of traditional and innovative teaching and learning enhanced by agile classroom design and state-of-the-art technology.

Culture of Kindness and Focus on Pastoral Care

Years 5 and 6 at Flinders intentionally prepare students for their transition to Secondary School. Students are guided and encouraged to take risks in their learning and accept greater responsibility so they may enter Secondary School with the confidence, skills and knowledge to flourish.

Throughout the Primary Years, our students are supported in a culture of kindness and high standards, and there is respect for the desire of students at this age to seek greater independence and to build strong connections with peers.

A strong focus on pastoral care promotes student connection with peers and teachers, which ensures each student feels supported through their Senior Primary years.

Co-curricular Opportunities

Sporting and cultural opportunities abound through the inter-school SCISSA program, including soccer, netball, basketball, touch football, volleyball, cricket, AFL and water polo, along with our outdoor education camps which culminate in our Canberra Tour in Year 6.

Year 5 students head off to a recreational camp in the first few weeks of the year, where new friendships are formed and challenges are embraced. Coding Club, Maker Club, Edible Garden Club and Chess and Art Club continue to engage and inspire students’ passions and gifts.

Leadership Skills

The development of leadership skills and each students’ character are enhanced through roles on the Staff and Student Council and the opportunity to be a Library Monitor.

Students can aspire and apply for leadership positions in Year 6, which include Primary School Leaders, House Captains and Music Captains, although all Year 6 students are viewed as leaders across the Primary School and are requested to assist with many leadership tasks.

Matthew Flinders Anglican College is one of Australia’s leading co-educational schools. Based in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Flinders provides a dynamic learning environment for more than 1,300 students from Prep to Year 12. Our formal intake years are Prep, Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 10, however, we encourage students to apply to join our College community in all years as places may become available.  

If you are interested in learning more about Flinders, please send your enquiry to our Registrar.