Matthew Flinders Anglican College

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Matthew Flinders Anglican College
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Stringybark Rd, Buderim, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 26°41′57″S 153°03′35″E / 26.6991°S 153.0597°E / -26.6991; 153.0597Coordinates: 26°41′57″S 153°03′35″E / 26.6991°S 153.0597°E / -26.6991; 153.0597
Type Private
Motto "Faith, Skill, Endeavour"
Religious affiliation(s) Anglican
Established 1990
Principal Mr Stuart Meade (2017)[1]
Staff 300+
Enrolment 1315 (2015)[2]
Hours in school day 6:30
Campus type Suburban
Colour(s) Navy Blue, Jade         
Song "In Matthew Flinders' Name"

Matthew Flinders Anglican College (MFAC) is an independent co-ed school named after Matthew Flinders, located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast in Buderim, approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Brisbane. It has grown from an enrolment of 160 students in its foundation year, 1990, to over 1300 in 2015. It includes a primary school (preparatory to year 6) and a secondary school (years 7 to 12). The school is associated with the Anglican Church of Australia.

The school's Overall Position and NAPLAN results have seen Flinders named in local, state and national media as one of the top 100 schools in Australia, top 10 schools in Queensland and highest-achieving school in the Sunshine Coast.[3]


The Music Department has two orchestral rehearsal rooms, a computer lab, eight solo to quartet practise rooms, a locker room, a lendable instrumental storage room and department office. There are five class music teachers and 24 private instrumental teachers. In year 3, students learn to play the recorder, and in year 4 are given a choice of violin, viola or cello. The annual school production alternates between a musical and series of age-segregated one-act plays, both of which are (as of 2012) staged in the college's 600 seat performance centre, as is the year 6 (formerly year 7) musical. The performance centre is also used to present concerts and recitals by touring artists.[4] The school has ten musical groups, including three string orchestras, three choirs and four wind ensembles. Several independent, student-run ensembles also exist, including the saxophone, vocal quartets and flute ensemble.


The Students are divided into 4 (primary) and 8 (secondary) houses, each named after a notable Australian person:

House Namesake Colour
Freeman Cathy Freeman, Olympic sprinter      Silver
Milton Michael Milton, Paralympic skier      White
Rafter Patrick Rafter, tennis player      Navy Blue
Thomas Petria Thomas, Olympic swimmer      Jade
House Namesake Colour
Bradman Sir Donald Bradman, cricketer      Navy Blue
Chisholm Caroline Chisholm, humanitarian      White
Helpmann Sir Robert Helpmann, dancer      Yellow
Mawson Douglas Mawson, explorer      Silver
McCubbin Frederick McCubbin, artist      Maroon
Oliphant Mark Oliphant, physicist      Red
Sutherland Dame Joan Sutherland, opera singer      Sky Blue
Thiele Colin Thiele, author      Jade


  1. ^ Matthew Flinders Anglican College appoints new Principal, Matthew Flinders Anglican College
  2. ^ History, Matthew Flinders Anglican College
  3. ^ Non Government Schools Guide. "Matthew Flinders Anglican College". Non Government Schools Guide. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "School realises 11-year dream" by Warren Lynam, Sunshine Coast Daily, 11 February 2012

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