Matthew Flinders Anglican College
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|Matthew Flinders Anglican College|
|Stringybark Rd, Buderim, Queensland, Australia|
|Motto||"Faith, Skill, Endeavour"|
|Principal||Mr Stuart Meade (2017)|
|Hours in school day||6:30|
|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.
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. 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.
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The Students are divided into 4 (primary) and 8 (secondary) houses, each named after a notable Australian person:
|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|
|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|
- Matthew Flinders Anglican College appoints new Principal, Matthew Flinders Anglican College
- History, Matthew Flinders Anglican College
- Non Government Schools Guide. "Matthew Flinders Anglican College". Non Government Schools Guide. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- "School realises 11-year dream" by Warren Lynam, Sunshine Coast Daily, 11 February 2012