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Geelong’s only all girls’ state school

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Leading all-girls
government school

We’re the only Year 7-12 Government Girls’ School outside of Melbourne

Located in the
heart of Geelong

Our central location enables easy access to the city’s vibrant cultural precinct, sporting amenities and outdoor facilities

Students from
all regions

You can select us as your first preference no matter where you live because we are your closest Girls’ State School

Innovative teaching &

Our curriculum exposes students to a broad range of subjects in the early years, before providing a more individualised program from Year 9

Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College

Matthew Flinders Girls is a leading school for girls in the Greater Geelong region. We offer a positive and engaging educational experience in a community that is welcoming and supportive of students from all walks of life.

Our school has been part of the Geelong community for over 160 years. While we are proud of our rich heritage, we are also renowned for our innovative teaching and forward-looking programs. In 2019 we completed an $8.3 million modernisation and building works that transformed our learning areas into modern spaces that enhance creativity, collaboration and engagement.

We have a strong track record of academic excellence and many of our students have gone on to be lawyers, scientists, academics, musicians, doctors, teachers and researchers. Equally, we celebrate the successful applied learning paths that students take as a result of our partnership with The Gordon, Geelong’s award-winning TAFE institution.

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Year 7 Enrolment

Matthew Flinders Girls’ is a community for all; we are non-denominational, inclusive, and create an environment that gives all girls a go.

When choosing Matthew Flinders Girls’ as a Secondary School for your daughter, it’s important to know that we are the only Government girls school outside of Melbourne, we are not region specific and we are free of school zoning.

Grade 6 girls from all primary schools – government, independent and Catholic – in the Greater Geelong region are welcome to apply for a place in Year 7.  For 2025 enrolment, applications open Week 1 of Term 2 in your Grade 6 year. Click the learn more button below to find out more about the process and timings.

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Matthew Flinders Girls is a member of The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools and offers the accredited Select Entry Advanced Learning Program in Years 7, 8 & 9.

Our program harnesses Positive Psychology, embracing elements of altruism, risk-taking, gratitude and resilience. Academically, students will learn to use visual thinking routines, undertake tasks that ‘dig deeper’ into concepts and foster a ‘yet’ attitude; “I haven’t mastered something yet, but I will with continued persistence, effort and hard-work.” The program also empowers students to develop their personal and social character through goal-setting and other community service activities. 

To gain entry into our SEAL program a student must show they are curious, keen to learn and willing to support their peers to learn too, alongside being involved in co-curricular activities outside of school. In addition, they will need to complete an examination and undertake an interview.

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Located in the heart of Geelong

Here at Matthew Flinders Girls’ we create unique, supportive and community-minded learning environments. We encourage individuality and challenge each student to be the best they can be.

Our central location enables easy access to the city’s vibrant cultural precinct, excellent sporting amenities and the world-class sailing and outdoor facilities at Geelong’s iconic waterfront.

We are widely recognised for our wonderful music program and our famous school band, The Sweethearts, has won accolades around the world. Our extra-curricular programs offer a rich array of opportunities in sport, sister-school exchanges, performing arts and student leadership.

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