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Welcome

…from our Principal

Michelle Crofts

I am delighted to welcome you to our new MFG website, which we will be expanding further in coming months. I hope you will find it to be an interesting window into our school and a useful source of information, whether you are a current or prospective parent or student.

This is an exciting time to be part of Matthew Flinders Girls. Over recent years we have developed innovative new digital technology subjects, introduced a new well-being focus and built a strong STEAM program. We’ve also set up a new leadership structure, visited our sister schools in Reunion Island and Lombok, seen our talented Sweethearts band win international acclaim and built a wonderful inner-city garden.  And, we’ve been busy planning for an extensive renovation of our old buildings, which will deliver fantastic new learning, collaboration and recreational spaces for our students.

Our students, staff and parents all play a vital role in creating and contributing to the MFG community in different but complementary ways:

  • our students, through their involvement in school life and the way they support one another
  • our staff, through their profound influence on learning, and helping our students to be their best
  • our parents and carers, through their support of our girls’ experiences, challenges and opportunities at school.

If you are already a part of our school community, I thank you for the role you play and I welcome your ongoing participation in the busy life of MFG.

If you are considering sending your daughter to MFG, I encourage you to read this site, attend our Information Sessions and sign up for a tour of the school. When you visit us, you might be interested to see our new buildings taking shape, or find out about our comprehensive curriculum or hear about our wide range of camps and activities. However, interesting as these things are, I do hope you can get a sense of our wonderful community, with its spirit of sisterhood and mutual support, as I believe it is this that makes MFG a truly special place for your daughter’s secondary education.

 

 … our School Council President

Juliet Williams

On behalf of the Matthew Flinders Girls’ Secondary College Council, may I warmly welcome you to the MFG community.

The College Council meets about eight times each year and it consists of members of the College executive, elected staff members, elected parents and (invited) community members.  Our student leaders attend Council meeting also.

The Council assists in the efficient governance of the College by ensuring its decisions are in the best interests of our students, seeking to enhance the educational opportunities of our students and ensuring the Council complies with the requirements of the Education Act.

The Council:

  • helps to establish the broad direction and vision of the College
  • approves the annual budget and monitors expenditure
  • develops and periodically reviews various school policies
  • ensures the school’s grounds and facilities are properly maintained and
  • informs itself of, and takes account of, the views of the community.

If you are interested in supporting our wonderful school by serving on the Council, please let our Principal Ms Michelle Crofts know.  Please don’t be shy!

 

... and our students.

Hello! I’m Brynnie, 2018 School Captain, and having been at Matthew Flinders Girls’ since 2013, and I feel that choosing MFG was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

I love our friendly and supportive atmosphere. I find that students here are very accepting of difference – MFG is a place where you can be yourself and you’re sure to find like-minded friends.

From year 7 to year 12, student voices are always respected and listened to. The all-female environment helps girls to feel confident about speaking up. Student leaders and staff are always ready to listen to any concerns. As School Captain, I’m planning to have more student forums and surveys so we can make decisions based on what’s important to the whole MFG community.

MFG offers unique opportunities that appeal to a variety of interests. We celebrate Environment week, Girls’ Education week, Cultural Diversity week and STEM week – last year we enjoyed a performance from a dancing robot at Assembly!

Throughout my time here I’ve had fantastic teachers who are always happy to offer extra help and support. I’m a member of the school creative writing club and we’ve been very fortunate to have several workshops with visiting writer Lia Hills.

Why not come for a visit? We’ll show you what a friendly place MFG is!

Welcome to MFG. I am Megan, 2018 School Captain, and I believe that Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College is a fantastic school that makes each student’s high school journey a positive experience. It has a very inclusive and supportive environment and offers students countless opportunities both within and outside of the college.

Throughout my past five years of high school, Matthew Flinders has provided an inclusive and positive atmosphere for all students. There is a wonderful support network within the college that strives to ensure every students’ high school experience is as enjoyable as possible.

There are a large number of opportunities available for students, ranging from overseas trips and camps, to sporting events and various other activities. Each one of these opportunities is a fantastic and worthwhile experience that enable students to develop new skills and encourages them to take initiative. As well as being able to take part in extra-curricular activities, Matthew Flinders also provides the chance to form new friendships and be a part of a welcoming environment.

For me, Matthew Flinders has been beneficial as it has enabled me to grow and develop as an individual. I would certainly recommend Matthew Flinders as a school that supports and fosters learning development.