The Queensland Academy for Creative Industries provides a differentiated educational pathway and a rigorous, enriched academic and creative learning environment. At our Academy, students will develop skills and aptitudes necessary to become the pathmakers rather than pathtakers in the 21st century.
The Academy curriculum is rich in programs and experiences that develop a creative generation - a generation of analytical, creative leaders who demonstrate an enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and lifelong learning.
Our curriculum combines the base study of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with tertiary studies and real-time learning within cutting-edge industries, the corporate sector and the arts community.
The International Baccalaureate is a world class curriculum with an inspriational mission:
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
The Creative Industries Academy recognises and understands the needs of our students. Young people who are 14 to 17 years of age have incredible potential and drive, but need life balance. They need to laugh, play, socialise, enjoy their youth and find their identity.
The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile compliments and reinforces our beliefs and provides an aspirational platform for realising our goals for our young people.
We believe very passionately about the value of strong relationships, collaboration and compassion. Only when there exists an environment where each individual is known, understood, cared for and challenged as if they were the only enrolment, have we achieved our vision for the Academy.
As Principal, my fundamental baseline level of service is to treat each individual and provide a level of care and understanding as if they were my own son or daughter.
Our Academy also recognises that it "takes the whole village to educate a child". Our partnership with our parents is paramount and we will seek every opportunity to welcome them as part of the learning journey. If we are going to unlock the potential of our youg people and fulfil their aspirations, there needs to be a strong sense of teamwork and community about what we do. We need to harvest the fruits of the collective effort.
The detail behind this introduction is waiting to be unpacked within this website. I invite you to explore further our exciting, future-orientated innovation in state education.
Mr John Jose
Queensland Academy for Creative Industries