Performance and achievements


Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus (QACI) enables learners to work toward achievements based on merit in a non-competitive environment. Students are engaged in a broad range of opportunities and we congratulate students on their dedication and commitment to their personal and academic endeavours.

2017 highlights

Community engagement

  • Aquafest school community swimming carnival.
  • Four students participated in the research on the supply and demand within the Education Market for Australian Screen Content by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Digital Media Research Centre.
  • Teacher professional development for Approaches to Teaching and Learning at the Singapore School of the Arts.
  • One student achieved first place in the U17 Women's Beach Volleyball State Championships at the Gold Coast.
  • Eight Year 10 and Year 11 students representing QACI in the Senior Schools Volleyball Cup, Carrara placing 4th in Division 3.
  • Three students representing QACI at the District Swimming Trials as part of Metropolitan North Sports.
  • One hundred and seventeen Year 10 students completed their Certificate III in Active Volunteering.
  • Two student semi-finalists in the Evatt, Australia's largest model UN Security Council competition.
  • Two Year 10 students participated in the Brisbane City Council 2017 Green Heart Schools’ student Environmental Leadership Program (SELN) winning an all access tour of Urban Utilities with CEO for their video submission 'About Waste'
  • Student Speaker Series with Anouk Wipprecht, designer in the emerging field of FashionTech and Sanoop Luke, Partnerships Manager YouTube as part of the Myriad Festival 2017 – Queensland Government Advance Queensland initiative
  • QACI students celebrate Harmony Day.
  • Two teachers from QACI’s professional learning community attended the Apple Distinguished Schools Summit, St Hilda’s Gold Coast.
  • Twelve teachers attend the International Baccalaureate (IB) Brisbane Science Teachers Network meeting hosted at QACI.
  • Year 10 student selected in the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Under 17's Australian Women's National Football Team - The Junior Matildas.
  • One student competed in the Queensland Ice Skating Championships qualifying for team participation in the National Championships, qualifying for the Junior World Championships in 2018.
  • Two students perform for the annual P&Cs QLD State Conference in Brisbane.
  • QACI teams up with Institute of Culinary Excellence (ICE) to provide its community healthy, wholesome and homemade daily breakfast and lunch menu options.
  • VOX performed for the audience at the Queensland Secondary Principals’ Association (QSAP) Annual Conference in Brisbane.
  • Gallery 61 host space for 5 external Visual Arts exhibitions.


  • Thirteen students selected as part of the Creative Generation State Schools OnStage (CGEN) spectactular.
  • Four students selected to film the Festival of Tibet at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
  • Twenty six students performed in the 'Songs of Freedom concert' music ensemble as part of the Festival of Tibet at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
  • All music students participated in the QACI Music Composition Camp.
  • Eight students selected to perform in the core choir as part of the Creative Generation State Schools Onstage spectacular.
  • Recall.Ten QACI Alumni 10 year anniversary Music Showcase Event.
  • 1968 Creative Ensembles Music Showcase.
  • Music of the Stage Creative Ensembles Music Showcase.
  • Two Year 11 Music students selected as finalists in the Queensland Music Festival ScoreIT Plus competition. One student awarded third place and 1 student awarded highly commended.
  • Year 12 music students performing in their culminating music composition and performance works for the Year 12 Music Showcase.
  • One student received highly commended for string solo (16-18 years) and senior string solo championship (15-18 years); second Place performing with Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra, and highly commended with chamber strings at the Sunshine Coast Music Eisteddfod.
  • One student selected at section leader Violas with the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra.
  • Two music students performed in Queensland state P&Cs annual Queensland conference.
  • Year 11 music students participated in the Positive Mind-set Creative Arts Festival.
  • Year 11 music student selected to participate in The Kings Singers Summer School in the UK with Vocal Manoeuvres Academy.
  • Year 11 music student selected among 15 state finalists in the #CGEN Voices Soloist State Final which was staged at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.


  • Year 11 MicroDocumentary Film Showcase - iHuman.
  • Year 12 French New Wave Film Showcase.
  • Year 11 Film Showcase – The Monster Within.
  • Forty Year 11 Film students attended 3 day film immersion camp at Bornhoffen Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC).
  • Year 12 Film students showcased their culminating Film works for Cinematica 10, as part of the Triptych 2017 Showcase.


  • Year 10 students participated in a Suzuki Theatre Intensive Workshop.
  • Year 12 students worked with dramaturg Kathryn Kelly on their Collaborative Projects.
  • Five student theatre ensembles, 16 students participated in the Brisbane Anywhere Theatre Festival.
  • 'If Only' Year 12 Theatre Ensemble received one of thirteen awards in the Brisbane Anywhere Theatre Festival.
  • Year 11 Individual student Theatre Performances East Meets West.
  • Year 11 Epic Cabaret Theatre Performances.
  • Year 10 host Lucas Stibbard in a lecture and consultation on their Living Libraries piece.
  • Year 10 Theatre Performances Living Libraries.
  • Year 12 Theatre Performances 'Simple Mess'.
  • Year 11 Theatre performances 'Beckett’s Shorts'.
  • Year 10 Theatre ensemble performance 'The Howl'.
  • Year 11 students work for a week with international artist Mark Hill in Butoh.
  • Year 10 Theatre student selected for the development and filming of the UK-based theatre company, Curious Directive’s play, Frogman.
  • Year 11 Theatre student selected to work in the collaborative project between Screen Queensland and Stan on a new Australian movie with Australian Writer and Producer Stephen Lance.
  • Year 10 Film and Theatre student received major championship awards for the 'Best Dramatic Performance’, Best Comic Performance’, Best Storytelling Performance and Senior Youth Scholarship (13 to 18 years) Runner-Up Champion' at the Wynnum Manly Theatre Eisteddford and the 15 years and over aggregate trophy at the Murwillumbah Theatre Eisteddford.
  • Collaborated with contemporary theatre company The Danger Ensemble to stage its acclaimed production of Macbeth.
  • Theatre students worked in production roles (assistant Stage Manager, Assistant to the Director) for the sell out season of The Danger Ensemble’s 'The Hamlet Apocalypse'.
  • Four students featured in Amanda Palmer’s video clip Grown Man Cry
  • One student awarded an offer (with scholarship) from the American Academy of dramatic art in LA.
  • Two independent theatre student ensembles selected, devised and performed in the Festival of Australian student theatre collaborative project between Screen Queensland and Stan.


  • Year 10 and Year 11 Dance students participated in the Youth Dance work 'FuRY', choreographed by Melissa Lanham with 90 dancers across the Sunshine Coast.
  • Year 10 and Year 11 Dance Showcase Momentum – a triple bill performance.

Visual Arts

  • QACI Visual Arts Educator and Practising Artist Exhibition - Confluent Decay.
  • QACI Film Educator and Practising Artist Exhibition – AMA Diving For Pearls.
  • Toowoomba based artist exhibition – Beyond the Range.
  • Beyond the Brush – Pre IB Mark Making Exhibition.
  • Printmaking our identity – Year 10 Visual Arts Exhibition.
  • Recall.Ten QACI Alumni Visual Arts and Design Technology 10 year anniversary Exhibition.
  • Year 11 Visual Arts – Deconstructed Fashion Exhibition and Fashion Show.
  • Year 11 and Year 12 Visual Arts students participated in the Visual Artists 'Big Day In' practising artists workshops.
  • Thirty Year 12 Visual Arts students exhibiting in their culminating Visual Arts works for Triptych 2017 – exIBit.
  • Four students exhibited their IB Diploma artworks at the Brisbane Institute of Art (BIA) Windsor for the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Arts.
  • Two students selected to exhibited their works at the Gallery of Modern Art 2018 as part of the Creative Generational Excellence Awards in Visual Arts (Exhibition 21 April 2018 - 29 July 2018).
  • Foundation QACI educator and Head of Department Arts and Signature Creative Identity selected as a member the teacher selection panel for the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art.
  • Student Leaders from Windsor State School worked collaboratively with our IB Learners to plan a charity fundraising project for Guide Dogs Australia.

English / Mathematics / Science

  • Year 11 students attended lunch with the scientists at the Translational Research Institute – National Science Week.
  • Cafe Scientifique – National Science Week.
  • CSIRO Virtual Classroom – National Science Week The Future is in Good Hands – Teenage Scientists Talk – National Science Week.
  • Ten students selected to attend a Creative Writing Masterclass in collaboration with Kelvin Grove State High School with highly-regarded international poets: Sierra Demulder and Bill Moran (from the US).
  • Two students selected in the Brisbane City Council's Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) – working on projects to keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable.
  • One Year 12 student awarded the Queensland Young Writers Award (Age 15-17).
  • Establishment of the Annual Poetry Slam Competition at QACI.


  • One student received a fully paid scholarship to attend the University of Queensland’s Institute of Modern Languages (IML) French Summer Workshop.
  • Two French students participation in the Education Queensland's 2017 -18 Queensland-Quebec student Exchange Program.
  • Seventeen Year 11 students participated in the Spanish Language Acquisition Study Tour.
  • Fourteen students participated in the French Language Acquisition Study Tour
  • Collège Rosalia de Castro in Santiego de Compostela Spanish Student Exchange Host Program in Brisbane.
  • French student participation in the Education Queensland’s Swiss – Queensland Student exchange program.
  • Year 10 Mandarin students connected with Hong Kong Canadian International School as part of the Education Queensland Global School Video Conferencing trial
  • Year 11 French Language Acquisition student participation in the French Film Festival.
  • Two students attended The Confucius Institute QUT Chinese Language and Culture Camp for three nights of Mandarin Language Immersion.
  • Seven students attended La Maison de Ste Claire French Cultural and Linguistics Immersion Centre.
  • Seven students participated in the Annual Alliance Française poetry competition 'Le Concours de Chanson et de Poésie 2017' with 1 student awarded the Premier Prix, 1 student awarded Troisième prix, 1 student awarded Deuxième prix, and four students awarded Mention Bien.
  • One hundred and seven Year 10 and 115 Year 11 students completed the Assessment of Language Competence (ALC).
  • Four Year 11 IB Spanish students took part in the 2017 Gold Coast Languages Speech Contest, with one student placing second.


  • Formation and launch of the QACI Alumni Association (QAA).
  • Inaugural sponsorship of the Inspired Learner Award for selected graduate at ASPIRE.
  • Launch of QACI Alumni of the Year Award – recipient Milan Gandhi (2008).
  • Engagement opportunities for alumni to lead workshops for incoming enrolments; Q and A sessions with subject classes, mentorship, one-to-one tutoring, and promotional activities.
  • Foundation alumna and University of Queensland (UQ) postgrad announced Lawyers Weekly 2017 Australian Law Student of the Year.
  • 2013 alumnus and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) postgrad announced winner of the Australian Film Television School Award for Design for a Short Film or Music Clip for her work 'Vampires'.
  • 2012 alumna and QUT Industrial Design grad selected by BMW Group in Munich for a position as Project Engineer and Front End Designer.
  • 2017 graduate offered a scholarship to study acting with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the 2 year Conservatory Program.
  • 2010 QACI alumna selected as the 2017 recipient of the Youth Award at Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards.
  • 2012 alumna and QUT Bachelor of Business (Marketing)/Bachelor of Law (Hons) undergrad selected for a summer school internship with Google at its Sydney HQ
  • 2009 alumnus publish his first novel 'The Laughing Man'.
  • Foundation alumna and one-part-of-three of The Travelling Sisters winner of the Best Comedy Award and The New Zealand Tour Ready Award.
  • 2009 alumna and dancer/actor/stuntwoman in LA selected for global TV advertising with Optus and Google.
  • 2009 QACI alumna and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Acting premieres La Boîte’s 'The Village' (assistant director) as part of the Hot Chicks with Big Brains initiative.
  • 2011 alumna and QUT Fashion Design graduate selected by the Australian High Commission Ghana to feature her designs from the 'Mirage' and 'Dreamtime' collections at the National Reconciliation Week show in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Last reviewed 16 November 2018
Last updated 16 November 2018