As the first big event of the year, everyone was looking forward to Aquafest in Term 1, especially the Year 10s who have not experienced a whole school event at QACI yet. However, due to unsafe weather conditions, our school swimming carnival - Aquafest was cancelled.
Fortunately, the school recognised that everyone had been working hard on the synchronised swimming dances and this hard work could not go to waste, so on Thursday 24 May, the whole school came together in the theatre to perform.
Students were encouraged to wear their House colours and bring all their spirit to earn points for their respective Houses. It was great to see all the costumes while walking through the hallways as it brought an exciting energy to the event.
Matjiin started off with a bang, performing multiple Taylor Swift songs (a personal favourite of mine), and their salsa dancing was amazing and really entertaining; they definitely brought their House spirit .
Next was Vivezza whose performances featured different characters, from The Wizard of Oz to Minions. They had amazing choreography and costumes and an enjoyable highlight was watching all the Vivezza teachers dress up and perform as characters in the performance!
Eveiller came in first with the Year 10s performing Let it grow from the Lorax which told a really cute story, and the 11s and 12s performing to Green Light by Lorde, featuring incredible choreography and energy.
Before I went on to perform, I was actually really nervous having the whole school watching and having never been on the QACI stage before, but everyone was really encouraging and even though I was only really on the stage for about 20 seconds the energy was amazing. I am now even more excited for the upcoming Runfest to get the full experience of a whole school QACI event. It felt great being supported on the stage and to support others when they were performing. It was a great experience receiving overwhelming encouragement from all the students and being a part of the QACI culture for the first time.
Overall, I feel like I made a lot more connections within my House and the energy of this Aquafest re-imagined was amazing. It was great being able to see people share their talents, and just have fun and enjoy the moment, which is something really unique to QACI.
…article written by Maddie Henderson, Year 10.