The Student Investiture Assembly is a celebration held for the QACI community to recognise the new leaders, and the integrity, respect and teamwork that makes the QACI community the incredible place it is. With a surge in student numbers to the campus, the Year 10s were in the studio whilst the Year 11s and 12s were in the theatre with the QACI spirit still strong and present. It was wonderful to gather as a community again, following the disruption of the previous year.
The 2021 Investiture Assembly started with an address by our Principal Mrs Karen Casey, who asked us to consider what being a leader meant, and how we 'model the way' in our friendships, and in our community. She encouraged us to 'walk the talk' and reflect on how we can be guided in our leadership journey by the Pillars of Passion - Principled, Persistence, Preparedness, Pride, Passion, and Positivity.
It was then time to celebrate the achievements of our QACI flock, as we celebrated and cheered on our 2021 leadership teams. We congratulated the ICT and Tech teams, the Student Media team, the Connect Mentors and House Managers, the Year 12 Student Directors and of course, our 2021 Year 12 cohort, who are all leaders in their own right.
Between the presentations, we were treated to musical performances by Toby Sheppard, Aarya Dath and Pippa Barling, who wowed us with their talents. The 2020 International Baccalaureate Dux was announced as Amor Wei, who delivered some inspiring words by way of Mrs Casey. Congratulations to Amor on a fabulous achievement.
We all left the theatre feeling motivated and encouraged for the year ahead, especially following the Year 12 Representative Surya Sharma-Brymer's inspiring speech. He reminded us not to take our time at QACI for granted, and to ask for help when we need it, because the QACI community will always be there to support us when we need it.
The Investiture Assembly was a great opportunity for all of QACI to come together and celebrate each other and the famous QACI culture we're all so proud of. Thank you for to everyone who made the event a success!
...article written by Anna Ryley, Year 11