Discovery Workshops at QACI for Students in Year 9


Students in Year 9 can participate in our cross-disciplinary Discovery Workshops which enable students to experience QACI and explore their potential across the International Baccalaureate curriculum. These workshops will be held across two sessions during our Open Day on Saturday 7 March, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. (repeated content).

There are no knowledge or experience prerequisites that apply to Discovery Workshops. Designed using a cooperative approach that merges elements from different subjects these hands-on workshops provide opportunities for lateral, collaborative, and creative thinking in fun and engaging ways with our world-class educators.

Workshops are $10 per workshop and include lunch.

To book your preferred workshop download the QKR! with Masterpass via the App Store on your phone. Limited availability per workshop. Bookings are essential.

Available Workshops for students in Year 9.

Can you Build a Robot Business?

Design Technology, Business and Mathematics
10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Robots are quickly becoming a profitable business venture and a way of the future. Working collaboratively with like-minded peers and with our little robot ‘Sparky’ students will discover how to race him around a track. With creation and design of a brand, logo and slogan, will this robotic adventure turn into a profitable business? Students will explore vectoring and basic programming/syntax skills through design and learn to understand business ideas and entrepreneurial concepts.

Science on the Dance Floor

Dance and Science
10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Where do the worlds of scientific discovery and choreographic process combine? Our Science on the Dance floor workshop invites students on a journey to discover the unique cross-overs and comparisons between these two disciplines. Students will unpack scientific concepts through various dance processes and will actively adventure through the science of movement making.

Le Septième de art - film en français

Film and French
10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

A workshop that both gives students both an insight into the French New Wave genre and asks them to create a ‘mash up’ of classic New Wave Film segments, images and French cinematic phrases. Students will edit classic footage into their own trailer of 40-60 seconds to be shared with the workshop.

All stories should have a beginning, middle and end but not necessarily in that order - Jean-Luc Godard.

Yīn Yuè

Music and Mandarin
10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Join us to discover storytelling in Music and the Chinese Culture. We will explore how pitch is used to communicate meaning, both in the language and in music. Students will use their storytelling and Chinese Film knowledge to collaboratively create compositions that tell the stories of ancient Chinese legends.

Poetry in Motion

Theatre and English
10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present an experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience. Poetry in its simplest form is a literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas are given intensity with distinctive styles and rhythms of writing. Discover how we work collaboratively to explore, deconstruct and interpret a contemporary poem and create a physical construct?

The Museum of Pasión

Visual Arts, Spanish and Psychology
10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Inspired by the creative synthesis and emotions of Spanish culture, art and language, workshop participants will produce a mural artwork as they discover the formal and conceptual symbolic use of colour and language.  At the completion of the workshop students will have an appreciation of formal and conceptual art analysis and will share their collaborations, receiving and providing feedback to celebrate their learnings.


Workshops are $10 per workshop and include lunch.

To book your preferred workshop download the QKR! with Masterpass via the App Store on your phone. Limited availability per workshop and bookings are essential.

Search for QACI by typing in full, our school name 'Queensland Academies Creative Industries.

Select your workshop time along with your preferred lunch option. Lunch will be provided to students at 12pm on the day. Please note you can select 2 options in the lunch menu to indicate food choice and dietary needs.

Only one lunch order per student will be accepted, regardless of the number of workshops attending. Students can attend a workshop session at 10am and 1pm (max 2 workshops per day). Please note the 1pm workshops are a repeat of the 10am workshop.

Students will collect lunch from Level 4, Blue Goose Café at 12pm.

All workshop bookings need to be booked via QKR! with Masterpass by Thursday 5 March, 9am.

Please feel free to contact the QACI Admissions team if you have any enquiries on (07) 3552 9333 or email

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Last reviewed 29 January 2020
Last updated 29 January 2020