During Term 3, Year 11 students who were applied for a leadership position at QACI were invited to attend a leadership camp at Stradbroke Island. Students attend camp and various activities are undertaken to assist students with the development of their leadership capabilities.
Rachel Yee, Year 11 attended the Leadership Camp and here is her reflection.
As part of the
selection process, students who applied for a position of Student
Director for 2020 were invited to attended the QACI leadership camp at Stradbroke Island.
It was the best
experience and we all learned many different things about what it means
to be a leader. Three days at Stradbroke Island went by so fast.
Whilst on camp we all got to know a little bit
more about each other after cooperating in team building activities and
just hanging out in our spare time.
preparations that had to be done before the camp such as, each camp group
coming up with different leadership activities and researching a given
topic to share knowledge with everyone else. All
the activities were so creative and a lot of fun. The discussions led
by Mr Bryce after each activity were so meaningful as it opened up many
different perspectives about leadership. Throughout the camp, we got to
walk around as one large group and enjoy the
priceless view on the island while getting some ice-cream! Prior to the walk
we swam at the beach and played in the sand. We also went 'stargazing' on
the beach the night before. It was a great experience.
One of my
highlights in the camp was when in our spare time everyone chose to hang
out in the common area after dinner and participated in a ping pong
competition (including the teachers). Seeing everyone
supporting and cheering for each other was so wholesome and a great end
to each night. The camp overall was so much fun that it felt surreal going back to school on the last day of the trip.
...article written by Rachel Yee, Year 11