The Student Investiture Assembly for 2019 was one that will
not be forgotten.
From motivating speeches, musical numbers and tears being
shed, it was an event that the QACI community will hold in our hearts. On the
14th of February 2019, also known as Valentine’s Day, QACI officially
welcomed the new leaders of the school for 2019.
This day has always been a crucial part of the school’s calendar,
as it commemorates, acknowledges and congratulates the leadership team, academics
and students that have worked tirelessly to be where they are today.
The event first began with our principal, Gavin Bryce,
giving his first official speech to the whole school. As usual, the speech was beautiful,
filled with lots of inspiration to motivate everyone for the new year.
The event then continued to recognise the numerous amounts
of students that had been selected to be a part of the leadership team for this
year. These included the ICT Student Leaders, Media Team, House Managers and
Connect Representatives, who each were welcomed graciously by the school.
Our musical performance for the event was by Alexandra
Bolland, which was a beautiful cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘The Edge of Glory’ which
left everyone in the audience speechless and was received by a standing ovation.
The Student Directors and the Year 12 Leadership Cohort of
2019 were the final students to be presented, which was a bittersweet moment
for many of the students. After years of tireless work, they’ve finally made
Following that, we had the most moving speeches by our two
2018 International Baccalaureate Dux Award Recipients, Clementine Jemmott and
Jasmine Regan Feldman, who moved the crowd with their speeches on the results
and rewards of hard work, giving everyone the boost of encouragement, they need
for the new year.
Our final speech was by our Year 12 Representative Student for
2019, Wenonah Van Damme, who’s emotional speech brought tears to our eyes, on
her love for the school and how much it meant to her.
It was an absolute pleasure to see all the year levels come
together as a flock of geese for the first time in 2019.
In QACI we are known for being supportive of our fellow
peers and continuously bringing our QACI spirit, in being clever, creative and
This assembly truly showed the true essence of
QACI spirit and the support that we have for our classmates.
...article written by Ashwini Kangatharan, Year 11