Discovery Workshops


Queensland Academies Creative Industries announces new Open Day Discovery Workshops to help students in Years 8 and 9 explore their potential across the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

These workshops will run on Saturday 3 March 2018 at repeated intervals of 10:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

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.

Current Years 8 and 9 students can actively engage in one or two individual sessions. The workshops, comprising of the same content will be repeated at the set interval times.

Science on the Dance Floor

Curriculum Areas – Science and Dance

Session Times 10:00 – 12:00pm | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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.

Immerse – explore – connect – collaborate – present – reflect

Reserve your place now for the Science on the Dance Floor workshop

The Museum of “Pasiòn”

Curriculum Areas – Spanish, Visual Arts and Psychology

Session Times 10:00 – 12:00pm | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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.


­Introduce – interpret – discuss – deconstruct – collaborate – present – reflect

Reserve your place now for The Museum of Pasiòn workshop


Curriculum AreasMathematics, Music and Mandarin

Session Times 10:00 – 12:00pm | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

The world is full of patterns and sequences. In mathematics – a string of objects such as numbers that follow a particular pattern. In music – a melodic or harmonic pattern that is repeated at various pitch levels. In Mandarin with the differentiated tonal sequences providing the various meanings to words.

Come and explore patterns sequences and find their relationships and links with our Mathematics, Music and Mandarin Educators in this M-cubed Discovery Workshop.


Introduce – explore – collaborate – experiment – reasoning – reflection

Reserve your place for the M-Cubed workshop

Can you start a Robot Business?

Curriculum Areas – Design Technology and Business Management

Session Times 10:00 – 12:00pm | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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.


Introduce – demonstrate – experiment – collaborate – design – analyse

Reserve your place for the Can you start a Robot Business?

Poetry in Motion!

Curriculum Areas – English and Theatre

Session Times 10:00 – 12:00pm | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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?


Introduce – interpret – analyse – deconstruct – collaborate – construct – review

Reserve your place in the Poetry in Motion workshop

Le Septième art – film en français

Curriculum Areas – French and Film

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


Introduce – discover – decide – create – present – reflect

Reserve your place in Le Septième art – film en français workshop



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