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Performance and achievements

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​​​Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus (QACI) enables learners to work toward achievements based on merit in a non-competitive environment. Students are engaged in a broad range of opportunities and we congratulate students on their dedication and commitment to their personal and academic endeavours.



2021 Highlights

Community engagement

  • Level 7 International Student Lounge and Level 2 QACI Central Student Hub Refurbishment.
  • QACI Student representative Youth Champion for Queensland’s Youth Advisory Council.
  • QACI Student representative for the annual Lord Mayor Youth Advisory Council.
  • 4 Students worked in collaboration with Kids Help Line and Channel 10 providing strategies for dealing with peer pressure in a short film documentary.
  • 3 students participated in the Bullying. No Way! video Bullying is Never Okay for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.
  • 4 Students participated in the Multicultural Australian School Program to reduce discrimination with multicultural Australia.
  • 168 students attend the three-day Year 10 Induction Camp at the Maroochy Waterfront Camp and Conference Centre.
  • Aquafest school swimming carnival.
  • Runfest / Funfest cross country community event.
  • Talentfest school community talent carnival.
  • Flockfest whole school community end of year celebrations.
  • Student Community participation in Harmony Week.
  • Student Community participation in the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.
  • Student Community participation in International Women’s Day.
  • Student Community participation in Pride Month Campus Celebrations.
  • Student Community participation in Book Week and International Literacy Day.
  • Student Community participation and recognition of NAIDOC Week.
  • Student Community participation in Queensland Mental Health Week.
  • Student Community participation in Fun with Friends International Student Connectivity Event.
  • QACI P&C Fundraiser / Friendraiser Trivia Night
  • Student-led QACI Drag Race Initiative in support of LGBTI Legal Services.
  • 40+ Year 11 students attend Year 11 Leadership Camp at Stradbroke Island.
  • Year 11 Positive Education Program Unleashing Personal Potential – City Scavenger Hunt.
  • Aspire Awards Community Celebrations.
  • Student Investiture Assembly.
  • Year 12 Graduation Community Celebration.
  • Year 12 Formal.
  • Year 11 Semi-Formal.
  • ANZAC Day Commemorative Assembly and Student Representation at the ANZAC Commemorative School Service.
  • QACI Community Vegetable Garden in partnership with Kelvin Grove Urban Village and Community Queensland.
  • Year 10, 11 and 12 Debating Teams competed in the Queensland Debating Union school-level debating.
  • Community engagement in the Department of Education’s Annual School Opinion Survey.
  • 2 Students represented QACI in the Met Northwest Swimming Carnival, with one student qualifying for the Regionals.
  • Year 11 student represented Met North in baseball

  • Year 10 student represented QACI at the Northwest District hockey trials.
  • 5 students participated in the World’s Greatest Shave raising over $1000 for Cancer Council.
  • 2 students participated in Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project to create wigs with real hair for cancer patients.
  • QACI Student participation in the Brisbane Primary School’s City Cluster Leadership and Legacy Project.
  • Successful student entry into the Start QUT Program introducing and allowing students to commence early university studies.
  • QACI engagement in the Virtual Agents Forum to over 100 international Asian Agents for International Student placement into Australian schools

Music

  • All music students participated in the 2-day Music Composition Camp.

  • Music students and student-led ensembles perform – Starry Nights Music Night.

  • Year 11 Music Students compose original score for the Year 11 Theatre ensemble production of Mother Courage and her Children.

  • Student-led ensembles and Music students performed in the Creative Ensembles Music Showcase

  • Student-led ensembles and Music students performed in the Celebration Music Night.

  • Year 12 students performed in the Year 12 IB Music Solo Recitals.

  • Year 12 students performed in Music Composition Showcase.

  • Year 10 and 11 music students performed in Music Solo Recitals.

  • 20+ students participated in CGEN Department of Education’s Creative Generation State Schools Onstage.

  • QACI Student Composition piece performed by the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Score IT Competition: Film Harmonic.

  • 6 Music Students recognised in QUT’s Vermillion High Music Competition, receiving recording packages.

  • QACI Student performs National Anthem at the Queensland Governor General’s Official Swearing in Ceremony.

  • 4 Music Students perform in The Queensland Pops Orchestra Celtic Spectacular at QPAC with Vocal Manoeuvres Academy Chorus.

  • 3 QACI Students awarded leadership positions with the Australian Girls Choir for 2022.

  • Year 12 music student selected as finalist in the Band that Brisbane Built Competition

  • Year 12 students performed in the Year 12 IB Music Solo recitals.

Film

  • Year 12 Experimental Film Screening
  • Year 11 iHuman (Year 10 2020 Films) and Micro Documentary Film Screening.
  • Year 12 students showcased their final Year 12 Individual Project, Cinematica.
  • Year 10 (2021) iHuman Film Screening.
  • Year 11 and 12 Film Students attended 3-day Film Camp at Natural Bridge.
  • Year 10 students participated in specialised editing workshops with film and moving-image artists.

Theatre

  • 19 Year 12 Theatre Students perform Butoh, collaborating with International
  • Butoh Performer and Educator, Mark Hill – Kannon
  • 30 Year 11 Theatre Students perform Epic Theatre – Mother Courage and Her Children in collaboration with QACI Music Students.
  • 21 Year 12 Theatre Students perform Spontaneous Human Combustion
  • 28 Year 11 Theatre students perform in the Absurd Theatre Showcase
  • 28 Year 11 Theatre students engage in a week-long Butoh intensive with International Butoh Performer and Educator, Mark Hill
  • 29 Year 10 Theatre Students perform Australian Gothic Theatre – Hoods and Children of the Black Skirt
  • 2 students performed in Metamorphosis for Queensland Theatre’s Youth Ensemble Program
  • 3 students in Rhinoceros for Australian Acting Academy
  • 1 student performed in a showcase for La Boite Theatre Company

Dance

  • Year 11 and Year 12 Dance Students perform in the contemporary dance production – Launch 2021.

  • Year 11 and Year 12 Dance students participated in the Dance Lab Intensive 2-day workshops.

  • Year 10 and Year 11 Dance students perform in contemporary dance production – Momentum.

  • Year 12 Dance students performed in the contemporary dance production – Propel

  • 1 student selected for Merge Dance Theatre Company 2021

  • Year 11 Dance students participated in guest workshop with Andrea Lam from Dance Masala

  • Year 11 Dance students participated in guest workshop with QACI Alumni Sebastien Golenko, cast member in the Australian production of Westside Story.

Visual Arts

  • Year 12 Visual Art student collaborated with Brisbane City Council on the Brisbane Artforce Project.

  • 86 Year 11 and Year 12 Visual Arts students exhibited in the Visual Art Big Day In Exhibition, Gallery 61.

  • 86 Year 11 and Year 12 Visual Arts students participated in the Visual Arts Big Day in with 5 practising Visual Artists.

  • 47 Year 10 and 43 Year 11 Visual Arts Students attend excursion to GOMA for the Gordon Bennett exhibition.

  • Staff Visual Art Exhibition of Creative Endeavour, Gallery 61 – Avocation.

  • 43 Year 12 students exhibited in the Final Year 12 Art Exhibition, exIBit.

  • 47 Year 10 students exhibited in the Year 10 Visual Arts Mark Making exhibition, Gallery 61.

  • 43 Year 11 students exhibited in the Year 11 Abstract Art exhibition, Gallery 61.

  • 47 Year 10 students exhibited in the Year 10 Printmaking our Identity exhibition, Gallery 61.

  • 43 Year 11 students exhibited in the Year 11 Ritual exhibition, Gallery 61.
    2021 Department of Education CGen Excellence in Visual Arts winner Arlo Tarry for their artwork ‘Dysphoric Perceptions’

  • Year 12 Visual Arts student selected for external exhibition – Disturbia at the Bib n Brace Gallery                       

  • Year 11 Visual Arts student achieved “Highly Commended” in the Junior Brisbane Portrait Prize, 2022

  • Year 12 Visual Arts student received a scholarship to study Fine Art at QUT.

Design Technology 

  • All Design Technology students participated in the QACI Design Day workshops with 9 industry experienced experts in their chosen field of Design.
  • 4 Science and Design Students participated in the Albany Hills State School Science Day.
  • Year 12 Design Student attends week-long work experience at Conrad Gargett Architects following success at QACI Design Day.
  • QACI Design and ESS Students attended talks with Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management Hon. Trevor Evans

Science

  • QACI student Ambassadors representing QACI at the Department of Education 2021 STEM Girl Power Initiative

  • QACI QUT STEM Enrichment Program with Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

  • Year 10 Science Excursion to Dreamworld.

  • 4 Students successfully attended the University of Queensland’s Biology Winter School Program.

  • Student Community participation in Scinema as part of National Science Week at QACI.

  • 8 students selected to work with QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI QUT) Research Program as part of QACI’s education out of the classroom (EOTC) program.

  • 4 Science and Design Students participated in the Albany Hills State School Science Day

ICT

  • Students participated in weekly workshops in the IB Learner Program for 2 semesters to enhance ICT skills including use of digital resources for assignments and Extended Essay, development of digital books, ethical use of technology and use of Photoshop.

  • 20 students participated in a semester program of coding workshops as part of the Year 10 Enrichment program

Languages

  • 1 Student participated in the James Cook University Academy of Modern Languages.
  • 4 Students participated in the University of Queensland Institute of Modern Languages.
  • 1 Student awarded Silver in the MLTAQ Speech Competition
  • 1 Student participated in the AML Course

Alumni

  • 2011 QACI Alumni Sam Lara co-directed ABC Documentary Laura’s Choice.
    Sponsorship of the Inspired Learner Award Aspire Awards Ceremony.

  • 2008 QACI Alumni Lachlan Snow awarded QACI Alumnus of the Year Award for his work and involvement with the Arts and Culture in under resourced communities.

  • Alumni Tutor program

  • Alumni-led Adobe workshops for new Year 10 Students in the creative suite of products (photoshop, premiere pro, Illustrator).

  • 2008 QACI Alumni Milan Gandhi awarded the 2022 Lee Liberman John Monash Scholarship.

  • 2020 QACI alumni exhibit at GoMA in the Queensland Department of Education Creative Generation Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts

  • 2020 QACI Alumni Ruby Sinclair, Monique Van Ingen, Yi Han exhibited at GOMA in exhibition as award winners in the 2021 Creative Generation Excellence in Visual Arts.

  • 2020 QACI Alumni Indiah Morris launches her own Theatre company The Drawer Productions with debut work Shelter performing in the Anywhere Theatre Festival

  • 2020 QACI Alumni Sascha selected as finalist in the 97.3 Band that Brisbane Built Competition

  • Alumni panel presentation at Queensland Academies Staff Interaction Network (QASINet) with a focus on networking for positive and productive professional futures.

University Destinations for 2022

Our 2021 graduates are prepared for study and are pursuing a variety of industries with entry confirmed into the following university courses for 2022.

​Course
University
​Bachelor of Paramedic and Nursing
​Australian Catholic University
​Bachelor of Screen Production
​Excelsia College and Sydney Film School
​Bachelor of Music (Jazz, Voice)
​Griffith Conservatorium of Music
​Bachelor of Film
​Griffith University
​Bachelor of Forensic Science
​Griffith University
​Bachelor of Primary Education
​Griffith University
​Bachelor of Visual Art & Business
​Griffith University
​Bachelor of Design
​Griffith University
Acting
Queensland Conservatorium
​Bachelor of Drama
​QUT
​Bachelor of Optometry
​QUT
​Bachelor of Film
​QUT
​Bachelor of Design
​QUT
​Bachelor of Psychology and Nursing
​QUT
​Bachelor of Business and Law
​QUT
​Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
​QUT
​Bachelor of Design
​RMIT
​Bachelor of Business
​University of Singapore
​Bachelor of Science
​University of Melbourne
​Bachelor of Medicine
​University of Newcastle
​Bachelor of Business
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Maths and Music
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Science and Law
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Arts (Science)

University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Arts (English)
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Engineering
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Arts (Law)
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Nursing
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Biomedical Science
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Speech Pathology
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Health Sciences
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Wildlife Services
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Engineering
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
​University of Queensland
​Bachelor of Teaching
​University of Southern Queensland



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Last reviewed 14 June 2022
Last updated 14 June 2022