Performance and achievements


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.

2018 highlights

Community engagement

  • Eighteen students participated in the National Day of Action - Project Rockit initiative hosted at the State Library of Queensland with Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk sending the clear messaging: Bullying. NO WAY!

  • QACI awarded Positive Mindset Award - School Champion from the Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival.

  • Year 10 student, one of 15 globally selected to represent Australia in the Global FERMUN Conference in Geneva in January 2019.

  • One student appointed as the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Youth Member for Gympie in the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament 2018.

  • Four students created the 'Our Walk for Change' event in Brisbane with over 1500 people participating to 'Walk for Change' and encourage awareness about female safety in the community.

  • Gallery 61 providing the school community with external Visual Arts Exhibitions to create a vibrant, creative, contemporary, visual environment to meet, display and learn.

  • One student selected to join 16 delegates in the United Nations Youth Australia Emerging Leaders Program travelling across Asia.

  • Aquafest school community swimming carnival.

  • Implementation of the 'Flourishing at School' whole-school Mental Health and Well-being program for students and staff.

  • QACI Volleyball team received Silver as part of the Queensland Schools Cup Event at the Gold Coast.

  • Two students participated in the Women of the World (WOW) Festival held as part of the state-wide cultural program held in conjuction with the 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.

  • 160 students attended Year 10 Camp.

  • 210 students across Year 8 and Year 9 participated in QACI's Outreach Cross-curricular Discovery Workshops.

  • Year 12 student networking workshops with Tanya Meessmann, Founder and CEO of Girl Shaped Flames.

  • Year 12 Speaker Series – Julia O'Hagan, Journalist and Editor.

  • Three students represented QACI in Swimming at Districts as part of Metropolitan North Sports, then qualifying to the Regional Team across all 4 swimming strokes.

  • One student spoke on behalf of the Slovenian Consul of Queensland at their Slovenian Australian Academics Association Conference held at the University of Queensland.

  • One student qualified for the state championships cross country as part of their success at the Metropolitan North Sports representation.

  • Preferred venue arrangement with Drama Queensland for their annual state conference.

  • Year 11 Semi-formal

  • Year 12 Formal

  • Two student representatives at the Post Schools Expo for young people with disability

  • Annual Concept of Cosplay event to raise money for AHLE (Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis)

  • CAS initiative – Dress like a Farmer to raise funds to drought-stricken families in Australia.

  • CAS initiative – Duck Up Day to raise funds for PA Research Foundation for cancer research Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane.

  • Thirty Year 11 students participated in a Leadership Camp at North Stradbroke Island

  • Production of the first QACI Musical via extra-curricular enrichment activities.

  • Year 11 student selected in the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Under 17's Australian Women's National Football Team - The Junior Matildas.

  • One student competed in the Queensland Ice Skating Championships representing Australia at the Junior World Championships in Spain.


  • All music students attended the 2-day QACI Music Composition Camp at QACI.
  • Seven students performed Song to Earth at the Bleach Festival on the Gold Coast – a major outdoor arts festival coinciding with the 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.

  • Ten QACI students selected to participate in Qld's Creative Generation Voices with approximately 100 students across the state represented.

  • Two students awarded third place in the Creative Generation State-wide Voices competition.

  • Twenty students selected to represent QACI at the Creative Generation State Schools Onstage Spectacular.

  • 30 students worked in collaboration with the Vocal Manoeuvres Academy to produce the Essence Vocal Showcase.

  • One student received full scholarship to travel to Seattle for the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program – auditioned through the Young Conservatorium Griffith University Music Program.

  • One student participated in the I Heart Song Writing Club Showcase held at the Brisbane Queen Street Mall.

  • Fifteen students selected to participate in the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University State Honours Ensemble Program Queensland.

  • Sounds of Change Creative Ensembles Music Showcase raising funds for the Playing for Change Foundation.

  • Under the Northern Lights Creative Ensembles Music Showcase.

  • Year 12 Music Composition and performance works for the Year 12 Music Showcase.

  • Year 11 music students participated in the Positive Mind-set Creative Arts Festival.


  • Year 11 MicroDocumentary Film Showcase.

  • QACI Hosted the Short and Sweet Film Festival Finalist Event.

  • Year 12 French New Wave Film Showcase.

  • Year 10 iHuman Film Showcase.

  • Two students participated in the Race Around the Ekka Film Competition.

  • Two students win the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 Taiwan Film Festival in Brisbane.

  • Year 11 Film Showcase – The Monster Within.

  • 40 Year 11 Film Students attended 3 day film immersion camp at Natural Bridge.

  • Year 12 film student was chosen to showcase film at Bond University Film Showcase Event.

  • Year 10 film student won the Organisers Choice Award at the 2018 Focus on Ability Film Awards.

  • Year 12 Film students showcased their culminating Film works for Cinematica 10, as part of the Triptych 2018 Showcase.


  • Year 10 students participated in a Suzuki Method Theatre Intensive Workshop.
  • Year 11 students participated in a Ritual Theatre Intensive Workshop.

  • Two students complete the Open Source Residency at Backbone Youth Arts, produce a production of Declan Greene’s ‘Moth’ which performs at Eumundi and the How Soon Is Now Festival.

  • One student selected to perform in the Little Seed Theatre Company's stage adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

  • Three Students travelled to Thailand for orphanage village volunteering opportunities and to donate much needed resources for schools in need.

  • One student selected to perform in Beenleigh Theatre Company's production of The Lord of the Flies.

  • One student selected to perform in Shake & Stir Theatre Company's contemporary rendition of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Johnny Balbuziente, at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.

  • Year 12 Theatre ensemble's Butoh performance of Kokoro.

  • Year 12 Muse Theatre Festival – 8 individual theatre ensemble groups performing self-directed, self-written theatre performances.

  • Year 11 theatre ensemble performance Epic Cabaret.

  • Year 11 individual student received runner-up in the Brisbane Performance Arts Challenge.

  • Year 11 Student received Queensland Theatre's Young Playwrights Award for her play The Bleachers.

  • One student selected to participate in the Queensland Youth Shake Fest State. Finals at the Judith Wright Centre.

  • Year 11 Individual Student Theatre Performances East Meets West.

  • Year 10 Theatre Performances Living Libraries.

  • Year 10 Theatre ensemble performance Inkheart.

  • Year 11 students participated in Absurd theatre intensive workshops.

  • Year 10 studio class - weekly work with Margi Brown-Ash, Lucas Stibbard and Jason Klarwein.

  • Year 11 students participated in Linklator voice workshop with Dr. Rob Pensalfini.

  • Year 11 students participated in Clowning workshop with Clint Bolster.

  • Various student participation in Qld Theatre Youth Ensemble.

  • Various student participation in LaBoite’s Young Actor’s Company.

  • Various student participation in Backbone Youth Ensemble.


  • Year 11 Contemporary Dance Ensemble Performance working in collaboration with Brisbane-based choreographer Liesel Zink, The Weight of All This.

  • Inaugural Year 12 Dance Showcase - Propel.

  • Year 10 and Year 11 Dance students participated in the Youth Dance work In the Blink of an Eye, choreographed by Melissa Lanham with 90 dancers across the Sunshine Coast.

  • Year 10 and Year 11 Dance Showcase Momentum – a triple bill performance.

Visual Arts

  • Year 11 and 12 Visual Arts students participated in a whole day of Visual Arts with Practising Artists in QACI's Visual Arts Big Day In and exhibition.

  • 2 week QACI Artist in Residence Program with practising artist Sophie Munns.

  • Seed Language Exhibition with Artist in Residence Sophie Munns.

  • Year 10 Mark Making Visual Arts Exhibition Beyond the Brush.

  • Year 11 Deconstructed Fashion Show and Visual Arts Exhibition Deconstruct.

  • Inaugural Staff Visual Arts Exhibition of Creative Endeavour in Gallery 61 Avocation.

  • QACI Film Educator and Practising Artist Exhibition in Gallery 61 John Carozza Blue Lobster.

  • Year 10 Visual Arts Exhibition in Gallery 61 Printmaking our identity.

  • Year 12 Visual Arts exhibition for Triptych 2018 exIBit.

  • Four students exhibited their IB Diploma artworks at the Brisbane Institute of Art (BIA) Windsor for the Regional Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Arts.

  • Four students selected for the state exhibition Creative Generation Excellence awards in Visual Arts displaying their works at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in 2019.

  • Year 10 Visual Arts Excursions to QUT Gardens Point Gallery, The Cube, William Robinson Gallery and GOMA.

  • Year 11 Visual Arts Excursions to QUT Gardens Point Gallery and GOMA.

English / Mathematics / Science

  • Year 10 Science Intensive Day Science is a Creative Industry with education professionals and industry specialists from QUT and University of Queensland.

  • Ten QACI students working in collaboration with Queensland Academies SMT and QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) providing students with innovative ways to bring creativity into science.

  • Two Year 11 students representing QACI appointed as the University of Queensland's Science Ambassadors.

  • Two Year 12 students work collaboratively with Science Professors at QUT Gardens Point Laboratory.

  • Two Year 11 students participated in the Future Careers in Science presentation by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki at the World Science Festival in Brisbane.

  • Three students in Year 12 complete their Extended Essay under the guidance and supervision of QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI).

  • Five students awarded first place in QUT's Myriad High – Ideation and Innovation event invested in promoting women in the IT and Technology industry.

  • Four students participated in the Brisbane City Council Student Environmental Leadership Network Lunch with a CEO Event.

  • Year 11 students attended Lunch with the Scientists at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) QUT – National Science Week.

  • Cafe Scientifique – National Science Week.

  • National CSIRO Stem in Schools event with Year 10 Science Students as part of National Science Week.

  • Two students selected in the Brisbane City Council's Student Environmental Leadership Network (SELN) – working on projects to keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable.

  • Two students nominated in the Green Heart Schools Student Environmental Leadership Network's Cleaner Suburbs Clean Schools Award.

  • Two students selected to attend Girl Shaped Flame STEM networking event with twelve successful female scientists actively pursuing various fields of science and research.

  • SLAM Poetry collaboration with QACI and Kelvin Grove State College students.

  • Whole-of-school Slam Poetry Open Mic as part of the QACI Creative Writing Club.

  • QACI Boost Program for Year 12 students working with QACI Alumni for the provision of individual support in their Group 1 subject selection.

  • Year 12 Language and Literature students explored the role of the media through workshop with expert journalist.

  • Participation in the Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival held on the Gold Coast.

  • Year 10 students participate in English Creative Writing workshop with renowned Author and Publisher Isobelle Carmody.


  • Three Students participated in the Education Queensland's Switzerland / Germany – Queensland International Student exchange program.

  • Hosted Swiss international student as part of the Education Queensland's Switzerland / Germany – Queensland International Student exchange program.

  • Five students participated in the Modern Languages Teachers Association of Queensland (MLTAQ) Speech Contest Gold Coast with 3 places received.

  • Year 11 student received division winner in the Italian Queensland Language Centre Championships.

  • Year 11 French Language Acquisition student participation in the French Film Festival.

  • Two Students attended The Confucius Institute QUT Chinese Language and Culture Camp for three nights of Mandarin Language Immersion.

  • One student attended the Education Queensland Shanghai International Sisters Cities Youth Camp in Shanghai with 140 other students from across the globe.


  • Sponsorship of the Inspired Learner Award Aspire Awards Ceremony.

  • 2012 QACI Alumni, Briana Goodchild and Mateuse Pingol on their involvement and successful launch of BrainBuzz.

  • 2017 QACI IB Visual Arts graduates Sunday Jemmott and Jenny Cheon exhibition at GOMA as part of the Education Queensland's Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Arts.

  • Engagement opportunities for alumni to lead workshops for incoming enrolments; Q and A sessions with subject classes; mentorship; one-to-one tutoring; and promotional activities.

  • QACI Alumni hosted workshops for Year 10 students in Adobe Photoshop.

  • Andrew Stevenson, 2015 Alumnus received QACI Alumni of the Year award.

  • Alumni Tutor program - Investing for Success.

Last reviewed 25 February 2019
Last updated 25 February 2019