Creativity flourishes in a unique kind of social environment: one that is stable and secure enough to allow continuity of effort yet diverse and broad minded enough to nourish creative investigative thoughts. This is why we are a selective entry learning community engaged in the creative industries.
At QACI we Aspire to be Creative, Clever and Global.
Joining the QACI Flock means you choose to develop the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.
Our Pillars of Passion
- Pride / Professionalism
Our sense of teamwork and collaboration is captured in an analogy called The Sense of the Goose.
As a student at QACI you received EARNED AUTONOMY to make the most of your unique learning opportunities and environment. By demonstrating integrity and respect, you are given trust and responsibility.
We’ve developed a culture of honesty at QACI that most schools might be shocked by. We have never had locks on our lockers; our valuables are treated with respect. Our school is not marked with graffiti, and we use swipe cards for access around the building. We are expected to step up to be all we can be, and so we do. It is the privilege and culture of EARNED AUTONOMY that is quite unique to QACI. We enjoy a certain amount of freedom. Our EARNED AUTONOMY privileges allow us access to specialist facilities outside school hours, we have borrowing privileges at QUT library, there is off-campus access to the park and gymnasium. It is a privilege worked hard to obtain and one that continues to be worked hard to keep. By maintaining our integrity and respect we in turn are afforded trust and responsibility. That’s what Earned Autonomy is really all about.
Student Life and Wellbeing
Student wellbeing is a priority of all staff at the Academy.
We aim to provide the highest level of care to enable students to be supported in a healthy, safe and happy environment. Our Support Services for students and our Mentoring and Coaching for Success enable students to embrace their challenges, create their own path to success and be inspired by the success of others.
We have three Houses – each name represents a cultural or language group, thus reflecting our global perspective.
There is always friendly and sometimes fierce rivalry among the houses – and the colours are worn with pride for events such as the Aquafest sports day – a great way to really introduce the Houses to new Year 10s – and when the Cup (actually it’s a golden goose) is awarded for the year.