Wellbeing and Inclusion Framework
The Learning and Wellbeing Framework for all Queensland State Schools plays a vital role in supporting student wellbeing within the school context and highlights that schools can influence both learning and wellbeing.
Educators, parents, and children and young people themselves all have a role to play as part of a whole school approach to supporting the wellbeing and mental health of all Queensland state school students.
At QACI our Wellbeing and Inclusion framework is informed by the six domains of wellbeing as taken from Positive Psychology and known as PERMA-H.
Experiencing a broad range of positive emotions and developing skills and knowledge to anticipate, initiate, experience, prolong and build positive emotions.
Promoting complete immersion in enjoyable activities that meet your needs and capabilities in terms of challenge level and skills level.
Increasing social and emotional skills in order to create and promote strong and nourishing relationships with self and others.
Meaning and Purpose
Understanding, believing in, and serving something great than yourself and engaging in activities for the benefit of others.
Enabling individual growth through striving and achieving manageable outcomes.
Practicing sustainable habits for optimal physical and psychological health.
QACI Connect Program
These in turn inform the organisation of the QACI Connect program into Connect, Thrive, and Strive; House and Community events; Positive Education Days; and the Succeed program.
At QACI students are valued members of a Connect class, a Pod, a House, a Year Level and the whole school community. Throughout the year, students enjoy activities within each of these groups; enriching school life, creating connections and providing a counterbalance to their academic endeavours.
Students can also participate in our Succeed Programs which offer individual and small group wrap-around support for time and stress management, health, wellbeing, detailed academic support and more.
Students enrolled in Queensland State Schools come from a diverse social, cultural, geographic and family backgrounds, are of many identities, and of all abilities.
Inclusion is embedded in all aspects of school life and is supported by culture, school policies, education queensland policies and everyday practice at QACI.
School Enrichment Activities
QACI students participate in a variety of enrichment activities to enhance their education and wellbeing outside of the scope of formal curriculum activities.
Enrichment activities taking place at QACI.
|Blue Dragon' - Global Citizenship||Join in on workshops run by the Blue Drago Foundation given to students in schools around the world on issues like human trafficking, child labour, modern slavery, poverty, homelessness and environmental justice. Students will learn about real cases and assist the foundation. In doing so, they will be better global citizens.|
Designed as a class for creative writing, this will be a collaborative space where we can enjoy and learn more about the process: brainstorm ideas, hone our craft, become better storytellers and judicious editors of our own and others’ work. It will provide a place where we can share, enjoy and critique.
|Dollmaking||The Uthando Doll Project is an organisation that brings play into the lives of children in Kwa Zulu-Natal, where they use dolls as a medium for children’s expression and mental health in the context of AIDS and numerous orphaned children.|
|Gallery Directors||Be part of the QACI Gallery 61 management team and curate, hang, photograph, promote, lead public tours, devise and facilitate children’s activities for Gallery 61 exhibitions.|
|Indoor Sports||Indoor sports played at the QUT indoor courts. Students can play basketball, volleyball, soccer and run their own mini competitions.|
|Improvisation Skills||Students will learn and participate in a number of fun activities and games centered around the fundamentals of improvisation. Aimed towards people who aren’t as good at improv as they want to be, students will learn tons from the basics of improv, to storytelling, to group improvisation all culminating in a fun, frantic and hilarious improv tournament.|
|Knitting||Learn basics of knitting whilst having great conversation. Students can knit for various charities or create their own project.|
The Mural Projects Collective group will work as a creative team, researching the history of murals and a wide range of contemporary art practices that will give them the opportunity to collaborate on several vibrant and mixed media murals. Students will extend upon their current art knowledge as well as learn new approaches and techniques to construct murals across the QACI campus.
|Recording Studio Project||Explore the technical side to creating music. Students will use the Recording Studio on Level 6 with Mr C.|
|Sewing Sustainability||Learn how to sew. Upcycle, Recycle, Reuse materials no longer in use to create new, purposed items, such as: Bags, pencil case, tote bags etc. Hand and machine sewing in use.|
|STEM||Explore the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in this STEM enrichment where you create, design and carry out your own project.|
|Sustainable Communities||Contribute to the ongoing use and maintenance of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village Community Garden in Kundu Park, which involves communication with the local residents, hands on gardening in our 4 allocated raised garden beds (including soil preparation, planting, nuturing, weeding, harvesting and composting) as well as general maintenace of the Kundu Park public gardens.|
|Walking Club||Students will head on a walk around the lovely surrounds of the QUT campus and Victoria Park.|
|YouTube Yoga||A one hour yoga class - run virtually by Yoga Instructors. Students can be a range of levels from beginner to advanced. Students will learn the basics of Yoga and helpful body movement / stretches.|