Borobi visits QAHS!

On Thursday 25 August QAHS hosted Borobi, the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CG) Mascot. Borobi joined our students in the creation of a Human Botswana Flag with approximately 250 Queensland Academy community members involved in the project.

The GC2018 Gold Coast Schools Connect aims to engage and connect with schools on the Gold Coast ensuring school communities are informed, excited, enthusiastic and involved in GC2018. The program includes the opportunity to connect local schools with a Commonwealth Games Association and a school in a Commonwealth nation or territory. This includes opportunities for the schools to participate in key GC2018 programs and milestone celebrations. For more information see the website

The Queensland Academies – Health Sciences Campus is proud to connect with Botswana.

The Commonwealth Schools Connect CAS group initiated the  event which supports the IB World school requirement of service in the community. The group organised a free dress day for the event, where students wore ‘Botswana Flag’ colours in preparation for the arrival of Borobi. Students donated a gold coin which benefited the ‘The Australian Rhino Ark project’. The CAS group, in conjunction with Mr Brad Cooper, QAHS groundsman, organised a Botswana Flag in the green heart, using additional colour and spirit to welcome our CG Mascot. Thank you to Saul Beatty, the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Games Connect CAS group for his initiative.

This event was a perfect opportunity to promote the Commonwealth Games in our community and ensure we are prepared for the volunteering opportunities that will arise in the next 12 months with both the Botswana Connect Program and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Borobi montage

Alita Blackmur
HOD Student Services (Acting)