Our prestigious 2022 Academy Awards celebration event was held on Wednesday 12 October, at the Southport Church of Christ and livestreamed to our community. The event celebrated our students' extraordinary achievements and showcased their breadth of talent.
Research suggests celebrating achievements increases our confidence, inspires others, helps us develop a success mindset and boosts positive emotion (Seligman, 2011). Our QAHS community certainly celebrated our world-class school status with many inspirational achievements.
We are so grateful to have the opportunity to share the celebration both in person and via livestream with our QA community. The link to our full 2022 Academy Awards ceremony will be shared with our community shortly.
Our Year 10 and 11 students were awarded Global Learner awards in Academic Excellence, in Grit and in Community service. These three very different, yet equally valued awards, highlight our commitment to valuing both personal and academic excellence, grit in the pursuit of success and positive contribution to our QAHS community. This year the largest number of academic awards were presented to our Year 12 students, representing the pinnacle of their academic achievement throughout their IB journey. Congratulations to all students who were formally recognised at this special event for their remarkable accomplishments.
A list of all awards recipients and performers can be found here.
We would particularly like to congratulate our 2022 Academy Optimus, or 'School's best student', Charli Horchner.
Our 'Academy Optimus' is awarded to our top student, calculated on all fullest and latest examination results and coursework at the end of Term 3. Our 2022 QAHS Dux and Proxime Accessit (runner up to the Dux) will be announced in January after the release of the final IB results (and re-marking of examinations).
We thank our community for celebrating the many accomplishments of our students this year.