“Authentic Grit" is the passionate pursuit of hard goals that awes and inspires others to become better people, flourish emotionally, take positive risks and live their best lives (Miller, 2019).
Duckworth (2017) suggested that a number of the strengths that underpin grit, such as optimism and impulse control, are inherited, however many of the traits and behaviours of authentic grit can be learned. For example, goal-setting is a learnable science, as is self-regulation, developing a growth mindset and building positive relationships.
It is suggested to cultivate gritty behaviour, is to build positive relationships with others (Miller, 2019). People with authentic grit foster teamwork and camaraderie, they flourish in their relationships and lift other people up. One strategy to build positive relationships and boost our personal sense of accomplishment at QAHS is to celebrate our achievements and those achievements of others (Quaid & Kern, 2019).
During Week 1 at QAHS we celebrated the accomplishments of our students via the Honours Board. At our first whole school assembly, we acknowledged students who have achieved academic excellence across their subject areas.
To qualify for the QAHS Honours Board in each semester, students in Year 10 require a minimum 5 A grades and no less than C in their six subject areas. Students in Year 11 and 12 require a minimum IB progressive score of 34 in their HL and SL subjects including TOK. Additionally, students must achieve nothing less than a 3 in HL subjects, nothing less than a 4 in SL subjects and nothing less than a C in TOK (TOK contributes 1 point for a C grade, 2 points for a B grade and 3 points for a C grade).
We congratulate the many students who appear on the QAHS Honours Board for Semester 2, 2022 for their outstanding achievements.
Year 10 Semester 2, 2022
|Enoch Adewumi||Olivia Ashley||Rebecca Bennett||Genevieve Chakuthip||Joey Cliffe|
|Amy Clinton||Timofey Craig||Cecilia Gao||Sarah Gerber||Shantina Guo|
|Josie Hamilton ||Yarlini Indrajit||Lily Kim||Daniel Kotcharian||Damien Lee|
|Elizabeth Lee||Leon Li||Katie Neumannova||Krishna Patil||Clara Sheridan|
|Grace Shin||Shivani Singh||Camilla Smatova||Yumi Ujiie Yeoh|
Year 11 Semester 2, 2022
|Tamilla Akimova||Jessica Ash|
|Mathilda Bester||Nitika Bethi|
|Gauri Bhandari||Devansh Bhatt||Anmol Bhushan||Simran Bhuta||Vikram Bisen|
|Alexander Brown||Samuel Brown||Alice Cai||Hugo Chan||Joshua Choi|
|Shanya Chotmanee||Kailey Cooke||Giselle Courtney||Ariel Ding||Bridget Ebbstein|
|Flynn Edwards||Sourena Eslami||Zahra Forbutt||Jeremiah Gan||Ananya Garg|
|Rhea Garg||Jayvir Gill||Ankit Gowda||Katya Gratchev||Eleanor Hardman|
|Regina Hoare||Julia Hobelt||Samantha Howe|
|Benjamin Huang||Jade Humphrey||Vienna Ibrahim||Anastasia Iliadis||Coco Iritani|
|Saya Iritani||Ruby Jay||Adonia Joseph||Kiko Kagiyama ||Anenya Kale|
|Seongju Kang||Sameer Khawaja||Aria Moon||Ashley Kuzmanov||Issac Kwak|
|Soonju Kwon||Eden Lee||Song Qi Loh||Fifi Lovell||Andrew McMath|
|Rishita Mehra||Joshua Milmoe||Kartik Nayak||Nitara Nirthanan||Sahrish Nouryan|
|Samir Palekar||Alexander Perju||Hannah Provenzano||Victoria Qin||Mani Randhawa|
|Devam Raval||Fergus Rebgetz||Emi Reed||Alisa Robertson||Mateo Sakugawa|
|Leyla Suljic||Yonah Tal-Myer||Michael Jin Teng||Masashi Tetsuo||Georgia Thomson|
|Charlie Tidmarsh||Chloe Tranter||Saskia Uccellini||Vincent Xian||Julie Yoon|
|Hong Kai Zhang|| || || || |