Year 10 and 11 students engaged in a variety of sporting activities last Thursday for QA Sport Day #2. For some, this was the first time they were attempting the activity and we are so proud to see students stepping outside of their comfort zone to try a new, healthy activity with their peers. Students participated in activities such bouldering, ice skating, ultimate frisbee, touch football, yoga, breathwork/ meditation, tai chi, table tennis and a coastal nature walk through the Burleigh Head National Park. Special thanks to the Walk and Talk for Wellness group (part of the GCCC Active and Healthy program) who joined us for the nature walk.
Please join us in celebrating the success of our QAHS student athletes below.
Year 12 student takes out first place in the 3DAAA Indoor Archery Australian National Championships
We have a newly crowned national champion amongst our ranks at QAHS! Year 12 student Charlee Cowey has taken out first place in her category, with the event taking place in various locations around Australia. Charlee recently received the news, after participating in Nambour last month. Indoor Nationals mimics the Olympic style of archery, which is not what Charlee usually competes in (as a recurve archer). Charlee scored an overall winning total of 340.
Congratulations Charlee and we look forward to following your journey as an archer.
QA Lifesavers attend the GC Boost Mobile Pro surfing event thanks to Bond University
To cap off a successful Surf Lifesaving season for the QA Lifesavers, we attended the GC Boost Mobile Pro event at Snapper Rocks last Friday afternoon. Bond University invited the team along for a back-stage tour of the event. The students were able to view the broadcasting area (the event is streamed worldwide), competitor and judging areas. A WSL official provided us with some insight into jobs within the WSL professional sporting organisation. Bond University were involved in a variety of studies during the event, including sports science testing protocols and Bond's Water Based Research Unit (WBRU).
QA Lifesaver season 2022-2023 concludes with 1300 volunteer patrol hours for the year
A special mention to the QA Lifesaver CAS group, who have concluded another successful season. We thank our partner in Mermaid Beach AEME Surf Life Saving Club for their continual support.
Key achievements for season 2022/2023:
- 1300+ volunteer patrol hours from QA students and staff
- 21 students and staff become qualified surf life savers this season
- Students, staff and ALUMNI lead the new Mermaid Marvels inclusive nipper program (this stemmed from an Extended Essay project from a past student).
- QA students involved in surf boat rowing and surf rescue competitions this season
- QA students have used their qualifications for Uni scholarship opportunities and casual work
- QA students involved as water safety at various clubs and events throughout the season
Congratulations to all concerned and we thank you for keeping our beautiful GC beaches safe! We will be calling for new members to join the CAS group in August this year – stay tuned.
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Dion Obst and Callum Finlay