Year 10 QAHS student competes in the National Archery Competition
The sport of Archery requires skill, patience, precision and a love of the great outdoors. Year 10 student, Charlee Cowey possesses all of these traits, and is a master of the bow and arrow! Last week, Charlee competed in the National Archery competition in the Nambucca State Forest, NSW. Charlee spent eleven hours walking through the forest over the two-day event. She braved the elements (and an abundance of leeches) to shoot at the targets with pin-point accuracy. Charlee hasn't shot at a competition since 2019 and has been working hard to practice her craft at home.
Charlee finished 2nd place in her ages category – what an exception achievement!
Charlee shoots with a Longbow, which is a wooden bow (known to the other archers as a 'stick'). Most of the other competitors use a compound bow with sights or a recurve bow. According to our sources, Charlee shoots like Robin Hood and doesn't need sights, stabilisers or binoculars. The targets are all rubber and include rubber animals, such as crocodiles.
Congratulation Charlee on your achievements in Archery.
2022 Pan Pacific Master Games – Congrats Mr Rui Bernardino
The Pan Pacific Masters Games wrapped up on the Gold Coast last week, after a 3-year hiatus. Our amazing QAHS staff member, Mr Rui Bernardino competed in the Division 1 Soccer event for team NSW Supernova. The team competed against teams from all around Australia and the Pacific in the Masters tournament. Mr B was a defensive powerhouse at fullback, defending the right side of the pitch with class and passion. NSW Supernova finished 3rd in the competition, an outstanding result! Mr B received the news early this week that he has received the call up to play again in the 2023 Pan Pacific Games event.
Congratulations to Mr B and the team! We appreciate your contributions to the QAHS community, including your dedication to the Kokoda Challenge program each year.
QAHS represented at the recent SWELL Sculpture Festival in Currumbin
The SWELL Sculpture festival is a wonderful community event, with the beautiful Currumbin Beach as the backdrop. We were invited by the very talented Dr Kathy Mackey (Chair of the QAHS School Council) to assist with her unique and vibrant project. The project was called 'Let's Organise Your Leisure', which included a floating display that was constructed by a diverse range of community members. Members of the QAHS Surf Life Saving Program (Mathilda, Fergus, Mr Finlay and I) had the pleasure of assisting a Water Safety during the display.
Dr Mackey explained that project showcased the intersection between leisure, sport and art. The actual artefacts of leisure that were used as sometimes not thought of as art objects, but we are used to seeing these objects (yoga mats and pool noodles) in the context of sport and leisure. The participatory project including a floating art display in the Currumbin Alley, with swimmers of all ages interacting within the artwork itself.
Congratulations to all concerned and thank you to Dr Mackey for the opportunity to connect with the community! For video of this event please click here.
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