From the Principal
National Science Week celebrations have continued throughout the month of August for students at QAHS. Engaging in various events to celebrate Science in our local Gold Coast and wider South-East Queensland communities, the importance of communicating the research methodologies QAHS students immerse themselves in as part of their Extended Essay and Internal Assessment in Biology, Chemistry and Physics is clear. Communicating science enriches the understanding of audience members and enthuses them with the significance of the research. One such event, the 4th annual Café Scientifique event at QUT, hosted by students from Queensland Academies, saw Year 11 student Daniel Farquhar present his science research into the water quality of various Gold Coast river systems to an esteemed panel of scientists. Sharing research as part of a community and gathering ideas to further that research takes the work of our young scientists to a broader platform of learning, one that has the power to influence the body of knowledge in science.
Congratulations to Daniel, and to Patricia Madronio, who ably hosted the Café Scientifique event, and to all the young scientists in the QAHS learning community who have engaged in the learning of National Science Week.
Mrs Vanessa Rebgetz