Health Sciences Campus 2017 successes
Queensland Academies were created by Education Queensland as an innovative, alternative educational program for highly capable high school students. We are a selective State High School for Years 10-12.
- The Queensland Academies offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme which is an internationally recognised pre-university level qualification. It allows graduating students to study at Australian tertiary institutes as well as overseas universities.
- QAHS was the winning school in the Gold Coast Science Competition Senior School division for the tenth year running.
Student results included: 4 x 1st Place, 4 x 2nd Place, 3 x 3rd Place and 2 x Highly Commended.
- A number of students were judged award winners across a range of categories for their scientific and mathematical investigations work in the Science Teachers’ Association Queensland (STAQ) Science Competition with students awarded 1st Place in three of the available five categories. Students also received two 2nd Place and one 3rd Place awards.
- All Chemistry students took the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute (RACI) Chemistry Quiz resulting in 15 High Distinctions, 11 Distinctions and 13 Credits.
- Eight students were accepted into the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) and attended the annual NYSF camp.
- QAHS won the regional level of the Engineering Super Challenge sponsored by the University of Newcastle with the highest combined score in Queensland and placed 2nd in the state finals.
- A number of medals were won by students involved in Science Olympiads for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
- Two students were awarded Gold medals and six students awarded Bronze in the Education Perfect Science Championships.
- Success in the Language Perfect French (1-50 students category) saw students presented with Elite, Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.
- Griffith University Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland (MLTAQ) French ab initio/B results for QAHS: 2 x 1st Places, 1 x 2nd Place and 1 x 3rd Place.
- Alliance Française Song and Poetry Competition results for QAHS: 2nd Prize, Prix francophone.
- Students participated in the Griffith University Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland Chinese Speaking Competition with students awarded 1 x 1st Place, 2 x 2nd Place, 2 x 3rd Place and 1 x Highly Commended.
- Students participated in the Queensland University of Technology Mandarin Speaking Competition with 1 x 1st Place, 1 x 2nd Place, 1 x 3rd Place and 3 x Merit Awards.
- All students sat the ICAS English Test achieving well above the national mean in every facet of the testing components with results including 3 High Distinctions, 18 Distinctions, 68 Credits and 27 Merit Awards.
- All students sat the Australian Mathematics Competition with 78% of students obtaining a proficiency level or better with 59 students obtaining a High Distinction or Distinction.
- Year 11 and 12 Business Management Students participated in the University of NSW Australian School of Business Economics and Business Studies Competition with results including 5 High Distinctions, 12 Distinctions and 26 Credits.
- QAHS was awarded 1st Place in the Griffith University Law Students’ Association High Schools Mooting Championship.
- QAHS was awarded 1st Place in the Gold Coast Debating Competition final and awarded “Most Successful School” for the highest average points across all teams in the competition.
- A number of students were successful in AMEB, eisteddfods, auditions and other performance events. A student was selected as a runner-up for the Gold Coast Airport Artistic Development Grant 2017.
- A number of students were selected for regional and state sporting teams achieving medals at state level in athletics.
Creativity, Activity, Service (IB CAS)
- Students were engaged in a broad range of rich co-curricular programs including: The Kokoda Youth Challenge in Papua New Guinea, QUT Future Leaders, Interact, Model United Nations, Mooting, Duke of Edinburgh, National Constitutional Convention, United Nations Youth Forum, Gold Coast Junior Council, Homeless Connect.