QAHS Science is Golden!
Term 4 2015 again sees Queensland Academies Health Sciences campus students awarded a range of prizes for endeavours in the Sciences at local, state and national levels. One of the springboards to student successes is recognition at the Griffith University Gold Coast Science Competition where the number of student awards again contributed to QAHS taking out the Best Overall Senior School, now for the eighth year. Other 2015 science awards include prizes at the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Titration Competition, the Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland (STAQ) competition, various Science Olympiads, with Year 11 student Amy Zhou (pictured right) selected for the National Chemistry Olympiad. Earlier in the year our Year 10 students entered the ASI Big Science Quiz with 45% obtaining a credit or better and Year 11 students sat the ICAS Science Test with 54% obtaining a Merit or better. Students who study Chemistry across all year levels took the RACI Quiz and 38 High Distinctions were awarded to our students.
Once again we had an impressive number of CSIRO CREST Bronze and Silver Awards. Of particular significance are the nine Gold CREST Awards presented to Year 12 students, contributing to the enviable position that QAHS has reached with around a third of the total number of national Gold Awards since the inception of CREST in 1995, going to students at QAHS in the last seven years. It is wonderful to see our Gold CREST awardees’ Extended Essay work recognised at this level.
Congratulations to our students on their Gold CSIRO CREST Award.
Mrs Jane Sleeman