QAHS welcomes the DET Director General

Pictured above (L-R): Mr Gavin Bryce (QACI Principal), Ms Kath Kayrooz (QASMT Principal), Mrs Jane Sleeman (QAHS Principal), Dr Jim Watterston (DET Director General).

QAHS was the host campus this year for the Queensland Academies Staff Network day, where staff from all three QA campuses come together for a series of professional development experiences.  This year we were fortunate to have the Director General of the Department of Education and Training, Dr Jim Watterston, on site to meet with staff and to open our conference day with his keynote that set the stage for a constructive day of learning and sharing of strategies that see the Queensland Academies as the top performing schools in the state.

On the same day we also hosted students and staff from Mudgeeraba Creek State School, for their final day of an exciting Maths challenge program facilitated by QAHS teacher Mr Gary Fox each Friday morning for six weeks.  The MCSS students, who expressed their appreciation for the great experience they have had at QAHS, were especially thrilled to meet the Director General, who presented students with certificates.

DG with MCSS students

Staff pictured (L-R): Ms Lyn Barrett (MCSS Teacher), Ms Megan Hayes (MCSS STEM Teacher), Dr Jim Watterston (DET DG),  Mr Gary Fox (QAHS Mathematics Teacher), Mrs Vanessa Rebgetz (QAHS Deputy Principal).

Mrs Jane Sleeman
Principal, Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus

Better Education announces Queensland Academies as Top 3 Schools in the State

Better Education Rank 2017 Updated


We are proud to announce that the Better Education OP*/IBD School Ranking for 2016 has placed Queensland Academies as the top three schools in the state. It is testament to the students, staff and families that Queensland Academies continues to achieve the top results and we are pleased that this recognition of the work we all do to support and challenge students.


Congratulations to our 2016 graduates and teachers on achieving this astounding result. For the full table of results, please visit: *As the Queensland Academies community knows, our students graduate with an IBD score, which Better Education has converted to an OP equivalent. 

Success at NASA for Queensland Academies Partnership School, Corinda State High School

Corinda State High School runners-up at NASA International Space Settlement Design Competition

Queensland Academies would like to congratulate one of our Queensland Academies Partnership Schools, Corinda State High School, and their students Jakub Blahout, Jaiden Jack, Connor Roberts and Dhruv Singh for being awarded the Runners-Up Award at the annual NASA International Space Settlement Design Competition.

These four students were invited to join the Australian team in competing with students from all over the world at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in America. Over the four-day competition, they designed a terraforming space settlement for the planet Mars with direction from NASA and Boeing Engineers as well as other leading space companies — a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

(Pictured above at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre)

Outstanding senior STEM student — Amy Zhou

Outstanding senior STEM student — Amy Zhou

Very excited to congratulate one of our Queensland Academies Health Sciences campus students, Amy Zhou, who was a recent recipient of the 2016 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education — Outstanding Senior STEM Student Award.

Amy was one of only nine Australian students chosen to go to India for the 10th Asian Science Camp. While at this camp, Amy made an appearance on ABC Gold Coast Radio where she advocated and encouraged girls to study STEM subjects in secondary school. Listen to her interview here.

 (Pictured above receiving her Peter Doherty Award from Minister Leeanne Enoch on 12 August.)

Lithography workshop presented by artist Claudia Husband

The emerging artist Claudia Husband visited the QACI Art Shack on level five on the 27th and 28th of October to demonstrate a certain medium in printmaking called lithography. Claudia took us through quite a method, which was approached with simplistic materials such as alfoil, butter, cola, water, quinoa oil etc. Using lithography, Claudia taught us certain techniques that we could apply that allowed everyone to explore with self-expressionism. Signing off with a quote from my good friend Miles ‘This was a new experience which has given us more options for future artworks that could also be successful for our final exhibitions’.

Emilee Nicholas – Year 11 Visual Art Student, Creative Industries Campus