Location Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
Website http://www.qaci.eq.edu.au
Email [email protected]
Phone + 61 (0)7 3552 9333
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“Our school offers a clever, creative and global learning environment in partnership with a committed staff and community stakeholders. Together we pursue world class learning, academic achievement, citizenship and community service in an inclusive environment that celebrates individual and collaborative success.

QACI’s culture aligns with the aim of International Baccalaureate Learner Profile to:

Develop internationally minds people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

Students strive and thrive at QACI within a learning culture that leads learners to:

  • Accept Challenge
  • Embrace Opportunity
  • Fly in -V- Formation

This culture builds on the foundations of engagement and participation in school life and positive education to develop well rounded, compassionate global citizens. QACI’s focus on academic success for every student promotes high expectations of its entire learning community.

Through the integrated nature of the IB Diploma Programme our students can explore their potential as creative and critical thinkers through a range of subjects. With access to the full suite of courses in the IB Group 6 students pursue their passion for learning and explore ways of working through engagement in Dance, Design, Film, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.  With opportunities to develop relationships with tertiary partners and industry professionals, QACI students are well positioned as strategists of their life-long learning endeavours.

Groups 1 to 5 subject offerings include:

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

  • English: Literature HL/SL
  • English: Language and Literature HL/SL


Group 2: Language Acquisition

  • Language ab initio: French, Mandarin, Spanish
  • Language B: French, Mandarin, Spanish HL/SL
  • Non-mainstream Language B HL/SL

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

  • Business Management HL/SL
  • Psychology HL/SL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL

Group 4: Sciences

  • Environment Systems and Societies SL
  • Biology HL/SL
  • Chemistry HL/SL
  • Physics HL/SL
  • Design and Technology HL/SL

Group 5: Mathematics

  • Mathematics HL/SL
  • Mathematical Studies SL

Group 6: The Arts

  • Dance HL
  • Design Technology HL/SL
  • Film HL
  • Music HL/SL
  • Theatre HL
  • Visual Arts HL

Our campus is rich with facilities and resources that complement research-based approaches to teaching and learning. As an Apple Distinguished School, QACI meets the criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence and actively demonstrates a consistent vision of exemplary digital learning environments. As a member school of Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) QACI supports the PERMA Model (Seligman) and offers students inclusive positive education and personal enrichment opportunities that build healthy and collaborative relationships and provide a balance to the academic rigour of the IB Diploma. Ours is a community connected with common aspirations underpinned by our Pillars of Passion: Pride, Positivity, Persistence, Prepared, and Principled.

QACI is supported by an active P&C and School Council whose aims align to support our strategic direction to nurture high achieving students in a world class learning environment for the aspirational creative generation.

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Diploma Programme (DP)

Unlike other Queensland schools, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is the ONLY curriculum offered to students at QACI. Students commence at QACI at the beginning of Year 10 for an immersion IB preparation program. The actual IB Program studied in Years 11 and 12 has the strengths of the traditional curriculum, but with three important additional features including the Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS). Students of the IB Diploma Program must study a subject from each of one of the six academic areas. Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature – English: Literature; English: Language and Literature Group 2 – Language Acquisition – French, Spanish, or Mandarin Ab Initio Group 3 – Individuals and Societies - Business & Management or Environmental Systems & Societies Group 4 – Experimental Sciences – Biology, Chemistry or Design Technology Group 5 – Mathematics Group 6 – The Arts – Film, Music, Visual Arts or Theatre

Career Programme (CP)

QACI is an authorized CP school