Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus Review
Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus (QAHS) is one of Queensland Academies co-educational selective entry independent state schools for Years 10 to 12. QAHS aims is to bridge high school and tertiary study allowing students with an interest in fields related to Health Sciences to develop their skills through an innovative educational program. Students at QAHS study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), a highly respected internationally recognised pre-university qualification that prepares students not only for university but life beyond the classroom. Subjects outside of the core curriculum are dedicated to Health Sciences and include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus Philosophy and Values
Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus Mission:
“We are dedicated to empowering Queensland’s brightest students in a collaborative, high expectation and supportive educational environment to realise their potential through a world class curriculum, with outstanding educators and excellent facilities.” (Source Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus)
Queensland Academies Mission Statement:
“We are dedicated to empowering Queensland’s brightest students in a collaborative, supportive educational environment to realise their potential through a world class curriculum and facilities.” (Source: Queensland Academies)
International Baccalaureate® Mission Statement:
“The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.” (Source: International Baccalaureate®)
Facilities at Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus
Located in Southport, QAHS’s state-of-the-art facilities include university-standard science laboratories, lecture theatre, flexible learning areas, refectory, Information Service Centre(ISC)/Library, and sporting facilities. The campus is wireless and operates the ICT platform, which enables student’s 24/7 access to lesson content and specialised interactive tools giving them the ability to control their learning. QAHS students also have access to the Griffith University Library with tutorials provided to assist student with their research skills.
Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus Co-Curricula Activities and Other Programs
The aim of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is “to enable students to become globally engaged and develop their thinking, communication, self-management, teamwork and research skills.” (Source: Queensland Academies) The accelerated academic subjects and the format in which IBDP curriculum is delivered better prepares students for university study.
Part of the IBDP philosophy is the holistic education of individuals by fostering compassionate and active global citizens. To support this philosophy, Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) is mandatory part of the IB Diploma. By participating in CAS activities, students have opportunities to work cooperatively with others and gain self-awareness. Programs available include art, theatre, dance, music, debating and mooting as well as community focused activities and various individual and team sports. Through the CAS program, students gain a Certificate II in Active Volunteering giving them access to Gap year Volunteering projects.
To assists student with the academically challenging curriculum, QAHS has implemented the Mentor Learning Community. Each student is assigned a mentor to ensure they achieve their potential by developing a range of strategies to support their learning. Through QAHS’s partnership with Griffith University students are able to gain credit for approved IB courses that can be applied to the Griffith Health Foundation Year courses.
Enrolment at Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus
Being a selective entry school, QAHS’s admissions process is a personalised service that ensures students are prepared for the rewarding challenges that lie ahead. Students applying to QAHS are required to submit an application form, sit an entrance exam, and take part in an interview. An information pack detailing the admissions process is available and applications can be submitted online via the Queensland Academies website.
QAHS offers a number of scholarships for students entering Year 10. Scholarships are valid for three years and cover 100% of the annual International Baccalaureate fee as well as the student resource scheme, providing the student upholds the terms of the scholarship. To learn more about QAHS and tour the campus you can join the Open Day in July. Members of the Admissions team will be there to guide future students through the admission process.
Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus at a Glance
- Address: 102 Edmund Rice Drive, Southport, QLD Australia 4215
- Phone: 07 5510 1100
- Enrolment capacity: 711 students in Years 10, 11 and 12
- Years 10 – 12
- Open Day: July
- Health Sciences subjects:
- Students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)
- Flexible curriculum allowing accelerated studies
- INSTEP Coach Programme
- Range of entry processes offered to IB graduates at Universities including: full scholarships, second year entry credit for IB subjects studied and automatic entry
- Technology-rich facilities
- Language programs: French, Mandarin, Spanish and German
- Certificate III Laboratory Techniques qualification available for Year 10 students
- Certificate III Active Volunteering
- Mentor program
- Homestay program
- Co-curricular activities:
- School-based creativity, action and service (CAS) activities
- Community focused activities
- Individual and team sports
Why Choose Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus
Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus boasts an impressive academic record. QAHS student have access to cutting edge technologies, exceptional teaching staff and a broad range of enrichment activities that allow graduates to pursue careers in the health sciences, research, science and academia. Teachers and support stuff work closely with students to ensure they thrive as members of the school community. The IB curriculum along with QAHS’s unique partnership with Griffith University Queensland has resulted in all graduating students gaining a tertiary offer. The recognition of IBDP at Universities both in Australia and overseas gives graduates the opportunity to study at some the world’s most prestigious universities.
Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus is located at 102 Edmund Rice Drive, Southport. For further information about QAHS, please visit www.qahs.eq.edu.au or call 07 5510 1100.
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