Edition 154 - Friday 23rd July 2021

Da Vinci Decathlon 2021

"The Decathlon is designed to celebrate the academic gifts of Australian youth by providing a stimulating and challenging competition run in the spirit of an Olympic Decathlon."

A month ago, our school participated in the annual Da Vinci Decathlon which is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and legacy.

Usually, this competition is held at Knox, but this year, it was hosted online over Zoom to follow the COVID restrictions in place. Our girls took part in this competition from the comfort of the school library and despite all the sudden Zoom glitches, puzzling questions about Leonardo Da Vinci and crazy Vibe session, everyone performed with admirable teamwork and excellence. Congratulations and thank you to the girls for their outstanding work!

Our school's results were as follows:-

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
10th Overall 14th Overall 14th Overall 12th Overall 7th in English
4th in Code Breaking 5th in Art and Poetry 9th in Art and Poetry 3rd in Code Breaking 10th in Science
5th in Science 9th in Ideation 10th in Engineering 4th in Science 15th in Mathematics
6th in Legacy 9th in Code Breaking 10th in Ideation 6th in Art and Poetry  
14th in Ideation 12th in English 13th in Code Breaking 14th in Ideation  
14th in English 15th in Engineering      

Thu Bui