Northern NSW da Vinci Decathlon 2017

Inspired by one of the world's greatest thinkers, Leonardo da Vinci, the Decathlon is an inter-school academic gala day designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of students.

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What is da Vinci Decathlon?

Developed by Knox Grammar School and now held in regional venues across Australia, students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: Mathematics and Chess; English; Science; Code Breaking; Engineering Challenge; Ideation; Creative Producer; Art and Poetry; Cartography; General Knowledge.

Macquarie University has joined the Decathlon team as the first university partner. Macquarie University, Knox Grammar and inter-state chapter school academics will be developing tasks.

What will the Decathlon involve for my school?

The Decathlon is held over three days with teams competing in year level groups in a Year 5 & 6 event, a Year 7 & 8 event and a Year 9 & 10 event. The School will organise teams of eight students for the desired day(s). These teams can be from a single year level or a combined team. For example, on the Year 5/6 day you could send a team of eight Year 5 students and a team of eight Year 6 students, or you could send a team of students made up of both Year 5 and 6 students.

A staff member will need to attend from each school and will be asked to assist with the marking of each discipline.

Cost is $220 per team of eight members.  This will cover morning tea and lunch for students and staff, trophies, participation certificates, and administration costs.

 

The 2017 Theme for the Regional da Vinci Decathlon is ‘Imagination’.  

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview for life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein. 

 

Champion Schools 2016

Year 5 Macquarie Anglican Grammar School, Year 6 Armidale City Public School,  Year 7 The Armidale School,
Year 8 Bishop Druitt College,Year 9 Bishop Druitt College, Year 10 The Armidale School.

Contact

For more information contact Ms Catherine Boydell on [email protected] or (02) 6776 5819.