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Success for SACS in Da Vinci Decathlon


Students from across the school competed in the NSW Da Vinci Decathlon earlier this month and achieved outstanding results with our Year 8 team taking out first place in the Art & Poetry discipline. 

The Da Vinci Decathlon 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. 

The competition is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the world’s greatest thinkers and scholars, who embraced learning with a lifelong passion and tackled problems with a determination to uncover the unknown. The Decathlon competition places a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity.

Five teams of students from SACS (one team for each year group up to Year 11) competed in the online Decathlon from the 4-6 May, achieving the following results:

Year 7:  

6th in Cartography 

13th in Code Breaking 

75 teams competed in the Year 7 competition 

Year 8: 

1st in Art & Poetry 

5th in Creative Producers 

 78 teams competed in the Year 8 competition 

Year 9: 

13th in English

72 teams competed in the Year 9 competition 

Year 10:

5th in English

73 teams competed in the Year 10 competition 

Year 11:

4th in English

11th in Code Breaking

14th in Cartography

14th in Creative Producers

43 teams competed in the Year 11 competition