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:
6th in Cartography
13th in Code Breaking
75 teams competed in the Year 7 competition
1st in Art & Poetry
5th in Creative Producers
78 teams competed in the Year 8 competition
13th in English
72 teams competed in the Year 9 competition
5th in English
73 teams competed in the Year 10 competition
4th in English
11th in Code Breaking
14th in Cartography
14th in Creative Producers
43 teams competed in the Year 11 competition