St Patrick's College Strathfield

The da Vinci Decathlon


On 23 and 24 May teams from Years 5,7,8,9 and 10 took part in the da Vinci Decathlon at Knox Grammar School. The da Vinci Decathlon is a prestigious academic competition, named in honour of Leonardo da Vinci. It is a day in which students take part in completing very challenging tasks across a variety of disciplines. These include Mathematics, Ideation, Science, English, Cartography, Engineering, Code Breaking, General Knowledge and Art and Poetry.

Each team was comprised of eight students and they competed against teams from fifty other schools. The tasks required teams to adopt a very collaborative approach whilst at the same time drawing on the particular strengths of individual team members.

The Year 8 students were awarded third place in the engineering challenge and the Year 9 students third place in the general knowledge challenge.