da Vinci Decathlon
- da Vinci Decathlon Year 5/6 Results
- da Vinci Decathlon Year 7 Results
- da Vinci Decathlon Year 9 Results
Congratulations to our Year 12 students
• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally
The da Vinci Decathlon began in 2005 as an exciting offshoot of the very successful da Vinci Program for gifted and talented students at Knox Grammar, Sydney. 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.
The dates for 2017 are:
Years 5–6: Tuesday 30 May 2017
Year 7: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Year 9: Thursday 1 June 2017
The Decathlon is named after Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the world’s greatest thinkers and scholars. While his career spanned an enormous range of disciplines: art, architecture, poetry, academics, anatomy, hydrodynamics, mechanical and military engineering, mathematics and astronomy, he demonstrated a superior ability to perceive the interconnected nature of knowledge and embraced learning with a lifelong passion and determination to uncover the unknown.
Thus, the competition places a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity. Students working collaboratively in teams are highly stimulated by competing in tasks across ten disciplines.
Please contact Richard Lisle if you would like to learn more about the 2018 da Vinci Decathlon.
Deputy Principal / Head of Middle School
Phone: +61 (08) 8334 2261
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