da Vinci Decathlon

St Peter’s Girls enjoys the distinction of hosting local schools in South Australia’s annual da Vinci Decathlon. The three-day event is an academic competition designed to stimulate the minds of young students across a variety of disciplines including art, poetry, mathematics and engineering.

The Decathlon began in 2005 as an exciting offshoot of the very successful da Vinci Program for gifted and talented students at Knox Grammar, Sydney. Named after one of the world’s greatest thinkers and scholars, the competition places a particular emphasis on higher-order thinking skills, problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.

Winning schools from the SA event involving teams from Years 5/6, 7 and 9, receive entry into the national competition, along with a squad from St Peter’s Girls.

In 2017, one of our Year 5/6 teams won the State event, and our Year 9 team went on to place third at the national event.

The Decathlon grows bigger and better each year, linking directly to our School’s mantra: “Challenge Your Thinking”.