On Thursday 18 May, St Leonard’s College hosted the Regional Finals of the da Vinci Decathlon competition, and our students performed outstandingly.
The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition design to challenge and stimulate the minds of gifted students. Teams of eight year 7 students work together to complete challenges across the 10 disciplines of art and poetry, cartography, philosophy, creative producers, science, mathematics, general knowledge, English, code breaking and engineering. The Decathlon aims to extend high-achieving students and celebrate their academic gifts by providing a challenging competition run in the spirit of an Olympic Decathlon.
St Leonard’s College entered two teams into the Regional Finals. Both teams performed brilliantly, placing first and second and earning places at the State Finals on Tuesday 30 May. This is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the hard work and preparation of these students and their teacher mentors. We wish both teams all the best of luck as they prepare for the next challenge of the State Finals!
The da Vinci Decathlon at St Leonard’s College is run as part of our Talent Development Program. Selected students participate in a range of extension activities, including internal subject-based enrichment programs and the opportunity to participate in regional, state, national and international competitions.