The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic team competition set around competing in ten events that require collaboration, problem solving and higher-order thinking. Year 6, 7 and 8 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 team meets once a week after school to prepare for the event. The training program runs for approximately ten weeks prior to the event. Students are expected to complete 30 mins to 1 hour of homework per week as part of the preparation. Attendance at the training sessions is compulsory.
The da Vinci Decathlon is an all-day event on a school day that has, in the past, been scheduled at the end of Term 1 of each year.
Students on the Middle School Enrichment Register are invited to participate.
In 2021, the Year 7 team placed third overall.