Mid North Coast da Vinci Decathlon
What is the da Vinci Decathlon?
Inspired by one of the world's greatest thinkers, Leonardo da Vinci, the Decathlon is an inter-school academic gala day designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of students. Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines including engineering, mathematics, code breaking, art and poetry, science and English.
The da Vinci Decathlon was created by Knox Grammar School in 2005, and as the popularity of the event has grown, Regional da Vinci Decathlon events are now run annually across Australia.
SCAS Regional da Vinci Decathlon
St Columba Anglican School was proud to offer the inaugural Regional da Vinci Decathlon for schools in the Mid North Coast region in July 2015, following their appointment as a Chapter School by Knox Grammar. This event will now be run annually and provide highly capable students across our region with the opportunity to be enriched and challenged across a range of academic disciplines. You can find out more about the various disciplines here.
What will the Decathlon involve for my school?
The Decathlon is held over three days with teams competing in year level groups in a Year 5 & 6 event, a Year 7 & 8 event and a Year 9, 10 & 11 event. Schools will organise teams of eight students for the desired day(s). These teams can be from a single year level or a combined team. For example, on the Year 5/6 day you could send a team of eight Year 5 students and a team of eight Year 6 students, or you could send a team of students made up of both Year 5 and 6 students.
A staff member will need to attend from each school and will be asked to assist with the marking of each discipline.
Cost is $200 per team of eight members. This will cover morning tea and a light lunch for students and staff, award medals, participation certificates, and administration costs. For more information, view our Frequently Asked Questions.
Mid North Coast Regional da Vinci Decathlon 2017
The 2017 Mid North Coast da Vinci Decathlon was held on the following dates:
Tuesday 2nd May - Years 7 & 8
Wednesday 3rd May - Years 9, 10 & 11
Thursday 4th May - Years 5 & 6