2024 Interschool Queensland da Vinci Academic Decathlon | Full Event Wrap & Photo Gallery – Great Results!

This week, Canterbury College sent three Senior School teams over to Saint Joseph’s Nudgee College, to compete in the 2024 Interschool Queensland da Vinci Decathlon.

I am incredibly proud to share some fantastic results that our teams achieved across the two Senior School competition days:

  • Our Year 7 team placed FIRST in the English paper.
  • Our Year 8/9 team placed FIRST in the Creative Producers performance.
  • Our Year 11 team placed THIRD in the Engineering category.

This major academic event involved students competing in teams of eight against 52 other school teams – making a total of 1,248 students participating across the three days!

The da Vinci Decathlon is a yearly academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students.

Students compete in teams of eight across ten disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics and Chess, Code Breaking, Art and Poetry, Science, English, Ideation, Creative Producers, Cartography and Legacy.

Each category not only demanded a deep subject knowledge, but also the ability to think critically and solve problems collaboratively.

Our teams have been practicing past papers since the beginning of Term 2 for two afternoons per week, demonstrating a huge amount of effort and teamwork.

These results follow our group of eight Year 5s and eight Year 6s who competed on Tuesday, with Canterbury’s Year 5 team placing third in the English section.

Students looking to get involved in similar activities in the future, should please contact their relevant Lumina Coordinator – our Canterbury program which supports high-performing students.

Senior School Lumina Coordinator: Mr Paltridge – 

Junior School Lumina Coordinator: Mr Wheatley – 


Mr Andrew Paltridge

Senior School Lumina Coordinator & Teacher

NB: The full 2024 Interschool Queensland da Vinci Academic Decathlon Week photo gallery can be found on our Facebook Page HERE.