2024 Interschool Queensland Junior Years 5-6 da Vinci Academic Decathlon | Full Event Wrap & Photo Gallery

On Tuesday, a group of eight Year 5 and eight Year 6 Canterbury students attended the Junior da Vinci Academic Decathlon at Saint Joseph’s Nudgee College, organised by our Lumina Program Coordinator Mr Jonathon Wheatley for our high-performing students.

Our Year 7s are attending today (Wednesday), while our Years 8-11 students are competing on Thursday, led by Senior School Teacher Mr Andrew Paltridge.

Canterbury’s Year 5 team placed third in the English section (please see photo attached), while the Year 6s competed valiantly – but did not secure a top three place.

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.

This makes the event a very challenging part of the Junior School’s Lumina Program each year.

And now we wish Mr Paltridge’s Senior School teams of eight all the best for the rest of this week against the other attending schools.