Northern NSW da Vinci Decathlon


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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.

What is da Vinci Decathlon?

Knox Da Vinci Decathlon logo 2014 1 1024x1024Developed by Knox Grammar School and now held in regional venues across Australia, students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: Mathematics; English; Science; Code Breaking; Engineering Challenge; Ideation; Creative Producer; Art and Poetry; Cartography; Legacy.

Macquarie University has joined the Decathlon team as the first university partner. Macquarie University, Knox Grammar and inter-state chapter school academics will be developing tasks.


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 event. The School 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 $tba per team of eight members.  This will cover morning tea and lunch for students and staff, trophies, participation certificates, and administration costs.



For more information contact Ms Donella Tutt on [email protected] or (02) 6776 5819.

Information & Contacts

The Armidale School ( Memorial Hall)
87 Douglas Street
Armidale NSW 2350
T 6776 5800

Dates and Times for 2024

Wednesday 3 April 8.30am – 3.15pm (Years 7 & 8)
Thursday 4 April 8.30am – 3.15pm (Years 5 & 6)
Friday 5 April 8.30am – 3.15pm ( Years 9 & 10)

*Registration from 8.15am


Year 7 and 8 – Wednesday 3 April 
Years 5 and 6 – Thursday 4 April
Years 9 and 10 – Friday 5 April
The Armidale School, Memorial Hall, Armidale


8:15AM (Registration) for an 8.30am START

Entry Fee

$350 per team (includes GST) (morning tea and lunch will be provided for all participants in each team plus one accompanying staff member per team)


Please email registration using the form located on the left menu. Registration closes on  Friday 15 March.


Visit where you will find further information about the competition.


Trophies will be awarded to the winning team in each year group division. Certificates for first in each discipline will be awarded to winning teams. All students will receive a participation certificate.


Please contact Donella Tutt [email protected] or phone on 0400 198 020


Any schools requiring accommodation please contact Donella Tutt [email protected] or phone on 0400 198 020



15 March

Registration closes

22 March

Competitor’s names sent to TAS

22 March

Payment due

3, 4, 5 April

Competition dates