Published on: 31 March 2016

Over the past week, four teams from Years 7 to 10 competed in the Western Australian da Vinci Decathlon held at Wesley College. Both the Year 7 and 10 teams won their competitions, a great achievement for all involved.

The annual competition is an academic inter-school gala run in the spirit of an Olympic decathlon. Each team combines its collective talents to work together in 10 varied disciplines. The intellectual events range from English and engineering through to cartography and general knowledge.

Director of the Centre for Excellence Matthew Kameron describes the event as a great day that allows the boys to develop their teamwork skills in a fun and competitive environment.

“The competition was a busy and energetic day – thanks to the experience and teamwork skills we’d learnt in previous competitions and of course the very enthusiastic teachers on the day, our team was able to win first place; so we’re all very satisfied,” said Year 10 team member Akio Ho.

The team members included:
Year 7: Isaac Ching, Orlando Phillips, Daniel Zhou, Harry Devison-Petch, Brady Vidler, Emil Ong, Nicholas Tan and Bill Warner.

Year 8: Declan Barrett, Joshua Fry, Josh Green, Djimon Jayasundera, Kartikeya Kaushal, Jason Lu, Ashley Porter and Adam Robbins.

Year 9: Jonathon Chew, Ben Davison-Petch, George Schulz, Marcus Handley, Robert Lee, Daniel Mah, Alexander Rippey and William Thomas.

Year 10: Matthew Hamdorf, Akio Ho, William Hu, Amitabh Jeganathan, Henry Pemberton, Albert Smith, Oliver Terry and Josh Hora.