Welcome to Tournament of Minds - Western Australia


What's on in 2018
Term 1Facilitator Workshops - 'What is TOM'
Term 2Team Development Workshops -
Term 3Challenges sent out
Student Workshops and Judges Training
Regional Tournaments - 25th August (Perth Metro) and 26th August (Country regions)
Branch Final Tournament - 9th September
Term 4TOM International Final - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 12/13th October

Workshops for 2018

Register via: https://www.tom.edu.au/Workshop/Workshops

Term One

What is TOM?  Facilitators only

When: Tuesday 13 February  at 4pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus - Building 18 Room 106

An introduction to TOM delving into the new long term challenges and the spontaneous.

Term Two

Simply Spontaneous  Teams and facilitators. 

When: Wednesday 18 April at 4pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus - Building 18 Room 106

The score for Spontaneous makes up 1/3 of the total score so it is essential that teams are provided with a range of thinking skills.  Scoring criteria includes assessing teams for how they go about generating a multiplicity of creative responses to the stimulus; how well they work together as a team; how they organise their response.  This workshop helps facilitators and teams to develop a range of group work and creative thinking skills  they can apply to all the different types of Spontaneous Challenges they may need to solve on Tournament of Day.

Term Three

Cracking the Challenge.  Facilitators and Teams

When: Saturday 21 July at 1pm

Duration: 3 hours

Venue: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus - Building 18 Room 106

Investigating the disciplines from which teams must choose their Six Week challenge – STEM,  Language Literature or Social Sciences.  What is different about these disciplines and what could be expected?  Come and have a go at some of the challenges.

This workshop will assist teams to demystify challenges.  Its primary purpose it to assist teams to read through the challenges critically evaluate their own skills and those required to solve the Challenge and select effective Presentation Skills.  Please note this workshop will not address individual challenges! 

We have found that coming to a workshop with other schools have been beneficial for the students to help learn from each other.

Tailored workshops for individual schools can be organised. Please contact us via: https://tom.edu.au/Contact

A DAY WITH TOM - Regional workshops will also be offered for Bunbury, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton.

Please contact us via: https://tom.edu.au/Contact

WA Team shines at the APF!

The WA Committee were super impressed with the whole team who represented WA and congratulate

all the participants who competed at the International Final.



Our Lady of Grace Primary School for Science Technology

Esperance Senior High School for Language Literature

Sacred Heart College (Secondary) for Science Technology


St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls (Primary) for Engineering Mathematics

Sacred Heart College (Secondary) for Engineering Mathematics

Georgiana Malloy Anglican School (Secondary) for Social Science

We would like to acknowledge the hard work that all the teams (their facilitators and parents) have put in to prepare for the 2017 tournament. The journey isn't always easy but we hope you have enjoyed yourselves.

'I would like to thank you for all you hard work. The TOM competition day runs very smoothly. From a school's participation perspective - timetables run smoothly and on time. Rooms are ready. Registration is easy.
From a judge's perspective - same same. As well as yummy food, on time and rooms and equipment sorted and ready for use.
The TOM committee do an awesome job and I can only imagine the enormous effort and strategic planning that has taken place, for months prior to the event.

Congratulations on a very well organised and seamless day.'

We congratulate the following teams who will compete in the



Saturday, 28th October - Adelaide

State Finals Results


Language Literature Whitford Catholic Primary School
Engineering Mathematics St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
Social Science Our Lady of Grace Primary School
Science Technology Our Lady of Grace Primary School


Language Literature Esperance Senior HIgh School
Engineering MathematicsSacred Heart College
Social Science Georgiana Molloy Anglican School
Science Technology Sacred Heart College

Join our WA committee

We are always looking for judges, TOM officials and venue guides for our branch tournament. We are also looking for help behind the scenes to prepare for the WA tournament.

We would love to hear from you. To register your interest, please click here to contact us via email.

Latest News

AVAILABLE ON THE PORTAL (for registered school): Branch Resources:
2017 Resource Order Form: Information of all Merchandise, Past Challenge options and Facilitator Handbook.
Download and send to the WA Director.
2017 Sample Letters:
You can use this sample to inform parents and students (please amend as you like).

TOM Media Permission Form: It is imperative that the facilitator has all participating students' guardians sign and return. Facilitators to send through as a school file to TOM WA media.

Tournament Resources

(Paid registrations only)

2017 Instruction Manual: Important!!!
Curriculum Information
2017 Training Challenges:

Training Challenges to help facilitators work with their teams. All areas have two training challenges available.

Engineering Mathematics
Language Literature
Science Technology
Social Sciences

TOM WA Alumni

Do you know anyone who has been a TOM team member over the last 20 years?
TOM WA is setting up an alumni group. So let us know.