Welcome to Tournament of Minds - Victoria


Welcome to the Victorian TOM Page

Information about the Tournament of Minds program is emailed to all Victorian schools each year. If you would like to receive this directly, please email us at [email protected]; or if you would like a more detailed information pack please email through your contact details and we will mail one out to you.

Tournament Dates for 2019
Regional Tournaments will run on the weekends of 17/18 and 24/25 August 2019:
  • Metro Northern Region (La Trobe Uni, Bundoora) - Sat 24th & Sun 25th August
  • Central Victoria Region (La Trobe Uni, Bendigo) - Sat 17th August
  • Goulburn Valley Region (La Trobe Uni, Shepparton) - Sat 17th August
  • Other regions are yet to be confirmed by our university host sponsors.
The Victorian Branch Final will be held at La Trobe University on Sunday 8th September 2019.

The TOM International Final will be held in Hobart on Saturday 26th October 2019.


2018 Tournament Results

Regional, Victorian Final and the International Tournaments are now complete, with the results below:

Regional Final Results 2018

Victorian Final Results 2018

TOM International Final 2018

The Victorian Teams performed extremely well at the first TOM International Final held at Charles Darwin University, Darwin on Saturday 13th October.

We had eight brilliant teams representing Victoria:

St Paul’s Anglican Grammar Team 2 - Primary Language Literature
Trinity Lutheran College, Mildura Team 1 - Primary Social Sciences
Girton Grammar SChool Team 7 - Primary STEM
Huntingtower School Team 1 - Primary The Arts
St Kevin's College Team 3 - Secondary Language Literature  HONOURS
Girton Grammar School Team 6 - Secondary Social Sciences  FIRST PLACE
Girton Grammar School Team 8 - Secondary STEM  HONOURS 
The Knox School Team 1 - Secondary The Arts  HONOURS

Challenge Disciplines

A new era begins. Introducing the four long-term Challenge disciplines for 2018 we have the new The Arts Challenge together with the STEM super-Challenge to complement the popular Language Literature and Social Sciences. Teams select one Long Term Challenge from the disciplines below. They then work collaboratively, without outside assistance, to prepare their solution. This solution is performed to a panel of judges and an audience, at Regional Tournament Day.

Language Literature - this Challenge asks students to investigate and apply common literary devices and language techniques. This may involve existing or original texts, where texts may be written, spoken or multimodal, and in print or digital forms. 

Social Sciences - this Challenge asks students to explore social issues and aspect of human society. This may include posing moral and ethical questions in a variety of contexts.

STEM - the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles provides an integrated approach for students to deepen their conceptual understanding, and use their creative and critical thinking skills to solve the challenges within an authentic context. There may be additional materials required to create a physical model to help demonstrate the Challenge solution. 

The Arts - this Challenge asks students to research aspects of visual and performing arts and will require students to apply performing arts skills in their solutions. This may involve existing or original works of art, theatre, dance, music and song.


More information

The Victorian Office is always there to assist and support you to implement the TOM program at your school. We endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours. The best method of contact is by email, as our office is not always attended during business hours. Our contact details are:

Facebook Group: TOM Facilitators 2018  (for registered school facilitators only)
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