Welcome to Tournament of Minds - Victoria

An Australian educational program challenging the world to develop problem solving skills

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.

Regional Results 2019

Victorian Branch Final 2019

The Victorian Branch Final was held at La Trobe University on Sunday 8th September 2019. All teams did a remarkable job on the day. The results are here.

The first placed teams, above, are invited to the TOM International on Saturday 26th October 2019 to be held at the University of Tasmania, Hobart. Congratulations!

TOM International Final 2019

The TOM International Final was held at the University of Tasmania on Saturday 26 October. The following teams - winners at the Victorian Finals - outstandingly represented Victoria:

Primary Language Literature - St Paul's Anglican Grammar School - FIRST PLACE
Primary Social Sciences - Yarraville West Primary School - HONOURS
Primary STEM - St Paul's Anglican Grammar School - FIRST PLACE
Primary The Arts - Huntingtower School - HONOURS
Secondary Language Literate - St Kevin's College
Secondary Social Sciences - The Knox School
Secondary STEM - Westbourne Grammar
Secondary The Arts - Girton Grammar - HONOURS

Challenge Disciplines

The four long-term Challenge disciplines for 2019 will remain the same as last year. 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 Challengeasks 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 2019 (for registered school facilitators only)
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