Welcome to Tournament of Minds - ACT

Get Involved

Tournament of Minds begins at the Branch level. Schools from across the Capital Country region are invited to register with Tournament of Minds (TOM) ACT. Each school team will select their long-term challenge, develop a challenge solution independently and practise spontaneous problem-solving.

The ACT committee is always willing to assist and support you to implement the TOM program at your school. Any school, home school or community group may join our tournament. As we endeavour to respond to your request for information, we ask that you address your inquiry to one of the following regional or branch director via email.

View the 2017 Introduction to TOM brochure.

ACT Regional Winners

To view a Google Doc version of the ACT Regional Winners please access this link.

2017 Australasian Pacific Finals information

Thursday, 26th - Sunday, 28th October 2017.

Successful teams at our Territory Finals (Sunday, 17th October) will receive information about our upcoming Australasian Pacific Finals to be held in Adelaide. This package will include the following information that has been provided below, noting that further ammendments may be needed prior to its release to participating schools.

As such, this information only to be used as a guide until the final version is provided to schools on Sunday, 17th October (ACT tournament).

We also ask that you not directly contact the 2017 APF organising committee directly. A final version of this information will be provided to successful ACT teams at the closing ceremony to be held at Campbell High School on Sunday, 17th September. If you require any additional information before this time, we ask that you inform your team facilitator from your school for them to make contact with the ACT TOM committee.

Thursday, 26th October
ACT team to leave Canberra (QF0737, departure time: 6:00pm CBR)

Friday, 27th October
Opening Ceremony: Heritage Grandstand, Victoria Park (approx. start time 10am)
Organised activites and lunch for student participants (approx. start t
ime 11am to 1pm)

Saturday, 28th October
Teams arrive at venue to commence tournament day at approx. 7:30am.
Lunch provided to student participants at approx. 12pm.
Presentation of long-term performances due to commence at 1pm (parents/guardians are invited to view this presentation).
Dinner provided to student participants at approx. 5:30pm.
Closing ceremony is due to commence at 6:30pm.

Sunday, 29th October:
ACT team due to arrive back in Canberra (QF0708, departure time 18:15 ADL/ arrival time 20:20 CBR)

Attend Workshops

Based on the TOM principles of creative thinking and cooperative learning, TOM ACT has developed workshops that will support you to implement TOM at your school. Our workshops are revised each year to ensure that updated challenge information is made available to team facilitators.

Our online booking system is now available. To view an individual workshop, select the ACT Branch from the dropdown list and then click 'Search'.

Intro to TOM Workshop | TEACHERS

This workshop is designed for both new, and experienced, facilitators to understand what is required this year to enter Tournament of Minds.

Venue: Miles Franklin Primary School
Date: Thursday, 27th April 2017
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: $20.

To register for this workhop please click here.

Drama Workshop | STUDENTS

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for students participating in TOM this year to hone their dramatic skills to enhance their challenge solution.

Venue: Miles Franklin Primary School
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Cost: $50

To register for this workshop please click

Judges' Workshop | VOLUNTEERS

This workshop is designed both for new, and experienced, judges to unpack the 2017 regional challenge in preparation for judging each discipline.

Venue: Miles Franklin Primary School
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: Free

To register for this workshop please click

We also ask that you submit your preferred discipline via this

Join our ACT TOM Commitee

We are always looking for judges, TOM officials and venue guides for our branch tourament. We are also looking for help behind the scenes to prepare for our ACT regional and terriory finals.

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

click here to contact us via email.

The ANU is proud to support TOM ACT Inc. programme

Macquire Dictionary is proud to be a major supporter by providing educational resources used at the ACT Branch and APF tournaments

Tournament Dates

Engineering Mathematics and Language Literature Regional Final:
Saturday, 2nd September 2017

Science Technology and Social Sciences Regional Final:
Sunday, 3rd September 2017

ACT Territory Final:
Sunday, 17th September 2017

ACT Australasian Pacific Finals:
Thursday, 26th October -
Sunday, 28th October

Tournament Venue:
Campbell High School
Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT
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Registration Dates

ACT registrations close:
Friday, 21st July 2017

Challenges Released:

Monday, 24th July 2017

Team nominations close:
Monday, 31st July 2017

Access to the TOM ACT Intranet
(ACT TOM committee only).

Tournament of Minds | Australian Capital Territory