Welcome to Tournament of Minds - New Zealand

An educational program challenging the world to develop problem solving skills

NZ Announcement

For the 2024 Regional Language Literature Challenge teams will need to become familiar with three of the following texts. Specific details of the Challenge will be provided in the Challenge Pack when it is released.

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  • The Lorax by Dr Seuss
  • Wonder by R J Palacio
  • Uno's Garden by Graeme Base
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
  • The Porangi Boy by Shilo Kino (NB Facilitators should check this for suitability for their students, may not be suitable for some schools)
  • Spark Hunter by Sonia Wilson
  • Blueback by Tim Winton

Come along to one of our workshops in Term 2 2024 to find out how TOM will excite and develop your students' creativity and critical thinking skills. Register by clicking on the 'Workshops' tab at the top of this page (Remember to select NZ as your branch)


Term 1

School Registrations open

Term 2
Online Workshops: 'Implementing TOM in your school' - $50 per school (only for registered schools)
  • 4 May - 10.00am
  • 7 May - 7.30pm
  • 9 May - 4.00pm
  • 15 May - 7.30pm
Register on the TOM Portal under workshops
Team Development workshops for students - $100 per school:
  • Christchurch - Lincoln High School: Saturday, 8 June 1-4pm
  • Auckland - Diocesan School for Girls: Saturday, 15 June 1-4pm
  • Palmerston North - Whakarongo School: Tuesday, 18 June 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Wairarapa - Masterton Intermediate School: Thursday, 20 June 1-4pm
  • Wellington - South Wellington Intermediate School: Saturday, 22 June 1-4pm
Sponteous Workshops for Facilitators online
  • 11 June - 7pm
  • 13 June - 4pm
5 July - School registrations close. Last day for registration payments.

Term 3
19 July - Challenge Pack available on TOM Portal for registered and paid schools. To be distributed to teams on 21 July.
21 July - Team Nominations open on TOM Portal
2 August - Team Nominations close
31 August - Regional Tournaments:
  • Auckland - Diocesan School for Girls
  • Palmerston North - Whakarongo School
  • Wellington - Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus
  • Christchurch - Lincoln High School
21 September - New Zealand National Final - Victoria University of Wellington

Term 4
31 October - 3 November - Tournament of Minds International Final in Sydney

2023 Tournament of Minds International Final Results

Mission Heights Junior College - Honours Secondary Language Literature
Diocesan School for Girls - Honour Secondary Arts
Royal Oak Intermediate School - Honours Primary STEM
Whakarongo School
Ross Intermediate School
Mission Heights Junior College

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Victoria University

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