La Trobe University is proud to support Tournament of Minds Victoria Inc. as Learning Partner.
Welcome to the Victorian TOM Home Page for 2017
The Regional Tournaments for 2017 are run in seven regions across Victoria, as follows:
Please remember to register your school by the end of term two!
The Victorian Branch Final 2017 will be held at La Trobe University, Bundoora on Sunday 10 September 2017.
Schools will receive our 2017 Program Brochure in the mail by the 7th March. Please contact us if you didn't receive one and we will post one out.
Professional Development Program
For new school coordinators and team facilitators, we run many 'Intro to TOM ' workshops throughout the state in terms 1, 2 and 3. For experienced TOM facilitators we are running special 'Making the Most out of TOM ' workshops just for you. Early in term three we run 'Unpacking the Challenges' workshop to assist team faciltators. To see our full program of workshop or to register,please click here .
Student Incursion Program
Based on the TOM principles of creative thinking and cooperative learning, TOM is offering six Student Incursion modules that can be run at your school to assist you and your students. Incursions can be booked for terms 1, 2 & 4, and for term 3 only for schools not participating in this year’s program. Incursions can be booked as a one-off session or in any combination of sessions. Dates are limited, so book early.Download modules and how to book details here.
TOM provides other resources to assist you running the TOM Program at your school. This includes USBs or CDs containing past Challenges, an Introductory TOM DVD and the Resources for Team Facilitators handbook. These can be ordered through the Victorian Resource Order form .
The Victorian Office is always willing 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:
Mobile: 0435 326 465
Facebook Group: TOM Facilitators 2017(for registered school facilitators only)
Victorian State Final Tournament Results
Well done to all teams participating in the Victorian State Final. You all can be so proud to have made it through to that stage.
|Challenge & Division||First Place||Honours||Honours|
|Engineering Mathematics - Primary Division||Girton Grammar - Team 2||Holy Rosary School, Kensington - Team 1||St Leonard's College - Team 2|
|Engineering Mathematics - Secondary Division||Marymede Catholic College - Team 1||McKinnon Secondary College - Team 2||The Knox School - Team 2|
|Language Literature - Primary Division||Fyans Park Primary School - Team 1||Eltham East Primary School - Team 2||Haileybury, Edrington - Team 1|
|Language Literature - Secondary Division||Girton Grammar School - Team 5||Loreto College - Team 2||The Knox School - Team 1|
|Science Technology - Primary Division||St Leonard's College - Team 1||Finley Public School - Team 1||Quarry Hill Primary School - Team 1|
|Science Technology - Secondary Division||Dandenong High School - Team 1||Eltham High School - Team 1||Newhaven College - Team 5|
|Social Sciences - Primary Division||Yarraville West Primary School - Team 2||Camp Hill Primary School - Team 3||Deniliquin North Public School - Team 2|
|Social Sciences - Secondary Division||The Knox School - Team 3||Deniliquin High School - Team 1||Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School - Team 2|
All 2016 Regional Tournaments are now completed. Well done to all teams!! If you are looking for the teams that have earned first place or honours, please click here.
Australasian Pacific Final
The APF16 was held on the Gold Coast at Griffith University on Saturday 15 October. The Victorian teams did themselves, their schools and their State proud indeed. Teams representing Victoria were:
- St Leonard's CollegeTeam 1 - Primary Science Technology
- Girton Grammar Team 2 - Primary Engineering Mathematics - HONOURS
- Yarraville West Primary SchoolTeam 2 - Primary Language Literature
- Fyans Park Primary SchoolTeam 1 - Primary Social Sciences
- Dandenong High SchoolTeam 1 - Secondary Science Technology
- Marymede Catholic CollegeTeam 1 - Secondary Engineering Mathematics - FIRST PLACE
- Girton GrammarTeam 5 - Secondary Language Literature
- The Knox School Team 3 - Secondary Social Sciences - HONOURS