Timeline for 2020
- Registrations Are Open
- Facilitator Workshops - 'What is TOM'
- Team Development Workshops - Simply Spontaneous, Dramatically Different, Decoding Challenges
- Challenges sent out
- Student Workshops and Judges Training
- Regional Tournaments - Saturday 29th August (Perth Metro) and Sunday 30th August (Country regions)
- Branch Final Tournament - 13th September 2020
- TOM International Final - PERTH Australia 16/17th October 2020
TOM WA has been super impressed with the teams competing at all regional and branch finals.
The following teams represented WA in the International Final in Hobart, Australia - 25/26th October 2019.
- Our Lady of Grace Primary School
- Sacred Heart College - Honours
- Aubin Grove Primary School
- Georgiana Molloy Anglican School - Honours
- Scotch College (Junior School)
- John XXIII
- Our lady of Grace Primary School
- John Curtin College of the Arts
Workshops - 2019
You can search, then register for a workshop using the Workshops page.
What is TOM? (Facilitators only)
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus - Building 18 Room 101
FREE ~ Workshop for facilitators and interested people who would like to find out what Tournament of Minds is and how the competition runs. It will be an interactive workshop which will also explain the type of challenges and how they are scored, as well as give you some starting pointers on how to choose teams and start their ToM journey. We look forward to seeing you there :)
Simply Spontaneous (Teams and facilitators)
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus -
The score for Spontaneous makes up 1/3 of the total score so it is essential that teams are provided with a range of thinking skills. Scoring criteria includes assessing teams for how they go about generating a multiplicity of creative responses to the stimulus; how well they work together as a team; how they organise their response. This workshop helps facilitators and teams to develop a range of group work and creative thinking skills they can apply to all the different types of Spontaneous Challenges they may need to solve on Tournament of Day.
What is TOM?
Afternoon tea provided
A Day with ToM! (Teams and Facilitators)
This workshop will cover ToM is all about, how the spontaneous challenges works and how to help teams to decode the written challenges. This will be through practical activities that students and facilitators can participate in. Our goal is to assist teams to effectively read through the challenges, critically evaluate their own skills and those required to solve the challenges and select effective presentation skills.
Decoding the Challenge. (Facilitators and Teams)
Duration: 3 hours
Venue: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus
Investigating the disciplines from which teams must choose their Six Week challenge – STEM, Language Literature or Social Sciences. What is different about these disciplines and what could be expected? Come and have a go at some of the challenges.
This workshop will assist teams to demystify challenges. Its primary purpose it to assist teams to read through the challenges critically evaluate their own skills and those required to solve the Challenge and select effective Presentation Skills.
Please note this workshop will not address individual challenges!
We have found that coming to a workshop with other schools have been beneficial for the students to help learn from each other.
For individual schools can be organised. Please contact us to discuss the options.
We would like to acknowledge the hard work that all the teams (their facilitators and parents) have put in to prepare for the 2018 tournament. The journey isn't always easy but we hope you have enjoyed yourselves.
'I would like to thank you for all you hard work. The TOM competition day runs very smoothly. From a school's participation perspective - timetables run smoothly and on time. Rooms are ready. Registration is easy.
From a judge's perspective - same same. As well as yummy food, on time and rooms and equipment sorted and ready for use.
The TOM committee do an awesome job and I can only imagine the enormous effort and strategic planning that has taken place, for months prior to the event.
Congratulations on a very well organised and seamless day.'
The following partners proudly support Tournament of Minds WA Inc.
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This page is the official page of Tournament of Minds where you can find the latest information.
Please like, share and invite members of your school community to this page to help spread the work of TOM and to keep updated on what is happening with TOM throughout the year.
TOM WA Alumni
Do you know anyone who has been a TOM team member over the last 20 years? TOM WA is setting up an alumni group. So let us know.
Join our WA committee
We are always looking for judges, TOM officials and venue guides for our branch tournament. We are also looking for help behind the scenes to prepare for the WA tournament.
We would love to hear from you. To register your interest, please contact us via email.