Welcome to Tournament of Minds - New Zealand

Tournament of Minds 2023

It's time to start thinking about TOM 2023. Registrations are open now with payment not required until Term 2 2023.
Returning schools use their log in from this year. New schools will need to request an Activation Code.

2023 Timeline
Term 1
Registrations (open from November 2022)
Intro to TOM Workshops online and face to face (free)
TOM in depth ($50 per participant)

Term 2
Team Development student workshops ($100 per school, unlimited participants)

Term 3
Team nominations open | Monday, 17 July
Team nominations close | Friday, 28 July
Student and judges workshops (free)
Regional Finals (Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch) | Saturday, 26 August
National Final (Wellington) | Saturday, 16 September

Term 4
TOM Internatinal Final (Melbourne) | 20/21 October

Workshops for Tournament 2023

'What is TOM?' online workshops

Wednesday, 16 November · 4:00 – 5:30pm

Saturday, 19 November · 10:00 – 11:30am

Wednesday, 23 November · 7:00 – 8:00pm

Wednesday, 8 February 2023 · 4:00 – 5:00pm

Saturday, 11 February · 10:00 – 11:00am


Register via the Workshops page on the TOM website




Tournament of Minds International Final 2022

Canberra, 14/15 October 2022

Congratulations to the four teams who took part in the TIF (TOM International Final). While we didn't win any awards, the teams acquitted themselves well and had a great time. Teams who attended the TIF were:

Whakarongo School

Royal Oak Intermedidate

Mangawhai Beach School

Mission Heights Junior College

Tournament of Minds 2022
Well done to all teams who took part in the TOM National Tournament held at Victoria, University of Wellington on Saturday, 17 September
Congratulations to our first place and honours recipients

Language Literature
Primary Winners - Waimauku School
Primary Honours - Whakarongo School

Social Sciences
Primary Winners - Mangawhai Beach School
Primary Honours - Whakarongo School
Secondary Winners - Mission Heights Junior College

STEM
Primary Winners - Royal Oak Intermediate
Primary Honours - Crofton Downs Primary School

The Arts
Primary Winners - Royal Oak Primary School
Primary Honours - Kapakapanui School


2022 TOM NZ Regional Tournaments results

AucklandPalmerston NorthWellington
Language Literature
Primary WinnersRoyal Oak PrimaryWhakarongo SchoolHataitai School
Primary HonoursRemuera PrimaryCarncot SchoolBoulcott School
Intermediate WinnersWaimauku SchoolPalmerston North Intermediate Normal SchoolParaparaumu Beach School
Intermediate HonoursAlbany Junior High School / Mission Heights Junior CollegeKapakapanui School
Secondary WinnersKristin SchoolQueen's High School (Dunedin)
Secondary HonoursPapatoetoe High School
Social Sciences
Primary WinnersCarncot SchoolCrofton Downs Primary School
Primary Honours
Intermediate WinnersMangawhai Beach SchoolWhakarongo School
Intermediate HonoursDiocesan SchoolPalmerston North Intermediate Normal School
Secondary WinnersMission Heights Junior College
Secondary HonoursKristin School
STEM
Primary WinnersRoyal Oak Primary SchoolCarncot SchoolCrofton Downs Primary School
Primary HonoursCornerstone Christian School
Intermediate WinnersRoyal Oak IntermediateCornerstone Christian School
Intermediate HonoursMangawhai Beach SchoolPalmerston North Intermediate Normal School
Secondary Winners
Secondary Honours
The Arts
Primary WinnersRoyal Oak Primary SchoolCornerstone Christian SchoolBoulcott School
Primary HonoursParaparaumu Beach School
Intermediate WinnersBucklands Beach IntermediateCornerstone Christian SchoolKapakapanui School
Intermediate HonoursSt Kentigern's Girls' SchoolHavelock North IntermediateSouthend School
Secondary WinnersQueen's High School (Dunedin)
Secondary Honours


Tournament Timeline | 2022

2022
Term 1Registrations open on the portal | Wednesday, 9th February
Workshops – on line & face to face | See below
Term 2Workshops – on line & face to face | TBASchool registration payment due | Thursday, 30th June
Term 3Team Nomination opens | Monday, 25th July
Team Nomination closes | Wednesday, 3rd August
Regional Finals | Saturday, 3rd September
Branch Final | Saturday, 17th September
Term 4International Final Canberra, ACT, Australia | 14th - 16th October


Workshops | 2022

Term 3
Student Workshops (two members per team):
Workshop dates/times and Google Meet links:
Friday, 12 August · 1:30 – 3:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/vpq-pima-nfe

Saturday, 13 August · 10:00 – 11:30am
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/mrp-ukgf-mbd

Tuesday, 16 August · 5:30 – 7:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/huo-fkos-uiu

There is no need to pre-register, the students can just join on the day.

Judges' Workshops:

Tuesday, 23 August · 7:30 – 8:30pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zex-fveo-efy

Saturday, 27 August · 1:00 – 2:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/oam-bgmq-gnw

If you are interested in finding out more, please email [email protected]

Thank-you to our sponsor

Major sponsor:

Victoria University

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