Welcome to Tournament of Minds - New Zealand

An educational program challenging the world to develop problem solving skills

Tournament of Minds 2024

School Registrations now open

Come along to one of tour 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
22 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 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

Tournament of Minds 2023

Well done to all teams who took part in the TOM National Tournament held at Victoria, University of Wellington on Saturday, 16 September

Congratulations to our first place, honours and merit recipients and to our recipients of the Spirit of TOM awards.

Spirit of TOM:
Lincoln Primary
Royal Oak Intermediate
Lincoln High School
Ngā Tawa Diocesan School
Whitby Collegiate
Diocesan School for Girls

Language Literature
Primary Winners - Ross Intermediate
Primary Honours - Kenakena School
Primary Merit - Diocesan School for Girls
Secondary Winners - Lincoln High School
Secondary Honours - Mission Heights Junior College
Social Sciences
Primary Winners - Whakarongo School (Yr 7/8)
Primary Honours - Whakarongo School (Yr 5/6)
Primary Merit - Mangawhai Beach School
Secondary Winners - Mission Heights Junior College
Secondary Honours - Ngā Tawa Diocesan School
Secondary Merit - Whitby Collegiate
Primary Winners - Royal Oak Intermediate
Primary Honours - Lincoln Primary School
Primary Merit - Mangawhai Beach School
Secondary Winners - Mission Heights Junior College
Secondary Honours - Palmerston North Girls' High School
Secondary Merit - Lincoln High School
The Arts
Primary Winners - Whanganui Intermediate School
Primary Honours - Royal Oak Primary School
Primary Merit - Auckland Normal Intermediate

Thank-you to our sponsors

Major sponsor:

Victoria University

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