Tournament of Minds
Tournament of Minds (TOMs) provides students with opportunities to develop diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively whilst solving a challenge in a competitive environment.
Students in year 6 and 7 are invited to audition for the team(s) by attending several sessions where they are given TOMS example problems to solve.
Six weeks before the Tournament Day, the TOMs team(s) select a long term problem to solve from the categories of Language Literature, Maths and Engineering, Applied Technology or Social Sciences.
The students are also required to solve a spontaneous challenge which is only revealed to them on performance day, held at Flinders University. This task requires the students to demonstrate their abilities as a team to work together, be creative and express original thinking.
Flagstaff Hill students have been successful competitors in the past and this year scored ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’ in nine of twelve scoring criteria for their long term challenge.