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.  


Pedal Prix

Flagstaff Hill R-7 School has been involved in Pedal Prix since 2001, with the major emphases being on participation, teamwork and co-operation. Parents who have been involved in past years agree that the weekend in Murray Bridge is an excellent community activity.

Teams have a designated pit area as well as an area for camping. Teams are responsible for their own catering. Each Primary school team is allowed 20 riders.

For further information please visit the Flagstaff Hill R-7 School Pedal Prix blog at

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Student Voice

At Flagstaff Hill School students are involved in Student Voice from reception to year 7 either through class meetings or as part of an executive council.

Students in the Middle School Unit will nominate for the position and consequently meet at regular intervals. They will visit classes from Reception - Year 6 to collate issues and suggestions and run meetings if required.

These issues will then be shared at the Student Voice Meetings and can also be raised with other staff, senior staff and parents.

We believe being a good leader means being responsible in following our school values of Respect, Caring, Trust, Honesty and Friendship. It's also about being respectful to others' ideas and opinions. A good leader is confident, a good role model and willing to give up time to help the school be a better place. We believe student voice is about speaking up, sharing ideas and being involved in our school's decision making policies.

We are looking forward to having a successful, happy and fun year!


ICAS Competitions

At Flagstaff Hill R-7 School, our Years 3-7 students are given the opportunity to participate in competitions in a variety of subject areas. Year 2's can now participate in English, Maths and Science. Fees are payable for each test.

Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) UNSW Global, recognises and appreciates the forward planning that schools undertake to participate in ICAS each year. The official sitting dates and prices for 2017 are as follows:

ICAS SubjectICAS Sitting DatePrice (GST Inc)
Digital TechnologiesTuesday May 23 AUD $8.80
ScienceTuesday May 30 AUD $ 8.80
WritingMonday June 12 - Friday June 16 AUD $18.70
SpellingWednesday June 14 AUD $12.10
EnglishTuesday August 01 AUD $8.80
MathmaticsTuesday August 15 AUD $8.80

Information is sent home with students towards the end of Term 1.

Parent Information Letter 2017

Jane Waltham
Competition Co-ordinator


Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect student’s thoughts, ideas and aspirations. These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ‘Wakakirri Panel’ who are searching for ‘Story of the Year’.

A Wakakirri Story Dance is a 3-7 minute performance by a group of students who theatrically tell a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music. Schools can tell any story and use any combination of dance, acting, music, sets, props and costumes. The possibilities are endless! You’re invited to incorporate the annual signature item into your story for an extra challenge.

The aim of Wakakirri is to teach students about themselves and others through the creating and sharing of stories and by this process develop students’ educational outcomes, lifestyle choices and community awareness.

For more information, visit:

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Page last edited: February 22, 2017